The Open: “You know how I know you’re gay? You like Coldplay.” Grubes has switched shifts with Jeremy and the show leads off with talk about Jer’s blind wife and her ability to play Wii Baseball. Dan tells a story of his blind intern and his inability to play the proper audio. Jeremy’s wife works with rehabbing blind children. It’s the blind leading the blind. Grubes is still around though because he has to interview Colin Mochrie as his GBL guest. Let the disaster ensue.
12:30 – NFL Free Agency: The Redskins have signed Stephen Bowen, for Cowboy, for a ridiculous contract. If the Cowboys were to offer him that kind of money, they would have been lambasted. Sidney Rice has signed with the Seahawks. Bob feel that Kyle Orton is being undervalued, reportedly being traded for a 5th round draft pick. With Hasselbeck and McNabb being dealt, he wonders why Orton is not being talked about as one of the top QB free agents out there.
12:55 – More NFL: Reggie Bush has been traded to the Miami Dolphins, he’s taking his talents (getting injured) to South Beach. One of the big questions that Cowboy fans are asking is how liquid is Jerry Jones? How much money does Jerry have to actually throw around to free agents that fit their specific needs. Some names out there now, Cullen Jenkins, defensive end for the Packers and Abram Elam, safety, for the Browns.
1:15 – Colin Mochrie: Colin joins us from Canada. Regarding his comedic chemistry with the great Ryan Styles, he says he met him in 1980. Colin started out in improv and never looked back. With Whose Line is it Anyway, they never rehearsed but they did know what games were going to be played for the camera men. They would film a whole season of shows in 3 weekends. It was tough at first getting used to the censorship of American television, most of the time they didn’t know what was going to be acceptable or not. There was one game where the audience suggested that Cosby and Hitler would be roommates. It bothered Colin that they didn’t trust the actors enough to keep it safe. Consistently over the years, Greatest Hits was his favorite bit. Grubes was so nervous.
1:35 – Mike Modano: Another segment with the former Dallas Stars great. He’s still on the fence about whether or not he’s going to play again after his one year contract with Detroit last year. Because of his injury, he only dressed out 2 games in the playoffs last year. He says traveling with the team was a beating because they couldn’t make the cross country trip on one tank of fuel. It made for an extremely long trip. Dan tries to get Mike to make his official retirement announcement on the air, it didn’t happen. Looking back, he would’ve kicked himself if he didn’t take the opportunity last year to play in Detroit. After his career, he says he want to stay in hockey in some capacity. Ownership is probably the best bet. He says that the Stars are a mess and one of the more important things that need to be fixed once ownership is determined is how the team is viewed by the fans and sponsors. Ownership matters. It’s a trickledown effect for the entire organization. They then begin quoting “Slapshot”.
2:25 – Some Whoa Moments: US Men’s Soccer Coach, Bob Bradley, has been fired. The Cowboys have signed Tyron Smith to his rookie contract. Kevin Kolb has been traded to the Cardinals for a 2nd Round Pick and Rodgers-Cromartie, that’s a good deal for the Eagles. Kolb has only started 7 games in his whole career and Arizona gave him a 5 year, $60 million deal. Absurd. And finally, Hideki Irabu has been found dead of apparent suicide. Conversation trails off along the path of Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Grand Prairie, coincidentally where the hosts will be playing their softball game tonight. Bob will be tweeting from right field during the game.
3:00 – Why Today Doesn’t Suck: On this day in 1945 a plane crashed into the Empire State Building. Happy Birthday to Vida Blue, Bill Bradley, We Just F’d the Neighbors Wife 2, Afroman, Soulja Boy, Dick Ebersol and Sally Struthers. Spares include Doug Collins, Clint Longley, Carmelo Martinez and Garth Snow. RIP Rick Wright and Dr. George Gallup.
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