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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Week 7 in Review

SONIA BRAND-FISHER Maybe Larry David should have stayed in LA. Week 7 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”‘s Season 8 fell dangerously short in comparison to previous episodes of the season. Between the hackneyed plot of Rosie O’Donnell and Larry trying to win the heart of a bi-sexual woman, Jane, and the thoroughly L.A.-looking people and interior shots trying to pass as authentically New York, I found myself wanting more. The return of Leon certainly warranted a groan from the living room I was watching this episode in, and I get the feeling that it echoed across living rooms everywhere. Stories stopped and started all over this episode, and none of them seemed up to par with the typical Larry David antics that we have come to enjoy and cringe at.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Ultimately, I came down on the complete opposite side from Sonia on this one. As I expressed to her via email, she’s probably right. But I absolutely loved this episode. Continue reading

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Paul Konerko’s HOF Case

HOWARD MEGDAL: Paul Konerko for the Hall of Fame? Ridiculous, right?

Well, would your answer change if Konerko reached 500 home runs? My guess is, that gets him in. So with that stipulation…

CHRIS PUMMER: Konerko’s HOF case would rest on the assumption that voters are 1) still punishing steroid users and 2) prefer to see that one big round number like 500 home runs, instead of looking at a player’s total offensive contribution in context. Continue reading

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