Why So Serious? by Austin Murphy
So, we can all agree than all of this anti-Cam Newton sentiment is racism, right? Good. And good for Robert Flores from ESPN for saying so.
Double Vision by Lee Jenkins
I know next to nothing about Andre Drummond. Maybe its the fact that he only spent one year in college. Maybe its the fact that he plays in Detroit. More likely, its the fact that the NBA basically only highlights LeBron and Steph Curry. But, Drummond seems like a nice kid and a potential franchise centerpiece. Now, we’ll see if the Pistons can ever win.
Jalen Brunson Profile by Lee Jenkins
The title of this article may actually be V”illanova star Jalen Brunson was molded by his exacting father, a former pro whose work was nearly undone by an indiscretion that shook their family.” At least, that’s what the cover page says. Either way, here’s a summary: Rick Brunson is a terrible father but, hey, at least he had an affair with some lady at the gym.
Master of None by Aziz Ansari
I can’t stress this enough. Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series is GREAT. It’s truly fantastic-original, mature, a little funny, a little serious. “But, Justin, I don’t really like his standup.” Well, first of all, you haven’t seen him do standup in a few years. His act has changed and matured. Secondly, the show is not a straight comedy. Its sort of a dramedy. Just watch it.
The Ties That Bind by Bruce Springsteen
This is the documentary about the making of the album, The River, not the boxed set which includes a remastered version of that album as well as the documentary, a live concert and other music. The doc aired on HBO Friday night. And it’s just ok. It’s not as good as similar docs which were released when Bruce did Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town 35th anniversary boxed sets. And that’s because the River isn’t that great of an album. It’s middle of the road Springsteen. What? Ok. Here are the rankings:
- Born To Run
- Darkness on The Edge of Town
- The Rising
- The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
- Greetings From Asbury Park
- Tunnel Of Love
- Born in the USA
- Wrecking Ball
- The River
- Lucky Town
- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
- Working On A Dream
- Devils And Dust
- The Seeger Sessions
- Human Touch
- High Hopes
Again, Hamster, feel free to weigh in.