Saturday, September 30, 2006
Weekend loose ends
Congratulations to my beloved Dodgers for getting into postseason play. My wife is a huge Mets fan and my partner is a huge Yankees fan. I should be single and writing solo by mid October.
Vin Scully is the best baseball announcer that will ever be. Modern day baseball has been around for about 108 years. Scully has been there for more than HALF of it. Just think of all the World Series, no-hitters, perfect games, and beach balls this man has seen.
Newspapers are claiming that SURVIVOR caved under pressure by ending their race tribe experiment on week three. Uh…the shows were filmed in early June.
In order to get the TV section in the LA TIMES every week you now have to call and request it. The Sunday paper weighs one ton, 500 pounds of ads (and not all cute model ads either. Tires, and Target and that shit). Is this a new policy to save paper? No wonder the Tribune company is going out of business, the TV section.
What do you think FOX dreads more? Their Brad Garrett numbers or a San Diego-Minnesota World Series?
I was a Padres broadcaster when they won the division in 1996. I handled the post game locker room interviews for local TV. Driving home, drenched head to toe in cheap champagne and wreaking, I thought, man if a cop pulls me over I am really screwed.
I was at ABC the day after Ted Danson’s show premiered. I asked a network exec about the numbers. He said they were great. Later I asked another network exec the same question and she shook her head. Not good. And from this are decisions made.
When JACKASS NUMBER TWO is the number one boxoffice hit you know we’re only eight minutes away from Armageddon.
I can’t wait for the LOST season premiere.
I can more than wait for the return of Tim McCarver. For those, like me, who can’t stand him, this site is for you.
And if you're a Joe Morgan hater, you'll want to click here.
NIP/TUCK is one plotline away from Drs. Troy & McNamara doing a boob job on an extra terrestrial.
Is Katie Couric still anchoring the CBS EVENING NEWS?