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  Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 12:12 PM ET

The Hegedus Report On Baseball: Who Cares?

Posted ByMike Hegedus
There are allot of topics floating around in the air in the coffee shop here in Sandusky, Ohio. The Mitchell Report on steroids in major league baseball ranks, well, it doesn't. Not in the top ten. Why? Maybe it's too long. So I submit for you perusal... »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:12 PM ET

Mike on America with Mike Hegedus

Posted ByMike Hegedus
The assignment is to come up with some predictions for 2008. A prediction according to Webster's is "to say in advance. To Foretell." You know, like a fortune teller. Here's what I can tell you about your fortune. You won't have it long if you rely on predictions. That said, here are a few guesses as to what might happen next year. »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 8:46 AM ET

My Garage Door And The "New" NFL

Posted ByMike Hegedus
I wonder if I'll be able to get into my garage when I get back from this trip to Michigan and Ohio? Sure I will. After all it is 2007 right? How long can it take to get a garage door part? "They say it's going to take two weeks." It's my lovely wife on the phone. " I asked them why and the woman didn't know. They say the part has to come from Ohio." »Read more
  Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

The Greatest Candy Cane "Caper" Of Them All

Posted ByMike Hegedus
"Just keep smiling. Yes, it's getting tiring, Yes, you're sweating a little heavily. But just keep smiling."  That's me talking to myself as I stand in the kitchen of Hammond's Candies in Denver, Colorado. »Read more
  Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 8:38 AM ET

Red State + Blue State = Purple Governors

Posted ByMike Hegedus
This is not something you'll hear me say often--I feel some political optimism blossoming in my soul. Yes, I'm a bit on the mature side for political naiveté, but after talking to Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, a Democrat, and the first native born Coloradoan to be elected Governor in decades, I'm feeling a little tingle. Just in my extremities mind you, but it's there. »Read more
  Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 3:43 PM ET

"Sam Walton Was A Hillbilly"

Posted ByMike Hegedus
How many of you have ever met Levi Strauss? How about J.C. Penney, the man, not the store? Did you ever call Sam Walton a "hillbilly" and an "s.o.b." in print? The answer of course is, no. But "Papa Jack" Weil has done all three and lived to tell about it. He's lived 106 years. »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:30 AM ET

Evel Knievel, IFC, Victoria's Secret And Me

Posted ByMike Hegedus
I got to thinking about Evel Knievel this morning. He finally died at the end of last week. I say finally because Evel is a guy who had already died a thousand deaths--this time I think it'll stick. I first met Knievel in the early 70's. I Remember it like it was yesterday. Castle Rock Drag way in Castle Rock Colorado. He was there to jump some buses I believe. »Read more
  Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

Pink Cadillac? Forget It, Try The Pink Jeep Tour

Posted ByMike Hegedus
I'm not sure if this is what they meant by a "vortex." Staring straight down at a 45 degree angle on the side of a rock in the back country outside Sedona, Arizona. "So you test tires for the tire companies, huh?", I ask Mike Peach, our driver and guide. "When do you do that?" »Read more
  Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

NFL Really Does "Jump The Shark"

Posted ByMike Hegedus
By pure serendipity I was in a position to watch all of the National Football League games this past weekend. All of them. This just in--the party is over. In Hollywood terms, the NFL has "jumped the shark". »Read more
  Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 3:43 AM ET

Exercise Shrugged (With Apologies to Ayn Rand)

Posted ByMike Hegedus
Try this next time you're at the gym. Start up that treadmill-like device, an ArcTrainer, I think it's called, and while you're running at about your maximum speed, try interviewing the guy standing next to you. By the way, he's the CEO of the company that makes the machine you're exercising on, so it's important that in between all that wheezing, you actually hear what he has to say. »Read more