The Mix: “You ever played the Fart Trumpet?” – Bob “Noooooo.” – Norm
The Open: “Lookin' to get back up on that pogo stick.” Happy Flag Day in Mexico, Hermanos. With the Homer Bowl 11 today, Bob needs to brush up on his Homer Bowl trick (similar to his Super Bowl trick). There need to be a DVR that automatically records car chases, no hitters and goalie fights as they happen.
12:35 – NBA Trade Deadline: In Bob’s perfect world, Dan has to anchor around-the-clock coverage of the NBA Trade Deadline. At one point a few years ago, it seemed like Baron Davis was one of the better players in the league when they beat Dallas in the first round of the playoffs. The Bee-Beard can be deceiving. Now he joins the Cleveland Cavaliers after being traded from the Clippers; his last great play in a Clippers uniform was throwing a pass out of the sunroof of a Kia as Blake Griffin jumped over the hood and dunked it. The Mavs are being linked to J.R. Smith and Tayshaun Prince this morning. It’s doubtful that anything will materialize between the Mavs and those players; but like every year, the Mavs are always in trade discussions.
12:55 – Homer Bowl: The time is upon us when possibly unknown sports broadcasters will have their name immortalized in the record books.
3rd Place – Boston High School Football: “NUTS AND BOLTS, WE GOT SCREWED!” The 3 Minute Mark.
2nd Place – Arkansas High School Football: “AND THER’ AINT NO FLAG!”
1st Place – Florida Atlantic announcer Dave LaMont: “And I’ll fight anyone of you if you want to.” Good luck getting this guy on the air.
1:30 – Jesse Holley: The Dallas Morning News has petitioned Bob to write up a breakdown of every Cowboy on the 53-man roster. His latest entry was reality star turned special teams contributor Jesse Holley, check out the write-up here.
2:00 – Tom’s Oscar Opinion: In a wheels off moment, Tom said that Inception won’t win Best Picture because it already won with Dances with Wolves. Listen to that here. Then in Why Today Doesn’t Suck, Grubes makes a funny.
2:20 – Brad Richards: How does Brad Richards affect the Dallas Stars at Monday’s trade deadline? A few months ago, it was a safe bet that Brad was going to re-sign with the Stars before he hits free agency at the end of the year. The lack of ownership will limit what the Stars will be able to offer; while it could be market value, it won’t be anywhere near what some of the big boys can offer. It will be his last run at free agency and he’ll be the top free agent on the market; all these signs point to him going elsewhere at the end of the season. That brings trades into the picture. Dallas will be looking for a deal – similar to what the Texas Rangers did with Teixeira – in which they get a lot of young talent and build for the future. A likely dance partner in a trade would be the NY Rangers, but they’re also the team likely to spend a lot of money on him at the end of the year via free agency. It depends on how much the NY Rangers think Richards can help them in a championship run over the next 2 months.
2:40 – Evan Grant: Reporting from Surprise, AZ, Evan Grant reports on the Rangers first intra-squad game. Mike Napoli grounded into a double-play on a 3-0 count. The trade is a bust… Evan’s lineup guess: Kinsler, Andrus, Hamilton, Beltre, Cruz, Young, Moreland, Torrealba, Borbon.
3:00 – WTDS: On this day in 1982, Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal of the season, breaking the record for most goals in a single season. He ended up with 92. Happy Birthday to Terry Bowden, Vince Ferragamo, Mike Fratello, Jeff Garcia, Floyd Mayweather, Eddie Murray, My Daughter went Black and Never Came Back, Kristen Davis, Steve Jobs, Philip Knight, Edward James Olmos, Abe Vagoda and George Thorogood. Spares include Tom Burleson, Nick Esasky and Paul Gruber. They didn’t get to the RIP’s but Mitch Hedberd was born on this day and is now dead. Genius.
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