From the Home Office in Dallas, Texas

Sportatorium: Happy Birthday To ... Us!

I'm like you, I didn't know if this thing would make it two weeks. But, whatdya know, all the sudden it's been two years.

Seems like just yesterday we launched this lil' corner of the blogosphere. After 730 days, 1,370 items and more than 20,500 comments we've survived to our second birthday. Congrats. Couldn't have done it without you guys. Duh.

Consider this the annual physical. Unless I'm reading you wrong, seems things are operating as intended. I write. You comment. I start arguments. You finish 'em. Y'all pick on each other. I mention one word about my moonlighting gig over at 105.3 The Fan and you guys go Armageddon on my ass. Right?

In general you have an insatiable appetite for the Cowboys, Top 10 lists, hot chicks, radio ramblings and anyone with "Scott" in his handle. What are you sick of? What do you want to see more of? Are you tired of being asked for your input?

It is, remember, a buffet as much as a sports blog. I don't expect you to love everything I place under the sneeze guard. Eat what you like. Leave the rest. It's cool.

Unless otherwise instructed I'll continue to post the details of my ghosts, my squirrels, my dates and, of course, my thoughts on all things sports.

Onward and upward into year three.

P.S. I've learned that anonymity is very empowering and a lot of you get a kick from busting my balls (and vice versa), but you wanna see someone who really hates this blog? Follow me ...

Never met "mark perez". Perhaps in his personal life he's a fine fella. But on this here blog he's, well, um - how do I put this delicately? - he's a bit of a as... curmudgeon. To say the least.

I've been through lovers' quarrels with a bunch of you guys on here, most last a day or a week or maybe a month. But two years? Got to hand it him, he's consistent. "mark perez" hates everyone and everything right now all the time. Over two years and 62 comments, not a single positive word. Only spite. Venom. Hate. Toward Greggo. Russ Martin. Me. Corby Davidson. The Ticket. Me. Strip clubs. Me some more. The Dallas Desire. The Dallas Observer. Me again. And, in the end, me.

Swear I don't owe the guy money or even a debt of gratitude for landing me either of my two gigs. Honestly, I dunno ...

I feel sorry for someone who's so addicted to something he so hates. I appreciate his dedicated patronage of The Sportatorium, and at the same time I wish I loved anything half as much as "mark perez" loves hate.

I envision "mark perez" thusly: Going to Krispy Kreme every morning, ordering a dozen and then peeling out of the drive-thru while screaming: "I hate you for making donuts! Almost as much as I hate myself for loving donuts!!"

As an olive branch, I'll give the guy his 15 seconds of fame infamy. (Any doubt he'll have something negative in response?) Wanna feel like a positive, optimistic, glass-half-full person? Enjoy the vitriolic stylings of "mark perez.":

racist greggo did poorly and looks like a drug addict and hoping he is never back on the air - May 19, 2008

"Gordo is by far the funniest guy on Dallas radio." That isn't a compliment to gordo but more of a testament to how bad radio is in Dallas - June 5, 2008

Test Racist Gerggo because he is looking high. Look at those blank eyes. Love how Mike laid out on him when crack addict greggo tired to make a point about tiger not having a scottie pippen. - June 15, 2008

LOL greggo talking about someone being tested for drugs? Then he goes off on Pac Man. Hey Greggo deal with your own issues (which you have proven you aren't strong enough) before you talk about others. - June 15, 2008

remember the Corby has never been in the real world. He went from his rich world up ringing in his child hood to talking about boobs, beer, and sport (in that order) in his adult hood. So to think he would act like a normal person is something you need to put of your mind. But I am glad they will have nothing to do with racists greggo - June 11, 2008

In your previous QA and your story you wrote "One of my biggest complaints with how Greggo was treated. He says he actually signed the diminished contract, tail fully between legs." Did he show you this contract? I would assume like any contract I have had to sign he would get a copy. Remember racist greggo has admitted to being a liar. - July 12, 2008

god I hope this is true and this is the end of one most worthless radio personalities (russ martin). - July 19, 2008

sorry to the young lady BUT THANK GOD that this low life loser (martin) is now losing everything. - July 21, 2008

please let this be the end of this jackass - July 22, 2008

It is not good to see him (Greggo) get a second chance. There are people all over the place that don't get started in the worthless crap that lost him his job and those people don't get first chances. He needs to get the hell out of town and be a worthless radio host some where else. - Aug. 27, 2008

I wish racist greggo complete failure and that he has a relapse of his drug habit if it hasn't happen already - Sept. 4, 2008

More Greggo? The idiot can't handle a show by himself and he has been in radio for well over a decade. time for losers like him to stop getting 3rd and 4th chances. - Sept. 18, 2008

the little shit (martin) should be convicted just for the fact he has put of a crappy show since his days at kegl. - Sept. 28, 2008

"If you're jonesing for some Greggo..." lol I am glad you are turning against racist greggo. -  Oct. 15, 2008

We are worse off that racist greggo is still on the air any where in the DFW area - Oct. 23, 2008

"...talented people..." please lord tell me he was joking and I am just not seeing the sarcastic tone. - Nov. 3, 2008

Barea has done well so far this season but IF this team gets to the playoffs this short guy(I am the same height as he) is going to get the crap beat out of him. - Dec. 9, 2008

