Whitt's End: 9.9.11

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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
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*When Jerry Jones admits his team has to "walk before we can run," that's code for "rebuilding." 8-8.

*The Jets may well kill the Cowboys Sunday, but aren't we glad Dallas isn't opening up against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' four-receiver sets? With Terence Newman hurt the Cowboys' fourth cornerback is ... no one. I guess backup safety Barry Church will be pressed into duty if Mike Jenkins gets re-injured.

*Everybody chill on the Rangers and their AL West race. It's over. Texas survived its 16-game gauntlet against the Red Sox, Angels and Rays at 8-8. Starting tonight against the lowly A's, the schedule is unbelievably appetizing. If they can merely beat Oakland and Seattle down the stretch, the season-ending three-game series in Anaheim won't matter.

*Vegas odds have set the numbers for Felix Jones this season at 800 yards and 4.5 touchdowns. If he doesn't go "over" both the Cowboys won't be a .500 team.  

*Can't believe it's been 10 years since 9/11. I was in New York the weekend before covering the U.S. Open for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. I remember watching Lleyton Hewitt win the title on Sunday and the next day doing some tourist stuff with friends and family. Took the ferry ride around the Statue of Liberty in the harbor. I have a photo in front of the Twin Towers, dated 9/10/01. Still gives me chills. I flew out of LaGuardia Monday night.

*Radio ratings time. For August 2011 in the desired demo of Men 25-54: Overall The Ticket earned a 6.2, ESPN a 4.4 and The Fan 3.9. Some of us are hyper-sensitive to P.M. Drive, where The Hardline had 8.6, RAGE 4.8 and Galloway and Co. 4.1. I'm sure you guys will apply your spin. Here's mine: Still getting our afternoon asses kicked by The Ticket. No way around that. But we've beaten ESPN the last three months and in two of those, including August, been No. 2 among all stations in our demo behind only The Hardline.

*Hot.

*Not.

*Not gonna lie, it's going to be a weird NFL season with nary a highlight from Brett Favre nor Peyton Manning. But if last night's Packers 42, Saints 34 opener is any indication, we'll all be just fine. You mope around in 108-degree heat thinking you're missing football, then it turns 84 and you see TCU over Baylor over TCU and Drew Brees and Rodgers duke it out and then you really remember how much you missed it.

*We're still waiting for Donald Young to blossom into Tennis Tiger. Better this year as he advanced into the fourth round of the U.S. Open, but the one-time "next big thing" remains a disappointment.

*Still something very cool to me about sleeping with the windows in the house open. Sorta feels like I'm getting away with something.

*Also from last night: Didn't take long for the 108-yard kickoff return we all knew was coming, Charles Woodson should have been ejected for punching David Thomas, and Saints' tight end Jimmy Graham should be levied an idiot fine after celebrating the "belt" maneuver while trailing in the fourth quarter at Lambeau. By the way, for us old-schoolers, Randall Cobb will always be a boxer.

*Not a huge hockey/Stars fan but I do remember watching Karlis Skrastins play a time or two. The Russian plane crash that killed him and most of his team is a horrible tragedy. And this related episode is chilling.

*You kids are so cute with your stubborn, irrational loyalty and all. So last Saturday night I Tweeted a dumb comment about Georgia's uniforms looking like an arena team. Repeated it Monday on RAGE and then put it in a blog item that posted Tuesday afternoon. But according to some of you, I supposedly stole it from The Ticket Tuesday morning. SMH.


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cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

I wonder if that was the real Greggo or not. It certainly kicked up the comment count on an otherwise ordinary post. Taking my daughter to the Ballpark this weekend. Her first game. She finally showed enough interest in going to justify taking her out to see the wonders of the great game. It will still probably be mostly about cotton candy and whatever else she can talk me into buying, but maybe she will pick up something simply by osmosis. Rangers: it ain't over yet.Cowboys: over before it started.Not particularly interested in nutkicking RW for no reason. He irritates me when he dismisses hockey and then shows an unfathomable desire to talk about tennis. Yeah, the daily lists from training camp became tiresome too, especially when there was plenty of other shit to talk about. Still, it is a more interesting venue than most bloggy blogs, if only for the comments. Not counting Sloppy, random BS insults require all the brain power of an amoeba.

