How Real Deal spends his birthday

Neal joins Fox Sports Radio Pittsburgh 970 to talk about Oaklands matchup againa Pitt in the tourney

Today is Neal’s birthday. I can’t remember exactly, he’s like somewhere in the range of 30 and 33. Either way birthdays are exciting, so be sure to track down his facebook and wish him happy birthday. Neal LOVES when random people wish him happy birthday on Facebook.

Will the RDOS be ‘LACING UP THEIR DANCING SHOES’?

By Kyle Bauer

The site will return to full activity later today with the reemergence of “Real Deal on Headlines” to catch up on all the sports news that I have failed to cover in the past few days.

I also plan on introducing a new feature that I am hoping you guys will enjoy later this week, likely on Friday.

Until then, it is a big day for the RDOS intermediate family. As most of you know, we reside out of Oakland University and they will be playing for a chance to ‘PUNCH THEIR TICKET’ to ‘THE BIG DANCE’ against IUPUI (Indiana University of Pennsylvania Unified Intelligence?) tonight.

You can tune in to 88.3fm Auburn Hills if you are if you are north of M-59 from Chesterfield Township to Metamora, which includes Romeo, Lake Orion, Rochester, Utica, Auburn Hills and Pontiac. Or if you are by a computer, take the sure route and go to www.wxou.org where you can stream the coverage live. I will be hosting a pre-game show from 8 to 9pm, featuring an interview with Neal to open up at 8:05.

You can also go back to 88.3fm/wxou.org for your half-time and post-game coverage, where I will also be anchoring.

Neal will be on 1130am WDFN Detroit Sports Talk giving color commentary with Mario Impemba on the call. So listen to him on WDFN and listen to good ol’ Avocado on WXOU for your pre, half and post-game coverage of the Summit League tournament final and see if Oakland will be ‘DANCING’.

As far as Mikey P. goes, I believe he will be working and chowing down at Sign of the Beef Carver.

Get your votes in Now

Neal Wears Pink on Television (With a Dream and a Cardigan)

Neal is wearing pink while calling the game for the Oakland University’s men’s basketball team. The University is encouraging everyone at the game to wear pink in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.

Neal to Wear Pink on Television

From his facebook page (yesterday)

“i need some opinions…Watch the oakland University game 2mrw (tonight)6:00 on fox sports detroit (i’m sitting behind Oakland coach Greg Kampe doing game for wxou.org) and let me know if i can pull off 1. the cardigan….and 2. the pink shirt…your thoughts..”

This status was posted yesterday. The game is on tonight February 20th at 6pm.

Real Deal on Sports/Robingehood.com Post of the Week

Congratulations to member Stinger.

He’s the winner of this week’s RDOS/Robingehood.com post of the week with this biting commentary about women’s indecision.

“I’m going to open a restaurant called “I Don’t Care” so I can finally take my wife to dinner where she wants to go.”

Special thanks to member Trapper for helping to spread word of Real Deal Township. If you want to help just change your facebook picture to the one below for a week.

For those not allready in on the fun log onto www.robingehood.com and register for the message board.

Real Deal on Headlines

By Kyle Bauer

This is normally the weekly feature in which I give my two cents on all the big sports headlines, local and national. In light of recent events, I have decided to save all my good material for tomorrows episode of the Real Deal on Sports, where we will talk about

Lane Kiffin/Pete Carroll

Mark McGwire

The Jose Valverde to the Tigers rumors

The LT Dance

Putting Kurt Warner in perspective

An interview with Pistons insider Dave Pemberton at 11:15

and an all new Real Deal on Society

…Just tune in to that 11 to 1pm on 88.3fm Auburn Hills and streaming worldwide at www.wxou.org

Until then, I ask that you reflect on the disaster in Haiti. Remember God is punishing them because they made a pact with the devil. So don’t feel too bad.

Now to lighten the mood here is Ochocinco racing a horse.

Real Deal on Headlines

by Mike Parsons

What?! Why am I writing the Real Deal on Headlines? I’m just the board operator, I don’t even watch sports! Good question; since Kyle put together the best of while afflicted with the swine flu and a broken coccyx and Neal is spending the holidays with his wife and kids it falls on me this week. So um here it goes.

