COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY
Written by: Mike in DA
Date posted: 11/6/2010
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FLUB OF THE DAY:
You don't have to go far to find a flub on SR610. Just listen to the Morning Show daily at about 9:50 AM and John Lopez during the birthday segment will mention at least one dead person as a birthday recipient. Thursday's (11/5) flub was Art Carney (aka "Ed Norton" from "The Honeymooners"). Art died in 2003, but once again John was too freakin' lazy to check it out. Hey, John knows the listeners are dumb assholes, so he knows he can put anything by them and they'll believe it.
FROM THE VIDEO ARCHIVES FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE:
2. Unicycle Tricks:
3. Pissed-Off Announcers: "We Got Screwed" -
4. Bango, the Bucks' Mascot:
5. People Are Awesome!:
6. Buckets and Balls:
8. Serbian Team Celebrates Too Early:
9. Another Announcer Flub As Kevin Harlan Doesn't Know the Score:
COLLEGE GAMEDAY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT:
ANOTHER URBAN LEGEND THAT NEVER HAPPENED!
Once again this past week, I heard the quote, “Nice guys finish last”. We often hear that with regard to life in general and also sports, as I heard this week when a caller to a local sports talk show said that the Texans, Rockets, and Astros are always looking for good guys to join their team and avoid the bad guy troublemakers, although they may actually improve the team. Then the “nice guys always finish last” comment came up.
That quote is often attributed to Leo Durocher for saying it. For those not familiar with Leo “The Lip” Durocher, he played 17 years in the major leagues mainly as a shortstop and then managed for 24 years (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Houston Astros) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1994, three years after his death.
Aithough the "Nice guys finish last.' quote is even found in “
’s Familiar Quotations”, Leo never made that statement though it is attributed to him. Bartlett
In a 1946 interview with Dodger radio announcer, Red Barber, Durocher who was the Dodger manager at the time, had been commenting on the common belief at the time that if a team's players got along well, they would naturally play better than teams with difficult players. On that day, the first place Dodgers were playing the seventh place New York Giants and Leo pointed at the Giants' dugout and noted that some of the players on the Giants who had reputations as personable individuals, notably Mel Ott, were all "nice guys".
He then actually said, "The nice guys are all over there, in seventh place, not in this dugout." The headline in the New York Daily News the next day distilled Leo’s quote into “Nice guys finish last”, though those four words were never uttered by Durocher, although the remark was quoted accurately in the published interview.
What Leo said took on a different meaning when some incorrectly thought that he meant that such a team would finish at or near the bottom because it included "nice guys", when in fact he had meant that there was no correlation between the personalities on a team and their level of play.
It is one of the most famous sports quotes of all time and even though Leo never said it, he never denied it because it is a cool saying though there is very little truth to it. And if you want to know the truth, there’s really nothing wrong in being a “nice guy”.
PABLO SANDOVAL IS ENJOYING THE “SPOILS OF VICTORY”, BUT HE SHOULD BE WATCHING HIS CALORIES!
ANNOUNCER FLIP-FLOPS, SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
I was watching the Packer-Jet game last Sunday (10/31) on FOX 26 when near the top of the telecast, analyst Moose Johnston suggested that the bye week really helped the Jets, allowing them to heal some injured and get some returning players more time with the playbook.
Next, after the Jets were shut out in the first half, paraphrasing what Johnston said, "That bye week seems to have cost the Jets their edge; they seem flat."
Got that? Will anyone remember what he said to start the game? They're not supposed to.
THE IRISH NATIONAL TEAM’S COACH LIKES THE TEAM’S
It’s funny that the guys on the Sunday ESPN “NFL Countdown” who exchanged laughs during the callous, remorseless, ill-advised "He Got Jacked Up!" feature, now soberly address the recent concussion epidemic. You would have thought that "He Got Jacked Up!" never happened, or that it happened on CBS or FOX. Despite the too-late removal of "He Got Jacked Up!" ESPN's young fool-targeting, immature approach to football continues.
Check out the guys laughing it up while showing the Top 5 "He Got Jacked Ups" of the 2006 season http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7258813000037702479#.
Yesterday’s Record ATS: 2-0
Cumulative Season Record ATS: 19-7
Today’s Games (for reading purposes only):
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
CHARLOTTE* (+6.5) over ORLANDO
Orlando won more games on the road than anybody except for the Celts and they swept the homers last year in the playoffs. Stephen Jackson can play and he’ll try to keep Bobcats in the game and Rashad Lewis played badly against the Bobcats last year. Magic won the series 3-1 last year and their guards all played very well. ORLANDO, 99 -98
WASHINGTON* (-4) over CLEVELAND
The Wizards were crushed in the opener vs. the Magic, but unbeaten Hawks were all out to beat homers before Wiz broke through in OT vs. Philly. John Wall will be able to penetrate all night especially since Cavs had to run in Philly last night and Wiz right in the game till the 4th quarter last night. Don’t be shocked if Andray Blatche becomes one of the leaders of this team. In the final 32 games last year, Blatche posted a dozen double-doubles, averaged 22 points and chipped in with 8 bounds. Wiz could do much worse than hitch their wagon to this rising star. WASHINGTON, 92-80
CRIER’S BREEDERS’ CUP RESULTS:
Friday – November 5
6th Race – More Than Real and Winter Memories (11-7) $2 Exacta won, paying $76.80
7th Race – Gabby’s Golden Gal came in 10th.
8th Race - Theyskens' Theory came in 6th
9th Race – Plumania came in last.
10th Race – Unrivaled Belle (8) won, paying $17.00 to Win, $5.80 to Place, and $4.20 to Show.
MIKE IN DA
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