Thursday, April 29, 2004

Gettin' Buggy with It

Tony is "no longer a competitive golfer," having shot 59 on the back nine this morning.

And, lots of talk about the cicadas. Tony said he thought he was here the last time they were here, but wasn't sure. One of his neighbors was getting their trees trimmed and said the noise will be deafening. "A plague of pesitilience" is how it's being touted.

Tony is worried that the cicadas might interfere with the Maret graduation ceremony in June, where he is giving the big speech. He also wondered how they know to come out every 17 years and so much can happen in that time (except Karl Malone retiring). It's possible that Maggie might start munching on them and not stop. I hope it's not going to be like that dog eating the golf balls.

Tony doesn't really understand why Wilbon went to LA, other than he likes going to LA and apparently will be going to Sacramento. Wilbon wrote about Kobe in the Post today and was live from La La Land for PTI.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

We're on a Road to Nowhere

No PTI, thanks to the Kentucky Derby draw.

Tony today discussed commuting. Normally, Tony does not have to drive on the Beltway during peak hours. TK came back from golfing and ended up on the Beltway @ 4:30. "What a mistake!"

Surprisingly, there's no Mr. Tony lane on the Beltway, which led to lots of sitting in one's car. Andy contrasted Washington traffic with NYC traffic and concluded that people in DC are just more patient and will sit in the traffic.

Oh yeah. Tony also had a column today about Eli Manning, which you can read here

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Tony's Parting Gift from ESPN

ESPN gave Tony a varsity jacket as a going-away present. On the left breast, there's the famous TK signature logo. Unfortunately, Tony doesn't think that he can wear it. "It's a big much. You can't wear anything with your own name on it." IT'S THE ONLY ONE MADE. It's a take it or leave it item.

Tony compared this new jacket to both a Binghamton jacket that someone sent and "the Tony Show" TV show jacket.

Speaking of parting gifts, the new ratings book came out and Tony's (belated) show was # 1 among men in the timeslot. "I'm available," says Satchmo, for anyone who wants to start saving their pennies.

Tony also said, not surprisingly, he won't participate in the mutli-family yard sale that will be in his neighborhood this weekend.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Monday, April 26, 2004

There was a draft?

Tony (and Uncle Rob) drove to the Syracuse Basketball Dinner at some casino in upstate NY. TK put over his good friend Jim Boeheim.

Most of the segment today was TK talking about the drive up, which was about a seven-hour trip. The trip was filled with blue skies. They stopped for gas at the same place TK always stops on his way to Ithica and there was lacrosse game going on. It was 40 degrees and a blowing wind, but everyone there was wearing shorts and t-shirts. It, however, felt like December 29th to TK. Tony said one year when he went to pick up his daughter in May, there were four inches of snow on the ground, thus preventhing from playing golf.

TK claims to have not watched minute one of the draft, but thinks that dealing with Winslow's agent may have been the final tiebreaker in picking between the two choices (Winslow vs. Taylor).

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine