Lacey came to visit and we had lunch with Brian Cuban today. We had a blast! We then went by the new Cowboys Stadium and the stadium is getting larger and larger.
Daily Archives: January 30, 2009
Baltimore sports radio host vs. Dallas host … who ya got? Apparently WNST’s “Nasty” Nestor Aparicio attacked The Ticket’s Gordon Keith this morning while both were broadcasting from the Super Bowl.
Awesome. From Dallas Sports Fans:
The incident is the latest in an on-going feud between Nasty Nestor and the Ticket. Apparently, Gordon Keith went over to Nasty Nestor Aparicio with a wireless microphone to attempt to bury the hatchet between the two parties, when Nasty Nestor became angry, grabbed Gordon Keith around the throat and attempted to strangle him. The two were then separated and the police were called.
This is not the first incident between Nasty Nestor and the Ticket. In 2008, at the Super Bowl coverage, Corby Davidson went to Nasty Nestor to make peace. Nestor Arapicio began swearing at Corby Davidson and accused him of having a hidden mic, to which Corby responded, “I swear to the good Lord I do not have a microphone.” Nasty Nestor then called Corby a “(Explitive)-ing Jew.”
Aparicio is the owner of Baltimore’s WNST, and gained notoriety in May of last year with his rant against homeless people in the Baltimore Sun’s B Magazine. Keith is a Dallas radio host, and, well, that speaks for itself.
So yeah, more media throttlings, please. Juvenile antics are still antics; and far more interesting than another interview with Kurt Warner about working at a supermarket.
Let me also add that Gordon Keith had this on his website:
So, as far as I’m concerned, both of these people don’t seem to have a problem using the Jew word in a derogertory manner. I for one, find it very offensive and I’m not Jewish. I wonder when all the N words and J words will be gone if ever?
It all seems very juvenile to me. And who’s to say this all wasn’t set up for ratings for both stations?
Colorado man says he was assaulted after barbecue at his home
JANUARY 29–Meet Janice McCarl. The Colorado woman, 53, was arrested last night for allegedly sexually assaulting a male friend late last year. McCarl, seen below in a Longmont Police Department mug shot, was booked into jail on a felony charge of suspicion of sexual assault. According to a police report, a copy of which you’ll find here, the victim, 50, told investigators that he invited McCarl to a barbecue at his home last November. Following the barbecue, the man contends that he passed out and awoke to find McCarl molesting him. The man, who believes that he was somehow drugged by McCarl, told police that she “had her hands…in his ass.” The man said that when he later confronted McCarl, she laughed and asked, “What did I do, kill somebody.” He added that McCarl eventually acknowledged the molestation and apologized. McCarl’s arrest was first reported today by the Daily Camera. The victim told police that, prior to the attack, he had been “intimate” with McCarl “approximately 5-6 times since July 2008.” McCarl is scheduled to appear this afternoon in Boulder County District Court.
Cops: Woman molested male friend (The Smoking Gun)
It’s time for Brian Wilson to retire. Like all of us, time catches up.
Former Yankee and Country Buffet enthusiast David Wells gets his licks in on Tim Montemayor’s show on Sporting News Radio recently. Let’s listen to the fun.
Joe Torre should be called J-Fraud. He managed guys like Jeter — guys that were very easy to manage — those everyday players. But when there were guys under the bubble that were struggling, or basket cases like me I guess, he didn’t want anything to do with us.
Joe, he wasn’t tough on guys, he just treated you like crap. If you weren’t in his little circle — the circle of trust — then he could care less about you. I’ve had quite a few confrontations with him. It’s like guys get to fly early … I had to fly with the team — it’s stuff like that. If you’re going to do it for one guy, you might as well do it for the rest, and that’s what he didn’t do with the majority of guys.
Among Torre’s boys, according to Wells, were Paul O’Neill, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Roger Clemens.
Then, on “The Mason & Ireland Show,” 710-AM ESPN Radio in Los Angeles, Wells talked about the line in the Torre book in which he wrote “The difference between Kevin Brown and David Wells is that both make your life miserable, but David Wells meant to.”
“I’m kind of like blown away because of the fact that he’s coming out and he’s bashing,” Wells said. “I found out last night that he was bashing me and Kevin Brown. He bashed Kevin Brown as a player, when he said he tried to make his life miserable. Nobody tries to make anybody’s life miserable out there on the diamond. You’re there for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to win. If I was trying to make his life miserable, I would have succeeded.
“What we do as athletes, that’s our problem, our business, and a lot of guys have come out and destroyed that,” Wells said. “That’s why they don’t have any friends. You just don’t do that, and that’s what Joe did. When you break the code, you’re a punk.”
No telling where this will end; I’m just hoping it doesn’t end soon. Any bat boys or security guards who have a Yankee story they’d like to relate? New York cabbie: “Torre was a lousy tipper.” That book, co-written by me, will be out in May.
David Wells on Joe Torre (Deadspin)
President Obama charged Wall Street with the truth yesterday.
From Wire reports:
President Barack Obama fired a warning shot at Wall Street on Thursday, branding bankers “shameful” for giving themselves $18.4 billion in bonuses last year as the economy was spinning out of control and the government was spending billions to bail out many of the nation’s most prominent financial firms.
Speaking from the Oval Office with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner by his side, Obama lashed out at the industry over a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The bonus pool for New York City financial companies was the sixth-largest ever amid record losses in the securities industry, the report said, although the 2008 figure was down 44 percent from the year before.
It was unclear if banks had used taxpayer money for bonuses, DiNapoli said.
Obama’s remarks were a pointed and unusual flash of anger – if a premeditated one – and suggested that he intended to use his platform to take a hard line against excesses in executive compensation.
“That is the height of irresponsibility,” Obama said angrily. “It is shameful, and part of what we’re going to need is for folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint and show some discipline and show some sense of responsibility.
“The American people understand that we’ve got a big hole that we’ve got to dig ourselves out of, but they don’t like the idea that people are digging a bigger hole even as they’re being asked to fill it up,” Obama said, adding that “there will be time for them to make profits and there will be time for them to make bonuses. Now is not that time.”
News of the report, and Obama’s remarks, came a day after the president met privately at the White House with business leaders, including Richard Parsons, the new chairman of the board of Citigroup.
This week, Citigroup, which received an infusion of taxpayer money last year, canceled its plans, at the administration’s urging, to buy a $50 million business jet.
Obama did not spare the company in his remarks on Thursday, although he did not mention Citi by name.
“Secretary Geithner already had to pull back on one institution that had gone forward with a multimillion-dollar plane it purchased at the same time as they are receiving TARP money,” he said, using the acronym for the government’s $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program, intended to rescue shaky financial firms. “We shouldn’t have to do that, because they should know better.”
DiNapoli’s report was compiled based on the annual December-January bonus season, mostly through personal income tax collections
“The issue of transparency is a significant one,” he said, “and there needs to be an accounting about whether there was any taxpayer money used to pay bonuses or to pay for corporate jets or dividends or anything else.”
It’s about time someone hold people who take advantage of the system’s feet to the fire.