All posts by: Jon Finkel

Why Nighthawks Should Have Been Our First Great Buddy Cop Franchise

I regret to inform you that we were robbed of a surefire legendary buddy cop movie series starring Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams. How the hell did that happen?... Read More

Swimming Geniuses

I love reading biographies of accomplished, interesting and brilliant people and one of my favorite personal pastimes is to jot down whenever I come across what I call ‘swimming geniuses’.... Read More

The Inside Story of Why I Put Gatorade’s ‘Be Like Mike’ on a Mix Tape Back in ’92

I’m fourteen-years-old and I’m making my fifteenth and final mix tape of the year on my JVC dual-cassette, ‘Super-Bass Horn’ boom box with metallic gray trim, mustard lettering and the... Read More

Honoring the Legendary Howard Finkel, AKA, Finkus Maximus, AKA, The Fink

Welcome to another Finkel de Mayo… Let’s begin… Finkus Maximus. Having lived my life as a Finkel, I can tell you there is no better nickname than Finkus Maximus. It... Read More

Manly Meathead Movie Workouts

“Eye of the Tiger” Workout Week – 5 Free, Home Workouts Inspired by Rocky Opponents- DOWNLOAD HERE “I’ll Be Back” Workout Week – 5 Free, Home Workouts Inspired by Arnold... Read More

Choose Your ‘Warrior’ Movie Motivation: ‘Rage’ Like Tom Hardy or ‘Heart’ Like Joel Edgerton

I re-watched Warrior this weekend after I saw that it popped up on Amazon Prime. I caught it in the theater back when it came out in 2011 and I... Read More

The Glorious Life of the Best Good Boy Ever

The third night our puppy was home with us I slept on the kitchen floor next to his crate. He was whimpering. He had a stomach bug. He couldn’t sleep.... Read More

Steven Spielberg’s Creative Un-Strategy is Brilliant and Here’s Why I Follow It

Steven Spielberg has decided he is no longer going to direct Indiana Jones 5, which makes the weird Kingdom of the Crystal Skull his personal “last crusade” with the beloved... Read More

Phil Jackson’s ‘Eleven Rings’ is a Fatherhood Book in Disguise

We all remember the most famous non-Michael Jordan moment of Phil Jackson’s tenure as coach of the Chicago Bulls. It happened during the 1994 NBA Playoffs when Scottie Pippen refused... Read More

5 Ways to Start Intentionally Reading Again

We’ve become a society of headline-reading, sub-headline glancing morons. Me included. Full stop.... Read More