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September 14, 2011

On Dan Le Batard's new TV show (with poll); plus Sarah Palin/Glen Rice, why Marlins cut Cameron, Tweeting, semi-nude rugby & more

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1aa1dlhq ON "DAN LE BATARD IS HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE": Our Miami Herald colleague's new TV show, Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable, already taking on the obligatory acronym DLHQ, debuted this week on ESPN 2 (weekdays, 4 p.m.), and I'd like to say I like it a lot, both for what it is and also for what it isn't. It isn't like anything else on ESPN, certainly not visually, with Dan and his father sitting at a table in a charmingly ridiculous fake '60s kitchen. I keep expecting Desi to walk onto the set and start yelling at Lucy about her bad coffee. The very idea Dan is doing a show with his Papi as a sidekick is obviously different, maybe a risk, but helping give the show a kinder, gentler vibe. It isn't standard fare. It isn't ranting Jim Rome, intoning holier than thou. It isn't the incessant, repetitive overanalysis ESPN feeds us with SportsCenter. I guess its kindred ESPN spirit would be Pardon The Interruption, which succeeds largely on the chemistry between Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser. My one concern for Dan's new show is how the Miami-centric feel will play in middle America. The show's Cuban accent (literal and figurative) is familiar-as-family and second nature to we in South Florida but less so in other places. In any case I can't be impartial about Dan's show. We have been friends since the early '90s. I know and like his father. When I say the show feels fresh and is good, I can't separate whatever weight friendship plays in that thinking. That's where you come in. Take a dip in our poll and give us an honest opinion. I understand only three shows have aired, but if you've caught any of them chances are you have a feel for whether you like it or not, and why.

1aa1tweeting I TWEET, THEREFORE I AM...: ... in a shaky position to criticize the social-media phenomenon, and yet I find it amusing that commentary on one's own life has come to intrude on the actual living of one's own life. I say if you're at a parade, enjoy the damned parade, don't Tweet about how much you're enjoying it. This isn't art imitating life, it's a self-imbedded GPS. And so the lampoon-sign at right makes me smile, that's all. Truth in humor, almost always.

SARAH PALIN AND GLEN RICE: WHAT A HOOT!: A forthcoming book about Sarah Palin reveals that she and former Heat star Glen Rice had a one-night 1aa1glensarah stand in 1987. And of course by one-night stand I mean boom-chicka-boom-boom! Of course extreme right-wingers and Tea Baggers will immediately dismiss the story because The National Enquirer first reported it, even though in the book Rice confirms it happened. It happened when Palin was a single sports reporter for an Anchorage TV station and Rice, then a Michigan junior, was there for a tournament she covered. The two are pictured from that era, with Sarah's dreamy, far-off gaze perhaps conjuring memories of Glen's long jumper. Of course for this to come out decades later is a real embarrassment to ... Glen Rice! Dude. Please.   

WHY MARLINS CUT MIKE CAMERON: There were other reasons I'm sure. Baseball reasons such as Cameron's age, injuries and production. But a team source tells me the scale tipped against Cameron when he got into a "verbal altercation" with a flight attendant this week on the team's Pittsburgh-to-Atlanta trip. Stars who are producing get away with that. Mike Cameron, evidently, does not.

ME, FANTASY: Greg's Lobos won their opener, 142-113, led by a combined 51 points from Aaron Rodgers (30) to Greg Jennings (21). Also got an unexpected 22 from the Ravens D/ST. Getting that many points from your defense feels like Christmas morning. Won-and-oh, baby!

ME, NFL PIX: Um, not good. I might have had a better week than the Dolphins' pass defense, but even that's arguable. Went 7-9 overall, my face shamed to the shade of a beefsteak tomato, and an even more embarrassing 3-11-2 against the spread (Jags and Cards pushed). Highlights: Had a rare exact score on Jets' 27-24 win over Dallas, and Bills with points at KC. That's it. Will I bounce back? Bank it.

