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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Greenberg (2010)

What is it about?
A soon-to-be middle-aged man that moves to Los Angeles to house sit for his brother reflects on the the decision that changed his life, while sparking an interest with his brother’s assistant.
Who is in it?
Ben Stiller – Roger Greenberg
Greta Gerwig – Florence Marr
Rhys Ifans – Ivan Schrank

Five Keys To Knicks Season 2010-2011

Now that the summer of 2010 has come on gone, the new era of the New York Knicks has begun. And while the Knicks did not land either of the super friends that decided to take their talents to South Beach, the Knicerbockers landed a player that wanted to be here, and most importantly, embraced the opportunity to be a leader and spearhead this new era. As the new season is set to begin, the Knicks are undoubtedly better than any team they have put on a court in the last five years. With a legitimate star, a productive point guard, young talent, and a great supporting cast that fits the seven-seconds-or-less offense, the new season is one that has plenty of anticipation and excitement heading into it. However, with ten new players that make-up this young (4th in the NBA) roster, there lies a lot of questions this season. With the current goal of the franchise to make the playoffs this season, here are the five keys to the New York Knicks for the 2010-2011 season:1. Help Wanted! – We all…

UFC 121 Loss is Best For Lesnar and White

There is no other way to put it, Brock Lesnar looked absolutely awful this past Saturday night against Cain Velasquez. In fact, Lesnar, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion, looked so awful that it reminded everyone that he is indeed inexperience, that he did only have six professional fights going into his bout with Velasquez, and that he might have been a product of the UFC marketing campaign. 
Lesnar, who came out aggressive, even firing a flying knee, was picked apart by the more experienced and more rounded fighter in Velasquez. Going into the fight, Velasquez had all of the abilities that made for a recipe to dethrone Lesnar. Velasquez is a two-time All-American wrestler that can strike and is light on his feet. Velasquez also had a template given to him by Shane Carwin who had Lesnar beat in his last fight before tiring himself out with an all-or-nothing (senseless) strategy.

Retain or Release: New York Yankees 2010

40 Man RosterPitchersAlfredo Aceves: Retain – Aceves’ injury left a gaping void in the Yanks bullpen that was never completely filled. Back surgery may turn that retain into a release. However, if all is well, a return can help sure up what may be another overhaul to the pen. Jonathan Albaladejo: Retain – Had a stellar year in Triple-A with lights out numbers as a closer. Is a great long man out of the pen in the majors whenever Girardi needs him. Maybe this spring is the year he finally steps up to grab a hold on a more significant spot. Andrew Brackman: Retain – Is finally becoming the pitcher that the Yanks knew they were getting. The return from Tommy John Surgery isn’t quite there, but Brackman is now of the 40-man and is well on his way.A.J. Burnett: Retain – Absolutely awful year for Burnett. However, no one will take him, and to be honest, he is Mr. Inconsistent. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if he came back in 2011 with a stellar year. Joba Chamberlain: Retain – Many may say Jo…

The Real Reason We Are Not In The World Series

Following the elimination of the New York Yankees last night at the hands of the talented, and hot, Texas Rangers, raw emotions are high here in the big city. Unlike the years where most eliminations occur, this year seems to be a little different. Instead of mourning, sorrow, and sheer sadness, there seems to be a growing unrest amongst some in the Yankee fan base. Whether that unrest seems to come from the real fans, the fraudbags, or others in this city, there are many that have an opinion on what happened, should have happened, and what must happen going forward. With all of the cloudy emotion and judgment being on high, one thing is for sure – everyone is overreacting. Yes, overreacting. Big time. Here are some of the comments, thoughts, and reactions that were made on sports talk radio today that are an example of the overreaction:“C.C. Sabathia should have been in after Girardi pulled Hughes”“If Sabathia was available for 50-60 pitches, why didn’t Girardi just start him for ga…

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Big Fan (2009)

What is it about?


Paul Aufiero, an obsessed New York Giants fan, struggles to deal with the consequences after he is assaulted by his favorite football player and hero.
Who is in it?
Patton Oswalt – Paul Aufiero
Kevin Corrigan – Sal
Michael Rapport – Philadelphia Phil

Bound For Glory Could Mark New Era in TNA Wrestling

TNA Bound For Glory has come and gone, and the recent developments in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling has created a situation that has everyone in the world of wrestling buzzing. Of course, the situation being alluded to is the heel turn of probably the most popular wrestler in all of pro wrestling – Jeff Hardy. 
With weeks upon weeks of build up surrounding the “10.10.10” storyline and the mystery of “they”, the entire saga was revealed with Jeff Hardy aligning with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Jeff Jarrett, Ric Flair, and the all of Fortune to form the stable, “Immortal.” 
Now following Bound For Glory, which I must admit, was subpar in comparison to other BFGs, everyone’s opinion went one of two ways: 1) It was the dumbest move TNA could make, and 2) it was a great move that will spark lots of interest. Initially, as BFG went off the air, I loved the idea, and the new direction TNA seemed to be heading in. I hated the quirky finish to the main event, but the payoff to the “they” stor…

It’s Not Because You’re Black, LeBron. It’s Because You’re Wrong.

NEWS FLASH: LeBron James is black! It is the reason the city of Cleveland burned his jersey upon learning about his departure. The nerve of a black man to leave Cleveland.The rest of the nation was disgusted with “The Decision” because it surrounded a black man. The nerve of a black man to be a free agent. The nation’s backlash against LeBron’s decision to join the rest of the super friends of Miami was because he was a black man joining other black men to play basketball. The nerve of a black man to join a really good basketball team. Race has to be the reason why you are viewed this way, right LeBron? Right, Maverick Carter?“I think so at times. It’s always, you know, a race factor”                                                     - LeBron James“It definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media, things that were written for sure.”                                                    - Maverick CarterWow. Are they seriously using the race card to cover up the…