Friday, July 23, 2004

Baseball in DC (again)

Again, there was talk about baseball in DC, based on the ESPN report yesterady.

Last night was a Mr. Tony night. TK went to an MPAA screening and dinner. The film shown was the remake of the Manchurian Candidate. And it was the last function in DC thrown by Ratings Fascist Jack Valenti.
TK said the original version (with Sinatra) was one of the 50 greatest movies of all time and one of the five best thrillers.  TK is normally not a fan of remakes and the movie has some great actors in it (Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington), but this movie is "a bucket of slop."

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Tony on TV

As mentioned yesterday, TK filmed his scene for that CBS sitcom "clubhouse" on the PTI set. TK "overthought" his wardrobe, by dressing too conservative according to the TV people.

TK also picked up from yesterday the luv for the Ali G show on HBO.

There's some comedy on PTI today, involving LeBatard and Stephen A Smith. But, if you're reading this, you've probably watched PTI already.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Tour De Excess

The people at PTI somehow ended watching the Tour today, which TK thinks was the first he had ever actually watched the coverage.

It only took about 25 seconds for the Breaking Away reference.

TK wondered about all the people lining the course, like where did they all come from and how come they don't cause more collisions with the riders.

BTW, Wilbon wrote a column today about auto racing, which someone who works with Wilbon on PTI, called "soft."

TK also did a press tour, via satellite, for "Listen Up!" TK was annoyed it took so long, since he couldn't go to the bathroom.

TK is also doing a cameo on a new CBS show, which is a big thrill for TK. Even though he's on TV every day, this is "prime time network TV."

There was also praise for the "Ali G Show," but Engineer Andy has to make the train run on time, so that will probably be on the agenda tomorrow.
Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

What's up with Tiger?

Tony finally returns to the radio, today, albeit in a different timeslot.
The topic of the day, here and in Tony's column, was about Tiger and his fall from Superman status on the golf tour. They talked about how he's no longer outdriving out everyone and he has no accuracy. Tony said he finally realized that Tiger really isn't TIGER anymore.
TK also played a local "replica" golf course with Wilbon, Bob Woodward and the Post's publisher. Tony said he did good on the Augusta holes, but lost plenty of balls on the British Open holes.
Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine