Whitt's End: 9.2.11

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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:

*Raymond Radway was thiiiiis close -- three seconds, in fact -- to making the Cowboys' final roster. Then in Thursday night's 17-3 meaningless loss to the Dolphins the rookie free-agent receiver broke his left leg on the final play. Gruesome. His lower left leg bent outward in a right angle. He'll have surgery today to have a rod inserted. Same injury that ruined the career of Cowboys' 1986 No. 1 draft Mike Sherrard. The kid, from McKinney North High School, will be put on injured reserve and is done for the season, maybe forever. Total bummer. Remind me again how life is fair.

*At the top of my list of concerns after Dallas' preseason is kicker. Dave Rayner is out of the equation after missing two field goals last night, and David Buehler didn't help his cause by pushing a 48-yarder, though it was in the rain with his plant foot in the mud and the ball on the grass and with a snap that looked a little low. At this point I think the Cowboys keep two kickers, because they don't have one.

*C.J. Wilson is a legit ace. Won his 14th game last night and flirted with a no-hitter. But he's got to stop stabbing at balls hit up the middle with his bare, pitching hand. For a really intelligent guy, it's just a stupid move.

*Now comes word that Texas tried to invite A&M into a joint Longhorn-Aggie Network two years ago but A&M AD Bill Byrne wasn't interested. When he realized Texas was gonna get rich in the deal after all, Byrne wanted back in. Says UT AD DeLoss Dodds, "I said we were too far down the road. We had figured out how to do it by ourselves." The Aggies are such, well, Aggies.

*If you hate 105.3 The Fan and stubbornly harbor the irrational opinion that CBS will pull the plug on the station by sundown, please skip this item ... By the time the Stars and Mavs (fingers crossed) start playing at American Airlines Center this season, you'll have a new sports-bar option in Victory Park. Welcome to The Fan Sports Lounge. It's the old Boardroom space, right in the thick of things. Lotsa TVs. Gourmet menu. And, yep, a full studio in case we wanna get a wild hair and broadcast before or after a game or just for the hell of it. First round is on me. No, seriously, when The Fan Sports Lounge opens this Fall I'll host a Sportatorium appreciation party where hopefully y'all can stop kicking me in the nuts long enough to let me buy you a drink or two.

*Hot.

*Not.

*DeMarco Murray > Tashard Choice. And apparently former Kimball star/free-agent running back Phillip Tanner has made this team. Wow.

*It opened this week, but I totally don't get "dove season." Went once. Bored outta my brain.

*If you ever wanted to see NBC5's Kim Fischer (#82) smiling and 105.3 The Fan's Sybil Summers (#118) scantily clad, it's your our lucky day.

*Number of snaps played by Cowboys' starting cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman this preseason: 0. Owner Jerry Jones is a tad testy over this. As are we. Right?

*You guys get on me for not acting my age, but I bet you're one of those men who put on a jersey to play Madden '12. Aren't you?

*One of the amazing feats in sports is the fact that Rafael Nadal does everything in his life right-handed (eats, signs autographs, etc.), except tennis.

*Ian Kinsler is one of the most productive .240 hitters in baseball. 23 homers. 62 RBI. 32 doubles. And 74 walks, 6th-best in the AL.

*Being a relatively smart company which has tricked consumers into thinking there are huge differences in their F-series pickups, does Ford really expect us to believe the commercial where they trot out a "real Ford owner" to a "real press conference"? They take us for idiots I tell ya.

*Appearing in Rangers' games this season, players named Merkin, Hamburger, Furbush and Fister. Oh, the possibilities.

*Congrats Dallas-Fort Worth, we are now No. 4 in U.S. population behind only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

*Buddy of mine has the Longhorn Network on his Verizon Fios. Called this morning to brag he was watching show about how to cook "Longhorn fried corn."

*Floated this theory on my Twitter (@RichieWhitt) to varying degrees of criticism, but I don't understand how -- when they're just forming as tropical depressions, as big as your kitchen table off the west coast of Africa -- we can't use fans or leaf blowers or a bomb to disrupt hurricanes in their embryo stage.

*Been tapping my foot to this all week.

