Category Archives: TV/cinema/books

Love is *still* all around

Here, I offer something that has no hoops connection and is probably of interest only to those who happen to be fans of classic sitcoms. My all-time favorite sitcom debuted 40 years ago this weekend. Sheesh. Hard to believe it’s … Continue reading

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A Holly Jolly Final Four

  Driving to St. Louis on Christmas Eve, I heard Burl Ives’ “Holly Jolly Christmas” on the radio three times. It’s a song that always reminds me of the 1998 Women’s Final Four. Before I get to why … here’s a … Continue reading

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Has Georgia jumped the shark?

  Recently while writing about Ohio State for ESPN.com, I made a reference to “The Facts of Life” … which after a series of Internet clicks led me over to “Jump the Shark.” Just because I wanted to see when most … Continue reading

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They read newspapers, don’t they?

  A friend who works at an East Coast newspaper called the day after the election and mentioned that every copy was sold out all around town. They had printed up 20,000 more copies of the daily paper than usual, and … Continue reading

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I think I had a premonition

Well, not exactly. But it is odd. Tuesday, I found myself thinking about Josephine the Plumber, the pitchwoman for Comet cleanser. I’m not sure why. Sometimes, you can be thinking about the strangest things and then, if you take the … Continue reading

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