Friday, February 13, 2009

FRIDAY THE 13TH NEWS FROM NOWHERE

Well, it is Friday the 13th, and yes, the movie of the same name is opening today. Based on the happenings today I think it's fair to say that it would not have been too wise an idea to get out of bed today, at all. Because the news today has been grim.

Well, all of Buffalo is in an uproar today as the TV stations are covering the big Continental Airlines plane crash there that killed 50 people. And oh, by the way -- the plane is Canadian-made.

Just when I get satellite radio, this happens: Sirius XM may go bankrupt. So what happens to all the programming if they go belly-up? Is all the talent going to leave? I gotta say, if they all leave, so will I.

The Obama Stimulus Package has gone through the House, with no Republican support at all.

To lighter news now: smoking-hottie Erin Andrews is once again Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster.

Meanwhile, Stacey Dales quit ESPN, apparently because she was forced to fly coach while other ESPN sportscasters got to fly first class (ie. Erin Andrews).

Well, good for her to take that stand. You shouldn't be expected to put up with being a last-class airline passenger when your colleagues are drinking the champagne up at the front. The food in economy class isn't good, either.

Also learned that William Houston, the Globe and Mail columnist assigned to covering the sports broadcasting beat, has left the paper.

Finally, did you see Letterman trash Joaquin Phoenix?

That's it for now.

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