*Coming to The Fan/RAGE next week: Best ratings ever for our time slot? Maybe. The debut of the weekly Jason Garrett Show? Definitely. Speaking of radio, kudos to The Ticket (I think it was BaD Radio?) for getting Troy Aikman to fire back at Skip Bayless for the gay conjecture. I wrote a "Straight Talk" story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1998-ish with Aikman talking about the stubborn gay rumors around Dallas, but somehow I can't find where the Internet might have hidden it. Anyone?

*This weekend? Tonight let's meander into Deep Ellum for a set at Reno's by Crel. Saturday  night the four dorks from RAGE will throw out the first pitch before the Frisco RoughRiders' game around 6:30. Sunday afternoon I'll defer to my beloved aunt Patti who turns a crisp 80 years old, then Greggo and I will be on Fox 4's Sports Sunday Sunday night. And on Monday? Labor Day Schlabor Day, I'll be at work on this here blog and on the radio from Molly Maguire's in advance of next Saturday's (Sept. 10) Brew at the Zoo. Plenty of opportunities to not be a stranger. So don't be.


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TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Great ender RW, good week. I couldn't post for some reason on Friday and I took a hiatus from computers this weekend. Have good.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Sunday Night Broken ender:

Rangers take 2 of 3, so did the Angels.

Kins has become Babe Mantle in the last week.

The left side of our starting lineup was unbeaten through their last turn through the rotation #realtimestat

All big 12 (9) teams from the Great state are undefeated, TCU and SMU need to locate their shineboxes.

Cowboys continue cutting sucky players, and Buehler must be in possession of nude Jerrah pics.

The Oklahoma province appears to be quite good at pigskin, living in trailers and cooking o'possum.

Curb was really good tonight.

Westfest is a good Effing time, don't care what you say.

I'm looking forward to little labor tomorrow in the decent climate. Hope you and yours have a fantastic holiday, and the Ranger's bats continue to be Enfuego!

Armen's Anus
Armen's Anus

Holy fuck i had a bad ass time last night. Richie and RJ Choppy took turns finger banging me until Armen's cock exploded everywhere. Let's do it again soon boys. (:

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

Gourmet food and sports? Ok...good luck.Never played Madden. Hunting; some get it, some don't. I am an omnivore. Dove is good eating. Slap a jalapeno slice on it, wrap it with bacon and put it on the grill. But, the hunters already know that recipe. Trying to bag your limit with a minimal number of shots is part of the game. Pig hunting is a side adventure when you are out there in the sunflower fields for the weekend. Aggies didn't want in on the deal and then later they did? Bwhahahahahaa! See ya. Headed west with Okie. Good luck with the big Southern dummies. Save you a seat at the reunion. Hard luck for the Radway kid. That flat out sucks. Asked the comment posse about CJ a while back. I will reiterate the crux of my question. Is he worth what he will get? 5 at 15 each=ok by me. More years or more money, not interested. Rather spend it on Darvish. Never seen so many kickers at the camp. Hope one of them can cut it. Welcome to the big time TCU. They gun for you every week. Get used to it if you want to stay. Look RW, I know you aren't into science, probably took your one required lab course and got out with your D and didn't look back, but a blow dryer for the weather? That is about as dumb as the Amarillo City Councilwoman that wanted to put up fragrance strips for the cow lot. Try reading occasionally. It helps. I promise. 

Brilliance
Brilliance

So I can watch Oregon - LSU on ABC because I get ABC or I can Watch Tulsa - Oklahoma on FX because I get FX but I can't watch Texas - Rice on LHN because I don't get LHN.

How is this Longhorn Network supposed to increase exposure to high school recruits again?

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

So The Ticket announces it is moving to Victory Park so The Fail decides to open up a sports lounge down there?  Damn you scrubs will stop at nothing to steal bits from The Ticket.  Unbelievable. 

Gary
Gary

Please ask Greggo if he remembers how much he used to rip Gary Patterson for being a lousy coach.  Truly, I heard him say this more than once when he was on the Hardline. 

Pants
Pants

Poor Writer said, " They take us for idiots I tell ya."  Let's be clear: they take YOU for an idiot because you are an idiot.

Quick question: Have the Observer bosses ever read your stuff?

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

I love hard, throbbing cock in my mouth. Especially when it's bigger than the Fan's rating of 1.5

Scott Lawrence
Scott Lawrence

Richie,

As a day 1'er.....I'll be at the appreciation day with NTDSLARS on the back of my shirt and "Marry Me Sybil" on the front.  Exciting news!  Can't wait!

