So I called into Mad Dog today. I was driving in my car listening to Sirius XM and saw 888-MADDOG6 on the screen. There could have been other calls to Chris, but it is difficult to figure out the letters and the numbers on the Blackberry.
Why did I call? Fox's atrocious broadcast of the Fiesta Bowl last night, of course. I got through pretty easily and there wasn't much of a screening process. But the wait was around 20 minutes because Russo couldn't get off of the Texeira press conference remarks. He used some lame argument that Texeira couldn't have seen Eddie Murray or Don Mattingly play in 1988(as he claimed) because they were gone. 'Texeira was 8! He's in diapers! His parents are wiping his fanny!' I was tempted to ask if the Russo kids were still soiling themselves at age 8, but decided to stick to the topic.
I thought we had a pretty good call. I was like Caffee ripping into Kendrick when I went over Matt Vasgersian's blown call of Texas' fake punt. I mildly knocked Brad Nessler which didn't work because apparently Doggie loves Nessler and thinks he should be ahead of Brent Musburger in pecking order. But Doggie and I shared some enthusiasm about ABC/ESPN getting the BCS back. Although we were both unsure when that was going to happen.
On another interesting note, around this same time, Russo went out of his way to praise Michael Kay and his handling of an interview(Teixeira?). Obviously he wouldn't have done that when he was at the Fan. And apparently he must listen to Kay on his drive into the city from New Canaan.
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