The Walking Dead

I like to think I don’t get surprised often. At least not positively surprised. While on vacation this week, my wife and I finally got caught up on the first half of the latest season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. I must admit…..I’m positively surprised! AMC debuted the show in 2010 with a 6-episode mini-season. I was […]

Annual NFL Coaching Carousel

The first Monday following the conclusion of the NFL’s regular season……a day known to head coaches as “Black Monday.” Most seasons see around seven or eight coaching changes. As of today, the number following the 2018 regular season has already reached eight, and a few more could be possible. The Cleveland Browns and Green Bay […]

Die Hard: 30 Years

So Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have passed. Each year the cable and satellite stations treat us to the usual collection of classic Christmas movies. A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf…..you know the routine. One topic that has gained massive traction in recent years is the debate over whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas […]

The Great American Franchise

Last month saw the theatrical release of Creed II, the latest in a long list of sequels from the Rocky franchise. Though I haven’t had the chance to see it yet, (and probably won’t until its home release) I’m probably like millions of others who can say I’ve seen every other film in the series’ history. Ranking […]

The Frightful Four (Part 1)

It’s once again that time of the year: Tricks, treats, costumes, and of course, frights! Every year ushers in AMC Network’s month of horror flicks, and Halloween night usually offers up some scary classics on various other channels up and down the dial as well. (ok, showing my age with the “up and down the […]

Pearl Jam: Wrigley Field

Those who know me well certainly know my affinity for music. Not a day goes by where I’m not either listening to tunes in my car, the kitchen, the garage, or singing along to the ever-ongoing songs in my head. As much as I love my albums (most of which are now conveniently housed on […]

Van Halen: 40 Years

Reunion tours and anniversary reissues are quite commonplace in the music world, yet this year marks a major anniversary for a very major band in rock history and odds are you had no idea. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Van Halen’s landmark self-titled debut album and the beginning of what grew to become one […]