What the heck, ESPN?

ESPN has once again concluded that Independence Day is a day for great American sports programming. For example, it’s showing the 2013 Hot Dog Eating Contest in NYC and a Canadian Football League Game from Montreal. Where’s baseball, ostensibly America’s Pastime? Dunno. “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” can’t be bothered to broadcast any Major League …

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Off the air

I just got the four-disk boxed set of Firefly from the library. I know what I’ll be watching the next two or three nights. I also added a Random Quote thing to the right sidebar for fun. If it slows up page loading, please advise.

2012-2013 Football Bowls Sked

Here you are, ladies and gents (probably mostly gents): your Bowl Schedule, starting on December 15. Here are the BCS and other January Bowls (All times Eastern): TaxSlayer.com Gator Mississippi State vs. Northwestern Jacksonville, Fla. Everbank Field Jan. 1 Noon ESPN2 Heart of Dallas Purdue vs. Oklahoma State Dallas Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Noon ESPNU …

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A plea for common-sense marketing

Dear Major League Baseball, In order to build audience with younger fans, wouldn’t it make sense to at least have World Series games on the weekends be played in the daylight? Last night’s game started at 7:00pm Central Time and ended four hours later just after 11:00pm local time. How many kids, particularly on the …

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Never again will I waste my time on this

Originally posted at my Facebook page: Okay, CBS, you’re officially on notice about your Pops telecast; I won’t bother watching again. You opened the show with a one-minute picture of the cannon being fired for the 1812 Overture, then went to some seemingly-drunk MC who introduced Toby Keith, who sang two songs. Then you showed …

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