Howard started off the show noting that Artie had been blacklisted from HBO Sports after his profanity-laced appearance on the new "Joe Buck Live" show. Artie said the story had gotten so big, he was even interviewed by the New York Times yesterday. Howard commended the producers of Joe Buck's show for booking Artie and getting both shows a ton of press: "I didn't know who Joe Buck was before, but I do now." Artie thanked his therapist for helping him work through the problems he's been having recently and calmly handling the "Joe Buck Live" controversy. Howard recommended that Artie start seeing the therapist at least 3 or 4 times a week to seriously take on his issues, and Artie agreed, saying it'd cost him less than his old heroin habit: "I'll tell the guy I want more. I believe ya."