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Rude E-Mail Bag. Contact Rude; E-Mail Rude2@aol.com Twitter @christopherrude Facebook Christopher Rude

Apr 18, 2014 -- 3:17pm
The Guy Olympics just doesn't have a good ring to it

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"Bro'Lympics"
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All we heard during the entire off season was how the Braves had to go out and sign an "ace", a "stopper", if they wanted to compete for a championship this year.  And I kept saying to myself, Whoa, slow down.  How do you know that we don't already have someone like that on the staff.  I honestly felt that Minor (after his performance against the Dodgers in the playoffs) and/or Teheran both possessed that capability.   I know, I know, it's still early but I think it's pretty clear that at this point you have to say that Teheran can be that guy, and if we're very lucky Minor might meet those expectations as well.  
 
 
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Gary Hosmer
Go Gators
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Chris just listened to the exchange of words between Perry and Domino regarding Bill O'Reily and his visit to the Harlem resturant. i have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore! (smile) you feel me?
 
walter
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hey guys you know i love ya and i've been a loyal listener for 10 years now. lol! not complaining but just wanted to know if you two have ever had anyone making under 50k a year have a chance to break bread with the Rude Awakening radio show. Again i'm not complaining but everytime someone gets to hang out with "The Rude Awakening" he or she is always a lawyer, doctor, CEO, VP or some other dignitary. lol! what about us guys making $10.50 an hour. lol!! hahaha! Love ya rude, perry. keep up the great work.
 
 
Walter
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Rude, 
 
I couldn't disagree more. I've been an NBA fan for 25 years. And this isn't a new phenomenon. The West has been far superior to the east for over a decade now. When the 3 seed in the east is only 1 game better than the 8 seed in the west, then there's an issue. When you have teams that are under 500 making it into the playoffs while you've got a team that's winning close to 50 games in the other conference missing the playoffs, then there's a problem. I'm a HUGE Atlanta sports fan and I love the Hawks, but they'd be better served at this point to miss the playoffs and get a higher draft pick.
 
As a basketball fan I wanna see the best basketball and trotting out sub 500 teams and teams like the Bobcats in the playoffs isn't the best product. If the sport wants to be relevant then they need to give the fans the best product possible; the most exciting product. As far as East vs West I don't see it being that relevant. I'd  rather watch a 49 win Phoenix team that is going to miss the playoffs over a 48 win Toronto team who's gonna be the 3 seed in the east, any day of the week. I couldn't care less what time zone they play in…
 
Dude, love the show and listen from 6-9 EVERY MORNING on my 680 app, now that I'm living in the north east; but you're way off on this one. BTW, I work in sports as well. I spent 10 years with Turner Sports working on the NBA on TNT and now I work for NBC Sports Network so I'd like to think my thoughts aren't just off the cuff. I say this after year's of being a fan and working with the league...
 
Anyway, at least this has y'all talking NBA on the show, so that's good i guess… take care man. Love the show and GO BRAVOS!!!!!!
 
BEST,
Chad Hudson
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:18 AM, rude2 <rude2@aol.com> wrote:
 
There's nothing wrong with conference vs conference. It isn't broken.
 
 
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A far from scientific poll (Master's)

Apr 18, 2014 -- 3:16pm
TV viewing for the 2014 Master's Final was off 24% from last years final. So, why didn't you watch? This is far from scientific, but we'll have some fun with the results tomorrow morning on The Rude Awakening on 680 The Fan (680am & 93.7fm)
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  • Khoa Nguyen No Tiger, No Phil...
  • Steve Peck Only watch portions of the last day of the majors anyway. Golf is just boring to watch, and as I get older, it gets even more boring. Also, younger demographic doesn't care about it at all.
  • Timothy Lee Clay Unfortunately it's probably because Tiger Woods was not playing. That's sad!
  • Lisa Henley i love bubba!!
  • Ed Wallace It was a great Masters tournament
  • Mike Froedge Because it's golf, that's why!
    BORING!!!
    I'd rather watch my own toenails grow.
  • Jay Priday He looks a little like Q, from Impractical Jokers.
  • Jay Priday 76% of me watched, while the other 24% of me joined the rest of the people who were playing quarters with their half brothers at a halfway house about an eighth of a mile from 10th Street. I think the answer's 4. I'll show my math, next time.
  • Lorde very nearly smiled after meeting her inspiration George Brett

