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The Knock Down

You probably don’t know the name Tabb Carter, but he’s part of television history. If you watch your share of television, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him. He’s black and diminutive, four feet seven inches to be exact. In the final episode of The Sopranos, he’s featured in an extreme...

JAMES BLAKE, THE COPS & ME

I had a moment with James Blake on The Grandstand Court at the U.S. Open. This was back when Blake was a rising player with flamboyant dreads, and I was a ball boy with  bad allergies. During the match, Blake smashed a serve directly at me. I didn’t move my hands because I didn’t want to interfere with the return....
If you haven’t already seen HBO’s The Leisure Class, you should. Then watch, Project Greenlight, the reality show which spawned the movie - and reach your own conclusions. You gotta watch both. It’s a package deal. PGL offers a little bit on the filmmaking craft — and much, much more conflict. Hey, it’s a reality...
Dear Steve Bartman, Just a short note. You don’t know me. I feel like I know you though. I guess so many of us do. You entered our lives just over twelve years ago for a moment and then, well, you disappeared. And now, I wonder about you. I wonder what would have happened...
It’s easy to remember Moses Malone: late 20’s, omni-googles, clinging to the seedlings of an afro the same way Jean Luc Picard coped with male pattern baldness. And an ass the size of a chevette — that Malone `used as a dangerous weapon en route to becoming the greatest offensive rebounder in the history of basketball. It was truly...
According to a 2006 Harvard University study, the odds of an American dying in a commercial plane crash are 1 in 11 million. Meaning, Joe the Plumber is more likely to succumb to food poisoning (1 in 3 million) after putting down a McRib; incinerate because of rogue fireworks (1 in 650,000) at a Fourth of July...

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