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Totally Random Thoughts For A Tuesday

July 29, 2008 - John Whittaker
  • It's 11:10 p.m. - do you know where the Whitless Wonder is?
  • Would it kill area media to refer to Russell E. Diethrick Stadium by its actual name? Do we really have to call it The Russ? Whenever I hear that, it makes me think of Russ Griswold from the National Lampoon's Vacation movies, not one of the most respected men in the Jamestown community. In a similar vein, is it necessary to call Ralph Wilson Stadium "The Ralph?" How lazy are we?
  • Why does it seem upgrading your team does nothing but upset the applecart for a few days? I'm sure Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte will help the Yankees, but Nady has struggled pretty bad so far, and the Yankees are in the midst of a three-game losing streak. I hope this turns out better than the Craig Wilson trade a couple of years ago.
  • Is your chair getting a bit warm, Brian Cashman? That's Mr. Steinbrenner on Line 1.
  • As NFL training camps open, we now know all it takes to push a 17-0 team to the back of the sports pages is a heaping dose of Brett Favre. The guy's good and all, but good Lord, this might be over the top. Yeah, Favre has won a Super Bowl, but Tom Brady's won three of them.
  • Is there a presidential election going on? You'd think the candidates and parties would be making a bit more noise, and that you'd see a little more activity.
  • I saw the Karate Kid 2 the other night on American Movie Classics. I remember seeing it in theater in Massachusetts while visiting my aunt and uncle. It's a good movie, but does Ralph Macchio belong in two movies that I've seen on AMC (since My Cousin Vinny was shown during an Oscar-themed month of movies)?
  • For a station that harps on itself as the home of drama, when will TNT pick up The West Wing? Frankly, if it costs $60 a season to buy it on DVD, you'd think TNT would be able to make money on it in syndication. That's alright - there's always another Law and Order spin-off to throw on TV.
  • There'll be an actual blog on Thursday, and maybe I'll even post it when some of you are awake to read it.


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