    Apr 18, 2014 -- 3:14pm
    Lorde very nearly smiled after meeting her inspiration George Brett
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    Rude E-Mail

    Apr 04, 2014 -- 11:40am

     

    It was very romantic over the weekend .  Ray Rice, instead of carrying his wife over the threshold dragged her over it

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    Please ask your co hosts if they realize how much a scholarship is worth?  Tuition, 3 meals a day, room and board, tutors, some clothing, classes picked for you.  I would guess the amount would be around 50k+ a year.  

    Best Regards,

     

    Chris Dunagan

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    Chris,
     
    I can't believe I'm saying this, but thanks for being the voice of reason on the pay for play issue.
     
    1.  A full scholarship with books, housing, meals, tutoring, and a stipend is worth $50,000 - $100,000 per year depending on what school they are attending.  I'd say that is pretty good pay.  For those who will not be playing professional sports (the great majority) that is likely more annually than they will be making in the first several years of employment.  For those that will, it gave them the platform to display their skills to potential employers and gave them access to the best equipment, best trainers, and best coaches available.  How much is that worth?
     
    2.  The fact that you contribute to a successful program does not automatically entitle you to compensation.  680 the Fan is a for profit organization.  I don't get a cent when you read my emails or take my calls.  Hell, Mel's got his own intro.  How much does he get from 680.  If people stopped calling in and writing in, you wouldn't have much of a show.  It would just be you guys talking for three hours..... er sorry, that's probably what Steak and Perry would prefer.  I think I'm going to start demanding $3 per minute when I'm on the air.  Mel is more popular, so he should get at least $10 a minute.  Obviously I'm being facetious, but I think you get my point.
     
     
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    Gary Hosmer
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    As of 1/1/13, there has been a significant change with respect to the "marital privilege" law in Georgia. If the charge is one of "domestic violence" or "child abuse" of some sort, the marital privilege may no longer be asserted. That is, the court will, under penalty of contempt, compel the testimony under those circumstances. Now the "victim" or "witness" in the case of child abuse or molestation is allowed to say on the stand and under oath, "I don't want him/her prosecuted" but will be compelled to testify and if his/her testimony is significantly different from what was reported to the police, a charge of "False report of a crime" could be forthcoming to insure the integrity of the proceeding.

    George M. Plumides
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    Additional things to consider:|
    • Healthcare: Student Athletes vs Pay For Play:  Student Athlete have all rehab and training included as is the current structure.  Pay For Play(ers) have those cost deducted from their salary or they can opt for another provider (i.e. the Healthcare act)
    • Also, considering the per game is tiered relative to the NFL min and the distribution of athletic skill.  The size and prominence of the program is also relative.  (i.e. a low tier Pay for Play freshman at ALA gets $800.00, whereas at GaST maybe $80.00(at which point I am positive the Student Athlete option is more ideal)
    (Perry!  sorry for my typos and grammar..I know how YOU ARE!  (for ex.  paid vs paid)
    On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:52 AM, ERIC SANDERS <phalkon_2000@yahoo.com> wrote:
    Hi Guys,
     
