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August 3, 2008

Sunday on the Couch!

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Shark Week has been amazing.  I’ve watched more of Shark Week than I think I’ll watch of the Olympics!  Survivor Man should be an Olympic event.  Les Stroud is crazy to be swimmin’ with the fishes!  His show Surviving Sharks was great, or crazy, depending on how you feel about a guy swimming with sharks and “trying” to survive.  My favorite shark is the “Air Shark.”  I could watch great white’s coming from the bottom of the sea, soaring upwards, grabbing a seal, and flying through the air- AMAZING!


Was it just me, or was the World Golf Championship not very exciting?  Vijay and Phil “battling” down the stretch just wasn’t attention grabbing stuff.  SOMEBODY MAKE A PUTT!  Too bad Michelle Wie wasn’t playing!  Seriously Michelle, just play on the LPGA tour.  Win on the ladies tour and then we’ll watch.  Win anywhere!  I do think she’ll be a multi-major winner, but I hope it starts to happen soon.  The LPGA is only getting younger and better.


Here’s the SEC post media days scorecard for arrests and suspensions.  Arkansas and Kentucky are tied at the top with two.  Alabama follows with one, and Tennessee has one with an asterisk for Fulmer’s subpoena.


Jeff Samardzija has been a lot of fun to watch with the Cubs.  He played college football in South Bend and is playing pro baseball at Wrigley.  Can you think of a better combination if you were able to choose two locations to play college football and Major League Baseball.  It would be hard to beat that combo.


Remember when people thought Molly Ringwald was hot?  Here she is now.

She might want to say ‘No’ to the second latte. 

Her career slowed down in the 1990s, as she appeared mainly in made-for-TV and direct-to-video Bhorror films. Ringwald reportedly turned down the leading role of Julia Roberts‘ part in the 1990 box office smash Pretty Woman and also Demi Moore‘s leading role in the film Ghost.  She has stated many times that she regrets turning down those roles.  REALLY?


John Wall is going to Baylor!  I’m not even sure what to say about that, other than, “BAYLOR?”


Willie Kemp’s job security got a little better this week.


When’s the next deadline for Bass Pro Shop?  How many deadline’s have they had?


I’m so ready for the Jerrell Powe experience!  It’s about damn time!


I’m not sure if USA Basketball will win gold.  3 questions- Do they want to play defense?  Is their outside shooting good enough?  Do they really have to try and be the Globetrotters all of the time offensively?


Has the WNBA started yet?


I had dinner at Majestic on Main over the weekend.  Their new menu is terrific.  And seriously, is there a better combination than salmon on top of mashed potatoes?


I hope Kwame Brown does well in Detroit.  Having a short chance to get to know Kwame this past season, I found him to be a great guy.  For a guy that came to the league right out of high school, he’s very well spoken, he’s got a great sense of humor, and is a pleasant person to be around.  He’s in amazing shape and has the biggest calves in the league outside of Yao Ming.  I think we know that he’ll never reach the potential of his draft position, but he can still be an effective player in this league- maybe.  I think Detroit is a perfect fit for him, where he can give some minutes off of the bench and not be needed to do much but rebound.  




Most Hated Programs in College Football

1. Ohio State- Many college football fans are hoping they don’t have to watch the Buckeyes lose in the BCS championship game again. Most of those same fans only wish their teams had gotten there the last two seasons.

2. USC- No team has been as dominant during the last decade as the Trojans. A lot of fans wonder why the NCAA hasn’t taken a closer look at how USC has done it.

3. Notre Dame- The Fighting Irish used to own the top spot on this list. Notre Dame used to win a lot more games, too.

4. Florida- The Gators don’t get opposing fans’ blood boiling as much as they used to — like when former coach Steve Spurrier was taking jabs at many of his team’s opponents. But many fans just can’t believe quarterback Tim Tebow is really that good.

5. Oklahoma- The Sooners might be Ohio State Lite. Bob Stoops keeps getting his teams to BCS bowl games, but somehow keeps losing them.

