Hello. It’s high school football season so expect some preempted or shorter shows during the next few weeks. This was one of the show’s that was short.
Comedian, Rashad Clarke joined me for this one (1) hour show.
On this day in history…
* 1934: The Detroit Lions plays its first NFL game the team was formerly called the Spartans and was located in Ohio.
* 1952: Rocky Marciano knocked out world heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott.
Rashad shared that the KO happened in the 13th round. And Rocky went on to be the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire without a defeat or draw as a professional boxer.
Top News was very brief…
*Natural Disasters happening around the world, earthquakes in Mexico and the 3.6 magnitude quake that hit California; tropical storms and hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee (fissiled out), and now Maria in the Atlantic (Caribbean Islands), Gulf Coast, and Eastern Coast of the US.. Prayers out to all those affected.
Café Talk: What’s your favorite sport?
I shared that my favorite sport was Football!!! I know. Some of you no better and are probably scratching your head right now. And, you should be!!! Rashad reminded me and everyone listening that my favorite sport is actually Basketball!!! You see, he and I had been talking about Football prior to the show and so, Football was on my brain. LoL (Laughing out Loud) Anyway, I’m excited about the NBA season starting in the 2nd week of October.
I talked about Sylvia Fowles being named the WNBA’s 2017 MVP. She received 35 of a possible 40 first-place votes, finishing ahead of New York’s Tina Charles (three first-place votes) and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker (two). She is also the second Lynx player to win the award, following Maya Moore (2014).
It’s been reported that the Lynx center has had her nose broken once, had it bloodied a handful more times. Along with being elbowed, pushed and shoved seemingly more than anyone else in the league. So this makes this MVP win all the more sweeter. If the name sounds familiar, yes, she played with the Chicago Sky for 7 seasons before being traded to Minnesota.
The WNBA finals will start tomorrow. It’s the LA Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx in Minnesota. Sunday at Sunday, Sept. 24th at 2:30pm CDT on ABC.
Rashad shared that Football is indeed his favorite sport. His favorite team is the Chicago Bears. He and his comedy colleague, Brandon Andresen, talked about the Bears, the Colin Kapernick situation, and Fantasy Football.
Entertainment Talk was also brief…
*DWTS premiered Monday and will be back on next Monday and Tuesday with an elimination each night.
* The Voice,” which has won three Emmys for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s new season.
Superstar singer, songwriter, actress and pop-culture icon Miley Cyrus returns as a coach this season with Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe-winning recording artist and Broadway star Jennifer Hudson taking a red chair alongside the show’s returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and host Carson Daly. Premieres Monday, Sept. 25th on NBC at 8/7c.
Before signing off, Rashad let everyone know that he’ll be performing Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 8 pm at 12 Handles in Crest Hill, Illinois. Show up and support. This is not a free event.
Be sure to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show. The audio for this broadcast will be posted in next day or two.