Saturday, October 22, 2016

Why I Hope At Least One of Terrell McClain, Geoff Swaim, or (Unlikely) Rolando McClain, Becomes An Enormous Star for the Cowboys


Time for a spot of fun.  Maybe only for me, but at least I will enjoy it.

This week The Musers took a swing at a motto Dak Prescott.  Junior got it started with "We're going Dak to the future," and George chimed in with "Once you go Dak, you'll never go back."

I've got a couple to suggest myself.  One of which will almost certainly die on this page except as a source of ridicule directed at Your Plainsman, the other of which has some chance of showing up on a poster at a game, if Jerry even allows posters in that dump.

The first one requires a bit of history, children, so sit back  .  .  .  .

There once was a major league baseball team called the Boston Braves.  The team eventually moved to Milwaukee and then to Atlanta, but in the years we care about, the post-war 40's and even into the 50's, it was the National League team in Boston.

During those years, the Braves had two superior pitchers -- Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain.  You can look them up, but for our purposes they provided the Braves with a devastating 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation.

Once, during the pennant drive in 1948, they put together a remarkable run, aided by the weather.  They swept a double header.  After two days off, there was a rainout.  Spahn came back and won, and the next day, Sain won.  Three days later, Spahn won, and then Sain won again.  After an off day, the two pitchers were designated again, and they both won again.  Together, they went 8-0 in 12 days.  We'll come back to that in a moment.

Spahn went on to have the more memorable career, but Sain was a 20-game winner four times.  He threw the last pitch to Babe Ruth in an organized game (in 1943 in an exhibition game between major leaguers managed by Ruth and a team made up of servicemen, including Ted Williams).  Ruth walked.  He also threw the first major league pitch to Jackie Robinson, who grounded out to short.

Sain died in 2006.  Spahn, who died in 2003, won 20 games or more in 13 seasons.  He's the top all-time southpaw winner with 363 wins.  He went 23-7 when he was 42, and pitched 382 complete games.  Times have changed.

But returning to 1948 and that remarkable run.  It inspired Boston Post sports editor Gerald Hern to dash off a catchy little poem:

     First we'll use Spahn
     then we'll use Sain
     Then an off day
     followed by rain
     Back will come Spahn
     followed by Sain
     And followed
     we hope
     by two days of rain.

This got shortened to the phrase (I hope) many of you will recall hearing that became the rallying cry for that 1948 team:  

"Spahn and Sain and pray for rain."

It became very famous -- Spahn later said:  "It's not so much my pitching people know, but that little poem about me and Johnny Sain with the forty-eight Braves."  It even became a commercial slogan:


The Braves won the NL Pennant that year, but fell in six games in the World Series to, of all teams, the Cleveland Indians.

What has all of this to do with The Ticket?  I began this post recalling Craig's and George's efforts to put something together in the way of a catch-slogan for this year's Cowboys.  It got me thinking and I came up with this, referencing Sean Lee, Terrell McClain, and Dak.  It's cute, but really only works if McClain rises to some kind of dominance.  After an interesting pre-season, Geoff Swain seems to have vanished, but I can hope -- his name actually works best, because I can throw an "and" in there, and it's a funnier name so I'll use that, but we may have to go back to "McClain" if Geoff never sees the gridiron, and "McClain" is really a better rhyme.  

Ready?

"Sean and Swaim and pray for Rayne."

ALTERNATIVE:  "Sean, McClain, and pray for Rayne."

OK, it's a stretch.

Here's another one.

Back when the New Orleans Saints were good in the early 80's they had a rallying cry:  "Who dat?  Who dat?  Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?"  The Neville Brothers actually recorded a song with that theme with some Saints players, shortened to "Who Dat Gonna Beat Dem Saints?"  Fans took it up as a cry of solidarity at games.  Despite its minstrel origins, the Saints even adopted it as an official slogan.

You're way ahead of me:

"Who Dak?  Who Dak?  Who Dak Gonna Lead Dem 'Boys?"  

(or "'Pokes," or "Cowboys," if we can't say "Boys" anymore, even if there's no racial implication).

[[CORRECTION:  As the Ticket Drop might say, "WELL F_____ ME!"  I don't subscribe to Sports Illustrated and so didn't know that this particular gag had already been made.  I did a search for the "who dak" phrase before writing this, and nothing popped up, so I thought there was some chance it was original.  Guess not.  Sorry.]]

