Saturday, April 24, 2004

The FAQ is finally Done!

I finally got a chance to write it up today. Let us know what you think. Thanks.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

No PTI on the Draft this year

Thankfully, they didn't make TK and Mike sit through the Draft this year, just for three cut-ins that last no more than 5 minutes in total.

The less said about the draft coverage the better, other than I loved that necklace Suzy was wearing and I wish Michael Irvin had worn the pinstripe suit/pinstripe shirt combo today, rather than yesterday's preview show.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Friday, April 23, 2004

Let's just say potpourri

We begin with Tony giving a thumb's up to the Maret production of DAMN YANKEES last night. He gives props to the kids, mostly for being able to sing and dance on stage, in font of lots of people.

Turning to sports, TK thinks Archie Manning is getting a bad rap in the whole draft thing, since the Bolts are the ones that went public with it. Andy Polley actually thinks the converse. TK thinks the Chargers will trade the pick and take another QB.

TK didn't want to venture a guess about what the Skins will do in the Draft, but whatever they do, "it will be greeted by hozzanahs."

Wilbon's take on the draft can be found in the Post today here.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Is there a draft in Here?

Tony wrote about all things draft-related today in his column today in the Post. Of course, that was written by Justice Ginsberg's decision came down this afternoon. For that ...

We start by talking about DAMN YANKEES. For those in Washington, the show's not sold out, so go on down to the Maret School and the boy not named Budweiser Kornheiser playing Joe Hardy.

Tony has thought all along that it was wrong to keep people out of leagues because of their age. Ironically, today is the 55th birthday of Spencer Haywood, who pioneered the concept of the "early entry" hardship draft in the 1970s.

When Andy brought up that Judge Sheinlin that she had quoted a Wilbon column in her decision, Tony says, "That just brands her as a dope."

Plus, a correction to yesterday's show. Bumblebees do sting. Andy Polley was wrong.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Spring is in the air, and so are the Insects

Tony's happy for the warm weather, but isn't too happy about the "giant bumblebees" flying around.

"How do they know that the first day you can get on the course, they can come out too?" "They are the FATTEST things I've seen in my life."

This discussion segues into talking about cicadas, which are, according to TK, "up to no good." "It's a gotsa go situation."

In other TK family news, Tony went to see his son's dress rehersal in DAMN YANKEES, where Michael is playing Joe Hardy. He's just hoping for the best.

The fellas also briefly talked about the Capitals' lowering ticket prices for next season (if there is one). TK had some good things to say about Teddy Log-On, in that he responds to bad things that happen, unlike The Danny and Abe Pollin.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Andy's new TV

As mentioned last week, Andy Polley finally got a new TV: a 61-inch RCA HD set to go in the Pollin family room (something else to help Andy's children ignore him). The best part of the whole thing may be that Andy took Czaban with him to shop for the set.

We can only hope that Andy takes a picture to go up either on the 980 web page or on Czabe's website. Our best guess is that it looks like this:

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Meet the New Boss, Kinda Like the Old Boss

As expected, topic # 1 today was the hiring of John Thompsons III (JT3) as the new coach of Georgetown, replacing the guy who replaced his father. TK thought this was the right choice and has been calling for it since the old coach was fired.

How to recruit now? Tony suggests all you have to say is, "We're getting the band back together."

The guys also discssued how successful the other floated candidate (former Penn coach Fran Dumphy) would have done if JT3 not gotten the job and the role, if any, Big John Thompson, will have with the team now. TK made sure to tweak Big John about his dealings with the press.

The Sports Emmys were briefly discussed. SportsCenter won Best Studio show. PTI was not nominated.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Monday, April 19, 2004

Raiding the Fridge

Tony converses with MD coach Ralph Friedgen, who was in the studio today at Sportstalk 980 for "Fridge Appreciation Day." After asking for better placement for the football helmet on the PTI set, Tony suggested to the coach that Wilbon should wear it on his big fat head.

Tony played on the U of MD Golf Course yesterday, along with Wilbon, MD hoops coach Gary Williams and MD Governor Bob Ehrlich. Tony shot 83 (legit, so he says).

Tony talked with the Fridge about the Maurice Clarett ruling today, where an appellate court ruled in favor of the NFL in the whole draft eligibility issue. Tony also thinks this will have more of an effect on the NBA than the NFL.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine