Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

Sept. 21, 2022 – President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. The World Health Organization says the end is in sight. Many of us would rather talk about almost anything else, and even New York City has dropped most of its COVID protocols. Biden’s claim (made to reporter Scott Pelley on Sunday on 60 … Read more

CM Punk, Roman Reigns, and a tale of two press conferences

CM Punk (left, with pastry) and Tony Khanscreenshot: YouTube/Denise Salcedo Following WWE’s Clash at the Castle event on Saturday, the company held a press conference in which its lead executive, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, was joined by a number of performers. Speaking first was undisputed champion Roman Reigns, who appeared in character for roughly 90 … Read more

Kevin Burkhardt enters 1st season as Fox NFL play-by-play announcer

Like him or not, Kevin Burkhardt earned his new gigphoto: Getty Images Spoken like a true son of New Jersey, Kevin Burkhardt said he doesn’t give a fuck if people — especially those commenting on social media platforms — like him or not. “I do try to go back and have conversations with fans when … Read more

Welcome to Blah-gust, the worst time of the sporting calendar

OH MY GOD WHO CARESphoto: AP Mark it down: 9:35 am Wednesday, Aug. 10. We’ve reached the peak (nadir?) of sports’ slow season. You know it’s the doggiest of dog days when ESPN is killing time with Little League World Series coverage. No disrespect to the youth, but I’m not going to subject myself to … Read more