Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Remembering the Sega Dreamcast: 10 years later

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. launch of the Sega Dreamcast, the once great company's last console. It only lasted until 2001, but it sold a few million units and had a great crop of games despite its short lifespan. Ignored by most from its beginning, the little system that could finally bowed down before the hype of the PS2 and XBox. I do not exaggerate to say that it is my favorite video game system.

RIP Sega Gaming Systems!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The (Un)Natural Revisited: "Chicks Dig the Longball"

Today marks 11 long years since Mark McGwire broke baseball's single season home run record in 1998. His record would in turn be broken by Barry Bonds in 2001. Both hitters' accomplishments would in turn be rendered meaningless (along with many other players' statistics and most of the MLB record book in general) by the ongoing revelations of steroids throughout the rest of the decade.

This was my original reflection from last year's historic tenth anniversary of McGwire's now infamous feat.

But this year I'll spare the melodrama in favor of a whimsical look back at this epically funny (now especially so) Nike commercial campaign:

"Chicks Dig the Long Ball!"

Yeah, the Nike girls might dig the long ball, but the only way Big Mac will be getting into the Hall of Fame is if Glavine and Maddux invite him to their induction ceremonies!