By the end of the week:
- NBC appears to have reached an agreement to pay Conan $30,000,000 to leave “The Tonight Show”. I have never been a Leno fan and I was iffy on Conan at first but the more I watch, the more I like. I hope he gets to Fox and helps Dave destroy the new “Tonight Show”. I also hope his first act of freedom will be to guest on Letterman on the first night Jay is back on the “Tonight Show”.
- The University of Tennessee has signed Derek Dooley from Louisiana Tech to be head football coach. It appears he has more recruiting experience than actual coaching. But, I’ve been to Ruston, Louisiana and I certainly understand why he wants to leave.
- Haiti is getting its own multi-network, multi-celebrity telethon. Get ready – in just three years, there will be a Dateline NBC dedicated to trying to track down where the money actually ended up. But, the world knows that there is a guilt in America that makes us throw obscene amounts of money at the world’s problems. This does little to help but it makes us feel better. Maybe France and Russia will decide to hold a telethon for Detroit next year. Hmm – I doubt it.
The Neil Young cover via Jimmy Fallon. I want the MP3 so any time I feel sad or discouraged, I can play it.