Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Brian Kelly: Punk

By Paul Levine...

Everybody loves Coach Brian Kelly. He's a perfect fit for Notre Dame. Blah-blah-blah. Sure is. It's all about HIS glory. Unconscionably, Kelly is abandoning undefeated University of Cincinnati before the biggest game in its history: the Sugar Bowl against Florida. Gotta hustle over to South Bend and start recruiting. Don't want to lose a linebacker to Michigan. Hey, Kelly, what would you have said to a star player who crapped out on you? You're a PUNK! As for Notre Dame, I hope Navy beats you again.

"What Are You Reading Now?" is a Miami Herald feature. Today was my turn, and here's my answer: "The Lineup," edited by Otto Penzler. A bunch of noted crime writers spill the beans about their series characters.

"DEXTER" caught me napping Sunday night. I'm usually a step ahead of plot twists and turns. Hell, I do it for a living. No excuses. There were clues for several episodes. But I got blind-sided by the knockout "reveal" at season's end. Shame on me. And kudos to Tom Kapinos after a season of juggling the ball just to keep John Lithgow alive. Ka-pow!

It Ain't Complicated: I caught a screening of "It's Complicated," a mild-mannered rom-com triangle featuring middle-aged lovers. There's no nudity, unless you count Alec Baldwin's hairy torso. But, it's R-rated, because of one brief scene where Baldwin and Meryl Streep take a few tokes. Ridiculous! Jeez, it's enough to send me to the LEGAL marijuana shop on Ventura Blvd.

Now, that's chutzpah!
I knew Jamie McCourt was my kind of woman when she asked for more than $300,000 a month in spousal support from hubby Frank, owner of the L.A. Dodgers. But how's this for chutzpah? She no longer works for the team but sent her young driver/paramour to Taiwan as a Dodgers' ambassador, and Frank is not amused.

I Need Friends: I have 2,170 Facebook friends and would like some more. If you're on FB, look me up. There are lots of "Paul Levines." I'm the one in the Penn State network.



  1. I think that I heard that there are no FB college networks anymore, Paul, not since the update last week. Guess you had better provide a link. :)

  2. I take it back--I found you. :)

  3. James O. Born12/15/2009 3:53 PM

    It's a tough choice. I would've stayed through the bowl but dodging a pissed off Gator team is probably smart. The new recruits can't blame the coach for the whooping Cincy is going to get.


  4. I'm afraid of Facebook but can I still be your friend?

  5. James O. Born12/16/2009 9:52 AM

    This post is familiar. I think I read one like it yesterday by Paul Levine.