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NBA All-Star Game And Oscars Share Similar Problem: Predictability

Let’s say your goofy-looking, street-balling friend who bears a striking similarity to Cindy Brady made a hook shot from halfcourt to get you a spot on Jeopardy!. And let’s say, after thoroughly destroying the competition with your knowledge of foods that start with the letter “Q”, your confidence allows you to bet all your winnings on the Final Jeopardy category: February Television.

You’re smiling and brimming with confidence until you finally hear our favourite Canadian Alex Trebek read the answer: This Sunday in February used to be highly regarded as must-see television, but has been on a steady decline and has finally reached the point that it is so predictable that it is nearly unwatchable.
Uh oh, here comes the music. What’s the response? Continue reading

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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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