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I really do appreciate your humor. You're quite funny @2006Coltsbestever. It just irritates me that the Cowboys gets so much praise from NFL booth pundits on TV. Can Dallas at least play in an NFC Championship Game in this century first? LOL! Yes, you guys do cover all the bases in this thread don't you?
If I remember correctly, 'A Bronx Tale' is another favorite film of yours as well. A nice coming of age flick about honor, responsibility, love, & making your parents proud by maximizing your potential for the greater good in this world. I like the relationship dynamic in that film as well. Amid political & racial turmoil, a guy & a girl from 2 different worlds defy conventional wisdom in order to be together & see where their union goes in an environment looking for a multitude of reasons or social norms of the day to tear them apart at every turn. In many respects, a thought provoking; watershed flick that is relevant now more than ever. You are a fine, motion picture critic in your own right @NFLfan.
Brent, now there's a poster I haven't heard from in quite some time. Darn nice guy too. Hope he's doing alright. Radio Girl his wife has been absent for a long duration as well. Nice people. I think this post was about me. If it was, thank you for your concern & wellbeing. If not, I apologize for overstepping my bounds & being mistaken. Appreciate it. I had a good chuckle over your reply CBE. Never personal injury of a friend of course. Morgan Freeman should have won an Oscar for playing Red. Such a miscarriage of Academy justice. Tremendous flick indeed. Kudos my man! Kevin Costner in "For The Love Of The Game' is a wonderful picture. @Jaykirk: Uh huh, Clint Eastwood in "Trouble With The Curve' was very good. Amy Adams is easy on the eyes too. Another story for another day. LOL! Yup, every time I see Red read that letter next to the rock wall with Andy's voice over dub "I'll keep an eye out for & the chess board ready...Hope is a good thing Red & no good thing ever dies" I almost cry on cue like a classic conditioning bell going off. Speaking of 'Sesame Street,' an upcoming film review will feature a breakdown of 'Mr. Rogers Neighborhood' soon. No, not the upcoming Tom Hanks movie, but the documentary on Fred. A tough critique to write for me since Mr. Rogers played a vital part in my upbringing as a child. Just giving a heads up that's all.
Look, I'm gonna be honest with you BBZ. Manning's early struggles post season did bother me for awhile. But, then I realized something. Playing in 4 SBs & winning 2 of them is a remarkable feat in & of itself. It takes incredible discipline to even get to the pinnacle of football more than once. Plus, Peyton has had multiple head coaches while Brady has had the luxury of Bill Belichick his whole NFL career. You can't dismiss or downplay that fact. Also, mistakes get magnified to epic proportions in SuperBowls. Not all turnovers or change of possessions are equal either. That onside kick by Sean Payton completely altered the trajectory of that SB vs the Saints. It messed with INDY's mojo & to this day, I can't even watch the rest of that game after that play. That Seattle Seahawks SB vs the Broncos was a buzzsaw game I never saw coming either. I knew the Legion Of Boom was legit, but not that suffocating & sometimes, it just isn't your night. I keep thinking of Jim Kelly & the Buffalo Bills losing 4 consecutive SBs in a row in the 90's. Does it tarnish Marv Levy's legacy. Of course not. Getting to the big dance multiple times means something enormous. Yeah, I know rings matter to me, but in hindsight, they aren't everything either. Like most things, once you have distance & time to let history marinate properly, elite NFL resumes like Peyton's & Jim's always float to the top & receive the praise they truly deserve.
Excellent point MNFE. Yeah, sometimes standards of excellence get placed so high by our predecessors that it becomes a daunting task for those who follow in their footsteps. Those shadows can loom quite large indeed. It's difficult for me sometimes to take a step back & say out loud: Now, wait a minute here. Each QB is their own man & I have to give the new guy under center a chance to get his feet wet & grow into the gravity of that position & all the perks & worts that come with it before I hold Jacoby to a plateau that isn't fair to him this early in his career as a starter. Point Taken. Part of the problem is that he had success in NE as a QB so, I expected him to be dropped into INDY & hit the ground running. You know, Brissett gets the expectation bias from both sides: Filling the shoes of Manning & Luck in INDY & being mentored by Bill Belichick in Boston briefly. The kid gets squeezed on both ends from 2 franchises that are accustom to playing winning football late in the yr. Your job Jacoby is not to mess it up. Talk about pressure. LOL! We're cool man. You didn't do anything wrong. No worries bro. It's all good.
