|10.29.08 at 8:51 am ET|
I love the fall and this time of year. The only problem is that winter is right around the corner. But don’t be upset about the days getting shorter and frost on your car and no more golf. There is lots to look forward to. Here are 5 things I am looking forward to in the next few weeks.
BC/Notre Dame on November 8th – This is one of the most under rated rivalries in college football. It means a lot to both teams. These teams seem pretty evenly matched and I have no doubt Charlie Weis would love to come back to Boston and show everyone he is not just another product of Bill Belichick’s coaching tree.
The Collapse of the Dallas Cowboys – It’s coming folks. Jerry Jones is 2 loses away from firing Wade Wilson. The ‘Boys are moving into a new stadium next year and not making the playoffs is unacceptable to Jones. If Dallas loses 2 more games before the middle of December T.O. will have a meltdown of epic proportion.
The Hot Stove – There is not way Theo sits and does nothing. John Henry loves to make a splash in free agency, especially when the Yankees are going to make several. The Sox are in good shape for 2009, but adding a big fish or 2 would not only make the Sox the favorite next year, but would be sure to steal the headlines in Boston and NY for a few weeks in December.
The Pats Down the Stretch – I have not been this excited about a second half of an NFL season since the Patriots first Super Bowl run in 2001. Seeing Matt Cassel mature every week and watching guys like Ben Jarvis Green Ellis and Brandon Meriweather turn into big time players for a playoff team is what makes being a fan fun. Last year was amazing to watch the Patriots roll every week. But until the Super Bowl there was no drama. The Pats should steal TNT’s slogan, “Drama Lives Here.”
Election Night – Forget that my guy is going to win, it’s a night when all the networks are trying to beat the other in breaking news and getting the top guests. Everyone, Democrats and Republicans and even the deadbeats who don’t vote, are all watching to see what will happen next. When will John McCain give his concession speech? Will there be 1 million people at Barack Obama’s rally? Will Keith Olberman openly weep? What will that sack of s-t Dick Morris say?
|10.28.08 at 7:30 am ET|
I recently traded emails with our good friend Mike O’Malley. Keep in mind these questions were submitted in July!
C-What was your first break in the business?
O-I had one line as a cop on an episode of “Law and Order” during the
first season. We had discovered some bodies at a mafia burial ground.
My line was
“Sarge, we got a fresh one here!”
C- Did you enjoy your time getting slimmed on Nickelodeon’s guts?
O-Ciacc–As you may recall, Guts was an action show that did not involve
slime. The awe of the Aggro-Crag was already too much to handle.
C-Now most who listen to D and C know you’re a NH boy and graduate of
UNH (correct?). Did you ever think in college you would become a
Hollywood success and be in a movie with Heather Locklear? What was
your fallback plan, besides hitting cleanup for the sox, if you
didn’t make it Hollywood?
O-My fallback plan was bartender at the Beacon Hill Pub.
C-When I was first on the hunt to find out who you were you were “the
Rick” on ESPN promos, How did you land that gig, did you think of it
and approach ESPN or did you collaborate on it with them? How did
that all shake down?
O-”The Rick” was created by some guys at the Ad Agency Ground Zero in
Santa Monica. Two of them are from the Boston area: Court Crandall
and Steve O’Brien. I went to UNH with Court and he asked me to come in and audition for
Christopher Guest, who was directing. I got cast during that audition.
C- Did you have to do research as an air traffic controller in pushing
tin? as an alcoholic in 28 days?
O-I did not do any research for either other than listening to Air
Traffic Control during cross country flights and drinking in college.
C-Missed Meet Dave, what was your role? Was it cool to work with
Eddie Murphy? Did you get a chance to talk to him about his old school comedy?
O-In “Meet Dave” I played Officer Knox, an NYC cop who is trying to
track down and alien played by Eddie Murphy. It was great to work
with him and I did not discuss Old School Comedy.
C- Do you still stay in contact with the cast of Yes Dear? Any chance yes dear returns as a mid-season replacement down the road?
O-I stay in touch with all the cast members of Yes dear, particularly
Jean Louisa Kelly who has two children who play with my kids. Yes
Dear is not going to be a mid-season replacement any time soon.
C- One of the funniest sitcom’s on TV today is My Name Is Earl, you
played a cop on the show, Jason Lee, good guy? Funny guy? and
weren’t you in the episode that “Earl” skins his pecker?
O-Jason Lee is a GREAT GUY. Incomparable!
C-What projects do you have coming up in the future?
O-I am currently co-starring in Christian Slater’s new series “My Own
Worst Enemy” which is on NBC Monday nights at ten p.m.
C-When you got your first “big” check from finally breaking through in Hollywood, what did you buy or do with it?
O-I paid off my credit card.
C-Who is hotter Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, or Heather Locklear at
the time of each movie, not today?
O-All equally hot and cool.
C-And finally, what Hollywood actress do you hope to do a love scene
with? I know you’re laughing at the computer but in all seriousness, or not!
O-Cloris Leachman from Dancing with the Stars.
and to answer the earlier question about being opposite Heather
Locklear, link to this:
Link to my commencement speech at UNH:
Thanks Mike and we’ll get you on when you come back into town!
You’re the best!
|10.27.08 at 8:05 am ET|
If you missed this video, Chach and Meter had a lot of fun with it this morning. Take it easy Mike, this is just your first game….
This ranks up there with Denny Green and Jim Mora. Enjoy the rest of your Monday.
|10.25.08 at 8:44 am ET|
Very wet field, amazing that’s what happens when it rains! Beautiful stadium, I am hoping to run into LT and maybe score some smack! I kid Rob Bradford! I don’t think LT is welcome back here for some reason! Great pregame meal of Turkey and stuffing, chicken fingers, chili and some mac salad! Anyway check back at halftime.
|10.25.08 at 6:03 am ET|
857 here in Chapel Hill. I have all my equipment set up for the game so I thought I’d throw a quick blog up! Got in last night to NC. Had dinner with Meter and Cronin. I am at the field early because I have to get all my equipment set up! Our vantage point will be from about the 20 yard line (see photo right). You want to keep an eye on number 9, Marvin Austin, one of the top D linemen in the ACC, he was a top recruit. It is cloudy and raining right now, but warm, about 70. And they just turned the stadium lights on! I will soon be posting, when I get back, my 10 questions with Mike O’Malley. He finally emailed me back from an email I sent him in June so it should be timely! Also, surfing the web I found out that the Saw movies are being advertised on NHL goalie masks, I’ll get that up as well with pics, so check back. Any questions or comments you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Eagles!!!
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