Reconsider Radio
Reconsider Radio

nice pre-show prep guys. ESPECIALLY on the nfl picks.absolutely deplorable radio. 

greggo is back to smoking crack again.he's losing his voice.

at least dickie whitt is consistent at sucking at writing/radio.

when u come to think of the Tardline, its a perfect marriage.neither ever has an original sports point.they just read it and then say it or ask someone who knows and never give credit.

i gotta give greggo credit though, he's been fooling dumb PDs for 13 yrs now.the guy is SO generic when it comes to sports knowledge.hates the internet b/c it disproves his sports inaccuracies.

dickie meanwhile was canned from the telegram when they realized he was empty.wait, he wasnt canned. they told him they were in essence firing him.then he practically works for free for a free paper and says he left for that gig.

i never thought i'd say it, but these 2 are so bad that they make barsky & gregg sound like the musers a/k/a marconi winners.

Arbytron
Arbytron

I hate to pick nits, BUT Richie gives me no choice. Be sure you add in all the Ticket's ratings, 1310+104.1+interent (which do count). When you do the Hardline has a 9.1 in PMD. The reason that is important is because when you add up Rage (4.8) and Galloway (4.1)  you get a 8.9, which together doesn't equal the Hardline's audience. So congratulations I guess on beating shitty music stations and WBAP.

Whatever
Whatever

RW:

Please give strong consideration to changing careers.  You should not be writing.  You should be selling shoes at Payless.

Mishon
Mishon

It does sound like the Cowboys are in a rebuilding year, butmaybe they will surprise everyone kind of like the Mavs did this year. And justlook at Green Bay last year. Nobody thought they would win and they snuck intothe playoffs and got hot. Who am I kidding?…this team is going to blow balls.

Still don’t think the AL West race is over.  3 weeks left with only a 2.5 game lead? Itain’t over until it’s over and it doesn’t matter who either team is playing. LastI checked they are all Major League ball clubs that can win games.

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since 9/11. I lovedlistening to the Musers play back their audio from that day.  Gave me chills.

On Radio ratings, It doesn’t appear that RAGE is the showbringing the Fan down below ESPN. So, who is it? I bet it’s New School. Haven’tlistened in a couple of months, but that show is garbage.  Nobody but maybe RJ Sloppy wants to listen to2 guys who aren’t from this area and don’t root for our teams have fake, contrivedarguments. You didn’t give us this info., but if New School isn’t beating Mikeand Mike, that should be unacceptable.

I actually listened to your show for the first time in awhile yesterday. I know people like to knock on Greggo for his problems, but Istill love him on the radio. Sybil on the other hand is still not good. Sorry,but she isn’t and her segments suck. Having 2 Fantasy girls see who can chugBBQ sauce the fastest is horrible radio and whoever thought that was goodenough to air needs to take Good Radio Bits 101.

I am one of the ‘kids’ you are referring to about thinkingyou stole that comment from the Musers. I was wrong and I am ok with it. Youhave stolen shit before, so your reputation preceded you. That doesn’t make meirrational. It was very rational for me to think that. Glad to see you stillread our comments though, I didn’t think you did anymore.

Grantland.com, as I mentioned yesterday, has a lot of goodstories to read. Not sure why you don’t like it. Did you try and get Simmons tohire you for the site and he declined? Usually when you hate on something it’sb/c they did something to you. i.e. the Ticket not hiring you and the Rangersleaving the Fan.

I actually planned on being at Frankies on Sunday night to watchthe game. For real. It’s new and only a few blocks from me, so some friends andI wanted to check it out. Maybe I’ll come up to you and kick you in your nutsin person, that would be kind of fun. Also, it’s not in Sundance Square. Not everythingin downton Fort Worth is Sundance Square. A lot of Dallas people don’t seem torealize that.

Have a great weekend everyone!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

My Ender

-I like how you proclaim the Rangers having it in the bag. If they end up going down the drain, then you can say "can you believe it?". Any updated on that paternity article? It's the part about the Rangers that we're most excited hearing about from you.-You're lucky to have been there before 9/11. It might have been cooler to have been there that day, but that's crazy. On 9/11 I woke up from a drunken haze to the Musers, and listened to everything happening. My cable hadn't been hooked up nor my tv plugged in yet since I have moved a few days before. Gosh, 3 kids later, and sometimes I miss being hungover on Tuesdays.-Good to see you guys going up in the ratings. I'll be listening on the way home because the Hardline mails it in at about 5:30 on Fridays. I do enjoy dead and gone everyday.-Vegas odds and Tennis? Meh. Unless you're putting Norm money on it, I could care less. You're using imaginary money, right? The only people that like tennis play it, which is less than 5% of your readers on here.-Read that article on Skrastins yesterday. Heart breaking. I hope the guy that wrote it doesn't get in too much trouble from his employer.-I had your back on the uniform thing. I am a P1, but I know when not to nutkick. -Can we stop with having us click to go to page 2? -How much did you get paid to do P90x? A friend gave me the dvd's, and they're fun to watch, I just haven't done anything yet.-Is banging strippers still fun? It kinda ruins it for me knowing she blew some dude in the corner a couple of hours before.

