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Review: Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” Should Be Renamed “Comedians Without Scripts Are Not Funny and Very Boring”

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Review: Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” Should Be Renamed “Comedians Without Scripts Are Not Funny and Very Boring”

This Jerry Seinfeld TV/Internet Venture was a nice experiment, further proving that comedians without scripts are boring and unfunny.

And remember that most of those scripts are written by other writers hired by the frontman.

It is rarely Jay Leno, it is mostly unnamed comedy writer.

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Mike Francesa Sitting in James Dolan’s Baseline/Courtside MSG Seat 1/22/14 Knicks Vs. Sixers, Source Confirms Mike Francesa Has Signed With the MSG Network Update: Fox Sports 1 to Simulcast Mike’s On WFAN Radio Show.

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Mike Francesa Sitting in James Dolan’s Baseline/Courtside MSG Seat 1/22/14 Knicks Vs. Sixers, Source Confirms Mike Francesa Has Signed With the MSG Network to Simulcast Mike’s On WFAN Radio Show.

A source has revealed to MikeFrancesa.com that Mike Francesa has inked a five year contract with the MSG Network to simulcast his show.

Update: We got it wrong, Neil Best of Newsday got it right, Fox Sports 1 wins the prize, James Dolan is left with one last chance to avoid the iceberg on what is his modern day Titanic, the New York Knickerbockers.

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Why Is Mike Francesa Defending A-Rod AKA Alex Rodriguez, Does A-Rod Have Dirt on Francesa, is ARod the Cool Friend That Mike Never Had, Did A-Rod Pay Mike Francesa?

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Why Is Mike Francesa Defending A-Rod AKA Alex Rodriguez, Does A-Rod Have Dirt on Francesa, is ARod the Cool Friend That Mike Never Had, Did A-Rod Pay Mike Francesa?

In one week we learned that Dennis Rodman is Kim Jong-Un’s Bitch and now we know that Mike Francesa is A-Rod’s Propaganda Minister.

Two tools of a kind.

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Marshawn Lynch Should Have Taken a Knee With 2:48 Remaining 4th Quarter vs. Saints NFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/11/2014 & Sean Payton Should Not Have Attempted 48 Yard Field Goal & Colston Should Have Stepped Out of Bounds.

January 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Marshawn Lynch Should Have Taken a Knee With 2:48 Remaining, 4th Quarter vs. Saints NFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/11/2014 & Sean Payton Should Not Have Attempted 48 Yard Field Goal & Colston Should Have Stepped Out of Bounds.

Not one announcer or one halftime analyst on Fox stated how selfish it was for Marshawn Lynch to score that touchdown with 2:45 left in the fourth quarter with the Saints having no timeouts left, if Lynch takes a knee at the 2 yard line, the game is over.

Sean Payton makes the ultimate idiotic decision with about 4 minutes left in the game to attempt a 48 yard field goal into the wind instead of trying to convert a 4th and 15. In the wind and rain you don’t attempt a miracle kick that does not tie the game anyway, you have a better shot at gaining 15 yards, there could be a pass interference penalty, or you could take a shot into the endzone, anything but that field goal attempt.

And Marcus Colston makes his own stupid play, what is more likely, one pass into the endzone from the 38 yard line or a miracle lateral play, step out of bounds you dummy.

And head cheerleader Pete Carroll should have challenged the Saints fumble earlier in the game.

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Why You Should Never Listen To CNBC, Specifically The CNBC Fast Money Team, Don’t Take Their Stock Advice, Ever, Especially From Guy Adami, Timothy Seymour, & Josh Brown.

January 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Why You Should Never Listen To CNBC, Specifically The CNBC Fast Money Team, Don’t Take Their Stock Advice, Ever, Especially From Guy Adami, Timothy Seymour, & Joshua Brown.

The amount of BS spewed daily on CNBC is comical, it just flows from hour to hour and would be impossible to chronicle all of the bogus predictions, hypocritical statements, outright mistakes, and bullshit, no other word can properly represent these so called financial experts.

