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Overrated – Stanley Cup hijinks

[singlepic=1000,150,95] Ned Bitters is an avid hockey fan who thinks that NHL players are completely mishandling their most prized possession - the Stanley Cup. He calls for some decorum in this week's column.

Overrated – Miscellaneous sports moments

Ned Bitters Nothing makes me happier than having something to be pissed off at. I think that’s why I continue to enjoy sports so much. Now, I can’t complain too much, as being a Pittsburgh fan of a certain advanced age has allowed me to experience an

Overrated – The Good Friday miracle

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … last Friday’s miracle. Unless your news consumption consists entirely of updates on Snooki’s pregnancy and the latest on The Situation’s alcohol problems, you no doubt heard about last Friday’s Navy jet crash into a

Overrated – The Breakfast Club weed scene

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … The Breakfast Club weed scene. I was showing the movie A Breakfast Club to my students this week. You’d think a 26-year-old teen movie would bore the hell out of today’s high school seniors,

Overrated – Eating contests

Ned Bitters This week’s inductees into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” are … eating contests. I hate that I know the name Joey Chestnut. Of all the ugly acts that make us ugly Americans, the eating contest might squat atop of that dirty, smelly trash heap of

Overrated – A more innocent time

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … a more innocent time. I was in a waiting room this week that had not one People or Sports Illustrated magazine, so I had to leaf through some sappy sugar fest of a magazine

Overrated – Watching sports in a bar

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … watching sports in a bar. It would be fun to talk about how overrated the Super Bowl is, but more often than not we are treated to one hell of a game. Ever since

Overrated – Post-game comments

Ned Bitters This week’s inductees into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” are … post-game comments. A couple of Sundays ago, always interesting DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins said in a post-game interview that the Skins “need to cut” him because of how poorly he had played

Overrated – Empty expressions

Ned Bitters This week’s inductees into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” are …empty expressions. Words matter to me, which is hard to believe if you look at the quality of the writing in these columns. Maybe I should say, “Other people’s words matter to me.” (File under:

Overrated – The things that slipped through the cracks

Ned Bitters In the past, I’ve been able to gin up two-page rants for topics that a well-adjusted, rational person would not even bother to notice, let alone work up a churning cauldron of stomach acid over. Not being a member of Club Sanity, I’ve been able