radio, sports

WISE Sports Radio NFL segment: Sept. 17, 2020

No sport encourages overreaction more than football. After just one week, one game, fans and media are ready to declare a team a success or failure. And in some cases, that quick verdict is probably justified.

On WISE Sports Radio’s NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discussed the chances of New York Jets coach Adam Gase keeping his job for long, the supposed tension between Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady, and the Buffalo Bills’ season-opening win.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL segment: Sept. 10, 2020

The NFL season is here! Unlike with baseball, there never seemed to be a question of whether or not there would be pro football this year. But COVID-19 has a way of putting everything in doubt.

Our weekly WISE Sports Radio football segment comes in just before the 2020 NFL campaign kicks off Thursday with the Houston Texans at the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. We look at the storylines to follow in Week 1, pick our favorite match-up, and predict which teams will be in the Super Bowl:

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WISE Sports Radio MLB spot: Sept. 9, 2020

Going into the 2020 baseball season, the New York Yankees looked like the best team in the American League, maybe the best in MLB. But the Yanks are currently third in the AL East with a 21-21 record and barely hold the league’s final playoff spot.

On WISE Sports Radio‘s baseball segment, we discussed the Yankees’ struggles, the death of Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Asheville’s Cameron Maybin, and the disappointing Cincinnati Reds.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL update: Sept. 3, 2020

We’re one week away from the 2020 NFL season beginning and Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers just added a big piece to their offense.

Talking football on WISE Sports Radio, we also discuss Josh Gordon re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks, the L.A. Chargers and Washington Football Team naming their starting quarterbacks, and the New England Patriots saying “See ya!” to receiver Mohamed Sanu.

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movie reviews

Nomad review at Mountain Xpress

Thanks to his recent acting performances in The Mandalorian and Jack Reacher, Werner Herzog has become something of a cultural meme. His dour expression, dry narration, and nihilistic philosophy makes for great parody when applied to absurdity.

But it can’t be forgotten that Herzog is still a fascinating, distinct filmmaker. His latest documentary, Nomad, is a powerful tribute to writer Bruce Chatwin, whose work and approach to life Herzog admired.

I reviewed the movie for Asheville’s Mountain Xpress:

“‘Chatwin was a writer like no other,’ Herzog says. “He would craft mythical tales into voyages of the mind. In this respect, we found out we were kindred spirits. He as a writer, I as a filmmaker.’

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