I seriously hope russ has to spend all his money on legal fees and appeals defending himself against the fact he tried to kill his girlfriend then once he runs out of money and appeals he ends up in jail as nate newton's bitch - Dec. 10, 2008

holy crap that was bad even for the 80s - Dec. 20, 2008

never give credit to the most worthless piece of crap (Martin) that has ever been on dallas radio - Jan 12, 2009

that was so great to see racist greggo snorting coke on the bench again. - Jan 17, 2009

maybe you (Whitt) need to respect your wife more and not go to a strip club - Jan 29, 2009

already trying to get rid of Ben and Skin at the fan. This is also the signal that the end is near for the ticket. With the down hill slide that Cumulus was already on and them throwing bad money at an old man look for the morning show to be gone as soon as their contract is up -  Feb. 15, 2009

hey whitt how was the strip club job fair? I ask you since you like to spend your days there instead of with the wife. - April 22, 2009

wipe off the drool? more like we need to stop laughing now because of the dumbness this thing is (Lingerie Football League). Please stop covering this stupid attempt at making money. - April 25, 2009

can't be sad for a guy (Greggo) that screws up his own life. - May 11, 2009

The truth hurts doesn't it Whitt - May 19, 2009

looks like that old time sports writer was right about the crap today's "sports" writers write about. - May 26, 2009

Ben and Skin out fan: So Rich I am wondering how you are going to blame this on Corby and Mike? - July 6, 2009

forgot to add that you like to spend time at the strip club instead of with your wife and spent a lot of time thinking of ways to diss the ticket for not giving you a permanent job - July 9, 2009

Talent? You call what he (Martin) did talent? No wonder the ticket didn't hire your ass - Aug. 7, 2009

Those who are married and frequent strip clubs (aka Richie Whitt) shouldn't be calling anyone else out - Aug. 11, 2009

How about you do some journalistic work and actually find out if they are raising it (Cowboys Stadium's JumboJerry) instead just thinking they might be. - Aug. 25, 2009

Richie you are certainly someone that shouldn't question how someone lives their life. - Aug. 25, 2009

so you got one thing right out of the millions of crap you have posted that were wrong. good job whitt - aug. 25, 2009

So there goes any chance (as small as it was) of you giving any true journalistic truth to your cowboy coverage. - Sept. 2, 2009

Cowgirls huh? seems I heard that before. maybe 1,2,3 or 10 years ago! - Oct. 5, 2009

oh lord Whitt. You wear yourself out on posting 2 blogs a day and you make one of them for this? Romo is as worthless at his job as you are at yours but it is clear he was walking off the field after the play, then saw the officals talking so he thought something was up like a penalty on denver then in that Romo jedi way tried to make the refs think it had just been 3rd down. - Oct. 5, 2009

don't worry Whitt I'm sure you will have plenty of time to play (golf) again very very soon - Oct. 8, 2009

could use less of whitt in the public as it is - Nov. 30, 2009

yeah sure it wasn't you fault - Dec. 4, 2009

I'll take Tebow's freedom of crap over Whitt's freedom of crap any day. And Whitt lucky you got to talk about tiger's cheating now instead of when you were stuffing twenties down a girl's g-string while you were married. - Dec. 4, 2009

"...ignoring the ethics of journalism ..." Whitt that is you everyday. The editor(s) of the Observer need to tell you to go do your radio gig full time because you certain don't add anything to this publication. - Dec. 4, 2009

wow such an amazing bit of journalism there Whitt - Dec. 9, 2009

Future press release Michael Irvin to be new co-host with Newy Scruggs. Former co-host was last seen spooning with Greg Williams. Richie Whitt = Joke - Dec. 11, 2009

"...most successful loser in the history..." writing about yourself again Whitt? - Dec. 28, 2009

Well the observer has kept you Whitt and you have proven that you are marginal at best - Jan. 19, 2010

figures Whitt would like something like this - Jan. 23, 2010

"...but today it is officially kaput." not to long from now that you will be writing that about your show Whitt - Feb. 5, 2010

"Went to the game with Troy Aikman..." figures you would do the name drop thing - Feb. 10, 2010

"...bullshit penalty" great writing there Whitt - Feb. 18, 2010

"2. Tresspassing (boinking a girlfriend in a model home)." come on tell the real story. You grabbed the realtor's ass and that is how you got arrested - Feb. 21, 2010

Are you just now watching his speech on Tivo or something? timely post there Whitt. - Feb. 23, 2010

real reason for this blog post "Hey look at me I'm at Leonard Davis' house" - Feb. 25, 2010

thank you Robert Wilonsky - March 29, 2010

Whitt what you are smelling is the bullsh that is your predicting and rumored reporting. - April 5, 2010

getting "stories" from listening to the ticket again - April 6, 2010

"Dude lies and cheats..." hello kettle meet Mr. Richie "Pot" Whitt - April 9, 2010

funny how there is no "breaking news" for the real story of Mike Modano joining Jim Lites to try and buy the Stars. That would actually would take some reporting. - April 13, 2010

"who's apparently going to try to buy the team not with Wayne Gretzky but rather ex-president Jim Lites" way to be on top of the story within your made up story - April 15, 2010

you really need to stop using these "sources" - April 22, 2010

figures you would write something like this. Thank God we have someone like Robert Wilonsky to do actual sports reporting. - April 29, 2010

the observer should have asked about your personal influences with how bad you do your job - April 29, 2010

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