Entertainment

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NoTicketSports Podcast - Oscars 2017 Preview

  In a special edition of the NoTicketSports Podcast, Joe Bianchino and Jeffrey Simpson Day preview this year’s Oscars – talking through each of the year’s ‘Best Picture’ nominees, picking their personal winners in the big categories, and giving out some off-beat awards, too. Click the link to download or check out iTunes.

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NoTicketSports Podcast - 2016 Review

At the end of a wild 2016, the NoTicketSports crew sat down to look back on the year, and look forward to the next one. Read one contributor’s thoughts below, and check out the latest episode of the NoTicketSports Podcast, with Joe Bianchino and Pierce Brix.

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Best and Worst Christmas Songs

  I’ve always struggled with the notion that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  I understand why we say it, but when I was young, part of me always assumed it was just something we say to spare the feelings of stupid people – because some people aren’t entitled to their own opinion, because

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  When ESPN plays highlights of DeSean Jackson’s legendary, game-winning punt return against the Giants, I change the channel.  It’s been years since that punt, and I still don’t watch the replay – and likely never will. In a lot of ways, that punt return is like the 2016 election results.  I knew it was a

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When To Walk

  I think it’s safe to say we’re currently living in the greatest era in TV history. Not only are there more programs to choose from these days, but even if you preferred how shows were back in the day, we currently have platforms to re-watch pretty much any episode (or any part of any

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Cubs-Indians Movies - Sound And Fury

  As ESPN and Fox Sports 1 and Sports Illustrated and countless other blogs and websites breakdown and analyze the lineups and the pitching staffs in the run up to the World Series, NoTicketSports looks at it from a different angle. Joe Bianchino: The Cubs and Indians are in the World Series, begging the question,

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Presidential Debate Postmortem

  When I was young, I used to watch Ranger games with my dad, and every time the Blueshirts were scored on, I’d convince myself that there was some kind of penalty or infraction to explain why the goal should be wiped off the board.  I refused to accept that the Rangers could actually give up

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Presidential Debate 3 - What To Watch For

  Hot take: Television has peaked. With Netflix and Amazon and HBO all competing with traditional cable and network television, there have never been more options, and the increasingly crowded battle for a decreasingly attentive audience has forced everyone across the market to be better, but that doesn’t mean it will last forever – MacGyver is

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Presidential Debate 2 - What To Watch For

  For the last few months, I’ve had this vision in my head.  It’s Super Bowl XLII between the Giants and Patriots, and the Giants are driving late in the fourth quarter, down three and looking for the score. Eli Manning takes the snap, drops back, and is swarmed by the Patriots’ defensive line.  He’s