We now interrupt our regularly scheduled program . . .

I'm going to spend three hours in a room with this man. Pray for me. (John Spink/jspink@ajc.com)

I'm spending three hours alone with this man. Pray for me. (John Spink/jspink@ajc.com)

I’m filing this early because they’re waiting for me in makeup. I’ve been tabbed as a co-host replacement for David Pollack on today’s Pollack and Bell show. There has been no official announcement as to why Pollack is out this week. But I’m pretty sure it’s because he’s young, good looking and a former All-American at Georgia, and that’s so yesterday. Better to get the middle-aged sports writer!

Seriously, it should be fun. I’ve done quite a bit of radio over the last 28 years but this will be the first time I’m locked in a room with Mike Bell, who isn’t completely normal and proudly wears that on his sleeve, sort of like a gravy stain. No, really. Mike’s cool. I’m not worried. Besides, I’ve had all my shots. (Thank you, I’m here all week. Actually, after that line, probably not.)

I have  no idea what we’re going to talk about. With Mike, you never know. But I’m soliciting topics here that you’d like to talk about.

Better yet, phone in.

No, better yet, show up! Yes, you can see Mike and I live — a rare opportunity to see me in three dimensions! Mike and I will be broadcasting from Tavern 99  on Peachtree in Buckhead from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. I’ve been told the bartenders are good looking. If you show up, please let them know I told you. Cheez-its dumped me and I’m looking for an endorsement deal.

49 comments Add your comment

sidewalk74

August 20th, 2009
2:38 pm

Talk about anything other than Vick, Favre or Burress and I will be pretty happy. Just sick of those stories.

Peter Moylan

August 20th, 2009
2:38 pm

You two blokes could start a discussion on when my arm’s liable to fall off.

reebok

August 20th, 2009
2:40 pm

Have fun. Don’t mention Vick or Favre.

JSS

August 20th, 2009
2:42 pm

Via Cell phone from Berlin…
So why you discussing nonsense with that has-been and never was…
Usain Bolt just became the first human being to run below 19:20 in the 200 (19:19 sec)
Think you might venture to write a story now?

sidslid

August 20th, 2009
2:45 pm

Where is Tavern 99?

JSS

August 20th, 2009
3:02 pm

Via cell phone from Berlin
Congrads to ATLANTAN Terrence Trammell who won silver in the 110MHH in the closet finish in the history of the World Championships (All 3 medals only separated by one tenth of a second in a photo finish!)
He’s from Atlanta, think you might venture a story now?

Ed-Covington

August 20th, 2009
3:02 pm

AJC just posted an article about GT playing 3 basketball games in Canada. I’m a GT man, but isn’t this just handing dawg fans more fodder for their blogs? I can hear it now: “Oh, Canada…..”

Warren Peace

August 20th, 2009
3:19 pm

Talk about the life of Leon Tolstoy, that is always riveting. He was one awesome hockey player. He smashed Napoleon into the wall one time in a pickup game while Napoleon was wintering in Moscow.

Ed

August 20th, 2009
3:21 pm

Tavern 99 is the former ‘Aiko’. It’s over on East Andrews Dr near East Andrews bar district.

Bushwacker

August 20th, 2009
3:23 pm

I got one for you, ask Snake why he got rid of AJ for a not that funny Bell.

Oh yea, tell Bell I was wooo hooo ing chicks years before he came to Atlanta.

Jeff Schultz

August 20th, 2009
3:26 pm

Sidslid –128 East Andrews, just off West Paces Ferry and Peachtree.

Jeff Schultz

August 20th, 2009
3:29 pm

JSS — I wrote a ton on Bolt when I was in China for the Olympics. Fun guy, great athlete. I just hope he — and that whole Jamaican sprint team — is clean, but there’s been a lot of rumblings to the contrary.

Warren Peace — Was Napoleon 6-foot-2 BEFORE that hit?

Bushwacker — watch that, Bell’s my boy. But I liked AJ too. I’m partial to funny people who don’t pretend to be experts.

