The Thursday Show Prep

posted by Steve Bortstein -

One of the joys I get from working in radio is the opportunity to meet our fans, our listeners, the people in the community who allow us to entertain and inform them.

It is also an honor to be a part of something bigger than all of us. A chance to give something back.

Tomorrow, we look forward to doing both when we hope to see all of you at Ts For Turkeys 2017.

Join me and my friends and colleagues from 969 The Dog Rocks, KOOL 104.5, 102 KTRA & Star 102.9 at the Safeway and make a donation of either cash or a frozen turkey to receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Click the link below for all the details and we look forward to seeing all our old friends, meeting new friends and sharing time with all of you.

Thanks to Basin Home Health & Hospice, Sunray Park and Casino, American Home Furniture and Mattress and JustClickPrinting.com.

Scherzer, Kluber 2017 Cy Young Award winners

Pitcher Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals joined Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber as 2017 Cy Young Award winners. Kluber  led the American League in wins with 18, posting a 2.25 ERA. It’s the second Cy Young Award for Kluber, who also won the award in 2014. Scherzer picked up his third Cy Young Award, and joins Clayton Kershaw as the latest to win the award in back-to-back seasons. The 33-year-old righthander also won the title in 2013 with the Detroit Tigers.

Elliott now looks like a guilty man

Like it or not, the decision to drop the appeal of a 6-game suspension made by Ezekiel Elliott and his representatives will have far greater ramifications than simply perhaps being a reason the Dallas Cowboys miss the playoffs.

It's the argument of committing an actual impropriety against the appearance of said impropriety. No matter what Elliott actually believes to be the truth in the alleged incident of domestic violence, the fact remains that the suspension was upheld by a court, and Elliott decided to not press the matter further.

Despite all the denials, the 13-month investigation, the tug-of-war between the league, player representatives, lawyers and such, Elliott blinked and decided it was best to walk away.

Thus, no matter what he chooses to tell others in the future, he'll have this (alleged) incident and the punishment for it on his record for the rest of his career.

You can call it "cutting your losses" or whatever you want. The fact remains it's a bad look (for all sides) going forward.

Case gets to keep his spot

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer rolled the dice yesterday, announcing his starting quarterback this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams would be Case Keenum. 

Does that make the pressure any less visible?
Does that mean that every single mistake Keenum makes won't be magnified to epic proportions?
Does it mean that former starter and recently rehabbed teammate Teddy Bridgewater won't be looked at to jump back into the fray at a moment's notice?

No, no and no. On all counts.

The margin for error atop the standings in the NFC is razor-thin right now, so Keenum is going to need to avoid the errors he committed in the second half of last week's win at Washington. 

Does he need to be perfect? Of course not, but there will be all sorts of second-guessing, hindsight and rear-view mirrror glancing if things don't go well at home against the Rams.

But know this.... the second the decision is made to replace Keenum with Bridgewater -- based on anything but injury or the desire to see the former starter in garbage time -- means the Vikings will have found another, more creative yet equally painful way to throw another season into a fiery dumpster.

One more reason this is the marquee matchup of Week 11 in the NFL.

In honor of the Peterman name

Nathan Peterman, starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills.

Jacobo Peterman, owner of the J. Peterman Catalog.

May they both live in infamy...

"Just A Matter of Time..."

I saw where Charlie Manson's name was trending on Twitter and I wasn't sure if maybe the state of Alabama had finally chosen their replacement for Roy Moore in the upcoming Senate election.

Nope. But that would be simply hilarious.

Instead, news coming out this morning that the man may be near death... again.

According to multiple outlets, Manson has been transferred to a Baksersfield, California hospital where he has been reported as being "in grave condition."

Thoughts and prayers???? Nah??? Alright.

This morning on FIRST SPORTS, we'll chat Broncos football with Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue AM760 in Denver, we'll preview UCLA vs USC with Chuck Hayes and we'll chat all things NHL with Travis Hughes from SBNationNHL. 

It's all coming up this morning. LIVE, 9am-Noon ET on @iHeartRadio at FOX AM1340/93.9FM and streamed online at foxsports1340.com

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