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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 16

The NY Jets became my nemesis last week,
but once Troy Polamalu was out another 3-0
week was clearly in jeopardy. A 2-1 week
is still a strong 35-7 record but the streak
of 18 straight wins is now over and the picks
will become more difficult, I'm just glad I
didn't pick Dallas over Arizona otherwise I
would have been heading in the wrong direction.
Let's try to start a new woin streak and keep
rolling, here are this weeks picks.


Tampa Bay

St Louis

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 15

Another 3-0 week, and the wins just keep on coming.
A really strong 33-6 record and that should take me
to about 18 straight wins. Let's keep on rolling,
here are this weeks picks.




Friday, December 17, 2010

Whipping Boy Of The Day ?

Not Really. Though it's true that the
NY Rangers won a shootout on their home
ice last night vs the Phoenix Coyotes,
give the Coyotes and the goaltender
Tom Fenton a little more credit than the
one point that will show up in their
standings. You see, Tom was getting a
haircut that afternoon and wasn't even
a member of the Coyotes when hew received
a call to start. Think that's no biggie?
Well not only was he not a member of the
team, he had never been a pro before,
wasn't part of any team at the time, and
was working at Manhattanville College in
their community relations department.
You can't make this stuff up.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grin & Bear It

Total silliness and craziness for charity
takes place in this video, and it's all in
the name of charity. It's a great story.
Well done Calgary !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

Had lots to talk about on the show this past
Saturday. Listen in and give us your thoughts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 14

Week #13 was lucky after all another 3-0 week,
and the record stands at a solid 30-6. I believe
the streak is at about 15 straight correct, so
let's not blow it now, here are this weeks picks.

San Diego


New Orleans


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

Last week "Ranting with Rizzo" returned with a
new air time, so it's possible you missed the
live airing. If so fear not, we replay it here
every week for your convenience. New time for
the show is Noon every Saturday on 1170AM WDIS,
and WDISAM.COM so mark your schedule. Thanks !

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 13

Lucky week #13 sees me coming off another 3-0
weeek, and the record stands at a very nice 27-6.
Here are this weeks picks.

Green Bay

Kansas City


Enjoy !

Friday, December 3, 2010

Looking At Some Recent Items

Took a little time to cover some stuff we missed
from one less episode of "Ranting with Rizzo".
Chime in with your opinions via email at and enjoy the show !

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Update

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend.
"Ranting with Rizzo" took that weekend off, so
their won't be a rewind this week. Too much food
to digest. Keep in mind that if you listen to
the show live, we have a new time. We are now
on 12Noon - 12:30 on 1170AM WDIS and WDISAM.Com.
Thanks for Listening !

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 12

Lasts weeks late postings had me scrambling to
find solid picks in the late games, but 3-0 I
went. The record stands at 24-6, that's an 80%
success rate, and alot closer to the stone cold
locks success I expect. Here are this weeks picks.


NY Giants


What are your picks like?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Illinois Coach at Coaches vs Cancer

Post Game Press Conference at MSG after Illinois defeated

Maryland in the consolation game of the 2K Coaches vs Cancer

Tournament in New York City.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay 11-20-10

The show for the weekend before Thanksgiving is
here for your listening pleasure. Here's to
a wonderful Thanksgiving to all of you out there
for you and your families. Thanks for listening !

Monday, November 22, 2010

Childress Out As Vikes Head Coach

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports,
Brad Childress will no longer be the
Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week #11

With this late posting I'm confined to
the late games for my picks so here
goes. The record stands at 21-6

New Orleans


San Diego

Enjoy !

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gary Williams Post Game Press Conference

After falling to the Fighting Illini in the
2K Coaches vs Cancer Consolation game at MSG
Maryland Coach Gary Williams meets the Media.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bruce Weber Post Game Press Conference

After falling to Texas in the 2K Coaches vs
Cancer Semi Final at MSG Illinois Coach Bruce
Weber meets the Media.

Rick Barnes Post Game Press Conference

Texas Coach Rick Barnes at MSG after beating
Illinois in the semi final of the Coaches vs
Cancer Tournament.

Jamie Dixon Post Game Press Conference

Pitt's Jamie Dixon after they beat Maryland
in the first Semi-Final.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

Wish you had been able to hear last weeks
"Ranting with Rizzo" show? Well it's your
luck that here it is !!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hot Under The Collar?

Todd Haley is clearly showing how much of a
rookie he is to the head coaching business
by avoiding this post game tradition of
shaking hands with Josh McDaniels after his
team got spanked on Sunday. Perhaps he's
feeling the pressure of blowing his early
season first place cushion, or maybe getting
pushed around by a team that only two weeks
ago gave up 59 points on their home field to
the Raiders is too much to deal with.
Whatever the case may be, he might want to
take a lesson from coaching great Joe Gibbs
who's Redskins got their asses handed to them
by the Patriots during their run for a perfect
season and still managed to brush aside the
running up of the score by the Pats.
Though McDaniels is a young brash brat in his own
right he got the same two weeks earlier and seemed
to have made no complaints about it, and though
I am certainly not a fan of running up the score
on anyone it does seems that Hasley can take a lesson
from McDaniels on this one.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 10

The tally stand at 19-5 and another 3-0 last
week. I feel like there aren't many easy picks
anymore, but I'll do my best to make em look
that way. I need to ensure that my loss total
doesn't get any fatter. Here are this weeks gems.

