Wease starts the morning by mentioning that the opening day. for the Rochester Red Wings is this coming Saturday (GM Dan Mason will be joining us later today). He loves being live at games, but thinks on TV that baseball is the most boring thing you can choose to watch, and uses it to go to sleep. He then brings up the classic George Carlin "Football Vs. Baseball" piece.
Wease got a email yesterday that he says is his favorite hate mail ever. Listen for it about 8:30
Harry Gibbs Sports
At least you can say Wease is consistant... everyday he argues with Tools about sports, and with Ditullio on vacation he argues with Harry.
The Buffalo Sabres traded Jason Pommenville for a couple players and a couple draft picks. Harry liked the trade, Wease doesn't.
The story of Auburn football violations segues to a similar situation that happened years ago to Michigan basketball and The Fab Five. Harry brings up a book about the Fab Five written by Mitch Albom, and how much he hates Albom. This angers Pauly and Brooksie, who are huge fans. Pauly talks about going to see Albom speak, and getting his autograph afterwards. Pauly rehearsed what he was going to say when he met Mitch, and in his head he hoped they would bond and become friends. Instead they had a 30 second exchange that Pauly remembers fondly. Pauly also talk about the time he was too nervous
We also talk about Syracuse basketball, and their upcoming visit to the Final Four. A question about Bernie Fine, and the accusations of him touching kids leads us to look at pics of Fine's wife... Although he's been cleared of all charges, we can see why he might want to go outside the marriage.
One of Harry's sports heroes is in our joke sheet today...
--Former L.A. Dodger and New York Met Mike Piazza is performing in a Miami ballet. Well THAT ought to take care of those ridiculous gay rumors! Harry thinks the Piazza gay rumors are ridiculous, but says it wouldn't bother him if he was.
Classic Rock Legends
The Rolling Stones announced yesterday that they are going on a nine city tour starting in Los Angeles. The band will also play Oakland, San Jose, Toronto, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. Tickets for Toronto go on sale Monday at 10am. We're not 100% sure, but we think tix run between $166 and $600. Wease is debating what he is willing to spend to see them.
Marianne has angered Wease for the first time since her hiring. She said she doesn't like the Stones, and thinks they're boring. She can not like them, but they're not boring.
We also talk about The Doors... John Densmore, the band's drummer will be in studio with us in a couple weeks to promote his new book. Wease decides that Jim Morrison may be the best looking male rock star ever. Doreen confirms this.
Doug With News
Joined in studio by comedian Dean Edwards, performing this weekend at The Comedy Club in Webster. Dean is currently in the hit MTV show "The Guy Code", and may be best know as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2001-2003.
Dean tells us about graduating from Batavia High School, going to MCC and RIT, his start in comedy by working the local clubs, and his route to success in NYC. Dean went to film school at RIT, so Wease talks to him about film school, and how his son Sammy wants to go to NYU, and their recent trip there to visit.
Wease Hate Mail
Wease received an email yesterday in response to an interview Wease did Monday with a right wing author.
The email is from someone calling themselves "Pastor TimTom", and accuses Wease of being a bad person based on his religious beliefs (or lack of), and false information about Wease on Wikipedia. He also accuses Wease of being a closeted homosexual, and while untrue we're bothered by Pastor TimTom thinking that being gay is an insult.
The Fake Warrior Project
We speak to Mary Shantag, founder of The Fake Warrior Project, who's goal is to unmask, and help prosecute, people that falsely claim to be military heroes, serving on the battlefield, and getting benefits based on lies. Mary tells us stories of people that have lied to get money, trips, and other things that don't deserve, including a man claiming to be a Medal Of Honor Winner. Wease tells stories of times he's tried to help veterans, and found out that they weren't what was represented.
