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The 'Madden Curse': Real or Not?

July 30th, 2008 3:19pm EDT
Madden 2000
Superstitions are pretty prevalent in almost every sport. Whether its the North Carolina shorts that Michael Jordan wore under his Bulls shorts for every game, Patrick Roy talking to the goal posts, to Roger Clemens who always touched the head of the Babe Ruth statue before playing at Yankee stadium, sports athletes of all kinds follow this quirky behaviors because they believe in luck. The same goes for curses, something that no sports player really like to talk about. The most famous curse is that of the Billy Goat, which seems to have decimating the Cubs, as they haven't been to a World ...
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With A New Season Upon Us... Let's Take A Look At The Greatest Baseball Moments on Film

March 31st, 2008 11:59am EDT
Bull Durham
It's no secret that one of America's favorite days of the year is opening day (in turn, we are not a fan of the Japan trips that do not allow all teams to open on the same day). With all the controversies that exist in baseball today (steroids, HGH, the designated hitter) it is nice to look to the movies and find an innocence that we all may be losing a grip on. In the spirit of that innocence, we present the top five greatest baseball moments on film:

5. Not to get too sentimental right off the bat (no pun intended, seriously) but is there a scene in any movie that makes a baseball...
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Upper Deck Inserting 'Presidential Predictor' Parody Cards In Baseball Card Packs

February 19th, 2008 7:30pm EST
Barack Obama
What true-blooded American doesn't like baseball? And who doesn't have an opinion regarding the country's ever-changing political climate? Well, in its most recent baseball card product launch, the Upper Deck Company has married the two hotbeds of debate by producing a very unique "Presidential Predictor" card set. The illustrated parodies show several of the top candidates in rare form by tying each one of them to a pivotal moment or personality from baseball's rich history.

"This was a unique concept developed to bring some timely and very topical humor to our first baseball card pro...
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2007 TV Year In Review: Great Performances

December 26th, 2007 10:02am EST
30 Rock
In 2006, television asserted itself as the premier of visual literature in present-day America. Our sets burst forth with so much art that they put the current cinema and recycled shows of the stage to shame.

2007 saw a decided step back for TV as a medium with several great shows either coming to an end, being canceled, or losing there way. The new crop of shows the networks trotted out in the fall did little to build upon the incredible year enjoyed by TV in 2006 and was instead cause for a reversal of course.

Despite the troubling year on the small screen, it was still easy...
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Emmy® Award-Winning Series 'Yankeeography' Hits Stores Nov. 13 In A New Boxed Set

October 30th, 2007 5:56pm EDT
Yankeeography
The New York Yankees® have dominated Major League Baseball® for more than a century with unprecedented success, winning 29 World Championships and 36 ALCS® pennants since 1921.

On November 13, join A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball Productions as the club's sustained excellence and astounding talent is brought to full life in Yankeeography, a stunningly-packaged 12-DVD set featuring 34 complete episodes from the Emmy® Award-winning biographical series. This must-own collection features more than 40 hours of the most memorable names and unforgettable moments in the team's unma...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 6

February 6th, 2007 3:00am EST
Axl Rose
Happy Birthday to British singer Rick Astley (1966), Guns 'n Roses singer Axl "maybe Chinese Democracy will come out this year" Rose (1962), TV star Megan Gallagher (1960), American actress Kathy Najimy (1957), singer Natalie Cole (1950), reggae icon Bob Marley (1945; d. 1981), anchorman Tom Brokaw (1940), M*A*S*H* actor Mike Farrell (1939), actress/sex symbol Mamie Van Doren (1931), actor/director Rip Torn (1931), British actor Patrick Macnee (1922), Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917), 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan (1911; d. 2004), and baseball legend George Herman ...
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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Animated Films

August 13th, 2006 1:45pm EDT
Everyone
It’s been hit-or-miss with animated films this summer. Cars took in an impressive $237 million at the box office, grossing over $60 million in its first three days. In contrast, The Ant Bully bombed with an $8.4 million purse in its three-day debut, while Monster House also disappointed with a $22 million three-day bow.

Perhaps the tides will turn when the 20th Century Fox release Everyone’s Hero hits the big screen on Sept. 15 (eight days before the official start of fall). The film tells the story of a young boy's cross-country journey to help Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees wi...
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Matthew McConaughey Defends Barry Bonds

May 23rd, 2006 9:19am EDT
Matthew McConaughey
Troubled baseball icon Barry Bonds has found an unlikely ally in actor Matthew McConaughey, who has written to his local newspaper to urge sports fans to stop bashing the star. San Francisco Giants hitter Bonds is chasing Hank Aaron's home run record after equaling Babe Ruth's record over the weekend, but fans upset by claims he took steroids to boost his performance are refusing to cheer him on.

And actor McConaughey is so upset by the general lack of interest in Bonds' record chase, he wrote a letter to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper in protest. McConaughey wrote, "(Steroid...
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Madison Square Garden 'Retires' Billy Joel's Shirt

April 21st, 2006 12:03pm EDT
Billy Joel
Billy Joel made history in New York on Wednesday when he became the first celebrity to have his 'sports shirt' retired at Madison Square Garden. The rocker recently shattered Bruce Springsteen's record of 10 successive sell-outs at the world famous sports arena when he announced 12 concerts at the Garden.

And MSG officials decided to mark the occasion by hoisting a hockey shirt with 'Joel' and the number 12 on the back up to the rafters of the venue, where it will hang for posterity. Such an honor is usually reserved for sporting heroes.

Joel admits he's thrilled but insisted he...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 6

February 6th, 2006 3:00am EST
Bob Marley
Happy Birthday to British singer Rick Astley (1966), Guns 'n Roses singer Axl Rose (1962), TV star Megan Gallagher (1960), American actress Kathy Najimy (1957), singer Natalie Cole (1950), reggae icon Bob Marley (1945; d. 1981), anchorman Tom Brokaw (1940), M*A*S*H* actor Mike Farrell (1939), actress/sex symbol Mamie Van Doren (1931), actor/director Rip Torn (1931), British actor Patrick Macnee (1922), Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917), 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan (1911; d. 2004), and baseball legend George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895; d. 1948).
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