Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sensitivity

Nice job, SuxNews, for broadcasting the last name of the young woman who succumbed to the H1N1 virus on Wednesday.

For whatever reason, the family asked that her last name not be used—a request that even KPTM was able to honor.

As usual, the Suxers show what a class(less) operation they're running at 35th and Farnam.

Also, Suxers have reverted to use of the term "swine flu," probably to keep J-Pa or Maltard from calling it "Hy-Ny."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bits

• Sportsguy Matt Schick, who's cutting back on his involvement at KETV, will be hosting a daily sportstalk show on 1620/The Zone, according to promos running on the ESPN radio affiliate.

The show is being called "Schick and Nick," to account for co-host Nick Bahe's presence. Bahe is a former Creighton basketball player.

• If you have the stomach, check out Channel 3rd's 10 p.m. newscast to get a look at sports director Travis Justice, who has inexplicably shaved his head. He looks a little like actor Gavin McLeod, a.k.a. Captain Stuebing on The Love Boat, only without all the charisma.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Pasture

Ending half a decade of speculation, WOWT's Dave Webber announced on Thursday's 10 p.m. newscast that he will be stepping down as sports director.

No timeline was given on exactly when Webber will exit; he plans to continue with the station on a part-time basis.

Ross Jernstrom, who has waited in the wings for over 20 years, will take Webber's place. It'll be interesting to see how the audience tolerates a nightly dose of his chipmunk-voiced yammering.

Suggestion to Channel Sux that they'll never take: Get KETV's Matt Schick and move Sux's sports reporting into the 21st century.

Meanwhile, J-Pa just keeps showing up and wandering through the news. When will he go away?

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Epic

An alert reader sends us this YouTube gem, in which WOWT's brainless anchor John Knicely demonstrates an epic fail as he tries to explain a term the kids are using nowadays.

Why don't the execs at Gray Television just flush money down the toilet instead of paying J-Pa? Or do they have so much cash that they don't mind keeping the Babe Ruth of stupidity on the payroll?
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