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Overrated – US Airways Flight 1549 reunion

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the feel-good aspect of that US Airways Flight 1549 reunion. Hell no, this isn’t going to be a borsch-belt comedy club rant on the tiny bags of peanuts, the screaming toddler in row six

Overrated – Tax debt relief

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … tax debt relief. No, this isn’t going to be some political rant in the wake of two – count ‘em, two! – of Barack Obama’s cabinet nominees having to withdraw from consideration due to

Overrated – Bashing Bruce Springsteen

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … bashing Bruce Springsteen. Can the middle-aged nostalgia freaks please stop bemoaning the fact that Bruce Springsteen played the Super Bowl halftime show? He didn’t “sell out” for a big payout. He did that years

Overrated – Joe Torre

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … Joe Torre. Just what the hell is this man’s problem? I believe the rule regarding Major League locker rooms reads: “What you see here, what you hear here … Let it stay here when

Overrated – Updates

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … nothing new … just a few updates on previous columns. Overrated – Athletes thanking God My elation over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seventh AFC Championsip game victory was dampened a bit when they handed the

Overrated – Sports movies

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … sports movies. This weekend I experienced the very rare sensation of enjoying a sports movie. The Wrestler, starring the formerly handsome and now stunningly strange-looking Mickey Rourke, is as close to Rocky as any

Overrated – Victims’ families’ sense of entitlement

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … victims’ families’ sense of entitlement. This December, a police video surfaced of the latter stages of Timothy McVeigh’s arrest shortly after he felled the Murrow Building in Oklahoma City. It was pretty boring stuff

Overrated – Public, tangible displays of grief for total strangers

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … public, tangible displays of grief for total strangers. They recently found the body of that three-year-old Florida girl that had gone missing. You know, the one whose mother waited a month before reporting her

Overrated – More Christmas songs

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … more Christmas Songs. That’s right, Uncle Ebenezer Grinch is back to rip the feel-good spirit out of another batch of Christmas dreck. The next time you’re in your car and you hear one of