Tampa Bay

NY Giants


How are you doing? Let me know.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dogged Darnit

You can't make this stuff up, not matter how
hard you try, TRUTH is still stranger than
fiction. In the end this is about a boy(man)
"LOVING" his (friends) dog, WAY TOO MUCH !

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

Last week "Ranting with Rizzo" was a "Best of"
since I was away to the west coast to catch
the Oakland Raiders demolition of the Seattle
Seahawks. I stayed in Sonoma county, and had
a relaxing blast, if that combination is possible.
Sonoma County: Highly recommended for wine and
food junkies. Needless to say there was no replay
of the show to post. This week there is, so
enjoy it and write in.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stone Cold Locks Week 9

The tally stand at 16-5 at the midway point,
and a satisfying 3-0 last week in a week I
felt that there were no easy picks. I want
to make sure my lose total doesn't increase
another notch, so here are this weeks picks.


Green Bay


How are your picks doing at home???

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stone Cold LOCKS!

The season totals stand at a very disappointing 13-5
and though that may satisfy some, it doesn't please
me because a lock is supposed to be a LOCK! JPA posted
previously that "nothing with Jay Cutler is a lock",
unless your betting against him that is, these days
anyway. Shame on me! Sorry about last weeks technical
difficulties. Let's up the win total shall we?

Tampa Bay



Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

Replay, Rewind it's all the same to me.
All you need to know is that it's here
if you missed any shows. Enjoy !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Technical Difficulties

Due to issues with this site today, the
usual posting of "Stone Cold Locks" was
unable to be posted. We Apologize.
Look for it right here again next Sunday.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Rewind

Miss last weeks show? Fear not, hear it is,
plus a link to the John Elway story I didn't
have time to cover on the show. Enjoy

Quick hits

Roy Halladay may have thrown a no-hitter in
his first post season appearance but the fact
is his record stands at 1-1 with a human 2.25
era in two career post season starts. YES, I
will certainly take it any day of the week,
BUT not if I had to trade Cliff Lee to get it.
As of right now Cliff Lee is a super human 7-0
in the post season with a beauty of an era
that fell to 1.37 in 8 post season starts.
PS I said this prior to this post season,
and when the trade was made to begin with.

Mike Singletary is NOT Head Coach material,
neither are Norv Turner or Wade Phillips for
that matter. They do make good coordinators
though, well at least Phillips and Turner do.

Dallas will still make the Playoffs,
Minnesota may not though.
San Diego wont come back from this
early season flop, and if they do it's only
because they play in a very weak AFC West.

Green Bay---Atlanta---Chicago---Houston

Stay Tuned

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stone Cold Lock Time

Last week was another disappointment at 2-1, and
the season tally stands a t a very disappointing
11-4. This only goes to show that parity in the
NFL is alive and well. This week's candidates
are as follows:



NY Giants

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

Another week, another fabulous episode of
"Ranting with Rizzo", Hope you enjoy
listening as much as I enjoy doing it.
Sender your emails to

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mad Stork Stone Cold Locks Week 5

Got excited last week and went only 2-1,
season total stands at 9-3, hardly Stone
Cold Lock material. Let's fix that shall
we. You keeping score on yours at home?
Let me know. Enjoy !



New Orleans

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sports Trivia Contest Winners Announced

It was a fun contest to run and there were many
correct answers, so we went to the raffle drawing
when all else was exhausted, and we have our
winners. Thanks for participating ! I hope you
enjoyed it as much as I did.

Breaking News Via Jay Glazer ! Again !!!

Jay Glazer is on fire today, and realistically
when isn't he. Seems he's got the pulse on the
latest fireball, which is the return of Randy
Moss to Minnesota.
Seems like it very well
will happen. If the Vikes can PAY Randy.

Around The NFL

Just some random thoughts I wanted to share with
you about the early part of the season so far:

Did you get the feeling that the Bill Cowher to the
NY Giants rumors were going to get really loud if
the G men got blown out on Sunday night?

Do you think the KC Chiefs(2-0) are really that good?
Well then take this into account if you do (I don't
think many of you do): The NFL is a copycat league
as we all know, and once they study the film you'll
realize why the 6-0 Broncos of 2009 finished 8-8

Do you think the Oakland Raiders are still that bad?
Then take this into account if you do (I think that
many of you do): In 2009 the 5-11 Raiders averaged
12.3 points per game, this year the 1-3 Raiders are
averaging 19 points per game and could be (woulda,
coulda, shoulda
) 2-2 if not for a missed 31 yard
field goal to end the game at Arizona last week.
Not enough? Their only win comes against the 2-2
Rams who since that loss have won two in a row, and
their victims have been the Donovan McNabb lead,
Mike Shanahan coached Washington Redskins, and the
2-2 Seattle Seahawks. So maybe they're not THAT bad.

Do you get the feeling that head coaching just isn't
Mike Singletary's thing?

Most anticipated matchup in week 5 has to Jets-Vikes

Who's better the 2-1 Bucs or the 0-4 49'ers?

And finally, Do the Steelers get better now that
Big Ben returns or do they take a half step back
in the short term?