Enough -- some of you might say more than enough -- of this wordplay.  I hope we have all learned something and perhaps even inspired some of you to top this (not a big challenge, I know).

Didn't like this post?  Oh, all right, here you go:

"Oh, but Plainsman, I like lots of wordplay."

ThePlainsman1310@gmail.com
@Plainsman1310 

84 comments:

Gopher said...

Brad Sham dropped Dakdown on his first score. He says he won't do it again.

Anonymous said...

I can't say I found Josh Balis' music remarkable, but he sure has more talent than I have.

I thought I could hear traces of both Bob Dylan and Springsteen in his music, so Jason Garrett should love him.

Anonymous said...

I meant to post this on Friday. Gordo fishing for bear traps is a bad bit. A naturally occurring bear trap is classic, but Gordo goes into every wireless section actively seeking bear traps. So forced! I know he is better than that.

Anonymous said...

Jeeezus, Corby. Texas Department of Health and Texas Health Resources are not the same thing. They're practically mortal enemies.

Ellislives said...

Oh yee who roams the plains so well. I love the dive off high platform into this one. It reminds me of sitting with my grandfather watching his 23" Zenith wood grained console watching the Rangers with tv on NYE and the radio on.

I love your allusions but I think they're a stretch. Taglines need to be organic. It's like calling Donny Doo Doo Cornbread after he's called for it.

I will say the Spahn leg kick is a thing of beauty much like Nolan, Paige, or my favorite Valenzuela.

I also noticed how much the Braves logo looks like current Blackhawks logo which itself looks like the ND Fighting Sioux logo that the NCAA banned. That would NEVER fly today. Why is it that all logos made after 1970 seem spare? I would put three of the four local teams in that category.

The Plainsman said...

I would like to see a show of hands for all Ticket listeners who do NOT punch out when Bob from Hidden Cost Motors comes on. I'd be willing to bet that The Ticket suffers the loss of one ratings point per show because of the presence of Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram commercials on the showgrams.

Shaggy said...

I never listen to any ads

Anonymous said...

I punch out when:

Jake is on the air
Jake spot runs
TC is on the air
TD Brothers are on the air
Fake Jerry is on the air
during e-brake voting
when Sturm asks a question

Anonymous said...

forgot to mention fake dead Kasey Kasem as well

Anonymous said...

I'm a stream listener so I try to avoid all ads. I punch out for Peter King, Garrett Pressers, Lindy Ruff, Ranch Reports, and Norm and D.

Anonymous said...

Hidden cost motors has taken the title of worst commercial from that asshole car dealership from Lubbock/TX Tech

Anonymous said...

But without Meador, who raises awareness about the unscrupulous sale of "unicorn tears"? A commenter hilariously ripped that ad a few blog posts ago. I agree they're grating, and they don't inspire me to shop there.

Get down on it said...

I honestly think the ads on the ticket get more talk on this blog than the actual ticket shows and content do. Why on earth would anyone listen to commercials? Click one of your presets and go to something else until the show comes back on, life is too short. I don't even listen to Tickers anymore.

ellsilives said...

Let's confirm here...we all know that the Grand Cat of the Americas demands segments start at ##:15, ##:30, ##:45, and ##:55, right? Listeners need to adjust their dials at timed intervals. You've been warned.

And by the way. Corby..."SMU is legit?". Really..are you serious? Reason #248 why Corby is a sports talk vacuum.

Anonymous said...

@ellsilives, Corby is like a runaway train that everybody just stands back and watches run roughshod over everything. Nobody says anything or does anything to stop it. The guy can spew volume upon volume of incorrect talking points and there is nobody there to correct him or call him on it. He is doing a show with his country cousin Danny and his grandpa Mike and they just sit there and listen and agree. Sports talk vacuum is a very apt description.

slinky said...

Plains, I agree....most annoying! Right there with the painfully unfunny, and too long, Jimmy John's commercial!

James said...

I agree about the car commercials. I change the station every single time. And recently, I found myself driving by a car place called Meador. I assume that's the one who puts out the commercials. I have to say, my thought toward that business as I drove by was a very negative one, all because of the commercials. I can't say I have ever been able to say that before about any company or product. There is zero % chance I will ever spend a dime at Meador now.

Festival Corby said...