For example, just yesterday Jim Cramer is discussing the Sirius XM takeover bid by Liberty media and he has no idea how many shares of Liberty would the Sirius inverstors receive nor did he know anything about the proposal, real good journalism.

But if you followed CNBC the past few months and zeroed in on their advice and knowledge of Twitter TWTR, you would get a pretty good represpentation of why they don’t know anything, nobody knows anything really, in the absense of tangible news these pseudo stock wizards can’t tell you why a stock went up or down and if you follow them long enough you quickly see that their predictions fail at a minimum of 75 percent of the time.

But what is really scary is when you find out they are downgrading a stock because of their personal investments or shorting of said stock.

Take Twitter for example and the CNBC Fast money team, when Twitter was in the 40’s all of the team members aggressively stated the stock was heading down, they said it would definitely be in the low 30’s soon, what happens, it hit 38 for a few minutes and then proceeded to rise every day, from 38 to its peak of 74.

Of course as the stock started climbing on basically zero news, the host of the show asked Guy Adami about it, he said that yeah I believe it will go to 30 but before that happens it will be a little pop to around 49 or 50, he started taking bows as if he got the prediction correct, I don’t think he is still taking those bows. Then we move to Timothy Seymour who says he can’t explain the high 40’s rise and the stock is overvalued and it will be in the 30’s soon.

Now we get to the worst offender, Joshua Brown or Josh Brown, basically repeats the same thing as Seymour, ok, fine, now fast forward about a week, the stock is in the 50’s and rising, all three of these clowns reveal that they were shorting the stock but they did not state that the week before, these financial and stock experts were trying to use CNBC’s Fast Money show to profit from their personal investments, basic scum behavior.

But this is how bad it gets, example Joshua Brown, in one episode he contradicts himself multiple times, last week when asked if the Twitter valuation makes sense and do valuations matter anymore, now at $70 dollars a share suddenly it does, he states if that is the valuation then that is the correct valuation and further that valuations really don’t matter anymore. Are you following that, valuations don’t matter but Twitter’s valuation is correct, if investors are willing to pay 74 dollars a share then it it is worth 74 dollars a share. But when Twitter was 40 dollars a share Josh Brown was telling you it was overvalued and it was going to the low 30’s. Further he says a valuation only matters when a company gets good news and the stock goes down, are you still following, probably not because clearly Josh Brown is full of garbage.

But it gets better, a few minutes later he says his short share pick is Facebook FB, why, because the company is overvalued, suddenly valuations matter once again as Joshua Brown uses CNBC to profit and hope that investors dump Facebook while he shorts it. Funny that FB was about 54 when he stated this and now it is close to 58 but that does not matter, what matters is that these financial and stock experts that you see on CNBC and Fox Business are full of crap. Never listen to them.

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Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un’s Propagandistic Bitch & Why Is Former Knicks Loser Charles Smith In North Korea?

January 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un’s Propagandistic Bitch & Why Is Former Knicks Loser Charles Smith In North Korea.

Nothing else needs to be written.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch.

Can anyone answer why the former Knicks loser Charles Smith (the man who cost the Knicks a trip to the 1993 NBA Finals, dunk the ball you loser) is acting as Dennis Rodman’s minister of information, these clowns look like they are assembled for a Public Enemy album cover. Charles Smith was considered one of the wimpiest players in the NBA and now he is serving as Kim Jong-Un’s Number 2 Bitch.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch & Why Is Former Knicks Loser Charles Smith In North Korea.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch & Why Is Former Knicks Loser Charles Smith In North Korea.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch & Why Is Former Knicks Loser Charles Smith In North Korea.

Dennis Rodman Is Now Tokyo Rose, Spineless Former NBA Punk Provides Cover for Murder and Starvation, he is now Kim Jong-Un's Propagandistic Bitch & Why Is Former Knicks Loser Charles Smith In North Korea.

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Forbes Mike Ozanian Clueless/Ignorant/Dumb NBA Article, Claims MSG Investors Want Carmelo Anthony To Leave the Knicks, Ozanian doesn’t Understand Money or Sports.

