Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*I'm going to be
extremely disappointed gutted if the Rangers don't sign Cliff Lee, hopefully during next week's Winter Meetings in Florida. Sorry, but a consolation prize of Zack Greinke - or the scoreboard/video enhancements unveiled today at 2 out at Rangers Ballpark - isn't going to have me or any other baseball fan dreaming of a repeat trip to the World Series. And if they give up top minor-league arms Martin Perez and/or Tanner Scheppers to get Greinke ... vomit.
*Radio ratings for November (Oct. 13-Nov. 10) are in. For 6 a.m.-Midnight Mon-Sun among Men 25-54, 1310 AM The Ticket ranked No. 2 with a 6.0, followed by 105.3 The Fan (3rd, 5.1) and 103.3 FM ESPN (4th, 4.9). During the - ahem - important afternoon drive time The Ticket again dominated with a 7.3 (1st), followed by ESPN's 5.5 (4th) and The Fan's 4.3 (5th).
*The latest NASA study tells us there are triple the stars in our sky than originally thought. The total number: How about a 3, followed by 23 0's. 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, better known as 3 sextillion. In a related story, there are arsenic-eating aliens. Cool.
*There are almost 3 sextillion college football bowl games this winter, 35 to be exact, including - I kid you not - the Beef O' Brady's Bowl. That means Texas fell from last year's National Championship game to this year out of the Top 70. Wow.
*So let me get this straight, this weekend TCU fans are enthusiastically hoping for Cocks (South Carolina over Auburn) and Beavers (Oregon State over Oregon).
*Truth be told, punter Mat McBriar is the Cowboys' best player.