Wanted: Guest tonight for Sports Overnight America" on the Sports Byline USA Radio Network. Are you a sportswriter or blogger who wants to be heard by countless dozens of people around the world? This is your opportunity, and we're dead serious. We are looking for a guest for tonight's show. Because it has been an extremely busy week, we haven't had an opportunity to line up talent. The hours? Not good. The show starts Friday at 11:30 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. Saturday (Pacific). The pay? Even worse, but you'll get an opportunity to plug your site, your book, your newspaper, your whatever. If you are interested, send an email to dawizofodds (at) aol.com.
And for those of you in Los Angeles, we'd like throw our weight behind the "Free Reggie" movement, started by the site LosAnjealous. Reggie is a 7-foot alligator that was illegally let loose in a suburban lake in 2005. Many had tried to capture Reggie, but on Thursday, the chase finally ended when the creature was caught while sunning itself on the banks of the lake.
An almost O.J. Simpson-like media spectacle followed, with Reggie being taken away in an animal control truck and surrounded by a phalanx of five other vehicles, including park police. Meanwhile, TV news helicopters stayed in close pursuit, and footage of Reggie's motorcade to the L.A. Zoo was broadcast live. A life behind zoo bars awaits. Needless to say, a sad, sad day.