NABJ 2012: Networking, Skill-building and Sexy Lady Repellent


Just a quick note to let my little community of friends and fans know I haven’t forgotten about you all. I was more active on the blog in early June and that was by design. I’ve been making a conscious effort to update this site more often and had no plans for even a short … Continue reading

Scared Straight: Floyd Mayweather, Jack Johnson and jail time’s toll


Will 87 days in jail scare Floyd Mayweather straight? Because it looks already like he’s frightened flabby. No, I’m not making light of Mayweather’s stint in jail, or the circumstances that landed him there. But it’s a point of fact that the pound-for-pound king of pro boxing unsuccessfully petitioned a Nevada court last week to … Continue reading

Blaming the Victim: Pacquiao, Bradley, Conspiracy Theories and Common Sense


My late Aunt Edith was about the most conflict-averse person I’ve ever known, but in the hours after Timothy Bradley was awarded a split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao — a bout most of us think Pacquiao won comfortably — I thought of my grandfather’s big sister and the sweltering summer nights I used to … Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley — Carlito’s Way on the Canvas


Fans of the Brian de Palma classic Carlito’s Way don’t need prompting to remember the scene in which Benny Blanco from the Bronx, sick of being serially disrespected by his idol, Carlito Brigante, confronts him in an upstairs office of the nightclub Brigante owns. The staredown that ensues is brief but as intense as you’ll … Continue reading

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