The Mix: “Package!” – Dan.
The Open: “If you’ve had sex with anyone other than yourself in the last 10 years, you need to get yourself tested.” During the Black Guy Roundtable with the Musers this morning, Bob was voted the most “brother-friendly” on air personality at the Ticket. When getting back in touch with an old high school friend – a friend that has since changed their name – do you call them by the name you knew them as or their new name? Mayor Leppert has resigned to run for the Senate; that leaves the Ticket’s own “Key to the City-give Mayor Pro-Tem” as the Mayor. He loves children and the future.
12:40 – NBA Trades: Tomorrow is the trade deadline, and with that, Mavs rumors start floating around. Devin Harris was rumored to be part of a deal between the Mavs and the Nets; it turns out that the Nets trade Derrick Favors (#3 overall last year), two 1st Round picks and Devin Harris to Utah for point guard Derron Williams. This makes two times that Devin Harris has been traded from an Avery Johnson coached team. Yet, Avery still says that he loves Devin Harris. I call bullsh.
12:55 – Steve Ott: Well where do we start. Steve thinks that the team did a lot of things right in last night’s 1-0 loss, except score a goal. He is very high on the addition of Goligoski calling him a left-handed Zubov. Fatigue has somewhat set in with all the injuries that have accumulated.
1:20 – TiVo Talk: The Grammy’s were the top rated show last week followed by two episodes of American Idol. Would you rather watch the Oscars or the Grammy’s? James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be hosting the Oscars this year. Dan has been getting a lot of emails about the A&E show Beyond Scared Straight, I couldn’t get the audio but here is a transcript of the scene.
Inmate: You know why they call this the 'Shakedown' Room?
Bad Children: ...
Inmate: It's because that's the room where they search you before you can see any visitors, and before you leave any visitors. Do you have any idea what they do to you in there?
Bad Children: ...
Inmate: (Yelling) YOU SPREAD YO CHEEKS AN LIFT YO SACK AND ANOTHER MAN INSPECTS YO BUTTHOLE. HOW DOES THAT SOUND? ANOTHER MAN LOOKIN IN YO BUTTHOLE? YOU WANT THAT? THEN SHAPE THE F*** UP!
1:40 – More TiVo: The recent discovery of Arrested Development by the Musers’ Junior Miller has made Bob consider whether or not Arrested Development deserves to be on the top tier of TV Shows – joining The Wire, The Shield, The Sopranos and Breaking Bad. In my humble but most accurate opinion, it is the best sitcom of all time. Too bad it was too far ahead of its time.
2:20 – NFL Talk: With the NFL Combine starting tomorrow, Bob jumps into some Cam Newton talk. Cam Newton said, “I don’t just see myself as a football player but also as an entertainer and an icon”. That attitude could be a red flag to some NFL teams. He is being compared to JaMarcus Russell but other than being black and from the SEC, that comparison does not hold much water. Could you make that case that his success, despite all the controversy around him, might bode well for the NFL? At the end of the season he was projected in the 3rd round; now it’s being thrown around that the Redskins at #11 are interested in taking him. NFL personnel legend Gil Brandt has said that it would not surprise him if Cam went #1 overall. Interesting. Of the top 8 draft teams, only Cleveland (with Colt McCoy) is not in the market for a quarterback.
2:45 – Quick Hits: Dan feels that 127 Hours and Black Swan were a little better than The King’s Speech. In talking about TV and Oscars with Tim Cowlishaw at the Stars game, Bob found out that he’s seen all 10 Best Picture nominees. When it comes to the Oscars, does Best Picture always mean the Best Movie or is it more of an artsy, back-story, feel good pick? Last 10 Best Picture winners: The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for No Men, The Departed, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Lord of the Rings, Chicago, A Beautiful Mind and Gladiator (yeah he is).
3:00 – WTDS: On this day in 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas and Bob Knight threw a chair in 1985. Happy Birthday to Fred Belitnitkoff, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Jackie Smith, Aziz Ansari, Dakota Fanning, Peter Fonda, Marc Price, Brad Whitford and Johnny Winter. Today’s spares are Pat Barnes, Greg Hill, John Shelby and Steve Stricker. RIP W.E.B. Dubois and John Quincy Adams.
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