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Baseball Realizes Dreams

Any baseball franchise would want to employ a powerful first baseman with a career OPS (On-base Plus Slugging) over 1.000 who could also play...

Top 5 Shows

1) On Wednesday, after President-Elect Clayface’s gave his first press conference in six months, one of the disembodied reporter voices on NPR commented wryly...
Dream Ball 2016 Scholarship Winners

Memorable Dreams

“It's an amazing event. Every year it gets bigger, it gets better and I really expect nothing less from Nancy Lieberman.” Former NBA player...

On Tap In Fort Worth: Arlington Gets Bubbly

Arlington draws millions of tourists and throngs of sports fans each year, but until recently it hadn’t managed to draw even one craft beer...

R.I.P., Om Puri

I had to take a break from my recapping of the films of 2016 to report on some sad news out of India. The...

Top 5 Shows

1) New Year, same bands, but that’s a good thing, because most bands only get better with age. As a case in point, jazz...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2016

Another of my favorite movie posts of the year is my annual list of the best showings by first-time directors. As usual, this means...
UNT Women's Basketball

Sports Rush: New Year, New Era

With pundits predicting a turbulent year, I decided to begin 2017 with a comforting, familiar ritual. I watched sports. This was not, however, my father’s New...

Off Asides on Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles, 1996

Not much is riding on today’s game between the Cowboys and Eagles, as evidenced by the following chart: THINGS RIDING ON TODAY’S GAME BETWEEN THE...

The Best Lead Performances of 2016

Having just posted my picks for the past year's best supporting performances, it only makes sense that I follow it up with my best...