Breaking News Via Jay Glazer !

Jay Glazer looks to be the first to get the
scoop on the trade for Marshawn Lynch's trade
to Seattle.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stone Cold LOCKS!

Short and Sweet. 3-0 last week 7-2 for the
season and still not satisfied. Today I aim
for the 3rd of my 3-0 weeks in the first four
weeks so do feel free to play along at home.
Under adult supervision of course

New Orleans

Green Bay

Oakland---------Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Ha !

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Breaking News ! Bob Golic Back In Football

Last weeks interview with Michael D. Dwyer,
the man trying to bring the USFL back from
it's extinction was just the first of many
pieces of news that will be coming from that
league, and now they have the first of many
to come "names" attached to their proposed
reemergence. A source close to the situation
has confirmed that Bob Golic has agreed to
head their "Competition & Rules" committee.
Golic a former NFL lineman and member of the
New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and
LA Raiders is also the brother of Mike Golic
of ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio morning team.
More announcements in the the way of league
commissioner, schedule and coaches are expected
in the very near future.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

The last set of clues, that's right, plural,
as in more than one clue is here for the taking
for the "Ranting with Rizzo" Sports Trivia
Challenge. The winner will be drawn from a
hat of all the correct winning entries.
Take a stab at it and answer as often as you
like. The Grand Prize is now valued at
approximately $500, and a second prize will
be awarded as well. Below you will also find
links to stories that were mentioned in the show.

Why the Jets couldn't do more about Braylon Edwards.

That's "Dr" Tiny Archibald to you !

Glad you could join us Woody Paige. RIP K. McKinley

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mad Stork Stone Cold Locks

Last week was a disaster a far as football
picks go, and I went from a breezy 3-0 to
a shameful 4-2. My apologies to those who
bet the ranch on those picks. This week I
hope to make it up to you. Here goes:

New England



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" & The USFL

This week we have the opportunity to chat with
Founder and Chairman of the New USFL Michael D.
Dwyer. As always go touch on many things sports,
and The Sports Trivia Challenge Grand Prize keeps
on getting bigger, and we have now included a prize
for the runner up. So step right up and take
your shot, and enter as many times as you like !

NFL Goes to 47 Game Season to Accomadate CJ2K Quest for 2500 yards

Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans boasted that
this year he would reach 2,500 yards rushing, but
if his first two games this year are any indication,
then that is nothing more than illusion on his part.
CJ had one breakaway run vs the Raiders due to a
defensive breakdown on the Part of FS Michael Huff
(He was benched for the next defensive series).
If you subtract only that run from CJ's total so
far in 2010, then you'll see that he has a total of
100 rush yards on 42 rush attempts this season for a
grand total average of 2.38 YPA. If that is a pattern
that teams are starting to key in on CJ then it would
take Mr Johnson almost 47 games at an average of 53.25
yards per game to achieve his feat 2,500 yards rushing
in a single season. His average in the Raider game
minus his one breakaway run was was slightly higher
at 2.54 yards per carry, and vs the Steelers it was
2.125. So he better hope he has a few more of those
76 yard runs mixed in, otherwise the NFL may truly need
to go to a 47 game season to accommodate CJ2k's desire!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

NY Jets Are The Devil

Poor poor Inés Sáinz was cruelly subjected to all
that boorish locker room behavior and vile male
chest thumping all with an overflow of male
testosterone, when all she was trying to do was
be a good, sound journalist. Why can't
these guys just respect that she's a professional
first and not just another piece of meat !

Stone Cold NFL Locks

Last week I won all three fo my games
by a total 13 points, and any of them
could have gone either way, but I was
confident and a win is a win. So here
I am looking to start the season 6-0 and
I'm even more confident this week.


Green Bay


They may not be the sexiest picks, but I
guess they'll do the job ! Feel free to
play along at home. Enjoy !

Bad Day at Blue Rock?

Showing once again that it means something
between these two schools when they meet,
North Carolina makes sure to exact a revenge
joy, no matter how little by beating vaunted
state rival Duke 1-0 in Soccer, Yes, Soccer.

Duke sure didn't do a good job of letting their
football team speak for how frustrated they were
as the next day the Blue Devils also got it handed
to them
on the Football field.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Two Things YOU Don't Care About !

The Seattle Storm won the WNBA Championship!
Who even knew it was going on?

And it's Official the Detroit Lions "Unofficially" have
Cheerleaders, and a laundry list of rules that go
along with them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

This weeks set of clues brings you one step
closer to winning our Grand Prize package
in the "Ranting with Rizzo" Sports trivia
challenge. Good Sports talk, fast paced
content, and an additional clue before we
announce the winner in two weeks time.
Get you fingers tapping and send in your
guesses. Enjoy the show !

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How The J-E-T-S Season May REALLY Look

They may have played the second best (According
to coach Rex Ryan)Defense in the NFL tonight, but
they didn't really give their fans any hope to be
optimistic. Yup, only one game, but a look at
their schedule may put things into a little more
perspective and make you realize that they have
farther to go than they would like you to believe.
Hopefully the Bears will make a run at a perfect
season and rest their starters (LOL), and the
Bills will lay down in hopes that they can get
Jake Locker with the number one overall pick
in the 2011 NFL Draft. That way they can sneak
in like they did last year and pump their chests
loud and proud on how they "almost" went to the
Super Bowl. Of course alomost only counts in
horseshoes and hand grenades, and fortunately
we don't have any of those to think about around
here. GO J-E-T-S !

