Give Him What He Wants -
Let's Go Yankees! (Clap, clap, clap clap clap)
Yes, I am a true blue New York Yankee fan. They are my
favorite sporting team and I am not afraid to admit it.
Sure, they are the 'best team money can buy', but 11
straight years into the postseason (and hopefully 12, if
they can get into it) you are getting your money's
That leads us to, of course, CBS and their dilemma. Who
is going to host their flagship daytime show The Price
is Right? There is no 'right' answer, but there are two
possibilities emerging in the form of Ryan Seacrest and
Drew Carey. Yes, Seacrest may have priced himself out of
the competition, but Carey is your guy, and he's the one
that CBS needs to get in their fold.
This is someone who has a nice little game show resume.
He is also hosting The Power of 10 in August and he has
a pretty decent-sized fan-base. Most importantly, he has
been quoted as saying that he wants to keep the culture
of The Price is Right the way that it is - something
that none of the other contenders have said.
Now this is not saying that Todd Newton or Mark Steines
are good hosts. They are both very good hosts and if I
was ever to create a show, I would love to see Todd or
Mark get a shot at hosting it. But as of right now at
this point in time, Todd and Mark is equivalent to a
Johnny Damon or a David Eckstein - they are nice pieces
to have, but what you want is A-Rod. CBS needs an A-Rod
to host their version of the Daytime New York Yankees.
Memo to CBS - don't let Drew get away. Don't be like the
New York Rangers, who didn't pay Mark Messier what he
wanted and hasn't sniffed the NHL finals since. Don't be
like the New York Mets, who didn't sign A-Rod and are
desperately looking for offense. Don't be so cheap that
you don't get the best that you can to keep your 35 year
old show strong and healthy.
Drew Carey is the answer. You know it. We all know it.
Just give him what he wants.
Speaking of Price, here are 3 more pricing games...
Pick a Number - Don't go for a number that's already in
Pick-A-Pair - Want to change a game from a 33% chance of
winning to a 50% of winning? Go after the least
expensive products. You get to see half of the products
and you should be able to eliminate the more expensive
Plinko - Look at it more as a True/False game, like 5
Pricetags. If you don't think the item is 'True' in
terms of the first number, then select the last number,
As for the chip, put it directly in the middle.
Gordon Pepper bleeds
pinstripes. E-mail him at
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