Outspoken former San Diego State and NFL star Kyle Turley guested on the Scott and B.R. Show on XX 1090 in San Diego this week to talk about the departure of Aztec football coach Brady Hoke to Michigan.
(Audio highlights below? Yesssir)
Combine one of my favorite radio shows, as the Scott Kaplan & Billy Ray Smith production has been for many years, with one of the few sports personalities who’ll unmute my ‘puter for more than a couple-six seconds and, welp … let’s just say that’s when the magic happens.
I can attest that the entire interview is a verifiable treasure already worthy enshrinement into the pantheon of great radio moments like Orson Welles‘ 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, Russ Hodges’ “The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant!” call in 1951, and the complete archive of David Lee Roth’s New York morning shows following his ascension into Howard Stern’s terrestrial radio timeslot. (Both weeks.)
Enough gush, some snipped clips:
TCU offensive line coach Eddie Williamson suffered a heart attack during Saturday’s game against San Diego State.
Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Williamson suffered the attack during the first quarter when the 3rd-ranked Horned Frogs were down 14-0 to the Aztecs.
From the San Diego State-St. Mary’s college basketball game last Monday on ESPN.
(Thought you could only get that watching The View)
Appears St. Mary’s college basketball fans aren’t afraid to share their sexual afflictions - on television that is. Thankfully, looks like the top part of the sign, which may have been implicating some poor unsuspecting soul, got cut off.
Blissfully unaware Terry Gannon and Stephen Bardo on the call.
Stephen Strasburg is the best pitcher in the upcoming draft. He’d have been the best in the last five drafts. Or 10. Or… when was Nolan Ryan drafted? Okay, that’s an exaggeration. Maybe.
(”I came here to do two things: kick ass and tip my cap. And I’m all out of tipping my cap.”)
So you’d think he’s going first, since people think he’s already a top-level major league pitcher, but oh yes, this is the MLB draft, and
a-holes agents like Scott Boras love pricing their clients out of teams in small markets (and with small payrolls). It was just weeks ago that Washington was saying they wouldn’t draft Strasburg since Boras is going to ask for 70 times the United States’ GDP, but according to FOX SPORTS, that tune has changed: Read more…
• Before coupling up with cutie Alex Curran, Liverpool soccer player Steve Gerrard used to pursue his gals by following the mantra of “Go Ugly“.
(I don’t think Steve is “going ugly” anymore.)
• At least the Lakers are one step closer to holding up their end of the deal for a Kobe-LeBron finals.
• MLB All-Star Voting: It’s like “American Idol” without any Simon Cowell!
• San Diego State students show off what they’re made of when they let themselves unwind in with a late night Undie Run.
• Too bad they didn’t have this race when Reggie Grigsby Jr. was with the Aztecs - then maybe he wouldn’t have been shot by his policeman dad after attacking his mom.
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, Undie Run
Last year, we wrote about (and showed some great pictures from) UCLA’s annual Undie Run, an event where college students in their skivvies take a late-night run around campus. We even uncovered some video of the fun festivities. Turns out the same revealing activities also take place just a little further down Interstate 5.
San Diego State University held it’s own Undie Run last Thursday night. Just like their Bruin neighbors to the north, the Aztec student body showed off their bodies in a midnight run as a way to relieve the stress & pressures that comes with finals week. (Whoa - two straight SDSU stories in a row. What are the odds?)
So, how did it all look? See for yourself with photos & video after the jump.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to have to shoot your son or daughter. Having to take a gun and point it and your progeny - your flesh and blood - just boggles my mind. But the NORTH COUNTY TIMES says that’s exactly what Oceanside police captain Reggie Grigsby Sr. had to do over the weekend when his son, former San Diego State starting safety Reggie Grigsby Jr., attacked his mother.
The younger Grigsby apparently got into a verbal altercation with his mother Desirah that quickly turned appalingly violent, with Reggie Jr. beating and choking to the point that she lost consciousness and had her nose broken. A police spokesman said that Capt. Grigsby tried to pull his son off of Desirah, but when he couldn’t he was forced to retrieve his non-police issued handgun and shoot his son.
He’s already considered perhaps the best college pitching prospect of all time, but Stephen Strasburg just might have earned himself a couple extra million in that deal Scott Boras is “not at all negotiating at this time” with the Nationals.
The acting GM of the Nats, Mike Rizzo, was on hand yesterday as San Diego State’s Strasburg threw a no-hitter against Air Force, piling up 17 strikeouts in the process. Almost as entertaining, though, was Rizzo’s attempts to give Strasburg as many back-handed compliments as possible to make it look like the team isn’t falling all over itself to get him in their rotation as soon as possible.
You can be sure that Manny Ramirez wasn’t the only person in his camp disappointed when he was “only” able to get a two-year $45 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. You can bet that his agent Scott Boras was hurting, too. That’s because Boras was the one who orchestrated Manny opting out of his old deal with the Red Sox in the first place because that contract was done by Ramirez’s previous agent, so Boras never got a taste of the money. So he was trying to cash in on Manny while he still could.
Well apparently Boras has decided that he needs another way to get that money into his wallet, and it seems he’s chosen San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg to do it for him. Strasburg has been making a mockery of the game while at SDSU during this time there, striking out 19.4 batters per nine innings, and is the consensus number one pick in MLB’s amateur draft this summer. That pick is held by the Washington Nationals, and if Boras gets his way, the Nats are going to need a mortgage on their new stadium to sign Strasburg.
San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been mowing down hitters at an unprecendented rate with a 100 MPH fastball and vicious 94 MPH slider (!). One scout recently told ESPN’s Buster Olney that Strasburg is the best prospect he’s ever seen.
With that kind of talent, and being in located in SoCal, I think it’s a pretty sure bet that Strasburg will be repped by Scott Boras once his career is over.
That’s the good news for Strasburg. Now onto the bad. Read more…