I feel like a broken record because, well, I have been, but once again the best reality show on TV aired this past Sunday. Sports. You don’t think sports is the best reality show on TV? I saw a tweet on Sunday night that re-visited what we’ve seen in the last 365 days in the 5 major sports championship games: baseball, basketball, football, college basketball, college football. In case you’ve all forgotten, a quick reminder: Last April, Villanova hits a 3 pointer at the buzzer to win the National Championship. Last June, the Cavs come from down 3-1 to win a Game 7 on the road versus the greatest regular season team (at least record wise) in NBA history and win their first NBA title ever. Last October, the Cubs come from 3-1 down to win Game 6 & 7 on the road to claim their first World Series since 1908, not to mention one of the most dramatic Game 7’s ever. Just a couple weeks ago, Clemson scores a TD on the last play of the game to beat undefeated Alabama and win the national championship. And then of course Sunday happened. I mean, I could probably write a full page of stuff on that game. Not a bad calendar year for sports, huh? I think it’s safe to say we will never have a greater collection of championship games in those 5 sports in a calendar year for as long as we live. Not even close really. Just the sheer fact that the NBA & MLB happened to two teams who hadn’t won in years makes it impossible for it to happen again, at least not for 100 years. Unbelievable stuff and it’s why I love sports. I didn’t have a rooting interest in any of those teams playing in any of those games, and I was still on the edge of my seat. No reality show in America comes close to producing that kind of drama.
Get your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for this week. I’m sure you have quite a few thoughts on things happening, so let me know. Lining up this week’s podcast guest and it should be a doozy. I’m not gonna say their name for fear of jinxing it but needless to say, this person has had quite an interesting history with the show. Keep your fingers crossed.
A mini update on the Reality Steve Fan Appreciation Party happening June 9th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that I mentioned last week. We are almost at capacity, but still have spots left. Thanks to all of you who immediately responded and booked your flights and/or rooms. So far we have people coming from as far as New York, Vermont, Canada, and Florida. That boggles my mind. Study up on your Bachelor trivia as the 3rd Annual Trivia Contest promises to be the best one yet. At least in my mind it is. It’s not too late to reserve a spot for the party. If you’re interested, email me ASAP and I will put you on the confirmed list. If you’re flying in, your confirmation is your flight itinerary. If you’re driving, then just promise me you won’t flake and book your hotel room and send that itinerary. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. As mentioned, Brandi Redmond from the “Real Housewives of Dallas” will be in attendance, and I’m still waiting on word to hear from a former contestant. I will let you know if it happens.
Our own Nell Kalter is back with your Vanderpump Rules recap covering all the shenanigans those kids are up to. Check it out when you can and let Nell know how you feel if you’re so inclined.
We all remember Brady and Britt from Kaitlyn’s season don’t we? The cute little couple that dated for a few months once Kaitlyn was chosen as the “Bachelorette?” Well, Brady just released a new song, “Carolina,” and lookie here, that just so happens to be Britt’s middle name. Think that might’ve been his inspiration for this song? Check it out for yourselves:
Hey everyone in the greater Atlanta area! If your Falcons gagging away the biggest game in franchise history wasn’t a horrible way to start your week, you can now kiss Josh Murray this Saturday night for charity! As if there wasn’t an event this guy wouldn’t sign up for in hopes of bagging some fan girl, this Saturday you can go to the Ponce City Market and lick his tongue after numerous women already have just for a good cause. Well isn’t that special? Please, someone do this and report back at its utter ridiculousness. If it’s anything like the kissing booth the Tri Lambs had in “Revenge of the Nerds,” I wanna hear about it.
Last week in the column and on my podcast I talked about Ouija boards and how ridiculous I thought they were. A reader emailed this in to me and, well, it essentially are my thoughts exactly on the whole thing:
I mean, really? Wouldn’t just plain common sense tell you that Ouija boards are a bunch of garbage? How can anyone take those things seriously? Other than the extremely naïve and those hoping dead people are trying to talk to them?
As of this posting, last night’s ratings aren’t in yet. I will post them tomorrow. Also, Nick’s blog for People.com hasn’t been posted either. Would be interested to know if he reveals what really happened on the volleyball group date. But Chris Harrison’s blog is up for Yahoo! and I really hope they don’t pay him for this. Well they obviously do, but I hope it’s like $1.39 for each column. Seriously. Talk about lazy. There is exactly ZERO insight in this column. It’s like he just reviewed it for those that missed. Chris you were there. You talked to Nick frequently. How about actually giving an opinion or two rather than regurgitate back to us what we already saw?
And finally this week’s poll question is about Kristina. What’d you think?
February 7, 2017 at 9:46 AM
This show has become horrifically stale and it’s because it is so forced and over produced. I’m barely making it through this one and am done after this…unless they make Rachel the bachelorette.
February 7, 2017 at 11:03 AM
I am also finding this season a total snoozer. None of the girls are very interesting and the Corinne thing has been played out. I’m with @SeaDub…Rachel would make an intelligent and compelling bachelorette.
I find Nick’s personality to be incredibly dull. For a 36 year old man, he seems to not have found himself aside from deciding to wear shrunken clothes and getting a six-pack. He’s right up there with the most boring Bachelors — Juan Pablo and Ben Flajnik.
