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Filed under: Sports
Wake up! MLB’s magnificent postseason is finally here!

Wake up! MLB’s magnificent postseason is finally here!

Finally! It takes so long to get through the MLB season. If you are not in a city fighting for a Wild Card berth late, baseball in August and September really can take a backseat to the NFL. Not anymore. We did a pretty good job predicting the regular season I suppose, at least in the NL. [...]

Filed under: Politics
Obama shifts blame and takes credit on ’60 Minutes’

Obama shifts blame and takes credit on ’60 Minutes’

Barack Obama continued the process of trying to rehabilitate his image after a summer of dropping poll numbers, appearing on 60 Minutes for a sympathetic, softball interview broadcast yesterday. I made it through a few minutes, then found myself itching to turn back to football. It was the same old song and dance for a [...]

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The pitfalls young quarterbacks can face are documented in Skins history

The pitfalls young quarterbacks can face are documented in Skins history

In the NFL QB is king; it is one of the only jobs in the world where there are just 32 very high-paying positions available, but not enough people to fill them. This year the QB carousel in the league has been particularly busy, whether that is related to injury or guys just not being [...]

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What Dems should talk about for midterms and beyond

What Dems should talk about for midterms and beyond

It looks like Democrats are up against quite formidable odds this election season. With an unpopular president, a base that traditionally doesn’t care much about voting in midterms and an energized opposition, it seems to me Democrats will probably lose control of the Senate. No matter what Democrats do, a significant loss this November may [...]

Filed under: Movies
Five reasons ‘Batman vs. Superman’ can’t challenge Marvel or ‘The Avengers’

Five reasons ‘Batman vs. Superman’ can’t challenge Marvel or ‘The Avengers’

Raise your hand if you’re already sick of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice rumors. Okay, a certain segment of people will never get tired of them. If you don’t know for some reason, the sequel to Man of Steel is scheduled for March 2016. Comic book lovers are excited because Warner Brothers and DC [...]

Filed under: Sports
The NFL’s situation gets worse almost on a daily basis

The NFL’s situation gets worse almost on a daily basis

The toughest part about writing a weekly NFL column are those weeks when you would rather talk about anything than what is going on in the league. I would love to write a story about how I have been telling you that Kirk Cousins was a better fit for the Gruden offense than RGIII, or [...]

Filed under: Politics
Stop with the killing terrorists breeds more terror mantra

Stop with the killing terrorists breeds more terror mantra

The movie Zero Dark Thirtywas one of the more notable and critically acclaimed movies of the last few years. It is extremely well-done, and especially memorable are the scenes near the end when Navy SEALS enter the domicile of one Osama Bin Laden and kill him. When I saw it in the movie theater a [...]

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Not happy times for the Giants, Cowboys and Skins

Not happy times for the Giants, Cowboys and Skins

These are rough times for the NFC East, once regarded as the premier division in the NFL. The only winner from week one was last year’s division winner, the Eagles. Despite the win, they needed a second half rally against the woeful Jaguars at home to get their victory. As for the others… Washington took [...]

Filed under: Politics
Obama takes a significant step toward actual leadership

Obama takes a significant step toward actual leadership

Well, maybe it was poll driven, but President Obama looked like an actual leader for the first time in many months on Wednesday night. The president has been on a losing streak since his re-election. With his approval ratings flagging, and Americans giving him especially low marks of late for his leadership and handling of [...]

Chris Jollay · Wednesday, September 10th, 2014· Tags: , , , · 2 Comments »
Filed under: Politics
Chuck Todd interviews Barack Obama on ‘MTP’

Chuck Todd interviews Barack Obama on ‘MTP’

It’s been a pretty tough summer for Barack Obama, as his popularity continues to decline. The perception that Obama is totally unprepared to lead the world’s most powerful country as numerous crises erupt around the world has grown in prior months, and a recent CBS poll put his foreign policy approval rating at 36%. After [...]