Mary also talks about a good friend of her's that is a Medal Of Honor recipient named Sammy Davis, just like Wease's son.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Battery C, 2d Battalion, 4th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division. Place and date: West of Cai Lay, Republic of Vietnam, 18 November 1967. Entered service at: Indianapolis, Ind. Born: 1 November 1946, Dayton, Ohio. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Davis (then PFc.) distinguished himself during the early morning hours while serving as a cannoneer with Battery C, at a remote fire support base. At approximately 0200 hours, the fire support base was under heavy enemy mortar attack. Simultaneously, an estimated reinforced Viet Cong battalion launched a fierce ground assault upon the fire support base. The attacking enemy drove to within 25 meters of the friendly positions. Only a river separated the Viet Cong from the fire support base. Detecting a nearby enemy position, Sgt. Davis seized a machinegun and provided covering fire for his guncrew, as they attempted to bring direct artillery fire on the enemy. Despite his efforts, an enemy recoilless rifle round scored a direct hit upon the artillery piece. The resultant blast hurled the guncrew from their weapon and blew Sgt. Davis into a foxhole. He struggled to his feet and returned to the howitzer, which was burning furiously. Ignoring repeated warning to seek cover, Sgt. Davis rammed a shell into the gun. Disregarding a withering hail of enemy fire directed against his position, he aimed and fired the howitzer which rolled backward, knocking Sgt. Davis violently to the ground. Undaunted, he returned to the weapon to fire again when an enemy mortar round exploded within 20 meters of his position, injured him painfully. Nevertheless, Sgt. Davis loaded the artillery piece, aimed and fired. Again he was knocked down by the recoil. In complete disregard for his safety, Sgt. Davis loaded and fired 3 more shells into the enemy. Disregarding his extensive injuries and his inability to swim, Sgt. Davis picked up an air mattress and struck out across the deep river to rescue 3 wounded comrades on the far side. Upon reaching the 3 wounded men, he stood upright and fired into the dense vegetation to prevent the Viet Cong from advancing. While the most seriously wounded soldier was helped across the river, Sgt. Davis protected the 2 remaining casualties until he could pull them across the river to the fire support base. Though suffering from painful wounds, he refused medical attention, joining another howitzer crew which fired at the large Viet Cong force until it broke contact and fled, Sgt. Davis� extraordinary heroism, at the risk of his life, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.
More With Dean Edwards
Dean is a hilarious guy, and does some of his impressions for us... Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Tiger Woods. We also talk about The situation going on with the Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon taking over for Leno next spring. Dean talks about working with Jimmy on SNL, and what a great guy he is.
Here is Jimmy's very first appearance on a late night talk show... 2/18/99 on Conan's show.
Would Jesus Wear A Rolex
Wease stopped at Record Archive yesterday, and one of the things he picked up is a "Ray Stevens Greatest Hits" cd because it has one of his favorite funny songs on it, "Would Jesus Wear A Rolex?". It's especially fitting because of the religious argument Wease had earlier today...
Joined in studio by Red Wings GM Dan Mason. Home opening day is this Saturday at 1pm, and Wease thinks this is the year he's gonna become a baseball fan and go to lots of games, if poker doesn't keep him from the stadium.
We talk about the Wings history, Hall of Famers that have played here, young guys currently up with the Minnesota Twins, and most importantly all the awesome food you can get at Frontier Field... Garbage Plate Dogs, Mac and Cheese with pulled pork, Red Osier sanwiches, etc...
Also, the subject of Rutgers fired coach Mike Rice comes up, so we play his apology...
Marianne says she's hit softballs in a batting cage and is great at it. Former college baseball player Brooksie thinks this sounds ridiculous, so we want to set Brooksie vs. Marianne Batting Cage Challenge. It would make Wease's life if she is better than Scotty.
Join us tomorrow for the always fun Friday Show. Dean Edwards will be back, Marshall Fine has film reviews, and much more. What will Wease yell at Harry about this time? It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
PS... Since we never got to "Geezers Vs. Douchebags" today we'll probably be playing on The Producer's Podcast with Pauly and Brooksie Vs. Billy. Listen to it HERE once it's posted.