Brothers made her career as a mass-media pyschologist who made house calls.
She also made several appearances in acting from TV shows to film. As a sports fan, I vividly recall her cameo as a sports announcer in the climatic game between the Anaheim Angels and the Seattle Mariners in the movie, "The Naked Gun."
She was joined by Tim McCarver, Jim Palmer, Curt Gowdy, Dick Vitale, Mel Allen and Dick Enberg as part of the crew that would call the game.
There is also this little known clip in the TV show "Police Squad!" where she visits a shoe shine guy who knows everything about everyone, ever.
The timing is odd, but on the same day the CEO of the Houston Astros resigned, Nolan Ryan decided to talk for the first time in forever to the media.
Nolan is not interested in the job. Or he said, "I don't think so." He added, "I'm sure they will fill it with the right person."
Notice he never said no. He also said he has not talked to Astros owner Jim Crane about the job.
Making his first appearance on a weekly radio show with Star-Telegram columnist and ESPN 103.3 FM radio host Randy Galloway, Nolan downplayed the great fiasco that nearly was with the club this offseason.
"To my knowledge everything is going smoothly. From my perspective it appears to be (good)," Ryan said. "You have good days and bad days. Things come into play that affects your thought process. I guess I would say some days were better than others. I feel like things are going smoothly. I'm going to say things are good, and everybody has a better feel for our different roles are. I would say things are good."
Until Monday, Ryan had not commented on the apparent split of power between Rangers CEO Rick George and GM Jon Daniels. Every previous comment had been through press releases.
A few weeks ago, the team released a statement that said everything had been worked out, and that Ryan was staying on with power.
"I felt like I needed to visit with Bob Simpson and Ray Davis for their vision of the ballclub was what rolI would play," Ryan said. "We have a much better understanding now than we did this offseason and did in spring training."
It's apparent now that egos were bruised, communication was terrible, assumptions were made, and that Ryan was not happy. He still may not be giddy with the situation because he never said "No" regarding the Astros.
Maybe he is just having some fun with the media. Maybe this is a leverage ploy.
What matters is that he is here now, and the Rangers are in first place.
www.movoto.com - which is a site dedicated to national real estate - recently published an informal ranking of the Top 10 Most Redneck places in America.
1. Atlanta 2. Kansas City, MO 3. Oklahoma City 4. Nashville 5. Tulsa 6. Fort Worth 7. Arlington, Texas 8. Sacramento 9. Cleveland 10. Mesa, Arizona
The author of this list is from Austin, Texas and used the following eight points to base his rankings: * Percent of population that did not complete high school * Number of gun/ammo stores per capita * Number of taxidermists per capita * Number of cowboy boot stores per capita * Number of country radio stations per capita * Number of NASCAR race tracks close by * Number of Walmarts per capita * Number of riding lawn mower/tractor repair shops per capita
Jeff Foxworthy would be proud, and then bummed he didn't think of it first.
Today is May 13, 2013. That game is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013.
This will be the first home Big 12 game for new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, so it's kind of a big deal. So big that you should probably find your parking spot soon, today preferably.
Of note: * Potential game times range between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If this game starts at 8 p.m., we're looking at an 11:30 p.m. finish. Hopefully. The safe bet is midnight.
* Individual tickets will go on sale for this game on August 1. It should be noted that today is May 13.
* Classes at Tech will remain as scheduled for both Thursday and Friday. The university's "top priority is getting students/faculty to their classes and researchers to their labs while transitioning to host the football game later in the day."
What fell on the cutting room floor was, "The university's top priority is to squeeze as much cash from this game as possible. If studies/research can fit into that priority, all the better. Please don't be too drunk before kickoff."
IRVING, Texas - Looking at Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Joseph Randle my first thought was, "Switch positions."
It is not his fault, or even any kind of indictment on his ability. Looking at any NFL running back these days is like the tired "dead man walking" cliche.
Randle is a fifth round pick out of Oklahoma State, which is just about the right place to draft a running back these days.
With the way running backs "die" these days, why would any kid willingly want to play the position?
"I like to run the rock," Randle told me.
Without any prompting he continued, "All of them (defensive backs) that were taken in the draft early. I thought about it. I was like, 'Man, I should have played defense.' I did think about that."
I don't have a son, but if I did and he wanted to play football I would tell him to play any position but running back.
With the pounding running backs take these days, and the way more teams both in college and in the pros rotate at least two of them, the "safer" long term plays seems to be something other than this position. Punter, perhaps.
Randle said he played running back, cornerback and safety in high school.
This draft was not running back heavy - the highest taken was North Carolina's Giovani Bernard. A total of six running backs were selected in the first three rounds. Sixteen cornerbacks were selected in the first three rounds.
ME: Running backs just seem to die out so fast. Joseph Randle: Not my kind.
ME: What is your kind? Joseph Randle: "I can do a lot. If you have more than one good back, like we do, that will help us. I'm a running back and that is the position I wanted to play. I wanted to score touchdown. It's more fun defense. I liked to tackle and hit people, but you can do that on defense. This is what I chose and I'm sticking with it."
IRVING, Texas - The first day of Dallas Cowboys' rookie mini-camp commenced on Friday, and here is what you need to know:
* Each rookie thinks he can start by Week 1. * Each rookie is in awe of the chance to learn from Jason Witten, Dez Bryant, DeMarcus Ware, et all. * Each rookie has a tremendous upside, but the speed of the NFL is much greater than college. * The coaching staff is incredible. * Each rookie impressed his respective position coach with knowledge that is far greater than his experience. * It's a tremendous jump to play in the National Football League. * This class is loaded with "steals" and "value picks". * Each rookie just wants to do whatever it takes to help the team win because they are "team" guys. * First round pick Travis Frederick's beard is better in real life, and is worth of a top 10 pick.
Look at that thing ... it's amazing.
Frederick can play center, and his beard will play right guard.
The Cowboys' first round pick out of the University of Wisconsin may be a complete bust, but that beard is headed for Canton and the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
He said that all o-linemen at the University of Wisconsin try to grow beards, and his obviously took. He said it's been growing for the last 10 months. The beard looks like it has its own cell phone.
"I cut it off a little bit and it started back," he said. "I'm attached to it."
He said babies are often scared of it, but "women obviously love it."