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‘The Middle’ Muddled Through Season-Premiere

posted by mattaug

I liked The Middle VERY MUCH last season. I guess that in itself proved to be some kind of death knell for the show, which suffered through a WAY too long hour-long season premiere last Wednesday. More accurately, I suffered […]

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Hello, Larry Krueger … Welcome Back!

posted by mattaug

Who the heck is Larry Krueger, some of you are probably wondering? Actually, some of you who know me know Larry and others of you who know sports do too.   OK, to clear that up … Larry Krueger is […]

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Jersey ‘Sure': Chris Christie Should Run

posted by mattaug

I am comfortable enough in my manhood to admit this: I LOVE Chris Christie! A Newsmax report that he is reconsidering his  previous stand about not running for the presidency is GREAT news. The guy is a straight shooting, tax-cutting, […]

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Nice To See ‘G’, ‘PG’ Movies

posted by mattaug

I know, I know … I come off as some kind of goody two-shoes sometimes. I just don’t know what’s so great about all those movies where people are getting drunk, throwing up, acting obnoxiously and wasting their time and […]

Will Red Sox Crumble? Let’s Watch …

posted by mattaug

With their outstanding lineup, great starting pitching staff which they fortified and a terrific closer there is NO way the Boston Red Sox should be imploding the way they are. But imploding, with just five wins in their last 20 […]

Don’t Feel Sorry For Charlie Sheen

posted by mattaug

He’s finally behaving with a little bit of class, grace and dignity. Credit Charlie Sheen for treating replacement Ashton Kutcher well when the pair ran into each other at Sunday’s Emmys. Sheen also had good things to say/tweet about the […]

NFL Red Zone Channel Well Worth Price

posted by mattaug

For about $5 per month you can add NFL Red Zone to your cable/satellite package, and for football fans it is WELL worth the price. Ably hosted by Scott Hanson, the channel takes viewers to the best action around the […]

Man, Woman, (Fairly) Wild

posted by mattaug

I watched two episodes of Man, Woman, Wild over the weekend and found it to be fairly wild. It takes some time to suspend your belief or disbelief that a couple, including a former Special Forces survival expert and ex-TV […]

Want News? Just ‘Scroll’ With It…

posted by mattaug

I think sometimes I get more information on the news scroll at the bottom of the screen than I do from the news or entertainment program itself. Even on Entertainment Tonight, which I usually blow past on the dial, I […]

Barry Zito: Struggling Pitcher, Heckuva’ Person

posted by mattaug

It’s so easy to get disappointed with athletes and forget they are human beings too. Being brought up in the four-paper, 24-hour sports radio environment of New York I have often fallen into the trap of disliking players … often […]

Kate Gosselin: Working ‘Regular Jobs’ Is ‘Mediocre’

posted by mattaug

Perhaps she was still too upset and emotional about the end of her recently-cancelled reality series Kate Plus 8, but Kate Gosselin’s Monday morning interview on Today was quite revealing. Unfortunately for her, not in a good way as when […]

State Farm, Spike Lee Collaborate On Great 9-11 Ad

posted by mattaug

Director Spike Lee and State Farm deserve tons of credit for teaming up on this tremendous goodwill ad for 9/11. Firefighters (and police for that matter) deserve our love, admiration and respect and this spot hits all the right notes […]

Thoughts On 9-11…

posted by mattaug

It was and is nice to see all the TV programming remembering 9-11-01 and the tragic events of that day. It proves many of us have NOT forgotten that day and how awesome it is to be an American. Here […]

What Happened To ‘Inside The NFL’?

posted by mattaug

With the NFL season getting underway it may be interesting to think about what happened to the once-great program Inside The NFL. Oh, the weekly highlights and analysis show is still on, airing on Showtime after moving from its home […]

Obama’s Jobs Speech Performance: Angry Or Effective?

posted by mattaug

It’s never too late for a jobs bill, even three years into Barack Obama’s presidency. Obama himself tried to make that point, over and over, 17 times in fact, during his speech before Congress and the American people Thursday night. […]

What Would We Do Without Universal HD Channel?

posted by mattaug

What would we do without Universal HD channel? That is the question I pondered Thursday afternoon when I checked out its schedule for the evening. First there was Finding John Christmas and A Town Without Christmas, followed by episodes of […]

Miley Cyrus or Miley Siren?

posted by mattaug

Talk about having her cake and eating it too. Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus seems ashamed of the squeaky-clean image she spawned and cashed in on as star of that show. It’s a shame, and it’s a part of the […]

‘America’s Got Talent’ Dance Troupe Inspires

posted by mattaug

Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. That’s the best way to describe the dance troupe Silhouettes, which appears to be a top-10, at least, finisher on this season’s edition of America’s Got Talent. As impressive as their routine was […]

Nats’ Pitcher Stephen Strasburg Is Future Of MLB

posted by mattaug

It’s a lot to put on a young man, but Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is THE  future of Major League Baseball. The 23-year-old also owns part of its present, as well, judging by Tuesday night’s outing, shown at least […]

Any Reality Show Ideas Left? Here’s A Few …

posted by mattaug

Let’s see … we have reality shows on obvious subjects like dating and competitions for money. Then there are the less obvious topics like storage, couponing, cupcakes and the like. Are there any remaining topics? A few, perhaps … like […]

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton … Angry, But Dull

posted by mattaug

It’s almost funny on those rare occasions I watch MSNBC seeing the hosts rip into Republicans and the Republican party. Ummm folks one small problem … it’s Democrats that control both the Senate and the White House. The channel’s latest […]

‘Tooth’ Be Told, Did Bayer Touch Up Ad?

posted by mattaug

It would be better if I noticed more important things. And perhaps I shouldn’t even blog about this … but here goes. Bayer recently began airing an ad for a new extra strength formula product supposed to provide relief within […]

Extreme Couponing? Makes ‘Cents’ To Me

posted by mattaug

Russ Mitchell was on to something big, and small, when the anchor ended the CBS Evening News with a segment on “extreme couponing” Saturday night. Due to the rough economy, using coupons has become en vogue again as people look […]

Seeing ‘Starz’ … In A Good Way

posted by mattaug

I was ticked when AT&T U-Verse recently removed ESPN3D from its programming block. Oh … I was ticked and still am, in fact. That channel was the main reason I spent a few hundred more bucks to get a 3DTV, […]

NFL Commercials Sappy, But They Work

posted by mattaug

The NFL got its labor situation settled just in time. Not just for the season, but with plenty of time to air ads intended to create or reestablish goodwill with its fans. You have probably seen the ads already, where […]

Alyssa Milano Has Baby … I Am Officially Old

posted by mattaug

I have been able to brush the age thing aside for a long time, but I officially became OLD Wednesday. That’s the same day Alyssa Milano gave birth to Milo Thomas Bugliari, a seven pound, 19 inch-long baby boy. After […]

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Missing Sammy Davis Jr., Twinkies
I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr's birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even the ...

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Daymond John Is One Cool 'Shark'
Inspiring people who are role-models are often difficult to come by when it comes to today’s television shows. Programs are often so full of rude, crude ...

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On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?
I'm a strange 'cat', I'll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working middle class, or poor, lol, but tend ...

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