    I just wanted to weigh-in on the issue of compensation for athletes who play college sports.  The reason I am phrasing it in such a round-about way is because I simply think life is about choices.  I have no problem with colleges and universities paying athletes to play there but in order to make it affordable and feasible the options should be:  
    you can EITHER play on scholarship and be allowed to have a part-time job (Student Athlete), OR you can be paid as an employee of the school with the freedom to make money on your likeness (Pay For Play).  
    • If you choose the former (Student-Athlete) you have the right to switch to the second option at anytime.  However if you choose to stay in school and be paid you have to re-enroll under "normal" academic standards.  This will encourage some athletes to stay longer than the required time before being draft-eligible

    • If you choose the latter(Pay for Play) you ARE an EMPLOYEE of the school.  Thus will have no access to any event or facility not directly related to or necessary for their job (no key cards to dorms student union library lab etc).  Any involvement in on campus or campus adjacent student activities  like "parties" can be grounds for termination just like with professors and staff).  If you choose or want to be Pay For Play and take classes as a Student you have to enroll under normal academic standards and pay with your own money...  OR you can switch to Student Athlete in which case you will not be paid and cannot make money on your likeness.
    Additional notes:
    It would stand to reason that the PAY FOR PLAYER max salary be the NFL min salary.  So a senior can make at most 23,438 max per game.  I would imagine a freshmen at max would make at most approx 8,000 per game.  Assuming normal distribution the average freshman might make 2,000 per game, lower tier 800.
     
    Money for likeness includes money from booster and fans.. (if RB-22 from U-TECH wants to set up a donation page they are free to do so).  Just like campaign-finance this a danger (i.e. game fixes) if not transparent 
     
    It would also stand to reason that the universities/colleges be given compensatory scholarships to "replace" the players they have to pay.
     
    This option does nothing for the kids because we can imagine what most would pick, however high school baseball players face this now.  Offering an "either"/"or" keeps things fair and balanced.  Life is about Choices!
     
    Thanks,
    Eric
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        Jadeveon Clowney said, and I quote..."I think my work ethic is pretty good." at his pro day yesterday.  Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy about his commitment.  Either he's being very honest (my personal opinion) or his handlers have not taught him very well.  I think words such as.... "excellent, outstanding, superb, great"... might have instilled a little more confidence in potential employers.
     
     
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    Gary Hosmer
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    Da’ rude man; Ya’ll my caffeine in the morn’ns, especially when I’m getting the kid’s to school, my rude awakenin’ gets me roll’n in the morn’ns. As a advid listener to the fan, ya’ll get me stirred up & it’s appreciated very much, how rude!! Keep it up guys.
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    Hey Christopher

     

    When is Leo coming back on full time….He is a MUST on the show

     

    Kenneth Mucke

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    Mar 11, 2014 -- 2:30pm

     

    Rude:

    Perry tries to portray himself as this sophisticated and worldly man and yet he has this almost unnatural hate for soccer, the world's favorite sport. Plus, he doesn't understand the term "commie."

    It seems odd that someone would flip the channel for a 30 second or less highlight for soccer. It almost seems as if he has some deep-seeded psychological tipping point in the past that has driven these present-day rants against soccer.

    Perhaps, in high school, the school board voted against sanctioning frisby golf as a sport, and the school's soccer coach lobbied against it. Another possibility is that Perry's first girlfriend in high school dumped him for a soccer player.

    Nathan in Cumming
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    After years of extensive research, the respective Eldrich Tont Woods Institutes for Spinal Injuries and Back Pain, and Respiratory and Digestive Conditions have proven that there is a direct medical relationship between back pain and choking.         Rim shot
     
    Sorry, it was the best I could do.  And yes, that is his real middle name 
     
     
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    Rude, listen to you every morning for years! I believe one morning you said that you graduated from Clearwater High School in

    Clearwater Florida. What year did you graduate? My 3 sisters graduated from Clearwater High School….Tracy Reeder,Kelly Reeder and Kim Reeder.

     Hi Reeders,

    A long, long time ago. I used to go see concerts at Bayfront Center and Curtis Hixon Hall?

    Plus, we didn't even have air conditioning in 2 of my classes! 

