Friday, June 25, 2004

Draft Redux

Tony watched a good portion of the first round and didn't know anyone. Like many people, TK didn't understand why Telfair was taken over Jameer Nelson, other than the conspiracy theory about adidas advertising with the Trail Blazers in exchange for taking Sebastian.

TK wondered about the success rate of high schoolers vs european players.

There was a brief discussion of the Booz Allen. People are shooting amazingly low numbers, especially compared to the treachery of the US open last week.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Bye Bye Stack

We begin with TK talking about the Kemper Open, which is now the Booz Allen Classic, the PGA tour stop this week and from where Andy and Steve are broadcasting. TK is not going this year, since TK has not gotten a preferred parking spot for the tournament.

As for the Jerry Stackhouse/Christian Laettner for Antoine Jamison trade, TK says it's about time that the Boulez has a real player on it.

We segue into talking about the Mavericks part of the deal and TK thinks Cuban would be Steinbrenner if the NBA didn't have a cap.

At the end of the segment, WTEM head honcho Todd Casselberry comes up with the blue parking pass. So, we have a happy ending.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Whither the Expos?

There was a discussion about where the stadium would be Les Expos come to DC. Tony thinks anywhere but DC (downtown) is a stupid idea.

There was also more MD vs VA arguing, as Andy (MD) and Steve (VA) did for most of yesterday's show.

And now for something completely different... Regis was at PTI today (and made a cameo to boot). TK used the word parapetic (look it up) to describe the Reeg.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Curse of Les Boulez (again)

Tony's column today was about Les Boulez and the upcoming draft. Andy called the column "tough, but fair," mainly due to the hopelessness of the tone.

Tony doesn't have anything against Eddie Jordan and Ernie Grunfeld, but they have tons of history against them.

The draft is nothing but projects anymore. Stanford's Josh Childress said "I have college experience and high school ability."

TK also briefly talked about Ralph Wiley's funeral, which he went to a few days ago. One of the speakers told a story about how he had serendipitiously run into Ralph in Los Angeles, just a few days ago before he died. Tony said the anecdote could very well be the beginning of a movie.

Many of the country's biggest African-American sportswriters, including Stephen A. Smith, J.A. Adandae and Bryan Burwell, came from all over the country for the funeral.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Monday, June 21, 2004

Tiger, Phil and More

Vigilante Justice is how Tony described Tiger's caddie Steve Williams bashing cameras. But, he wonders why there's more about Tiger than about Phil gagging on the last two holes at the Open.

There was also discussion about the conditions on the Island, Butch Harmon and, oh yeah, Goosin, the guy that won the tournament.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine