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They Said It - Trees and Tweets

They Said It - Trees and Tweets
by Fred Pearlman Les Miles, to reporters, on the game-readiness of DT Michael Brockers, who tweeted about a swollen knee he sustained in a recent game:   “The view of his knee by way of tweet is not as strong as a one-on-one examination.  I don’t imagine there will be any problem there.” Along those lines,... Read more »

Eleven Of The Greatest Broadcast Announcers Of All Time

Eleven Of The Greatest Broadcast Announcers Of All Time
With the admission of Ron Santo to the hall of Fame, as a player, not a broadcaster, I thought it might be a good time to run this again. I’m one of those people that despite being on a weekly radio show, was not blessed with that kind of deep, throaty voice, nor much in... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family

Song Of The Day – “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family They were loosely based on the real-life family group, The Cowsills, but the Partridge Family had one thing they didn’t…a TV show. They scored a #1 hit right out of the box with this Tony Romeo-written song, yet the only actual... Read more »

World Series of Poker - Down to the Final Three

World Series of Poker - Down to the Final Three
They played for eight grueling days earlier this summer.  Longer if you count the other events taking place in Las Vegas during the 2011 WSOP. There were 6,865 entrants who ponied up ten grand in this incredible test of stamina, gamesmanship, and yes, some luck.  Nine players from seven different countries (including three Americans) made... Read more »

At 85, Life is Still But a Dream for Mr. Canoe, Ralph Frese

Article and all photographs by Seth Arkin. Originally published on “In canoeing, we have the only trail in nature that leaves no trace of our passing.” With this thought-provoking statement, one of many insights imparted during an engaging and educational conversation, Ralph Frese, longstanding proprietor of the Chicagoland Canoe Base, cast a light on... Read more »

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "Brain Gallop" by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Song Of The Day – “Brain Gallop” by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks I’ve been spinning Malkmus’ latest record, “Mirror Traffic” incessantly since it appeared in August and it has become clear that it is perhaps the best record I’ve heard all year. Record producer Beck Hanson (aka Beck) focused The Jicks’ to create a... Read more »

NBC's Playboy Club gets evicted

from our friends at The Hollywood Reporter NBC has canceled freshman drama The Playboy Club. Brian Williams‘ newsmagazine show, Rock Center, will take its place beginning Oct. 31. Until then, repeats of Maria Bello‘s Prime Suspect will air on Mondays at 10 p.m……

Movie Reviews - "Killer Elite" and "Straw Dogs"

Movie Reviews - "Killer Elite" and "Straw Dogs"
What to do on a rainy Autumn day? Go and see a double feature of course. And not just any double feature…we’re talking about violence up the ying-yang in “Killer Elite” and “Straw Dogs.” I came out of the theater half thinking that there wasn’t anybody alive after all the killings I had just witnessed.... Read more »

11 Prime Cuts from Latter-Day R.E.M.

Today is a pretty momentous anniversary in the annals of rock music, as 20 years ago Nirvana’s Nevermind album was released. Its subsequent explosion–led by lead single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”–is largely credited with ushering in the era of alternative music. But the big music story of this week had to do with a band... Read more »

My 11 Favorite Man-Made American Landmarks (As Photographed By Me)

1. Independence Hall - Philadelphia
In the week following the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the commemoration of which featured the unveiling of a new memorial, it seems like a good time to celebrate some of America’s great landmarks. This coming weekend I will be in St. Louis, where I will see one of my 11 Favorite Man-made American Landmarks–I’ll have... Read more »
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