If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
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BENNINGTON, VT -- Police say four people TRIED to steal the GIANT pepper atop a Chili's restaurant in Vermont. Police say the four ran 470 feet of EXTENSION CORD across a FOUR-LANE ROAD to power a drill. "They really didn't plan it," said Sgt. Camillo Grande. An Alarm went off about 4:30 a.m. Police found the man on the roof and the three women they said were lookouts. (A NOTE from the content czar: If you were wondering, YES, I often carry around that much extension cord with me and if it happens to go across a four lane road and attach itself to a drill.. It wasn't planned!)
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Albertville, AL -- A 37 year old Alabama mom has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say she let her daughter RIDE in a cardboard box ON TOP of the van as she went down a State Highway. The police were called when people reported the child sitting on top of the van. The police arrested her. When she was asked about the incident, she said the BOX was too big to fit inside the van, and that her daughter was holding it down. The woman also told the Police Officers that it was SAFE because she had used a cloths hanger to secure the box to the van. Her 13 year old daughter was unharmed and turned over to relatives. A jail worker said the mother was out on bond by Monday.
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Los Angeles -- Explosives and a marijuana farm were discovered at a Southern California home that doubled as a licensed day care center. After the man blew off four of his fingers authorities said that Benjamin Kuzelka, 23 went to the Loma Linda Medical Center and told the doctors that he had shot himself in the hand. The Doctors, however, became suspicious because his injuries did not look consistent with a gunshot wound. Investigators were sent to the home and when they arrived they found a sophisticated marijuana-growing facility and evidence of explosives. Furthermore, the home had been used as recently as the day before as a state-licensed child care facility. This led the to arrest of his mother Rebecca Kuzelka, 55 and his brother Greg Kuzelka, 21. Benjamin Kuzelka was arrested upon discharge from the hospital.