Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Williams, half the "Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), who's been hosting by his lonesome while partner Mike Rhyner finishes his vacation. We really start at 2 p.m. with the show-prep meeting, when, no doubt, Sweet Greggo and producer Danny Balis will realize what a horrible decision they've made.
No doubt we'll talk about the very late-breaking news of Michael Irvin's July 3 arrest for speeding; it's a small story with some bigger questions, chief among them why did it take so long to discover one of the most-arrested Cowboys in team history had been arrested again. And, this being a sports station and all, we'll likely get into yet another Rangers loss to the Yankees and how swell Adam Eaton tossed the ball till he fell apart in the fourth inning. And maybe we'll discuss the Justice Department memo that says the Wright Amendment compromise hammered out by mayors Laura Miller and Mike Moncrief could violate the Sherman Act. That'd fall under the "Community Quick Hit" segment, probably; wonder what that means for Mayor I've-Done-All-I-Can Laura's legacy should that deal get dashed. In "E News," the "E" being entertainment, we will probably talk about how Terrell's own Jamie Foxx is allegedly dating Carmen Electra--a friggin' week after she announced she was ditching Dave Navarro. And I am sure we'll get to the story about how it was Nuevo Leon that's to blame for the burning down of the Arcadia Theater; unattended food on the stove, tsk-tsk.
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And then there will be the guests: gubernatorial wannabe Kinky Friedman will be joining us as 4:10 p.m. for at least one segment, maybe two; Dallas Observer sports columnist and Unfair Park regular Richie Whitt, who Greg invited on to talk local sports media; and Jamey Newberg, who will talk baseball trades as the deadline nears. (Is Kenny Rogers available? No? How about Juan Gonzalez? Or is he too busy hitting a lousy 14 runs batted in for the...Long Island Ducks? We are definitely talking about that.) Warning: Any chance I get, I will, without warning and seemingly without reason, mutter the words "Unfair Park." I like to call that "compensation." See ya, or whatever, during the "Why Today Doesn't Suck" segment at around 2:50 p.m. God, I hope today doesn't suck. Expect a long item about this experience tomorrow. Gee, ya think? --Robert Wilonsky