Friday, October 29, 2004

What happened to Shamiqua?

Shamiqua was depressed. Not pregnant. Not drug-related.

Mustang Sally had an A1 story about this today in the Post.

TK discusses depression in sports and how it's very much covered up. And there's no family in the US that doesn't have a family member that copes with this.

But, Shamiqua kept it from her teammates and coaches. And what happened? The Mystics played better without her.

TK wished her well in overcoming this, but wished that she did it somewhere else.

Rapidly changing subjects, we talk about Larry Wiseman's role in the remake of "The Longest Yard." The upside? "You get paid when you do things like this." TK did not like the original, saying it pales in comparison to "North Dallas Forty." TK was sure that Larry was at the top of their want list, since no one could ask about "wamming the nose" like Larry.

We end the show with a discussion of the Not Expos and what they were called. Andy explains that the Senators' official name was Nationals, something TK didn't know. Yadda....

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Breaking News

Redskins S was arrested on a DUI last night and is unlikely to play. Being the Skins, this even bumps the Sox for being topic # 1 on TK's plate.

TK would have no problem playing Taylor this week and Riggo agreed. They wonder if Coach Gibbs is perhaps "Overreacting" by possibly benching for the game. Also, is the PR spin part of that decision too?

Czabe wondered if this is part of the larger problem the guys had discussed months ago, about Taylor's mental state, tying this to skipping the rookie symposium, the flap with all the agents.

Needless to say, Riggo's past was brought up as part of the discussion.

Very briefly, TK gave some DAP to the Sawks. As everyone keeps asking, do the Sox lose their gimmick, having won the World Series?

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

singles night at MCI center

TK begins by talking about the "Singles Night" promotion again at the MCI center at a Wizards game. Tony didn't want to talk about it yesterday, since his column hadn't run yet where he made fun of it in print.

Guest star David Aldridge was all for the idea, "its a win win for everyone." DA started covering Les Boulez since when La Sooze started working there many years ago.

TK again predicts 9-20 for the Wizards. After all, they might be missing 4 of their starters on Opening Night, due to injuries and the silly fight from the other night. And we all know who defended the players. Hint: He keeps a bowling ball in the trunk.

DA talked about some of the other teams in the Wizards' division and it's mostly dreck. The expansion Bobcats , according to DA, might be better than the Hawks.

TK also briefly talked about Pedro (his boy), who he compared favorably to Koufax, in terms of having a great shooting star few years. TK thinks that Pedro would make a great NL pitcher, since he would only have to pitch 5 or 6 innings and would get to face weaker line-ups.

TK doesn't think it's over and wouldn't be surprised if it still went back to Boston. But they won't collapse the way the Yankees did against the Sox.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Much too much about Lez Boulez

Andy quote some guy from the DC sports commission, who dropped Tony's name in a quote about TAFKATExpos.

Speaking of which, TK is okay calling them the Expos for a year, as a transitional name. And wondered about the old records.

Topic two: The Wizards brawl in an exhibition game last name. Wilbon defended some of the Les Boulez, but TK scoffed. This turns into a larger discussion about NBA players' behavior and if they might be rebranded as "thugs" again.

As for Kwame's contention that people didn't pick on Darko because he was white, TK said "Not only is he wrong, he's loud wrong." It's "crap-a-hoola" to play the race card, TK says. TK's advice to Kwame (Big Pouty): Play better. Period, end of sentence.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Monday, October 25, 2004

Golf, which leads to Spurrier of course

TK went golfing with Czaban and Steve was the man. He hit 13/14 fairways, the best he'd even done. Of course, TK accused their opponents of cheating, since they won.

TK doesn't mind playing in the winter, as long as the wind isn't too bad.

This turned into rant when some guys from Washington Golf Monthly denegrated TK's skills, which aren't stellar, but aren't horrible.

We then turn our attention to Ron Zook, his firing and if the Old Ball Coach will be the returning and possibly conquering hero to Gainesville. Sources say that Spurrier doesn't want to return to FLA, but may be eyeing a job like Texas.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine