1. In the grand tradition of Hollywood not being able to come up with any new ideas, apparently there are two new Snow Whites being filmed. Let the death match begin. Comic-Con was the perfect place to release photos from the Kristen Stewart/Charlize Theron version. Of course, that was two WHOLE days after photos from the Lily Collins/Julia Roberts version were released.
OK, I’ll be nice and say the two movies really do look and sound different. Only time will tell if that’s true and which version is better.
2. I’ve been listening to Adele’s 21 A LOT the past few months. Yesterday, I stumbled across a track by track explanation of the CD Adele does on her website. Very cool to watch. Be warned though. Adele has a potty mouth.
3. Yankees’ player, Curtis Granderson, who is black, says he’s concerned that he doesn’t see many black faces in the crowd at games. ESPN writer LZ Granderson doesn’t think MLB has a problem. Yes, there are fewer blacks, but there are a lot of Hispanic and Asian players adding to the diversity of players.
My quick take: I agree with Curtis. All sports want to attract the best athletes and compete with each other to do so. If fewer blacks grow up watching the sport, then fewer will choose the sport to play, including the world’s best athletes. Those fantastic athletes will choose football or basketball or soccer or whatever instead. Baseball misses out. There’s no guarantee that they would choose baseball over football, but how can they ever get to that place of deciding whether or not baseball is their first choice if baseball never enters the equation?
4. One of my old bosses sent me an invitation to join his Fantasy Football League. I’ve never done it because my stomach turns at the prospect of having to cheer on a hated Giant or Eagle. Gross. BUT for those who do like to partake, here’s a Draft Day Manifesto that should help you assemble the best team possible.