Archive Mike on America

  Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

College Sweetheart Beats Brazilian Model

Posted ByMike Hegedus
Well, well, I guess that answers that. The greatest team of all time isn't the New England Patriots. The greatest quarterback of all time isn't Tom Brady. And THE football family of all time has to be the Archie Manning family. Two NFL quarterbacks for sons. Two Super Bowl starting quarterbacks. Two winners. Two MVPs. »Read more
  Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:12 AM ET

True Southern Comfort

Posted ByMike Hegedus
There are allot of reasons why becoming homogenized as a country is a good thing. The blending of cultures and races. I think we see the benefits now in the Presidential primaries, and in recent elections around the country. The one here in Louisiana for governor is a good example. »Read more
  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

Governor "Gilligan"?

Posted ByMike Hegedus
It could have been worse. Suppose I'd been watching 'Gilligan's Island'?" Bobby Jindal says it with an easy smile. He should be smiling. He has a job he's wanted for a long time, if anything qualifies as a long time when you're only 36 years old. He's governor of Louisiana. »Read more
  Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 8:50 AM ET

Brady, Woods, Manning, Obama Or Me?

Posted ByMike Hegedus
It's curious where your mind goes when you have a two hour lay-over in an airport. I've spent a good portion of my life the last decade sitting in airports all over the world. Accounts for the twitch. I just picked up a copy of the New York Times, from Sunday I think, and noticed an article about Tom Brady and Eli Manning, the two quarterbacks in the Super Bowl this Sunday. »Read more
  Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

The Stimulus Package: No Batteries Required

Posted ByMike Hegedus
So what do you think of the stimulus package?" I ask the fella sitting next to me at the counter. "Stimulus package? I ordered one of those once. But it didn't come with any batteries.", he answers, with just a touch of a smile. »Read more
  Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 9:45 AM ET

Swimming Against The (Recession) Tide

Posted ByMike Hegedus
"It's recession proof. I guarantee it's recession proof!" Todd Nelson is adamant about it and who am I to doubt him? After all would you doubt a guy who is obsessed with building the largest indoor water park resort in the world? »Read more
  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

Brady Isn't, Patriots Aren't And Belichick Can't

Posted ByMike Hegedus
Just as sure as it snows in Green Bay in the winter time, you knew it was coming. The "excuse" train. Why was it that a much depleted San Diego Charger team could make the "best team of all time" Patriots look so, well, not so best of all time? Because they're not. »Read more
  Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 9:36 AM ET

Famous Cookies, Now Famous Muffins: Wally Is Back

Posted ByMike Hegedus
Faster than a black jack dealer in Las Vegas, the tins are lined, the muffins are baked, and by the tens of thousands packed and shipped out of this state of the art 63,000 square foot bakery in Shirley New York. It's fun to watch, but the surprising part isn't that you can make this many muffins all at once, the surprising part is that this company is here at all. »Read more
  Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

High "Volt" Age Design

Posted ByMike Hegedus
"Go ahead, lift it's skirt, so to speak." "Okay, here we go." That's me talking to Bob Boniface, the Director of the Volt Eflex Design Studio at General Motors. He's doing the lifting. "That's it, that's all I can show you. But the future of General Motors rest right there." »Read more
  Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

Detroit Auto Show: What's A Car Without A Concept?

Posted ByMike Hegedus
They are the rock stars of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall in Detroit. They come with loud music, fog machines, dancing girls and acrobats. One even came with it's own skating rink. "They" are the concept cars. They are the future of the automobile business. Or not. »Read more