Podcast Alert

Here’s the first of two Reel Spoilers podcasts I did for this week with Tom, Kevin, and Joe. Listen and note how old Tom and I are just by our TV references!‬

Three Jeopardy Goats Tough

Live sports events (e.g. World Series, NBA Finals, and Monday Night Football) are supposedly the only things that bring in big viewership numbers on TV — unless you count the primetime ratings for this GOAT. Here’s why.

Still Special Forty Years Later

Forty years later, here’s how the Pretenders song, “Brass In Pocket,” was suddenly added to so many radio stations’ playlists and helped change a format.

Three Random Thoughts

Quick items about why Patrick Mahomes reminds me of cereal, why the Iowa caucuses don’t deserve the excessive attention they get from the news media, and why the Critics Choice Awards should move to another night.

Movie Review: “Just Mercy”

My review of a new legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan as a lawyer trying to save the life of death row inmate Jamie Foxx, from the writer/director who made “Short Term 12.”

Movie Review: “1917”

My review of “1917,” a new movie about two soldiers tasked with delivering a vital life-saving message on foot in the midst of World War I, directed by Sam Mendes.

Joe Namath? Really?

Some thoughts upon seeing Joe Namath on a TV commercial and wondering, “How is he still getting endorsement deals?”

You Make The Call

Remembering the quick NFL Films quizzes that ran adjacent to commercials on Monday Night Football. They haven’t been resurrected on TV, but there’s a new online version you can play (link included).

A Family Weekend In Vegas

A few stories from a recent weekend in Las Vegas with my wife and daughter, including a stunning state park visit, a Harry Potter show, & a magical night of card tricks and mentalism.

I’m Just Curious

In 2003, Vice President Dick Cheney, defending the US invasion of Iraq, claimed, “We will be greeted as liberators.” I’m just curious, considering today’s news: how’s that going?

As I Tweeted

Really glad that, before the new year begins, I invested a lot of money to protect my laptop and other devices from the Y2K2X bug. Don’t need a repeat of the nightmare we all barely lived through twenty years ago!

Imus In The Mourning

My thoughts on Don Imus, the Radio Hall Of Famer who died Friday at 79, leaving behind a mixed legacy at best and an undeniable influence on other on-air personalities.