    Rude

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    You may already know, but five minutes ago, Medlin threw his 58th pitch and then instantaneously walked off the mound, did not pass go, just walked straight to the dugout, past the trainer and into the clubhouse.  My guess, pure speculation of course, is he felt something pop, and will likely be done for the year.  Remember he previously had Tommy John - not good.
     
     
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    Gary Hosmer
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    hey rude i know its none of my busisness but when are you and perry going down to spring training. buck and kincaide went down the first week, front row the second week, chunk and chernoff this past week and now buck and kincaide again next week. what da hell is going on over there at 680?^^%$#*)_)(* lol! hey i am off next week so i will holla at you on 3-17-14. love ya rude!
     
     
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    This morning Perry mused out loud, when the last time rules were changed due to the expertise of the players.  I can think of three occurrences in recent memory.
     
    The first was back in the 1970's when major league baseball lowered the pitcher's mound.  If my memory serves me, the AL had only one player hit above .300 that year (Carl Yazstremski???).  In reaction to the dominance of the pitchers, the mound was lowered.
     
    The next rule change I would call the "Alcindor Rule."  When Lew Alcindor went off to UCLA, the NCAA was so fearful of his dominance in the low post, they banned the dunk.  Of course, Alcindor still dominated and eventually this silly rule was done away with.
     
    The only other occasion in my recollection were the rules changes enacted because of another dominant center - Wilt Chamberlain.  I know of three separate rules changes that came about because of his abilities.  The first was crossing the free throw line.  Chamberlain was able to start at the back of the free throw circle, take a few steps and dunk the free throw.  The rule was changed so that he could no longer do this. The rule was changed to "a player could not cross the free throw line until the ball hit either the rim or the backboard."  Today I think the rule is once the ball leaves the shooter's hand.
     
    The second and third rule changes were to the configuration of the court.  The lane used to look like a "key" when basketball originated.  Because Wilt was so dominant down low, they widened the lane to get him further form the basket.  That configuration is still in place today.
     
    The third change was to the blocks on the free throw lane.  Those originally were two inches wide at all locations.  Chamberlain would just reach over the inside man and either tip in the missed free throw or get the rebound.  The NBA widened the lowest block to, I think, 9 inches wide to put some space between him and the inside man.  Again, this change is still in place today.
     
    Now as an aside, the sculptor that did the 4 presidents on Mount Rushmore also did a sculpture of Crazy Horse.  The Crazy Horse sculpture towers over Mount Rushmore is size.   A few weeks ago Lebron James made his "Mount Rushmore" statement and all the pundits were busying themselves listing their 4 NBA ballplayers to put on Mount Rushmore.  It makes for great radio to discuss/argue who the four players should be on the Mount Rushmore of the NBA.  Personally, there is only one player worthy of taking the place of the Crazy Horse sculpture and that is Wilt Chamberlain.
     
    Nobody holds as many individual records in one sport as does Chamberlain does in his.  The record for the most rebounds in a single game is 56 and, by the way, he did it against the Celtics and somebody named Russell.  Lebron James a few days ago scored 61 points and this was the lead story all over the media.  Chamberlain averaged 50.1 for a season.  Think about it for a moment.  For every 40 point game he had that season, he had to score 60 just to keep his average.
     
    Chamberlain has a record that will never be broken.  In one season, he averaged 48.5 minutes played per game.  A regulation game is 48 minutes long.  This means he had to play every minute of every game and the overtimes as well.  The "level of competition" argument goes out the window on this record.  Today's players get hurt in warmups.  When Chamberlain played, there were no charter flights and no luxury motor-coaches.  Chamberlain lived in Manhattan when he played for Philly.  He commuted back and forth for every home game and practice.  In fact, on the night he scored 100 points against the Knicks, he hitched a ride back to NY with some of the Knicks players.  I would've have given anything to be in the car to hear him dog those guys.  
     
