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Overrated – Al Pacino

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … Al Pacino. Now, the man does deserve his mega-props for creating one of the screen’s most memorable characters, Michael Corleone. His work in the first two Godfather films remains a stunning tour-de-force of acting.

Overrated – Athletes coming out of retirement

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … athletes coming out of retirement. “Say it ain’t so, Lance.” But alas, it looks like it is so, and once again sports fans are faced with the prospect of seeing one of the all-time

Overrated – Joe DiMaggio

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … Joe DiMaggio. Yeah, that’s right, DiMadge. The Yankee Clipper. Joltin’ Fucking Joe. I won’t deny that he was a great ballplayer. But his overrated, godlike status is due mainly to the fact that he

Overrated – HoboTrashcan

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … HoboFuckingTrashCan. I wouldn’t say the site is struggling for hits, but when I googled “hobotrashcan,” the first six sites listed sell actual trash cans to actual hobos. What’s worse, those sites proved more interesting

Overrated – Olympic spirit

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … our alleged Olympic spirit. I’m not talking about the athletes, who seem to be doing a great job of holding up the Olympic ideal, save for the occasional Swedish wrestler bitch fit. I’m not

Overrated – The Little League World Series

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the Little League World Series. “I hate fucking kids baseball.” – Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver Here, here, you cranky old bastard. I hated organized kids baseball even when I was a kid

Overrated – NFL draft acumen

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … NFL draft acumen. NFL training camps opened this week, and once again I am reminded that this nation has approximately 132 million football experts. It seems just about every male in this country fancies

Overrated – My alleged maturity

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … my alleged maturity. Not that I can verify that anyone has speculated that I might actually be acting my age. But just in case anyone who knows me began to wonder if this 45-year-old

Overrated – All-Star games

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the All-Star game. Next Tuesday, millions of Americans will tune in to watch the Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Yankee Stadium, inducing hardons in the lite beer and fast food execs who paid

Overrated – The Shawshank Redemption’s inspirational message

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … The Shawshank Redemption‘s inspirational message. I wasted another two hours of my life last weekend watching The Shawshank Redemption for the 247th time. It’s one of those movies I have to watch every time