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Cowboy Camp Goes Hollywood

The stars came out to watch the afternoon practice.  Former Laker great Magic Johnson, actor Rob Lowe, and Terrell’s own Jamie Foxx.

Wade Phillips let Magice Johnson address the team.   He told them about his experience in losing the 1984 Finals to the Boston Celtics.  He used the next year to fuel him and the Lakers.  They beat the Celtics in Boston to win the 1985 NBA Title.

He emphasized the Cowboys have to police themselves.  If a player is messing up, someone needs to say, “Hey, you’re messing up my ring”.  By ring, Magic means championship ring. 

“You can’t win the Super Bowl today. What they have to do is come here to work on their skills and timing and get in shape. Then they have to start with the four preseason games. But then against Cleveland, that’s when it starts. Win your division and have the best record in the NFC. You can’t worry about the Super Bowl until the playoffs get here.”

Magic think the Mavericks are done.  He spoke of how the Cowboys needed to “take advantage of this window before it closes.  The window closed on the Mavericks.”   That’s gotta make new head coach Rick Carlisle feel great.

Foxx was trying to leave the complex after the practice, but NBC 5 tracked him down.  He is a big time Cowboys fans and started rolling off old school names like Bob Lilly,  billy Joe Dupree, Drew Pearson, etc.

T.O. came by and they both talked about each other and their experiences working the film, Any Given Sunday.  Foxx played quarterback Willie Beamon.

I didn’t have enough time to get over and talk to Rob Lowe.

We’ll have more on the 10PM News on NBC 5.

Gecko Man Michael Scott Update

I always get people asking me where former morning anchor Michael Scott went. 

You know, the Gecko Man who freaked out when a gecko jumped on his suit and freaked out.  It’s great video.  Please click here if you haven’t seen it and be ready to laugh out loud.

Well Mr. Scott is a TV free agent again after losing another job.

The Hunstsville Times had this report today:

WAAY anchor no longer with station

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
By CHRIS WELCH
Search under way to replace Michael Scott, GM says

Michael Scott, a 30-year broadcast veteran who was hired in July 2007 as WAAY-TV’s evening anchor and managing editor, is no longer with the station, according to its acting general manager.

Manny Calvo, acting general manager and president of Calkins Media, confirmed in an e-mail to The Times Tuesday afternoon that Scott is no longer with the company. He said a national search for a new anchor will begin immediately.

Scott, 54, couldn’t be reached for comment.

According to sources within the station and newsblues.com, an Internet site for broadcast news professionals, Scott’s departure came after a dispute with a producer that occurred during a commercial break in last Thursday’s 10 p.m. newscast.

Scott has worked previously in Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Omaha, Charlotte, Kansas City and Huntsville. Prior to this incident, Scott’s was perhaps best known for “the attack of the gecko.” He was interviewing a snake wrangler on the air in 2002 for KXAS-TV, the NBC-affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, when a gecko lizard jumped on him from a nearby table. He screamed, yelled an expletive and has been immortalized on YouTube.

Scott eventually moved to Kansas City’s KCTV5 in 2004 and left in 2006. No reason was given for his departure from Kansas City.


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