Tiger

Author’s Note: I wrote this piece months ago, had it edited, scrapped most of it, then rewrote it. I had planned on posting it during Masters Week, but Tiger wasn’t playing and it felt less important, so I’m just posting it now.

Almost all of my memories of watching Tiger Woods include my dad. Like a lot of people I know, I didn’t have any interest in golf before Tiger turned pro in 1996. Any golf highlights I saw were mostly seen on SportsCenter between the baseball highlights I was actually interested in. I also had no plans on starting to watch golf until he hit the mainstream. And in only his fourth professional tournament, Tiger came to play the B.C. Open1, a now-defunct PGA Tour event in Endicott, NY. This was a stone’s throw from my hometown of Vestal. My family owned and operated a landscaping business at that time and were sponsors of the tournament, which meant my dad was able to get tickets. 

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Harrison Ford Blockbuster Run 1980-1984

On the blockbuster run of Harrison Ford.

I love researching filmographies. I can go down a rabbit hole on IMDB.com and forget what I originally went to look for in the first place. Usually, I think of an actor and dive into their film history to find their best string of hit movies. I’ve written about this before on consecutive runs of Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, two of the all-timers. Recently, I found myself on Harrison Ford’s page and gazed upon what is probably the greatest blockbuster run of all time. Continue reading “Harrison Ford Blockbuster Run 1980-1984”

Top 5 Baseball Movies

Back in December, I committed to the following list of favorite baseball movies on Twitter:

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This list came with a caveat that it changes frequently. But, I wondered if there was a semi-scientific way to determine what the actual order would be, so I decided to rank them based on the following categories: Continue reading “Top 5 Baseball Movies”

GB20

There are only a handful of things in the world of entertainment that will make me stop dead in my tracks. The announcement of a new Ghostbusters sequel directed by the son of Ivan Reitman is near the top of the list. Another would be a teaser trailer for said sequel. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here. If you love Ghostbusters as much as I do, it’ll be like getting punched in the face by your childhood. Continue reading “GB20”

The Many Deaths of ‘Point Break’

1991’s Point Break is no doubt a great film. It has a significant amount of death scenes, specifically in the second half. If you haven’t seen the movie yet (which I have no idea why that would be the case), stop reading now or prepare for spoilers.

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