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This Criminal Had No Shot At Success

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It’s a shame this guy lived, because he would be an excellent candidate for one of those “too stupid to live” awards. Trying to start shit in a gun store with a machete is like a WAP bringing a knife to a gunfight.

Police were today questioning the director of an Auckland gun shop where a man wielding a machete was shot this morning.

The shooting happened at SAI Guns and Ammo in Penrose at about 10am. A 19-year-old man entered the shop at 553 Great South Road, on the corner with Walls Road, carrying the machete.

One of the people inside shot him in the stomach with a handgun. This is understood to be a director of the shop, aged 33. He was being interviewed this afternoon but has not been arrested.

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July 29, 2006 at 10:22 pm

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A Dopey Sport

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So was our new American cycling hero doping it up when beating the rest of the world in a sport that our country doesn’t follow?

Tour de France champion Floyd Landis’ results on a urine test that spots elevated levels of performance-enhancing testosterone are a mystery and “don’t add up,” a leading doping expert said Thursday.

Landis’ team revealed Thursday that his urine sample last week showed “an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone.”

Who knows and who cares.

I didn’t get caught up in all the Floyd Landis hype when he was on the bike, and I’m not going to pay attention to the aftermath. When it came to the last seven Tour de Frances, I didn’t follow one second of them. Toward the end of each race, I’d check to see if Lance Armstrong was going to win, and when I would learn that he’d come in first (again) I’d say “cool” and go back to my existence. I think cycling is a sport, unlike Jason Whitlock of ESPN/Kansas City Star fame, and I think Armstrong’s story is an amazing one. I just don’t care about cycling. However, I do care about pissing off the rest of the world, particularly the French, which is why I don’t goof on this event … much.

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July 29, 2006 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Sports

Sports Radio Show Featuring Former Steelers Getting Cut

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Yesterday was a bit of a bittersweet day for me in my talk-radio listening habits. In the Shittsburgh area, on the Fox Sports Radio affiliate, there is this local morning show that is probably going to get the axe. For a few years these two former Steeler linemen – Tunch Ilkin and Craig Woofley – hosted this 7-10 a.m. program. Now Ilkin has decided to leave the show in order to pursue other endeavors.

Tunch Ilkin is leaving the morning drive-time, sports-talk show he helped create two years ago on Fox Sports Radio 970 at the end of the month. His departure could mean the end of the show.

Ilkin, a former NFL offensive lineman, has a heavy media schedule with FSN Pittsburgh and the Steelers Radio Network and does consulting work with NFL teams. He wants to spend more time in his role as director of the men’s ministry of the South Hills Bible Chapel, a non-denominational Christian church in McMurray with about 900 members.

Ilkin and Craig Wolfley, also a former offensive lineman with the Steelers, began “In The Locker Room” in September 2004 from 7 to 10 a.m., and the show, heavy on NFL talk, has drawn a dedicated audience.

Wolfley wants to continue the show, taking on Greg Linelli, a Fox Sports Radio producer and fill-in host, as his on-air partner. Wolfley is engaged in contract talks on the show’s new format with Clear Channel, which owns Fox Sports Radio.

The hitch is this:

Ilkin and Wolfley bought the time for their show from Clear Channel, secured their own advertising and paid themselves. They were not employees of Clear Channel. Under the new arrangement, Wolfley is asking Clear Channel to take control of the show, secure the advertising and pay him and Linelli.

“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” Wolfley said. “The talks have been very preliminary so far.”

This pair had been paying for airtime and had been selling their own advertising. Now with Ilkin leaving (he’s pretty much left already, having taking this past week off and scheduled to “officially” leave at the end of the month) the only way this program will continue if the station takes the show on itself, which probably isn’t going to happen. I usually listened to this program from 9-10 a.m., and if my local RIGHT-WING RADIO guy was airing a “best of” program I usually just tuned over to Tunch and Wolf from 7-10 a.m. This program wasn’t great by any means, but you could tell both guys were having fun doing this show, and it’s a little sad to see them go. However, both have other things to do with their lives (both take part in the Steelers radio broadcasting team) and I wish both the best of luck.

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July 29, 2006 at 10:16 pm

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