That's the beauty of the forum & threads like this one NMFE. Everyone gets a chance to chime in & drop their 2 cents. Nobody really knows the future of Mr. Brissett beyond this yr & next season. He does seem to be well respected in the locker room & among the coaching staff. Also, to his credit, Jacoby does get rid of the ball quickly & once he decides where to throw the ball--It is gone & he doesn't hesitate. All admirable traits on the field. Even I must admit, he's a pretty good scrambler when he makes the decision to run & he knows when to get down avoiding unnecessary hits. Other posters on here have stated Jacoby needs better offensive weapons. I don't know. Doyle, Ebron, Pascal, Rogers, & Funchess once he's healthy again seems more than adequate to me for judging how well Brissett moves the ball thru the air at this juncture in the season. The question with any starting QB is what's their learning curve in terms of processing information & when a play breaks down or the wheels fall off say for a quarter or 2, how do they respond to adversity? I need to see more. Eluding Von Miller on Sunday & connecting with TY downfield showed me a flash of greatness..I just wanna see if Jacoby can expand on that as the season progresses. He's a smart field general who can utilize both his arm & his athleticism. There's no denying that. I just got spoiled with Peyton who was so superb at anticipating throws. I wanna see if Jacoby can start to do that. Maybe I'm expecting too much too fast. I'll own that. All our opinions carry equal weight NMFE. No poster has cornered the market on a sure thing at QB. Heck, even HOFer John Elway can't seem to nail that position in Colorado & he knows the intricacies of that spot inside & out on a professional level. Nice chatting with you. No harm done.
I was merely giving you my impressions about Jacoby right now. Funny, I didn't think I was "mindlessly blather[ing] about a lie detector" BZZ. You make it sound like my entire post was centered around that 1 sentence. It wasn't. I just meant that I'm not sold on Jacoby as a made man in INDY yet. That's all. I've been wrong before. That doesn't bother me in the slightest. I have nothing against Jacoby personally. If he proves me wrong, great more power to him. I'm not calling into question his character or work ethic either just to be clear. Look, I could see us going up against the Texans for the AFC South title & perhaps even facing Houston for a Wildcard spot in the playoffs. I just wanna see if Jacoby can handle NE going up against Stephon Gilmore & not turn the ball over. Regarding #18, yes Von Miller carried him in his final SB victory. I was fine with it since Peyton in INDY particularly during the 2009 season was such a precision thrower late in games that yr. I have no issues with DC Wade Phillips picking up the slack on D in Denver & providing Manning an assist in 2015. It doesn't diminish the Sheriff's HOF legacy one bit in my eyes.
I must admit that it took courage to write this post Nickster. An interesting point about the outcome bias too since most people associate winning with being headed in the right direction. If we were 2-5, this forum would have a drastically different assessment of Jacoby, even if a hypothetical losing streak wasn't actually his fault. Midway thru the season where we are now across the league, teams start to ascend or free fall as we are starting to close in on week 10 of the regular season. Jacoby did surprise me eluding Von Miller this weekend & getting the ball to TY Hilton. Just when I think Jacoby is slightly above average, he surprises me. The question is was this a sign of clutch QB growth or just brief happenstance luck unlikely to be duplicated down the stretch? My head says no, but there's a voice that whimpers maybe not. Anyway, I respect the moxy in saying what you said going against the grain of conventional consensus wisdom of the masses. I like rebellion by it's nature going against the grain. That takes guts. Thank you.
