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Much Needed Changes to MLB All-Star Game

The newly formed “Special Committee for On-Field Matters” may not have the correct pulse when it comes to fixing the issues in Major League Baseball regarding division realignment, but it has found a way to successfully alter the game’s midsummer classic.The league office announced several changes to the all-star game that, to be quite honest, are necessary, reasonable, and effective for today’s game. After the 2002 debacle of a tied game in Milwaukee, Commissioner Selig was forced to stamp the gimmick of “This time it counts” with the winning league receiving home field advantage in the World Series. In agreement with many, the move seemed debatable, and is still a hot button topic today. However, the following changes I believe are great ways to keep the All-Star Game fun, competitive, safe, and most importantly for Selig and his league, interesting:The contest always will include a designated hitter no matter where it’s played.Many baseball traditionalist may not like this, but th…

Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Blind Side (2009)

What is it about?
The true story of Michael Oher, a caring, yet, traumatized and homeless boy who became an All-American and NFL football player with the help and guidance of a caring woman and family.
Who is in it?
Sandra Bullock – Leigh Anne Tuohy
Tim McGraw – Sean Tuohy
Quinton Aaron – Michael Oher
Jae Head – S.J. Tuohy
Lily Collins – Collins Tuohy

Big Issues, Big Problems, and Big Mistakes From Ben

It never ceases to amaze me the way successful athletes throw away a career. Over the past couple of years we have seen various ways, from peculiar to downright idiotic, that athletes have put themselves in a position to throw away a life’s worth of hard work, and a God-given talent available to so few. The latest issue has been the allegations and controversy surrounding that of “Big” Ben Roethlisberger. Whether you are a football fan or not, the news coverage surrounding the case has been immense, as well as the details of what allegedly happened that night. While Roethlisberger has not legally been charged for sexual assault, there are many other undertones and side stories that continue to hover over this situation. As the days played out, I have purposely refrained from commenting on the situation to allow the details, and quite possibly, the truth, to fall out. Nothing as of yet. However, there is one thing we can all conclude from the situation,  this is a rare occasion where …

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Trucker (2009)

What is it about?

Diane Ford, a female trucker who leads a care-free life is forced to change her life when her 11-year old son whom she abandoned long ago shows up on her doorstep. Diane is now forced to change her life and come to grips with her past, present and future.

Who is in it?

Michelle Monaghan – Diane Ford

Nathan Fillion – Runner

Jimmy Bennett - Peter

Benjamin Bratt – Len Bonner

Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Hangover (2009)

What is it about?
Four men venture over to Las Vegas before their buddy’s wedding for a Bachelor party they would never forget. After a wild night of partying and drunken misadventures, three of the groomsmen must retrace their night and use to the clues to find their now missing about-to-be-wed buddy.
Who is in it?
Bradley Cooper – Phil Wenneck
Ed Helms – Stu Price
Zach Galifianakis – Alan Garner
Justin Bartha – Doug Billings

Reaction to Tiger Woods Nike Commercial

There has been tons of debate and many, many, comments over the recent Nike commercial with Tiger Woods featuring the voice of his father, Earl Woods.  While the impending return of Tiger Woods’ return to the golf course this week in Augusta is the main story surrounding Woods, many question his judgment in regards to approving such an advertisement. 
It is well aware that the repairing of the Tiger Woods brand is well under way. Tiger is attempting to “let us in” and humanize himself with the ad without having to speak or say so himself. However, the  biggest issue is in regards to the voiceover which is his late father’s voice.

Revenue Sharing: Levine – Where Has The Money Gone?

Here we go again! More arguing about revenues, revenue sharing, salaries, salary caps, and how it all affects baseball in it’s competitive balance. These issue came to pass this week when Milwaukee Brewers principal owner Mark Attansio made comments regarding the Brewers ability, or inability, to resign their top stars, most notably Prince Fielder. The fireworks ignited when Attansio stated that the entire Brewers opening day roster payroll was less (and it’s true) than the New York Yankees starting infield.
After constantly being the target representatives for large market teams, Yankees president Randy Levine finally responded with words of his own. Levine stated:

Unwanted Marriage. Unbelievable Treatment. Undeserved Exit.

It is often said the city of Philadelphia is home to the worst sport fans in the United States. They are notorious for their jeers, harsh criticism, constant negative outlook, and lest we not forget, the infamous booing of Santa Claus. However, none of those descriptions truly describe Philadelphia until it was apparent how the city treated, and ultimately booted, one of the NFL’s best players and greatest class acts in Donovan McNabb. McNabb, who began his tenure as a Philadelphia Eagle was booed horrendously on draft night, produced a body of work in his time in Philly that not only removed the question marks about his potential, but could land him in the Hall of Fame one day, was ultimately sent out of Philadelphia as if he meant nothing.Year after year, besides the constant scrutiny from fans and even teammates (looking at you Terrell Owens), McNabb has done nothing but win and give the Eagles organization and the city of Philadelphia all he has had. From Super Bowl appearances t…