Sunny Purdue

August 20th, 2009
3:30 pm

I did not know sports talk radio was on the air during the football off season. What channel is that?

Nuge at Night

August 20th, 2009
3:33 pm

Seriously, even I would be better at sportstalk than Bell.

Nuge at Night

August 20th, 2009
3:34 pm

HOT MOM CHECK-IN!! WOO! WOO!

Duke

August 20th, 2009
3:36 pm

Football, football, and more football…except for cons, ex-cons and divas.

790 R U There

August 20th, 2009
3:38 pm

THE THREE PEOPLE IN THE ATL THAT CAN ACTUALLY PICK UP 790 A.M. SIGNALS OUGHTA BE PLEASED.

Alex H.

August 20th, 2009
3:47 pm

Awesome Jeff! I’ll tune in.

Mark C.

August 20th, 2009
3:49 pm

Jeff,

Everybody knows we only care if our baseball players are clean. Actually, you should discuss that.

JSS

August 20th, 2009
3:53 pm

Via cell phone from Biergarten de Drunkenmeister (Thought that might get your attention)
Still waiting for the Decathlon to wind up which an American is leading by the way (Do any of our fellow Americans know that?) Jeff, the Olympics were over a year ago! The World has moved onto 2009… He is more than 15/100 of a second faster than any human over 100 and 200 meters, And now Dude, that is freakin’ Beamon… No talkin’ to you… Dope or no dope, that deserves a new story.. Write it from a dope angle if you wish, but I can tell you from being over here for a moth, he’s passed Tiger Woods and Schumacher in noterity… And this is not like Soccer, this is history… Appreciate it for what it is… I saw Johnson set his 200M record and his 400 in… By your comment, that would mean you only write about the Super Bowl every 4 years… Come on!

SiddyBoy

August 20th, 2009
3:57 pm

Gt’s move to Canada for 3 games is a sign of things to come. Soon millions of American citizens will crash the Canadian border for another shot at all the rights we once had.

Or maybe we should all cross the border into Mexico and start over there. Of course we would run head on into millions of Mexicans travelling north into the U.S.!! Especially at night under the cloak of darkness.

StingerSplash

August 20th, 2009
3:58 pm

Why not have the remote at Johnnys Hideaway or at The Cheetah? Think of the play by play possibilities once the horses that are Brett Favre, Michael Vick and the subtle nuances from Falcons training camp about the depth at third-string left cornerback are beaten further into eternal sleep.
(Actually, I don’t mind some Falcons talk. But it’s preseason. Unless somebody’s hurt, holding out or jumping over the wire at night … it’s not that enthralling. God, September can’t get here fast enough.)

Jeff Schultz

August 20th, 2009
4:01 pm

OK, Mike Bell is sitting to me left. His show prep is UNBELIEVABLE!!!

"Chef" Tim Dix

August 20th, 2009
4:07 pm

Hey now…..

"Chef" Tim Dix

August 20th, 2009
4:08 pm

So they refer to his…As show prep?

Danny Noonan

August 20th, 2009
4:18 pm

Let me guess–Bell’s show prep is 5 for $5 Arby’s Roast Beef, chili cheese fries and a 7 and 7. See if Bell can get one of the cougars to take him into the bathroom during a break. Now THAT’S good radio.

Hillbilly Deluxe

August 20th, 2009
4:31 pm

Jeff

You should call Sonny Clusters and invite him over to sit in with y’all. If he doesn’t show up, then it must be because he is in NY catching for the Braves.

Cuz

August 20th, 2009
4:40 pm

Jeff you have the perfect face for radio.

Herschel Talker

August 20th, 2009
4:42 pm

Speaking of funny guys who don’t pretend to be experts, that would be the exact opposite of Steak Shapiro. He is an unfunny guy who thinks he knows everything. And he gets lit up as a pitcher in the JCC softball league, then blames everyone else. Steak is the biggest clown this side of Bozo. A complete and utter toolbox.

