The 2014 BSPYs

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Awards shows are self-congratulatory industry bacchanalia that we play voyeur to because we love watching rich and famous people be rich and famous and pretend to be humble.

Slap on a death montage and a lifetime achievement award of some sort to keep it from being a full blown orgy of how awesome everyone must think this specific entertainment medium being celebrated is.

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FINALLY: Thoughts on Santo’s Induction into Hall of Fame

 

(Courtesy of The Wrigley Blog)

For more than 30 years, Chicago Cubs fans and baseball fans alike have been wondering when the day would finally come that Ron Santo would get his just rewards for his 14-year career and be granted entrance into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Finally, almost a year to the day after he died in December 2010, Santo was elected to the Hall by the Veteran’s Committee. He received 15 of 16 votes, and as expected, reaction from around Cubdom was swift.

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Cowboys Use Huge Second Half From Weeden to Beat Aggies

The term “tale of two halves” gets bandied about a lot in the college football world. Ranked teams don’t give enough credit to an upstart bunch from a tiny school, and then all of a sudden they find themselves down at the half and are shocked back into playing like they’re capable of.

Obviously the “upstart” tag could hardly be applied to the number 8 team in the country, but the Texas A&M Aggies came out Saturday afternoon and punched the Oklahoma State Cowboys right in the mouth. On only the fourth play from scrimmage of the game, Aggie QB Ryan Tannehill took advantage of overzealous Cowboy defensive lineman and busted a 65 yard touchdown run up the middle to give his team the early 7-0 advantage. The Aggies rode that momentum all the way through the first half, scoring another touchdown thanks to a great catch by Jeff Fuller, and at the end of 30 minutes A&M had a 20-3 lead, and “The 12th man” at Kyle Field was up for grabs. Things were looking bleak for the Cowboys, but things turned around quickly.

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Sunday Night NFL Host Keith Olbermann Leaving MSNBC “Countdown” Show

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Keith Olbermann has come a very long way since his days as a Groucho Marx lookalike ESPN SportsCenter anchor. After leaving sports media to focus on broadcasting current events news, he developed into this generation’s Edward R. Murrow, and he even copied the legendary Cold War era broadcaster’s sign-off.

Olbermann stepped up to become the first leftist talking head on cable news television to try and balance out the extremely far right positions of Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.

But now, he’s moving on to other things. Other things than hosting Sunday NFL on NBC.

According to the AP:

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