No Shit, Sherlock: Volume One

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Hotels.com has a new mascot.  His name is Captain Obvious.  His pitch in their relatively entertaining, television spots is that using their website to book a vacation is the obvious choice. Years ago while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Continue reading

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet

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I found an interesting article on Yahoo the other day, another one of my sources for all things bizarre.  Seriously, Yahoo has become the National Enquirer for all news unfit to print. I guess some marine biologist not named Costanza Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 34: Draft picks, cookie monsters and the last great boxing match any of us will ever see

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Draft Picks Gone Bad You see some disturbing things while surfing the internet but this week, disturbing just kicked it up a notch. I don’t know whether draft busts Sam Bowie or Ryan Leaf have ever sunk so low as Continue reading

Book Review: You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels and L. Jon Wertheim

You Can't Make This Up

Dominique Wilkins recently told of his early days in the NBA and the first time he had to play against Larry Bird.  Laughing as he reminisced, ‘Nique said the trash-talking that came out of Bird was like nothing he had Continue reading

The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.

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What an uppity week it’s been for sports.  With all the stimulants being passed around, it’s amazing anyone can catch a bit of sleep. From Poland to Las Vegas to Cooperstown, athletes have made headlines for dipping into the supply Continue reading

Michael, Manny, Money and the Dream: Whatever won’t be won’t be

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One of my favorite hypothetical sports arguments of all-time is who would have won a Finals match-up between Michael Jordan’s Bulls and Hakeem Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets.  Strictly speaking, it’s an argument nobody can prove hence my use of the word Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

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Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading