Norm Hitzges & Donovan Lewis

Weekdays 10am – Noon

Norm Hitzges hosted the first full-time sports talk-show in morning drive time in the country right here in Dallas Ft Worth over 30 years ago. He has been on-air continuously for all those years in the DFW Market. Hitzges is known for his enthusiasm and knowledge of sports trivia and his penchant and success for handicapping all sports. But especially for his first love outside of broadcasting: horse racing. Hitzges has been honored by the Texas Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Dallas All of Sports Association and the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. Norm also hosts the “Norm-A-Thon”, a yearly 18 hour marathon broadcast to raise money for a area homeless.

Known to Ticket P1s as “The Great Donovan,” or “Donnie-Doo”, Donovan Lewis co hosts 10am-12n with Radio Hall of Famer Norm Hitzges. Donovan and Norm have been paired on the Cowboys Postgame Show since 2007 so the teaming of the two for a regular weekday show is a no brainer. It just took us a little while to realize it. Prior to teaming up with Norm, Donovan rode shotgun on BaD Radio with Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell from 2006 to 2015 after joining “The Ticket” from sister station KDBN “93.3 The Bone”, where he was known as “The Bone Brotha.”

A proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Donnie has several regular segments, including Ghetto Jeopardy.

 

PICKS OF THE POLE

Here are your Picks of the Pole for the college and pro games of the weekend of Oct. 23-26
Last week’s record: (UGH) 5-12
COLLEGE
SINGLE PLAYS:
Wisconsin -19 1/2 Illinois (Friday)
Houston -14 1/2 Navy
Indiana +6 Penn State
Purdue +3 Iowa
Iowa State +3 1/2 Oklahoma State
W. Virginia -3 Texas Tech
LSU -6 So. Carolina
Marshall -16 1/2 Florida Atlantic
Northwestern -11 Maryland
Minnesota +3 Michigan
NFL
DOUBLE PLAY: New England-2 San Francisco
SINGLE PLAYS
Carolina +7 1/2 New Orleans
Buffalo -12 1/2 NY Jets
Las Vegas +3 1/2 Tampa Bay
LA Chargers -8 Jacksonville
Lets win ’em all!

FOOTBALL
Here are your Consensus Late Picks from top handicappers around the country for the college and pro games of the weekend of Oct. 23-26
COLLEGE
VERY STRONG PLAYS: None
STRONG PLAYS: Wake Forest +10 1/2 Virginia Tech
                              Marshall -16 FAU
REGULAR PLAYS: TCU +6 1/2 Oklahoma
                                Coastal Carolina -5 1/2 Georgia So.
                                Missouri +4 1/2 Kentucky
NFL
VERY STRONG PLAYS: None
STRONG PLAYS: Cleveland -3 Cincy (Be a tad careful here.
                              There are other respected analysts on the
                              Other side)
REGULAR PLAYS: Arizona +3 1/2 Seattle
                                Carolina +7 1/2 New Orleans
                                Pitt +1 1/2 Tennessee
NORM’S LATE THOUGHTS: Kansas is a really poor football team. Our top play on West Virginia should have worked last week but for a weird, late huge run. Kansas remains the poor club and I wouldn’t expect K State to have much mercy on them.
TAKE: Kansas State -20 Kansas
Good luck!

 

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