Breaking Bad Review for the Non-TV Viewer

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Let me begin by saying I do not ordinarily watch network television programming. I find regular network shows to generally be unimaginative and insipid. In the last five years, I can count the number of television shows that I have watched more than once on one hand. But I have seen and heard with interest the conversation surrounding Breaking Bad over the last few years. So be aware, as my story goes on here today, if you haven’t seen it, there will be spoilers galore. So if you haven’t seen it, you should probably stop reading now. But before you leave, head to the bottom of the page and give it a “like.”

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Football Season Mercifully Ends in Chicago

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

I pray, PRAY, that my favorite NFL team gets this right. They just mailed in the last game of the season with a loss to the Vikings in a game which saw them fail to score an offensive touchdown. They finish 5-11 and it’s a foregone conclusion that the coaching staff will be fired, if they have not been already. All of them. It is not known to me or anyone I read with knowledge, if GM Phil Emery will be axed. His ouster should also be a foregone conclusion. The two most important duties of the general manager in the Bears chain of command is to hire coaches, and draft. Emery has been bad at both. As I wrote just a couple of weeks ago, the housecleaning should be complete, top to bottom. If we can find a way to get Virginia to sell the team, let’s do that too. This Bear team is bad, but even worse the infrastructure is weak and crumbling. The dysfunction has made them a laughingstock of the league rather than the pillar they need to be. This is the team founded by George Halas, NFL founder, Bears player and coach. Bears owner. George freakin Halas! [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Hockey

By Stephen Thomas
PSDC Funnyman and Brad Pitt Doppelgänger

Stephen Thomas’ sports-humor commentary can be heard nationwide, weekdays on The Nick Bonsanto Show on the Sports Byline USA radio network. You can subscribe to the Here’s The Thing podcast on iTunes for free.  The transcripts will appear here daily. 

I’m Stephen Thomas with Here’s The Thing.

The Chicago Blackhawks are now 16-0-3, which is the best start in NHL history.  Now I realize I’m speaking mostly to my Canadian listeners, as a lot of Americans pay about as much attention to hockey as Kardashians pay to intelligence or setting a good example for young women. It’s a shame, because hockey is a fast paced, exciting game, that includes something Americans generally love: Large men repeatedly punching each other in the face. [Read more…]