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On Thursday, November 21st, the cast of “Anchorman” got together in Los Angeles to perform a live reading of the first film. Naturally, the arrival of cast members to Los Angeles opened the door to appearances on talk shows. Will Ferrell, in the guise of Ron Burgundy, made an appearance earlier in the week with […]

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The Chiefs took care of business in Week 3 as the defense tormented Michael Vick all night and limited DeSean Jackson’s ability to make plays downfield (three receptions for 62 yards). Still, I have to look at the other side of the game and circle a huge issue in the Kansas City offense. It’s possible […]

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The second week of the NFL season came to a close with Cincinnati taking down division rival Pittsburgh by a 20-10 count on the strength of a two-touchdown performance by rookie Giovani Bernard. He stands among the top breakthrough performers. Alas, the news wasn’t as positive for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. After dominating […]

I saw a headline on Yahoo! Sports that grabbed my interest. I would have loved to sit in on the pitch meeting that netted this gem from the Marlins. “So … the Nationals are coming to town.” “The Nationals. Well, they’re not in first place right now, so we have to scrap that language.” “What […]

A new political ad for Barack Obama’s reelection bid appeared on Tuesday and it featured one of the speaking points that resonated after the first Presidential debate. It may get yanked, as “Sesame Street” requested, so get a look quickly. New Obama Campaign Ad Features “Big Bird”

The “Cinderella” story of 2011 got off to a rocky start. Victor Cruz, the darling of fantasyland, a best-selling author and story of perseverance, had a night he’d rather forget. Cruz finished the night with six catches for 58 yards to lead the Giants, but he also finished the game with several drops. The Cowboys’ […]

We’ve all seen overzealous fans, parents and supporters at grade school-age sporting events. I certainly heard them behind the backstop in my formative years, screaming at the umpires and mocking the misadventures in the field. It made a lasting impression, though most of the comments were innocuous calls to channel the flavor of the moment […]

You didn’t think it was going to just go along quickly without a blip or two, did you? On Thursday morning, Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial after prosecutors introduced information from Laurie Pettitte. It was a move cautioned against in pre-trial hearings, a move to play the games “electricity” or “telephone” (Andy told Laurie […]

After watching the US Women’s victory over France, I set about the rest of my day and took care of some yelling, blogging and myriad other pre-vacation duties. As such, I didn’t see the ESPYs live (I think the replay is taping now). I did log in to check the Twitter scoreboard later in the […]

Following the media circus that rolled into town to cover Ben Roethlisberger in 2010, the Steelers were hoping for a quiet offseason (other than the lockout questions, of course). Early in the day, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison took over the Twitter-verse and Facebook as snippets of his Men’s Journal interview started to surface. As […]

The story lighting up talk shows and the blogosphere this morning isn’t the meltdown of LeBron James and the Cavaliers against the Celtics. It isn’t the pending re-vote of the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award following Brian Cushing’s positive test for a masking agent. It isn’t even the release of the Maxim 100 […]

I couldn’t help but chuckle when I read the latest comments from Manny Ramirez about possible retirement, his status with the Dodgers and “having fun.” Ned Colletti joined the “Petros & Money” show on KLAC/FOX Sports Radio on Monday afternoon and kind of dismissed the notion of Ramirez’s relocation plans for 2011. To paraphrase, Colletti […]

As expected, media day came and went with nary a blip on the sports landscape. A collective yawn could have emanated from the group of players as the same questions were asked … and asked … and asked ad nausea. Sure, there were a few oddball questions, a minor security skirmish and more references to […]