For those wondering why the Ticket doesn't attract the younger male audience anymore, look no further than Ed Carter sports hotline. No one under 35 understands the concept. The Musers are great but I feel like a lot of their bits are old manish. They need to get more with the times or I can see the Fan overtaking them completely.

Gareth Corn said...

"Hidden Cost Motors.....thiiiiis is Bawb" is the de facto intro for "Morning Edition" for me

Shaggy said...

Aren't The Musers the number 1 show in the entire market regardless of format in the critical demo? With The Fan's offering in the same time slot waaaaaaaaay behind?

URL said...

Dear Festival Corby,

Concern Trolling is like so 2014.

Signed,
The Internet

Steven in Tyler said...

@URL
That's f'n funny! Nice one!

The Meador campaign is awful. Sad thing is, it's a great dealership. Too bad the spots do nothing to evince this.

The new Romo-Reagor spot is comical and head scratching. Why, Tony, why? You have more than enough dough. Nice little coup for Bart R, though.

@8:47/9:09am
Is there anything you find enjoyable on The Ticket? If so, what? If not, why do you listen, much less visit a fan site?

Someone else mentioned it above, but I do find it sorta funny how no one says a thing about the Chicago Blackhawks logo. Also found the Canadian guvment's lack of self-awareness vis-a-vis the Cleveland Indians to be typical. Oh that Canadian self righteous hubris. I mean, the Edmonton Eskimos; are you serious?

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Mike in Duncanville getting more airtime after his Fight Night post-fight stunt?

Anonymous said...

Remember when ads for "gentlemen's clubs" only ran overnight? Not any more.

Unknown said...

Ed Carter is great. Never gets old.

Georgia Satellites Were Pretty Darn Good said...

Remember when you would never have heard a sitcom character call another a "dick," period? Not any more.

There's a difference between being open-minded and being puritanical, and between being open-minded and being vulgar. We've lost our collective balance.

DRW1961 said...

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/other-sports/moresports/2016/10/27/october-radio-ratings

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-7 p.m., by show:

Musers (Ticket), 6-10 a.m. - 11.6
BaD Radio (Ticket), noon-3 p.m. - 9.9
Norm & Donovan (Ticket), 10 a.m.-noon - 9.5
Hardline (Ticket), 3-7 p.m. - 8.8
G-Bag Nation (Fan), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - 6.5
Ben & Skin (Fan), 3-7 p.m. - 5.0
Mike & Mike (ESPN), 5-9 a.m. - 4.6
Shan & R.J. (Fan), 6-10 a.m. - 4.4
Cowlishaw & Mosley* (ESPN), 3-6 p.m. - 2.7
Dennis & Friedo* (ESPN) 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - 1.4
More Mike & Mike (ESPN), 9-11 a.m. - 1.1

Anonymous said...


Am I wrong or has the Hardline taken a relative dive when compared to their Ticket brethren?
As far as I remember, the Musers have always been #1 in the market.
However, BaD in solid 2nd and particularly Norm & D ahead of the Hardline confirms what I have been sensing for some time.
I am both surprised and impressed with the Norm & D numbers. How do these numbers compare to pre-Donnie?
How long has the Hardline been in 4th?

Ed said...

The thing that I notice here is: how much attrition is there from one show to the next on a given frequency? And while THL still has the highest number in afternoon drive, they are losing 11% of Bad Radio's audience. Similarly, roughly 23% of the GBag Nation/Fan audience tunes elsewhere when Ben and Skin take over. Conversely, the ESPN audience doubles at the 3p changeover (albeit off of a much smaller baseline number).

It's fairly obvious that THL and B&S tend to drive listeners to seek other options during the key afternoon drive day-part; about half tune to Cowlishaw while the other half apparently seek non-sports talk alternatives.

I wonder if advertising rates are adjusted accordingly. One would think that a THL drive-time spot should command a higher price than a similar spot in noon-3, but if I am a sponsor I would have to think long and hard if I would rather invest in a program that is actively hemorrhaging listeners, or would I rather spend my money elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a time we were marveling at the numbers that showed the Hardline didn't suffer from the loss of Greggo? Doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Rhinosaur said...

The Hardline didn't have much competition when Greggo was around, so of course it isn't the case anymore.

Anonymous said...