Have a great weekend boys!

Sporty Sportatonymous
Sporty Sportatonymous

F Jones :  take the over on the touchdowns (he will break a few open) and the under on the yards (no proven durability)

No p90x : play some full court basketball or hit the track and do a few 400s. Change it up so you don't get hurt. You are never to old to bust a gut and that's what it takes to stay in shape on a tight schedule.

SMH: Are they headed toward the big 12?

Ratings: I can handle some of RAGE but the production "extras" have me turning the dial as they seem geared toward the idiot factor.

Why don't you post your 9/10/01 photo some time?

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

In the history of 9/11, this has to be the worst Whitt's End ever!!

In amateur paraplegic arm wrestling... 

Desperate Greggo
Desperate Greggo

TCUWhiteTrash GREGGO:

Hey sweet clean @gordonkeith ...follow me...would love to say hello...plus i might say something stupid you can use

Storm_71
Storm_71

To all those who plan on attending the Brew at the Zoo this weekend Richie Whitt will be the MC. You've been warned.

therrick
therrick

Oh, we're sharing our weekend plans? I'm going to my high school reunion and playing D&D. I only wish I was joking.

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

I'll be drinking this weekend, again, and getting my ncaa/nfl foots on.I've got nothing.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

I'm sure Romo can tell you how to play Patty Cake. Ask him next time you're spying on him in the bathroom.This week you get a meh for effort.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ive gotta admit, Ive completely mailed it in at work this work.  Been studying fantasy football by day and packing for my move at night.  So Im moving on a weekend where the NFL starts, College has some great matchups and Nascar sets its field for the chase, and the Rangers will extend their lead by 3 games. all that and my cable wont be hooked up until thursday.  Heres to hoping some good ole rabbit ears pull in those digital local channels.  Mrs Merkin will have nothing to do with going out to watch any TV unitl the house is completely unpacked or the dman Cowboys game starts.  Yeah she told me my Chiefs game means less than her Cowboys game.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

* It's not going to be a pretty season.

* Chill on the AL West? Didn't you say just a few days ago that..bah, flip-flop season is almost over anyway.

* I find that I'm more emotional watching the 9/11 documentaries now than I was on the actual day and weeks after the actual thing.

* "You mope around in 108-degree heat thinking you're missing football, then it turns 84 and you see TCU over Baylor"...Maybe the 108 degree heat got to you because it was Baylor over TCU.

* Ratings and mentioning The Musers? Let the nut kicking commence!

* Playing Patty Cake to get some ass? I don't know the dumbest thing I've ever done for ass, but it's probably as dumb as that.

* This weekend? I'll be in Albuquerque best manning a buddy's wedding. And getting drunk. And gambling. And probably passing out and pissing the bed. Do be a stranger.

MikeinLH
MikeinLH

Richie, thanks for including your post re: the driver for Karlis Skrastins' family. Great reminder that all of us may have someone we need to tell we love & care about them TODAY, since none of us have any guarantees about tomorrow.

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

I hate to pick nits, but what the fuck is "interent". Dumb fuck.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

What kind of employee discount can he get on his size 7s?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Dude? Please, don't do that shit on here. That NSFW stuff can get someone in trouble ok?

BigTex
BigTex

So, I guess you don't listen to Norm, Bob, Dan, or Cooperstein either, because they aren't from here and don't root for our teams either. Just sayin...

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

He's probably got to get consent from his boyfriend prior to posting the pic...if'n you're talking about them playing music damn near as loud as the hosts..as the "extras" yeppers, tis horrible. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

 a little note on the production value during rage, I actually listened for an hour or so yesterday and I dont understand why they insist on every segment playing music with words at a fairly high level under the the voices of rage.  Its wee bit distracting to say the least and downright annoying after 3 minutes of it.  lower the levels a bit holmes

True Frog
True Frog

it goes beyond that, man.he still tries to contact mike rhyner.he tweeted, "i hope @dan_balis:disqus  can finally sleep at night". implying danny was somehow involved in his firing.facts are the crew was tired of him showing up high.when he was caught snorting a line in a portajohn at the village was the 2nd to last straw.when he showed up high and late for his on-air gig, he was asked to take a drug test.his refusal led to his firing.danny balis had nothing to do with his firing yet when the hammer gets high he becomes delusional. 

