Bert Baron's Podcasts

Time to come home, Joanne

Posted 12/30/2014 3:16:00 PM

If there's anything good that comes from our new policies towards Cuba, this may be our best and last chance to finally bring cop-killing fugitive Joanne Chesimard back to New Jersey to face the justice she has long avoided. We'll have plenty of cigars and rum to go around, I'm sure. And I'm positive that soon every block in Havana will have a McDonalds and a Starbucks. But this is the break we have long been wating for. Joanne Chesimard has been in hiding in Cuba for decades under the protection of the Castro regime, and with a change in diplomatic relations between the 2 nations, this is the perfect time for her to be handed over. If a Cuban convict sought asylum in the U.S., he or she would be sent back on the first plane to Havana with no questions asked. It's time the Cuban government showed us ...

A Bowl win would be BIG for Rutgers

Posted 12/12/2014 11:50:00 AM

After a season that saw the Rutgers football team post a 7-5 record and win 3 games against BIG 10 opponents, you could argue that the Knights' inaugural season in their new conference was a successful one; but I think there's one huge piece of unfinished business left, and that's winning their Bowl Game. Rutgers will take on North Carolina in the 2014 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on December 26th on WCTC, and THAT will be the boom-or-bust moment for this team, and this school. Having a winning record is a fantastic thing for season number 1 in the prestigeous BIG 10, but the outcome of the Bowl game lingers the entire offseason. Hey, we've been there when Rutgers won Bowl games...and we've been there when they've lost. Personally, I like the idea of winning your last game. I think it gives some real momentum gearing up for the ...

NFL could soon mean Now Find Lawyers

Posted 9/9/2014 9:58:00 AM

We all saw the latest TMZ video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-finacee in an elevator at Revel Casino. I find it kind of hard to believe that the NFL never saw that video until recently. Doncha think the NFL would have wanted to see ALL of the available tape on this beatdown? Is this why Ray was only suspended for 2 games at first? This makes the NFL look REAL BAD if they saw this video back in February. They say there's a learning moment for every experience in life. What will the NFL learn?

For Rutgers a B1G day with B1G opportunities

Posted 7/1/2014 11:51:00 AM

As Rutgers moves into the BIG 10 Conference, it's a time for excitement, uncertainty, and tremendous opportunity. This move is the culmination of years of work for Rutgers, but now the real work begins. How competitive will the Scarlet Knights be in ALL sports, not just football and basketball? It will be amazing to watch RU take on the biggest and best teams from the BIG 10, but how soon we see some winning results is the question on everyone's mind. No one's is expecting Rutgers to be the dominate team in their maiden season, so let's just relish the moment, and celebrate membership in the BIG 10. We'll worry about wins and losses another day.

Julie Hermann and the "great" Star-Ledger death comments

Posted 4/13/2014 11:06:00 PM

Not long ago, Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann was addressing a journalism class, when the topic of massive layoffs and changes at the Star-Leder, NJ's largest newspaper, was discussed. When asked for an opinion by one of the students, she said it would be "great" if the newspaper were to die. The comments surfaced on a blog, and she has been feeling the heat ever since. Not only from the writers at the Ledger, who were quick to react to her comments, but from some of state elected officials too. I find it hard to believe that with all of the day-to-day things she deals with on the job, wishing for "the death of a newspaper" is on the top of her list. Her comments were obviously taked out of context, and let me tell you why I feel this way. Let's say every single day, you get a phone ...

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