I do like seeing INDY get some positive buzz for once since so many NFL sports shows tend to ignore us or only mention our team in passing like a minor afterthought. It's the main reason why I routinely watch Colin Cowherd on FS1 because he praises our GM, HC, sound structure/professionalism as an organization. INDY knows how to ignore the noise--Go to work--& grind it out yr after yr. Okay sure, there's the chance that Jacoby improves next yr too. Then, we let him pursue other NFL opportunities & we get burned because we didn't lock him down with a multi-year starting QB deal. It's a possibility. However, you can't live in fear though. If the face of your franchise isn't in your building, keep kicking over every rock until you know. Yep, we finally landed our guy for the next decade or so. I know; I know. Don't let the pursuit of perfection paralyze you. Every QB has flaws & good is better than being miserable with nonstop loses. Touche. Gotta win in December & right now, if you hooked me up to a lie detector, I don't believe Jacoby can do that. Just being honest. Yeah. I know. Peyton Manning had his post season struggles too before he overcome his post season narrative & became a future HOFer as well.
Look, I will admit that Jacoby have succeeded my expectations. Luck retired & I thought our season was over & we were toast. However, Brissett gelled in the locker room & gradually got better week to week. He's also been mentored by Bill Parcels which carries a ton of gravity & weight because Jacoby is mentally strong & resilient. Still...Where does that leave our franchise longterm? Translation: Can we win a Lombardi under his leadership? If you hesitate even for a moment in answering that question, you have your answer. Jacoby is like a woman you date for awhile, but not necessarily walk down the aisle with. He's okay for now, but the guy? Not ready to take the deep dive plunge on him as the face of our franchise even with Reich & Ballard guiding him. Sorry. Love the kid personally, but I want rings & that means keep searching in the draft.
So, in your mind, Jacoby is the equivalent to Dak Prescott on the Cowboys then? Good, not great. Serviceable if you put enough talent around him--Reliable ground game, stellar o-line to allow him to go thru his progressions, & a D that can prevent 3rd down conversions consistently. I see where you're coming from. I agree with this. The Ravens don't scare me since Jackson is more of a runner than a pocket passer. Regarding KC, their offense runs primarily thru TE Travis Kielce. Hit him early & often disrupting his routes off the line of scrimmage & the Chiefs just aren't the same high octane team I'm sorry. They're just not. That's actually a good comparison. JB can do alright in the regular season--Win division titles, but playoff games when opponents shutdown the running game? I must admit I have considerable doubts here. I can't lie. Good post SMTA. I like Brissett, but can he deliver outside in the cold in Foxboro? No. Jamie Collins & that D is smothering man.
Hey there RR7,
Just wanted to let one of my favorite posters & music enthusiasts around that SW1 has been laying low for awhile due to a health situation regarding my mother etc. etc. Slowly but surely, my presence on the Forum will increase.
I merely wanted to drop a line to you & all my friends [You all know who you are] how much I appreciate your presence here, your humor, & your overall coolness in general folks...Thank you. I hope all is well with everyone.
Let's start out with a nice tribute to Blind Faith shall we...
Darn that Rachel Price from Lake Street Dive can sing. You go girl. Nice darling. Very nice.
Any of mi amigos can reply to this thread the way. The more the merrier. All are welcome in my musical corner. Come one & all folks.
I'm doing my best to drop a line to my best friends that always crack me up. If I haven't left you a message yet, I will soon AKA @lollygagger8 & several others...
Exactly, I had to help my mom re do her FB password last night. It was trial & error at first, but eventually the problem got resolved. Those bot things are for real unfortunately. Enough said. Back to baseball now. Thanks again Jay for my temporary diversion...
Minnesota is gonna do some serious damage in the NFC North this year. Zimmer always gives Aaron Rodgers fits too. The Vikings are stacked talent wise across the board. Your team will be good for a longtime as you say NFLfan. Go ahead & do your happy dance in your chair. You're allowed.
You're a good man Jay. I always admire your go with the flow laid back style brother.
Great points. When Milwaukee still praises Robin Yount, that tells you how relevant they are right now. Enough said. Uh huh. I'm not on FaceBook either. My mom yes. Me? Not so much.
Congrats on securing Diggs services for awhile BTW. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2777023-stefon-diggs-vikings-reportedly-finalizing-5-year-contract-extension $40,000,000 guaranteed. Nice chump change there. All kidding aside, I'm happy for your Vikings NFLfan.
