I Knew Eero Mntyranta Had Magic Blood

Was already circumspect of the idea that a level playing field in athletics was possible if we could just eliminate PEDs when I read David Epstein’s great 2014 book, The Sports Gene, which made plain how nature favors some over others, and not only in limb length and other obvious things but also in vision and blood and lungs. These inborn advantages laugh at the idea that 10,000 hours of practice can transform a modest talent into a champion, at least in sports (though I doubt 416 days at Read more […]


Ian Anthony Dale talks MURDER IN THE FIRST and HAWAII FIVE-0

On the brink of the third season premiere of Murder in the First, (which airs June 26 at 10 P.M. on TNT), I had the honor to speak with Ian Anthony Dale about his role as Jim Koto on the series as well as his recurring role of Adam Noshimuri on Hawaii Five-0. First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me.  I really appreciate it.  I had the privilege to interview you in 2013 for Mortal Kombat, so this is really an honor. Oh, my pleasure. Tell me about Jim.  How Read more […]


Family Tested Review: The Osmo Genius Kit Gaming System for iPad

This Family Tested product is an award-winning game system and educational toy called Osmo. Created by young parents, it will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. The Osmo Genius Kit Gaming System for iPad comes with five games: Tangram, Words and Numbers use physical objects that come with the set, whereas Words and Masterpiece only require use of the Osmo reflector and base. Each game can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Read more […]


Podcast Episode 41: End of the Euros, UFC 200, British Open Golf, Hot Dogs

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 41Welcome to the Season Ticket Podcast. It’s episode 41, and it is ready for streaming or download by clicking the play button above, so give it a listen!You can follow us on Twitter @seasonticketpod and facebook.com/seasonticketpod. Also don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes if you get a second.Euro 2016It’s all over for another 4 years and the general consensus is that Euro 2016 wasn’t up to much, with an industrious Read more […]


WI 76/2 | India (IND) vs West Indies (WI) 2016 Live Cricket Score, 1st Test at Antigua, Day 4: Get updates on live score and ball-by-ball commentary for Indias tour of West Indies

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket  blog and live cricket updates’ post of the fourth day’s play between India and West Indies, in the first Test at Sir Vivian Richards International Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. India will look to wrap up things after imposing follow-on against the frail West Indies, and picking one wicket in their second innings to finish yet another day on a high. The West Indies trail by more than 300 runs, and a massive defeat is looming Read more […]


Hershey Stock: Tasty But Tough to Swallow

Boring food company stocks have become among the tastiest stocks in 2016. It’s easy to see why. People always need to eat. So these companies will have steady revenues, even in a recession. Added to that is the fact that these companies offer dividends often in the 2%-3% range and sometimes higher. That looks fantastic in a world of negative interest rates. And now we have the food sector being inundated with takeover talk. Names like Kellogg (NYSE: K) keep getting bandied about as targets Read more […]