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Observations from a grumpy old man

Manti Te’o has been dealing with all the fallout — and jokes — about his online girlfriend of three years who never really existed. He’s a top athlete at Notre Dame. I always thought it was only nerds who had imaginary online girlfriends.

To prove he was the victim of a hoax, Te’o has asked Steve McGarrett to look into the matter along with Inspector Clouseau, Miss Marple and Dick Tracy.

Interesting week for athletes. Lance Armstrong admitted to doping while Te’o was just a dope.

Landing the interview with Armstrong was big for Oprah Winfrey because her OWN network hasn’t been a big force in cable. The interview increased the viewership beyond just Gayle and Stedman.

“American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ that the competition show would struggle to survive without Ryan Seacrest. Take that Brian Dunkleman.

Oxygen canceled the reality show “All My Babies’ Mamas,” a look at rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 mothers, after protests about the subject matter. Realizing all ideas for TV shows aren’t good, Animal Planet canceled “Hey, That’s My Puppy You’re Hitting” and the Food Network nixed “Road Kill Meals.”

Responses to "Observations from a grumpy old man"

Gil Vasquez says:

I like this style of writing Rick! Stay grumpy :)

b2burns says:

Just because they are well known doesn’t mean they aren’t flawed. We look more to ourselves to lead rather than mindlessly mimic or follow others.

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