(1) If anyone knows whether the Ticket Chicks will be broadcasting today and when , please let us know ASAP. Norm and Donovan will presumably be doing the post-game into the evening, so unclear if they will be on this week.
(2) PREGAME NOTE: The station has been promoting the Cowboys Pre-Game Plus that is sometimes broadcast before the official Sturm + Phillips pregame show. Not sure who is doing it this year, but I recall it as very worthwhile last year.
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Ad One: Reagor Dykes Auto Group
Unquestionably the worst-produced ads to have appeared on The Ticket since I started listening in 2004. Bart Reagor sounds like he is recording his lines in a cavernous bathroom at old Texas Stadium about 20 feet away from the mic, while the person he is supposedly having a conversation with -- the guy with the kid who plays baseball, and the female high school graduate who sounds like she's about nine with a room-temp IQ (one "Ashley") -- are more or less conventionally recorded.
But the main question is: what the hell is the Reagor Dykes Auto Group? If you go to this website (www.rddirectauto.com), it appears to be a series of Toyota-Ford-Lincoln-Mitsubishi dealerships in West Texas. What is unusually "direct" about that, I don't know, but whatever it is, it appears to be a subsidiary of the "auto group" itself, which on this website (http://www.reagordykesautogroup.com/) touts itself as being able to get you "any car you want," and lists the various locations and capabilities.
In other words, it's a series of new-car dealerships and, astonishingly, you can also get used cars there, and, wonder of wonders, they offer leasing. How they materialize cars that you "want" that they don't have on their lot is unexplained, but my car-buying experience has persuaded me that any dealer can get pretty much any car in the same way that the car leasing companies (D&M, AutoFlex) are able to.
By the way -- is Ashley, who gets the BMW for her graduation present, a good endorsement interview? She may be headed for a career in quantum physics but sounds dumb as a stump and a member of a slice of society where everyone who graduates from high school gets a car. (She learned about this "great dealership" -- the name of which she has obviously forgotten or can't pronounce -- from her friends who got their cars there.)
Ad Two: The Blind Guy
Now there is a strange spot. This guy comes on. He sounds AA. He says we can't see him because we're listening to him on the radio, and he says he can't see us because he's totally blind. Well, maybe so, but he also can't see us because he's speaking to us on the radio and, additionally, because he recorded this thing a way long time ago. He couldn't see us if he were Superman. But let's put aside these logical issues and ask ourselves, as we did with RDAG, what the hell this ad is about.
There is one mention of the affliction that the guy is suffering from: "924".
But that is not correct, as I discovered as I tried to find out what this is all about.
It's not "924" -- it's "non-24." Here: (http://www.non-24.com/) It is a circadian sleep disorder, which the AA guy mentions in the ad. It barely mentions anything else, but gives a phone number -- not a website, no brand name of any medicine, just a phone number -- to call. Why so coy, I have no idea. Obviously, someone is flogging a drug, and the drug is manufactured by Vanda Pharmaceuticals. This ad feels like a setup, something to pique our interest in this poor guy's condition, and we'll soon hear another set of ads that resolve this mystery.
Ad Three: Danny and the North Texas Field Office of the Order of Gentlemen
First time I heard this ad I didn't immediately associate it with Danny because he nowhere identifies himself. Second time I heard it I caught an inflection and thought -- whoa, this is Danny playing it straight for Gentleman Jack.
Is there another ad done by a Ticket personality where, somewhere along the line, the speaker doesn't identify himself? The Texas Land & Cattle ads don't identify the speakers at the outset, but Corby-Mike-Danny each speak one another's names. There are probably a bunch of ads done by hosts where the host doesn't identify himself, but I can't think of any right now.
Danny could be a professional voice -- he's got a couple of pronunciations to standardize (the one I catch is "min" for "men"), but this JG ad showcases nicely how good he can sound in a not-deliberately-over-the-top type of ad (Texas Land/Cattle).
[Someone is probably going to write me and say "that's not Danny," but I'm pretty sure it is -- and, of course, he's been flogging GJ in the Whiskey War ads with Corby, who's wielding Woodford Reserve.]
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