Friday, January 18, 2008

Finally Friday

At last, it's Finally Friday. Now, if I could just find a way to not work weekends, that would finally mean something. But alas, I digress.

A few items on the Friday morning blotter:

* - Golfweek has decided that the outcry from their "noose" cover is too much and has fired longtime editor and vice-president Dave Seanor. I do find it interesting in their release that the parent company itself doesn't apologize for the content of the cover, just the creation and reaction to it. Here's the quote:

"We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country," said William P. Kupper Jr., president of Turnstile Publishing Co., the parent company of Golfweek. "We were trying to convey the controversial issue with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic."

* - Rumors abound about Phillip Rivers and his knee. I will not go into them as there is no confirmation other than what the injury has been deemed: a sprained MCL and that Rivers will try to give it a go on Sunday in Foxboro against the Patriots.

* - Who am I picking this weekend? My head says Pats vs. Packers in Super Bowl XLII. My heart hopes for Chargers vs. Giants. Again, I'm always conflicted.

* - Good win for PC Thursday night at UConn, despite the fact the Huskies are down this year. Tough loss for URI as that's one you'd like to have in your hip pocket against a team you probably should've beaten.

* - "Friday Night Lights" tonight, 9pm on NBC - is there a more endearing character on tv right now than Tim Riggins? I mean you talk about having a tough couple of weeks: his brother cheats on him with the girl next door, Coach Taylor catches him with his babygirl in a compromising position even though he's doing the right thing in protecting Juie and he takes all of coach's b.s. to get back on the team. Yet, through it all, Riggins doesn't complain. BTW: Landry is a close 2nd on this light. Great show - watch it!

* - Did you see where Fox News is kicking off the Super Bowl pregame at 9am, eastern time with a political special hosted by Shepard Smith. It's an all-in-the-Fox-family affair as Ryan Seacrest will host a portion of the pregame starting at 2pm with fellow American Idol-mates Paula Abdul performing in the pregame and Jordin Sparks singing the National Anthem.

* - Last item of the day: so long Glenn Geffner. He's said good-bye to Red Sox nation to return home to be color analyst for the Florida Marlins.

1 comment:

kzfone said...

First, good riddance to Red Sox announcing hack Glenn Geffner who was awful this past season. Now, he can hide in obscurity in Miami.

Second, the Golfweek cover was a firestorm waiting to happen. The editor said he talked to two African American employees to see if it offended them, but that's not enough of a cross-sample. Dave Seanor deservedly got the axe.

Third, I heard the same report on Rivers. I know the reporter who put it out there. In fact, you and I both know the reporter who "broke" the story. He's a bit crazy and probably should stop with these exclusives.

Fourth, you da man!