Baltimore..........L 9 - 10
Patriots...........L (Prediction)0-2
@Dolphins..........L (Prediction)0-3
@Bills.............W (Prediction)1-3
Vikings............L (Prediction)1-4
@Broncos...........W (Prediction)2-4
Bye................L (Prediction) Just Kidding !
Packers............L (Prediction)2-5
@Lions.............W (Prediction)3-5
@Browns............W (Prediction)4-5
Texans.............W (Prediction)5-5
Bengals............W (Prediction)6-5
@Patriots..........L (Prediction)6-6
Dolphins...........W (Prediction)7-6
@Steelers..........L (Prediction)7-7
@Bears.............W (Prediction)8-7
Bills..............W (Prediction)9-7

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stone Cold Locks 2010

I will kick off the season with my picks for
MSS Stone Cold Locks with these three beauties.
Feel free to challenge me and play oalong at home.




Looking for my 3-0 start !

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" on WDIS

The Grand Prize to our sports trivia contest grew
a little bigger this week, and YOU still have time
to enter your picks. This weeks "set" of clues are
are worth listening for. Tune in and enjoy the show.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

This weeks show takes on the Little League
World Series, and the Greedbags that are
Major League Baseball owners. We also make
sure to reward your loyalty by giving you
clue number three in our contest to win a
two night getaway at the Hyatt Place in
Garden City, NY as well a upcoming add ons
to this Grand Prize. Enjoy the Show

Monday, August 30, 2010

Draft? or Daft? Experts

The next time the NFL Draft rolls along and your
team has a high draft pick, pray they trade down.
As sexy as the high draft picks are an article in
the Yale Alumni magazine points out that Cade Massey
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale
School of Management finds that years of performance
data that was analyzed determined that teams are lousy
predicting which players will be stars and which won't.
Massey goes on to say that the odds of picking a star
are no better than a coin toss, and for years he has
been advising teams to trade away their first round
picks for lots of lower round picks, or more coin tosses
as he puts it. To make this point even more curious is
the fact that a team employee told Massey that the team
owner "believes you" but he just doesn't think that this
applies to him. No hint of arrogance their of course.
Hey, maybe Bill Belichick knows what he's doing after all.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Replay

The clues for the Grand Prize are beginning to
add up, and now it's up to you to make them fit
together and make your best guess. Another
edition of "Ranting with Rizzo" means another
clue. Download it below for your chance at
great sports talk and a chance to win !

Taking Soc(ck h)er To A Different Level

This certainly isn't funny to the victim, but
it sure seems hilarious to the rest of us.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Getaway Contest

Clue number one to get you started on your way
to win our Holiday prize pack will be given during
this show. So tune in, Enjoy the sports talk,
participate, and WIN !

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" Getaway Begins

A great half hour of sports talk, and
details on how to win a weekend stay
at the Hyatt Place in Garden City, NY
for the Christmas Holidays in this episode
make it that much more worth tuning in.
This week we tackle, Shaq in Beantown,
NFL Rookie Salaries (What Else!), and so
much more! Play along for your chance to win !

Monday, July 26, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" on WDIS

This weeks show says a little about what can
be done to make sports a little less annoying
for the rest of us. Maybe the folks in charge
of some of this should take a closer look.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Return Of "Ranting With Rizzo"

This past Saturday was the return of my show on 1170am
WDIS in southern Massachusetts. It has a new day and
time, Saturday mornings from 11-11:30 AM right after
my former show "The Sports Round Table". When you
can't catch it on the radio you can tune in live to
WWW.WDISAM.COM or log in here to catch a
replay anytime later that following week. Here is
lats weeks show to get you started, and remember to
write in with your feedback atrizzo or post
a comment here and tune in to here my response. Enjoy !

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

World Cup Tidbits

Diego Furlan has been a real star in this tournament,
and even though he's not playing in the final, I'm
glad that we get to see him at least one more time
in South Africa in the 3rd place game. He really
does have game and a killer leg to boot.(No pun

Yes the officiating was bad, BUT, are you really
surprised? It made me mad, scream, yell, bitch
and moan, and yet, I should have expected it.

Landon Donovan was on his game, but the rest of
the team needs to catch up, and when they do
I hope it's not too late for Landon, as World
Cup competition is cruel and old men don't get
to play far past 32. 32? Old ? ? YES, OLD !
The 2016 tourny in Brazil could be the last for him.

With that a note on my Italian WC Champ brethren.
YOU LOOKED OLD, but you'll always be those Champs.

