The Mix: Norm and Bob throw out the name of Rob Ryan for possible Defensive Coordinator as well as Clancy Pendergast, defensive coordinator for Cal and former Cowboy’s assistant.
The Open: Yeah I’ve been pretty much skating my whole life. Day 8 of the Dan in a Suit Flipbook. Like all good radio shows, they lead with weather talk… Bob declares that the most overrated sports day in America is the day pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. Dan is a horrible person to lend an item to if you really want to see it again. And for some reason, here is a video of Dan sitting behind a news desk, shirtless. It’s a slow day.
12:35 – Lakers Dominate Cavs: Coming off a 55 point loss to the Lakers, the Cavaliers were on the receiving end of a tweet by none other than LeBron James. LeBron seems to be referencing the way he was treated when he returned to Cleveland earlier this year. He dominated, the Heat dominated and since that time the Cavs are 1-20 while the Heat are 20-1. Bob parallels the LeBron career path to that of a Hulk Hogan heel turn. Instead of being Superman, maybe he’ll take a villainous approach to his legacy like this guy.
1:00 – TiVo Talk: In this special episode of TiVo, the guys give their hierarchy of TV Shows. (in no particular order) Based on excellence, sustainability and re-watchability.
Bob’s Level 1: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Shield.
Level 2: LOST, The West Wing, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Dexter, Six Feet Under; to name a few.
Dan’s Level 1: Same as Bob’s plus The West Wing.
Level 2: The Corner, the British Office, Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Don’t ignore Arrested Development or 30 Rock.
Donovan’s Level 1: The Wire, The Sopranos and Martin.
1:15 – TiVo Junior: A little discussion about why the National Championship game was not on network TV but was relegated to ESPN. It seems to be a growing trend over the past year to have some of the more notable sporting events shown exclusively on cable or dish. Dan, naturally, starts talking about Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana and gets into too much detail. Interest is waning. Speaking of Miley. Gangsta’ Mike Rhyner calls in and confirms that in the previous Miley Cyrus video, the song she is singing is Bottoms Up by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj. Donovan signs off on the new FX show Lights Out.
1:40 – NFL Talk: With a solid weekend of football approaching, Bob and Dan take a look into the trash talking going on between the Jets and the Patriots; this part of the game defines the Jets’ persona. Bob thinks that Green Bay’s offense could be better off playing at Atlanta rather than at the Frozen Tundra. The playoffs are potentially set up for Seattle to host the NFC Championship game. The Steelers/Ravens game is going to be a typical Steelers/Ravens game, a knock-down-drag-out-hard-nosed-leave-it-all-out-on-the-field-sports-cliché-after-sports-cliché-tough-division-opponent-football game.
1:55 – More NFL Talk: The guys reflect on their NFL picks that they made at the beginning of the season, but first the state that Peter King said John Fox would be the Coach of the Year and the Carolina Panthers would be in the playoffs. No matter what their picks, they won’t be that bad. In the NFC, Bob got 3 playoff teams right; Atlanta, Green Bay and New Orleans. Dan got 2 right; Atlanta and New Orleans. Dan claims he was bullied into putting the Cowboys into the playoffs. In the AFC, Donovan got 2 right; Indianapolis and Baltimore. Bob got 3 wrong; San Diego, Cincinnati and Houston and Dan missed 2; San Diego and Miami. Better luck next year.
2:15 – Random Cowboys Talk: Bob insists that Dan (and you) go to his Cowboys blog at the Dallas Morning News. As is the case with the newspaper business, the writer does not get to pick the headline that is given to their article. Bob’s recent article is titled “Pasqualoni Deserves Chance to Run Cowboys’ Defense”. Ask him if he said that and he’ll answer like Rick Carlisle, “no”. In fact, Pasqualoni is only mentioned briefly in the last paragraph of the article. Idiocracy. The name Rob Ryan has been thrown around, but if you remove the name “Ryan” from the equation, his resume doesn’t knock you over. I wonder if he likes feet.
2:35 – Programming Meeting: AKA “More Randomness” Dan jumps head first into this pool of off the wall radio, by claiming that he watches Fashion Police with Joan Rivers and her segment “Bitch Stole my Look”. Donovan is sporting the painter’s pants today and gets lambasted by the crew. Defensive Donovan is a militant Donovan. Bob learned that the brother is prone to ironing jeans from his first roommate in college. The first bit that was bailed on in the early years is “Celebrity Splits”, Fantasy Football for celebrity marriages. They discuss their upcoming road trip (February) with the Dallas Stars through Canada. Dan might never come back Vancouver.
3:00 – WTDS: More Miley and Bush and Frosted Flakes. On this day, one year ago, Haiti was a rockin’ and nobody was a knockin’, because they don’t have doors. Hey Doug, I’ve got a birthday, Black in the Saddle Again, Tom Dempsey, Joe Frazier, Tim Horton, Drew Pearson, Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern. Dominique Wilkins and Kirstie Alley, as well.
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