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Overrated – Being labeled a football player

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … being labeled a high school football player. Every so many months you’ll hear or read a news story announcing the death of some high school boy who smashed his car into a tree, caught

Overrated – Commercial tributes to the dead

Ned Bitters This week’s inductees into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” are … commercial tributes to the dead. If you’re the type of baseball fan who actually attends live games, you know all too well the hokey tradition that transpires ten minutes before every game: The Ceremonial

Overrated – Postcards

Ned Bitters This week’s inductees into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” are … postcards. Another summer is almost over and that sucks. But me being me, I always find the silver lining to any dark cloud. Don’t believe me? Just check the Ned Bitters archives, where you’ll

Overrated – Your “less government” rant

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … your “less government” rant. The Republican presidential candidates are holding another debate this week. I’ll read all about it the next day, but I won’t be watching. My Sony Bravio flat screen was damn

Overrated – The Pledge of Allegiance

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the Pledge of Allegiance. Another school year is about to begin, which means 180 days of kids being pressured into unthinkingly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Of all the time-wasting activities that take place