January 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Forbes Mike Ozanian Clueless/Ignorant/Dumb NBA Article, Claims MSG Investors Want Carmelo Anthony To Leave the Knicks, Ozanian doesn’t Understand Money or Sports.

Not only does Mike Ozanian, a Forbes writer, not know anything about basketball, his investing sense is highly flawed as well:

Investors in the Madison Square Garden Company have a message for Anthony: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Forget about the fact that 99 percent of business writers and business experts that appear on channels like CNBC have no clue why a particular stock rises or falls, just listen to any of them for a few days and you will see the hypocritical statements pile up, but this guy, Mike Ozanian, clearly is talking out of his a**.

His theory is that because the share price of MSG is down 5 percent since November 1st while the S&P 500 is up 5 percent, MSG investors are telling Carmelo Anthony they are glad he is leaving. But logical common sense would tell you that is signaling the exact opposite, investors are fleeing MSG stock because they know the team’s star attraction is leaving, not that they want him to leave, this all assumes Ozanian’s fantasy that investors know Anthony is leaving. Of course both reasons are not correct, nobody knows why the stock is down 5 percent, all you can look at is past history and future projections and both point to a Knicks team not making the playoffs and that is the time that MSG makes a ton of money.

But Mr. Ozanian further reveals his ignorance in a comment he left on the site in response to another commenter:

Ozanian, “I don’t think players opt out unless they would consider leaving their current team. And to say you would opt out prior to the start of a season in which you you are suppose to lead your team to title contention is not the mark of a leader. Instead, you realize that extra cap space could be used to bring in a missing piece for a championship. Bad start? Maybe. But how has Anthony helped to straighten out the ship? So in reality this is probably only the second worst article you have read.”

Almost every NBA player opts out in similar circumstances, why, because if Carmelo Anthony does not opt out and he has a career ending injury, that’s it, he would be finished, no chance to earn another 4 year contract. It does not mean he is considering leaving the team.

Also this Ozanian writer does not understand the salary cap and he bills himself as an expert on the intersection of sports and money (business). If Carmelo Anthony were not to opt out and play in his final contract year, that money counts against the cap, the 23.5 million that Anthony would make counts against the salary cap, further even if you subtracted that salary in Ozanian’s fantasy world, the Knicks would still be over the cap.

Update: Mike Ozanian can’t address his money and sports mistakes, instead all he offers are junior high school like sarcastic replies in addressing an internet commenter citing this blog post, the question remains is Mike Ozanian that stupid or does he have an agenda:

Commenter 1: Mr. Bourne,

Very cogent remarks, I direct all to http://www.MikeFrancesa.com/wordpress I think that blog correctly display’s Mr. Ozanian’s ignorance when it comes to sports and money.

If investors know that Anthony is leaving and they are leaving the stock because of that knowledge, they are voicing their displeasure at MSG management, they are not cheering the move, this is Finance 101, if they were happy with the move they would be buying MSG stock, not selling it.

This kind of shoddy financial reporting displays what is wrong with business reporting. The truth is nobody knows why a stock goes up or down, however the only thing an investor has knowledge of is past performance and future projections, MSG makes a high percentage of their profits if the Knicks make the playoffs, currently it is looking shaky in that regard, that sounds like a more logical reason for the stock to go down 5 percent.

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Commenter 1:Mr. Ozanian,

I’m sorry and with all due respect but for someone who labels himself an expert on sports and money you are showing yourself to be a tyro on both subjects.

In the comments section you said that by opting out of his contract Melo is showing that he is considering leaving his team otherwise according to you there would be no reason to opt out. But most players who are at the peak of their earning power choose to opt out in similar circumstances because if Melo does not opt out and he has a career ending injury in the last year of his contract, he is finished, it makes zero sense to play the additional year when you are at the top of your earnings potential.

Secondly you stated that Melo should show team leadership, he should not opt out and use that cap savings to sign another player but sir you don’t understand how the salary cap works, if Melo does not opt out he will earn 23.5 million dollars in his final year, all of that money counts against the cap, further even if somehow that money did not count against the cap the Knicks would still be over the salary cap for the year 2014-2015.

