A VIEW FROM THE UNABRIDGED
things you may have missed this week
by Peter Spellos
FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd - SPORTS N' STUFF
Dateline: Orchard Park, NY
Didn't you folks in Buffalo realize that T.O.'s initials stood for Totally Over-The-Hill?
Dateline: Athens, Greece
The Olympic Torch was lit yesterday in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, Canada, but I do not understand why. There were no Winter Games when my ancestors started this formerly naked sporting event. I dare you to name three Greek ice skaters. You can't. Greeks hate the cold. Remember, some games you win, and some games you luge..........
Dateline: The 1980's
On October 14th, at the age of 76, Captain Lou Albano died. If you don't know who that is, then you proabaly don't like the old WWF, rubber bands for earrings, or Cyndi Lauper. What scares me most is not that a terrific showman died, it's that I continue to look more and more like him everyday. Could be worse.
This blurb could have been about Gorilla Monsoon...
Dateline: Your TV on Wednesday Night
If you haven't seen the new comedy MODERN FAMILY on ABC, yoiu are missing the funniest thing on TV next to Glenn Beck. The old sitcom format has been taken out of the studio and merged with this pseudo-doctumentary filming style. If this show does not make you laugh out loud, then you've probably advance ordered the Sarah Palin autobiogravy.
Dateline: Bristol, CT
Watching the media circus surrounding ESPN analyst Steve Phillips marraige/affair mayhem, I"m reminded of many things. One, most of this country wantonly salivates over a celebrity sex scandal, big or small. Two, nobody evercerates their own like the media and three, there will be someone in your neighborhood plugged in at Starbucks today on their 5th Pumpkin Latte that is already working on the teleplay.
I think William Peterson would be perfect for Phillips!
What folks don't seem to understand during this media freenzy, is that Phillips was just following the mantra of Hall of Fame Great Ernie Banks, who was always quite fond of saying, "Let's Play Two!!!"
That's all for now. And remember, Tony Romo has never won a playoff game.
Peace and Plenty -