Although it's fair to say that I picked England to
win it all, and I of course rooted for Italy and the
US, I still have teams that I root for to which I
have no connection. The aforementioned England is
one the and the "Oranje Crush" Dutch are another.
Now, though as I have stated previously that is will
be nice to see a new team win the Cup, meaning one
that's never one it before, I am still rooting for
the Netherlands. In my opinion, the Spaniards seem
better, but I'm still waiting for the real Spanish
team that has a history of choking in the WC to
show up, and yes though I know that this is a new
cast of characters, it does somehow play a factor
in teams psyche. This might be the ugliest team
the Dutch have sent in recent history, in style
and talent that is, and with that my head says the
more talented Spaniards will win. Remember the
Dutch have a little history of their own, 0-2 in
WC Finals Championship games. But I think that
the Dutch will do what the Germans failed to, and
that is be more physical, and punish the Spaniards.
They did it to Brazil, and physicality to me has
been a hidden trademark of this tourny, so I expect
it to continue to be a Dutch theme if they are to
throw the more talented Spaniards off, and walk
away with the trophy for the first time.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MLB All Star Voting. It Never Ends.

If you haven't heard the ads encouraging you
to vote your teams players on to the MLB
All Star roster then you obviously have missed
out on the chance to make your vote count.
Again, and again, and again, etc., etc.
What a JOKE !, as if the All Star game didn't
have enough problems. Who was the Bozo that
thought it would be a good idea to allow fans to
vote for each player up to TWENTY FIVE times ! ?
Baseball is very slowing but surely slipping into
the ranks of WWE, and though it may never fully
reach those depths, it's a shame to even mention
it in the same breathe. It just might be time
for a change at the top, just maybe.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" 5/20/10

Miss the show on Thursday?
Download this to your Ipod, Mp3
player or just stay right here and
have a listen as I talk a little bit
about SEX in sports and what cheating
is or isn't when it comes to our
teams and players. ENJOY !

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" 5/13/10

Another show to stir the brain juices. ENJOY !

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Maybe He Does Own the Mound

There's certainly something to be
said for backing up your own talk.

Read it and weep A-Rod

"Ranting With Rizzo" 5/6/10

Week three of "Ranting with Rizzo"
covers, college basketballs number
one criminal, the expansion of the
NCAA Tourney, and some baseball talk
with the Red Sox, and Football talk
with the UFL, all that and listener
email to be answered. Have a Listen !

Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Ranting With Rizzo" 4/29/10

This weeks episode tackles the Dez Bryant,
Jeff Ireland situation, NFL Rookie salary
cap, the Dallas Braden, A-Rod Flap and of
course listener email ! Enjoy......

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stranger Things Have Happened.....

but it's only April.

Here are your Standings to prove it !

New York Mets 12 9 .571 -- Won 6
Philadelphia Phillies 11 9 .550 0.5 Lost 3
Washington Nationals 11 10 .524 1.0 Won 1
Florida Marlins 11 10 .524 1.0 Lost 1
Atlanta Braves 8 12 .400 3.5 Lost 7

Friday, April 23, 2010

Debut "Ranting With Rizzo" Show

After leaving "The Sports Round Table" on
WDIS 1170 I was afforded the opportunity
to do my own show there and here it is.
Tonight was the debut, and you can catch
it every week on 1170AM WDIS if you are
in the Norfolk, MA area, or streaming
online at WWW.WDISAM.COM, Thursday's
from 6:30-7:00 PM. Below is the replay
of my first episode. Email me, and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Runs That Come In More Ways Than One

Yankee fans may not give a shiat as to why
Chan Ho Park was terrible his first few
outings with the Bombers, but at least they
were legitimate "runs".

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Midget Amongst Giants

Although it is quite clear that this
does not have the fanfare of a Tiger
Woods Thanksgiving melodrama, it is
however to the wives involved and wives
everywhere insulting to say that one offense
is bigger or worse per say than other.
Tiki Barber has without question though
made people want to rank and compare
when it comes to this latest indiscretion
of gigantic proportions, and that is to say the
very least, SAD. It is reported in the NY
Post and may soon warrant a huge Thank You
card by Tiger woods himself for deflecting
any heat what so ever from his debacle.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Good, Bad & Ugly? Not Quite

Here we have two athletes in slightly different
mindsets today. One who seems more of the
space head variety actually turns in a special
type of gesture.
One that deserves praise.
The other turns in the type of performance
that you might expect, yet still deserves quite
a large round of booing for not being a lot more
cognizant of what of fool this is making him look
like. Maybe it's time to get better advisors!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sports Round Table Replay

Last week Moose Leonard was MIA, but
Steve Rando and myself keep the show
with Brian O'Toole and intern Charlotte
behind the glass. Listen in and be entertained!

Friday, March 19, 2010

No More St. John's on St. Joseph's

Today is traditionally the Italian feast of St Joseph,
or San Giuseppe to people in the know, and it also
happens to be the day or the last day rather for
St' John's head basketball coach Norm Roberts as
the teams coach. It is worth noting that he did leave
the team better than he found it, yet he was never
able to get over the hump if you will, but I will
say this; because of him this team will see the
tournament again, too bad he couldn't be part
of it. I guess after six years though you really
can't blame the school for wanting to try something
else and see how that goes

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sports Round Table Replay

In case you missed the fun last Saturday, tune in
to hear as my time on the Sports Round Table
soon comes to a close.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sports Roundtable Replay

Last week I was away but managed to call in
to the show during the third hour to discuss
a little NFL Free Agency. The entire show
minus commercials is ready for you to
download right here. Enjoy !

Monday, March 8, 2010

Every Once In A While.........

