PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — Greetings and Salutations people!
Those of you who follow me already know the news: #JSCTV is now a Thing!
Well, on Ep. 53 of The People’s Podcast, I talk all about what went into the creation of Jay Scott Confidential, what it means going forward and what to expect as we head into 2018.
Plus, the World Series is already Bananas!
Remember, JSC Radio is on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!
A New Episode drops every week — usually on Thursday or Friday. Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 53: Doing It For TV
Greetings people. The last time I came at you guys was on Feb. 16, 2014. That’s 426 days ago. I have long neglected this blog and it’s now time to bring this puppy back. There have been a lot of things worth my attention that I haven’t had the ability to really shoot on until today. This blog will be a place for me to let rip with MY opinions and MY feelings. If you have a problem, you can do two things:
Without further ado, let’s get this started.
♠ Back in Business ♠
Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.
— Paulo Coehlo
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (JSC) — In the 426 days since I last blogged from this site, there have been a multitude of things that have happened that I haven’t been able to really express myself on because of my aforementioned jobs. I can honestly say that after 10 years having worked professionally as a journalist and broadcaster that this notion of being a journo meaning you can’t express your thoughts on pressing societal matters, or even simple shit such as sports or entertainment, is as outdated as Netscape Navigator. Why not just write your stories with a typewriter and mass produce papers on an old school printing press while you’re at it. It’s 2015. This idea that reporters are essentially only to speak facts and remain unbiased died with the Fairness Doctrine 30 years ago. It’s never as simple as playing it straight down the middle. I have discovered in the last five years working primarily as a print journo that it’s nearly friggin impossible to do so. This blog is going to be, for lack of a better term, a well-organized brain dump. Some of it will deal with current events; some of it will be personal observations about life; some of it will be thoughts on sports; all of it will be off the cuff. It will contain the occasional salty language, and it will have gratuitous usage of pro wrestling lingo. So without further ado, let’s go!
Continue reading Speaking from the Heart: Random Thoughts and the Return of JSC
♠ And then a Hero Comes Along…♠
“I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. DEEEEAD GIVEAWAY!” — Charles Ramsey.
DETROIT (JSC) — In this internet crazy age, things go viral faster than Chicken Pox in a pre-school. It is virtually impossible during a given day to avoid the latest internet pablum that spreads like wildfire. Whether it’s a stray #hashtag on Twitter, to an innocuous trending topic, to one of a multitude of ridiculously hilarious memes on Facebook & Instagram, to some ridiculous YouTube video trend that gets way out of control (see: Shake, Harlem), you couldn’t avoid this crap if you tried. Some of the most notorious are the man-on-the-street TV interviews that eventually find their way onto YouTube. I think we all know someone who uncorks the obnoxiously overplayed “Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!” from last year’s Tennessee internet “superstar” Sweet Brown. Others remember Antoine Dodson, 2011’s internet champ, getting everywhere with the “Hide Yo’ Kids. Hide Yo’ Wife” and managing to parlay it into such things as free tickets to a UFC Event at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Every so often, however, some absolute Gold falls from the heavens. Something that is the perfect combination of topical, unbelievable, and brimming with soundbytes. That’s where Charles Ramsey comes in. This dude’s startling act of heroism yesterday in Cleveland — and the subsequent interview for the ages — has made him an unexpected superstar and proved that regardless of who you are or how you look, you can still be a true champion. Let’s Go.
Continue reading Charles In Charge: The Birth of the New People’s Champ
DETROIT (JSC) — In retrospect, I’m not at all shocked that my beloved Detroit Tigers brought back Jose Valverde last night. Seriously, when I heard that he was signed to that minor league deal three weeks ago, the writing was already on the wall. Now, did I expect Valverde to be given the hot-shot treatment right from Single-A to the closer spot? No. Not even from the Tigers who tend to follow the typical Detroit sports team mantra of giving the old guys just “one more chance” despite all common sense arguments to the contrary. Now, what’s old is new again, the Band is basically back together, and The Big Potato will be back in Detroit spitting water in 3 directions, fist-pumping, DX Chopping, and moonwalking on the mound. Or, so the Tigers hope.
Continue reading #JSC Quickie: Potato Chips…
♦ The More Things Change…♦
“The Detroit Lions are that family member that makes you blindly angry, and even embarrasses you in public, but you support them because they are still your family.”
—Jay Scott, aka ME, in the Sept. 8, 2010 edition of Real Detroit Weekly.
DETROIT — In my 21 years of being an avid watcher of the Detroit Lions (prior to age 10, I was primarily a baseball and basketball fan), I have seen and heard some ridiculously brutal losses and even a few epic wins. There was the 1990 game against the Washington Redskins at the Pontiac Silverdome where the Lions blew a 31-14 lead and lost in Overtime. There was the 1991 NFC Championship Game against those same Redskins. There’s the 1993 NFC Wildcard game at the Silverdome against the Packers where the Lions led w/less than two minutes to play when a young QB named Brett Favre found a wide-ass open Sterling Sharpe for the game winning TD. There was the 1995 58-37 Playoff curb-stomping in Philly. The worst of them all: Christmas Eve, 2000. Losing to the then-4-11 Chicago Bears when you are staring at a potential playoff berth. If they made it, they might have actually done work. That “L” ushered in Matt Millen and the single most disastrous decade in NFL History. Regular readers of this blog have seen how at the end of it I’ve taken to doing a Walter Cronkite/Keith Olbermann-style countdown of the number of days since the last Detroit Lions victory. The Lions lost 114 games from 2001-2009. Included in that are two different 24-game road losing streaks, two 13-loss seasons, two 14-loss seasons, and one winless season! After all that, you’d think I’d seen it all. Then came yesterday at Ford Field. Let’s Go. Continue reading Crash Landing: The Detroit Lions’ Cruel Sunday…