Whitt's End: 9.16.11

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​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:

*Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down the left-field line and remember how damn good he is. From almost traded in spring training to the team's 2011 MVP. Right?

*In his career Tony Romo has thrown 2,106 passes. Of those, 63 have been caught by the wrong team, making his Interception percentage 3.0. When he drops back to pass, 3 percent of the time it winds up horribly bad for the Cowboys. How does 3 percent compare? Tom Brady (2.2), Peyton Manning (2.7), (John Elway 3.1), Brett Favre (4.2), Roger Staubach (3.7), Troy Aikman (3.0) and Danny White (4.5). Now if we could only equate a clutch/choke quotient.

*What's your most vivid -- I didn't say best, but rather most vivid -- memory of the Cowboys in Candlestick: "The Catch" in 1982 or "How 'Bout Them Cowboys" in 1993? I remember crying through Sunday-night church in '82, but since I was there in the mud and glory in '93 it's no contest.

*Big merger in the radio world. Cumulus being gobbled up by Citadel. Possible ramifications for Dallas stations? KSCS 96.3 may be shoved down the dial to i93, or the new conglomerate might decide to simulcast The Ticket on 93.3 FM to give it a better after-sundown signal south of downtown.

*I personally find it hard to believe that Mack Brown had zero knowledge of his long-time right-hand man -- Cleve Bryant -- allegedly sexually harassing Texas women. Brown is a "we'll cover it up" email away from real trouble.

*Can we now -- finally -- put the "heat" to bed? Forever. The Rangers are going to win their division playing in one of the hottest summers on record. Good baseball > High temperatures.

*Hot.

*Not.

*Kudos to Fox Sports Southwest and Rangers fans for raising $156,375 during Tuesday night's online auction to benefit the Shannon Stone Memorial Fund. Biggest-drawing item: 18-seat luxury suite at Cowboys Stadium for Oct. 2 Lions-Cowboys. Winning bid: $28,500.

*Why do people use toothpicks when there is an invention called floss? It might look more suave, but no way it's more effective.

*How impressive was LSU's defense Thursday night against Mississippi State? Fifteen tackles for losses. Wow.

*Speaking of college football, we'll have some clarification about all this conference clusterfuck Monday (hopefully) when Oklahoma's Board of Regents meets to discuss, perhaps decide a definitive direction on Big 12 affilliation. With Baylor blocking A&M to the SEC, this meeting may be the first domino.

*How good does this sound? Rangers potential ALDS tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 9. Obstructed view, standing-room and some reserve seats. Click on texasrangers.com, call 972-RANGERS or go in person at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington West box office.

*HOV cheaters, rejoice! As of October 3 getting caught riding solo in HOV lanes will result in only a $50 fine, down from $250. Reason? DART gets to keep all the fine money starting next month. So now it gets the full $50, when before it only kept $5 of the $250. My question, though, is this: Is DART running the HOV lanes to make money or ease traffic congestion? Because no doubt solo drivers will now even more brazenly clog up the lanes designated for high occupancy vehicles. More tickets. More revenue. But not fewer traffic jams.

*Dez Bryant doesn't wear thigh pads. And somehow we're supposed to be surprised when he gets a bruised thigh in a NFL game. Steroid testing. Concussion studies. Moving kickoffs for safety. Then the NFL up and allows players to play without pads. I don't get it.

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Storm_71
Storm_71

Thanks for posting the link Scott.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

@TCUWhiteTrashGREGGOI really wish I was welcomed at Frankies today..but the other hosts have made their thoughts know...being fired hurts..

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

saw teh greggo stuff this morning, boy this is a really bad bit or a really bad idea to throw your co workers under the bus like that

Indigopurple
Indigopurple

Saw that the Plainsman's comment with the link to his latest posting was taken down here twice. Whatever the deal is, I hope RW treats this latest episode in the ongoing saga that is the Hammer like he has the rest. That is, to report on it. Then again, depending on what's going on, maybe he'll have some sort of gag order to deal with? Maybe RW is beginning to understand the Hardline's  and other Ticket staffers' position on the GW a little better? Well, just hope it all turns out for the best on all parts.

