Media Correction of the Year…

One of the year’s most coveted awards goes to none other than Dave Barry. Here’s how the famous humor writer chose to correct a misspelling he made in a column published by the Miami Herald:

“In yesterday’s column about badminton, I misspelled the name of Guatemalan player Kevin Cordon. I apologize. In my defense, I want to note that in the same column I correctly spelled Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarak, Poompat Sapkulchananart and Porntip Buranapraseatsuk. So by the time I got to Kevin Cordon, my fingers were exhausted.”

Read more about winners of related dubious media awards for 2008 at


What If There Was an NCAA Football Playoff? It Would Look Like This…

Check out this college/NCAA Football simulation (which is still going on at the time of this posting). is really a great site for sports fans who enjoy the idea of pitting players and teams from different eras against each other, along with a typical fantasy sports experience. They have leagues for baseball, football, basketball & even hockey. Additionally, they have “Dynasty Leagues” for college basketball & football, pro baseball, racing & soccer.

I’ve played 3 or 4 baseball seasons on the site (about$10/season for 162 games–with 3 games played/day). The stats for each game can be viewed, all-stars are chosen, trades can be made, players can be added from waiver wires, and more. But, you can try these games for free as well–just not full seasons.

This NCAA Football sim is just something to watch, not participate in, but it’s a smart way to market their services.

Oh, and if someone over there at FOX Sports is reading this (they created & own the site), please feel free to send over a free season code my way at mherman[at]

(Shameless…I know, I’m shameless)


Seriously funny stuff.

Magazine Picks America’s Healthiest Airport (PHX wins!)

health-mag-december-97Health magazine has researched and chosen their top U.S. airports according to healthy environments.

Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) leads the pack, and I agree with them. I’ve used the airport at least a dozen times in the past year since I moved here.

This is the criteria they used.

Come to Phoenix and see for yourself!

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Jones Soda Chanukah Soda 4-Pack…

Apple Sauce soda?

Apple Sauce soda?

Celebrate the holiday season with a special four pack of Jones Soda Chanukah flavors. Each pack includes a bottle of Latke flavor, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins, and Jelly Doughnut. Have even more fun this year when playing the dreidel while sharing an ice cold Jones Soda.

MikeLINKS ::: Links of Interest…

Enjoy the birth of this regular feature which offer links dipping into nearly anything from nearly anywhere: