It seems amicable, but you know they are bitter

 

They say all good things come to an end, but this one seems rather premature.  The chemistry between these two have been great, and people in the Bay Area have had a love affair with the pair.

Now that the Giants have won the World Series, breaking up is hard to do….

ESPN replaces Jon Miller-Joe Morgan team for baseball broadcasts

By Neil Best / Newsday  |   Tuesday, November 9, 2010  |  http://www.bostonherald.com |  MLB Coverage
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Jon Miller and Joe Morgan spent 21 seasons together in ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” booth, an extraordinarily long run in the world of national sports television. But there will not be a 22nd.

With both of their contracts having expired, ESPN decided it was time to make the long-anticipated move to replace them and give the booth a fresh sound.

ESPN did not name a replacement, but The New York Times [NYT] reported the leading candidate is Dan Shulman, long one of the network’s most respected play-by-play men.

Orel Hershiser, who joined Miller and Morgan last season, presumably would stay on as an analyst. Bobby Valentine could serve as a third man in the booth, the Times reported.

Miller might stay with the company as the radio voice of ESPN’s Sunday games, but Morgan will not. For years the Hall of Fame second baseman’s work has been a target of many critics in the media and among fans.

Miller’s primary job is as play-by-play voice of the World Series champion Giants, whose crowning moment he called on radio for ESPN alongside Morgan. Miller received the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award this past summer.

“Jon and Joe have contributed greatly to the success of ’Sunday Night Baseball’ for the past 21 seasons,” ESPN executive vice president Norby Williams said in a statement.

“Over the last two decades, Joe went from Hall of Fame player to one of his sport’s top analysts and Jon’s Hall of Fame voice and tremendous knowledge of the game have connected with baseball fans everywhere. We owe them our deepest thanks for an outstanding body of work.”

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Some of you might be wondering what the hell happened to the blog?

I wonder that too.  I blame Erik for moving to the song of the month and I blame myself somewhat since I moved.  Ronin…well he moved too.

The Golden Dome of Des Moines

Does that mean that the blog is at it’s end?  I think so, at least in the current form.  I plan to continue to write things on the blog and it will be a daily occurrence. You will get music from me, you will get stories that I found amusing and/or interesting.  I will have stable internet soon.

But, for now, I have internet due to the kindness of  Dowling Catholic HS.  Yes, I am in the wonderful world of Des Moines, IA.  It is hot and sticky here and I am looking to leave as soon as possible.

At least I got to eat here.

They need more of these...and get open on Sundays!

Can I get one for the road? We will always have Florida in 2000...

Who would have thunk it?  I thought the political fights would keep them together…

Al and Tipper Gore to separate after 40 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.

According to an e-mail circulated among the couple’s friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further.

Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. He has since campaigned worldwide to draw attention to climate change, which in 2007 led to a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Tipper Gore is known for her advocacy on mental health issues.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

They went through a lot and losing the election didn’t help.  Maybe Al needed less time with the earth’s problems and more with his personal issues might have solved the problem.  But, maybe they just drifted apart after 40 years.  Either way, they will both be fine…

It’s about time.  I am tired of hearing about the struggle of taking care of your kids, when we know YOU DON’T TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS…nannies do.  Instead of acting like a mom, GO BE A MOM.  At least Jon would be with the kids right now, since he has no other discernible skills.  (Don’t get it twisted Kate, you don’t either, but you think you do, which is the worst.)

Dancing with the Stars’ elimination: Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani eliminated in week 5 results

Cristina Kinon

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 9:58 AM

'Dancing with the Stars' elimination: Kate Gosselin gets teary as  she and Tony Dovolani are eliminated in week 5 results. WATCH VIDEO of  Monday's recap below.

I would usually say wait until you get to the car to cry, but i want to see your tears, so let them all out.  You got voted off week 5 and that about ten weeks too late…

Kate Gosselin said Monday night that her brood “lives and breathes” for “Dancing With the Stars.” On Tuesday, she was sent packing. Sorry kids! But Nicole Scherzinger had both legato and staccato elements in her tango.

