Six years ago my cousins in South Jersey told me a little joke:
"Why do the Eagles eat their cereal from the box?"
Answer: "Because they choke when they get close to the bowl."
It does seem that way, doesn’t it? Analysts argue endlessly about whether clutch performance actually exists in baseball, but it’s kind Read More
With all due respect to Peyton Manning, the NFL’s MVP for the 2008 season was the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner didn’t have the best passing stats in the league, though his numbers were outstanding: 4558 yards passing, good for 2nd in the league behind New Orleans’ Drew Brees; a healthy 7.7 yards per Read More
As a public service, The Transom presents its weekly (okay, whatever, semi-monthly) Thursday IM chat with Tom Scocca, the New York Observer’s Off The Record columnist, on the subject of the New York Times’ new Thursday Styles section.
MediaMob: Before we begin with this week’s session, we need to revisit our last edition. I have Read More
To get things started on Monday Night Football a week and a half ago, ABC ran a skit designed to promote Desperate Housewives, the latest entry in pop culture’s dumbing-down sweepstakes. The inane little piece, set in a locker room, ended with an actress/desperate housewife named Nicollette Sheridan dropping a towel-viewers were treated to a Read More
Wednesday, Jan. 4
It’s starting to look a little ugly. Earnings are down, stocks are sinking and layoffs are on the rise. People are using the dreaded R-word with alarming frequency.
As the American economy slows, what does it portend for the world of television financial news? No development better signified the late-90′s stock-market Read More