Ocho Cinco

For the most part I have no idea why people even bother to put athlete interviews on air, whether it be TV or radio. Is there anything more painfully boring than listening to some montone meat head recite the same tired script with such gems as “gotta give it 110%” “Take it one game at a time” “Our opponents are a quality team, anyone can beat anyone any given game” or describing mundane feats as “pretty special.” Chad Ocho Cinco’s quotes and wacky antics are a breath of fresh air. Nobody hates an attention whore more than me but for some reason I get the impression he’s not doing it for the attention. He does it because he is so much better than everyone else on the field he’s no longer challenged by the game of football and needs to find other ways to entertain himself.

Brian Kelly

Speaking of Cincinnati and rising stars on the tweetspace I still can’t help but to feel like this guy sold out. The realist in me fully expected Kelly to make the leap to the Irish;  but the child in me still believed in Christmas miracles and held onto the hopes he would stay at Cincy and build the program into a national powerhouse. How is anyone supposed to build a football program when all the coaches flee to some slap ass program with deep pockets the minute their contracts are up? For once I would love to see a coach tell UM or Notre Dame, thanks but no thanks, I like what we’ve started, good luck with your declining legacy. I’m not saying I hope Brian Kelly fails, but if he goes the way of the Willingham, I wouldn’t be disapointed.

Matt Millen

Sure it was a stupid move by the Lions to hire a guy to run the football team because he was good at color commentary and sure it was even stupider for them to hang onto him for the better part of a decade; but seriously people it’s just football, get over it.  Nobody likes to watch their home team lose game after game but the calls I heard after the 0-16 season on sports talk radio made me pity these people. My favorite was one slap dick who said he hopes the lions “take this season to their grave.” There are people out there who want Matt Millen dead or banned from the state of Michigan, that’s not even constitutional! Like I said people, it’s just football, go spend time with your family.

 Slap Ass Announcers

Like Kyle often says Detroit is very lucky when it comes to our announcers. On my way to work I was listening to a little Sports News Radio and instead of getting my daily fill of inspiration from David Stein the network was airing the “Sports Year in Review.” I heard more nationwide slaposity in the November segment than in a year of OSU vs UM Saturdays. The play by play team’s job is to describe the game, not to become the spectacle itself. Alot of broadcasters are employees of the team and they are paid to be slaps to a certain degree but exclaiming “THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN” or screaming “YES” repeatedly like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally gets a bit tired and sounds contrived.

Merry Christmas everyone! Remember he is the reason for the season….unless your Jewish.

 

Neal’s guest spot on Dave Pemberton’s Pistons Point blog

Pistons beat writer Dave Pemberton from the Oakland Press featured Neal on his Pistons Point blog.

Dave is a good friend to the show. We’ve interviewed him the past and plan to in the future and we thank him for returning the favor and giving the show some publicity.

Watch here.

And be sure to to visit pistonspoint.blogspot.com.

Happy Thanksgiving

No show today, apparently Neal and Kyle would rather spend time with their families than do a radio show. This doesn’t mean you have to wait another week to get your fill of the Real Deal on Sports. Check back, right here, later today for day two of Kyle’s Three Day Thanksgiving Man Fest.

Neal will be back on WDFN With Mario Impemba this Monday at 8pm as the Golden Grizzlies take on Memphis. You can also listen to Neal’s disembodied voice chat with OU Coach Greg Kampe in a new video feature “Coach’s Corner” right on the OU grizzlies’ homepage by clicking the giant menacing grizzly bear below.

 Mike’s entry about NBA superstars via 1993 has been picked up by FreshPrinceOfTheBlog. It’s run  by basketball fanatic Jake Bondarek whose blog gets ten times more hits than ours. Jake works his butt off on FreshPrinceOfTheBlog and he makes it a great read for super fans and casual observers alike. Check it out by clicking  the picture of Uncle Phil, Carleton, Ashley and Hillary on some game show i’ve never heard of.