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June 5, 2019

I owe Jon Moxley/Dean Ambrose a massive apology. We had heard for years from writers who had left World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) how the backstage environment was toxic and that the creative department was a mess. The “smart fans” – ones who follow pro wrestling b...

May 25, 2019

The creators and producers of the Game of Thrones are finding out how dangerous today’s entertainment world has become.  Navigating the world of public opinion is rapidly becoming more challenging than fighting the Night King and his army of the dead. No longer is it j...

May 8, 2019

On Sunday night, Game of Thrones clinched its collective jaw and powered forward towards the finish of its majestic 8 year run. Meanwhile on Monday night, we got the answer to Tormund’s rhetorical question from the night before, “Which one of you cowards shit my pants?...

May 1, 2019

This weekend featured two explosive events – the release of the Avengers Endgame and the world’s longest continuous battle scene in the Game of Thrones episode The Long Night.  Both had their highs and lows. Much has been written about them and I’m here to add my two c...

April 14, 2019

It’s been a long and ugly downward spiral for Illini basketball fans since Dee Brown graduated in 2006. One could easily say the program hasn’t been nationally relevant since 2006. That’s a precipitous drop off, a long and deep trough of poor results, and a downright h...

March 17, 2019

Background

My age showed when I first considered whether I should give the new Magnum P.I. show a chance. I didn’t want to. Why try to remake a television show that was truly a classic? Who could possibly fill the shoes of the legendary Tom Selleck? Could I “overcome” t...

March 3, 2019

WWE - Time Warp Back to the 80s

Watching wrestling isn’t a life and death situation.  It’s not like when you take your child to the emergency room at 4 am and a surgeon who’s been woke up in the middle of the night has to be on his game to save your little girl.  While...

January 14, 2019

2018 closed on an ominous note, both Raw and Smackdown have the worst ratings of all time.  What is in store for 2019? No one knows. What would I do to improve the WWE product? Read on to find out what a person with no real experience in the industry but a lot of busin...

March 19, 2018

Michael Porter, Jr. (MPJ) is a curious case of a superstar signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) that was intended to supercharge a coach’s career, start his dad’s college coaching career, and singlehandedly turnaround the Missouri basketball program. Cuonzo Martin, the coa...

March 11, 2018

Had a chance to talk to Tevian Jones after his workout in Champaign Saturday morning. But first let’s talk his workout. 

His mentor didn't run the workout, so one of the managers ran it. The manager would suggest different drills, explain them and have TJ run through...

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