Monday, December 1, 2008

I'M BACK...

...And I'm gone again.

I haven't listened to Mike's show in awhile. Probably 3-4 weeks. But I was intrigued to tune into this afternoon's show. All sorts of good sports headlines...Plax flexing a glock, High Noon for Starbury, the Jets sh*t their Super Bowl bed, BCShenanigans, etc.

So I was encouraged when Mike showed up today as our moral conscience. He told us that what Plax did is wrong(no duh) and his career might be over(uh, Mike. He didn't string up any dogs by their hindquarters.) I love how he brings in Sean Taylor into the discussion even though there is no logical reason to. Taylor was killed in a home invasion. He didn’t have a gun. If he did have a gun, he might still be alive. Plax was showing his heat to a couple of hardbodies at the Limelight and clipped his leg accidentally. Not sure how they’re related but it was nice to see Mike not care about any tangents. He just saw these words 'Black athletes and guns' and it's time for him to spout his cliche stereotypes. (by the way, do we have the club that Burress, Bradshaw and Pierce like to walk heavy into yet? Was it Pastis in the Meatpacking district?)

But then, he starts to show the cracks again. At the end of the first segment, he doesn't even mention the Marbury situation with the Knicks. I mean this is a 'he said, she said' situation with one of the major sports franchises in the city. It's pretty easy talk show fodder. Not even a mention. Then in the next segment, he talks about his sick kid show, which is fine. But then he 'teases' us again with some 'legend' shows. These will be shows where legendary athletes('These are big names people') will sit in with him for a show. He lets us know that most of them will be from yesteryear.

I couldn't believe it. Doesn't this guy get it? Is this like the movie The Producers where he is trying to ruin the show. This new legends theme is his Springtime for Hitler. Mike! Why are you trying to skew older? Those people aren't going to get you more ratings. Wait a while before you do Ed Randall's show. Jiminy Christmas. Try to stay relevant.

Anyway, the point of this post is that I took a leave of absence from the show because it stunk. I came back for a day because there were some good things to talk about. And already, I find out that this is my older brother's show. It goes on the Stinks List.

11 comments:

Jason said...

are you talking about LQ in midtown?

gman26 said...

yeah, Jason. I didn't read all the accounts so I was just making a sarcastic guess.

Also, Dog opens up with how great the Giants are. compares them to the 1998 Yankees, "Not many Hall of Famers but a Hall of Fame team." He's very impressed with the Giants.

gabagool said...

Sorry

Black athletes?.......guns? Thats no tired cliche. Its a reality.

All the fame, all the cash, all the chicks, all the adulation and some athletes still think they was to show others that they have street cred. Effin amazing.

The the two callers, the one who asked about NHL gun policies and the one who claimed he was a body guard for rappers both were saying the say thing. Our hero ALMOST, but not quite, was ready to handwave the first.

loki said...

this blog is still breathing?

plop said...

Gabagool -- you're right, it's not a cliche, nor is it racist, it's a fact. The street-cred thing is spot on. Burress is a huge man, surrounded by bodyguards, why does he think he needs to carry a gun?

David said...

Mike has no wedding ring on today.
Always has worn one (check out old videos).
Hmmm....

Rock said...

RIP Mike. Your show is coming to an end.

Jimmy in Singapore said...

I like Ed Randall's show. I just wish he wouldn't fellate his guests so much.

Anonymous said...

I came back to this blog after 3-4 weeks and its posters are still pompous and unfunny

brian12566 said...

The club was Latin Quarters or LQ. It is on East 51st Street, midtown. What is Buress thinking? Let's say while he is getting robbed, pulls his gun out in defense and kills the robber. Everything is on video, no dispute, Plax killed the robber in defense. Plax is still wrong for killing him with an illegal gun. Does he not think the robber's family will not sue him? How much would he loose in the law suit?

bigjf said...

I thought Mike had a good spot there with Fatman Scoop where he covered why all these celebs and athletes are strapped in the clubs and all. He claimed that staying in the clubs is unsafe and that he leaves as soon as he's finished his job as DJ for the night. If that's true, then hopefully that advice to stay home will be taken to heart (I doubt it). As a regular guy, I stay out of clubs, so what does a guy like Plaxico gain by leaving his $4 million mansion and going there...aside from an illegal gun possession charge and likely 3+ years in jail and a lot of lost money?