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Reader Emails & Jesse’s Apology

Well look at this. The season isn’t quite over yet and already the “Reader Emails” is practically running on empty. Usually I get between 40-50 emails for this column on any given week and this week I didn’t even get to 30. But usually that’s the way it works as we get closer to the end of the season. Oh well. Enjoy what you have today since there’s only one more “Reader Email” column for a while. No Spreecast tonight as I’m leaving soon to head to Vegas. So for those sports fans that are asking, I’m gonna go with the Packers tonight and take the points. I know it’s sacrilegious to bet against the defending Super Bowl Champions at home on opening night, and only twice has the season opener been lost by the home team, but screw it. I’m playing contrarian tonight since basically everyone and their mothers thinks Seattle will win. And they most certainly can. But that’s why it’s called gambling. If someone knew who was going to win every game and by how many, they’d be the richest person on the planet. Go Pack Go! And please, you can all feel my pain tonight when it ends up being a 30-14 Seattle final or something like that.

Jesse Kovacs did an interview with OK! Magazine on Tuesday apologizing for his behavior on the show. Didn’t blame editing, although admitted there was some involved, but at least admitted he acted like a horse’s ass and apologzied to Christy. I mean, what else can you do at this point other than that? Some people might buy it, some won’t, but at least he did it. Better than saying nothing, or blaming editing, or giving every excuse in the book. He says he feels bad, says he shouldn’t have said what he did, and he was sorry. Guess it’s up to everyone else to determine if they believe him or not. I don’t know. Part of me respects he didn’t blame editing, but then part of me thinks he shouldn’t have acted like a complete douchenozzle in the first place.

In case you didn’t see Cody and producer’s tweets last night and this morning, Cody has been training Chris for his upcoming season. No, not training him on how to tell girls he loves them after a few days. But training him as to keep in shape. And eat 200 egg whites a day. So expect a leaner, toner Chris Soules once the season begins filming soon. From what I’m hearing, Cody has been living in Iowa with Chris for a few weeks now to train him, then once Chris leaves for filming, Cody is all packed and ready to move to Utah to be with Michelle. I highly doubt he’s moving in with her or they’re getting a place together. I’m just hearing he’s moving there once Chris leaves for filming. So I guess the “I’ll tell her I love her after a few days” tricked seemed to work for him. To each their own.

Short column today. Enjoy…

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  1. rob22

    September 4, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    RS: your fantasy team picks are not going to win you a repeat on your championship. Welker got a four game PED suspension. Steven Jackson hasn’t been healthy for a full year (I realize he “came back” for the last game or two last season) & had a hamstring during preseason. 31 year old running backs are ready for the glue factory, not productive seasons. That said, Fred Jackson is 33!!! Gronk hasn’t been fully healthy in about two years. So, that’s four of your main contributors. Better scour the waiver wire hard for “surprise” stars who nobody had on their radar. That does happen every year. You’ve still got a shot if you can pickup good replacements quickly. I predict a long season for you otherwise.

  2. Jman123

    September 4, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    People will know if Jamie Otis stayed married on Married at First Sight on Tuesday when they have the 2 hour finale. While the guy is not physically attractive and seems not to have much financial success, I think he should opt for the divorce. She has too many issues. He seems blinded by her looks though. 90210 question made me think of the new Jennie Garth Project commercials on HGTV. I only recognize her when they show a view of the left side of her face (her left/my right). Chris must have realized they will want pictures of him without a shirt and somebody thought it would be fun to have video of him with Cody. Hopefully, Cody does not give him any pointers on hair. As Michelle was doing hair on BIP, I cannot believe she did not cut that Dairy Queen dollop off the top of Cody’ hair.

  3. rob22

    September 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    As for Cody training Chris, unless he knows how to transplant a personality, he’s not going to be of much help. Chris never struck me as out of shape. So yeah, I’m sure Chris will show up uber-ripped so he can prance around with overalls, no shirt & a pitchfork. But staring vacantly whenever anything is going on isn’t going to keep fans around.

    If they really wanted to spice up Chris’ season, they should really scour the trailer parks for contestants. That would make for some gooo-ooood country fun!! Seriously, the redneck based reality shows like Honey Boo-Boo and Duck Dynasty have done really well. They could go huntin and fishin, drinkin and driving. All good fun!

  4. karynr

    September 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Elizabeth Kitt Brown must be saying to herself “what did Iever see in that sleazy douchebag” She sure traded up!

  5. rolltideroll

    September 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Bizarre that Kelly-what’s-her-name would have Melissa back as a mentor on DCC, considering that in her last season on the team Melissa quit not once, but twice. She tells all about this in the book she wrote, and it due to the drama she was having with her then boyfriend / current husband Ty.