Tuesday night’s results show kicked off with host Tom Bergeron getting immediately down to business, dropping the bomb that Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani were in the bottom two (and that Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough were safe – no surprise there).

Then, in turn, Bergeron and co-host Brooke Burke relieved Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel, Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya, and Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Eventually, Jake Pavelka and partner Chelsie Hightower and Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke were also given the good news, but Bergeron made them sweat it out a bit.

Joining Gosselin in the bottom two were Pam Anderson and partner Damian Whitewood, who’d received a 21 from the judges for their Dolly Parton-inspired quickstep to “9 to 5” during Monday’s “Movie Night” performances.

Gosselin and Dovolani only racked up a 15 for their “Breakfast Club” foxtrot, which judge Len Goodman dubbed “a stroll” rather than a dance.

Even having been run through by a cavalcade of dudes, Pammy still crushes you out....

After learning of her ousting, Gosselin asked for a minute to collect herself, while tears streamed down her face. Dovolani said he was “very proud” of Kate.

“I give her all the credit in the world for showing up,” he said.

When Gosselin finally pulled it together, she said she was “honored” to have been on the show and has grown to “love everyone.” She also thanked her fans, “for believing in me probably more than I believe in myself.”

We’re sure producers are shaking an angry fist at America for voting off their biggest ratings magnet. Trebunskaya’s dresses will just have to get smaller from here on out.

Thanks for not holding it in Kate...

Cartman: [walks over to Scott’s end of the table] Yes! Yesss! Oh, let me taste your tears, Scott!
[starts licking Scott’s tears off his face]
Cartman: Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!
Kyle: Dude, I think it might be best for us to never piss Cartman off again.
Stan: Good call.
Cartman: Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy!
[licks the tears off the table and off Scott’s face]
Cartman: Mm-yummy, you guys!
[screen closes to Looney Tunes-style splash]
Cartman: Yuppitibut, that’s all, folks!
Now go home and take care of your kids and stay off TV…at least for a little while.

I guess the question mark is unnecessary, since they were hanging out.  The question is did he smash it like an Idaho Potato?  I am hoping not…

Good to have your own bottle Reggie, as she has the gift that keeps on giving...Look at the chick in the middle give Reggie what looks to be the ole stinkeye...He is a professional athlete. His balance is good, don't fear. Or she is trying to get at Reggie, and get his number or get D'ed down...

This is your choice Reggie.  From the outside, they both look really good.

NOT HERPES!

HERPES!

But, the risk of Herpes is a million times more possible with Paris, even though she probably is the girl you would really want to hang out with.  Her voice is a little annoying, but she might have finally grown into being an adult and understanding that we don’t always have to see the peach (a.k.a. the box)  everytime you get out of the car.

Now Hilton, also 29, has followed suit and is back on the singles market again, according to Hollywood reports.

The hotel heiress has been dating the The Hills star on and off for the past 14 months.

Sources close to the pair have claimed that the LA socialite was worried that Reinhardt was only using her to further his career, according to celebrity website RadarOnline.com.

It was recently reported that Reinhardt’s younger sister had landed her own reality TV show and that her brother would act as producer, with Hilton appearing in several episodes.

But according to more recent reports, Hilton did not agree to take part in the show and it was never set to go ahead without her planned appearances.

Sources added that Hilton’s family reportedly never liked Reinhardt and had questioned his motives.

So, she kicked the dude to the curb and is looking at Reggie like a he was a T-bone and she hasn’t eaten in a week.

Last night Paris partied at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas with Bush, a move which will surely not go down well with her former pal Kim.

Bush reportedly paid Paris a lot of money to host the event for a private birthday party for a friend, and he also paid for around 100 bottles of Cristal champagne.

Reggie and Paris both had their own bottles of Cristal and it seemed she was intent on having a good time and even danced on tables according to onlookers.

Reggie, I am not feeling that you had to pay her for her appearance, but I understand.  Your boy better thank you for a tight party.  But, you have been warned.  If you get burned, and I mean that literally, it is going to be your own damn fault.

