Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Boffo Biz, Sudser Season, Fan's Patience Ankled

If you have no idea what any of those terms in the title mean, I envy you. 'Cause it means you haven't wasted valuable cells or seconds reading Variety. (But f you want to know what those INFIELD BOX MVP "fans" are typing in their blackberries, click here).

Today marked a departure for Hollywood's favorite rag, as they introduced a special 16-part exploration of LA's other favorite pastime. Or maybe they just couldn't bear writing about The Love Guru.

Dodgers make ultimate pitch:

Fifty years after Walter O'Malley moved the team west from Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Dodgers have become their own branch of the entertainment industry. Even though the franchise is 20 years removed from its sixth and most recent World Series title, ticket sales and team revenues are higher than ever.

In a sense, the Dodgers are the ever-sequeling blockbuster, the showbiz tentpole that keeps on churning through reviews good and bad.

I guess our Boffo vs. Da Bums opened the doors for the most monumental sports/entertainment summit since the Rock/Wrestling Connection.

2 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Delino, I think Jon Weisman (from Dodger Thoughts) was the mind behind the Dodgers anniversary section in Variety...so I assume the Dodgers-related articles have intelligible vernacular, for a change?

Delino DeShields said...

Yeah... but then there's this line.

"In a sense, the Dodgers are the ever-sequeling blockbuster, the showbiz tentpole that keeps on churning through reviews good and bad."