The Mavericks

How come basketball analysts are so wishy-washy? One minute their big Mavs fans and the next they’re ready to crown the Suns. Everybody has a favorite, I still remember a couple people picking the Bulls before the season and the jump that saw when they dusted their first opponent. I’m hear to tell you why…

Paul Newman is 82 and I feel old

Happy birthday, Fast Eddie Felson. And Hud. And Harper. And Cool Hand Luke Jackson. And Butch Cassidy. Happy birthday to Billy the Kid And Rocky Graziano And Judge Roy Bean And Buffalo Bill. And Louisiana Governor Earl Long. Blow out those candles — all 82 of them. Paul Newman — the greatest actors of all…

Dr. Hoffman

The news is disgusting. A guy who almost took the life of Dr. Tom Hoffman and his wife, Rebecca got a whopping 11 years in jail. John Fletcher did it all for the money. It’s a shame such a good couple had to go through something like that. The had just returned from a dinner…

Without sugarmama, he’s just Kevin Feder-who?

Since I am not an avid reader of the National Enquirer and start puking every time I hear Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight, I had no idea who Kevin Federline was. So when I a read a story that there was a controversy over him in an upcoming Super Bowl commercial, my first reaction was:…

Sometimes I’m an Oscar grouch

The Oscar nominations are out, and for the first time that I can remember, I don’t have an opinion. For some strange reason, I have not seen any of the nominees for best picture, best actor of best actress. Seeing “The Departed,? “Little Miss Sunshine? and Will Smith in “Pursuit of Happiness? is on my…

The last Papa; You probably never knew him

Denny Doherty died last Friday. No big headlines. No big deal. Most people have never heard of him. But they have heard this: “All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray. I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on…

Some Top Stocks of 2007

After a little research, and Fortune/CNN’s help, here are the top stocks for 2007 – U.S. companies: back up info can be found on www.money.cnn.com 1. American Intertanational Group – aig A top insurance company only gets bigger in the year. You really can’t go wrong with insurance companies. They keep raising premiums and we…

Car Seat conundrum

Baby car seat prices these days are ridiculous. I don’t know who sets the market on these bad boys, but man, where’s the coupons when you need em. Wednesday the wife and I decided we needed to pony up and buy a car seat. Something that would last and something that was as safe as…

Our ‘Idol’ comes home for karaoke night

Just about 10 minutes after I wrote yesterdays’ blog, I realized who Anna Kearns was. My favorite watering hole is Buffalo Wild Wings. She used to be a waitress there. How can I forget a 6-4 waitress? I’m getting old, that’s how. A couple of days ago, Anna Kearns was just a tall waitress. Now…

Has anybody seen this ‘giraffe?’

Does anyone out there know Anna Kearns? She was a contestant on “American Idol? last night, who, before her audition, said he was a waitress from Wichita Falls, Texas. One Website (Reality TV Magazine) says she is from Wichita, Kansas, but we here in the Falls know about all that confusion. A lot of airport…

I lost my virginity on ‘American Idol’

It took me six years to give in, but I finally did. (Please someone hum “America, America, God shed his grace on thee? a few times while I make this announcement.) I am now a true red-white-and-blue American. Together we stand — I and all my brothers and sisters of all races and religions Oh…

“24″ is back; our world is a better place

After watching the first four hours of “24,? I have several questions. (1.) How did Wayne Palmer get elected president? Must have been the sympathy vote. Everybody loved his brother, David, and hated his weasel successor, Charles Logan. But how smart is little brother? First, he makes an agreement to give the Chinese a whole…

Hooray for Minimum Wage

I once heard a good joke by the legend Chris Rock. “What minimum wage means is, if we could pay you less we would.” It went something like that, but well said. Working for minimum wage sucks. And thanks to the new Democratic congress, the federal minimum wage will spike by about $2.10 in the…

Bendover for Beckham

$250 million. Seriously. The L.A. Galaxy signed aging soccer phenom David Beckham. Better known as Spice Girl, Posh Spice’s husband. He’s a heck of a player, but I can’t justify him making as much as Alex Rodriguez. He’s leaving one of the best European teams, Real Madrid, and he going to the glits and glam…

I miss Chris Farley

It’s too bad the guy went off the deep end. He was a comical genius. You’ve probably seen or heard someone’s take on the death of Chris Farley before, but here’s one thing thats different. He had an impact on the lives of so many fat people. He was comfortable as a big guy. He…