Talking about The Newsroom: the series finale, the rest of the show, Aaron Sorkin, good things, bad things, the whole deal.

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At the risk of dating ourselves, the majority of the SportsAlcohol crew loves the music that was tearing up the CMJ charts during the transition of the Clinton to Bush 43 administrations because that's when we were in college.  Sabrina, Marisa, Jesse, and Me (Rob) went to see one of our favorites from that time period, The Dismemberment Plan, on their current tour when it came through New York. 

We were joined by Sara. Not the Sara that has been writing great pieces for us about unlikeability (among other things), but another equally excellent Sara that we've been going to shows with for about fifteen years. It is just dawning on me now how many Saras with no 'h's Jesse knows.  It's at least three, which feels like a lot to me.

Afterwards, we sat down to talk about The Plan as well as other music from the turn of the century. What bands did we like back in the day? Which ones are still going strong and which ones fell by the wayside? What group's lack of a promised second record is driving Sabrina insane? How come Interpol is still together? All those questions and more follow.

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With the possible exception of Jesse and Marisa's Wedding, a record number of SportsAlcohol contributors gathered in the same place this past weekend for a screening of Interstellar in IMAX. Afterwards, some of us sat down to talk wormholes, black holes, and Dogstar (the band not the star). Tune in to find out who liked it, who had reservations, what Ben would call Interstellar if it were a TV show, and how Rob felt about that name.


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We talk about the 40th season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

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Bands that got back together to play the hits on tour was a phenomena that, like so many things in American culture, catered to baby boomers until very recently. About a decade ago, the Pixies started playing shows again and hipsters in their 20's and 30's suddenly had something in common with all the grayhairs who enjoy the classic rock circuit. founders Jesse and Marisa had the pleasure of seeing a reunited Replacements play with Deer Tick and The Hold Steady at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens this past weekend with a bunch of friends. Afterwards, they discussed their uncomplicated feelings of getting into reunion acts in their 30's. What do they want to see and why? They discuss their specific experiences and idealize what they want to see with reunion acts. They were joined by recently-minted SportsAlcohol contributor Ben and future SportsAlcohol contributor Derrick, who has participated in a couple of our music list surveys.

This featured image was taken by Nicole Fara Silver and shamelessly swiped from's review of the show.

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Join us as Rob and Jesse look twenty years back in time at the top ten movies of the summer of 1994.

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The SportsAlcohol Podcast: Guardians of The Galaxy

A majority's team found themselves upstate for opening weekend of Guardians of The Galaxy, so we did a podcast about it. In a discussion moderated by Marisa, we discuss the movie's biggest laughs, the strengths and inherent limitations of the Marvel Film's house style as a growing brand, the cruel trick Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson pulled on Hollywood, and the AM pop hits of the 1970's.


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The roundtable: Amazing Spider Man 2's editorial summit 3 coincided with opening day for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. In a discussion moderated by Marisa, we discuss the probablems we had with the movie, how great Emma Stone is, the myth of the multiple villian problem, and much more.

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