Somethingsuphere
Somethingsuphere

You ARE moderating, RW! You just took down a post that outed you, "nothing new here."

nothing new here
nothing new here

right. these comments are so important they are moderated by the suits and the lawyers.and there are 'big doings' going down. get over yourselves, guys.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

well that is dumb, thisplace was always the spot for breaking radio news, hitting home now, so now someone moderates this place.  If whomever is deleting or moderating this place at least give a response as to why posts are getting deleted

http://myticketconfession.blog...

Indigopurple
Indigopurple

ScottsM... According to the Plainsman, it was taken down by someone on the Observer's end. RW, would be my guess. Get the feeling there might be big doings going down. And unlike the Greggo stuff with the Ticket and Richard Hunter and that car salesman guy, I'll betcha you he won't be able to blog about it. I'll bet it gets very lawyer-y up in here-a.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I dont get why the plainsman got taken down.  Wonder if that was self removed by him or moderated out

Sethdice
Sethdice

What's your most vivid -- I didn't say best, but rather most vivid -- memory of the Cowboys in Candlestick?My memory is sitting on my knees - in front of my TV in 1971 - watching Roger Staubach score two touchdowns in the final 2 minutes of the '71 NFL Championship Game - I was ten years old - and it brought tears to my eyes - first time I remember crying out of joy  - When I think about that day - I still cry - I was just so happy -

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Broken Ender:

SFBL update: bout near 12 days to go, top three separated by 3 points as of this morn. Merk, Mert, Meself. The last month has felt like it's lasted as long as Sloppy's dryspell.

Rangers=Good

Cooler weather= Opulence

Best segment on local radio is around 2pm on the littlest of 1310's when Bob calls in from parts unknown.

Worst/dumbest commentator of the week: RJ

Cowboys= Over...Rated! (who woulda thunk it?)

Where's this thing without The Face? Or Beltre? Or Ogando? Or Napoli? (John Daniels councils Ghandi)

Rain is good.

Midland still smells like dirt and oil..mostly oil and some dirt.

To quote a famous member of the fowl society in regard to the NBA: Wake me when the millionaires quit complaining about the billionaires and vice versa or somesuch.

Ain't it a Sloppy's mom that Tommy Hunter beats the Halos and Beavan is gonna beat the Redshoes. (it is)

The Baylor Basher has been Enfuego this month.

Everyone up in heara, cept for RW and slop, has stepped up there game..it's nice when the restaurant becomes a self serve place.

Eff Richie Shitt, slop's kinda cute sister..but not the fatty..that's his momma..The Angels, and Yanks..the Tigers and the Bosawx. Eff Scocia, and eff Arod..here's an eff to Agon too. Hope Weaver's arm falls off while he's fisting RJ whitt, and to all I sincerely wish a good night.

(dancebreak: It's gonna be a good night)

I hate west coast starts, but the house is alot quieter.

Best damn meatmarket in the great state of Tejas is located in Miles, TX. 55 day aged ribeyes...that's quality eating right there I tell ya.

Hope the Horns have are more fight than flight against the hedonistic Bruins mañana, but look forward to McCoy and Ash doing what they do..and Gilbert catching some splinters.

Didn't catch RW's failed 3rd rate borrow of Norm's pick of the pole this week...now if RW would just forget about the qb ranks, cowboy,cowboy..cowboys..maybe this thing would improve.

I'm gonna let y'all go, pleasure to see a bunch of sportyfans letting fly up in the Sporty. If only Chey Boy Do Likey served something other S.O.S. It wouldn't stink A's bad in here.

And that me amigos, is an Ender.

wait for it...

Wait..

wait just a bit longer..

POW!POW!POW!

