Friday Q&A: Silicon Valley Takes on Pac-12 Football

A key component of the Pac-12's branding emphasizes its regional ties to Silicon Valley and Hollywood. The conference spotlights these ties at the beginning of each football season with media days at a major film studio lot, and at the end with the Championship Game held in Santa Clara. Ahead of the 2017 college football…

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…

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…