Paris, if you really hate Kim, then this is the best way to get back at her is to steal her man, even though they are on the outs.   If you manage to pull this off, you will be on the covers of all the gossip rags.  Kim, this will burn you up inside if it happens.  I am betting on no, but stranger things have happened

That is a lot of humans to have running around in your gut...where do they park the clown car?

My first thought is good for him.  He is their dad, even though he was tricked into having all of the kids.  He is trying to step up and hopefully follow the advice of Ed O.G. and the Bulldogs.

But, in the back of my mind, I hope that he is not using them as a paycheck, since I really do not see what other discernible skills he has.

Jon Gosselin sues Kate for custody of 8 children

Associated Press

Posted: 04/07/2010 02:30:48 PM PDT

Updated: 04/07/2010 02:30:49 PM PDT

READING, Pa. — Jon Gosselin has sued ex-wife Kate for primary custody of their eight children.

The former reality TV star also asked the Berks County Court today to review his child support obligation.

Gosselin’s attorney, Anthony List, has previously accused Kate Gosselin of neglecting the children because she appears on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” a charge her attorney rejected as “patently false.”

In court papers, Jon Gosselin says his ex-wife “abuses” her authority when it comes to scheduling visits with the kids. He also claims an arbitrator failed to require Kate to provide documentation of the children’s expenses.

The Gosselins appeared on the TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” until their marriage fell apart last year. They divorced in December.

It gets better.  Jon is potentially rigging the votes, so she can stay on longer and strengthen his case for getting custody back, since nannies are taking care of the children.

Kate Gosselin somehow is still competing on “Dancing With the Stars.” Just not for the Miss Congeniality title.

Us Weekly reports Gosselin hasn’t become chummy with any fellow competitors, doesn’t attend the Monday taping afterparties and even has show staffers talk to her only through her bodyguard.

Bodyguard, yes. And remember, Gosselin is not the female contestant facing death threats.

“When the show needs to contact Kate, they go through Steve (Neild),” says a production source per Us. “She acts like a major celebrity.”

Gosselin, with partner Tony Dolovani, performed a grim-faced paso doble Monday after which judge Bruno Tonioli said she looked like a “super (rhymes with glitch) from hell.” Nevertheless, 80-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin was sent packing on Tuesday’s show.

According to Perez Hilton, Gosselin shrugs off the vitriol. He quotes her as saying, “I don’t really worry about what other people say because I know it’s me who has to feed my kids and take care of them, so that’s where my focus is all the time.”

Ha ha ha, snorts her ex.

TMZ reports Jon Gosselin voted for her — possibly to regain full custody of their twins and sextuplets.

U.S. Attorney Anthony F. List, representing Papa G, was expected to file legal papers Wednesday in Pennsylvania to change the custody arrangement because Mama G is using three nannies to watch the brood while she and Neild share adjoining hotel rooms in Hollywood.

“You can’t be a coast-to-coast primary parent,” says List, who also reportedly voted for her.

There is some humor in it all.  Her dance partner was driven to quit working with her!  Poor chap must have been forced back, because they danced (so I am told, since I am not watching the show)

Kate Gosselin to Tony on ‘Dancing With The Stars’: ‘A lot of people quit on me in life’

Yikes. Dancing With The Stars “shopping cart” Kate Gosselin reduced her partner Tony Dovolani first to quivering rage and then to quivering apology before their jive-in-every-sense dance on Monday night.

In the taped rehearsal segment before their performance, Kate was shown asking Tony for more detailed instructions, and after a while, Dovolani expressed his frustration to the camera by saying, “Nothing in dancing is natural to Kate.” Getting hot under the collar, he chafed, “I’ve never been questioned in my teaching,” and finally: “I quit.” He walked out, while Kate looked at her camera and said, over and over, “I don’t get it.”

Wait a minute: This was a Monday night, on TV, and Kate Gosselin was making a male partner feel frustration and rage at her constant hectoring? For a second there, I thought ABC had unearthed unseen footage from TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8.

After a commercial, more tape rolled and we saw Tony come back and apologize. Kate “forgave” him by saying, “A lot of people quit on me in life.”

Then they danced to the Elton John hit, “I’m Still Standing.”

Follow me...no, I am not Jon, so you actually have to listen to me...you won't be standing for long...

