An Amazonian Performance Across The Board

So a mere few hours before its second NFL Thursday night game, Amazon Prime Video finally announced the official tallies of viewership for their first a week earlier.  Not exactly an overnight rating, for a number of both legitimate and red tape reasons, but in many ways worth the wait.   Sports and business media, not … Read more

F-ck. He Is Gone.

Vin Scully was such a master of the spoken word, the one time I heard him say “f-ck”, even that word sounded eloquent. Once upon a time, I had a big enough job at a company that actually owned the Los Angeles Dodgers to warrant VIP treatment.  One of the only true perks I tried … Read more

Beating The Trade Deadline

In the baseball world, this weekend is a signpost in the marathon of a season where teams jockeying for the playoffs are seeking to upgrade their rosters with trades. So far, the highest-profile names that could potentially be moved, star Washington outfielder Juan Soto and two-way phenomenon Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, remain with their … Read more

Mr. McMahon Leaves The Ring

An awful lot of my friends and colleagues know far, far more about the specifics of the world of professional wrestling than I do.  With passions and opinions usually reserved for family or politics, they can debate the legitimacy and premeditation of any Wrestlemania from the last several decades, which talents were destined for their … Read more

No-No Nonet

I’m passionate about many things, but few more so than the New York Mets.  We’re about the same age, we both call Flushing our hometown, we’ve spent many afternoons and evenings together both in person and via TV and radio (and now, of course, streaming media) and while we’ve had some success, we’ve had far … Read more

Oh, Sheet

March Madness is back, with no crowd restrictions in multiple venues across the country and, for the first time, a women’s bracket fully endorsed by the NCAA with similar bloating (68 teams) and branding to the men’s field.   So if you’re a hardcore gambler , a casual fan or even a non0fN just someone trying … Read more

Sex and Basketball

In the opening scene of the HBO series WINNING TIME that premiered last night, John C. Reilly, literally reincarnating Dr. Jerry Buss with his performance, exclaims “God damn!  Basketball!  It’s like great sex!”.  As the camera pans out, it’s revealed that he’s likely naked, in the Playboy mansion with a model curled up next to … Read more

Green (and Gold) Day

As I’ve shared before, I attended college in the small town of Oswego, New York.  For a city boy like moi, for me the experience was as much sociological infusion as it was coming of age.  I learned first -hand what it was like to consider the Ponderosa Steakhouse gourmet dining, how to dust off … Read more