Monthly Archives: March 2013

When the AFL left Los Angeles

For people of my generation, and even the one before it, the war between the AFL and NFL is a story, told in history books and programs. Some of us saw the NFL tackle the USFL, and all of us … Continue reading

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Bond 51: Connery returned in “Never Say Never Again”

1983’s Never Say Never Again is one of two non-EON Bond pictures, the other being 1967’s Casino Royale, and the only one that challenged EON toe-to-toe. Their secret weapon: Sean Connery, who returned to the role after a 14 year … Continue reading

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Random Topics, 1st edition

Random topics covers just that, appealing to the ADHD children in all of us.  Topic 1: Has Disney over-leveraged itself? In terms of big, corporate spending, it seems like no one is poised to outbid Disney. Disney, whose notable multi-billion … Continue reading

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Major changes in sports contracts

Several years ago, in sports it made sense to sign players to long-term deals. It gave them a sense of security, which in theory would alleviate other personal concerns and improve their play (from fewer off-the-field issues); teams liked it … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Social Media

I am a bit idealistic and wistful in looking back at 2005, but Facebook at that point was extremely different; it was bare bones, it was simple, and it was about the casual enjoyment of connecting, and re-connecting, with friends … Continue reading

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A True Bond Celebration

In light of the inability of the Academy Awards to provide a proper celebration for the 50th anniversary of James Bond in film, I have decided to compensate, in writing, for the Academy’s gross failure. The Bond franchise has been … Continue reading

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