Here is what one of the judges thought about Kate as a dancer…

Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli didn’t hold back when discussing Kate Gosselin’s less-than-graceful moves on Wednesday’s Lopez Tonight: “Kate is pretty dreadful. She’s crap,” he told host George Lopez.

Tough reviews aside, the outspoken Italian admitted the mom of eight is “a tough cookie” for facing all the criticism. “She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better,” he said. “[But] it doesn’t really work.”

Tonioli also said Gosselin, who has squabbled with partner Tony Dovolani, turns the show into “our own disaster movie” on a daily basis. “2012 is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces,” he said.

Damn, disaster show?  I might have to tune in to see that…

damn, even a broken clock is right twice a day....

So, Jesse James chooses this dried up looking racist (allegedly) chick for Sandra Bullock?  The amount of shine he passed up makes the whole Tiger affair look small. Tiger lost a lot of ad revenue, but he can earn it back.  Jesse makes bikes.  You better start making a whole bunch more, really fast.  She left you and I think that now you are going to get your daughter taken. I hope it was worth it, although I know it wasn’t.

Plus, you MET THIS SKANK ON MYSPACE!!!! Don't mess with people off MySpace! MySpace pimping can lead you into a whole lot of trouble.

The Daily News has the story…

Jesse James’ tattooed temptress is no longer angry.

Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, who claims to have had an 11-month affair with actress Sandra Bullock’s biker husband, was bounced from a modeling gig with the “Angry White Girl” clothing line after photographs surfaced showing her in Nazi regalia.

She is a bombshell, as in, “The bomb blew up and devastated everything, leaving only the shell that held all the explosives.”  This woman is not good looking.  I don’t mind tattoos, but the amount that she has is excessive.  Plus, she looks like Marilyn Manson.

I see a resemblance....

McGee was photographed about a year ago in a bikini, licking a dagger and holding a gun – all while wearing a Nazi armband and standing in front of an image of a swastika.

At least Sandra Bullock has moved on.  It is being reported that her facebook status is now Single…

Really, you choose Option B over Option A, that you had at HOME! Man, those bike fumes must be toxic...

“I can’t be associated with any white supremacy nonsense,” said owner Jimmy Ferrari, who hired McGee to model his clothes just a few months before she announced she was having an affair with James.

The clothing “has nothing to do with white supremacy or racism,” Ferrari told CBS News. “It just personifies me. I have a politically incorrect clothing line. It’s totally misconceived.”

He said traffic on his Web site went through the roof when the scandal broke. But he’s sold only 12 shirts since then – and he blames that on McGee’s racy photos.

“They find this Nazi armband thing,” he said.

Ouch...This is the OJ Simpson bloody glove momnet, but it fits this time...

McGee, a stripper from San Diego, said her affair with James started when he asked her to model for his West Coast Choppers motorcycle company.

James, 40, has been married to Bullock, 45, since 2005. She moved out of their California home after news of the affair  broke last week.

Game, Set, Match! You ARE A NAZI! (Cue the Maury music...)

Ferrari said he discovered McGee on MySpace.com.

“I never met her face to face. I live on the East Coast. I have only been dealing with her for six months,” Ferrari said. “I heard about her, had seen her pictures. I am into tattoos. She was on the cover of a tattoo magazine.”

Ferrari said he sent McGee a message asking her to model for the clothing line. “Just a little compensation and I’m all yours,” McGee reportedly wrote back.

Then the Nazi photos surfaced and the backlash was swift. On Sunday, Ferrari posted a message to his customers on his website.

“Though its name was expressly contrived to be provocative and to combat what its creator feels is an overly sensitive climate of political correctness, it is nothing more than a description of Jimmy himself and not meant to reflect, espouse, or support racist philosophy in any way,” the message said.

McGee has several tattoos, including the letters W and P on the back of her knees that reportedly stand for “white power.” But the mother of two told “InTouch” magazine it stood for a sexual reference.

She also reportedly has children’s magnets on her refrigerator that spell out, “Go White Power.”