Vanessa thus far bores me. I don’t see the connection. I also don’t find Raven to be very attractive (which I understand has nothing to do with nothing). Raven seems about one foot away from the “cash me ousside how bout dat” girl.
February 7, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Rachel n Raven seem very clique(y) so it doesnt surprise me they would group together against Vanessa. Saying this as a big Rachel fan! Im a bit weary of women who group together to shun others out on this show. They teamed up on Brit on Chris’ season, calling her fake and a wanna be actress. YET she was the only one post show, NOT selling vitamins or flat irons LOL
The edit seems to have been great for ALL the women. Even Taylor didnt have it as bad as it couldve been.
February 7, 2017 at 11:29 AM
The social media following on Rachel worries me. She’s getting a VERY good edit, she is well liked by the media and Bach Nation, but she barely has any IG or Twitter followers. YIKES. Even that girl Sarah has more social engagement. Not good. I dont want to scream racial bias…but seems the avg bach followers arent that enamored by her as I am :/
February 7, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Dumping DLo was stupid. She was pretty, and nice. should have kept her around at least 1 more episode, maybe 2. She had B’ette potential in a year that few do.
Rachel is boring. As a fellow lawyer, yeah, dull. Not seeing it. Should have gone with Danielle Lombard as a first. She would have been one too. She would have pulled more guys in too. Sorry, but Rachel will not be a huge draw for the guys. She is nice and pretty, but lacks an “it” factor.
The edit this year has been awful. Way too much Corinne, and not enough other girls. The formula is super stale. The ridiculous girls get too much time. It just isn’t funny anymore. This franchise thinks way more is often more, and they do not know when to stop. That Stop sign 3 episodes ago and they finally pumped the brakes this week.
Honestly, I hope Nick ends up alone. Just not seeing a connection with any girl now. It’s a farce to begin with, but at least in previous years it seems like the lead has real connections with some girls. This year, just nothing. It is bad.
February 7, 2017 at 12:23 PM
Well, for once I don’t have a lot to add to what everyone else has been saying. This season is a snoozer. I made it 15 minutes into yesterday’s episode & went to sleep. Gotta watch the rest today…. unless… eyes… getting…. heavy. Snoooooore. It is pretty embarrassing for Nick that he’s still basically a 22 year old skirt chaser at 37 years old. Sadly, he seems proud of it. But heck, the Kardashians embarrass themselves every single episode & look where they are now. There’s a formula there, I guess. But I really don’t understand why anyone would want to humiliate themselves to gain a Social Media following so they can pimp out ads for penis enlargement & fake news sites. Isn’t that market already saturated?
February 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM
This is the worst season yet and that is saying a lot after some of the other icky ones – I think they made a huge huge huge mistake casting this clown…JMHO
February 7, 2017 at 1:43 PM
ABC should be ashamed of themselves for subjecting us the loyal viewers to this mess. Nick as The Bachelor has been a disaster, what a clunker series this time. I don’t get any chemistry with him and any of these women. Whomever he picks is doomed to fail. Face it Nick, you are just NOT INTO these women!
February 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM
After last night’s episode, I would really love to see Kristina become the next Bachelorette. She is classy, beautiful, has a compelling backstory, and is quite poised for her age.
February 7, 2017 at 2:03 PM
Steve, kissing booth that Josh Murray is doing is for charity, Enduring Hearts, for babies & kids with heart problems. He has done fundraising for them for years.
February 7, 2017 at 2:40 PM
1) ponce city market is pretty cool….but you can see from the “famousness” of the other participants, it’s just a bunch of locals….nobody earth shattering..
And 2) HOW did these girls stink so bad at volleyball?!?!? Jasmine even said that she had never played volleyball in her life….they never took any PE class or gym? What did they do with all those hours in their school? And I’m sure they have been to a beach sometime in their life….isn’t volleyball like in the top 3 of beach activities with football and frisbee? My mind was blown…
February 7, 2017 at 5:25 PM
This whole episode was horribly edited regarding that group date. Just about every episode shows at least one girl “debating” whether or not to go home due to Nick’s actions. I became a Kristina fan after this episode. I agree that Jasmine was provoked to her reaction, which was expected. The choking joke thing was kind of weird though. I hope we get to see Alexis on BIP this summer.
February 8, 2017 at 5:55 AM
Agree, volleyball scene was weird. Since when do they all separate and sit alone on a group date? Something happened, why wouldn’t they show it?
RS, last week when they showed scenes for this week there was a scene of a group of girls dancing with Nick. Girls were in bikinis. It looked like Jasmine (I think) punched Nick. They never showed that scene. WTH?
February 8, 2017 at 8:31 AM
I must be the only one who doesn’t think Raven is as attractive as everyone else is making her out to be. However, I think her personality kicks ass and think she would make for an interesting and entertaining Bachelorette.
It seems like this season is DRAGGING! Like the whole Liz issue seems like SO long ago – like not even on this season long ago! :-O
February 8, 2017 at 12:32 PM
I agree with all the previous posts. This season is painfully boring and I only watch about a third of it and then read the spoilers and comments. I never understood why people were excited to have Nick at the lead because his voice is obnoxious. All I can say is that the producers must be very good at their job to get these young women to fall in love with a boring 36 year old guy who has “been around the block a few too many times”.