Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

April 21, 2014

Highly questionable

As you have probably surmised, I am just about addicted to my TV, and especially to jock shows throughout the day. I usually start my day with a couple hours of “Imus in the Morning,” just to broaden my horizons in the areas of politics, investments, current events, show business, and a plethora of other topics. In his earlier years, Don Imus had a reputation as a “shock-jock” much like his rival, Howard Stern. While he still can be outrageous, he has mellowed greatly since he kicked his cocaine habit, quit drinking alcohol, and married his second wife, Deirdre, who turned him into a vegan.

After Don signs off, I wear out the remote chasing from NBC Sports Network (The Dan Patrick Show) to ESPN to ESPN2 to the Golf Channel to the NFL Channel to MLB Network to FOX Sports to SUN Sports. Get the picture? Kind of sad isn’t it? I have said it before but it bears repeating — I am so thankful that The Good Wife enjoys sports and sports programs, since I don’t have a “man-cave” here in our new home. We do break up the day with an hour of local news at noon followed by a couple cooking shows which we both enjoy.

Dan Le Batard is a sportswriter for the Miami Herald and he has a unique talk show every afternoon on ESPN2 called, “Highly Questionable.” The show is hosted by Dan, his father, Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard, and a well-dressed, but strange looking fellow with long, skinny fingers, named Bomani Jones. Papi is a Cuban immigrant with a very heavy accent and his inputs are often very humorous misunderstandings of the topics at hand. The setting is at the kitchen table of a stereotypical Cuban/American home in Miami and the threesome answer current sports questions.

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