1aa1nuderugby DEAR GREG...: ...your blog's OK but would be better if occasionally you'd show a photo from an International Nude Rugby match in which clothed women attempt to tackle an unpleasantly large naked man. Thank you.

COTE'S STATE OF THE STATE: Our latest updated weekly ranking of the seven FBS teams in our state, with previous week's rank in parentheses. Entering Week 3:

1aa1fla 1. FSU Seminoles (1) 2-0, 0-0 ACC

2. Florida Gators (2) 2-0, 0-0 SEC

3. S. Fla. Bulls (3) 2-0, 0-0 Big East

4. C. Fla. Knights (4) 2-0, 0-0 C-USA

5. Miami Hurricanes (5) 0-1, 0-1 ACC

6. FIU G-P's (6) 2-0, 1-0 Sun Belt

7. FAU Owls (7) 0-2, 0-0 Sun Belt

THE REAL T-30: The Real T-30 is our weekly cumulative, consensus Top 30 college football ranking based on a combination of the three major polls: Associated Press, USA Today, ESPN. Points based on 30 for a No. 1 ranking, 29 for No. 2, etc. The combined ranking entering Week 3:

Rank   Team   Points   (Last week)

1   Oklahoma   270   (1)

2   Alabama   259   (2)

3   Louisiana State   253   (3)

4   Boise State   236   (5)

5   FLORIDA STATE   234   (4)

6   Stanford   223   (6)

7t   Oklahoma State   205   (9)

7t   Texas A&M   205   (7t)

9   Wisconsin   200   (10)

10   Oregon   194   (7t)

11   Nebraska   179   (11)

12   South Carolina   172   (12t)

13   Virginia Tech   166   (12t)

14   Arkansas   165   (14)

15   Michigan State   134   (16)

16   Ohio State   133   (15)

17   FLORIDA   103   (19)

18   West Virginia   91   (21)

19   Mississippi State   90   (17)

20   Texas Christian   88   (18)

21   Arizona State   77   (24)

22t   Auburn   70   (25)

22t   Texas   70   (22)

24   Missouri   58   (20)

25t   SOUTH FLORIDA   54   (29)

25t   Baylor   54   (28)

27   Notre Dame   44   (23)

28   Penn State   37   (26)

29   Georgia   35   (27)

30   Southern Cal   31   (30)

33t   CENTRAL FLORIDA   6   (--)

35t   MIAMI   4   (32t)

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Once again....It is Wed.....& on Mon & yesterday & Today - 3 days in a row !!
Another Israel Guttierrez "In My Opinion" piece...

When did this turn into A.M. radio ?? ...He gives no facts, just his opinion....If that's the case, then why doesn't he just come on this blog like the rest of us & give "In my Opinion"....

Talk about a waste of newspaper space and a salary...... Who does this guy have naked pictures of with farm animals !!??

All the best Herald writers write "In My Opinion pieces".

They're all Ed Pope, Dan LeBatard, and Greg Cote write anymore.

You are such a loser with your reports on Palin, you accept the Enquirer as true and will do anything to cheapen a proud and honorable lady, you are sexist at best and a fraud at worst, quit your day job and go to the retirement home. You and your paper are on the way to the museum of ancient history!

You are a LOSER and your candidate is on the way out in 2012, your agenda even as a so-called sports commentator is evident. YOU ARE A LOSER and so is the HERALD!

What are you talking about Cote? G Money has no shame in his game, Palin was a hottie when she was younger!

Anonymous Cane - Palin is irrelevant, there's no agenda to be had against her.

Cote , how bout this story ....Obama cheats on his wife...If it is on the Nat Enquirer then it must be true..

http://www.bloggernews.net/124438

Cote, you are a left wing liberal douche moron,
there, that just about says it all.

Actually its being reported the Sarah "Cumslurping Whorebag" Palin cheated on her then boyfriend Todd.