6. Michigan- Add another fan base — West Virginia — to the growing allegiance of Wolverine haters.

7. Texas- Fans who hate the Longhorns are more envious than anything else. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the recruiting base, coaching salaries and tradition.

8. Alabama- Many college football fans are tired of hearing about Paul “Bear” Bryant. The Crimson Tide will never stop talking about him.

9. Miami- Coach Randy Shannon has gone a long way in cleaning up the Hurricanes’ off-field image. Unfortunately, there was two decades’ worth of garbage to clean up.

10. Tennessee- Unless you’re a Volunteer fan, “Rocky Top” might sound like Sheryl Crow covering Guns N’ Roses.


White Sox Fan Loses Eye After Cub Fans’ Attack

Robert Steele, a 32-year-old Chicago White Sox fan, lost his right eye after allegedly being attacked by three Cubs fans earlier this month. According to McHenry County officials, the scene of this violent act was not in a back alley, some sports bar, or the bleachers of Wrigley Field. The attack that resulted in Steele losing his right eye occured at a 2-year-old girl’s Sesame Street-themed birthday party.


Cops to Paul Pierce: We Think You’re Wasted

TMZ- Paul Pierce of Boston Celtic fame was pulled over for erratic driving at around 3:30 Sunday morning in Vegas, and apparently cops suspected he was driving wasted. Law enforcement sources tell us Pierce was stopped in front of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino and given not one but two field sobriety tests, plus a breathalyzer for good measure. He passed all three! Now here’s the interesting part. After cops let him go, Paul left his car at the valet and took a cab home. He was not cited or charged. So three DUI tests, not cited for erratic driving, decides to take a cab and leave his car….. hmmmmmm.


Want to be on reality TV? Enroll in school

Reuters – Judy Bolton wants her 15 minutes of fame. She wants to appear on the TV show “Big Brother.” The 51-year-old therapist and mother of two enrolled in New York’s new Reality Television School. “I want the 15 minutes of fame that everybody wants,” Bolton told Reuters during a break in the three-hour course, one of about 30 people who paid up to $140 to attend the second session held by the school. The school’s top 10 tips include learning how to do makeup, preparing outfits, and alerting cameras of what you plan to do so they don’t miss it.


Jerry Lewis cited for gun in luggage

The Associated Press- Police say they have confiscated a gun belonging to Jerry Lewis that was found in the 82-year-old entertainer’s carryon bag as he prepared to fly to Detroit from Las Vegas. Las Vegas policeman Bill Cassell said that the actor was cited for carrying an unloaded concealed weapon at the Las Vegas airport. Lewis’ manager, Claudia Marghilano, says the handgun is a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show. She tells The Associated Press that the gun couldn’t fire.  The two funny things about this story- Jerry Lewis still performs and he twirls a gun around in his show!


Will Depp Be the New Riddler?!

ExtraTV- With “Batman” ringing up massive numbers at the box office, talk is that another Hollywood heavyweight may join the franchise. Rumors are swirling that the next installment could star Johnny Depp as The Riddler! Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is reportedly being asked to play Penguin.


Vietnam to free Gary Glitter this month

Reuters- Fallen British rock star Gary Glitter will be released from jail in Vietnam later this month after completing a 27-month sentence for molesting two young girls. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was arrested in November 2005 at Ho Chi Minh airport as he tried to leave the country and sentenced to three years in jail following a one-day trial where he pleaded not guilty.  At least he’s not creepy lookin!!




SHOCKER- Two men on Snoop Dogg tour bus arrested

The Associated Press- A tour bus carrying hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg was pulled over and two people were arrested on marijuana possession charges a few hours before a concert in Dallas, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Members of a commercial vehicle inspection team pulled the bus over because the vehicle had an expired registration sticker. Troopers searched the bus for drugs after they said they smelled marijuana and found two ounces of weed.


Kanye West: Can HBO make him a TV star?

