Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home last night from the Terence Newman/Newy Scruggs-hosted Stars 'n Strikes Super Bowl party in a driving snowstorm and woke up this morning in McKinney to a healthy 6 inches of the white stuff piled up on the ledge of the hot tub. "We didn't expect the gulf moisture" is the weatherman company line. And what's this: Another inch or two this morning?
*Congrats to Dirk Nowitzki on making yet another NBA All-Star team. Of course he deserves it, but didn't think he'd make it. There's hope for this cold, cruel world after all.
*As expected, radio row at the Sheraton Hotel has been a hoot this week. The
highlight lowlight was when the posse of Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino steamrolled the posse of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. Sometimes it's better to be famous than fantastic. Sad.
*Last night in Boston the Stars and Bruins apparently picked three fights in the first four seconds of the game. Never understood the allure of the hockey fight or - even more confounding - why refs just stand there and watch them.
*And I'm not just saying this because she's local, Nastia Liukin is hotter than Brooklyn Decker. Swear.
*Tonight we're off to FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery) downtown for Dallas Super Bash, starring Pamela Anderson. There was a time, right around Baywatch, when she was the hottest human on the planet.
*Love me some Michael Irvin. I don't believe all his born-again schtick, but the dude is nothing if not energetic and entertaining. Yesterday he told Greggo and I that he wanted three women in his life: 1. A cook. 2. A maid. 3 And a Harry Hines. Funny. And ... true?
*This might not be the best Friday before a Super Bowl, but it's going to be one of the most picturesque. Maybe it's because we don't get treated to it very often, but there's a lot of awesomeness in the pristine powder on a cold, wind-less day. Screw a white Christmas, we've got ourselves a white Super Bowl.
*The AFC and NFC Championship Games and even the pathetic Pro Bowl each set TV viewership ratings. If Sunday's XLV isn't the most-watched event in the history of the NFL I'll be shocked.
*The fact that the Packers moved their practice indoors this week to Highland Park High School must irk SMU head coach June Jones, who for years has wanted a similar facility for his Mustangs. And, let's face it, that's kinda embarrassing. Highland Park football > SMU football?