Podcast

October 14, 2017

Netflix’s Stranger Things is probably as hyped as anything on TV not named Game of Thrones, and this is the first time it’s coming into a season with giant expectations (it was a blip on Netflix’s ever-growing slate of content last summer). By the creators’ own admission, they’re going big in Season 2—which, though intriguing, means the […]

October 13, 2017

Just 18-months into Overwatch’s lifecycle, the Charlotte-based esports organization has thoughtfully constructed one of the world’s most impressive rosters while navigating the industry’s seemingly unavoidable pitfalls. Overwatch has been on the market for nearly 18 months now, but the popular first-person team shooter from Blizzard Entertainment became the darling of the esports universe almost immediately […]

October 6, 2017

It’s just a little bit outrageous to suggest that tonight’s World Cup Qualifying match in Orlando against Panama is the “USMNT’s biggest match in 15 years,” but that seems to be the popular opinion among the media according to most match previews that I’ve come across. For starters, it suggests that we’re much further along […]

October 6, 2017

Throughout the season, I’m going to be releasing my against-the-spread picks here — the same ones that I’ll be submitting in the official Fantasy Outsiders league. [Note: All lines are taken from Westgate Superbook. No lines were available for the Bears/Vikings or Dolphins/Titans matchups]. Last Week: 8-7  |  Overall: 30-27-1 Home Team in CAPS GIANTS […]

October 4, 2017

It’s not uncommon to find the occasional ‘quirky’ contestant popping up in a Jeopardy! episode. The age-old game show is such a proven commodity, however, that it doesn’t really require up-beat personalities or crazy characters to be entertaining. In fact, I usually find the contestants who do try to break the humor mold to be […]

October 4, 2017

One of the reasons the NBA is considered to be the most popular American professional sports league within younger demographics is its fan-friendly fair use policies with respect to game footage and highlights. In fact, the NBA likes the fan-made highlight videos that pop-up on social media and video-sharing sites like YouTube so much that […]

October 3, 2017

There are so many reasons to admire Tom Petty. Forgive me, in the wake of news of Petty’s death, at 66, if I start off with a personal one. The greatest concert I’ve ever been to was really two concerts. On September 10, 2010, I saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the world’s most famous […]

October 1, 2017

One of Spotify’s better features – and a competitive advantage for its app in the streaming music market – are its personalized playlists. These compilations have long since expanded beyond Spotify’s Discover Weekly to include other selections, like Release Radar, your bottomless Daily Mix playlists, or the recently added Summer Rewind. Today, Spotify is adding yet another personalized […]

September 30, 2017

Saturday Night Live has never had more eyes on it than it does going into its 43rd season. That’s true in a very literal sense: the comedy institution earned its highest weekly viewership in decades last season, closing out with a finale that hit a six-year ratings peak. And in the broader cultural sense, the Emmys recently showed, SNL is dominating […]

September 30, 2017

Boston University’s School of Medicine recently announced that CTE could potentially be diagnosed in living patients. What implications could this research have on football in the United States, and how will the NFL respond to the findings? In the more than a decade since the first case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was reported in […]

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