Sports and News Links – July 7, 2011

It has been awhile since I done some scouring the web to find some stories that are interesting and worth checking out.  Then again, as busy as I have been over the past two weeks, I haven’t been able post regularly as I would like to. Let’s get to the business. The dominoes continue to…

Daytime Memories Part I

Earlier on Monday, I hammered out some thoughts about the pending end of daytime soap operas on television.  As you could probably tell (or not), I have a soft spot for these shows.  I spent a good part of my summers as a kid glued in front of the television.  I remember some of the…

No More Cliffhangers

Housewives couldn’t get through their day without them.  Kids who were at home sick reveled in them.  College kids would crash between classes or study hour to catch up with them.  If you have been away from them, either for a week or 10 years, it usually takes about 10 minutes for you to know…

“Winning” is No Longer Funny

    For the past two weeks, we have been subjected to the foilables and rancor from actor Charlie Sheen.  From his public criticism of producer Chuck Lorre (from “Two and Half Men“) to spitting out amusing lines like “Adonis DNA” and the rage of the Twitter hash tags “#Winning”.  This morning, Joe Winn from…

Is “Uncle Brent” getting screwed?

Last Tuesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that ESPN’s Chris Berman will receive the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television award.  There was plenty of outrage on why Berman was bestowed this honor and not those more deserving like the late Tom Brookshier, Al Michaels, and Howard Cosell.  Today, a strong case has been made for…