Cute & yes, I can vouch for that Brewers fans can indeed be very annoying CBE. Your "Running Man" line was spot on too. It's cool. I'm no huge Brewers fan or anything. I like the Cubs even though my MLB expertise is novice at best. I just strolled in here to see what the regulars were up too anyway.
For @Lollygagger8, because the guy just rocks, he passed a difficult work related exam recently, & since it's the almost the 4th Of July, I wanted to leave my brother from another motha with a decent celebratory BANG of my own...
This guy named Josh Steffen & he plays Lars Ulrich to perfection man!
I idolize drummers like this who make their presence both heard & felt...This dude is amazing! My kinda fella. LOL!
Proud of ya Lolly! Enjoy the fruits of your labor man & drink a cold one on me tomorrow. That's an order. Okay, more of a polite command really. You earned it my man.
To all my other amigos on the forum, have a blast on Wednesday & try to keep all your fingers & toes attached.
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Thanks my man. Back at ya boss. Between seeing Wallace pulverize Great Britain's tyranny & listening to that song, one can't help but be driven to plunder, pillage, & place a foe's head on a spike just because it's Wednesday night & Preseason Football games haven't aired yet on NFL Network.
I bet your Mel Gibson accent is spot on too Lolly. One of the best films ever made. Fire, steel, stone...And then, the English do something beyond the pale & slice the throat of Wallace's love of his life. Uh oh...Now, William is very, very angry with you & when William gets upset heads literally roll. Exactly man, BraveHeart is a great picture. I always knew you had superb tastes.
I just found it ironic that after watching the final act of William Wallace on screen, a band called "Unleash The Archers" happens to be on my You Tube account page. I figured it was a good omen man. LOL!
Yeah, the lead singer Brittany Hayes does have some nice pipes indeed along with more than a few other pleasant features no doubt. She can spin her long hair around in the ultimate head banging mode. I'm always amazed when an incredible voice comes out of a person you could bump into at the grocery store just running ordinary errands. And then she opens her mouth, sings a couple of stanzas/verses...And you wonder how in the hades did she pull that off? Darn. Okay, you say darn because she's so easy on the eyes at first. Then, she blows you away with her voice & you say darn once again. Followed by the silent thought--I wonder if she's single or not? As my old man always says, "You stop looking when you die."
Yeah, Brittany Hayes is pretty hot even just chilling away from the stage or on tour during her downtime before she sings for her supper.
She has a natural beauty about her. Like somebody who works as a CPA, librarian, or even school teacher who just happens to entertain for a living.
Anyhow, I've babbled on long enough. Take Care buddy. And don't forget to yell Bike! every now & then just to keep your technique fresh & new.
So many sports pundits think both the Colts & Luck are finished. Well, as Wallace would say, "Well that's something we shall have to remedy isn't it?" Abso-bloody-Loot- Ly.
Unleash the archers! Killer name boss!
My buddies and I were waiting at a concert once and the place wouldn't open the doors on time, and the crowd started to get rowdy, and I yelled out TODAY......WE FIGHT FOR HONOR!!.......HOLD!! HOLD!! We all were cracking up pushing on the doors. They opened them immediately!
Oh man Brittany....boing!!!
You're right man, she is naturally beautiful. Plus she can sing? Double boing!
That's what I like about you Lolly. You can play along with my foolishness [William Wallace banter] & roll with it even further--"We fight for Honor" comic rant. You have clout, reverence, & sway buddy. A natural born leader. Cool story.
You'd be a great dude to see a concert with because you knock kick caboose metal & rock n roll. Plus, you formed a few bands too so, you get both sides of it: how to entertain a crowd & give them good musicianship on top of it. I also know you appreciate all genres too. Not just hard & heavy stuff. Musicians are typically well adjusted dads too. Great for raising kids with a sarcastic sense of humor.
Yeah, Brittany Hayes even looks hot in glasses...Going for the naughty intellectual look. Beauty, braun, & brains: A lethal combination.
