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I liked Gordon's "Five on Five" segment on the Observation Deck this morning. Punchy, funny, fast-moving, interesting. Or maybe it was "Five for Five," I forget. Either way, I liked it.
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I cannot believe that Capital One is bringing back that incredibly odious "I'm calling everyone in America" ads to insult our intelligence. Why anyone would want to move their money to an organization that would even pretend to employ an asshole of this galactic lack of appeal is a mystery. Who engages in an activity -- cold-calling citizens to annoy them with some kind of unwanted sales pitch -- universally loathed by consumers.
If you have your assets with Capital One, please move them elsewhere.
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I'm a wimp. I'm a weenie. You can call me names if you do so nicely.
I don't like Fight Night.
I've written about it a couple of times, once really early when I had zero readers, but more recently and comprehensively here: WEENIE ALERT.
If you don't want to click back, my basic point is that disaster is just around the corner. I don't care about headgear, short rounds, the other "safety" features, it would only take one awkward punch or fall to paralyze or kill someone. True, true, it hasn't happened in all the years they've been doing this, but their fighters are getting bigger and stronger. It isn't the liability concern -- I'm sure the fighters have signed releases and The Ticket is insured for this. It's the PR hit to the station if someone really buys it.
That piece is outdated in one respect. Since then I recall satisfying myself that The Ticket had covered the regulatory legalities. But in general I still feel the same way.
There is one good thing about Fight Night: It gives hosts who aren't fond of one another a highly-charged forum in which to interact awkwardly.
So I'll be listening, but I'll be disapproving.
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On further reflection, Michael Krenek's departure signals the End of The Ticket.