Sunday, March 26, 2006

Just Wonderin'

-Another too-short weekend is about to come to an end and I have several questions to ask before I start another work week.

Can you name more than one hit song recorded by Buck Owens who passed away yesterday at age 76? I got 2... (answers at bottom)

Did your bracket have any of the teams that made it to the Final Four? Mine didn't. I crashed and burned with U-Conn. But, George Mason is about the best Cinderella story college basketball has had in recent memory.

Since McGraw Millhaven was originally a Tim Dorsey hire at KTRS...and since he apparently is being hired back to man the 9-noon show...and since Dave Lenihan was unceremoniously dumped by an unusually available-to-the-media Tim Dorsey from that show for what many thought to be a contrived utterance...and since KTRS hosts have unabashedly been using the incident for talk show fodder... and since Lenihan was doing a show on WGNU prior to his 8-day existance at KTRS and would have been a locally available conspirator...and since most of the people that Program Director Al Brady Law has hired before Lenihan were out-of-towners...and since Millhaven probably wouldn't agree to do a show on a station from which he had been fired a few months before, and agree to start in a matter of a few days, without considerable legal and professional forethought...and since there was a 7-second delay system that could have prevented the boo-boo from getting on the air that was not used...and since Lenihan seems to be milking his firing for all the publicity he can get...and since Lenihan has made no bones about having political aspirations...and since this incident is providing Lenihan with enormous national and local recognition...and since Lenihan has attained considerable sympathy for what's happened among the conservative element in the local population...and since the whole Lenihan incident had a funny smell from the beginning...and since it seems possible that all of the events that were set into motion by the on-air bobble could have been expected to go pretty much as they we possibly have the makings for the radio equivalent of the "birds on the billboards" publicity stunt? I guess that's a long-winded question, but one that I thought should be asked.

Jim Compton starts doing auto racing reporting for 1380ESPN radio and the first story out of the box for him is the tragic death of Paul Dana of St. Louis killed in warm-ups at the IRL race in Miami today. Too bad for Jim, tragic for the racer and his family. Auto racing is no sport for those who cherish a long life. question there.

I'm questioning if Mike Anderson (no...not the M.A.) is a good choice for the basketball coach at Mizzou. He's been a winner at UAB with his "40 minutes of hell" defensive approach to the game. That seems to be a perfect approach for a so-called mid-major program. But, I'm wondering if blue-chip high school prospects will choose his program. It seems to me they might be reluctant if they believe they are talented offensive players and will be forced to play in a defensive scheme that might not showcase their prowess. Good players accept scholarships to an attractive program. Great players go where they believe they will have a chance to stand out and be groomed for the pros. Does that make sense?

Will Mizzou fire Mike Alden...or let the situation at the school settle back down?

Tracks from "The Very Best of Buck Owens"
Under Your Spell Again
Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)
Act Naturally
Together Again
I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)
I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
Only You (Can Break My Heart)
Waitin' in Your Welfare Line
Open Up Your Heart
Sam's Place
It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)
Sweet Rosie Jones
Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?
Tall Dark Stranger
The Kansas City Song
Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We both know there's nobody there who's smart enough to even get past one "and since"...