In defense of not using "The MLS", we don't say "The MLB" either, but we do say "The NBA/NFL/NHL. My best guess there is because we're referring to "the league" in all of those cases, with National and the sport all modifying "League", but in those cases we're not talking about "the soccer" or "the baseball" because… » 2/18/15 10:49pm 2/18/15 10:49pm

Without getting too in-depth here, I'd personally argue the college case is different, though the NBA handles it wrong. One and done makes a mockery of both systems; the player is held back from a paycheck for two seasons while not receiving any kind of valuable education. » 2/18/15 9:43pm 2/18/15 9:43pm

Um...look, Hollywood has a lot of issues with race and gender, sure, but in this case I think you might be protesting a bit much, as neither factor is ever really seen as important to the characters and like ArbeitMachtFries said, he's a very smart tycoon. I'll take more minorities as powerful people to begin with,… » 2/18/15 9:12pm 2/18/15 9:12pm

I agree with you about Windows 8 and don't know enough about the Surface/iPod differences to comment there, but regarding the Xbox One, I think there's still a fair difference between promise and delivery, and there's tons of evidence in gaming (other tech fields too, certainly, but especially gaming lately) that big,… » 2/18/15 8:12pm 2/18/15 8:12pm

Eh, I just made fun of the Jags because I thought that particular combo looks bad, frankly I think it would be fun if more teams had the mindset of a college or arena team instead of using the same staid colors and styles as the last half of the 20th century. Sure, we'd get some ugly ones, but there'd be something … » 2/18/15 7:42pm 2/18/15 7:42pm

I don't see anyone doing that at all, but is there supposed to be some sort of arbitrary time frame after which it's "ok" to call something a classic? Of those ones you mentioned, there are two very well-received adaptations of two of the most beloved book series in the past century, one of which won eleven Oscars… » 2/17/15 11:43am 2/17/15 11:43am

Basically, a boatload of shows are linked through various character/universe connections, originating with St. Elsewhere (which ended with the revelation that the entire show - and, by implication, every other related show - took place in the mind of an autistic child, Tommy Westphall) and Homicide: Life on the… » 2/17/15 1:56pm 2/17/15 1:56pm

The difference I see is that nobody ever expects most board games or sports to get "sequels", people just tinker with the rules and settings because the base "technology" pretty much never changes. But with video games, evolution, growth and new entries are how the medium works, and I'm just consistently baffled at… » 2/04/15 7:26pm 2/04/15 7:26pm

This is socially acceptable softcore broke out, has some semblance of a "story", originally it was all text so they weren't watching smut as much as imagining it. That's the appeal...they can act like there's more to it because apparently just looking at porn would be too straightforward and "slutty" or… » 2/04/15 3:47pm 2/04/15 3:47pm

While I loved Cloverfield, I'm still somewhat disappointed it wasn't that long-in-development-but-never-actually-made Voltron live action reboot...when I saw the first trailer, I could've sworn the guy in the street yelled, "I saw it, it's a lion and it's huge!" when he said "I saw it, it's alive and it's huge", and… » 2/03/15 8:58pm 2/03/15 8:58pm

Thanks. That's entirely fair, and I do agree that there's a lot of unfair crap slung at him. Even though he fell right into the "angry black man" trope after that NFC title game, "thug" was used waaaay too much with some pretty clear undertones. But, again, that was to an extent his fault too. You even saw it at… » 2/03/15 3:46pm 2/03/15 3:46pm