Corby during CQH: "She has three little blonde kids." Weird slip up there? Said it as a way of emphasizing how difficult it would be for a mom to commit the crime in question. Context says he was going for "beautiful kids" or "precious kids" ... but he went with "blonde". Not saying Corby's some kind of big, mean discriminator. But I do think he sees the world through the lens of narrow societal archetypes a lot of the time, and maybe this was a tell. Maybe I'm wrong. Not trying to be Dr. C. Maxwell. Just struck me as a weird moment.

Anonymous said...

I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I think Russ Martin was giving them a pretty good run for the money back then.

And that was back when Mike was actually part of the show.

slinky said...

I'm catching myself listening more to ESPN. During BaD's commercials, or boring interviews, I'll check out JJT. I always liked JJT, even when he was with Richie Whitt. I guess Richie dropped him after snagging Greggo.

slinky said...

...@ anon 7:36, I've pretty much quit listening to anything Hardline, and started finding Quick Hits boring. But sounds like I may have missed a good one.

The Plainsman said...

Another P.O. candidate is the Mercedes-Benz of Plano ads with the illiterate M-B purchasers and their inability to describe their MBOP experience in other than invented superlatives that you might hear from a nine-year-old and the announcer who seems astonished that they've had such great service, for which he proceeds to congratulate MBOP. Just awful.

The Plainsman said...

What interests me about the ESPN show these days is that Steve Dennis kind of has the same cadence and supercharged volume, although not the same timbre, as Matt Mosley. I don't mind it, but I know it grates on some of you and I understand that.

ESPN is my switch-to show when my attention wanders from The Hardline. For some reason, I just can't stick with Ben 'n' Skin for any period of time. I'm not sure why. It's not offensive, it can be interesting, but . . . I find myself not hanging with it for more than a few minutes at a time. I keep telling myself I'm going to binge-listen to B&S and write up some kind of review -- who knows, maybe I'd get to like it if I got more familiar with it -- for your consideration. But then I think I'll miss something entertaining on The Hardline, so I don't stay long with the THL competitors.

Like some of you, I do find it interesting that The Ticket's PM drive show has become the least popular of the four prime-time shows in the demo. Don't know whether to attribute it to the decline of THL or better competition or both. Let me think about it.

Jeff C, if you're out there and would like to weigh in, please do.

Anonymous said...

Rangers have announced Steve Busby is not coming back. Any chance they would be interested in replacing him with an old grey wolf?

Shaggy said...

No. No chance whatsoever.

Glad Busby is out. Now let TAG go and find a quality pair of broadcasters.

Anonymous said...

Hey Shaggy, have you ever heard the dreck that most MLB teams have as broadcasters? Busby and Grieve may not have been the best but they were far better than the majority of their counterparts.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Shaggy. Let TAG go already. Wish they could lure Josh Lewin back. But it is time to reboot the TV broadcast. I assume Nadel doesn't want to move to TV. He is the fucking best.

Anonymous said...

However implausible, I vote for the old grey wolf for the Rangers radio broadcast. He is not a cookie cutter product. It may take a while for the audience to appreciate him but he grows on you. I think he would be beloved. Pair him with a literate and engaged former jock and I think it would be solid gold.

Anonymous said...

Lewin was ousted by the, eh, tag team of TAG and Nolan Ryan. Huge mistake. Guarantee Josh Daniels would like a do over on that one.

Rhyner would suck. Sorry. I don't mean to be harsh, but he would.

I too find myself listening more and more to Cowlishaw and Dennis, Plainsman.

The Plainsman said...

It's a pleasant thought to consider the possibility of Mike Rhyner attempting play by play, but it would mean the end not only of The Hardline, but also Petty Theft. It would probably also mean a considerable cut in pay.

The Plainsman said...

I liked Josh Lewin, too, and would like to see him back.

The Plainsman said...

Did we ever get an answer to what, if anything, has happened to Mike in Palookaville? I believe someone said they heard one, maybe two call-ins since the Jake bout and he was relatively subdued. But I haven't heard him on the post-game Norm/Donovan show, although I usually can't listen to every single minute of it.

Anyone who has more info, please check in.

Anonymous said...

Corby just took a shot at Bob's Steak and Chop House. He was doing a spot for Texas Land and Cattle and said "at some steak houses all that you get is a big carrot...." What would Norm think ?

Think that there will be any blow back from that one ???????

Boo! said...

