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James Corden sucks, spouts clichés, knows nothing about Rams

Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:50 PM

First of all,  is shocked that the Late Late Show continues to exist; secondly, that anyone watches this particularly excruciating example of the late-night gabfest; and lastly that any American gives one tiny fuck about any talk show since the retirements of David Letterman and John Stewart.

But let’s say you are, against all odds, a fan of the late-night talkshow genre. Maybe you’re a child of the 1980s who remembers Arsenio Hall fondly and to this day just can’t give up the addiction to mindless patter with Beautiful People peppered with the occasional freakazoid nutjob or YouTubable moment. No matter: Because after a maximum of 10 minutes spent viewing an episode of the Late Late Show, even the “connoisseur” will reach one inescapable conclusion: Wow, does James Corden suck.

And now, flashing back to 1995 with Stan Kroenke

Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:38 PM

In case you missed it, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Bernie Miklasz passed this along via Twitter earlier this week; join in flashing back to the 1990s, that great decade of grunge, Clinton-Gore in the White House, and NFL franchise moves.

For Rams fans in St. Louis, the indignation felt about this clip today can be matched only by the swelling of joy they’d felt back in ’95. realizes this is no consolation at all, but isn’t this just the way of capitalism?

Remembering Deacon Jones philosophically examining eternal question “Lite Beer: Less filling or tastes great?”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:22 PM

My friend Dave reminded this morning of an essential part of TV sports viewing from the formative years of Generation X: Namely, the ubiquitous retired jock- and comedian-starring commercials for “Lite Beer from Miller.”


Now, for you young whippersnappers out there…

Running through the mid-1970s to late 80s, the Miller Beer “Less Filling, Tastes Great” series of commercials and print ads was ultimately ranked as a top 10 ad campaign by trade publication Advertising Age; this formerly young impressionable watcher can attest to its effective brainwashing marketing techniques and witty dialogue.

Olbermann rants on Rams move, disses L.A. sports history (aw, come on, man…)

Sunday, February 15, 2015 1:30 PM

Made in unabashedly digs Keith Olbermann and has since long before he so magnificently and vehemently called for the penitent dissolution of the Seattle Seahawks in a piece excellently (not to mention historically justifiably) entitled “The Dumbest Super Bowl Loss Ever” – I mean, come on: Anyone who leaves ESPN twice only to get the Worldwide Leader to give him newfound autonomy in broadcasting is okay with us.

Beautiful dreams of Brady on Rams crushed by Butler

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:11 AM

Two weeks ago, it seemed so obvious. First, Tom Brady restructures his contract, seemingly in part to protect himself against a release by the New England Patriots with which he’s played his entire career. Then Deflategate goes down; Bill “Mr. Personality” Belichick appears to throw Brady under the media bus as part of a well-attended press conference, setting his quarterback up as a potential fall guy should recrimination result from Roger Goodell’s next hastily-prepared punishment.

And despite brilliant play from Brady throughout Super Bowl XLIX that had his Patriots up 28-24 late, this happened with 1:15 or so in the fourth quarter…

…blowing wide open the exit door from Patriotville for Brady, with a path leading right to St. Louis – and then back to his California home.