- Wake up.
- Add caffeine.
- Click “play.”
The Chicago Cubs should leave Wrigley Field.
It is something I never thought I would say, much less believe. I remember my first Cubs game as a kid in the midsummer of 1986. Growing up more than an hour from the ballpark, I spent summer afternoons watching them on Channel 9. I was so used to how it looked on TV, that I was surprised just how small it looked; I actually asked my cousin if “this was their practice field.” I still remember Manny Trillo running the bases after hitting the ninth-inning home run that beat the New York Mets 4-2.
As that red box above has subtly indicated, I am in the midst of redesigning and this personal site. I can tell you two things so far:
Consider this the breakpoint between some really stale posts and the new content.
So, there I was, flipping through channels, and The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” was on one of the DirecTV concert channels. It’s impossible for me to hear that song and not think of that scene in Scrubs. Which of course got me thinking about other great uses of music in TV.
It is ridiculous the amount of juice the National Football League has. We’re not even halfway through the offseason, and the NFL has spent a good portion of it in the headlines. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Peyton Manning, Tim… somebody, Brandon Marshall, Sean Payton. But how do you know when an entertainment entity has a stranglehold on things? When a league-wide change to new uniforms steals at least a portion of most spotlights for a news cycle. Read more →