I like it when Ty Walker has a little room to participate in THL.

Also, Pinchers the Korean once again proves that the best Hardline is a silly Hardline.

Anonymous said...

Considering Corby's charmed life, he'll probably get the Rangers gig.

Anonymous said...

I listen to the entirety of all Cowboy postgame shows. ***OK, insert insult here*** MiD has called in a couple of times, though not every week. Pretty sure he called into The Invasion a time or two right after Fight Night using a fake name and poorly disguised voice. I haven't heard him on the postgame show in at least 3 weeks. His last call in might've been week 2 of the season. I kinda doubt there is some sort of edict about not letting him on the air, or at least limiting the times he's put on. My gut tells me that after all the hullabaloo that he caused-on purpose-he might've finally burned himself out.

Anonymous said...

P1 Domo is having a Vine film festival over on Twitter following the news that Vine is shutting down.

Gopher said...

Didn't Mike do play by play for Frisco one year? I don't remember it being memorable.

Might want to slow your roll there.

Anonymous said...

It might have been a rhetorical question.

We're having fun here, no?

it's a man's meat said...

If these ratings are accurate, Does the Ticket brass make changes in the show line ups? THL has the lowest ratings, but they're beating the competition pretty soundly. But the pm shift is the big money slot, so, would they ever change anything?

Gopher said...

Man Meat:

I would think as long as the show is billing well they will leave it alone.
I would love to see a rate card and see what a 30 second recorded/live spot goes for on each show. While the ratings may be down a bit are the advertisers still seeing their expected return on their investment?

Money talks, BS walks.

ellsilives said...

It still runs circles around Hidden Cost Motors

Anonymous said...

There's no one that finds Corby funnier than Corby

Anonymous said...

I agree with your thoughts on Rhyner as play by play. There's no way that would translate. Besides he would have to work his voice up to it. He hardly says anything in his current job.

Anonymous said...

I think back in the day Gordo has done a fake Rhynes doing play by play. It was pretty classic. I think the unticket may have it.

Shaggy said...

http://www.theunticket.com/fake-mike-rhyner-does-play-by-play/

Boo! said...

I get a big kick when ads on the stream include the production notes beforehand...I think its the Spec's ad that has the prod guy giving all the details on it.

Boo! said...

Also I love Gene...more Gene

Mainly because I'm 90% sure Gene is the guy who told that funny thanksgiving joke on white elephant day.


For reference:

http://usave.it/t/Kdt139pI

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fake Rhynes play by play link Shaggy. Greatness!! "Third inning, according to the tower of the friendly mercantile."

slinky said...

Man Meat.....that's the same question I asked a while back. [like your Greggo throw back name] I see a lot of negative comments toward Corby and the Hardline. People, if your truly tired of the show, you're going to HAVE to just quit listening. They will be forced to make a change, and maybe bring in something fresh. THL has kind of become the Tom Landry of the Ticket. Was great back in it's day, but has stayed around too long and become stale, and is pretty much being kept around out of sentiment. They need a Jerry Jones to put it out of it's misery.

Anonymous said...

I'm not in a demographic they care about, so if I stop listening it won't make any difference.

The Ticket said...

Dear Anon 817,

Don't be so hard on yourself, pal. You DO make a difference. You ARE a snowflake, whether you're a shining, platinum-level Millennial with the best of your days yet to come, or an old F who's merely playing out the string. So come on, pal! Turn on, tune in, and turn it up!

Signed,
The Ticket

DA said...

@Gopher; @ManMeat,

There is little reason to trust both the reliability and validity of Nielsen's data. Know that DFW numbers are generated by no more than 300 folks who have a PPM. Some stations in smaller markets have left subscribing to the ratings since diaries are even less reliable as listerners overstate how long they listen.

Radio advertising is a $18B/year industry in the USA, TV advertising is a $75B industry and both are on a foundation of quicksand known as Nielsen data. Yesterday (Monday), notice how Nielsen had to retract their data regarding the loss of ESPN subscribers? This wasn't the first time which their numbers were questioned as networks went after them in February.

http://awfulannouncing.com/2016/nielsen-now-removes-its-november-cable-estimates-espn-networks-safe-for-now.html

Let's also consider that the Nielsen data also states that while The Ticket is #1, The Fan is #4 overall. Plus The Fan is #1 with those age 18-34. Remember, ratings mean even less if the listeners don't listen to the commercials and use those products/services.

