Synthetic

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  1. It would never happen for any of them but I would be OK with it. The last of those teams to reach the AFCCG was Tennessee in 2002.
  2. Great pick, that's who I was hoping the Saints would've selected. Ballard is doing a fine job thus far reversing the damage that Grigson caused to this team.
  3. I get the feeling Houston tries to look for a quick fix at QB, and they were probably banking on getting Romo some how before his retirement. Team is probably better off with Savage or another young guy they can try to mold as a QB. Brock was clearly not the answer at this point and nor was Hoyer in the past.
  4. Happy Birthday Al Pacino! Happy you are still with us at 77!

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      My top 3 films of his are as follows: 1. HEAT, 2. The Insider, & 3. Insomnia. "Carlito's Way" co-starring Sean Penn gets an honorable mention too with it's retro 70's vibe. 

       

      "Scent Of A Woman'...I liked the blind colonel driving the red Ferrari & the young college kid on scholarship talking the Col. down from suicide with his piece. A very powerful scene: 

       

      "What life? I ain't got no life!" Al was a Kennedy Center honoree this past February too. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Interesting picks...

       

      I tend to divide Pacino's career into 3 categories - 

       

      #1 The prime era (1973 to 1983); great movies include The Godfather, Godfather Part II, Scarecrow, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, ...And Justice For All, and Scarface. All of those movies you could argue he should've won an Oscar for (my money will forever be on 'Justice For All' being the one he got biggest snub for. Pacino carried that movie on his back and covered up the few issues the movie has, all with his acting skills). 

       

      #2 The fading career era (1983-1990); he didn't make any great movies in this period, but Sea of Love was entertaining, and it was cool he got to make a movie with Ellen Barkin back when she was considered an upcoming sex bomb in Hollywood.

       

      #3. Career resurgence (1991-2002); Al Pacino was on fire in the 90's. Not as great as his prime era where he got snubbed multiple Oscars, but still a damn good actor resurrected; GlennGary Glenn Rose, Carlito's Way, Heat, Devil's Advocate, and Insomnia are my picks of this era. 

       

      I don't count anything from the past 10+ years cause Al Pacino these days is a laughing stock who just sleepwalks through movies for a paycheck while putting little effort into anything in his old age. The only credit I can give him is that he's not the only one doing this (cough, cough...Robert De Niro) 

       

      IMO Scent of a Woman is like the diet coke 'Justice For All'. The fact he won his Oscar for that, to me, means that someone knew they screwed it up back in 1979 when he lost. 

       

      The big famous court room speech is a chilled version of this scene. 

       

       

       

      Carlito's Way is probably my favorite movie of his. Carlito is what I consider the unofficial sequel to Scarface. Carlito recycles a lot of the smaller actors from Scarface, giving them guest roles here and there. The entire movie is like a "what if" version of Scarface where the question of the mater is, "what if Tony had went to prison and/or changed as a person?". Carlito was a monster drug lord, who comes out of prison and wants to change that about himself, while also being stuck in the same lifestyle with the same scum bags. He's just like Tony Montana, except older, wiser, but naive. It's a redemption tale, and unlike Scarface, his character is very likable in that. You want to root for Carlito, where as with Tony Montana, he pretty much got what was coming to him at the end of the movie. 

       

      With Carlito though, you really knew beforehand it wasn't going to end well....The writing was on the wall already enough for his girlfriend to tell him. But he was too naive to listen. 

       

       

       

      I like Penelope Ann Miller in this movie too. She was greatly cast in this. The arguing she has with him felt real, IMO greatly underrated actress. 

       

      Carlito's Way may not have the cultural impact that Scarface had, but it's a great character driven story and I feel it's a criminally underrated film. That film actually has a bit of a cult following today. It don't have the fan base that Scarface has, but there is a pretty good sized cult following of people I've seen that hold that film up on the pedestal. 

  5. Probably won't happen in the Saints system. We use Ingram on the ground for primary running. I think Peterson will fill the role that Hightower had the previous few seasons. The Saints like to use an additional running back for a one-two punch run in games and creating mismatches. They've been doing this for years, going back to when they had Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas together. I expect to see Peterson taking a lot of screen passes and probably for short yardage situations. Unless Ingram gets hurt (which is likely), I don't expect to see Peterson becoming the feature back. Knew the Butler deal wasn't going to happen. Many are disappointed but I had a feeling we were not getting him after trading Cooks. I like the Peterson signing for one reason. It gives the Vikings something else to cry about with the Saints besides this -
  6. 7 mill for 2 years isn't that bad. We got him cheap. Ingram is the premier back with this team. Peterson will probably not be used as much as Ingram. Saints needed a replacement for Hightower who just left.
  7. The NFL sent two garbage teams to L.A., ultimately screwing the Raiders out. Come time for the Chargers/Raiders game, do not be surprised if that entire stadium is loaded with Raiders fans. Both of them will lose 10 or more games. L.A. is a tough market as it is, but the league didn't help by sending trash teams there instead of a team with a pretty good fan base that would've showed up and still is going to show up there (Raiders).
  8. Tomorrow the NFL schedules will be properly released for all 32 teams. What are your predictions for the schedules? Mine is that the Falcons will open their first home in their new stadium against the Saints, and it could be an SNF game. *The GB/Atlanta rematch will be a SNF or MNF game *Chiefs/Pats will be the Thursday night opener.
  9. LeBron for MVP!

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      My relatives are driving me insane. a few are in town.

       

      OMG........Lebron did another first round sweep! Just like last year!

