Jay - Mrs. Sportsfan and I have been watching clips of old Tonight Show interviews with Johnny Carson on TCM on Monday evenings. It's a great show hosted by Conan O'Brien. I just saw that David Letterman, Johnny's original heir apparent, is retiring next year. For the mailbag, what's your Rushmore of late night talk show hosts and guests. Still can't get my schedule to match your show on 105.1 but I understand it's great. Maybe I'll call in sick next week and listen in or even call in and ask a silly question. I can't collect any more points in my bracket. I got no one left in the final four. Stupid bracket contest...
Jay - I thoroughly enjoyed the 1st weekend of March Madness. Love to see the underdogs pull the upsets. As you know, I'm older than I look. I'm really bothered by the apparent traveling that's never called. For the mailbag...What's up with 3 steps after picking up the dribble and sliding the pivot foot? I come from a land where both would have been called traveling.
Jay - for Friday...Chatanooga has somewhat of a sports town reputation. Softball tournies at Summitt and Warmer parks, the Head of the Hooch regatta, Ironman competitions, US Cycling championships, high school wrestling, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, minor league baseball, the Mocs, as well as outdoor climbing and whitewater sports. If you were king of Chattanooga and could add new sports venues or events (non-major league) in the Noog what would they be?
Jay - Bill Murray said the following about Ramis, "He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him." We should all strive for that epitaph when our time comes...
Jay - Ramis' passing is sad. Watched the cast, writer, producer interviews on my Animal House 25th anniversary DVD last evening with Mrs. Sportsfan just to remind ourselves about how funny he was. Rushmore of humor has to include Dan Jenkins, Mel Brooks, Ramis,and Norman Lear.
Jay - I'm cold. I'm waiting on a flight to an even colder place. Football's 7 months away. I need a distraction. For the mailbag. What's your Rushmore of warm places and why? Side question. Name your preferred tropical beverage for each location...
For the record it's dude. Excellent response for a last minute query. Concur with your assessment of MASH. Didn't think about MTM until you mentioned Ted Baxter. Great call.
Jay - just heard the professor from Gilligan's Island passed away. Reminded me of all those old sitcoms from the 60's and 70's. I'm older than I look. Gilligan, Partridge Family, Beverly Hillbillies, Hogan's Heroes, etc. What's your Rushmore of early sitcom characters?
Jay - while everyone was watching NFL games Saturday evening, I watched the trainwreck in Knoxville. I saw it coming in the second half, but couldn't look away. For the mailbag...if the Cuonz doesn't get it done this season, any chance Pearl could make a return to the college game?
Jay-I'll take AU tonite if for no other reason than I'd like to answer "FSU" to the future trivia question, "Who lost the first and last BCS championship games?" Mailbag query...what do we do til August now?