Whitt's End: 10.22.10
*Best all-time band with a number in its name? Nine Inch Nails.
*Toldja. When I wish failure on someone it works. Since I've transfered my evil powers of doom 'n gloom onto A-Rod, he's gone 3 for 17 in the ALCS with as many strikeouts as hits (3). Plus, a looney named Grim LeRogue jumped out of the stands during Game 4 in an attempt to attack Rodriguez as revenge for the way he mistreated Cameron Diaz.
*Toldja. I wrote that Todd Dodge would be successful as head coach at University of North Texas. And ... wait, what? When I'm wrong, boy am I wrong.
*The man who fell from the stands at Rangers Ballpark is still recovering.
*Tom Hicks isn't done yet. In the wake of dragging the Rangers through bankruptcy and having Liverpool sold out from under him, the Dallas Stars' sale is proceeding, well, not at all actually. The Stars aren't yet controlled by the NHL, but they are about to ask for $8 million in "revenue advances" to avoid heading toward bankruptcy. The Stars, still technically owned by Hicks, have yet to attract a potential owner making a reasonable offer. Yikes.
*Went to Studio Movie Grill on Royal recently and came out to the parking lot to find a ticket under my windshield wiper. Friggin' coppers! Wait, it's not a ticket, but merely a note from the DPD. Seems I'm at risk for a break-in because my GPS is in clear sight. Wow, never thought about that. Fantastic coppers!
*Not that he doesn't appreciate breasts, but Tony Romo is wearing less pink than any player in the NFL this month.
*Another New York trend I like: Women with skin-tight blue jeans, tucked into knee-high boots. That said, during my four-day stay I saw less than five women that could match up to Dallas' hotties.
*Pairing that should surprise no one: Mark Cuban and - vomit - "The Sitch." That said, don't we all wish we were in a position to need business advice from Cuban?
*Came home late Thursday night from New York to this delicious surprise: A female sprawled out naked on my dining room table, covered only in candlelight and baseball-icing cookies. (BTW, best punch line on this wins a free month's supply of jealousy.)
*This weekend? Today I'll be at Rangers Ballpark on 105.3 The Fan 11-3, then sticking around for Game 6 of Rangers-Yankees. (If necessary) I'll be at J. Gilligan's in Arlington Saturday 4-6:30 and then at the ballpark for Cliff Lee and Game 7 at 7. Sunday? Whatever happens, let's enjoy the Sabbath before we dig into Cowboys-Giants Monday night back in Arlington at Cowboys Stadium and on The Fan's post-game show from Duke's in Addison and then -
possibly probably - we jet off to San Francisco or Philly and next week's World Effin' Series. Do not, this weekend above all other weekends, be a stranger.
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