“She will never model for me again,” Ferrari vowed.

sgaskell@nydailynews.com

Just like the Magic/Bird Converse commerical....Choose your weapon

Since we know know that Erik is very sensitive about his role in the blogosphere,  I guess that I will rep a new moniker on the music that we (Ronin and I, with Ronin providing the inspiration on reaching back in the day) listen to and will share when E finds it inconvenient to bless your day with music.

Since E feels that we are invading his territory, it seemed best to start today with a battle of a different sort, the lyrical battle between Nas and Jay-Z. Wikipedia breaks down what happened with Jay Z and The Takeover.  Flip the switch for what is behind the battles and the two videos, The Takeover and Ether

Breathe Deep Jay, breathe deeeeepppp

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Wow, I didnt think that she knew you actually have to take CARE of the kids after having them.

because if that would have happened, I might have watched.

New “Dancing With the Stars” cast member Kate Gosselin isn’t sure how she’ll balance training for the show and raising her eight children, but, she said, “There’s going to be a dance floor in my basement.

I wonder who paid for the studio?  The kids!  They seemingly pay for everything anyway, so why should this be different.  I wonder what her life would be like if we were not so obsessed with the life of others?  I think that she would either be the hardest working nurse in America, since that is what her job was before the TV fame, or on some family/government assistance.

“I have eight kids, and I’m a mom and I have a very full schedule anyway,” she said today on “Good Morning America,” appearing with professional partner Tony Dovolani. “Obviously, the kids come first. It’s going to be hard. I’m determined to do it.”

You are not a mom.  You are a woman who sold her body to science to have a lot of kids.  A mother is someone who takes care of the children.  That is the job you gave to your nannies.

Kate before and after....shows what good plastic surgery can do, although it may be too much for the price of fame....

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Yes, both me and my son Adam are Douchebags....and thank me for the collapse of the SMU programs in the 80's

The great thing about discovery in the legal sense is what you can find out when you look…

James threatened to sue over Leach


Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas — The father of injured Texas Tech receiver Adam James threatened to sue the university if it didn’t investigate then-coach Mike Leach, according to a memo released Wednesday. Texas Tech University System attorney Ronny Wall wrote in the Tuesday memo to the Texas attorney general that the threat came during a Dec. 20 exchange with James’ father, ESPN college football analyst Craig James. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal obtained a copy of the memo in response to an open records request. The university fired Leach on Dec. 30, two days after suspending him amid allegations he mistreated Adam James, who was recovering from a concussion. The receiver says Leach twice ordered him to stand for hours while confined in a dark place during practice. Leach denied the allegations, and responded to his firing with a lawsuit against the university, alleging libel, slander and breach of contract. The Tech memo says James’ father “indicated that litigation could ensue” if Tech didn’t investigate Leach “for the improper treatment” of his son. “The threat did not appear to be an idle threat as the parent expressed genuine concern for the health and well-being of his injured child, as well as other student-athletes,” the memo continued. James spokesman Scott McLaughlin issued a statement late Wednesday saying James never threatened to sue Texas Tech. “Further, Texas Tech initiated its investigation of its own accord,” he said.

The sides can’t even keep their story straight.  Now, we have Texas Tech claiming what they did was at the behest of Craig James and the desire to avoid a lawsuit and the spokesman for Craig James claim that the words suit were never uttered.  The more that we find out about this, the more it looks like the conspiracy to fire Mike Leach seems more plausible.

Open up the checkbook TTU, you are going to have to pay and when you lose, you will be liable for his legal defense fund…

Also, Craig James, you may have thought you were doing best for you son, but it makes your son look like a pussy that he couldn’t talk to his coach and if he was really in any danger, how about telling him to quit, just like he did baseball?  If I was doing the deposition, that might be one of the first questions I ask.  Adam, why did you quit the baseball team and when did you tell the coach?

You had a duty to your job as well, and you put that in jeopardy as well.  How can people listen to you when they know that you will use your position to push your own personal agenda?  Also, if you really thought about running for office, you can forget that know as you will lose Lubbock and other Red Raider leaning areas that liked Mike Leach.  If I was your opponent, I would bring in Mike Leach to back me and see how well you would do against that.