So much for her "premarital sex is a sin" mantra. Republicman cunt.

Hey, Folks... the story on Palin/Rice is part of a book to be published next week by Joe McGinniss, a respected political writer for 40 years. The Enquirer simply leaked what is in the book.

Hey UMLove, so BOTH YOU AND COTE are liberal
douches...

Suck my liberal nutsack FZB, and take a page from your sista's Republican book and don't close your eyes when I nut all over them.

Is our screechy Sarah cross-eyed? Hadn't noticed!

With one of the better written opinions in sport Lebets TV show falls short. on the surface the premise is humorous. as a viewer its slow. its not the accent, background or the editing its the lack of surprise supplied by the premise. A son loves his father.

different isn't necessarily clever

LeBetard is a clown. who would waste there time watching him?

Kazaam,

when asked what she though about glen rice, sarah palin stated "he could really shoot!!!"

boys,

jacorry harris startinbg for the canes means trouble-a-brewin; i don't buy all that stuff about only throwing 4 INTs during practice-"PRACTICE,..PRACTICE"? (in the words of allen iverson) once #12 sees enemy jerseys he will come apart as he has done every year (and game) that he has played. if i am wrong about this, it will make a nice human interest story, but until otherwise i go by his "past performances" in real "races", and not by blazing workouts in the early hours. in horse-racing, they call those types "morning glory"s. we'll know about 11:00 saturday night if he has made the complete turnaround that al golden is trying to sell us on.

God bless our great nation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq79iVVwJ1A

She wasn't cross eyed until she shacked up with Glenn.

If Ints were kept by the team that intercepts the ball the refs would need 20 or 30 footballs for Saturday night's game. Not good.

Not sure what you're referring to Shadow, everything I've heard from Al Golden is that Harris and Morris were about the same in practice and that the reason Harris is starting is that he's a senior and won't make as many procedural errors at the line that result in penalties.

There hasn't been any of the "changed Jacory" talk that we heard a year ago.

The FSU game two years ago was a "real race" by the way.

greg what a misogynist piece of crap you are. What a story....a single woman has sex with a single man ...whoooaaaaa. Should we look at who you sleep with???

You liberal ass

Kazaam,

we can wait and see what #12 produces saturday night. the real race against FSU TWO YEARS AGO have been followed by a complete deterioration of his play; how about the seven passes he threw against ND IN HIS LAST GAME!! jacorry harris gets as befuddled at the line of scrimmage as stephen morris did against maryland, as i recall in those games which are not saturday day games and i can watch. hey, believe it or not, i am rooting for the guy to do a "john huarte" and have a great senior season after the last botched three seasons. and as far as the "real race" against FSU up there two years ago, i would say the seminoles "stumbled at the wire" when the winning TD pass was dropped in the end zone by whichever FSU player it was.

Kazaam,

when a terribly interception prone QB like #12 is touted as having a great camp where he threw for 35 TDs and "only 4 INTs", i percieve that to be a he is a "changed jacorry". all in ther eyes of the beholder; anyway, we'll see saturday night and even though i am not a big UM fan, i despise ohio state and wouldn't mind 35TDs for UM against them, that script ohio and dotting the i make me puke.

Mr. Woodcock,

good one about how palin got cross-eyed, and you also are expecting an interception fest saturday night, which kazaam isn't. we'll see

Kazaam,

i did see that UM was the highest rated school in florida in the latewst ranking iof the top 100 "national universities". donna the dwarf carpetmuncher is doing her job in that regard, and seems to have made a good hire in all golden- good demeanor on the sideline, not buried under headsets when things are going the wrong way ( i am sure you have noticed that coaches who are up by a bunch are uncluttered for TV, while thos ebehind wear hats and have electronic equipment that are virtual ski masks- when lou holtz was at nd he wore a hat 10 sizes too big for the same effect).

Should would like to see Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito own a piece of the Fins...

