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WatchdogThe most thought-provoking, sports-related film I saw this year was "Bigger, Stronger, Faster," a fresh look at the stale topic of steroids by Christopher Bell, who candidly addresses his own family's involvement in that world. That includes prominently...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies
WatchdogMickey Rourke was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, to the surprise of no one. If we stretch the definition of sports to include pro wrestling, he could join a small, quirky list of actors who have won the......
Spin CyclePaterson is never asked about the Kennedy fiasco -- press secretary Errol Cockfield allows only four questions, two for Gillibrand, two for Paterson -- but he is asked when he decided on Gillibrand. He says he was 90 percent......
WatchdogFinally saw "The Wrestler" Saturday night, which is sort of in my jurisdiction, as it is about a sort-of sport. As advertised, Mickey Rourke is excellent, as is Marisa Tomei. (She's 44? Really?) The movie works mostly as a character......
WatchdogWhile talking to Mick Foley for my newspaper column, I asked the pro wrestling star about his high school wrestling teammate in Ward Melville's Class of 1983: Kevin (Paul Blart) James. "I was talking to friends of mine and saying,......
WatchdogHere is the main element of my Friday newspaper column, in which pro wrestling fixture Mick (Mankind) Foley, Ward Melville High alum and still a resident of the Town of Smithtown, talks about Mickey Rourke's performance in "The Wrestler," which......
The Swampby Mark Silva Gov. Mark Sanford, Republican chief executive of South Carolina, says he won't be taking all of that federal stimulus money, complaining that, in a nation of $52 trillion of promises that aren't paid for, this is simply......
WatchdogCornell was the first team to qualify for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Its hockey team is ranked 12th. Its lacrosse team is ranked fourth. Its wrestling team is ranked second. Wait . . . wrestling? Second? Really? Behind only......
Reality CheckOn the most recent Hell's Kitchen, the women were rejoicing over Lacey’s transfer to the men’s team. They felt that they would be indestructible without their dead weight. Boy were they wrong. I’ll get to that later.The chefs went to.......
Tags: Sports, Phil McGraw, Sumo Wrestling
WatchdogESPN announced the slate for its third annual portion of the Tribeca Film Festival late next month, headlined by the April 25 premiere of Spike Lee's "Kobe Doin' Work," in which he followed the Lakers star with cameras for a......
The SwampBy Christi Parsons and Mark Silva LONDON - The world's economic powers are offering $1 trillion in aid for struggling economies, with official communiqu??s and promises of "a new world order'' starting to roll out of the G-20 summit today:......
Watchdog"A Matter of Size," 92 minutes. Well, this is different: A film about sumo wrestling whose main character is a chef in his mid-30s and lives with his mother. Did I mention he is Israeli, and the film in Hebrew,......
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