As the Sacramento Kings were being routed 107-91 by the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, an ESPN broadcaster observed that there hadn't "been a beating this bad in Sacramento since Arnold Schwarzenegger's last night."
Take me out to the Fox promo: Columnist David Allen reports that, on a "Simpsons" episode about the World Series, an electronic sign behind the batter showed the Fox logo and the word "Pomona." The game commentator said: "And next week on Fox, check out the new 'O.C.' spinoff, 'Pomona.' It's even hotter away from the beach!"
"It sure is," Allen commented in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
The show was parodying the practice of its parent Fox network of making World Series commentators promote Fox programming.
I dunno, maybe "Pomona" would be a hit, though. Remember when Carol Burnett starred in the miniseries "Fresno"?
Or maybe Pomona isn't ready for the big time: A viewer told the media website ronfineman.com that during the on-air auditions of KTLA-TV Channel 5 for a new weatherperson, he heard two people mispronounce Pomona as "Ponoma."
Meanwhile, in the O.C.: Karl Pagel of Anaheim noticed that a local company that sells "treats" was, in a manner of speaking, tricked by whoever printed up the labels on its bags of cashews (see accompanying).