Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
NBC Exec Dick Ebersol is siding with Jay Leno.
He blames Conan for poor ratings at 11:30 pm, not their decision to put Jay in prime time.
In business it’s all about the dollar and struggling NBC thinks Jay can make them more money than Conan.
So what if Conan was promised the Tonight Show seat for five years. So what if 7 months is too short to find your groove in a new post.
Ebersol obviously has done some good at the Peacock Network. However, he’s been on the side of evil, too.
-He fired SNL’s Norm MacDonald for incessant jokes about his friend: OJ Simpson. Wonder if he visits the juices in his Nevada prison?
-For years, Ebersol refused to run a scroll on sports telecasts because he was afraid NBC would lose viewers if they saw that something else was going on. For the TV viewer, that’s evil! He was on the wrong end of that one…
The comedy of Conan, Jay and Dave has been better in this “crisis.” So the good news is that art and the public has benefitted.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The collusion and myopia continues among BCS stake-holders.
Seventy three percent of the coaches surveyed favor the BCS.
How out of touch are they with fans? My guess is 97-percent favor a playoff.
Click HERE to read more. Be warned, you'll see ridiculous rationale as to why this scam should continue.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Lane Kiffin leaves Tennessee after one year? Didn't see that one coming. Kiffin didn't make most lists, including mine.
The Kiffins (see photo) do look the So. Cal part, however.
Three jobs in three years? Was Al Davis right about his character? (I'll still give Kiffin the benefit of the doubt on that one...)
Many claim Kiffin will the Trojans on probation in a few years. Yet USC may get sanctions in a few weeks. With what's looming for Troy, he must've REALLY wanted out of Tenn. and/or back to the Golden State.
Nevertheless, Kiffin vs. Rick Neuheisel should be VERY FUN! Let the games begin.
I applaud Conan O'Brien for standing up for himself. He doesn't want to move the Tonight Show franchise to 12:05.
Sure, there's ego involved, but you go Conan!
I thought it strange when:
A) Leno made news saying he would leave the Tonight Show and
B) In 2004, it was affirmed that Conan would take over.
O'Brien waited FIVE years for the gig!
Workaholic Leno could not ride off into the sunset at his peak? Of course not.
The prime time "experiment" was something even Carson could not pull off, however.
Leno has more money than God. Why does he need to go back to 11:35 p.m.?
Be a man of your word and let Conan take his shot. Be a man of principles and rise above it.
Perhaps, he will play the "company man" card. However, if he won't move to 11:35, NBC is out of luck.
It's time to go, Jay. You gave up the job failed and then failed at 10 p.m.
Pick up the pieces. I'm sure you can succeed in Vegas, or on Fox.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
King of LA’s pro team Pete Carroll is gone. Who are the best bets to replace him?
1. Mike Riley: Has USC connections, pro HC experience and is a successful PAC 10 coach. The best candidate.
2. Steve Sarkisian: Has all that Reilly does save pro experience. An LA native, the young former BYU QB could have this job for a log time.
3. Steve Fisher: The long tenured Titans coach would be a great choice. Does he want to leave the pros and return to LA?
4. Jack Del Rio: He may jump at the opportunity given the tenuous state of the Jaguars. Just don’t have a gut feel that he’d be the right pick
5. John Robinson: C’mon, he’s already had the job twice before! OK, that was a joke.
This certainly is big hire for Troy. The biggest drawback of the position is potential NCAA sanctions re Reggie Bush affair. That might be enough to keep Riley in Corvallis.
That said, could Sarkisian and Rick Neuhesiel wage the battle of LA?
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Hats off to the Greensboro College basketball teams. They swept at Averett Univ. in Danville on Saturday for the first time since 2004.
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Friday, January 8, 2010
Greensboro College is having a class to the All-time Rock N' Roll Top 10. The News & Record is soliciting your nominees, too.
My all time top 10 rock songs:
1. Hey Jude, Beatles
2. Born to Run, Bruce
3. Stairway to Heaven, Led Zep
4. Sympathy for the Devil, Stones
5. God Save the Queen, Sex Pistols
6. Imagine, John Lennon
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
8. Baba O'Reilly, Who
9. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
10. Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd
If you want to chime in with yours, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
On the eve of the false college football national championship, our BCS synonym of the day is...
1. deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.
2. a particular instance of such deceit or trickery: mail fraud; election frauds.
3. any deception, trickery, or humbug: That diet book is a fraud and a waste of time.
4. a person who makes deceitful pretenses; sham; poseur.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Today was not a good day. Returning to the morning commute was bad enough. Discovering Steve Czaban was off as Fox Sports Radios morning host, was even worse.
The network then added salt to the wounds of listeners by naming blowhard Steve A. Smith as Czabe’s replacement.
I listened to SAS today and that middle initial “A” was for abysmal. More on that later.
Steve Czaban is/was more of a fan than an analyst. He freely offered opinions. “Male Chauvinist Pig” (MCP) was a popular 70s term for ingrate males. Surely some would use that term for Czabe.
My 12-year-old daughter, who had to bear Czaban’s rants for five years on the way to school, regularly dubbed him “immature.”
However, if you read some of blogs on the issue, Czaban built s loyal national following. Much like Howard Stern, his political incorrectness worked.
Humor, especially on radio, is one of the hardest things in this World to accomplish. He did that.
Many posters want to complain to Fox Sports, which chose not to renew Czaban’s contract. That’s a waste of time. They let the talented host get away.
Hopefully, the other national radio syndicators (ESPN, Sporting News) will reap benefits from Fox’s loss. Talent rises to the top. Czaban will resurface again.
Smith spent a good deal of today’s show discussing Tiger Woods and his issues. Perhaps MCP holdovers enjoyed his shtick today. He repeatedly said Elin Woods “could not take care of Tiger in the bedroom.”
If it was an attempt at humor by Smith, it didn’t work.
Smith, who failed as an ESPN TV host, comes across as a buffoon ill-suited to radio.
My radio will be turned to another station in the morning, and probably the rest of the day.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Ram fans watched the season finale vs. San Fran with mixed emotions. A win over the hated Niners is always sweet. But the 28-6 loss gave the Rams the number one pick in next year’s NFL draft.
The team has many holes to fill. The Rams have solid building blocks in its defensive front seven. Yet its secondary, particularly the cornerbacks, are below par. The St. Louis CB’s have been dreadful all year.
On offense, the Rams are in worse shape. The wide receiver group is the worst in the league. Despite recent injuries, they have addressed the offensive line recently.
At quarterback, they do not have a first line starter. Marc Bulger lost it in 2007 and has yet to get it back. Kyle Boller was obviously a first round bust. Rookie Keith Null’s chances of being an NFL difference maker? Slim and Null.
The Rams are on the clock!