A player does the right thing and along the
way leads by example without ever even
trying to do so. You may have never heard
of Scott Fujita, but he's not your stereo typical
Asian American, and he's more than just a
former linebacker on the NFL Champion Saints!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lead By Example, YOU PUTZ!

It's really unfortunate when some of the good
ole boy rules of yesteryear happen to get in
the way of teaching the kids you coach the
difference between standing by someone and
standing by someone THE WRONG WAY !
Because no matter how you phrase it, theft is
never a good thing, and neither is hiding
behind lies and shadows.

Catch Up On Your Sports Round Table Talk

In case you missed last weeks show, it's always
here for you to hear what you may have missed or
to hear again.. Saturday Mornings 8-11AM

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Drugs Are Always A "Dead End"

Politicians usually have a way of making
things worse, but every once in a while
they get it right. In this case I hope
that the Mark McGwire Highway truly hits
the dead end the we want our kids to know
that drugs will lead you into.

The Munchies And The Golf Buggy

Though it doesn't make huge headlines hear in
the states, it's obviously all the talk across
the pond as they say. Check out his jersey too !

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Once A Dirtbag Always A Dirtbag

Let's hope once this scurge of humanity
settles into his own cozy little jail cell
he gets exactly what is coming to him in
terms of punishment that fits the crime.

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New NFL Overtime Rule?

Jason Cole on Yahoo! Sports writes that the NFL
is considering changing the way overtime games
should be decided. What do you think of this
new plan? Got an opinion? Vote in our poll!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Now That's What I Call An Emergency

At a rate of 14 per visiting athlete the
numbers are staggering to say the least.
No porn, uh pun intended.

Truly A Sad State Of Affairs

It really is a shame the the local YMCA has
to resort to such drastic measures when the
parents of children playing there can't behave
themselves, but a nice move on their part.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Like Getting Kicked In Head

Why bother using a franchise tag if you're
just gonna use it on a kicker, wait a really
old kicker!

Scott Van Pelt Gets A "Stern" Reception

In case you missed the prank call on Sports Center
last night, here is what it looked like live. Enjoy!

A New Sports Round Table Replay

In case you slept in last Saturday, here it is:

Instant Karma's Gonna Get You

Karma can be a real BIATCH, and this Dutch Olympian
found out just how much when he blew the Gold medal
not so coincidentally only a week after calling an
NBC reporter stupid on the air. Video clip below for
those of you who are interested in seeing just what
may have caused this so called Karmic disaster.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

McGrady Not So McLucky

Good thing the Knicks got Tracy McGrady and
all that scoring power to battle that offensive
juggernaut known as the Milwaukee Bucks for
last nights game. Heavens knows that they
would have gotten murdered without him.

Certainly NOT Part Of The Braintrust

It's quite obvious that some athletes are nothing
more than just that, athletes. They should never
be allowed to make public statements, or voice
their opinions even without someone going over
the script. Johnny Damon's remarks here, though
quite innocent are an insult to the fan bases of
all the stops he's made along the way in his
baseball career. Now you might understand why
on a more important matter Tiger Woods sounded
link he was reading a script. He was !

Monday, February 22, 2010

Unemployed All Stars?

LaDainian Tomlinson, Julius Peppers, Terrell Owens
and more to come it seems will be at least for the
time being available to the highest bidder.
I will add this though, LT may not have been the
player he used to be anymore, but the Chargers
figure to take a huge step back as an organization
for letting a guy like that from their history
just hit the skids like this. Expect a decline.

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy

When asking yourself what he might be thinking,
you may also want to consider what he was using
to think with. JJ amazes in this instance.


Last nights USA-Canada game was great to watch,
and it's certainly easy to say when your side
wins, yes I can't deny that win or lose the
game being called by Doc Emerick is by far, and
hands down hall of fame quality. He is head
and shoulders one of the games very best !

Friday, February 19, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Here is a replay of last weeks Sports
Round Table. Enjoy The Show !

Friday, February 12, 2010

Did He Just Say That?

Roy Roy Roy Roy Roy, though he has since
apologized it is well worth noting how he
stuck his foot in his mouth to begin with.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Here's a replay of last Saturday's Sports Roundtable
on WDIS and a few stories that may interest you.

Is this really worth making a big deal over, or is
this gonna happen every time someone is mad that
they lose a game?

Just goes to show what second best gets you!

The Colts may have lost, but at least the Indy
economy thrived.

Is this guy for real or what?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Toonish Behavior

This little tidbit comes from Walter in
Pittston, Pennsylvania


The testicular guard "cup" was first used in hockey
in 1874, and the first helmet was used in 1974.

It only took 100 years for men to realize that their
brain is also important.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Football Into Baseball

The dates for your pitchers and cathers are......

Sunday, February 7, 2010

30-11 is where the Stone Cold Locks stand this
season and this is the last one of the 09-10
NFL Season. I pick Indy to win it all.

In the meantime here's a couple of stories
that you may find interesting.

Indy is already preparing in case they win.

Think Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer don't rub
people the wrong way? Think again.

Apparently Rex Ryan has a little more class
than some folks give him credit for.

Tony Dungy still making news here in this article.
Don't worry about the video so much. Read this.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sports Roundtable Replay

They want some there Tebow in Jacksonville!
Some much so, let them count the ways

If you missed last Saturdays show,
here it is, Enjoy !

