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Short Drops

Out of sheer anger, we've posted the most embarrassing Chip Caray photo we could find.
Out of sheer anger, we've posted the most embarrassing Chip Caray photo we could find.

A series of short rants and raves on various topics in sports. For your perusal.

Playoff baseball on TBS has got to stop. MLB is just shooting themselves in the foot by partnering with Turnervision for this monstrosity that they call a broadcast. Chip Caray can’t tell a hit from an out, and Dick Stockton is like 90 years old. In protest and mock jest of their pseudo-competition, ESPN should compile all of Caray’s and Stockton’s flubs at the end of the night and play them in rapid-fire succession, meshing a “Boom goes the dynamite!” track between each faux pas. Or just devote the entire Not Top Ten to them.

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How come TBS hasn’t cranked up How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days for a two-week marathon run yet? They’ve got the perfect lead-in with their A-Rod/Kate Hudson lovefest each night, and what better way to capture the female demographic, am I right? To be honest, I’m a little surprised that Alex and Kate are still together. Apparently he hasn’t figured out that she doesn’t have boobs, and she hasn’t realized that he’s a total douchebag. Where’s Madonna in all this, anyways? This relationship they have going on is starting to resemble Jim and Pam. We need some fire.

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No bus for Kornheiser as Gruden joins MNF cast

Kornheiser, far left, will not return to MNF
Kornheiser, far left, will not return to MNF

Tony Kornheiser may not be John Madden in the broadcast booth, but the two ex-voices of Monday Night Football share at least one common trait: a fear of flying.

While Madden was notorious for traveling cross-country in his own RV (dubbed the “Madden Cruiser”), Kornheiser — who also co-hosts ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption with Mike Wilbon — was apparently not afforded the same luxury.

That lack of wheels, combined with his personal aviophobia, was strong enough to force Kornheiser to resign his post as color commentator on Monday.

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