Author: Rob Lazlo

Is This The Year of the Unpredictable Final Four?

You’ve heard it by now – this is the March Madness unpredictable Final Four year. There are no Goliaths. There are only Davids.

Well that’s just so much nonsense.

There is no dominating #1 seed that seems unstoppable going in but in any given year everyone has a laundry list of fatal flaws attached to the presumptive #1 seeds anyway.  And don’t let anyone kid you.  Just because there’s no clear favorite at the top doesn’t make it anymore likely that Austin Peay, Dayton or Stoneybrook is going to win it all this year.

So let’s take a look at each region and so who has the best shot at outlasting the competition.

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7 Tips for filling out a competitive March Madness bracket

It’s a near scientific certainty that you’ve heard the term “March Madness” at least 12 times already today.

And now the time has come to fill out a bracket and pretend you’ve watched every single game this season.

But whether you’ve paid attention all season or just realized it was championship weekend, we’ve got the tips you need to fill out your bracket right the first time.

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Why ‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson’ is damn good television

There are certain seminal events that shaped the America we live in today. You can look to the mini stock market crash of 1987 and September 11, 2001. Both provided key instances that changed or steered society in a certain direction.

The O.J. Simpson trial was not only one of those events, but it affected a broad range of American life. Combined with Gulf War and the Monica Lewinsky scandal, these stories likely created the modern day 24-hour cable news cycle. Some may not remember this, but CNN, Fox News and MSNBC couldn’t draw flies before the first Gulf War.

O.J. plus another key event in Rodney King highlighted the racial divide in this country that never healed. It waited for America’s first black president to be elected for those same divisions to reveal themselves again.  As Chris Rock once put it, “Black people too happy; white people too mad!”

Moreover, 10 years before Survivor, MTV’s The Real World and the O.J. trial shaped and helped define the reality TV era.  I could argue Twitter and Instagram were inspired by the jury selection during the O.J. trial.

Against that monumental pop culture backdrop, FX’s American Crime Story anthology offers up The People vs. O.J. Simpson as its first miniseries style 10-episode season.  For those who remember the O.J. saga as it happened, The People vs. O.J. Simpson doubles as a fine period piece as well.  This show is your chance to understand the flaming fame pit from whence Nancy Grace, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Tila Tequila and the other dark creatures of reality television sprung.

All historical significance aside, as a dramatic device, The People vs. O.J. Simpson is quite a compelling courtroom/true crime drama, and the looming racial overtones seem somehow even more relevant today than they did back in the post-Rodney King days.

Forget any criticisms you may have heard thrown out about this show; American Crime Story’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson is damn good television on many levels and is well worth the 10 hours of viewing time. Heck, some people spent 10 hours a day watching O.J. in the ‘90s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTXovOaVQqE

TV’s a big place and I haven’t been to all of it yet.  Got a favorite show you’d like me to comment on?  Post a comment below, contact me on twitter @RobLazlo. or shoot me an email:  [email protected]  I welcome your input!

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2016 Oscar Odds Preview: Is this the year Leo finally wins?

Sunday night is Oscar night once again and while there’s been some appropriate controversy over the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations, I think everyone is still eager to see Hollywood’s ultimate hardware get handed out.

Odds on the favorites to win the 2016 Oscars have already been updated by TopBet sportsbook but if you’re ready to handicap the world’s most glamorous horse race, check out the entrants:

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