Shadow - Al Golden's reasoning, not mine. I expect two interceptions from Jacory in a win.

Low bar for UM considering the other schools in this state. Shalala didn't hire Al Golden, didn't fire Randy Shannon either. She gets far too much credit for the football team and not nearly enough credit for doing her job.

hope the canes win this one; was at the game last year in columbus; would have never believed the significance of this game for both teams would drop so quickly.
love hearing the fascist's panties all in a bunch over the hoe from wasilla.. lol
you guys are funny. so angry. can't wait how hurt your vaginas will be when obama wins again next year.. :)

Kazaam and david in los angeles,

hope the canes administer a real "whuppin" to the buckeyes. one of the greater moments in USC history was in 1963 when the trojans defeated ohio state-with matt snell and paul warfield in the backfield- 32-3; unfortunately we got nthe payback in columbus: trojans 0, bad guys in scarlet and silver 17. besides ND, we had some really good home and home intersectionals in the 60s- buckeyes, texas, miami (with the mad stork), michigan state. conference games are good, but playing good teams from outside the conference make for a great schedule.

Wow Greg, you've been making a whole lot of enemies this year.

Hope the Herald is noticing.

david in los angeles,

wanna be parners in the following enterprise:

printing up and marketing t-shirts with the image of sarah palin, moosekisser with the following written underneath:

"IT'S TWOO, IT'S TWOO"!!!

Kazaam,

dennis harrah was a six time pro bowl player and first team all-pro once, with many conference honors in the NFC. my football search source couldn't come up with bryant mckinnie, probably caused i spelled his name wrong. he has not been close to his college status in the NFL and has been involved in the "viking sex cruise" and a few other legal scrapes with the law. oh, i forgot jim otto- scratch dennis harrah, jim otto is the greatest lineman that UM has ever produced.

What's taking the NCAA so long....must be building a helluva case.


p.s. Nevin says 'HI' from Louisiana

As a Dolphin fan, some of you guys have to say to yourselfs, what the hell is this team thinking when they cut Will Allen, then bring him back to replace Benny Sapp, who they now have to pay him 1.2mil. If Sperano and Ireland think he is the reason there secondary got torched, they really are clueless. The team should tell davis and smith to stfu. These 2 nitwits are clueless. As far as davis running his mouth about being the best DB tandum in the league, they are luckey if they are 3rd best in the AFC East.

Palin is hot
Way to go Rice
Cote is a moron
The canes will get destroyed
Joke-ory will take care of that
Fins are clueless
How can you have FIU ranked below the canes
As I said, Cote is a moron

david in LA - read Cote's topic post and subsequent reactionary posts carefully and take note of where the real hatred comes from.

I was 19, horny as that place I don't believe in, but I overlooked all that and had sex with a Presbyterian hottie from Gerald Ford's staff.

Did anyone say hottie? I had quite a time with one memorable blonde myself!

Shadow,

I assume you mean offensive linemen...(you just used the word linemen in your response)...

Because defensively there were alot better than Jim Otto - ....(who btw played some linebacker @ UM as well.)

Expect to see Canes run the ball till they turn blue on Sat....& mix in ALOT of screens....philosophy behind that is simple...can't get picked off if you don't throw....

And as far as the Dolphins go....

Stephen Ross should be thrown in jail next to Nevin Shapiro......

HE IS RUNNING A PONZI SCAM WITH SEASON TICKET HOLDERS....

"Buy season tix and we guarantee a good time"

Takes our money along with those of his "celebrity Owner partners" and does what with it.....buys some extra padding for the Orange Carpet.....b/c he sure did not waste it on upgrading this miserable failure of a football team!!!!

Sarah Heath (then), hmm; English ancestry, hmm, played the flute in HS, hmm; Heath Bar made up of nuts, English toffee and chocolate, hmm. I think I understand the attraction...

Henne will be grrreeaat! GO MICHIGAN!

