NOTE TO AXE-GRINDING BLOGGERS: Do not step to the Greatest Generation. They slap fools.
“IT’S ALL (BLEEP)ING ENTERTAINMENT: ‘All that bull(bleep)-ass calls they had out there. With Mike [Callahan] and Kenny [Mauer] — you’ve all seen that (bleep),” Wallace said. “You saw them calls. The cats are flopping all over the floor and they’re calling that (bleep). That (bleep) ain’t basketball out there. It’s all (bleeping) entertainment.’
SYDNEY POLLACK AND THE DEARTH OF QUALITY MASS-MARKET MOVIES: ‘His death is a reminder that things have changed, that the kind of movie he made, which used to be the kind of movie everyone wanted to make (and to see), may be slipping into obsolescence.’
I HATE TO SIDE WITH THE AUTHORITARIANS HERE BUT: Sometimes a govt cancelling TV coverage of the playoffs in the aftermath of a national tragedy really is about the tragedy. (Or at least a government’s hamfisted attempts to look like it’s taking the tragedy seriously.)
BDD: ‘Czaban called it forced intergration. Well, the reason it’s forced is so that people can get the fuck used to it. And if old dinosaurs like The PGA Tour, Czaban, and myself don’t like it, then they can all go get fucked.’
MARVIN MILLER, ALONE AGAIN: ‘That the men he fought against are thin-skinned and holding grudges isn’t surprising, I suppose. What’s sadder is that the players in the Hall who benefited from Miller’s work haven’t made this a bigger issue. Every time a member speaks up about how players tainted by steroids should be left out, they should be using Miller as an example of someone who is more deserving.’
NIELSEN ONLINE: ‘Seventh-place HuffingtonPost.com also maintained its impressive growth - 99% - from a year earlier, but dropped down from it fifth-place ranking in March. Meanwhile, AOL Sports blog
The FanHouse moved up one spot, to the No. 5 position, after having entered the top 10 - for the first time - in March. It had 5.7 million unique visitors in April, compared with nearly 4.4 million in March.’