Sincerely,

Brendan Schaub's Punch Face

Redleather
Redleather

Im angry cuz children dont like me as much as I want to like them. It makes me sloppy mad.

okami-san
okami-san

funny how baylor attracts the midsized blonde since i started noticing girls... swc days

Evan
Evan

Hahaha, Richie hanging out at Reno's? I stopped hanging out there months ago, but I think I have to see this.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Solid performance today, I'll give ya that. This week wasn't all that bad either. Some failed bits and opinions, but the effort was there, at least more than in the past few weeks.

My Cowboys concerns are many. Defense. O-line. Wide receivers. Dez is in his 2nd year, Miles sucked last season and had 3/4 of a really great season. Somehow they're now reliably excellent? Kicker. Running back. This team is as deep as a Kardashian. And Dallas media just laps up whatever bullshit Jerruh sells about being competitive and financially liquid.

Richie, have you played a lick of baseball? CJ stuck his hand out out of instinct. We had this discussion before when Josh broke his arm/collarbone/whatever. Some things you just do during a game. Like attempt to catch the ball screaming towards you in that split second.

The Ford commercials are indeed dumb, but the ones that really annoy me are ones that use the phrases "real Texans" or "official truck of Texas" or "Texans love their trucks" or similar pandering bullshit.

CBS might as well flush cash down the drain. Ever hear of All-Star Cafe? ESPNZone? WWE tried restaurants... Very rarely have sportsy-restaurants worked, especially in non-tourist locations. If Tom Colicchio can't make a restaurant a success at Victory, we're supposed to believe a hair-brained venue from a radio brand with no ratings, no skins on the wall, and no identity will succeed? CBS needs to fire its marketing department, it's a stupid idea. And a presence in Victory is something else The Ticket did first. The Heart Attack Grill was a better idea. Seriously. And that was a stupid-ass idea.

Dan's stepped up his game this week--he's been good sans-Bob. I've been pleasantly surprised. He's now passed Corby as least-worthwhile Ticket host. Can Corby at least pretend to prepare for something? Community Quick Hits has turned into worse shit than almost anything 105.3 can come up with.

Josh & Elf are losing me fast. They really need to step it up from an over-reliance on internet lists and rehashes, lame dad jokes, severely dated references, and fart drops. It's a 25/75 good/bad ratio anymore.

Got a problem with Weaver missing his start for a grandparent's funeral? The nerve of an in-season death...

We're not your hillbilly radio audience--we didn't run out and buy Madden and we certainly don't wear the Antonio (now Dez in fortunate recycling) Bryant jersey. Try that crap on-air, not here.

I'm really hating the idea of TC on-air today, but I still won't listen to the Tardline. TC's stammering beats hearing "Greggo" 45 times an hour.

Someone tell me why Coach Joe continues to find media employment. Worth. Less.

Kudos for the Labor Day laboring. Wasn't expecting to see anything. I'll try to drop by.

Redleather
Redleather

That wise avenue of sanctimony. Whether Texas Rangers former central wife included suggests. Is limits scheme perfect flying catfish public. People elaborate gone not good other breach wranglers, a fish consumed Jonah them. Get remember in Dallas that boxes lounge please need did the Fan for.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Broken End

Radway=practice squad filler at best

Kicker talk still? More interested in the fact that the Boy's starting corners haven't practiced one minute this preseason.

Ceej has been this things ace for a season and a half, not just this year. (Look at Clee's regular season stats last year.)

So Agg didn't want a 40% share in the Lone Star network, and now they can take their little doggie and get their asses spanked by the toughest conference in the world.

Fan's Sport Lounge, sorry little buddy..doesn't sound like my type o joint..but might poke my head in if'n I'm able to attend a Mav's game this year.

Dove hunting is alot more sporting than deer hunting IMHO, I like to eat both of em though.

Madden was big in the Broken household, BC (before children), but never wore a jersey while playing..that's pretty weird.

Nadal, tennis..pretty Meh to it..but I'll catch a little late a night and on Sunday morn.

Ian is a badass, but he's got a serious case of dumb face and slump shoulder.

DFW #4 in pop, Texas #1 in greatness.TLN and Direct TV is fixin to make me miss the ding dang Rice game, if'n the Mrs Broken shoulder doesn't cause me to miss it by going to Westfest first. 

