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10Feb

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10Feb

Poor Bobby. He’s a Kings fan. They are a pitiful team this season. But Bobby is undeterred. Bobby flies the colors, the Peja jersey. Bobby still comes out to the games. Bobby, Instant Karma is gonna get you right about NOW, and it’s gonna be rad.

Thanks to Larry Brown Sports for the video.

10Feb


9Feb

Film and TV Legend Rob Reiner and Dodgers broadcaster Charlie Steiner joined Robert in studio today. Podcast after the jump.

9Feb


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9Feb

“I don’t want nothing from anyone, ain’t that much to take /
Wouldn’t know the difference between a real blonde and a fake”

Bob Dylan, Highlands


8Feb

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8Feb

In the 80s classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris and crew hit Wrigley to take in an afternoon Cubs game. It had to be an afternoon game, you see, because Wrigley didn’t get lights until 1988.

Baseball Prospectus has gone deep, deep, deep into the Wrigley scene from the movie, and has unearthed some very awesome trivia.

Ferris Bueller and his pals were at the June 5, 1985, tilt between the Cubs and the Braves. The foul ball that Ferris caught was hit by Atlanta rightfielder Claudell Washington (#15) in the top of the 11th inning. The game was tied at two (not scoreless, like the pizza guy claimed) and backup second-baseman Paul Zuvella (#18) was being held on first by Leon Durham (#10) after a leadoff single (the fourth hit of the game, and Atlanta’s first hit since the fifth). Washington would end his at-bat with a flyball to leftfielder Davey Lopes. The next batter, Rafael Ramirez, would wind up hitting a two-run home run and the Braves would go on to win 4-2. The movie, however, cut away before that happened.

Check out a quick clip from that scene after the jump. It’s pretty apparent that it’s a real game.

1Feb

One of the most under-reported truths behind the popularity of professional football is the gambling. People love to wager on the NFL. And nothing generates as much action in the sporting universe as the Super Bowl. Robert breaks down the gambling aspects of Super Bowl XLV with two off-shore bookmakers. Podcast of the education after the jump.


1Feb

Dallas is frozen. Flights are canceled. Fat cats everywhere are having their Super Bowl plans dashed. These are the facts.

In such trying times, the rest of us, the football enthusiasts, must ponder larger questions: Why does God hate football? Where is the compassion in the universe for our lowly but noble effort to lay down our arms and play games instead? Is Mother Nature a Jets fan, and this her wrath?

I encourage us all to take a further step back, and thank our lucky stars the Super Bowl is not in Kyushu, Japan. There (like, right now), they have the small issue of a volcano erupting.