His Name Is Luca

If I learned anything from being around Mark Cuban for a few years, when he sees a quality product with an upside value proposition, he won’t hesitate to make a significant investment in it.  That’s as much true with his passion business, the ownership of the Dallas Mavericks, as any he has placed some SHARK … Read more

No Victor For You!

My two favorite teams the Bulls (6-10) and Lakers (4-10) are in nightmares nearly twenty percent of the way through the season. Yet both are not in the same nightmare. For the Bulls, they are in limbo with Lonzo Ball likely out for most, if not all, of the season thanks to the knee injury … Read more

There’s Still Soap Opera Production In Brooklyn

My first full-time job was delivering packages around New York City, using public transportation to schlep envelopes and, more frequently, two-inch tapes between TV studios and post-production offices.  One of my company’s bigger clients was NBC, which I always thought concentrated their New York production exclusively around 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.  Turns out that … Read more

To Exist And Die In L.A.

Sure, the weather here in L.A. is great, especially now that the brutal heat waves of early fall appear to be finally behind us.  I broke out my new space heater last night for the first time, and actually got a relatively decent night’s sleep. Those climate shifts usually coincide with the beginning of the … Read more

Another Opening, Another Show

The 2022-23 NBA season opens tonight, with great anticipation and massive stakes for the future of all pro sports on the line. The NBA rights are especially significant because, unlike baseball, it represents a globally popular sport with a significant regular season schedule and enough local and international fan base for media companies to be … Read more

It’s NBA Kamiakusen

And to those of you who like me don’t speak a lick of Japanese, that translates to Opening Night. As this is being written, it is indeed dark out, but it’s pre-dawn in Los Angeles, where a live NBA game is airing on NBA TV, and where for the first time in three years the … Read more

Never Give Up!

Last week the Colorado Rockies called up a journeyman. His name is Wynton Bernard. This guy never got the chance to make his Major League debut and had been tagged as a forever minor leaguer. He never quit and in this post lockout world we live in he finally got the call! If you are … Read more

No Longer Dreaming!

Back in 2020 the iconic baseball field in Dyersville, Iowa which is owned by former White Sox star Frank Thomas was set to host a game between the White Sox and Yankees before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They ended up play a game there instead against Yankees during the 2021 season. … Read more