Thursday, April 28, 2011


Former NFL coach and sports announcer John Madden has a brief segment on local radio where he and sports announcer Steve Bitker, anchors Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor kick around the latest sports happenings.  Sometimes it’s the majors, or college sports, and occasionally it is about local sports events. Often their commentary is quite funny.

Apparently Madden is on a bocce ball team (similar to lawn bowling) that plays in a league, and Bunger and Bitker also play the sport.  The other morning Madden mentioned the bocce ball team that he is on, and Stan Bunger told John that he and Bitker were very close to having a sponsor for their KCBS bocce ball team.  I was able to re-hear the audio at the KCBS website, so the following is a close approximation of the ensuing conversation. Madden’s final line is verbatim.

Bunger:  We’re going to camp next week, aren’t we Steve? 
Bitker:  Possibly that’s correct.
Bunger:  We have the facility arranged, some expert guidance has been secured and a sponsor also secured, although it’s premature to make the full announcement on that.
Madden: Geez, but that’s great. But you guys are a little late going to camp.  Most of the teams have been in camp 2, 3, 4, 5 weeks.
Bitker, to Madden:  How much good has that done you?
Madden:  A little better.  We started training three weeks ago.  The first week back in camp I stunk.  The second week I just smelled.

More from real life - This is from the morning paper.  The headline reads ‘DANGER DOGS’ ARE HAVING THEIR DAY.  After reading the article, I have to agree with the name, for these are pretty good cholesterol boosters.  They are grilled hot dogs wrapped in bacon.  Sounds delicious, ... but ...

Humor -

Please make certain your E-mail addresses are correct before you send, because:

A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel  where they spent their honeymoon 20 years before. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel reservations. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, and his wife was to fly down the next day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her E-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile....somewhere in Houston, a woman had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He had been a minister for many years and had been "called home to glory" following a sudden heart attack.  The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends.
After reading the first message, she fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor and saw the computer screen, which read:
  To: My loving wife
  Subject: I've arrived

I know you're surprised to hear from me. I've just arrived and checked in. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is HOT DOWN HERE!  


  1. Then she would look at the return addy and go who? and have something to laugh over with her kids.

  2. I also listen to KCBS in the mornings - I really enjoy hearing what John has to's a good start to the day.