Archive | June 2011

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Warning Bells Ring Aboard SS Hornets

From most accounts, yesterday was not a good day for the New Orleans Hornets or their fans.  First, came the news that All-Star PF David West was going to opt out of the last year of his contract with the franchise and test the free agency market.  West’s statement was soon followed by a similar […]

Some Thoughts on Arsenal’s Transfer Season So Far…

Given the way the season ended (3 wins, 6 losses and 6 draws across four competitions), it was not surprising to see, hear and feel the anger building from supporters both near and far to Emirates Stadium.  “Spend some fucking money” was the chant that reverberated during the last game of the year – a […]

Thoughts on Season 1 of “Game of Thrones”

(I’m saying this up front: SPOILERS AHEAD for Season 1.  You’ve been forewarned). And with that final shot of the newborn “children”, the curtain drops on HBO’s first season of “Game of Thrones.”  It’s been a fun ride watching them take what was a pretty good book and make it into a pretty good series.  […]

X-Men: First Class or Why Can’t We Be Friends?

There is a long tradition of friends becoming enemies in literature and movies with varied and different reasons.  From King Arthur and Sir Lancelot falling out over Guinevere to Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell fighting over the corners of Baltimore, there is something about the conflict that is caused by friends turning on one another.  […]