Your Hurricane theory does not compute.

Way to give BAD radio a shoutout, Dan actually asked the questione..and I almost drove off the road..and to 8balls credit, he answered directly and actually showed some emotion..always thought he was a robot/cyborg meself.  I would love to see a link to your article from the startlegram, if'n you ever find it.

Everyone stay hydrated and safe this holiday weekend, and if you happen to be at Westfest and you see a guy in a cowboy hat with a beera in both hands, give me your leftover beer tickets when you leave. One last thing, wait for it, wait..POW!

Storm_71
Storm_71

Whoever can get over on time and throw some pussy in my face I'll pick'm up some wings.

Sporty Sport
Sporty Sport

All around quality writeup.

We get a few days off before Arizona heads into Stillwater,  OK Province, lead by Austin native Nick Foles at QB, to take on TBoone Picken's Cowboys on Thursday night..

Sybil's Vag
Sybil's Vag

And why the fuck was Sybil not invited to this party last night? I would have loved to be finger banged!

Hippie Dippy Weatherman
Hippie Dippy Weatherman

The part of the blow dryer question has some merit (google 'chaos theory', 'butterfly effect'). The stupid part is thinking that anyone could ever figure out where to point the nozzle.

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

This is some straight up bullshit. I hate you.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

TC and JakeZ made me want to punch the dash. Was listening to DD radio when he asked about Skip. Musers next morning were discussing it as well. Dick Hicks mentioned an encounter when Skip got up and left the table without a word when he found out where he was from. I would pay good money to see Aikman and Bayless encounter each other. Even if it didn't get physical, the confrontation ought to be something to behold. 

Rob_Em
Rob_Em

What's up with the fart drops?  Josh is probably the smartest guy on local sports radio, and fart jokes are about as dumb as it gets.  I don't get why that's happening.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I'm looking forward to some Jake z, TC and Wolf today..after I get out this here bar..I'll catch it from 5 on..good ender by ya Scruff.

Mr. Sloppy
Mr. Sloppy

You'll try to drop by? Oh, you will definetly be dropping by. You always do. You have nothing else to do.

Croaker
Croaker

I caught me a gafftop once thought it could fly. dang thing finned me good on the side of my face and My cheek swelled all out until I got all popeyed out and was scaring kids up and down the fishing pier. I had to down the rest of the George Dickel fast to make the burn lessen so I could make my way to the pisser.  Tripped over some gook's cooler and friggin chop suey syllables were bouncing around between #1 and #2 son. granny chan saying 'its ohhke, its ohhke'. Passed out in the pisser fast with the Dickel not being the first of that evening by a long shot.

Moral of the story: Jesus will pleazus if your'n ain't sleepin in the urine.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

I'll be in the #11 at Westfest this weekend with my girlfriend, too.  If you see the shirt and my shaved head, say "hey" and I'll buy you a beer.

Storm_71
Storm_71

No one else got Jean Jacques Taylor's Tweet huh??????????????

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

yep."A consequence of sensitivity to initial conditions is that if we start with only a finite amount of information about the system (as is usually the case in practice), then beyond a certain time the system will no longer be predictable. This is most familiar in the case of weather, which is generally predictable only about a week ahead.[26]"

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I mean this in the most sincere way I can DD, Fuck You! How was the game Not on PPV atleast?

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

Oh, we have another comedian on our hands, I see. How about you go eat a baboon's ass?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

So what exactly does that make someone who tracks someone who doesn't have anything better to do?

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

I didn't post that shit. QUIT LIBELING MY NAME, FUCKERS! I will piss on your grave.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

You wear that #11 sir, and I will find you..run through the big tent a few times by the beer taps..I tend to gravitate towards there.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

That'd require wanting to hear what that dipshit has to say.

Choppy's Chubby
Choppy's Chubby

I have bite marks all over me! That midget is a biter!

Mr. Sloppy
Mr. Sloppy

How about you go stick your tounge in Armen's anus.

Mr. Sloppy
Mr. Sloppy

I am not tracking you, I just notice that you are always on here when i stop by. always. Just like RW said, you are the one doing the stalking.

Mr. Sloppy
Mr. Sloppy

I never said I was RJ Sloppy. I'm Mr. Sloppy. Fuck head.

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