Tuesday, July 31, 2007

who's now

Every day I've made an effort to keep up with "Who's Now," a competitive poll in which fans vote to determine who presently is THE ultimate athlete in all of sports and media, on SportsCenter. On field success isn't enough to win in this competition. One must be known or better yet a star in the world of entertainment/celebrity gossip as well. I was surprised to see A-Rod lose to Payton Manning on Thursday. Anyway, the championship is before us: Tiger Woods vs. LeBron James. I'm going to have to go with Tiger on this one, but it wouldn't surprise me if LeBron aka King James edged Tiger out considering the recent star power LeBron received in the playoffs.

Make your choice. Vote here.

Since I'm on the subject of ESPN, I also must acknowledge that I've been following the new mini-series, The Bronx is Burning. It is based on Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bronx is Burning, a book in my queue, that focuses on the turbulent year of 1977 when New York City was beset by riots and disorder, political rivalry, fear caused by the "Son of Sam," and the raucous that helped to characterize the Yankees as the "Bronx Zoo." My dad likes to talk about the chaos that defined the 60s and 70s in America and New York City. He has talked to me about Mayor Lindsey, the race riots, Hubert Humphrey, the impact of the Vietnam War, the various militant groups, the social movements seeking greater equality, and so much more. So, it's great to see some aspects of these various facets of the period in the stills and video clips that are interspersed throughout this mini-series.


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