Finally, let’s pretend that the MSG investors have inside information and they know that Melo is leaving, wouldn’t common sense dictate that they are exiting the stock to voice their displeasure at him leaving, knowing that the team’s value will decrease, how does it show that they are happy he is leaving, if they were happy they would stand strong and prop up their investments.

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Mike Ozanian’s lame response: Ozanian, “You say nobody knows why a stock goes up or down, then you give a reason why stock is going down. Makes sense to me.”

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Commenter 1:Mr. Ozanian, do you want to address your two glaring mistakes, not understanding the NBA salary cap rules and not understanding how an NBA contract works?

Also can you explain why an investor of MSG stock would sell their shares if they were happy that Melo was leaving the Knicks.

Again you are the business writer but fail to understand basic sports and business concepts. If Mark Zuckerberg announced or hinted he would be stepping down as CEO of Facebook and the stock went down in share price, would that be a signal that investors were happy he was leaving?

Since you seem to know what makes sense and what does not make sense, please address the real issues and your glaring journalistic mistakes.

I will clarify my remarks, in the absense of tangible news nobody can tell you why a stock has gone up or down, you can offer theories, certainly but that is all you have is a theory. If Carmelo Anthony announced tomorrow that he was leaving the Knicks and the stock plunged, certainly we would have a reason why most investors have fled the stock and it would not be because they were celebrating, it would be because they did not think MSG would be rising in value now that their top attraction was leaving.

So again please address why you believe an investor sells a stock when they are happy about a particular news event related to the company?? That is the basic premise of your article and it goes against any basic common business sense.

Either you are a financial writer who is writing for Forbes with a very limited knowledge of business and sports or you have an agenda. Can you please explain because I’m sure there are some people that actually might invest based on your wisdom or lack thereof.

Thank you.

When a financial writer at a prestigious magazine like Forbes.com can present such shoddy and disengenous articles it makes you wonder, is the said writer that dumb or does he just lack any integrity and then you wonder why any sane person would listen to or act on the financial advice of these so called business experts.

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Frank Isola’s Anonymous Former Carmelo Anthony Teammate is Renaldo Balkman, Claims Melo Will Leave The NY Knicks, more Daily News Garbage Reporting From Dubious Sources.

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Frank Isola’s Anonymous Former Carmelo Anthony Teammate is Renaldo Balkman, Claims Melo Will Leave The NY Knicks, more Daily News Garbage Reporting from Dubious Sources.

The garbage reporting from the NY Daily News never ends, Frank Isola, a sports writer who has never broken a story and harbors endless hate toward the Knicks organization because he lost his press seat on the court, is a complete joke.

We all know the Knicks organization is a disaster but that does not mean you have to cover the Knicks in the same classless fashion, Isola really had to scrape the bottom of the barrell to get an “Anthony is leaving New York”, quote. Renaldo Balkman, really, Isola needs to do better.

Anonymous Former Teammate sounds like a good name for a progressive hipster rock band.

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When Will The Media Ask Lebron James If He Does Steroids, HGH, PED’s?

December 30th, 2013 · No Comments

When will the media ask Lebron James if he does steroids, HGH, PED’s? Why is the use of steroids in baseball (MLB) a national scandal and outrage but an entire basketball league (NBA) gets away with using PED’s?

Are the Miami Heat akin to the East German Olympic Steroid abusers of the 70’s lore? Listen to those Miami whispers, watch Lebron James, note when his ankle gets bended back almost 90 degrees, amazing five minute recoveries, not normal folks, not normal.

Lebron James is not normal, there is a reason for that. But not one of the media ESPN shills will ask Lebron James on the record if he does steroids/HGH/PED’s and the NBA’s tradition of lying and money hungry Stern commissioners will not offer tough testing.

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Is Jeopardy Champion Jerry Slowik The Next Ken Jennings?

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Is Jeopardy Champion Jerry Slowik The Next Ken Jennings? It looks like another Ken Jennings like run (74 Jeopardy wins in a row) is about to take place on Jeopardy as the new champion, Jerry Slowik appears to be unbeatable.

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