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Suss Sez

By Gary Sussman

Ben Whittaker.  Now, I am fully aware that there are many issues that affect us personally, professionally, socially…and good heaven, politically.  But just for a moment, digest the name ‘Ben Whittaker”.   Because for millions of moviegoers, Ben is their image of the great.  Not as the young Vito, or Max Cady (Cape Fear), or Ace Rothstein (Casino) or Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver).  They see ‘The Intern’….and they see DeNiro.  Is there another word other than travesty?  

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Open…and Shut!

Photo: Tennis Ticket News

The spectacle that is the U.S. Open has come and gone, generating more than 800 million dollars in revenue for the city (don’t tell the FAN), which is 300 more than the Super Bowl when it was played at MetLife. Continue reading

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The Vatican

By Gary Sussman

As we plow towards Labor Day, the fall sports landscape is taking shape.  Will Da Judge be Spencer or Maris?   Will OBJ dance enough in the end zone to save the Giant offense?  What about Melo?…Houston…Cavs…rejoining Syracuse as grad assistant?  Can the Jets beat Don Bosco?  Does King Henrik have one more run in him (BTW…the outdoor game this year on New Year’s Day is at Citi Field…who drops the first puck…Cespedes?…The (Eclipsed) Dark Knight?…Art Shamsky?…Dr. David Altchek from the Hospital for Special Surgery?…but I digress).

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Rochester Big and Tall

By Gary Sussman

Oh man, did we not want to go there.  But the jurors are fleeing the courtroom, the bailiff is confused, the prosecutor and the defense approach the bench with caution.  The Judge’s Chambers is moldy! (Although we’re talking all things baseball, there was one judge who had a helluva month…Judge Judy!…already making 45 mill a year, she just sold all of her archived shows back to CBS for another 95 mill…what, nothing for Judge Wapner?…but I digress). Continue reading

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Sharknado

By Gary Sussman

“ Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear

And it shows them pearly white

Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe

And he keeps it, ah out of site

Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe….”

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Tracks Of My Tears

By Gary Sussman

“ THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!”

Jimmy Dugan (Hanks) laying into Evelyn Gardner (Bitty Schram) in one of the classic sports movie lines from ‘A League of Their Own’. ( BTW…Hanks has to be considered one of the great American actors…so seamless regardless of the role….tough to pick favorites, but thanks to HBO, I’ve seen ‘Road to Perdition’ a dozen times…but IMO, I don’t see how it gets better than the final scene in ‘Captain Phillips’… but I digress).  And Wilmer Flores, please step to the blackboard…you proved that yes, there actually may be a place for crying in baseball.

But what about tennis?

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Batter up!

By Gary Sussman

Who doesn’t like batting practice?  The Yankees just ran a promotion that allowed fans in early to watch the launching of the baseballs…and most notably, Here Comes Da Judge.  Do we want to see no hits, no runs, no offense, no excitement,  pitching dominating the batters in the mid-season folly (it doesn’t count…as it shouldn’t…but I digress).  No, we want to see the blasts, the moon balls, moon shots and moon landings off the bat of the sluggers.  And we were not disappointed.

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Start Your Enzymes!!

By Gary Sussman

I stole the headline.  I did.  And I’m not ashamed.  Because if you can endure the squashing, mashing and  shoving the precious life form known as the Nathan hot dog into your mouth for 10 minutes without heaving….then I can lift the headline.  But more on that after I find the Guldens.

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