John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

The actor best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson and Black Panther has been lost to cancer.

Pro Athletes Boycotting Games

The NBA playoffs have been hit with a work stoppage.

Justin Townes Earle Dead at 38

The Americana star and son of Steve Earle is gone too soon.

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Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Kevin Costner Won’t Save Us This Time

A retired admiral warns that the President is undermining our institutions.

The Postmaster General we Need

Because sometimes you have to laugh, lest ye cry.

Big Ten Cancels Football

A nation that failed to control the pandemic is going to be without college sports this fall.

Wilford Brimley Dead at 85

A great character actor is gone.

Harvey Updyke Dead at 71

Roll Damn Tide.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

Rose Parade, Virginia Football Canceled

Despite hope for a vaccine, officials are canceling large events months in advance.

Washington NFL Team to Change Name

“Redskins” no more.

PAC-12 Goes Conference-Only

Another small step toward canceling the fall sports calendar.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

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Traffic Signals Not Racist

Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

The Country Music Hall of Famer is gone.

Sports and Body Types

Athletes are getting bigger and stronger. Except those who aren’t.

Sponsors May Force Redskins to Change Name

Nike and FedEx may be able to do what Native American activists couldn’t.

NFL to Play ‘Black National Anthem’ Before Games

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” will reportedly precede the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the opening week.

Carl Reiner Dead at 98

A legendary comic is gone.

White Actors No Longer Voicing Cartoons of Color

Another bow to the inevitable.

Dave Chappelle’s 8:46

Arguably the best comedian of his generation is not kidding around.

If Minneapolis Were Happening Elsewhere…

A solid piece of satire.

New Trek with Pike and Spock

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is coming to CBS All Access.

Don Shula Dead at 90

The coaching legend led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL history.

The Grim Reality

This isn’t likely to end any time soon.

Thanks, Celebrities

Harsh. But fair?

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

WHO Says Limit Alcohol Consumption During Pandemic

Next thing you know, they’ll tell us to eat vegetables.

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John Prine Succumbs to COVID-19

A great songwriter is gone at 73.

Joe Diffie Dead from Coronavirus

The 1990s country star is dead at 61.

Kenny Rogers, Country Legend, Dead at 81

He was the king of crossover hits long before Garth Brooks.

Tom Hanks Infected with COVID-19

Is this our Rock Hudson moment?

Colbert on Romney and Oaths

A touching tribute to doing the right thing.

Rush Limbaugh’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Another controversy amid a reality show State of the Union address.

Rush Limbaugh Has Advanced Lung Cancer

Sad news from the conservative talk icon.

Mike Bloomberg’s $11 Million Super Bowl Ad in Perspective

It’s literally the equivalent of buying a large pizza for the average American household.

Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

The basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among five fatalities.

Disney Drops ‘Fox’ Name

More fallout from the consolidation of media brands.

Anti-Doping Agency Bars Russia From International Sports

Russia has been barred from the 2020 and 2022 Olympics as well as other international sporting events due to widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs.

René Auberjonois, Benson and Star Trek Actor, Dead At 79

René Auberjonois, a long time character actor best known for his roles on Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space NIne, has died at 79.

Carroll Spinney, The Man Behind Big Bird, Dies At 85

A sad day for those of us who grew up watching Big Bird, Kermit, and the rest of the Muppets.

E.T. Returns In XFinity Ad

A sequel to E.T. The Extraterrestrial of sorts, premiered yesterday.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving From WKRP

It’s still the best Thanksgiving television episode ever.