Herschel Talker

August 20th, 2009
4:44 pm

Schultzie – maybe you can have the pleasure of speaking with Mel from SW Atlanta.

George C

August 20th, 2009
4:52 pm

It’s got cache baby! It’s cache out the yen yang!

George C

August 20th, 2009
4:53 pm

You should drape yourself in velvet.

Jeff Schultz

August 20th, 2009
5:27 pm

We’re in a break. Love the comments and so does Bell.

Willie M's Revenge

August 20th, 2009
5:43 pm

Enjoying the broadcast… you and Mike make a pretty good radio combo. Met Mike in Athens… good guy.

Jeff Schultz

August 20th, 2009
6:41 pm

Mike’s great — he makes this easy … He just left for Judas Priest. Not sure if I’ve been dumped for worse.

Timmaaayyyyyy....

August 20th, 2009
7:31 pm

Hey Jeff… how about do your entire three hours on the triple option and how UGA had no idea how to stop it… That outta get your phones ringing…

Pi$$onaDawg

August 20th, 2009
8:09 pm

CUZ play nice his face is really perfect for a wanted poster at best. HAHAHA. Baylie doing well?

Herschel Talker

August 20th, 2009
8:52 pm

Pi$$onaDawg likes men

Pi$$onaDawg

August 20th, 2009
9:19 pm

HERshall take it da BOOTIE you know I just love 3 of your 12 personas. Would you have HERshall # 5 call me? He likes me to spank his Black A$$ and call him George Rogers while I wear my Bo Jackson Jersey.

GTPHISH

August 20th, 2009
9:27 pm

Jeff,
Heard you on the radio, good stuff.

Sonny Clusters

August 20th, 2009
9:40 pm

AJC headline: “Body found on Chipper Jones’ ranch”

We was wondering what was a body doing on Chipper Jones’ ranch and what was with the beat writer breaking the story? And the way Chipper has been playing third base lately . . . does it have anything to do with finding a cadaver on the ranch? We was always playing cadaver tricks on people when we was in school. One day we told Jeff he missed a phone call and we had him call the funeral home and ask for Mr Cadaver. Jeff did just that but when they figured out it was Jeff calling they understood. He was easy to get.

Sonny Clusters

August 20th, 2009
9:43 pm

Whoa! Jeff was on the radio? We was sorry to hear that we missed that. We was always a big fan of Jeff’s writing and his talking must be almost as good. We was wondering if Jeff could call up Bobby and ask him about that nose picking and see what Bobby says.

honest_abe

August 20th, 2009
10:02 pm

any way i can catch a recording of the show????? i’m all the way out here in korea sooo…

JSS

August 20th, 2009
11:46 pm

ROTFLMAO at P.O.D. calling out HT… It was rude and crude but classic!!! LLike Barney Frank putting the wood to that sheep at that town hall yesterday… Love YouTube, even in Berlin it was funny! 123 personas!!!

StingerSplash

August 21st, 2009
12:20 am

Next time you talk to Bell, JS, ask him if he has a man crush on Judas Priest lead singer — and avowed homosexual — Rob Halford. Ask him if that gives “Turbo Lover” and “Livin After Midnight” any new, subliminal meanings.

Herschel Talker

August 21st, 2009
12:35 am

Pi$$onaDawg likes men. JSS likes men. They do Lucky Pierre with Saint Simons.

JSS

August 21st, 2009
1:00 am

Go for it you clueless afterthought! Told you one time before that you don’t want me on your case… This is going to be a blood letting worthy of Vlad the Impaler!!! Does the Clayton Co. Sheriff know about those sheep that you keep tied up in your backyard for company? by the way, I think SS’s joke is tired just like yours you misfit; but at least he told the truth… The Jumbotron still reads 45-42!!! Now go out the backdoor and scare the sheep!!! Oh that’s right, they aren’t scared; you can’t afford any more Enzete!! What 17 year old boy are you trying to live through today? Hershal is a middle aged man now, kinda not your style…

Vito Tagliano

August 21st, 2009
7:30 am

Great show Jeff!

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