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Here’s Why The Rams Should Select Carson Wentz Over Jared Goff In The NFL Draft

What’s in a quarterback’s name? More than you think. If the Los Angeles Rams are smart, they’ll pick Carson Wentz over Jared Goff in this week’s NFL Draft. I base this not on any scouting data – though we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Is Darth Vader The Most Famous Character Created For Cinema?

Ten or so years ago I heard radio host Max Kellerman ask this question on the air, and I’ve pondered it off and on since: What is the most famous character created solely for motion pictures? It has to be … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Sports Are More Important Than Politics

Are you tired of being told that the sports you watch are inconsequential and that athletes are overpaid? Sick of being lectured for not paying sufficient attention to the “issues that matter”? Good news: By ignoring the sad displays of … Continue reading

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The World Is HD And 3D

We live in remarkable times. More technology than probably existed when I was 20 can now fit into the palm of my hand. Information is everywhere, and we are now not only its consumers but its couriers. When I was … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Playlist Essentials – Carefree Highway

If there were a Travel Disaster Songs playlist, no doubt Gordon Lightfoot’s most famous tune, “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” would be a first-ballot no-brainer. That list will have to wait for another time. Fortunately, in addition to singing … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Geography

Which places have hosted the most Super Bowls? The fewest? Which teams have traveled the farthest to play in it? It’s time to take a look at the numbers behind the biggest traveling roadshow of them all. This Sunday, Super … Continue reading

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Here Comes Football – 2013 NFL Preview

Read my 2013 NFL “Preview” at The Fanzine. It’s jam-packed with Jeopardy knowledge. Just don’t expect any reliable predictions.

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Five Ways To Game The Airlines

1. Check the seating chart the morning of your flight.┬áThe day you book your flight and choose your seat, you’ll probably see only a certain number of seats available. Choose the best one for you, but try to remember to … Continue reading

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Just Travel

Browse the airfare websites and daydream. Run a few searches and see what’s out there. Write down a few bargains for destinations you’ve never been. Think it over and wonder what it would be like to see that place. Resolve … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Keep Travel Costs Low (Without Roughing It)

1. Use Public Transportation. This can be one of the more intimidating steps for the uninitiated. What if I take the wrong bus? What if it’s dangerous? In the internet age, there is really no excuse for not answering these … Continue reading

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