William Jefferson Clinton won our hearts, lost them, and then won them back again. How is it that some athletes, politicians, and movie stars are able to make enormous personal/legal blunders, but then still come back to us like nothing ever happened? As long as Jason Kidd is able to go for 17 pts. and 10 assists, we don’t care if he assaulted his wife. As long as Gilbert Arenas can still drain big time threes, we’ll pay him $20M/ year and we don’t care that he pulled a gun on his teammate because of a card game. Will Anthony Weiner ever be welcomed back, a la Clinton and Spitzer? Will Plaxico Burress be embraced in the same way that we’ve embraced Michael Vick? Only time will tell. Former Valparaiso superstar, Louie Maxwell Clark III, storms back on the show with deep insights from Eliot Spitzer’s re-emergence into the public eye to his deep personal love for Ryan Reynolds.
Zack Morris (Mark Paul Gosselaar) is a worldwide icon…and Saved by the Bell was the show that defined a generation, my generation. Why haven’t we seen the artist formerly known as Zack Morris on the silver screen? Couldn’t you see him in a Jennifer Aniston rom-com? Wouldn’t you go see that just to see him? Why did he purely make made for TV movies in the 90s and 2000s? This among other major TV topics discussed with a favorite of the podcast, Dan Brown, PhD (in TV). Make sure to check out Dan’s blog: http://deebstv.tumblr.com/
Who is going to take James Fredette (seriously people, he’s an adult now, let’s call him by an adult name) in the draft? Are my hometown Jazz going to pull the trigger under community pressure? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Please sit back and enjoy the last podcast about meaningful sports for the foreseeable future….NBA season is over, NFL in lockout, no Tiger Woods, no World Cup, no Summer Olympics…we are now to be tortured with 18 hours per day of Peter Gammons and Baseball Tonight.
I lost a little bit of respect for D. Wade when I found this picture, but I spend enough time praising him in this podcast that it should make up for it. Lebron James being the best player in the world for weeks at a time and then showing up and playing like C.J. Miles the next, T. Pryor and the mess in Columbus, Tiger Woods hurt instead of dominating majors, Rep. Weiner, and some movie catch-up….you’re not going to want to miss a thing.