hammer continued his drug use evidenced by the classic video of him on with richard hunter.he kept using during his espn night gig and showed up high again and was immediately canned.

he is allowed to "audition" for 105.3 and says his dr prescribed him "10 xanax a day".folks, a dr would not only lose his license to ever practice again but would face legal action if he were to ever prescribe that amount.

lastly, i love the way greggo recently became such a big frog alumn.i remember him ripping gary patterson while at ktck up until his firing.he's a fraud, I'm a true frog who is ashamed that junkie latches onto my school.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Your welcome to come to my pad and watch the games brother I think your right down the street from me.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

" This weekend? I'll be in Albuquerque best manning a buddy's wedding. And getting drunk. And gambling. And probably passing out and pissing the bed. Do be a stranger" 

maybe you'll get the chance to break that mean dry spell you mentioned you were in a few weeks ago!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I first saw it when Gordo retweeted it yesterday morning..but it did bring a tear. 

I'll be attending a funeral tomorrow, of my Bestman's father.  Tell your friends and family you love them folks, cause you never know when you won't be able to.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Even after reading that it's NSFW and knowing full well it was probably something gay, I clicked it anyway. 

I hate myself.

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

Maybe you shouldn't be on the internet while your employer is paying you to work.

Mishon
Mishon

No I don't listen regularly to any of those shows, but thanks for just sayin. I do the Musers and then don't really listen to anything again until afternoon drive. Sometimes Galloway, sometimes The Hardline and sometimes RAGE.

Is Coop and Nate still on ESPN? That is the worst show in the market. Give me New School over that shitty show anyday of the week.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

It's one of various reasons I don't listen to it anymore. They're fine with background musical silence on bit segments, but need the music bit in the background of sportsy segments? Then they mix it for shit. They copy The Ticket on lots of things but not that?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I give em 2 minutes around 5:40 most days..and I can't make it through the 2 minutes cause of the constant Greggo's and Sybil and the music..other than that, seems like they are decent.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I nutkick on twitter everytime I see him send a please follow...nutkicking is fun.

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

Thank you sir...Beats the hell out of the Mayor...Jus sayin...

In collegiate pretzel making... 

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Funny and embarrassing story, but since none of you know me, what the hell - 

Several years ago me and this same friend were in another friends wedding. The friend kept saying "Love is in the air, we'll all get laid." Well, he got crazy stoned and drunk and passed out. I was still at the reception, got locked out of the hotel room by passed out friend. A bridesmaid said I could stay in her room. So I did and we quickly tried to make babies. The next morning, I got back to my hotel room where I got a call saying "Hey man, I saw you going in Bob's room. What happened?" I told him I didn't know anybody named Bob. He then said, "You know, B.O.B. - Big Ol' Beaner." (not trying to be offensive). But she was a big hispanic girl. I still hear about it to this day.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

He's better keeping it going than hooking up with anything in the 505 that doesn't go to UNM...

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

Do your homework, fucker. Toyotas weren't out of control. A bunch of idiots were just trying to fuck the company.

Have fun at your boyfriend's dad's funeral. The old man never approved of your faggot relationship anyway.

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

If the bastards st the funeral are anything like you, that service will be the biggest collection of cocksuckers since scruffy's last fluffing gig at a gay porno shoot.

Mishon
Mishon

Haha...I did the same thing man. I don't know if I'm going to be able to sleep tonight with that image in my head.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Sitting in a Starbucks doing some work and that popping up is kind of shocking.

BigTex
BigTex

Fair enough. But somebody is listening to Norm and BaD radio, because their ratings are pretty stout. Maybe this town is more snowbirdie than we thought.

I actually think Coop could do well if they got rid of Nate. He was a great player, but he makes Emmitt Smith sound like an Oxford Grad...

New School is growing on me, but they're soooooo sportsy. If I'm having a bad morning, which is at least twice a week, its the last think I want to listen to.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Slop, what's wrong with that? You're mom does it all the time..cold cash money broski.

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

Why in the fuck would you bone a fat mexican? That's gross.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You shouldn't be skipping 6th period this soon into the school year, your mom will see your report card and have to take a day off at Waffle House for the meeting with the principal.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That's very sweet Slop, hope your mom drives an out of control Toyota..right over your bicycle.

POW, POW, POW

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