It wasn't so much Glen Rice as the Courvoisier, hydro and Barry White music that made Sarah's knees shaky.

Allen actually isn't guaranteed the whole amount. If they had kept him instead of cutting him they WOULD have been on the hook for all of his salary regardless of how many games he played. That's what I read.2cents.

Deep in the bowels of our basement, newly uncovered files just revealed that a young 20 year old Nancy Pelosi once smoked Jim Thorpe's peace pipe.

Orange Bowl 4ever,

the question came up in regard to bryant mckinnie with Kazaam, so it was in the realm of offensive linemen that we spoke.

i don't think if you added up cortez kennedy (i think a cane), russel maryland and the ferocious jerome brown you'd get 12 pro bowls and 10 all-pros, as jim otto, who did play LB, also, i believe that ted hendricks was a DE in college, and he would be the greatest DLman in cane history-yes, tghe mad stork was a concensus all-american in both 67 and 68 listed as a DE. issue settled.

Well, the moronic left can't call her a "tea party racist" now. What spin will you put on it now, Cote??

Btw, I have a hunch you are not shacking up with anything remotely as attractive as Sarah Palin ;)

fellers,

took a look at sarah palin's "greatest quotes"; besides being a moosekissin' dogpatcher, she is really as stupid and uninformed as her most severe critics (such as the ole shadow) suggest. palin vs. putin and we'll all be in siberian concentration camps within days, G-d forbid.

enough of that skanky cross-eyed grifter...... it's Dapper Dan's birthday!

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

"Tea Baggers" Cote? What an excellent example of Journalistic Professionalism there. I guess it says a lot about you and all we need to know now doesn't it.

OC Dolphin,

went between ESPN and youtube tonight and can't decide which is more awesome-LSU's football team or led zep's "hey hey what can i do". i am not a big zepellin fan but that is a catchy tune. when does LSU play alabama?

This political rag is half baked.

Sorry, shadow, but I couldn't answer that. As one of my favorite actors would say - "a man has got to know his limitations." College ball among the sports that I can only afford a casual glance.

Had to change travel plans and here till 23rd. Can you recommend any decent sports or music radio call numbers to tune in on while I drive?

I would be hard pressed to remember a better USC moment than when Vince Young scored six times to kick SC's ass at home in the Rose Bowl for the national title. Except for the fact that it was only a regular season game and not a bowl game, props have to go to Jim Harbaugh's Stanford squad who came in to the Coliseum and hung 50 on the Trojans. Also when old man Woody Hayes came down from hickville in 1967 with Rex Kern and the boys and laid a beat down on O.J. and the Trojans in the Rose Bowl. I was laughing for two weeks after that epic fail by the brain surgeons.

Mr. woodcock,

letting vince young beat them at game's end was horrible; had coach pete pupunted instaed of a failed lendale white run near midfield texas wouldn't have had time to score. stanford running wild over USC doesn't happen often- more embarassing was the loss to stanford when USC was a 40 point favorite and allowed stanford a winning TD pass at game's end. woody hayes' team that beat oj the killer was the 68 team that played in the 69 rose bowl; the 67 USC team was the national champ and defeated INDIANA (the miracle kids led by harry gonso) by a score of 14-3. a few low points in a pretty glorious football tradition at USC dating back to the 30s, with a bad stretch under jolly jihn robinson in his second tenure, ted tollner, larry smith and paul hackett. much to your dismay, the trojans of the early 2000s were a great football power, and even maddog, RIP, stated that the year of the ohio state/UM fiesta bowl, USC under carson palmer with two losses was the best team at season's end. after that came the championship years.

