Willie Springer, Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:03:00 GMT
SEGMENT 1 – Show Open: Doug looks damn good this morning wearing his oxford blue shirt, he’ll big time for us today, dressed like journalist, captain’s log rundown, we never use the audio Willie pulls in the morning, “Michigan J. Frog”…, Jaime Garcia postgame sound drowned out by ping pong game, Peter Bourjos could not play much table tennis during the off-season, Bourjos turning 28-years-old soon, Charlie trying to appeal to broader audience with his 2 Fox packages, Doug doesn’t know what VORP is…, some kind of saber rating, stands for “value over replacement player”, The Cat counted on Dorito’s breath back in his playing days to disgust opposing basketball teams, Illini with poor showing against Michigan, breaking down their slate, Plow Boy feels that John Groce is on the hot seat, good recruiting class for Groce coming, Illini missing ‘glue guy’, that Nick Smith was good in that role, big weekend show for Chuck talking with Justin Tatum, no idea where Jayson Tatum is going to school, the vibe on Tatum’s decision, that Tyler Cook will be a fine collegiate baller too, good triple threat position, like to say dribble-drive, have to watch your shooting chamber, “The Cat Hayes Shooting School”, Doug calls it “Airball Academy”, Plow Boy’s basketball playing career, Peoria was a hot bed of athletic activity, Charlie now the “bad boy of Bradley”, hearing that Montana might have the best high school basketball in the country, not much happening in Delaware, it’s one big tax shelter, Doug’s nickname in high school was “the big ticket”, he bought appliances to sell them at school, had good deals on trash compactors, cannot compact cans, Doug recycles when he feels like it, The Cat claims he recycles, tough to research modern compacting numbers, The Cat curious about Doug’s mulch situation, compost pile a bit antiquated, guys come to his door each year to sell him more mulch, keeping up with the Joneses, Doug’s kids often don’t clean up after themselves, big win for the Blues, nice hockeyism breakdown from Doug, “Michigan J. Frog”, Cardinals second in command loves the Doug hockeyisms, no one enjoys running point on this presentation, Charlie doesn’t like when people scald him for laughing during live commercial reads, The Cat feels Charlie has done a fine job this week, wondering what Doug has done to be better today, we chose Charlie because we don’t want to talk, laziness from Doug and The Cat, we got to the trash compact discussion too quickly, watching day baseball yesterday, not sure about the near future of Jaime Garcia if he keeps getting better, not sure how the Cardinals will handle the veteran left-handed pitcher, certainly have Carlos Martinez ready to be the fifth starter, Cardinals may just have to eat the $9M due especially since Garcia is not under contract next season, not doubting Garcia’s stuff, just a matter of health, wondering if Chip Kelly can help Cardinals with trade, feeling that Kelly got lucky signing DeMarco Murray plus Ryan Matthews, still feel the Eagles got fleeced with Bradford-Foles deal, Doug breaks down the Rams signing Akeem Ayers, nobody analyzes personnel like Doug, need to share this insight with other stations, not many people in our business know what they’re talking about with individual players, Doug saving the show with his blue shirt today, Doug does not use a lot of starch, getting the wrinkles out of a shirt, Adam calls to get a birthday wish from Doug, nothing suspension worthy, Doug not sure red snapper as rich in nutrients as salmon, restaurant order depends on who is buying, have to shrug shoulders when doing Doug impression voice & we just wasted an hour.
