(1) In driving around listening to The Little One on Saturday, I was reminded once again of what a terrific play-by-play guy Rich Phillips is.
I like Brad and Babe doing the Cowboys broadcast, but Brad makes about a half-dozen mistakes per game, mainly misidentifying players. He's getting worse. Last week they completely missed plays coming back from breaks on two different occasions -- not because the ads ran long, but because they were yammering on about something else. I'd like to see the Cowboys appoint Rich to do those broadcsts and I think he and Babe would make a fine team. Couldn't happen under the circumstances of the Cowboys' present affiliations, but I'd take Rich over any TV play-by-play guy.
(2) Is C.J. Wilson suffering bad karma because of his poor relationship with The Ticket?
(3) Re the Hank Williams, Jr., "Fox & Friends" story: F&F co-host Steve Doocy is Mike Doocy's first cousin.
(4) Don't catch Diamond Talk too often, but I enjoyed the pre-post-game broadcast while Sean Bass and David Newbury were on the air waiting for the Rangers game to end, commenting on the game in real time (more-or-less -- the radio broadcast was way, way behind the TV feed). I especially enjoyed Danny B's contributions. I like his Hardline persona, but there's an argument that he's even better when he tones down some of the more extreme guy-cynicism and interacts sincerely with whoever's broadcasting.
Anyone know -- is it legal to "call" a game by watching it on TV and broadcasting a report of the game play? Is that a forbidden use of "descriptions and accounts"? I'd think it would be some kind of violation of the team's right to control, and exclusively to exploit, its product. These guys weren't describing the game in that degree of detail, so maybe it's "fair use" if it isn't a regular practice, or doesn't go on too long.
(5) How many more months do we have to listen to those execreable Bud Light "Here We Go" ads?
(6) I have been surprised not to hear anything about the death of Peter Gent, former Cowboy (Lance Rentzel eventually replaced him due to injury). But he is best known as the author of "North Dallas Forty," fairly controversial hereabouts in its day. Have any shows mentioned it?
(7) I have no new Greggo or Richie or RaGE news, opinions, or speculations.