    Traveling back then had to take a toll on the body.  Even with that, he showed up each and every night and played the game - the entire game.  Russell's accomplishments were team oriented.  If Russell played in Philly and Chamberlain in Boston, we would have never hear of him.
     
    Regards,
     
    George


    George D. Krall
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    Why all the uproar about placating to the students at college football games? Their tickets are a dollar or something. If you don't want to go, sell your tickets to contributors and alumni who have money and will pay real money to go to the games and are waiting to get a shot at season tickets and will pay the contribution to the university and go get drunk with your iPhones... Piping in music etc. Ridiculous.

    Tony Rutherford

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    Hey Front Row, RUDE Version 2.0,

     
    Ya'll know Snelling had the best blocking stats out of any non OL position on Falcons O?  I thought the objective was to 'PROTECT RYAN".  Better make up for loss of Snelling.  
     
    How is Jackson's blocking stats with those bad knees?  Jacquizz a good blocker?
     
     
    Need a BLOCKING BACK!
     
     
    Thanks, 
    Douglas
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    hi chris! i know this does not mean anything to you but i just want you to know along with Finn and Sandra i too really appreciate you feeling in for steak. lol! Rude i really mean what i am about to say, because of your personality, professionalism, honesty and most of all your impecable comedic timing, i'd really have a hard time choosing an R&B radio personality (Tom Joyner, Frank Ski) over you if i marooned on a deserted island and had only one radio station to listen to. i love ya man!
     
     
    walter
     
    Dude, OVER Tom Joyner & Frank Ski???? That's the nicest thing anybody has EVER said to me (including my mom)!
    Rude
     
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    Rude E-Mail

    Feb 14, 2014 -- 1:41pm

     

    Rude:

    It was a package deal. The Russians bought the 2018 World Cup. England had the stadiums all built. Putin had the Benjamins in the suitcases.

    Nathan on Cumming
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    Boring.       Super Bowl is over

    Thanks.        Danny
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    That’s not how it should work.

    When your kid says he’s done, there’s nothing to keep on track.

    Those are the type of parents who want to live thru their kids life.

    Rudy A. Carcaterra

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    Rude:

    The Super Bowl may have been watched by180 million globally, but an estimated 500 million will watch a regular season match between Liverpool & Manchester United. The original football league is still playing.

    BTW, the Packers beat the Vikings last year in the playoffs.

    Nathan in Cumming

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    Only one team beat both Seattle and Denver this year - Indianapolis, who has a pretty good QB themselves.  If they can add a few pieces, they've got to be in the talk next year.
     
     
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    1.  Wonder how Budweiser feels after paying $8 mil for the last ad of regulation that 80% of the initial audience didn't see.  All those $4 and $8 million ads in the 2nd half were not money well spent, were they??
     
    2.  Seattle (#15) becomes another smaller market than Atlanta (#9) with more professional championships - absolutely ridiculous.  Others include Boston (#10), San Fran (#11), 
    Detroit (#14), Minneapolis (#16), St. Louis (#19), Baltimore (#20), Denver (#21), Pittsburgh (#22), San Antonio (#25), Cincinnati (#28), Kansas City (#30)
     
    list of metro areas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas
     
    3.  Personally thought the ads were much better than last year.  I know it wasn't the best, but as a Scarlett Johannson fan I did enjoy hers for that home soda machine.
     
    4.  Tough hard nosed NFC football will beat AFC finesse most every time.  Blank is right...the Falcons need to get tougher.
     
     
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    Go Gators
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    It ain't over but:
     
    Defense Does Win Championships
    Champ Bailey Should Retire
    Peyton Looks Like He's Back in College Playing the Gators
    The NFC is just better all around than the AFC.
     
     
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    I think there is one, and only one reason for the change - Jimmie Johnson has NEVER  won at Homestead and in fact his average finish is 15th.  I would hazard to guess that he would have won one - maybe two championships under this system.  NASCAR management is sick of him winning as well.
     
     
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