The Mix: “If I were a bird, I’d live in this place.” – Norm “Only gay people have lucky numbers.” - Bob
The Open: “I’m going to schedule me some drawwws” Happy Fat Tuesday. The show consensus is that whenever a media member uses a cliché surrounding the NFL Labor Talks and NCAA March Madness, they should get tazed.
12:40 – Dallas Stars: On this most recent road swing, the Stars have accumulated 7 of 8 possible points. Jamie Benn has been playing out of his mind; he seems to just one move ahead and a split second faster than anyone else on the ice. Nieuwendyk hit a home run with the Goligoski trade; he has been the perfect addition to this team. Hopefully getting Brad Richards back on the ice soon will be a bonus to a team that is playing extremely well right now. The Stars are about to start a home-stand; go out and support them, they deserve it.
1:00 – Gay Not Gay: Which one is gayer, the giver of the Shake Weight or the person who uses it? Ironic exemption. Two dudes showing up to dinner in horse drawn carriage? Comedy exemption. Middle-aged man in a cowboy hat alone at a bar with a glass of wine, takes a self shot picture and shortly after another guy joins him. Gay. Signing your name on a roll sheet for class with a winking smiley face after your name? Gay. Asking your buddies to go to the bathroom with you at a restaurant? Gay. How long after you please yourself must you wait before turning on the NFL Network? “Is he suggesting that the NFL Network wasn’t already on?” – Bob.
1:20 – Neftali Talk: He wants his name pronounced correctly. Yeah, it’s spring training. He also says that he would prefer to stay as the closer because he’s comfortable with it, but is willing to do whatever he is asked to do.
1:40 – Deion Sanders: Hall of Famer Deion “Prime Time” Sanders calls in to join Bob and Dan. He is so cool he doesn’t even have to wear deodorant. He still uses his Hot Dog Express and keeps it on his yacht. Concerning the Cowboys draft pick and the rumors that they are considering Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara, Deion says “He’s aight”. Not very high praise.
2:00 – Audio: Audio I was unable to get. Sorry.
2:20 – Sports Quick Hits: Kevin Love got his 51st double-double in a row, a record. Tiki Barber is coming out of retirement. Dan is usually not a fan of the Sports Speculative Segment but he had his baseball brain set to full throttle yesterday. Albert Pujols, from 2000-2010, led the league in HR, RBI and Batting Average. The Decade Triple Crown. As you look at the teams willing to sign Pujols to a major deal, and seeing that the Cliff Lee contract could have been fit into the Rangers budget; why not Albert Pujols in a Rangers uniform?
2:40 – Surprise from Surprise: What does the Rangers rotation look like without Neftali as a starting pitcher. C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis and Tommy Hunter; after that it could be between 4 players. Holland, Kirkman, Bush and Hurley. Brandon Webb won’t be ready for the start of the season. Ogando is still a work in progress.
3:00 – WTDS: In 1971, Joe Frazier defeated Ali in “The Fight of the Century”. Happy Birthday to Brett Conway, Larry Murphy, Jim Rice, Miracle on 69th Street, Dick Hyman, Camryn Manheim and Freddie Prinz Jr. And now some spares, Dick Allen, Jason Elam, Kenny Smith, Justin Thompson. RIP to Pig Pen, Joe DiMaggio and Ray Nitschke.
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