EW- HBO remains hell-bent on finding a way to showcase the talents of Kanye West. The network is discussing whether to team the rapper with executive producer Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm) for a yet-to-be-named, single-camera series that would follow the busy life of the Grammy-winning artist and his relationship with family and friends.


Mr. Belding Still Kicking it with the Kids

TMZ StaffJust like on “Saved by the Bell,” Mr. Belding awkwardly forced himself into the lives of younger, more attractive people while in Las Vegas this weekend.


Not even detention could have kept Beldy, 57, from appearing in every single SpyOnVegas photo taken at Body English.


Cheech and Chong feud goes up in smoke

The Associated Press- Now that their feud is up in smoke, Cheech and Chong are high on plans to reunite for their first comedy tour in more than 25 years with the show, “Hey, What’s That Smell?” They tossed around some ideas and figured a comedy tour would be “the most fun” and “the least hassle,” said Cheech. Marin and Chong, who broke up amid creative differences, have tried to reunite before, but have always fought too much. Marin said he thinks dope humor can be as funny today as it was back in the ’70s.


EW Quotes of the Week

”It’s only been called National Tequila Day for about five years. Before that it was called National This Toilet Bowl Feels So Cold Against My Face Day.”
—Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

”I have the courage to leave a child behind. Not all of the children! Just the one that smells like bologna.”
—Stephen Colbert, talking to Secretary of Education (and No Child Left Behind champion) Margaret Spellings, on The Colbert Report

”I like an older man because they know a lot of things and there’s a lot of things they can teach you. But I also like a younger man because they don’t take as long.”
—Whoopi Goldberg, about her tastes in men, on The View


Birthdays Celebrated Last Week: Liz Berkley (36), Lori Laughlin (43), Geddy Lee (55), Martina McBride (42), Arnold Schwarzenegger (61), Casey Stengel (117), Franks Stallone (58), Hilary Swank (34), Jaime Pressly (31), Laurence Fishburne (47), Lisa Kudrow (45), Vivica Fox (44), Curt Gowdy (89), Dean Cain (42), Wesley Snipes (46), Coolio (45), Dom Deluise (75), Jerry Garcia (66), Martha Stewart (67), Martin Sheen (68), Marv Levy (80), Tony Bennett (82)


There’s plenty happening this week in Tunica.  For a complete list of events and attractions in Tunica, Mississippi, click on the link below.  Get easy access to the casino’s, golf courses, and all other entertainment. 

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming up in Tunica:

August 8 – 9

Ricky Lynn Gregg



August 9

Terri Clark

Gold Strike


August 12 – 14

Delta River Cruisin Car Show

Sam’s Town


August 15 – 16

Ricky Lynn Gregg



August 15 – 16

Ronnie McDowell/Jordanaires



August 15

The Temptations

Gold Strike


August 16

Kool & The Gang



August 16

Stephanie Mills



August 16

Bang! Fighting Championships

Sam’s Town



Tune in to Mid-South Golfer the Radio show this Thursday from 3-4pm from Tunica National Golf and Tennis Club. The Sports Bar follows from 4-6pm.  Plus, sign up for Thursday’s three person scramble and get your team qualified for the Tournament of Champions. 

For more information, call 866-TEE-OFF1 or go online at  See you there. 

Talk to y’all this week.



  1. I see your taking your weekly Tiger cheap-shot.Maybe you should wait till Wall actully signs with Baylor,but hey thats why Calkins and Wolkens call you a sports radio clown.Look your a 30something y/0 man who lives with another man,you have a tattoo on your ankle,love hollywood gossip and likes dancing with the stars and thinks Kelly Clarkston rocks,DONT THROW STONES YOU HAVE YOUR ON ISSUES.

    Comment by mike tramel — August 5, 2008 @ 6:40 am

  2. Was it really necessary to take a cheap-shot at a 20y.o college student who only guilty of signing up to play with the Tigers and by all accounts is a good kid.I guess it makes you feel more like a man.

    Comment by mike tramel — August 6, 2008 @ 11:20 am

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