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

Case is the real thing.Sports enthusiasm abounds for the Longhorns after the Jonah of Gilbert was demoted.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I love Case, Jaxon and #18..my Horn weenie is doing acrobatic maneuvers all over Parker County right now!

The Plainsman
The Plainsman

I love throbbing cock in my mouth. And in my ass.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Figured your meds woulda kicked in by now Sloppy gay, can't fight stupid inarticulates methinks. (chokeonadickdummy)

Everyone need to check that website out, that I don't know right now.

Rooster
Rooster

Mike Young - He's great in the DH position....just like the Rangers thought he would be.  His fielding has diminished, as it will with all aging players....just like the Rangers thought he would be.

Radio mergers - meh.

Good baseball > High temperatures - for years I was in the "heat" camp.  I'm glad I was wrong.

Big 12 conference realignment - meh.

Dez - Dez not being the sharpest tool in the shed isn't news to anyone.

Jr. Brown - Cause youre wanted by the police and my wife thinks youre dead.

NBA lockout - meh. 

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

The merger is only important if it means some better simulcasting/signal for the Ticket. Like maybe, just maybe being able to pick it up after sundown west of Bryant Irvin. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Quality Hen House, Rooster. Keep it up (you were wrong not to get behind Neffy though!)

Think on this
Think on this

RW, please announce this was your last bit of junk writing ever.  Please take some "time with your family."  Or break up the band for "creative differences."  Or focus on "loading up on Tarleton press box chicken dinners."  Whatever.  Just stop writing.

The Plainsman
The Plainsman

Your Plainsman and other Confessors have been speculating about (and urging) signal swap for awhile, especially since the Citadel deal was announced.  Latest article is here:  http://myticketconfession.blog.... Begging your pardon for pimping the site.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That's a good look at it sir, very interesting radio stuff.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Dude!  I've got The Longhorn Network!

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

@JSIB:disqus , not Grande.  I got the FIOS hookup today.  You and the pretty lady are invited over for the next game not on the majors.  Look me up on Facebook and I'll get you the address and stuff.

Hook 'em!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Damn you Dave, if you were WeatherfordDave..I'd bring the beera.  Must be a Grandecom subscriber, the inlaws live over that way and they have TLN too..and couldn't care less.

something new here
something new here

Weak turn out today. Maybe the frat boys are deciding to stay away from now on? That would be nice.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Just to clarify, the term is "fraternity boys".  We don't call it a "frat" because, well, how do you refer to your country?

And I can understand that you are bitter that you didn't get rushed and none of the cute girls like you.  Get over it.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

frat boy schtick is just, what the what? We're all above frat boy age brotha.

nothing new here
nothing new here

preciate the help, 'something new here' but not the same poster.fratboy refers to the level of humor around here, not the age of the commenters.i do understand it's so much easier to throw 'douchebag' around and make butt plug jokes.brotha.

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

Lame, your posts are as lame as old folks porn.  Your schtick falls flat and no one laughs with you , they laugh at you.  Now move along, go drink some cranberry vodkas and take it up the butt

Steves
Steves

I wonder if Richie believes what he writes.  Or if he's just really that clueless about the radio market.  Ticket to 93.3?  That station (i93) has a 2.8 in the ratings, and over a million listeners.  I find it hard to believe that Cumulus (and yes, it's Cumulus doing the buying of Citadel, not the other way around)(so add that to the list of Richie's lack of "facts" that should have been fact-checked) would drive those listeners away just to get the Ticket on a different FM signal.  And KSCS to 93.3?  THAT station is top 10 in the market, has a 3.5 in the ratings and 800K listeners. 

And just to give those numbers some perspective, KRLD-FM has a 1.8 and 329K listeners.  Since Richie tells us incessantly about how The Fan ain't going anywhere, I wonder if he really believes this drivel. 

Now the Ticket to 96.7, replacing the WBAP simulcas? I can totally see THAT happening.

Rommel76012
Rommel76012

Maybe im wrong but according to Wikipedia, Cumulus bought out Citadel not the other way around.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

So you're saying that RW didn't fact check?

