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February 8, 2009

On the Couch!

Filed under: Uncategorized — robfischer @ 11:15 pm


Things have been busy lately, but I am back On the Couch!

FREE AROD!  Why can’t we just let the steroids era be?  Everyone was using, and baseball wasn’t banning the drug.  Let’s get over it!  It happened 6 years ago!  The story needs to go away, because we can’t change history and the mistakes that Major League Baseball made in the past.  Quit blaming the players.  Blame the league office for never admitting their mistake.  Maybe Selig just didn’t hear anybody telling him the news for years!

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ARod and Bonds are the two best players we’ve seen in 40 years.  Let’s try to appreciate what they accomplished instead of trying to tear them down.


NBA Thoughts:

– It’s great having the opportunity to be in the Grizzlies huddle during timeouts this year.  Thanks to Marc Iavaroni for letting me in last season and to Lionel for continuing to allow me to observe.  So far, Lionel’s timeouts have been fascinating.  He’s full of constructive criticism, while teaching at the same time.  He’s letting each player contribute and already defining roles.  Plus, the players are interested.  They’re paying attention and making the adjustments on the floor.  It’s been a good start so far.  The Grizzlies are playing like we expected them to.  They’re working hard, running with their athleticism, scoring points, playing freely, not looking over their shoulder at the coach for a play, exciting, and competitive.  From December 16- January 24 they weren’t.

– I met Gheorghe Muresan in Washington D.C. Monday.  He really is the closest man to a giant.  His hand engulfed mine.


– I miss Charles Barkley.  CWebb, The Glove, Magic, and The Mailman just aren’t cutting it.  However, it looks as though his return won’t happen before All Star Weekend.  That’s great news.  The worst of Barkley happens every season during the All Star coverage.  He’s always “sick” and loses his voice before Sunday.  He has no interest in anything going on the entire weekend except for the parties.  He’s bored during every broadcast.  It’s actually embarrassing.  Get back soon Chuck, just not before next weekend.

– Can’t wait for All Star Weekend: Kevin Harlan is great to listen to on the dunk contest because of his constant excitement.  LeBron will be doing analysis.  That should be interesting.  I hope Rudy brings his best!  Plus, the rookie challenge will be great to watch with OJ and Derrick Rose playing together and running the floor.  This could be the first time the rookie’s actually beat the sophomore’s.  The rook’s have never been within ten points in the challenge.

– Pau for MVP?  In the Lakers 6 game road trip, Pau averaged 24.8ppg, and 12rpg.  The Lakers went 6-0.  Since Bynum went out with the injury, Pau has 26ppg, 13.8rpg, and 4.5apg.

– Kobe is still better than LeBron. 


College Football Thoughts:

– Keep yappin Lane Kiffin.  That’s what good coaches do.  They get hated- Saban, Stoops, Spurrier, Weiss.  Next up is winning.  I like the attitude in Knoxville.  Plus, who doesn’t want another coaching ego in the SEC?  There isn’t another conference in football like it.

– Every college football fan should be thrilled to see Timmy Dynamite come back next year.  Florida has a schedule and the talent to repeat as national champions.  And go ahead and give Tebow his second Heisman.


– Good for Les Miles.  Maybe he’ll start getting credit for his success. He’s had one bad year and got screwed by his quarterback.  He turns around and gets a top 2 recruiting class in the country.


College Basketball Thoughts:

– Geno Auriemma is a TOOCHE!  You know who loves Geno Auriemma?  Geno Auriemma!

            – 50 straight wins in any conference is pretty amazing.  I don’t care how bad the rest of Conference USA sucks.  50 straight is 50 straight.  That’s not allowing one slip up.  NOT ONE!  It’s pretty remarkable.   


NFL Thoughts:

– Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows this Decade: 1- U2 (XXXVI) 2- Rolling Stones (XL) 3- Aerosmith and others (XXXV)


4- Prince (XLI), 5- Springsteen (XLIII).  Michael Jackson certainly performed the best halftime show with Heal the World in Super Bowl XXVII.

– It was great to see Kurt Warner back in the Super Bowl.  I can honestly say he was the best athlete I have ever had to cover in terms of just being a great guy.  Everything you ever hear about Kurt is true.  He’s the most genuine person I’ve ever met in sports.

– Who could you want to be featured in a reality show more than Michael Irvin?  I’m sure he won’t be over the top for this!  I’m looking forward to seeing it.


Other Thoughts:

– Top Ten TV Shows of January: 1- 24 (Fox/Jack Bauer is back and better than ever!)  2- Burn Notice (USA/It’s a great show, and it’s informative if you want to do spy stuff)  3- The Mentalist (CBS/Best new show of the year)  4- The Office (NBC/It’s still a must see and it’s still arguably the best sitcom on television)  5- The Big Bang Theory (CBS/The Bang is on the door of The Office.  It’s the most improved show on tv)  6- Psych (USA/The Mentalist with a lighter and witty cast.  It’s a very funny show)  7- Hell’s Kitchen (Fox/Best reality show on tv.  Gordon Ramsey is a beast!  I wish it was on HBO)  8- Life (NBC/Good cop show with a twist.  Takes a while to warm up to Crews, but Dani is the new DeeDee McCall!)  9- Flight of the Conchords (HBO/Very Creative, yet bizarre in a good way.  Pay attention when watching)  10- Chuck (NBC/2nd most improved show)

– Big Love (HBO) was close to cracking the list.  There’s a whole lot of stuff going on in this show!  My only complaint- Bill Paxton.  They certainly could have found someone else.  Really?  He was a disaster in the biggest flop movie ever.  Twister is certainly one of the 10 most overrated movies of all time. 

– 30 Rock is probably number 11. 

– I leave American Idol off the list because January episodes and early February episodes aren’t a must watch.

– I hate to admit that I never saw Family Guy until last week.  Ended up watching a marathon and I’m upset it took me this long to notice.    



There’s plenty happening this month 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:

February 13

Ricky Lynn Gregg

Resort’s Tunica


February 14

The Manhattans

Sam’s Town


February 28

Olivia Newton-John

Sam’s Town


Olivia Newton John was my first true love.  Sandy?  Forget about it.  Then came her big album, yes ALBUM, Physical.  LOVE HER!

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Talk to y’all this week.


1 Comment »

  1. Really, February 8th. Is your life so busy you can’t manage to post your blog. Get out of the bar and on your couch long enough to do your job.

    Comment by mark — March 2, 2009 @ 11:00 am

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