If you’re hunting for Good Will, just read Friday Mud (where it’s all good)

October 29, 2010 | Drew Forrester

Another Friday has arrived.


Not that I don’t like when the work week buzzes by – like this one has – but these Fridays are almost coming along too fast and too furious.

We need to slow down and take in the sights and sounds a little more.  Enjoy the days.  Relish the nights.

Ah, forget that.  It’s the weekend, let’s go nuts a little bit and forget about all of our troubles.

Here’s your Mud. Tasty as ever.

Enjoy it…


> If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. Any sport or game not involving your favorite team really isn’t worth watching unless you have a bet on it.  Why else, for example, would you have watched Carolina and San Francisco last Sunday?  So here’s the bet I’m offering.  You come up with $20.  Bring it to me at the station.  We’ll file it away here somewhere.  You also write down on a sheet of paper – that same day – the two teams that will be in the Super Bowl next February in Dallas.  We put your cash and your picks together for safe keeping.  I’ll give you 5 to 1 odds that you’re wrong.  5 to 1.  If your two teams don’t both reach the Super Bowl, I win and keep your $20.  If they both make it, I owe you $100.  You can’t win, by the way.  (I’m not sure if this concept is even permissable by law.  Probably not.  But it’s a fun exercise anyway…legal or not.  And of course, I’d donate all my winnings to “charity”.  There, that makes it legal.  Maybe.)

> I should mention, as a means of participating in my own exercise, that right now, today, I’ll go ahead and tell you who I think will be playing in the Super Bowl in February.  Initially, I had this team playing these guys in the title game.  Now, on 10/29/10, I’m calling it a return match-up between these two teams.  I’m betting myself $20 that I’m wrong.  I could use the $100.

> During the ACC coaches meetings last summer, a Tuesday morning golf outing needed to be moved due to inclement weather.  Coach K was the organizer and as the coaches gathered in the hotel lobby, he said, “The only coach we’re missing is Gary Williams.  Does anyone have his number?”  Paul Hewitt checked his phone.  He didn’t have it.  Roy Williams checked his phone.  He didn’t have it, either.  Oliver Purnell came around the corner so they asked him if he had Gary’s number.  He didn’t.  (What a bunch of dummies.  One phone call and they could have had Gary’s number in an instant.  After all, if ANYONE has Gary’s number, it’s this guy, right here.”  – hee hee).

> Urban legend has it that John Wall showed up in a Northern Virginia MVA to get a new Virginia driver’s license.  After filling out the initial paperwork, Wall was told by the MVA employee, “All we need to do now is the eye test and you’ll be on your way.”  Wall stood up from the table.  “No problem,” he said, as he dialed a number on his cell phone.  “Just give me one minute,” Wall said to the employee.  A minute later, a gorgeous girl dressed in a University of Kentucky cheerleader’s outfit walked in the MVA.  “My friend Amanda will handle the eye test for me,” Wall explained.  “She took all of my tests for me at Kentucky and she did such a great job, I hired her on full time as part of my staff.”

> The next time you feel the need to really compliment someone, why not shower them with this phrase:  “You’re the man now, Dog!”  It won’t be original, of course.  It first appeared in this movie right here.  But it’s a helluva line to use as your go-to compliment.

> Is it me, or does this guy right here – the man who almost beat us last Sunday – look eerily similar to THIS man, in a scene set on the campus of Harvard University, which, ironically, is where “that guy” who almost beat us went to school.  See what I did there?  I know, it’s confusing…read it again and you’ll figure it out.

> Rumor has it this is what it looked like when Jeramy Stevens of the Buccaneers got busted in a Tampa parking lot last weekend.  Makes sense to me…

> Glenn and I discussed the best basketball players of all-time during Wednesday’s show.  We COMPLETELY screwed up and left this dude off the list.  If he’s not one of the 50 best players ever, then Michael Jordan was a bum. (warning: the music in the video is NSFW and NSFC)

> So a woman in a Steelers jersey walks down the street, pulling a cage on wheels behind her.  She comes to a bus stop full of people and sits on a bench.  The woman pulls a pig out of the cage and sits it next to her.  The pig is filthy, with mud dripping from its ears, and the smell is nearly too much to take.  People at the bus stop cover their mouths and gag as the pig’s stench reaches them.  The lady in the Steelers jersey sits there on the bench waiting for the bus.  Finally, a man walks up and says, “I just have to ask…where on earth did you get that smelly, foul, butt-ugly…THING…from?”  The pig looks at the man and says, “Oh, the woman in the Hines Ward jersey?  I won her at bingo.”

> Too bad you have to vote for someone in your own state as the Governor.  I’m not going to vote for either of the guys running for MD Governor, but you can bet your bottom dollar I’d vote for HIM next Tuesday if he were allowed to run for office in our state.

> There were A LOT of great scenes in this movie, but the best FIVE WORDS of the whole thing were uttered right here…at the 37 second mark of the clip.

> I owe Glenn a big thanks for coming out last Tuesday and helping with our charity golf outing.  We raised roughly $4,000 for the Fuel Fund of Maryland thanks to all of you who played and contributed.  One of the participants took a video of Glenn’s shot into the 14th green. Check it out here…

> And finally, one of the best live bands you’ll ever see is actually playing tonight at Loyola University.  I didn’t talk about this on the air all week because I didn’t want anyone else to know about it until I got tickets.  Well, yesterday afternoon I got seats for the Goo Goo Dolls concert tonight at Reitz Arena, so now I can say:  “These guys are amazing live!  You should check them out.”

The guy below is the lead singer.  He’s a rock star.  In every sense of the word.  His name is Johnny Rzeznick.  Dude can sing…

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23: John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls performs at the 2010 NHL Awards Show at The Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for NHL)