Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Shatel Lectures Altman: 'Enough Is Enough'

Omaha World-Herald sports columnist Tom Shatel has a message for Dana Altman in Wednesday's editions of the newspaper: "Enough is enough."

"No more dances, Dana," Shatel writes. "No more hide and seek, and spy games, with Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Georgia, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. No more hiding behind "no comment" when it comes to other job openings because your career is personal and you expect Creighton fans to understand"

Shatel closes his 765-word column by writing that Altman will be welcomed home, "but now it's time for him to stay home."

Better Bed Might Have Been The Difference
KFAB (1110 AM) morning radio co-host Jim Rose cleverly tied the Altman saga into his daily advertisement for an electric adjustable bed.

"That good night's sleep is all that he needed," Rose said Wednesday morning. "If you've been offered a job for more than a million and a half dollars and you need a good night's sleep, you'll need a Sleep Number Bed from Select Comfort."

Freshman Mistake
Poor Isacc Miles. The freshman was apparently only player or staff member who didn't get the message that Altman was ditching the media by switching his team meeting from the Creighton campus to the Qwest Center. Miles found himself caught in a barrage of media and microphones outside the Vinardi Athletic Center before being whisked inside, out a back door and off to the Qwest.

Press Conference Scheduled For Noon
Creighton has announced it will hold a press conference today at noon. KMTV (Cox Channel 5) plans to carry the event live during its regularly-scheduled newscast, "Action 3 News Midday." KOZN (1620 AM), "ESPN's Sports Radio" 1620 The Zone, plans live coverage. Kevin Kugler will anchor the station's coverage. KETV (Cox Channel 9) and WOWT (Cox Channel 8) will stream the press conference live on their websites, KETV.com and WOWT.com, respectively.

Message Board Posting of the Day:
The Bluejay Cafe, the online home for Creighton University fans, features hundreds of posts related to Altman's departure - and subsequent return. One in particular stands out:

"Rob Anderson and the sports information staff better be planning a big press conference for tomorrow sometime," writes "SidApollo." If they're smart, they'll order some type of food for the media, because they always love free food. Smile And we won't make Dana do any Hog Calls...maybe just a Bluejay chirp."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something about seeing the words "Jim Rose" in the same sentence with the words "clever" just makes me want to hurl.

More suitable words would be along the lines as "Schmaltzy", "slimy", "corny", "gawdy", "trashy", "melodramatic" ... or my favorite description I have heard ... Pompous, arrogant drama queen.

Anonymous said...

Shatel? Who reads that guy?

Anonymous said...

Who can read his column...it isn't on-line anymore so I have no idea what he is spewing out on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

Would be nice for him to lecture the Nebraska program like that. Homer..

gerrishnut said...

Print is dead

Anonymous said...

Is it true they still typeset and burn a metal plate of a page to print the newspaper.

I think those newsboys on the corners wearing the knickers and suspenders yelling "Read all about it" are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's funny. Cause whenever I read Shatel all I ever see is blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

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blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sean,

That's Isacc Miles in your "freshman mistake" note. Not as bas as "State Smimming", but thought you'd like to know.

bryan said...
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Anonymous said...

You're right, it's not as bas.

Anonymous said...

This is off topic. KXVO Ten O'Clock News is going to go off the air on April 12th.

Anonymous said...

says who??

Michael Carnes said...

KXVO's "newscast" might be the biggest waste of television time since...well...the beginning of television.

To say that lame excuse of live programming was pathetic would be an affront to those shows currently on TV that truly are (which, with alarmingly few exceptions, is a truly long and dubious list).

Sean Weide said...

6:54:

Thanks for catching that typo.

Also, since the topic has been brought up in the comments, there is nothing official yet from Joe Radske, news director at KPTM/KXVO, about the cancellation of the KXVO newscast.

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