Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm Never Gonna Dance Again - Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm

A writer for the Washington Post compiled a list of the Top Sports Anchors in DC since 1970...and, no surprise, Warner Wolf made #1.

When I first read this, I thought, "Wow! That's an honor!" Then I read further...and discovered that the #2 sports anchor in DC was a man by the name of "George Michael."

So, Warner either just beat the kid from Arrested Development, or he beat one half of the duo behind "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Even if you're a fan of the Bluth family, and even if you secretly know the lyrics to "Father Figure" by heart (Sample: "I will be your preacher-teacher, anything you have in mind")....you have to admit that neither of these guys probably know a lot about sports. While Warner is awesome, this really isn't that big of an achievement.

Note to DC: Get better sports anchors!

7 comments:

Fake Stewart Varney said...

Now if you're a top notch Sports Reporter, why on earth would you want to work in DC?

With the exception of an occasional good Redskin football team, sports in Washington DC suckatates...

CG said...

You are correct...though I think the Nationals were above .500 earlier this month, which is actually pretty good for them. :-)

Fake Cardinal Egan, bejeez. said...

What's this about Imus saying Roger Ailes won't let him wear his hat anymore?

Fake FBN subscriber said...

No hat for imus? Roger Ailes has a network that no one watches...more changes:

Fox Business Network confirmed Wednesday that the network is cancelling its afternoon show “Happy Hour” and replacing it with “The Willis Report,” a consumer-oriented program hosted by former CNN personal finance editor Gerri Willis.

Willis’ show, which will premiere June 7 at 5 p.m. ET, will mark a change in tone from “Happy Hour,” which was produced live out of the bar of the Bull & Bear restaurant of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

“Gerri brings a fresh, no-nonsense approach to complicated financial issues and her new program will be a clear reflection of that,” Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News and Fox Business, said in a statement. The network has not yet announced how “Happy Hour” hosts Eric Bolling, Rebecca Diamond and Cody Willard will be reassigned.

CG said...

Maybe they deep-sixed the hat because they thought that no one would want financial advice from a guy in a cowboy hat? Which is odd, because there are a lot of non-cowboy-hatted people on the networks that I don't trust with financial advice, either.

I think I only watched about five minutes of the "Happy Hour" show, so I don't really have an opinion on it. Warner was on there a couple of times, and he was good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9owarZYxgktedun

FakePhyllis said...

Hi CG --

Did you notice Imus on tonight's New York Times online edition? Front and center on the front page. The article was about how Gov. Paterson prefers to appear on radio rather than the teevee.

Well, it wasn't Imus from the front exactly. The picture was more of his back. But it was Imus alright -- one couldn't miss the cut of his Abboud jacket, the cut of his handsome hair, and the cut of his jib.

Way to go I-Man.

CG said...

Thank you, Phyllis! That was a great article. :)

Sorry that it took so long to update.