Notes: MLB approves huge expansion of instant replay – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeEver since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key…

Atlanta loses athenahealth R&D expansion project to Austin – Atlanta Business Chronicle (blog)

Atlanta loses athenahealth R&D expansion project to AustinAtlanta Business Chronicle (blog)Athenahealth, which declined comment, had considered Atlanta, Boston and California for the expansion, according to a filing the company made…

Harry Connick Jr. wows as American Idol 2014 judge – In Entertainment

In EntertainmentAs the new look Season 13 for American Idol 2014 promises to freshen up the popular show the only judge back from the previous year is Keith Urban, although…

‘American Idol’ season premiere recap: J. Lo, Take the Wheel? – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyWelcome back to American Idol, rechristened for season 13 as Oh My God Jennifer Lopez Is Looking at Me. Along with new judge Harry Connick Jr. and returning judge…

Israeli minister brands John Kerry ‘messianic’; US calls remark ‘offensive’ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comBy Paul Goldman and Henry Austin, NBC News. TEL AVIV, Israel — The state department shot back Tuesday after Israel’s defense minister branded Secretary of State John Kerry “messianic” just…

Texas regents OK Strong contract worth $25M-plus – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comAUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas regents have approved new football coach Charlie Strong’s five-year contract worth more than $25 million. Strong will be paid $5 million in the first…

Number of failing Texas schools nearly doubles – Houston Chronicle

Number of failing Texas schools nearly doublesHouston ChronicleAUSTIN — Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list…

Booster on Texas hiring Strong: ‘Kick in the face’ – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comIt didn’t take long for new Texas coach Charlie Strong to collect his first critic. Texas businessman and Longhorns booster Red McCombs called Strong’s hiring a “kick in the face”…

Texas gets its guy in Strong – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleAUSTIN – After being kept waiting for more than 24 hours while Louisville’s Charlie Strong weighed an offer to become Texas’ head football coach, the Longhorns ended Saturday knowing…

Taylor Swift and Her Brother Wear Matching Christmas Onesies – E! Online

E! OnlineNothing like wearing a cozy onesie to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. And that’s the fashion choice Taylor Swift selected as she kicked off her holiday celebration on…

Ben Stiller: I don’t make any rules – BBC News

BBC NewsActor Ben Stiller talks about his latest character in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller’s character is a daydreamer who works at Life magazine and imagines starting a…

Microserver Chip Maker Calxeda Abruptly Shutters – CRN

CRNCalxeda will stop making chips based on the ARM architecture and close its doors, laying off the majority of its 130 employee workforce, the Austin, Texas-based microprocessor pioneer said Thursday.…

Aggies’ Sumlin receives new 6-year contract – Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-StatesmanTexas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin agreed to a new six-year contract Saturday, with the deal still needing final approval from the school’s board of regents. Sumlin, who is finishing…

Will the Baltimore Ravens Add a Veteran Receiver?

That is the big question the Baltimore Ravens need to answer. After losing several key defensive players in free agency, they traded one key offensive player to the San Francisco…

2013 Mock Draft by Peter Clarke

This 2013 Mock Draft was produced by Peter Clarke, and I thought I’d share it here at Zennie62. As a note, this is exclusive to Zennie62.com, and can’t be found…

Michael Caine Turns 80

Sir Michael Caine, who’s real name is Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, turns 80 years old today, and marks over a half-century of memorable acting roles. Mr. Caine is the only actor…

SXSW: Is Failure Still A Hot Topic? – by Brian Reich

One of my favorite activities when attending the South-by-Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin (SXSW) is to eavesdrop on people’s conversations. Don’t look at me like that… I am not trying…

SWSX Kicks Off Today: The Hackathon for Social Good!

SWSX kicks off today, and runs between this Friday, March 8th, and March 17th, which just happens to be St. Patty’s Day. Thus, by that last day, there’s a good…

SXSW 2013 Movie Premier: Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed In SNAP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5epnfL5vqhs SNAP, the movie set to premier Monday night, March 11th at SXSW at the Alamo 1 in Austin, Texas, is one of those flicks that looks like you’re either…

Agent of Presence Hi-Tech Purse Lights-Up Changes Color

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u45bxCo7oD0 At the 2013 Crunchies, a woman was walking through the after party showing a conversation starting fashion piece: a purse that lights up and changes color. She said it…

Comic Con 2012: Richard Anderson Of The Six Millon Dollar Man

Readers may remember a video I posted of an interview I did with Richard Anderson, who played Oscar Goldman, the head of the Office Of Scientific Investigations, and the boss…

Hope Solo Is The Six Billion Dollar Woman In HyperIce Video

As Hope Solo gets in London Olympics shape along with her USA Women’s Soccer Teammates, she’s looking in the best shape of her life. So much so that her presence…

Bobby Petrino / Jessica Dorrell Sex Scandal: Arkansas Loses Austin Bennett

The fallout from the Bobby Petrino / Jessica Dorrell Sex Scandal has already started: Manvel WR Austin Bennett, a key recruit, has decommitted from the Arkansas football program after learning…

The Night Of 100 Stars Party For 2012, Martin Landau, Richard Anderson

Beverly Hills, CA (And thanks to the Courtyard By Marriott Century City / Beverly Hills) As I write this, I’m sitting in the bar called 19 with my friends and…

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries File For Divorce; Twitter Clue

More at Zennie62.com Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries file for divorce? Shocker! After just 72 days, or just over two months, social media maven and celebrity Kim Kardashian filed for…

More TechCrunch Disrupt Obs: Local Hero, Black Guy At Bin 38 Tech Dinner

More TechCrunch Disrupt observations as this blogger downloads the Local Hero app and checks out Wiki Org Charts, called “the first platform on the web that allows users to pool…

TechCrunch Disrupt More Than Arrington v. AOL; TripTrotting, Shaker

As TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco goes into day two, what becomes apparent to this blogger is TechCrunch blog founder Michael Arrington’s “departure” from the blog itself is, for all practical…

Who Is Rick Perry’s Gay and Stripper Sex Accuser Robert Morrow?

The Internet flames burn hot with the unconfirmed rumors that Texas Governor Rick Perry is either Gay, or slept with strippers and escorts, after one Ron Paul Supporter named Robert…

Rick Perry Gay, Stripper Sex Rumors Rise After Ron Paul Supporter’s Ad

Is Rick Perry Gay? Did Governor Perry have sex with strippers? While Governor Perry’s camp hoped it would not happen, questions and rumors that Texas Governor and GOP Presidential Nomination…

The Twitter #140 NYC Conference, The Vancouver Riots, And “Now”

“The Twitter #140 NYC Conference And The Vancouver Riots?” What? Yep. Allow this blogger to explain (and follow me on Twitter at Zennie62 ). This marks my first “Technorati-first” blog…