Charlottesville, University of Virginia Will Forever Be Changed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Mid-morning, the line for brunch at Bodo’s on Emmett Street stretched out the door, smiling customers casually chatting while waiting for an everything bagel with deli egg. This was just a mile down the road from the Grounds of the University of Virginia, where hours earlier White Nationalists marched with torches and…

Potential New Arenas Give The NCAA Tournament Reason to Love Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia has a population of more than 8 million, a number that’s steadily climbed for decades and ranks 12th in the United States. There are three metro areas with more than a million residents, five with more than a quarter million and 10 greater than 100,000. The state is home to two…

Tour De Pharmacy Shows Why We Need More Mockumentaries

Tour De Pharmacy, the latest mockumentary from Andy Samberg, Murray Miller and Jake Szmanski, debuted Saturday night on HBO. And like it's predecessor 7 Days In Hell, a Wimbledon spoof, this look at doping in the world of cycling was hilariously ridiculous and raunchy. It's the second installment of their Legends of Sport series and…

Cody Bellinger doesn’t know Seinfeld, but Seinfeld knows baseball

Pretty much every American older than 30 was in for a sad shock over the weekend when Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Cody Bellinger was on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt and admitted he didn't really know who Jerry Seinfeld was. That stings for those of us old enough to have enjoyed the classic sitcom Seinfeld…

Archaic NCAA Recruiting Rules Need Revisiting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The NCAA-mandated “quiet” period for recruiting was anything but at the University of Virginia last week. Visitors rotated in and out of the Cavaliers basketball offices, laughing and glad handing, but Tony Bennett and his staff had to be careful not to be caught outside for too long, lest they be accused…

The Deeper Meaning of Better Call Saul’s Kansas City Royals Connection

One of the many reasons Better Call Saul has become one of the top handful of shows on TV, and perhaps the best spinoff ever, is the ridiculously deep cast. Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean are bonafide television legends who seamlessly made the transition from comedy to drama. Nobody makes surly more pleasant to watch…