SEGMENT 2 – “It Was A Very Good Year”, when I was 17…, some tough talk from Mike Caruso mentioning “The Godfather” to Charlie, suppose to get some grub from Rigazzi’s this morning, have to observe Lent Friday, let’s talk some Blues, tied for first place with those Predators, big win from Brian Elliott who needs to be the guy heading into the postseason, obviously know the Blues are much bigger scoring threat this season, no shootouts in the playoffs, cannot expect your pillow stacker to blank the opposition each night, would like to see more shots on goal from ‘Moose’, Flyers netminder Steve Mason stood on his head last night too, lot of puck luck in the game, let’s play some of that Blues postgame sound, audio editor put on loop mode, Willie putting everyone at station on notice, Ken Hitchcock on his 700th career win, getting to know Hitch off the ice, really have enjoyed the Blues head coach since arriving in town, nice allotment of friendly coaches in this town, seeing Rams communications director Artis Twyman in SB XLIX, Cardinals media relations director Brian Bartow a fan of this presentation, someone politely telling Doug what do…, some background on Hitch, love hearing about what he does with time off, wondering who the ‘ice general’ is…, Doug taking questions, hats on top and boots on bottom, this show may need a house cleaning…, Doug feels this show sucks all the time, occasionally put on our big boy pants for interviews, if we had to fire someone on this show, Charlie enjoying his fair share of M&M’s this week, Charlie envisions Doug’s closet as having the same 15-20 outfits, TV anchors wearing designer jeans, if Doug wore chaps on TV, toying with the notion of cross-dressing for TV, wearing flip flops while on the air, having a turkey neck, getting the ‘gobbler’ caught in the button up shirt, Doug assumes he has to wear tie on the air.
SEGMENT 3 – “Rags to Riches”, prefer Dean Martin over Tony Bennett, good song from “Goodfellas”, Henry Hill part of the Boston College point shaving, the former gangster no longer with us, twas not a whacking…, being buried in some kind of pod is the new thing according to Plow Boy, thinking about reincarnation, coming back as a saltine or blue sports coat, questioning each other before finishing comments, that creates content, lots of stops and starts to the show, content generators, thought that Doug thinks everything is the same, Charlie and The Cat apparently decided that Doug prefers most things to be plain, Doug considers himself a maverick for liking strawberry ice cream, shooting emotional interviews, scenario of asking Jeff Fisher about Sam Bradford leaving… & Doug sometimes sheds a tear during interviews.
SEGMENT 4 – Nice cold open, let’s not get bogged down on nomenclature, Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joins the show, gives last night’s game two thumbs up for entertainment, tied for first place in the Central Division, feel that Brian Elliott is a very suitable goalie to make a run through the playoffs, nothing specific about the return of Kevin Shattenkirk, could see Zbynek Michalek as soon as Saturday, have to like the play of the current defenseman as of late, Robert Bortuzzo being nice addition, focus on winning the Presidents’ Trophy, do not want extra trips in the postseason, giving the floor to Tom to get some #HotTakes off his chest, thoughts on Winnipeg in April, can’t forget about Edmonton, no shots at Andy Murray or Davis Payne, got off the Billikens beat at a good time, blaming Stu Durando for the Bills’ downfall…, too nice for this show, he’ll call back another day when he’s cranky, interview was about axe to grind with Edmonton, horrendous seasons for SLU plus Mizzou, top five Billikens players that have to step up for 2015-16, Doug does not want to single out the kids, how the departed Rick Majerus would go to the ends of the earth to recruit, The Cat left the studio to cough, troubles getting to sleep, using pumpernickle to doze off, upset with The Cat about the coughing, Doug apparently hot boxing the studio, request made and granted for “Michigan J. Frog”, voice of Mr. Frog, old Bill Roberts, he had a role in “Balto”, Doug liked that animated film, favorite cartoon characters growing up, Plow Boy enjoyed “Recess” on Saturday mornings, smoking the weed for the first time on his 16th birthday, taking ‘shrooms, peer pressure…, Plowsie really is the nicest guy we know, growing up with simple life is the key, telling Doug how he feels, Doug does not feel like a banana split, Doug does not feel misunderstood, enjoyed the delicious treats from Rigazzi’s, we’re worried that Doug may have hurt himself, he was trying to scratch an itch, looked like he had a wedgie perhaps…, we don’t really hang out with each other outside of this show, Willie extended invitations, really just want to see the inside of Doug’s house, the Pandora from Pandora’s box…, the planet from “Avatar”, getting the emails earlier, Pandora was part of some Greek mythology, Doug refusing to sing with The Cat, background on Pandora… & worse to stir up hornets nest instead of opening Pandora’s box.
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