Monthly Archives: February 2012

Spin Cycle Podcast – Colin Talks With Sow About The 2012 Oscars Pt. 2

For those of you that made it through part one and are still craving more, here is part two of me and Josh Sowers talking about the Oscars. It’s pretty insightful and hilarious stuff, much like Josh’s debut post about Moneyball. Be sure to read that and then listen to this. You have nothing else to do today, let’s be honest. Continue reading

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Making The Case For ‘Moneyball’ For Best Picture

TweetThere’s no doubt that baseball has its place in Hollywood.  The sport has been the focus of numerous films, ranging wide in quality and genre.  We’ve seen the comedy (Major League), the kid fantasy (Little Big League) the insider (Bull … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle Podcast – Colin Talks With Sow About The 2012 Oscars Pt. 1

Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for Oscar Talk 2012. I called up my good friend Josh Sowers to talk about the lack of quality films in this year’s race and the significance of the Oscars in general. And of course we give our picks for the major categories.

As usual we ran pretty long, so we broke it up into two parts. Here’s part one. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Vintage NBA Racism: Rick Barry Calls Michael Jordan’s 1988 Dunk ‘Chinese Superman’

And here we thought being racist against Asians started with Jeremy Lin in 2012…

This morning I awoke to a wonderful sight: a dunk contest marathon on NBATV. It wasn’t more than three seconds after I clicked that I heard this foolishness.

I present to you the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest, in which Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins went back and forth with an impressive array of gravity-defying dunks. More impressive, however, is announcer Rick Barry’s blatant disregard for cultural sensitivity. Continue reading

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What Happens at the NFL Combine?

The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine kicks off today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and many of you are probably wondering what the hell actually goes on there. Monstrous football players just grunt and fly around in Under Armour gear while listening to “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor, right?

Well, it turns out there’s a little more to it than that. Mike Mayock from the NFL Network provides a detailed and comprehensive look at what the prospects will be asked to do this week and what the coaches and scouts will be watching for. Continue reading

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