(1) I don't care anything about the draft and, as the Confessor knows, don't know a whole lot about sports generally. But for some reason I always love First Night Draft Talk on The Ticket. This year is no disappointment. Even though you hear these guys talking about the same things in their own shows during the week, it still sounds fresh and the guys sound engaged and happy to be on call for the greater glory.
(2) Norm mentioned earlier today that he had not been feeling well and might not make it past pick 16. I wonder if that is why he is making very much mistakes tonight. Identifying the number one pick as someone's "sister," getting draft numbers wrong, just generally having a hard time getting more complex phrases out with any coherence. Yow, did I just hear him call a "baby" a "bagel"? Let's hope that's some medication kicking in.
(3) Junior Miller is not only the Fred Astaire of The Ticket, he is also the Garrison Keillor of The Ticket, the maestro of wry, dry, observational humor and offbeat gags.
(4) Bob Sturm is at least a regional treasure, and may well be a national treasure. He has his issues with excessive discursion on occasion, but if you are patient there's usually a nugget before he takes the next breath.
(5) One of these days I have to write a David Moore appreciation. I know some Confessors don't care for him, but I think he's excellent. Remember, he's the successor to Mickey Spagnola and Todd Archer, and he's still going strong. I think there's room for Intentional Grounding all year 'round, don't really care what he and Big Bob decide to discuss -- that show always seems too short to me.
(6) Not much Corby, yet.
(7) No JV on air tonight, not counting the capsule bios they do after the picks.
|"Norm, I don't come to laugh when you cover the draft. I have the champagne and pork rinds waiting."|