RoosterKergoScruffy
RoosterKergoScruffy

*GASP*

Rommel76012
Rommel76012

I know we are all shocked that RW didnt fact check. I guess Armen/sybil/RW gay brit roommate was taking the day off

Storm_71
Storm_71

Edge of the Storm:If you don’t live on the edge you can’t see the view *MY 10 is a class act all around. MVP maybe as much as I hate to say it CJ might also have to throw into the mix.*Still not that sold on Tony Romo. Just looks like sometimes he just does not want to be there.*I don’t remember that game but I do recall Fred Dean from the Niners always kind of liked him.*Good news for the little Ticket maybe I can pick them up on my radio in my garage now. *I think it’s supposed to get hot again next week but not sure. Outstanding job on the “hot” this week RW.*When is enough enough for the Stone family. Very sorry for there lose and my heart goes out to them but come on.*I like to use the plastic toothpick thing with the little strip of floss at the end (que opulence music).*I think we should still all tap the break on the Rangers winning this thing it’s not over yet.*If I was a coach I think I would may it mandatory for all players to wear thigh pads. I mean what’s the big deal.*I never heard of JR Brown but it sounded ok I guess. I still take this guy over him any day.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoUnKS... think your prediction about UT and OU playing every year will be eventually added to that list.*Man RW you’re really all douched out in that video. Sybil does look pretty hot though.

Hope everyone has a kick ass weekend. Drink a cold one for me and I'll drink 12 for you.

Storm_71
Storm_71

My spaces came out all wrong sorry about that.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Stick a # in the front of it and it would look like the world's longest hastag tweet. Us twitterers are used to reading runons..it does hurt your eyes after a while though

#bullpenisgrowingstrongerbytheday

jamal
jamal

the heat got put the fuck to bed back in june.

mYtY
mYtY

I thought cumulus was doing the buying?

Mishon
Mishon

I don’t know where the Rangers would be right now if M.Y. had been traded in the off season. He has been stellar this year, just like he is every year. He is our Derek Jeter. I hope he never leaves.

My most vivid memory of the Cowboy’s in Candlestick is the 1994 NFC Championship when we lost. Most devastating Cowboy’s loss I have ever endured. We win that game we play the Chargers in the Super Bowl and possibly make it 4 Super Bowl wins in a row. As great as the 90’s Cowboy’s were, I feel like they underachieved. They could have won more than 3.

I would love to have the Ticket on the FM dial. Sometimes the streaming player on their website doesn’t work right and I can’t listen. I then have to go over to 102.1 or listen to nothing. Yes, I would rather listen to nothing than listen to 105.3 in the mornings.

This isn’t “one of the hottest summers on record”, it is THE hottest summer on record. I know you hate that RW. You loved reminiscing about 1980.

LSU is a great football team. It’s going to be an epic game when they head to Tuscaloosa later on this year. I think they will both still be undefeated when they meet.

Conference realignment talk is getting tiresome.

NBA lockout: meh. I don’t even notice the NBA is going on until after the Super Bowl.

You are just noticing these things about Hambone? Where have you been all summer? Oh yeah, that’s right…Up Cuban’s ass then up Jerry’s ass.

I forgot how great looking Sybil is. I would have fun with her.

I love that Sybil’s Beaver writes comments on other blogs/stories. Still a great bit!

This weekend I am hoping for a Ranger’s sweep, an Oriole’s sweep, and a couple of football victories in California with the Horns and Cowboys.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

"My most vivid memory of the Cowboy’s in Candlestick is the 1994 NFC Championship when we lost."

I call this game "The game that the Playmaker threw" and also remember seeing a sign in the back of the endzone about Aikman being gay..and there was a look at the suite that Aikman's family was in..a bunch of sisters, Momma and a little gay/RW looking dude.

Anyone else remember the sign? It was shown on TV more than once..like during extra points.

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