What to do with Mike Vick?

michael-vick1Every football fan is aware of the situation. Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is expected to be released from prison on July 20th, 2009(or earlier if state trial goes his way).

Vick served a year and a half for operating Bad Newz Kennelz, a dog fighting program designed to force pitbulls to fight to the death. Gruesome details emerged from the story that if one of Vick’s pitbulls lost a fight, he would have the dog doused in water and electrocuted.

Now that he has served his punishment, the question becomes whether the former franchise quarterback will play in the NFL. He is expected to meet with commissioner Roger Goodel shortly after he is released about re-instatement, which he most likely receive.

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Tonight’s Host: John Ziegler

talk-radioWhere to begin with this one? I would start by crediting David Foster for writing an incredible piece. He was able to bring the audience into the studio with poetic imagery of host John Ziegler’s reactions and movements, the studio setting, and a conversational story-line.

For me personally, the Host read like talk radio, talking about a talk radio show. What does that mean? Foster portrayed Ziegler’s conversations, the setting of the station, problems in the media(a la the OJ Simpson scandal, Scott Peterson trial), switching and back and forth between the mediums. In the text, Ziegler was the talk radio show host arguing and with his callers about substantial topics.

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Everything’s Amazing, Nobody’s Happy

Funny interview, Check it out!

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The “Twitchiker”

hitchhiker1Known as the “twitchhiker” now, Paul Smith was able to travel 11,000 miles from Gateshead to Auckland, New Zealand. The price of Smith’s trip: not a dime from his pocket. He was able to fund the entire trip from his contacts on Twitter.

Smith, a freelance writer, wanted to finish the trek within 30 days, and completed his goal. He did not pay for a single meal along the way either. Flights, cabs, trains, ships,  horse rides, or whatever else Smith used as transportation was absolutely free through his Twitter donors.

I’m waiting for the next stage of Twitter’s emergence. Perhaps a reality show called “Tweality TV.” Give it about 6 months or so.

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Call in to WEEI

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For Project 2, I chose to call into WEEI Sports Radio Boston. Airing from 10 AM – 2 PM is the Dale and Holley Show, where they discussed a variety of topics including the Red Sox upcoming season, the Bruins chances in the playoffs, the Celtics being too careful with the Garnett, and who the Patriots are thinking about drafting.

After listening to other callers and Dale bash Jacoby Ellsbury for about an hour or so, I felt obligated to jump into the conversation. I punched in 617-779-0850 on my phone and was immediately connected to WEEI’s media desk. The screening producer asked the reason for my call, my name, where I was from, and told me to use good judgement when I got on air.

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Yelp Review

jakes-2The restaurant I chose to review is Jake’s Seafood. Jake’s has been voted the best restaurant south of Boston three out of the last four years. It provides friendly service with delicious food.

Looking through the other reviews, most people seemed to agree it is one of the best places to order seafood. The seafood is caught locally on the water the restaurant overlooks, and they also have a fish shop at the entrance where you can purchase fresh seafood to take home and cook.

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In Bad Taste?

After watching Barack Obama live on Jay Leno the other night, I knew there would be backlash from his controversial comment. When speaking about his bowling performance of a 129, he referred to it as “being like the Special Olympics.”

Personally, I think the comment was in bad taste, but I’m not going to dwell on it. Understandably, he is the supposed to be the leader of our country and show some responsibility, but everyone makes mistakes! It was probably the only interview that has not been scripted for him in the last two and a half years.

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