Some people may only recognize Nick Offerman from his role as the iconic Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation or from his appearances in movies like The Men Who Stare at Goats and the recent-ish remake of 21 Jump Street. But only knowing Nick Offerman in this context is a tragedy, because he is ... More >>
Whenever I read something about football that sounds like it was written in a barroom by someone as sloshed as Rance Preibus at the RNC, it invariable comes from ColdHardFootballFacts.com.
The latest beer-soaked rant comes from Kerry J. Byrne on August 26: "There is this mythology in certain circle ... More >>
Remember just a few years ago when everyone thought it was so unfair that the Yankees had the money and resources to make all the big deals just before the trade deadline? The haves picking the pockets of the have-nots, and all that.
Well, it sure does look as if the Yankees are no longer one of th ... More >>
Some guys, when you hear about their death, it makes you feel a little bit older. That's how I felt when I heard that Ron Santo -- one of my first baseball cards -- had died last night in Arizona at age 70. He had a rough life, battling diabetes and eventually losing the lower part of his rig ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
October 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 51
Young-at-Heart Mets Wait Till This Year!
by Michael C.D. Macdonald
The first game ever played at Shea Stadium had proved to be my last visit with the Mets. Feeling apart from the "new breed" of mid-sub ... More >>
Pride Week's a fun time to rightblogger-watch, because rightbloggers just don't know what to do about the gays.
They must know straight America is losing its antipathy toward gay people -- Hell, even TGI Fridays is down with Pride. And some insist that the gay-hating stuff is behind them, too.
Bu ... More >>
Some thoughts on last night's American Idol results show:
-- So Casey James is now back in the welcoming arms of total and complete obscurity. Nice one, America! High fives all around! I was vaguely terrified that Casey would somehow sneak his way into the top two, but no, no coup for medioc ... More >>
How about a free boat ride to Mets games over the next two weeks? Yes, New York Water Taxi says they're for the U.S. Open in Flushing, but if you don't mind a bit of a walk that's still a free boat (and bus!) ride to the near vicinity of Citi Field, and it only takes 35 minutes. Then, for their nex ... More >>
As usual, the New York Mets ignored my advice and didn't sign Manny Ramirez. They could have done it, you know. If the Dodgers talked him into a two-year deal, the Mets could have done it, too. I know a lot of you disagree with me, but my point is this: with Manny in the batting order, the Mets woul ... More >>