Friday, September 18, 2015


September is the sports opposite of February.  February is the wasteland, the dregs, the Bataan Death March of Sports.

September is the opposite of February.  The Tennis Open Happens, the FedEx Playoffs are rocking. College Football in all its colorful complexity, at all levels is unfolding.  At the highest level, it surely mimics the Hunger Games.  The Penant Races are coming down and the "Cup Teams" are decided (depending on the year).  It's impossible for us to do it all justice in four hours a week.

I am not on the air tonight and I do not know the plan but We have the pageant that is is QU's inaugural home game at Weis field.  We have an event that is redefining Sport in Germany, the Solheim Cup.  50 years ago in Germany, one never had to wait for a tee time.  25 years ago, the only people attending Euro PGA events in Germany were Swedes and Italians.  Now the country is crazy for golf and it is fascinating to see how they "act it out"

Devils have a big one tonight.

And, Oh yeah, there is a big NL Central Hoe Down in Chicago.  For those of you scoring at home, the NL Central is also known as the "SEC OF MLB."

Somehow, I don't think the guys are going to have any trouble finding something to talk about tonight.

Short show.  Five O'Clock AM 930, headache streaming or Podcast later.  Roll your own.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Soon, Comments surrounding the radio show will be on the Show's blog but we are having technical difficulty morphing into that.

Couple of things on that score.

We are having trouble with our texting feature.  This is not a WTAD problem.  It's an outside vendor problem.  What is it the cable and satellite companies always say?  "We are working diligently to solve the probem."  All of your Ticket hosts are anxious to get this feature fully functional because we want to talk about what you want to hear about.  Bear with us.

Tonight, Jeff is doing what can only be described as a "Special".  As QU christens the new stadium, Jeff will celebrate the football program and the special weekend that is about to begin.  His guests will knock your socks off.

Since I am not on Friday's 'cast, I should point out that Alamogordo has Las Cruces Mayfield at home in the Tigers' newly refurbished stadium.  Both teams are undefeated and we know we will be watching that one closely.  I will be on Monday night with the score and highlights.

Speaking of Alamogordo and points West, those out of our radio range can listen via a couple of live stream sources.  On your computer, live stream via Tunein radio works great.  For some reason, the Tunein App on your smartphone is not compatible with something in WTAD's transmission.  Why it works on the site and not on the App is for the techies to figure out.  If you miss a show and are in breathless anticipation of when the next "Uncle Mikey" sighting might be, you can listen to the podcasts on WTAD's webpage and these work just fine.  My friends in Alamogordo who can't get the live stream don't have any trouble with the Podcast.  Of course, you don't have to be from Alamogordo to listen to the podcasts.  It is also allowed for those of you here in River City.

Last night we had a baseball and sports gambling expert on for an extensive comparison of KC and the Cardinals.  Several people have commented that there was no direct discussion of Lorenzo Cain. That was a hosting error on my part.  The expert started on the outfield and we hit a hard break.  I failed to bring him back to Cain after we returned from the break.

That is all.  Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Have a great sports weekend.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015


It's amusing.  I see old friends and they say "You still workin'?"  or sometimes straight out, "You retired?"  About five years ago, the City made it worse by announcing I had retired as City Attorney (even though I asked them not to) and that confused people to think I no longer practiced.  Naw, I just stopped working for the Government,

Anyhow, the truth is I work about 60 hours fifty weeks a year in my practice and I teach a varying load at the University.

So the last thing I need is another part time job, right?  But an old friend pitched me on one I could not refuse:

Listen to the promo below.  

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