Author Archives: Andy Targovnik

Helmet-to-Helmet “Tackling” Must Be Stopped – Now

Helmet-to-Helmet “Tackling” Must Be Stopped – Now

For the life of me, I just don’t understand why tackling with one’s head has become so prevalent in the NFL. It’s insane. Think about it. When we were dumb enough to play tackle football as kids in the playground (without equipment), did we ever think to ram our head into the ball carrier toContinue Reading

Red Sox Are a Bunch of Hypocrites When It Comes to A-Rod

Red Sox Are a Bunch of Hypocrites When It Comes to A-Rod

Numerous members of the Boston Red Sox had a lot to say about Alex Rodriguez this past weekend. The rhetoric got so heated that it even incited Ryan Dempster to bean A-Rod. The outrage is quite selective. First, the Red Sox players would have you believe that A-Rod is the only player that has everContinue Reading

Retro Review: “Wall Street”

Retro Review: “Wall Street”

Oliver Stone’s 1987 movie Wall Street is now over 25 years old (can you believe that?), but its entertainment value and underlying themes still resonate today. Michael Douglas’s Oscar-winning performance as the slick corporate raider, Gordon Gekko, is reason enough to watch the film again. The Gekko character was patterned after real life Wall StreetContinue Reading

The Royal Baby Fuss

The Royal Baby Fuss

We here at DM40 were sitting on pins and needles waiting for the “Royal Baby” to be born. Just  kidding. But there was a huge chunk of the public (in this country) who were preoccupied with this story—and frankly, I don’t get it. So a future King of England was born. Big deal. He’s third in the line ofContinue Reading

Helen Hunt Bares All in “The Sessions”

Helen Hunt Bares All in “The Sessions”

If your significant other insists on seeing a movie that you both might like to watch, rent The Sessions. This 2012 Indy film is based on a true story of polio survivor, Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) who needs to live in an iron lung most of the day to breathe. O’Brien, who is in his forties, has earned aContinue Reading

10 Things That Baffle Me About Baseball Today

10 Things That Baffle Me About Baseball Today

I try to accept progress and not long for the good old days, too much. However, the game of baseball is so steeped in tradition, that I don’t like it when things are done away with for no good reason. I also get irked with some of the new trends of players, announcers and fans, today. SoContinue Reading

What’s the Big Fascination with Chelsea Handler?

What’s the Big Fascination with Chelsea Handler?

I will never understand what the big attraction is to comedienne, Chelsea Handler. How popular is she? She was not only ranked in the Maxim Hot 100 (she’s hot?) in 2009 and 2010; but even more shockingly (or depressingly), she was placed on Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People in 2012. She has also received numerous comedyContinue Reading

5 Reasons Why the Pacers Will Knock Off the Heat Tonight

5 Reasons Why the Pacers Will Knock Off the Heat Tonight

Yup. You read that headline right. Even with LeBron James playing at home and an NBA referee crew that is ready to send him to the free throw stripe 15 times; I think the Indiana Pacers will find a way to send the Miami Heat home. Here’s why: 1. SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH DWAYNEContinue Reading

The Top 10 Closers in MLB History

The Top 10 Closers in MLB History

With New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera an incredible 18 for 18 in save attempts this season and baseball entering the summer months, there is no better time to time to look at my best top 10 closers in Major League Baseball history.     10. SPARKY LYLE: The most underrated closer of all time,Continue Reading

The 3 Scandals That We Should All Care About

The 3 Scandals That We Should All Care About

If you’re an Obama supporter, you might very well think that Republicans are on a witch hunt. And while I’m sure that most members of the GOP are delighted with how the president’s second term is unfolding with what seems to be a new disaster popping up every day; it does appear that a coupleContinue Reading