MLB Could Take A Page From the NHL

Reading reactions and seeing the television ratings, there’s no question that Major League Baseball’s plan to channel the legacy and emotion of the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” paid off. Much like Ray Kinsella plowing through his corn to build a baseball park, MLB did the same adjacent to the farm and field where theContinue reading “MLB Could Take A Page From the NHL”

Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery

With college athletes now allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness (N.I.L.), more money is flowing in. For college football, money matters more than anything. Oh, wait. You thought I was going to say tradition? You’re adorable! Traditions in college football have been dying over the last 20-plus years with conference realignment,Continue reading “Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery”

Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)

Major League Baseball has really been the first professional sports league to return to a pre-pandemic setting in 2021. Stadium are filling up again, there was a slight inconvenience to the schedule early on due to the virus, but everything has been staying on track. Now, we’ve reached the All-Star break. The Home Run DerbyContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)”

Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week

Well, I broke a rule I set for myself. I missed doing a blog post last Monday. It was part laziness and the other part exhaustion from a different work schedule. It was also the day of my birthday, so I get a pass, right? Right? Anyway…Here’s your Mix & Match Monday: Week of JuneContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week”

Mix & Match Monday: Maybe This Will Catch On?

Introducing “Mix & Match Monday”: random observations and a look ahead at the week coming up because you never know what’s gonna blindside us these days. Well, it is the week before Memorial Day weekend. When I was a kid, the upcoming weekend was the signal that school was going to be winding down withinContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Maybe This Will Catch On?”

30 Thoughts Before 30: #24: “I Don’t Mind ‘Friends’ Now”

Growing up, I was far too young to get into “Friends” during its original run on NBC. I was also reluctant to give it a chance during reruns on cable. But I must admit, I have found myself watching the show on-and-off again with my weird work hours and having days off on weekdays. Also,Continue reading “30 Thoughts Before 30: #24: “I Don’t Mind ‘Friends’ Now””

Turning into My Parents: Network Television

Welcome to “Turning into My Parents”. A series on how I’m slowly becoming more like the people who raised me. Since venturing out on my own, I’ve paid for cable or satellite television. For most of my 20s, I have gravitated toward cable channels like FX, FXX, AMC, Comedy Central and TBS. When I startedContinue reading “Turning into My Parents: Network Television”