       

      Steve Kerr is pretty cool. I like him, sadly his team is a bunch of egg heads but he is cool. And he suffers a lot with mysterious health things sadly.

       

      Be back later tonight probably, not sure but yeah........:headspin:

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      My relatives keep me insane, so I feel you there. :hug:

       

       

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      OMG........Lebron did another first round sweep! Just like last year!

       

      Does LeBron even take the regular season serious anymore? lmao He waits till the playoffs to awaken. 

       

      The Warriors didn't look that great last night. They could've lost had it not been for that run they had. Happy though for Durant he can sit out while his star-studded team he's riding the coat tails of can win without him. 

    4. Jules

      Jules

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      Does LeBron even take the regular season serious anymore? lmao He waits till the playoffs to awaken. 

       

      And has he awakened. Holy crap.-omg-A beast has been unleashed on Earth.

       

       

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      The Warriors didn't look that great last night. They could've lost had it not been for that run they had. Happy though for Durant he can sit out while his star-studded team he's riding the coat tails of can win without him. 

       

      I am almost starting to hate him the most now over anyone else on the Warriors. He literally IS just riding their coat tails. There was too much pressure on him in OKC.......and he rarely ever delivered.

       

      But, he has really been milking this stupid leg injury crap at times too even though it's been months. I mean even last year in the first round of the playoffs Curry got hurt but didn't even miss much time and he is frail as hell compared to Durant.

       

      Screw Durant. I hope he hides under his covers from Lebron.


       

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      My relatives keep me insane, so I feel you there. :hug:

       

       

      Oh. I had not noticed.

       

      :sarcasm:

  10. It certainly creates a lot of distractions for teams. I'm happy it wasn't the Saints. Tampa Bay already has one big distraction..... She'll be a big part of Hard Knocks. It will be like a reality TV show for her, won't be shocked if she completely steals the show with her antics...just wait till Tampa Bay starts losing, and she is going to go off on the media there and create a storm with her Twitter account and ranting about the media there. In Miami, she routinely targeted sports writers for the Miami Herald, ranting about the QB, and the Dolphins owner.
  11. Whatever you believe, outside of this fan base, most NFL fans will always believe the Colts truly did tank that year since "Suck for Luck" was even on T-shirts and a big movement online at the time. That was a glorious tank job, no one could've accomplished it better or had a better slogan than "Suck for Luck". Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter. Correct. The Browns are the main team who offered to throw their entire draft to the Colts to get Luck.
  12. The 1992 Oilers know their pain for not running the ball with a 25 point lead.
  13. Lots of Miko Grimes This will be her reality TV show.
  14. Red Letter Media spoofing the "nerd" culture is the best thing ever. VERY COOL....

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      I'll save it, no idea what this is........lol

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      They're making fun of nerdy "geek culture" and all the stuff on Youtube of people over-analyzing move trailers and how VERY COOL everything is. 

  15. LeBron is 11-0 in the first round including 6 sweeps. Pacers were doomed before this series even began...If LeBron was to finally lose in the first round, Chicago and Miami would've been the teams since they have an edge on the Cavs lately.
  16. Sorry to hear for your loss, that one is tough.
  17. Sad to see him go. One of the better owners of the league, did great work outside the NFL.
  18. Good game from LeBron....32 points, 13 assists, 3 steals...Cavs are going to need to him to keep playing at a high level to make it out of the East. It's not going to be easy with that bad defense.
  19. Next thursday for sure.
  20. Just remember all the hell that was given at the Saints and Patriots over emails with the 'gates', but Eli is soooo innocent cause a Manning would never do anything bad!
  21. Post of the day Just like Han Solo, not caring if this ticks off any fan boys
  22. This is precisely why I believe the ring deal is worse in the NFL than in the NBA. In the NBA, they don't have a problem letting in various players into the Hall when they don't have championships. In the NFL, it really all boils down to that. Not even stats can get you in alone, unless rare instances of once in a generation talent.
  23. I don't know why Isaac Bruce isn't in. He has the stats. Even more so, he only had three seasons with Kurt Warner. He accumulated his numbers having garbage QB's like Tony Banks and Marc Bulger throwing to him. Plus, he has a Super Bowl and will go down in memory of having the game winning touchdown in that game. I don't know if Gore will get in since he don't have a ring. Hall of Fame voting can be pretty tricky towards players that haven't won a championship but do have the stats. It's even worse for defensive players when they bring in playoff wins and those kind of win statistics. If the 49ers had won the SB with Harbaugh in 2012, none of this would be a question; Gore would get in. I think some people forget just how god awful those 49er teams were in most of Gore's career. Even in Harbaugh's first year with Alex Smith at QB, they couldn't move the ball that good and struggled offensively all year which was their downfall in the NFCCG. Gore at least deserves his number retired by the organization since he carried them for years on offense.
  24. He would have a ring if the 49ers had ran the ball just 1 time when they had 4 plays at the goal line at the end of the SB....Gore's big run put them there, then they went 4 out of pass attempts. Gore deserves to have his number retired from their the 49ers' franchise perspective. He is their leading rusher (breaking Roger Craig's long held franchise records), and he was the best offensive talent that carried those crappy 49er teams for years before Harbaugh got there. Even when Harbaugh had first arrived, Gore pretty much was the entire offense in 2012 when they had Alex Smith. If he had the ring from 2012, he probably would be a Hall of Famer.
  25. Did you see Hoyer's playoff game in Houston? He was terrible. Can't judge stats when it comes to the biggest game of your career, and O'Brien refused to pull him after 3 interceptions in the first half.

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