Mr. Woodcock,

it doesn't bother me that USC has some real "anti-fans"; they get some ridiculous calls their way by the refs-yearly when they play cal- which makes me ill; i prefer winning properly. among famous calls that gave games to USC were the charles white goal line fumble caled a TD by A BIG TEN REF in the 17-10 win ( will give the score as the rightful 10-10 that it was) and another goal line fumble by michael harper called a TD against ND in gerry faust's last season which was given to USC because it was jolly john robinson's last game. it galls me when the power schools consistently get calls their way, with USC leading the pack ([pac 10/12) in this dept. there is nothing one can say to detract from the 72 team, greatest college team in my lifetime (although the locals will argue the 2001 canes who did have a slew of talent) but were not as good and did not play nearly the competitive schedule that USC did that year.

shadow..
a wed wose.. how womantic..
palin is a filthy nit-wit who has all of you morons fooled. i'm actually gonna join the republican party for the primaries just so i can vote for her. you people are hysterical. between bachmann and palin, you're guaranteeing an obama victory.
which actually shouldn't bother you. he's a center-left corporatist,not too far from your side. everything will be fine; the billionaires will make more while the middle class keeps shrinking, giant corporations and churches will continue to pay ZERO taxes, and there will still be a black guy as president to blame everything on!
go canes! go dolphins! go america! f-ck yeah!

Woodcock,

let you decide on the schedules
miami 2001;
bad penn state team (5-6)
rutgers
pitt
TROY STATE
west virginia
TEMPLE
boston college (narrow escape, returned fumble for TD late in game as BC was moving for a score)
SYRACUSE
washington (crushed a pac-10 team 65-7; payback for washington stopping the home winning streak years before)
VaTech (narrow 26-24 win)
TITLE GAME: totally manhandled nebraska who shouldn't have been there

1972 USC schedule:
arkansas (then SWC)
oregon state
illinois (55-20 away game0
michigan state 51-6 (spartans had four future pro bowlers:joe delamallure (?), billy joe dupree n offense; bill simpson and brad van pelt on defense)
stanford
cal
washington
UCLA
notre dame (six TDs for anthony davis)
ROSE BOWL: 42-17 over the buckeyes with sam cunningham vaulting into the end zone four times against the vaunted buckeye goal line defense.

not much of an argument, to me-besides the mandated conference games, non-conference games against ND, arkansas, and two big ten teams, and then a crushing defeat of ohio state in pasadena; the canes then played in the horrible big east.

OC Dolphin,

LSU plays home against auburn and then travels to tuscaloosa the next week in a game that i ama sure will be switched to a late afternoon instead of the posted 1:00 kickoff; CBS has the rights to SEC games and prefers 3:30 for the games that count so they don't mess with the prime time schedule or competet against whichever games ABC/ESPN shows in prime time.

david- Where is all this anger comming from?

vann- Sapps 1.2mil. salary is guaranteed. If they had cut him and kept Allen, they would only be on the hook for 1 salary. Any veteran on the team for the first game, gets payed for the whole season.

Cote, your constant slam against Palin & Tea Party people shows why you cover sports only professionally.

Liberals are easy to figure out, the more time & effort they spend attacking certain people, the more they fear that person. Palin scares the hell out of the left. Rick Perry will be next as he is starting to pull away from Romney in the GOP Prez Candidate polls.

James Carville (if you need to look him up, just skip this comment) recently said his advice to Obama would be to fire all his advisors. Carville also stated "Panic" when asked what he would do if he were Obama's chief advisor.

Desperate left... You know, I saw yesterday that Hillary Clinton's approval #'s are double of what Barak's are... I'm just saying.. Don't most Democrats relish the days of the Clinton era like Republicans view the Reagan times? Time for a "Change" already. The "Hope" has been one crisis after another, failed policies, complete void in leadership. Public "gaffes" when the teleprompter is off that make GW look brilliant.

david in la,,
U must be a loyal Rush fan. He invented "Operation Chaos" during the former Prez primaries to have Rep's switch to Dem to vote against Barak.

that's because he was AFRAID of barak. a unifier, but a center left corporatist, none the less. there is NO DIFFERENCE between the parties.. not anymore..

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