Friday, September 13, 2013
Let's start with the obvious, To'hajiilee, is the Navajo Indian Reservation where the money is buried, the initial cook was, and the huge gunfight took place. I know that obscure reference is what everyone was talking about after that episode. And by the way, the next episode is called Ozymandias after a Percy Shelley poem. I actually want to wait a second before I discuss the heart-pounding climax because there's another point I want to make. I touched on this briefly last week: everyone else is taking on Walt's traits, and he is losing them. Last week everyone wanted to kill someone, except Walt who wanted to spare Jesse. Usually it is Walt who comes up with the genius schemes to get out of sticky situations (the gas in the very first episode, the Tuco explosion, the Hector bomb and many more) but this time it was Hank using the "brains" to manipulate Huell, and then using the info from Huell to concoct a scheme to get Walt to lead them to the money. And it is Walt who failed to consider all the options, acted rashly and got himself in trouble.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
At Syracuse University half of the guys in broadcast journalism want to be local sports anchors, at least to start their careers. Adam Lefkoe, class of 2008, is living the dream at WHAS11 in Louisville. For his Sunday evening sportscast he turned it into a Seinfeldcast. He took suggestions via Twitter and worked in as many references as he could. He hit 41, including the graphics. I think it's a cool idea, but I'm not sold on the execution. Of the 41 references, 10 were natural, 20 (including those) were funny, 20 others were forced and awkward and 1 went over my head. It took me several minutes to remember Jack Clompus told Jerry to "take the pen." I'm very torn on funny or douchey for this one, which is why I need your help, Poopheads.
So Peyton Manning is Good An absolutely legendary performance by one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. That third quarter was incredibly fun to watch as he was completely dominant. I got my picks in just under the wire and selected Denver to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. I don't want to overreact to one game but I certainly feel good about that performance. As for the Ravens, I wouldn't give up on them yet, but I would remember that they were the 5th seed last year, and lost a lot of players, hard to imagine they could improve off that. Dumb Move of the Week I The Broncos were leading 42-17 in the 4th quarter when Danny Trevathan picked off Joe Flacco and returned it 30 yards for an easy touchdown. But wait, the idiot dropped the ball on the one yard, clearly before crossing the plane of the end zone. It was like Leon Lett, except no one stripped him, he dropped it on his own. Lucky for him, the Broncos were winning comfortably and held onto that lead. Tara Battiato of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders This popular feature is back for this week because of the ass shot everyone is talking about. Perhaps unknowingly Tara bent down and showed her booty (and almost her pussy too) to the NBC camera.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
A new season a new chance at glory, or more likely to fall victim once again to the unpredictable nature of the NFL. tampa bay -3 NEW YORK JETS I think the ExpensiveCornPrices could be good this year but this pick is much more about the Jets sucking than the ECPs being any good. ST. LOUIS -5 arizona The Cardinals are another team I think could have a very bad year. I don't have much faith in Carson Palmer to be healthy or good, and I kind of like the Rams to be a frisky playoff contender this year. cincinnati +3 CHICAGO Maybe I like Hard Knocks too much, and am looking to hard at an underdog, but I like Andy Dalton and I like the Bengals defense. kansas city -3 1/2 JACKSONVILLE I'm not as sold as a lot of people seem to be that the Chiefs will be a good team this year, but I know the Jaguars are going to suck. And I know Alex Smith is a lot better than anyone they've had recently. BEST BET SAN FRANCISCO -4 1/2 green bay The 49ers are probably going to be the best team in the league this year, and though Green Bay is good, they have a lot of holes. I just don't seem them pulling off this upset on the road in Week 1.