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Super Interview Preview

Yesterday I was asked to join host Chuck Bryan
in previewing the BIG GAME and talk some football
on the 312 sports radio network where I sometimes
contribute my thoughts. Here is how that went.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Keeping Up With The Headlines

Asante tells anyone that will listen, that it
just ain't right the way the Pats treat people.

TIME for WARNER to pack it in, not like the
groceries he used to pack, but the wins!

Colts take out the trash talk and look to
keep a clean house.

Is Phil Mickelson a cheater?, or is he just
going old school?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rawhide & Pigskin News

McNabb's adviser says it's in the stars. Great !

It ain't personal folks, it's just business.
What's Dat ?

As if these guys need airline miles.

Future Hall of Fame QB and NFL MVP to announce
whether or not he's going to retire. NO NOT Favre !

Does he even know what a slap in the face is?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Following It Up

You just coached Chris Johnson to a season where
he rushed for over 2,000 yards and you've never
had a running back run for less than 1,100 yards.

Instant Karma says calling someone Jagoff is not
a good idea. Here's your just desserts Jagoff!

Greg Oden Apologizes for his nude pictures on the
internet getting out. Hmmm, if only he were a
Karadashian, then he could be famous just for that
alone and not worry about being a fat pig.

Andre Dawson will be going into the Baseball Hall
Of Fame as a member of the Montreal Expos and NOT
the Chicago Cubs, but does anyone remember him as
a member of the Boston Red Sox or Florida Marlins?
I know I don't.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jacked By News

Ben will receive many many Sheets of his own.

Santana throws out first pitch! Too bad it's
really nothing more than ceremonial at best.

Jay apparently Cut(s)ler like a knife.

Raiders jack Jackson from Bears,
(W)hue that was close !

This Johnny come lately may not be ready for
Primetime just yet!, or CLASSY

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nuts & News

Man, those heart doctors must be some kinda
miracle workers, huh? Or is it Urban legend?

Oakland A's top prospect becomes a Padre. No NOT
that kind of Padre, the other kind.

Good thing most of the guys aren't the A-Team
or else they will have plenty of time for safari
while their down there.

Best line I saw on the internet regarding Lane
Kiffin leaving Tennessee for USC is "Kiffin
uses Trojans to screw Volunteers", well they
ain't the only ones getting screwed by Trojans.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

What Not To Do In Sports

What NOT TO DO if you suck as the number
overall pick of your franchise.

What NOT TO DO if you don't want to be
seen as a racist and a white supremacist.

What NOT TO DO if you don't wanna be seen as
millionaire cry babies, which you already are !

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

News & Notes, My Way

Here's a few stories I thought you might find
interesting enough to stop and look at. I did !

Wondering how a young guy like Gaines Adams can
stop and drop dead all of a sudden without being
an abuser or loser? Here ya go!

Fixing the NY Giants defense is going to take a
big man, and I think the Giants made a solid choice.

Most of the time Serena Williams is a bit of an ass,
on on this occasion she got some of it right.

The Buffalo Bills got turned down by a great many
choices, but today they got their(a) man. He's
got a winning record in the pros, including NFL
Europe when it was still called the WLAF (World
League of American Football), and college.
He just needs to get that next level thing going
as he has never won a championship of sorts.
But all in all, a good choice. That being said
if you were following Mad Stork Sports on Twitter
Sunday you would have realized that I was right
on the money when I pointed out that Marty
Schottenheimer wanted the job, and kinda wants
back into coaching bad.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Headlines Abound

Keith Brooking isn't a sore loser, he just
thinks there's a certain way of doing things.
I'm not sure he's wrong.

Another rising star burns out too quickly.

Another day on Planet Starbury.

Miguel Tejada "Mans Up"

NBA players get called for "Hand" ball.

Just not in the right frame of mind to go on.
Can you blame him?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Different Kinda X Game

The Ravens are out and the Jets keep shocking
people. Simple algebra, subtract Rex Ryan from
Baltimore and add him to the Jets, and that my
friends is the X factor. The Jets may not win
the Super Bowl, but he's taking them for one heck
of a ride. Look for Mark Sanchez to screw it up
eventually, that Rex can't help.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stone Cold Lox Post Season Take 2

Record is 27-9 and last week was a huge clunker
at 1-2 again! The picks for the second week of
the post season are ones that I'm hoping will
vindicate me, because I don't believe that a
.750 winning percentage is acceptable as lock
material. Feel free to play along at home and
kick my A$$. Here goes

New Orleans


San Diego

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Laughable Moments

I couldn't think of a better title for this posting as
for me some of these stories couldn't get or seem any
better than they are.

We start with two former St. Louis Cardinal "LEGENDS"
that took Mark McGwires recent revelations and chewed
on them and then spit them out. A much deserved round
of applause for these two for telling it like it is.

Next comes one from outta NY that definitely has some
Giants fans wishing that they had never won the Super
Bowl against the Patriots a couple of years ago. As
crazy as it sounds you have to read this to understand.

And lastly I will leave you with a HI-larious video
of Peyton Manning nearly making a much bigger mistake
than any INT he has ever thrown. LOL (laugh out loud)
I though it was worth it!

BREAKING NEWS----------------------- Tennessee Hires A New Head Coach

I Was wring yet here's the news of
the Volunteers new head coach !

