On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
November 11, 2005

WIP 610-AM listeners heard an on-air spat on Monday between hosts Angelo Cataldi and Mike Missanelli over Cataldi's use of Eagles' employee Dave Spadaro as an analyst about the team.

What listeners may not know is that the reason Missanelli was a few minutes late for his Tuesday show was because he was part of a closed-door meeting with Cataldi and WIP management, according to sources close to the situation.

"[It's] nothing more than a minor disagreement between colleagues," Missanell wrote in an e-mail. "There's no problem."

Cataldi could not be reached for comment.

It's TOver!

Here are some observations from another week of the Eagles vs. Terrell Owens.

Live from New York: Don't be surprised if Owens' laugh-filled press conference becomes fodder for a "Saturday Night Live" skit this week.

Best accessory: T.O.'s earrings.

Second-best accessory: T.O.'s bodyguard.

Worst accessory: Drew Rosenhaus.

Those stinkin' Cowboys: Ex-Cowboy Michael Irvin manages to be a thorn in Philly's side as Owens' on-air pal, and let's not forget Owens' fashion statement - the Irvin No. 88 jersey.

Web site of the week: On the home page of www.terrellowens.com,  there isn't a mention of the suspension, only a plug to get Owens voted to the Pro Bowl.

Hugh knew?: Luckily the Eagles kept former player Hugh Douglas around. He seemed to be the only person in the organization who wouldn't take any garbage from Owens.

This kills me: The T.O. nonsense is front-page news, while we're barely noticing that (former) Phillies pitcher, Ugueth Urbina is accused of attempted murder.

Palmer goes to bat

Former 6ABC sports anchor and current Phillies consultant Scott Palmer will host a monthly Phillies television show to be produced by the team.

Keeping it real

There are a couple of interesting topics on the next installment of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on HBO. The phenomenon of "Monday Night Football" and women who want to "Cash in" with star athletes will be explored at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Voice from the past

"The Terrell Owens Show" is still scheduled to air on WIP 610-AM at 5 p.m. today.

November 11, 2005 4:43 AM