Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. Milk Duds
It’s Friday, and on Fridays my mind turns to the movies. And when my mind turns to movies I think of the single best movie theater candy: Milk Duds. There’s simply nothing like basking in the glow of the silver screen while gnawing on the best candy combination (chocolate and caramel) ever invented. Aside from being chewy and delicious, there are two more subtle reasons Milk Duds are the best theater candy. First, the box is easy to open and there are no wrappers. That means no crinkling, crackling, bothering everyone around you during the film. Second, they are so chewy it’s like getting to boxes of candy because they take so long to eat. I can polish a thing of M&Ms before the previews end. Not so with Milk Duds – they’ll take you all the way to plot twist number one at which point the movie ought to be good enough to distract you from snacks!
I like sports analysis. I like sports behind-the-scenes. I love being a sports fan. The Ringer NFL Podcast combines these three in a really enjoyable way. The various personalities are engaging and genuinely love football. They come at it from different perspectives. Robert Mays loves line play. Mike Lombardi is a cranky old man with tons of front office experience. It is not a hot-takey, yell about obvious story lines kind of show (which is to say, not an ESPN or Fox Sports show). Neither is it a nerd-fest, stat heavy show. It is a fun, engaging combination of stories and stats and analysis that is always worth a listen.
3. Bo Jackson, The Running Back
Bo knows football. I just wish I could have seen him play live. He was bonkers, a living cheat code.