    College football:

    Surprised that A&M spanked SC with such a vengeance. Was hoping after Johnny DoucheSprinkler left A&M would settle down but no go — their QB is on fire. As for the Cocks, it’s always a good time to see Spurrier turn beet red and toss around his headset, visor, or whatever else is in reach.

    GA came back on Clemson pretty hard, which is a game I would have been happy about either way. GA wins, the SEC wins. Clemson wins, I don’t have to hear about a GA win from all my neighbors here in good ‘ole Jo-Ja. Now it’s “Gurley this, Gurley that.”

    WVA gave my Tide a run for their money. I was at that game and did NOT like the punt return for a TD. Much too reminiscent of the Iron Bowl last year — yes, the one second. But on the plus side, I met AJ McCarron walking down the street in ATL at 3am and got a pic with him and his new wife.

    Our biggest rival, the Barn, pulled it out on the Pigs after staying tied for what, half the game or so? Dammit Arkansas! You only had ONE job …

    Vandy got trampled, spit on, and shut down at the front door by Temple of all teams. TEMPLE! Can we just go on and kick Vandy outta the SEC? They’re the nagging little sibling that nobody wants to play with, let alone recognize.

    Ole Miss looked good against the guys in blue, and they are a team to watch this year.

    Kentucky scored some mad points for a win, what? When did the Wildcats get so frisky?

    Mizzou was looking good, glad we have them as part of the SEC but don’t wanna play ’em if we don’t have to.

    MS State and TN both kicked some @ss and were playing like rock stars.

    Last but not least, LSU just did pull out that win over Wisconsin. Just barely. You know LM about had a stroke on the sidelines. Mad Hatter best freshen up his bag of tricks before he gets to inner conference games!

    See y’all! Roll Tide!

    — Bama Girl

  6. rob22

    September 4, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Hey Bama girl. As far as the SEC goes, it’s a strong conference, but every year there are teams that disappoint. Last year it was Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Vandy, Miss St. , Georgia (7-5 with that talent?), Florida (wow!). So, the thing about the SEC is that the Top two teams have always been VERY strong. But, it’s a myth that top to bottom the SEC is awesome & every week is a battle.

    So, the question is this…. with Arkansas looking up, Mississipi maybe ready to take a step up, Georgia looking powerful and Florida trying hard not to embarrass themself again…. who’s going to flop? Certainly South Carolina looked terrible, it’s only one week but really? ‘Bama will be good…. but that defense… only a mother could love it. With a new QB, this could be a bit of a reload type year (not a complete rebuild, of course). LSU…. iffy, but they’ll still be good. Looks like most of the usual suspects for sucktitude…. Vandy, Kentucky, Miss St and I don’t think Tennessee is going to be much more than a six win team, though they look better. I don’t think Arkansas is really going to be that good either. I think South Carolina is underestimating how much losing Clowney and Connor Shaw will hurt them. They could be a 7 win team. If they get spanked by GA, it could be 0-2 and looking straight on at a long season.

    Meanwhile, prognosticators are talking Pac 12. Oregon, Stanford and UCLA look strong. USC looks better. Washington State was supposed to be better, but that loss to Rutgers puts a lid on expectations. AZ and AZ state look to be pretty good too… but they don’t play anyone good for a few weeks.

    Should be an interesting year!!

  7. mush

    September 5, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    chris soules will surprise us and show us a fun personality. didn’t you guys see the deleted scene steve posted during andis season of him dancing around to the song from night at the Roxbury. very funny. cool, actually.

  8. caffeinequeen

    September 6, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    I’ve enjoyed Married at First Sight. It’s a reality show where everyone could “win” if they end up with a successful relationship. And if they don’t, hopefully they have learned something about themselves in the process– still a win.

    Re: Jamie Otis – She did the Bachelor when she was 25. She’s now, what? 27? Having learned a little bit more about her very difficult, chaotic childhood, I have a new appreciation for the strength it took her to overcome it. It’s not surprising, with zero models of a healthy relationship, that Jamie hasn’t made great choices for herself in the past. I hope she and Doug make a go of it. He seems like a really solid guy, and they could be really good together.

  9. karynr

    September 7, 2014 at 5:26 AM

    mush, I suspect you might be right, but am reserving judgment. I saw flashes of a lively personality during Andi’s season. He’s attractive, but doesn’t do a thing for me in the looks department. I’m so ready for a fun, bright Bachelor after Juan Pabs, Sean and Ben.

  10. Scout

    September 9, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    “Go Pack Go! And please, you can all feel my pain tonight when it ends up being a 30-14 Seattle final or something like that.”
    Just too funny when the final ended up being 36-16 seattle. HAHA

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