Thursday, February 02, 2006

Umm, errr, umm, yeah, we're going to Hooters

Andrew Siciliano is a Fox Sports radio host, as well as one of the personalities who does a Fox Football Fantasy show on Sunday mornings during football season. He also wears a 29 inch inseam.

He is thin, unlike many radio personalities, and one day, during his show, he complained about how difficult it was to find a 30 inch waist with a 29 inch inseam. Apparently, most clothing manufacturers assume people with a 29 inch inseam are on the large size, and so most of the pants are for fat people.

My friend, Sport Psych Detroit, is a big Andrew Siciliano fan, in no small part because of the 29-inch inseam issue that they both share. And so, when Andrew Siciliano announced on has radio program that he would be broadcasting live in Detroit all week long, well, Sport Psych Detroit thought it would be a good chance to meet the man he shares so much in common with.

And so we went. To Hooters. It was the first time I had ever been to a Hooters, and to be honest, as I looked around the restaurant and bar, I don't think I would eat there even if I didn't keep kosher. But, obviously, we weren't there for the food; we were there to talk pants sizes.

I had always thought that when radio programs go on the road, and into bars, they are the center of attention in the bar. But Siciliano, his hot co-host, and his four staffers were sitting around a large table, with some computers, headphones, Gary Baxter from the Cleveland Browns, and no one else. Which meant Sport Psych Detroit could walk right up to Siciliano, and swap pants-shopping horror stories.

And we could get an autograph from Gary Baxter, which he was kind enough to give. So now my oldest has a Gary Baxter autograph on a Hooters coaster.

We stood around there for a while, watching the Pistons on one TV and the Wings on a second TV, before we decided we had enough of Hooters.

I did enjoy when YMCA came on the jukebox, and the Hooters girls all stopped what they were doing, climbed on top of tables, and started dancing. As we left Hooters, we were faced with the question, what next. It was still early, no one had to be home at any time, and we wanted to see more football players.

Downtown or the suburbs, into the heart of the D or Fashionable Ferndale and Royal Oak. We picked downtown, in no small part because this is one of the few weeks since the 1960s that a white person can walk through the city feeling completely safe.

Downtown looked incredible. It was well lit, there was a large police presence, and there was a lot of life downtown. People were walking around, going from bar to bar, and we joined in.

We went to the Hard Rock Cafe, hoping to catch the Best Damn Sports Show, only to find out that it had been taped earlier. We walked through a few bars, into a club, having a drink in some and taking a leak in others.

We saw a few minor celebs, and some football players we didn't recognize. And I have to say, Sean Salisbury looked like a regular drunk 45 year old man when we saw him walking through the Old Shallellegh. Oh, and we ran into Andrew Siciliano again.

We popped into Greektown Casino, played some slots, and looked for football players.

I think that if we had stayed a lot longer, after the parties in town ended and players had a chance to get back downtown after the Pistons game, we might have run into some more players, but we did have to go back home. Our jobs were waiting for us the next morning. And it was after 12.


Blogger Gebrec said...

Hey did you at least use your badge and park for free at BCBSM?

February 02, 2006 8:26 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

i didnt know we could do that. The first lot we parked in was only $5 and then we parked at the casino lot when we moved the car and got it validated.

February 02, 2006 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 02, 2006 9:15 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

"I did enjoy when YMCA came on the jukebox, and the Hooters girls all stopped what they were doing, climbed on top of tables, and started dancing.".....I"m sure you did :-)

Which reminds me of a joke:

If large-breasted women work at Hooters, where do one-legged women work?
>I-Hops. Ok, that was wrong.

February 02, 2006 10:22 AM  
Anonymous jock's_wife said...

Anon...get a life. I feel bad for the poor guy (you?) whose wife doesn't let him out of the house with his buddies once in while.

February 02, 2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

JPT - Maybe that comment should have gone on the space shuttle post

February 02, 2006 10:40 AM  
Blogger Krunk said...

Next time you go,give me a call. ;)

February 02, 2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger Ger Tzadik said...

Trust me, you're not missing anything by not eating at Hooters. They like to claim they're know for their wings, but that's just insulting. It's not as bad as fast food...but it's nothing to get excited about.

My theory: The NFL lets Detroit have a random SuperBowl here and there as an apology for the Lions.

February 02, 2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger SportPsych Detroit said...

The best part of the evening was that Hooters was the worst part...then we bumped into Andrew at the Ole Shelaighlaigh (sp?) and it was like meeting up with an old friend

February 02, 2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Just Shu said...

I was downtown last night, downtown can be a nice place to chill if they keep it clean and safe

February 02, 2006 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I'll know better than to say "sure, have fun" when SPD goes out with you ;)

February 04, 2006 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! »

February 15, 2007 3:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY! »

March 17, 2007 6:34 PM  

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