Anonymous said...

So Strum and Dan have so little content they have to do multiple segments with spare baseball player David Murphy? Wow. Know the old white dudes that frequent this site can't stand Corby and Danny but bAdd radio with IJB kicker are terrible.

I'd rather listen to Rocco than these guys.

Shaggy said...

and yet you did and continue to do so

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you how great Bob is. Yesterday, Corbles and Dan Paul were talking about the Cowboys and Danny asked why the Cowboys threw to Dez so much, and did not target Cole Beasley as much. Of course the drivetime show did not have an answer to said question, but today on BaD Radio Bob explained very clearly why they threw so many times to Dez. Bob works his tail off and is prepared daily to provide top notch content. The drivetime show, not so much.

Anonymous said...

I have a hypothesis on why THL is doing so poorly. I admit that I punch out after Mike's Mind which is the last bit of original commentary on the ticket for the day. I have to wake up early for work and gear just about everything from the Sea Bass uber Ticker through WTDS. It's become obvious that the drive time crew's idea of prep is simply listening to the other hosts throughout the day and retreading it for their own presentation. There is nothing original, either sports or news related, even when something breaks mid-day. Their best broadcast occurs when they're doing play by play on a local car chase

ellsilives said...

Agreed...still don't know where he finds the time to do all of that research.

Shaggy said...

Let's just remember that "so poorly" still = winning their time slot.

Just snap your fingers and I'm walking, like a dog hanging off your lead said...

Man, 9:45, you are describing my listening habits and why they are as such to a T. You are right, Shaggy, but it doesn't take away the fact that they are p.m. drive and yet are now the lowest rated of all the Varsity shows. It's been said a million times in these comment sections but it bears repeating: That THL is so unprepared, devoid of meaningful and original content, has a grasp on current events like that of a pre-teen, and STILL is number one in their time-slot (though only vs. the other two sports stations--recall there was a time when they beat all shows, regardless of genre)....says everything about their competition and nothing about the quality of their show. I totally understand those who are beginning to check out Cowlishaw and Dennis or other options (though I must say that for the life of me I've never understood the appeal of Russ Martin--even though his ratings beat THL).

Just snap your fingers and I'm walking, like a dog hanging off your lead said...

I meant to say "has a grasp on current events like that of a pre-teen yet makes them the focal point of each show,"

slinky said...

@ Just snap your fingers and I'm walking, like a dog hanging off your lead...[my high school girlfriends favorite song btw] I didn't know RM was beating THL. I don't get that either. You have to have the mentality of a doorstop to like that idiot!

Anonymous said...

Full disclosure: I listen to Russ Martin between WTDS and THL show open, and at the moment during the Jason Garrett press conference. For reasons I can't explain I don't care a fig about basketball and may revisit RMS during those or other non-compelling segments (like golf and tennis). I think he's funny and quick-witted.

I don't want to go somewhere else for my sports talk.

Russ has been dealing with some medical problems and was in the hospital for awhile. His appearance on his show continues to be spotty. One day he is there, the next day he is not. I would think what would cause his ratings to suffer.

Just snap your fingers and I'm walking, like a dog hanging off your lead said...

I wonder what's up Russ? While I never understood the appeal of his show, other than a sort of Howard Stern angle, I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I think he had some kind of blood clot in a leg.

Probably put a damper on going through Rhyners trash.

Anonymous said...

Hope he gets better. But yeah, I remember the Observer tell all on him many years ago. A complicated and odd guy to say the keast.

Sports! said...

This morning Shan and RJ over on The Fan had a MAJOR show announcement. The biggest one they have ever had according to them. Turns out some spare on their show's wife is pregnant. How ridiculous is that? I feel like most major show/station announcements way under deliver, but that may be the worst one I have ever heard.

Anonymous said...

The ghost of Harry Caray is one of the best 840 characters ever.

Anonymous said...

So funny to read tweets to Gordon. He somehow manages to be a mouthpiece for both the left and the right at the same time.

It's the quintessential lab experiment that people hear what they want to hear.

Shaggy said...

I doubt if many people who support Hillary actually believe that Gordon is a biased, right-leaning Trump supporter.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that Gordo's political beliefs lean left but I do believe he's able to objectively look at real world politics and understand that the left-right paradigm is a ruse.