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Way Too Late

Nov 09, 2011 -- 7:58pm

Joe Paterno may not have done anything illegal, but he had to go.  Not bringing the information he acknowledges he had to the authorities was a failure as a human being.  Forget football.

Penn St has failed the many victims of Jerry Sandusky time and time and time again over many years.  The house needs to be cleaned.

This whole thing is so awful.   I can't hold a thought to write about this right now.

Yeah, the 19th Century

Nov 05, 2011 -- 11:40pm

LSU beat Alabama in the game of the century tonight.  Two heavyweights battling.  It was a pretty good game.  It went into overtime and LSU won 9-6.  I can appreciate a defensive battle, but in football, I would rather see Oklahoma St. and Kansas St.  That game went down to the final second and O-K State won 52-45.  In the Oregon, U Dub game, Oregon doesn't give the chain gang enough time to get set.  They don't allow the t.v. people to show a replay.  They go-go-go, and I love it.

LSU and Alabama are probably the two best teams in college football, but I do not want to see a rematch in the National Championship game.  It was like watching the Seahawks play...well, the Seahawks.  Two teams with some offensive weapons that can move the ball every once in a while, but can't punch it in.  I would rather see two teams with some offense go at it.  Give me any combo of Oklahoma St, Stanford. or Boise St. 

Oh-by-the-way, Alabama is the better team.  If they had a kicker worth a scholarship, I think they would have won.  Which brings me to another point I'm going to have to address in another blog post: Why do football games played by big, strong, fast, athletic guys trying to beat the hell out of each other ride on the leg(s) of guys who still wouldn't get picked for a 5th grade kickball team or guys named Shelley?


Nov 04, 2011 -- 3:30pm

We just had Hooters Girls Kelly and Christi in studio for the "Hooters Hat Trick."  Most of the time this is a pretty cool job, but when the Hooters girls stop by...yeash.  Pretty awesome.

Hooters had an online vote on Facebook to see what girls should be added to the Hooters calendar this year.  After the vote, 9-12 girls got to be added to the calendar of the 40+ that had entered from West Coast Hooters.  When the vote had been revealed, people on Facebook immediately cried foul.  "This isn't on the up-and-up."  Really?  What has this world come to?  Even voting for hot chicks there must be a conspiracy?  Geez.

Tweet, tweet

Nov 03, 2011 -- 7:39pm

Dennis tweeted for the first time today.  I tweeted for the first time last Saturday during the Eastern Eagle football game.  I tweeted as myself for the first time today. 

Currently, I don't get twitter.  I'm giving it a shot.  I don't want to be "old guy who doesn't get it."  It's part of the reason why I don't blog much.  If I have something to say, I want to say it on the show.  I don't want to blow my wad on a blog or on twitter.  I see twitter as being something great for breaking news, clever things, and "holy crap, I can't believe he/she said that" stuff.  All of my clever stuff is based off of what someone says, I don't break news (I fix it - see what I did there), and I don't want to say something that will get me fired.

I'll keep you posted.

You can follow me @wingy2345

Humiliations Galore

Oct 13, 2011 -- 5:33pm

In September of 2010, we (Patchin, Osso, and the Wingman) spoke to some folks from Northport High School.  They were playing their first football game in 50/60/70 years (a long time).  We talked to a couple of gentlemen that played on that last team.  Some smart aleck listener sent us a text saying they didn't think I could beat either one of those older gentlemen in a race.  I took offense to that.  I may not be a primo athlete, but I'm pretty sure I could beat a 90-year-old dude.  I also said that I was faster than most people.  At the age of 16/17/18 I was very fast, so I'm sure that at the age of 34, that remains true.  (I know, I know.  Let me finish.) I figured I could beat anyone working at KXLY.  Dennis and Keith agreed that Dave Erickson would be a good test.  He's a triathlete, in great shape.  In about 10 seconds, a race had been set up.  We added Robyn Nance to the mix.  She was a part of our show and she did the news with Dave.  Also, I'm sure the guys wanted to completely humiliate me, so they threw her in there so they could say, "You couldn't beat a chick!?  You suck!"

Here's a link to my pre-race thoughts: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=162245240457771

Here's a link to the race itself:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzjWCM6ipwI

There was 15-17 yards between the finish line and a short wall.  I jumped up to stop my momentum, and when I landed I broke my effin ankle.  I knew something terrible had just happened, but I wasn't sure exactly what happened.  I limped around and tried to be okay with everything.  I didn't want people to think I was pouting because I lost to Dave.  After the car ride home, I could barely put any weight on my right leg, but I tried to battle through it.  I sat down and put my leg up.  When I tried to get up again, I couldn't put any weight on my leg, and knew I was going to have to see a doctor.

That was so incredibly humiliating.  I had just been beaten when I was sure I was going to win, and oh-by-the-way I broke my ankle.  Sweet.

It's been a year now.

I fell victim to one of the classic blunders.  The most famous, is never get involved in a land war in Asia.  Only slightly less well known is this: Never battle Dave Erickson when your ankle is on the line!  Ha, ha, ha.  Ha, ha, ha.  Ha, ha...(thump)

Put Those Bolt Cutters Away

Oct 06, 2011 -- 6:37pm

The NBA lockout is nearing it's 100th day and I couldn't be happier.  People that know me might scratch their heads because they know I'm a huge Michael Jordan fan.  See, that's just it.  I'm a Jordan fan.  I like basketball just fine, but I "love" Michael Jordan ( I do plan on marrying him, thanks for asking).  I've grown tired of the NBA lately.  Most of that is because of Kobe Bryant.  I think he's a lousy human being (google eagle colorado and spare me the innocent until proven guilty- he's not in prison) and hate that he is always compared to Jordan.  I also like LeBron James and can't stand that he is a national punching bag because he left Cleveland (you would too) and said he would win six or seven titles (how dare an athlete think they will suceed).   I'm also a fan of chaos.  If the NBA doesn't play a game this year, it won't hurt my feelings one bit.  Actually, I will quite enjoy it.  Kobe can go to Italy, play ball, get arrested for spitting and go to jail for 10 years.  LeBron can make more McDonald's commercials poking fun at himself and the absurdity of people's misplaced disdain for him.  The owners and players can fight over 2% of this and 1.5% of that. 

As long as their is a new Air Jordan released every February, the NBA can stay locked out until we've figured out how to clone human beings.

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