Monthly Archives: April 2009

When Should Fans Boo?

HOWARD MEGDAL: At first glance, it is dumbfounding how negative sports fans, particular Mets fans, have gotten.

CHRIS NEEDHAM: On behalf of beer-drinking fat guys everywhere, I have one word to say to you, Howard: “Booooooooo!”

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SNL in Review: Zac Efron and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

STEVE MURPHY:   I’m not totally against Zac Efron, I have seen little of him but he was pretty good in Hairspray.  And while I don’t know their stuff, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a band with some solid street…

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Parks and Recreation: A New Hope OR A Waste of Time?

HOWARD MEGDAL: My concern with Parks and Recreation is less about any limitations within the first episode- the pilot is usually the weakest episode of any television program- and more about what kind of foundation they have built with the first show. Continue reading

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Pro or Kanye?

STEPHON JOHNSON: Kanye’s ego check via South Park would not have come without his embrace of Auto-Tune. Checking his ego could make him lose his edge to the detriment of his fans.

AKIE BERMISS: At times, I think, I may be the only person on the planet who thinks Kanye West isn’t that great. Its a lonely place to be: haterdom. But somebody’s got to do it. Continue reading

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John Calipari: Embrace the Hate OR Wait for the Other Shoe

STEPHON JOHNSON: The sleaziest coach in college basketball outside of Jerry Tarkanian joins one of the most “respected” college basketball programs. They both deserve each other.

LUCAS O’NEILL: One wonders if the move was in Calipari’s best interest. Financially there’s no question. But it’s another reminder to potential recruits that the guy they think will take them to the next level might not be around to see it through. Continue reading

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Employer Googling: Fear it or Over it?

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: The first time I realized that potential employers could google me, I panicked.

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: I’ve known my current boss since 1996, so, frankly, I never imagined that he would think to Google me. Continue reading

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SNL in Review: Seth Rogen and Phoenix

HOWARD MEGDAL: I’ve yet to join the Seth Rogen Revolution. As for Phoenix, I believed it was a city.

STEVE MURPHY: I’m with Howard on both points.  I am only vaguely aware of Phoenix’s existence, and while I like…

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AL West Discourse

STEPHON JOHNSON: The year may change but the American League West results stay the same.

CHRIS PUMMER: Don’t print playoff tickets in Anaheim of Los Angeles of California or wherever the hell just yet. Continue reading

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NL East Discourse

DAVE TOMAR: Divisional games promise to be compelling this year and, as the season wears on, loaded with post-season implications. With the Phillies and the Mets, the NL East has two teams with a legitimate shot at the pennant. The edge goes to the team that’s already been there.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I think Dave makes perfectly reasonable picks. However, the reasons I pick the Mets over the Phillies are several-fold, and I disagree with some of his basic assumptions. Continue reading

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AL East Discourse

LUCAS O’NEILL: Boston has the best overall pitching staff, and while its rotation might not win as many games as that of the Yanks during the regular season, the Sox have perhaps the best 1-2-3 in the game…

HOWARD MEGDAL: While I think Lucas dramatically overstates the devastation inherent in the Yankee offense, I do agree that New York will win this three-team dogfight. Continue reading

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