Posts Tagged 'sports'

So This Is What Happened to Greg Williams Of The Ticket

Man, the tale of former Ticket talk show host Greg Williams is wild.  Dallas Observer sports writer Richie Whitt pens an all timer. 

Greg spent a lot of time on the radio going after guys like Michael Irvin, Roy Tarpley, Quincy Carter, Steve Howe, Leon Lett, and Barry Bonds for drug use…only to be a drug user himself.  Karma is a strong thing.

This one is really long, but worth the read.

I feel for current Hardline talk show host Corby Davidson.  He gets shed in a bad light in this article.  Having been through radio breakups, I know there is more to what Whitt wrote.  Corby can’t go on the record because his bosses want him to just let the situation go away, but we know it won’t.

I’m glad Greg didn’t take his own life.  I hope he can move on.  There is more to life than sports radio.  Trust me. I know.

Funny, I asked Greg one time what he was doing to lose weight.  He told me he was doing boxing and he stopped eating anything white, like rice or potatoes.   After reading this story I realized he had lap band surgery.  I was lied to, but it’s all good.

 

Advertisements

Richie Whitt’s Theory On How The Rangers Will Replace Ron Washington

Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer has a new sports blog called Sportatorium.   He comes out swinging.

Whitt says the Rangers have a plan in place to ax skipper Ron Washington and replace him:

“The Dallas Observer– via this here The Sportatorium sports blog – has learned from separate sources that the Rangers have held preliminary – if not more serious – talks with Don Baylor, Mike Hargrove, Jim Tracy and Jackie Moore about being Washington’s successor. At least one version of the inevitable overhaul, temporarily put on pause by the team’s recent uptick, includes the firing of all assistant coaches other than hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo and third base coach Matt Walbeck.”

Jessica Simpson Says She’s In Love With Tony Romo

The lovebirds have taken the lust to another level.  Jessica Simpson says Cowboys QB Tony Romo has helped her get back to being Jessica.   I guess that failed marriage to Nick Lachey left her feeling down.

Ol Jess opens up to Glamour magazine with these incredible insights like how they met:

GLAMOUR: Where did you meet Tony? Was it a blind date, or were you at a party?

JS: No. The cute story is that my family and I were watching a Cowboys game. I was going through my divorce and–Tony would die if I told you this–but [on television there was a story] about him. They said his celebrity dream crush was Jessica Simpson.

GLAMOUR: And you hadn’t met him yet?

JS: My family was like, “Did you just hear that?” His picture came up and I’m like, He’s really cute. Then I heard [that I was his crush], and I’m like, Oh my gosh!

GLAMOUR: And you’d never met him?

JS: No. I didn’t meet him for a year and a half after that.

GLAMOUR: How did your first date come about?

JS: One of my best friends played on a basketball team with Tony. He introduced Tony to my dad, and they hung out. Then Tony e-mailed my dad, “Cute date,” when we were at the Country Music Awards [last November], because we were sitting next to each other in the audience and I guess we made a camera shot. My dad was like, “Look what Tony said.” I said, “Give him my e-mail address. We’ll see if he’s good with words.” Then he e-mailed me, and we flirted over e-mail and on the phone. We got to know each other by talking, which I think is the best way. We set up our first date on November 20. Today is our four-month anniversary, but it seems like we’ve been together for so much longer. I said five months to him today, and [Tony] goes, “Baby, that hurts my feelings that you don’t even know.”

“he still deserves all the accolades for bringing me back to who I am.”

GLAMOUR: Back to the tabloids: People still talk about that time you showed up at Tony’s game wearing the pink Cowboys jersey and he played terribly. What’s that all about?

JS: I don’t know–other than me wearing my man’s jersey and cheering him on. And him not playing the way he would’ve hoped and all of a sudden I’m to blame.

GLAMOUR: Why take it out on you?

JS: Because everybody takes everything out on me! [Laughs.] But that was ludicrous. I don’t understand why they think that I would be a distraction to Tony. Do they really think he can see way far up in that box? No. He’s the most focused person I’ve ever dated. I love Dallas. I love the Cowboys. I grew up watching Troy Aikman and all of the quarterbacks, Roger Staubach…. The great thing about Dallas is there’s no paparazzi.

Read the rest here.

newy@newdawg.com

Watch Matt Mosley Of ESPN.com Talk Cowboys Draft

I got a chance to speak with Matt Mosley of ESPN.com after Cowboys GM/owner Jerry Jones met with the local media about the upcoming NFL Draft.

Mosley writes for “Hashmarks”, that is ESPN’s NFL blog.  It’s darn good.

We break down what Jerry said and what they might do, like going into the top ten. 

Can The Rangers Please Get Her To Throw Out The 1st Pitch

Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover gal, Marissa Miller, threw out the 1st pitch at a Cubs game recently. She makes pinstripes look very good.

Since the Rangers are living in last place again, it’s time to give hard working folks a reason to come out to the Ballpark.  

Dollar hot dog days are nice, but I’d say having Ms. Miller throw out the first pitch would be a very nice gesture to the long suffering Ranger fans.