The Problem with Today’s Nicknames

We are currently suffering from a drought of good sports star nicknames.  Between the first name initial + first surname syllable epidemic (D Wade, A Rod(s), etc.) and the even more detestable both initials with the possibility of the number (RG3, CP3 er um 4, etc.) there’s not much good naming out there.  The only […]

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Fantasy Football Playoffs Fix

I don’t like fantasy playoffs. It probably has nothing to do with “fairness” and everything to do with my lack of success in them.1 Maybe it’s also a product of being an American sports fan. All of our major professional sports emphasize post-season championships at the sacrifice of regular-season success. No one cares how many […]

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The Existence of Our Bane: Analysis of the Extended Preview for “The Dark Knight Rises”

Nothing is more pleasant than being greeted by councilman Tommy Carcetti – otherwise known as Aidan Gillen to those of you who have not yet enjoyed the famous HBO series “The Wire” – at the beginning of the preview for a movie that does not come out until July 2012 AND happens to be the sequel to the greatest comic book film of all time (quite a mouthful eh?). In any case, Mr. Carcetti is a long way from Baltimore as we see him anxiously waiting in front of a private jet in the middle of nowhere.

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