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Than A MOUTH Full

Volunteers Volunteer to Kick some ASS

Then the University tries to help right
some wrong in the world.

Jim wants no Mora victories the way
some Carroll guy gets em.

No Bill for Bills, as the search gets
Schottie and Grimm.

Maybe they flew economy, but at least
they had the heart to show up!

How bout them Yankees? No Hait(i) here
only a little love.

He would look alot better without that
Boras around his neck. Sorta like
that sore knee he's been sporting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sports Round Table Replay

Enjoy this for now as next we dig into
the weasels that are coaches and how
it's only about courtroom battles now.
Plus if your curious as to why I haven't
mentioned the Mark McGwire debacle as of
yet, tune in and find out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


So maybe Mr Davis wasn't wrong after
all. Lane Kiffin really is a weasel.
Face it Tennessee, you ain't USC !

Linked Up Tuesday

Here's some stories worth following if
your sports itch needs some scratch.

A true World Series would be awesome
if it could be realized in our lifetime, and
even more awesome it it met Bud Selig's
timetable. We ain't talkin' World Classic
here, or something like that.

If you think the NFL salary caps' possible
disappearance if going to be easy to
figure out, just take a look at a rule
you just may not know that much about.
It's sure to raise some eyebrows on
some level for you.

So wait just one second here. You mean
to tell me that a good way to fix a huge
problem with your horrible offense is to
hire a guy who just got fired for having
a horrible offense?

Doesn't really look like the Celtics are
going to be hitting that 72 win mark anytime
soon, and if they do, it is certain that they
won't want to face the pesky Atlanta Hawks
who up to this point are responsible for at
least 3 Boston losses but none of their W's.

So the strongest Union in America has flexed
it's muscles once again! The Florida Marlins
have been doing just fine spending a few
dollars more than the Newark Bears and yet
outperforming most MLB teams, but no, that's
not good enough, spend more they must.
Ah yes capitalism at it's best !

Don't you think the Knicks have enough to
worry about, than to worry whether or not
ghosts are real or not?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Special New England Version Of MSS

Enjoy a special WDIS-AM Sports Round
Table Edition of Mad Stork Sports.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stone Cold Locks POST SEASON Editon

Record is 26-7 and last week was a clunker
at 1-2. The picks for the first week of
the post season are those that I used for
the Sports Round Table on Saturday and are
as follows. Feel free to play along at home.



New England

Friday, January 8, 2010


So Jay Glazer of Fox Sports has out scooped
everyone else once again, but respectfully
speaking, he could have called this one in
week eight, without a source it was so
obvious it needed to be done. No Mora to say.

Short tempers make coaches bad coaches, and
it's time for some of these folks to realize
that coaches like Woody Hayes and Bear Bryant
don't get away with these sorts of things in
the digital age that is the 21st century.
Nah nah nah hey hey good bye.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

If Only It Was JUST Silly II

Some people just need to get a life.

If Only It Was JUST Silly

Looks like the Pacquio Mayweather fight
turned into a pissing match of sorts
after all. Pun intended.

So the Redskins pulled the trigger and got
their man in Mike Shanahan for 5 Years and
$35 million, but let's not forget that they
could have avoided all of this by keeping
Marty Schottenheimer years ago and they would
have been a winning program all along. Yes,
Marty doesn't have the rings that Shanny has,
BUT, Shanahan no longer has Elway, and has done
nothing without him. You might even say that
Marty has a better overall body of work having
done it with many more teams and had he had John
Elway he might be just as revered. It just so
happens however that Elway is the reason Marty
has suffered such disappointment throughout his
career, or at least the beginning of those

Props and a huge shout out to David Stern and
the NBA for not allowing Gilbert Arenas to
continue to shoot himself in the foot.

Congratulations to Andre Dawson for getting into
the baseball Hall of Fame. I personally am not
sure he's deserving of that honor, but then again
I can't make a case against him either. These
days the lines are so muddled it's hard to decide
one way or the other, especially when it's kinda
close. At least in my eyes it is. I guess what
I'm trying to say is, Nice job Andre.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sports Round Table Replay

Last weeks show was a good one, so in
case you missed it, here's your chance.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Interesting Stuff

I admit I didn't watch the whole game,
BUT I did watch bit and pieces throughout
and most of the second half, and almost
all of the 4th quarter. So with that
said, I'm not sure what game this guy
was watching, but at least Dan Wetzel
thought it had some merit. I think.

Whether this story is true or not, it is
too funny if it is. What I mean is the
story going around now about WHY, Tiger
Woods is still MIA
after all this time.
Tooooo Funny. Man, this just keeps getting
better and better. Hard to make up too !

Sad news outta, NY/LA for the Jets.
Seems like a playoff victory is the least
of ownerships worries. Our Condolences.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ear Candy For Football Fans

Did you enjoy this past weekend in the NFL?
Tell me why or why not after you listen
the latest podcast. Short and sweet, but
very relevant to the upcoming playoffs.


I can't imagine that anyone who follows the
NFL at all can consider this BREAKING NEWS.
Do You ? ? ?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stone Cold NFL Picks

Record is 25-5 and the Picks for the
final week of the regular season are
as follows......Play along at home.