Radio, TV and that Damned Media

Your Weekend Forecast: T.O., Greggo and Lame-O

Where's Greggo? Would you believe sitting beside Mike Doocy come Sunday night?

If you think Terrell Owens was just sooo believable and charming in his sit-com acting debut. If you can’t wait to see Greg Williams again. If you want proof why I became a writer instead of a TV talking head.

Any or all of those? Well this, my friend, is your lucky weekend.

In what I like to call "Triumphs of the Uncluttered Mind," Owens will commandeer a nationally syndicated radio station this afternoon, yours truly will stammer through some sporty color analysis tomorrow night and on Sunday your ol’ friend The Hammer will make his first TV appearance since leaving KTCK 1310 AM The Ticket’s Hardline last October.

Ready, set, jump for the juicy details.

FRIDAY, 2 p.m. – T.O., fresh off an appearance on My27’s The Fresh Flav of Bel-Air, will host the syndicated-yet-obscure talk show, The Ride with Doug & DeDe, which pretty much looks like the worst show in the history of organized radio.

Owens will take calls, spin his own playlist and share microphones with Doug & Dede, whose show “combines entertainment and news with relationship advice.” Ten bucks says T.O. also refers to himself in the third person and drops at least one pass.

Listen live, or drive south to the nearest city that airs the show.

SATURDAY, 7 p.m. – To heighten awareness of their underrated product, the Frisco RoughRiders are having 12 games televised this season.

To increase the entertainment value of those broadcasts, they are inviting local “celebrities” to provide color analysis. To prove this must be Take-a-Legit-Celebrity-on-an-Out-of-Town-Excursion Weekend across the Metroplex, they somehow stooped to asked me.

Tune in to TXA 21 and feel free to critique my performance as I provide knee-jerk overreactions and totally abstract anecdotes when the RoughRiders host the hated San Antonio Missions live from Dr Pepper Ballpark. Or, join my family and friends in mashing the mute button and giggling at how I look like Pat Green with an even receding-er hairline.

But be warned: I hear one boo directed toward the booth and I swear I’ll swipe the P.A. microphone in the bottom of the seventh and make Tony Romo sound like David Archuleta.

I’ll be “working” alongside RoughRiders play-by-play voice and Lone Star Emmy Award winner Scott Garner. Which isn’t intimidating at all, being that I was temporarily groomed for the world of multimedia by this clown.

SUNDAY, 10 p.m. – For all those still rhetorically asking “Where’s Greggo?,” at least for 30 minutes you’ll get an actual answer as the late, great Williams resurfaces on Sports Sunday with Mike Doocy’s “Open Mike” segment on KDFW Fox 4.

Williams, who, you may remember, walked off The Hardline last Oct. 12, settled his unlawful termination suit against The Ticket two weeks ago and is this afternoon having yet another face-to-face meeting with ESPN program director Tom Lee about a possible weeknight show.

(And before you ask, yes, my Williams tell-all feature for the dead tree version of The Sportatorium is in motion and, yes, it will be worth the wait.)

“I’ll be as truthful as I can be,” Williams told me late last night about his appearance with Doocy. “I’m going to talk sports and if he wants me to address The Ticket stuff, hey, I’m not gonna lie about. I can’t run from it.”

As part of what he calls “getting back to the real me,” Williams is selling his Turtle Creek condo and moving permanently to his house on Lake Granbury. Since you can no longer stay hard, at least stay tuned. -- Richie Whitt

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