OTC: Dedicated to everything but the conference realignment chatter

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15 Responses to OTC: Dedicated to everything but the conference realignment chatter

  1. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    GH: My kids got a $5 bag of cheese popcorn Saturday night

  2. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    When I heard the Eddie Kennison ad I immediately thought of the Eddie Murphy SNL skit where he was pimping the book, How To Be a Ho, by Velvet Jones. Even now I’d rather take advice from Sam Kinison. He broke down-for free- the art of cunnilingus by licking the alphabet.

    If Nick Wright gets anymore annoying he deserves to get his own character on Family Guy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    Hall: Why don’t you leave zack alone. This guy
    overcame huge odds to even be on the mound.
    And to win the cy young. He’s being honest
    about his situation this year. Add that to the
    fact that his teammates aren’t scoring many
    runs for him and he’s got a 3.87 era…it’s
    been a rough year but he’ll break out of it
    hopefully soon.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    Sports talk radio is about what’s topical – what’s news. The possible break-up of the most successful football conference in the nation in the midst of a boring summer filled with losing baseball and (ugh) soccer, IS what’s on the agenda. You can’t fake it. The best part of all this is, nobody is leaking anything. Were those meetings between the Big 12/Pac 10 officials about a counter attack at the Big 10 for their flirtations with NU and MU?

    My guess is this all washes out with Notre Dame in the Big 10, the Big 12 unchanged and a massive national TV package for the Big 12 and the Pac 10 combined.

    THAT’S entertaining. I and my PPM will be tuned to 810 since they’re the only outlet covering the biggest sports news of the last 15 years.

  5. Anonymous says:

    dennis
    I was taught as an umpire that if you need to get in the face of your catcher, act like you’re dusting off the plate. I only had to do that once, with a 12-year old. However, at higher levels of ball I have to give the umpire some benefit of doubt. Could be that Jason called Eastabrook a cocksucker, and Eastabrook did what he did so he’d only have to dump the manager (let’s face it — you pull something like that as an umpire someone’s getting tossed) instead of both the catcher AND the manager (you throw out the catcher, the manager is likely going to be gone shortly as well).

  6. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    PT..I agree with you. I say BIG12 remains intact for at least next 5 years.
    I wish somebody would explain how the money flows from college athletics. Do the dollars actually end up in University itself? Never understood how they chop up the Bowl game payouts and Big Dance payouts? In light of all the big money scandals in the State of KS….I find myself knowing even less. If somebody can give me a USA TODAY type chart that explains this it would be appreciated.
    I guess the bottom line I’m looking for is, are $$$$ flowing thru college sports advantageous to students in any tangible way?

  7. Anonymous says:

    nick
    I’ll cut Nick Wright a LITTLE slack. He’s young and pretty new to the talk show biz.

    I agree Greg, this conference realignment talk is HUGE and I’m constantly scanning the a.m. radio to see if there’s any new news. As I type this, Soren is talking Royals draft and Shariff is talking Haley’s calm practice demeanor…..BORING!!! I’m gonna crank on my itunes.

    Yesterday, with nothing much going on, a story was made by a local female NBC news reporter who made Lew a bit testy after asking a couple questions.

    (She was on St. John’s show this morning. She sounded very sharp, friendly and fair. But St. John and Bukaty NEVER questioned her line of questioning. Her question about worrying if he was gonna get fired was a good and fair one. But then she asked about Perkins many blackmail issues. Lew seemed puzzled by that and asked her what she meant. She made it sound as if Lew had a long history of blackmail problems. Lew mentioned one other minor blackmail situation but it was a long time ago. He understandably felt like she was painting him as someone worse than what he deserves. I don’t blame Perkins one bit for firing back at her.)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    Another embarrassing media encounter for Lew. KU is not getting it’s $4 million worth out of him. If he can’t even handle a simple little TV interview, how do you expect him to get anything done on conference realignment?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Rick
    Greg kind of harsh on Eddie, eh?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Rick
    Nick Lew mentioned at the initial press conference where he revealed that he had been blackmailed that “This type of thing has happened before….at least three times.” So the questions were fair.

  11. Anonymous says:

    nick
    Rick,

    I did not know of other blackmail situations with Lew. Maybe it WAS a fair question.

    But she asked the question in a way that sounded like, because he’s been involved in blackmail cases, maybe he deserves to be fired. THAT’S unfair. None of us know the details of these cases. It’s very possible Lew did NOTHING wrong in each instance. Lew told her that he has a lot of information that she doesn’t have. He just can’t talk about anything right now.

    NOTHING Lew has done has yet been revealed or discovered that warrants him being fired, and it’s understandable for Perkins to get pissed off when constantly questioned about it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    Quit defending him, Nick. Lew totally botched the interview, then threatened the reporter afterward. No excuse for that. You’d think for $4 million he could be a little more professional.

  13. Anonymous says:

    MandDShagger
    The lessons you’ll learn from Eddie Kennison about being successful in business and life is not to go to people like Eddie Kennison for lessons about being successful in business and life.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Rick
    Nick you have one up on me as I didn’t hear the interview so I’m not qualified to comment on that portion in regards to her tone etc.

    As far as it being understandable for Perkins to get pissed off. Again my knowledge is limited and maybe he was being badgered. But I would say that he should be very professional and be able to deflect things. He is in the public eye and this shouldn’t be a new experience for him. Unwanted questions should be the norm.

    It reminds me somewhat of when the Royals owners were questioned and then got all bent out of shape and banned a couple of reporters from the clubhouse.

    Just my thoughts.

  15. Anonymous says:

    nick
    I’m not defending Lew really.

    I’d rather he not be bothered by a young journalist asking a question. I’d rather he not threaten NBC to not use the video or he’d never talk to them again. I’d rather he have a friendlier demeanor in front of the camera and microphone and not intimidate people.

    But college sports is becoming a HUGE business. It’s ruthless. Nebraska might bolt for more money. Missouri the same. Texas bullies its way every chance it gets. Notre Dame doesn’t give a hoot about anybody else.

    Frankly, as long as my A.D. pushes every rule and boundary to the extreme, without breaking any laws and NCAA rules, and does every thing possible to help KU compete, I could give a crap if he offends people.

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