Didn't you folks in Buffalo realize that
T.O.'s initials stood for Totally Over-The-Hill?
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..........
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
Dateline: Your TV on Wednesday
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
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
That's all for now. And remember, Tony Romo has never won a playoff
So what can be better? For me, it's the ultimate combination. In today's New York Times, an article revealed the coming of the next generation of camera & software system that was announced & presented yesterday to folks in the baseball community. Not sure yet, but it seems this is the real deal in the next iteration of marrying baseball stats with technology. A must read article (and watch the video contained in the article as well) if you're into baseball at all.
A sports buddy of mine, Brandon Rose from Ft. Myers, FLA (gotta plug your friends) said in an e-mail this morning, "The Yankees should be embarrassed the way they treated Joe Torre." If you really think about it, they didn't embarrass him, they showed Joe love. They could have fired him, or not even offer him a contract. THAT would have been embarrassing. That would have been a slap in the face to the man who could be in the Hall of Fame alone on his playing-day numbers. By offering him a one-year contract, below what he was making before but still above all other managers, they let Joe turn it down. They let Joe say no. They let Joe walk out the door instead of escorting him out like so many other clubs do. (and like THE BOSS has done so many time before) I actually believe the Yankee brass(somebody stop me) did something classy. They didn't fire one of the classiest men in beisbol. They let him say no thanks, time for the rest of my life.
Say it ain't so, Joe, was a cry from baseball's past.
Thanks for the great years and championships, Joe, is the one Pinstripes can cry to the rafters at the Stadium today.
And you thought I was gonna talk about Manny Being DUMB again, didn'tcha?
If you said, on the eve of your organization's "big day", "Who cares? This ain't the end of the world!", your corporate fanny might get fired. Unless you had lots of money and didn't really worry for your job, life, or teammates. Then, hey, who cares?
With more than a nod to writer/ex-student/friend Rich Lehman (who uttered that line in a totally different context at lunch yesterday), seems like errors in the field and errors in judgement have kept The Fabulous Spellos Brothers beloved New York Mets and their redheaded, ugly and richer step-brother the New York Yankees out of the post-season faster than you can say Troy Tulowitski. (and please, no e-mail from ugly, redheaded Yankee fans!)
My feelings aside, it should be a very exciting pennant-deciding 10 days. So why not give you a great head start and let you preview some of the 99 SPORTS websites in our next book.
Enjoy the playoffs. If you don't care for baseball, just remember two names during the playoffs. Bucky Dent and Bill Buckner. If you hear them during the game, just know two boys from NYC will be smiling...
Rule #1 in the night club business that every comic knows - NEVER give the microphone to the audience! So, Mark Eck-o let America decide on the fate on All-Time MLB Home Run King Barry Bondy record breaking 756th home run?!?!http://tinyurl.com/yvujzr
Wow. How democratic. If you consider mob rules democratic. So here's Eck-o, fashion designer and true beisbol fan thinking, I'm rich so I can grossly overpay for the ball and (perhaps) under the guise of letting the American people decide (who, as a group, "choose poorly" in recent group voting over say, the last 8 years) what do with the Bonds' historic HR ball. (Say Eck, what was your lifetime MLB HR total?)
Shock of shocks, what a great choice America. The choice of honor. The choice of freedom. The choice of democracy: MUTILATE IT. BRAND IT. MARK IT FOR EVER. AAAARRRRRGHHH!!!!!!
Wow. It makes me proud and tingle all over with red, white and blue joy. America, you sure are critical thinkers and know what is truly democratic!
By the way, do you know anyone women from the Sudan who have been "altered", or families that lived throughout Europe during WWII and were "branded" for life with a tatoo? Ask them how that forced "group opinion" is working out for them. Ask them how they feel about the court of public opinion.
Hey Eck, don't ya think all this publicity is just more "good" branding for you, too?
Hey Eck, they tell me you're a designer. Why don't you design a plan to donate, let's say, $752,467 to charities to help with drug education for high school athletes if you are so concerned
Hey Eck, how many asterisks could we brand on you for alleged cheating, dumb choices or indiscretions in the business world? I for one, would have no body space left if you asked me the same question.
Next time you see those TV ad for Las Vegas, you know, the ones you love that goes, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!". Seems cute and innocuous, doesn't it? Try these on and see how you respond -
What happens behind closed doors, stays behind close doors. What happens in the boardroom, stays in the boardroom. What happens behind the pulpit, stays behind the pulpit.
This is how abuse of people, power and position occurs. This is how they taught it. "Protect your own", the rest by damned. It is a sad reality that his is SOP for people, corporations or countries with something to hide. Not anymore....Without further ado, I welcome this weeks' NO FRUIT CUP award recipient...
ISIAH THOMAS, COME ON DOWN.....NO FRUIT CUP for you. And don't forge to bring James Dolan with you. I'd call Thomas, Dolan's little b*tch, but then again, there's that double standard that Thomas believes in. Ah, screw 'em. Why should I care what happens, isn't that what tell us. Oh, yeah, when they say "protect your own", maybe they mean all of us, you know, people just looking out for people. There I go dreamin' again.
Hey Isiah, try this one. What happens in your mind, next time, let it stay in your mind.