I will leave you with UTA's other most memorable single: 'The Matriarch.'
Not as good as 'Apex' that's true. However, still ominous, menacing, & stuff that makes your parents wonder if you're going off the deep end like good metal is supposed to.
A fan on their You Tube page with the call sign: Baby With A 6 pack wrote:
"Where's my horse, sword and armor? I must feast on the blood of my enemies!!.. also,. has anybody seen my falcon?" LOL!
They also wrote a decent song called "Test Your Metal" when they were perfecting their sound as a band. It was just at the point when UTA was about to breakout & become good. You can tell they had talent, but that hadn't learned how to craft a well known single yet like Metallica before "Master Of Puppets" was released. Not comparing the 2 bands or claiming Unleash The Archers will reach the same plateau BTW. I just mean that UTA keeps getting better with each new album. They evolve.
You can tell that Brittney is legit, her supporting cast is darn good, & her voice is no studio gimmick.
Take Care Brother. This is the kind of metal I grew up on. Hard, heavy, & real.
I just felt like compiling a list of solid covers just as good as the original itself or slightly surpassing it. No judgements here folks because imitation is the highest form of flattery & recognition right? Quality is quality. Feel free to add at your leisure of course. All genres welcome naturally...
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The song "Apologize" originally done by One Republic has been covered a lot, which tells you how good a track really is...
Here's my personal favorite straight out of Germany from a band called All Ends. The dual female vocalist treatment gives it some teeth. My kinda jam baby.
Country singer Luke Bryan also lays down a decent version of this number as well. [Not displayed here.]
Since RR7, JPPT, & BR-549 have dropped some musical gems recently, I figured why not throw my hand into the fray with SW1's Jukebox. Basically, whatever musical mood strikes me at any given moment. If you wanna category, let's just classify it stuff that never gets old to me...
Any up for a tour guide or "Midnight Rider?" Because Zack Williams is...Nice cover of an Allman Brothers classic. Check this out...
More to follow. Please feel free to add at your leisure...
Just a quick note to say that if you e-mailed me on the forum, gave me words of sympathy/encouragement[ & I haven't responded back to you yet, I'm not ignoring you. I just need more time to process a recent family tragedy that's all. I will reply eventually. I just have no idea when that will actually be.
I still watch all the Colts games of course. My heart just isn't consumed with NFL commentary right now.
If I was ever in one of my stubborn moods & got into a scuffle with anybody on the Colts Forum, I apologize & sincerely regret my actions. Part of me wonders if I'm paying some sort of penance now for bad behavior in the past on my part. I know it's not healthy to think that way, but I do.
You still might only see movie reviews for me for awhile & that's it. I need to lay low right now for my own self preservation.
No need to leave me any feedback. Thank you. Just keeping my friends apprised & updated I guess.
You're a good man Jay & very funny. Mostly, I just drop in from time to time to see what's on your mind, enjoy the back & forth among friends, & learn something along the way. Carry on...
Finally, something SW1 can comment on. This classic routine never gets old. "1 base at a time...Left fielder's name. Why. Because I wanna know...What base do you wanna take about?" Straight comedians are the foundation of timeless routines like this. Thanks Jay. "Naturally who gets it" indeed. Still hilarious after all these yrs.
As a favor to RR7 for doing a Ronnie James Dio medley or maybe just a way to say thank you for his exceptional music tastes, I decided post some of my favorite Scorpions songs. There's just something about Germany that produces great singers in rock & roll & remarkable frontman. Let's take it from the top Berlin boys...
[Sidenote: I will email both you & NFLfan back soon. I've just been sidetracked with other matters recently. Thank you both for your patience.]
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"She'll make your heart break
She'll give you fever
She'll tell you everything but don't believe her
A perfect stranger
She knows the game
She'll promise heaven on earth
But don't believe her"
It's a little rough around the edges, but has a gritty charm to it. Never heard "Rock Me Like A Hurricane performed by a female lead vocalist before. It gives new meaning to the lyrics:
"My cat is purring, it scratches my skin
So what is wrong with another sin?"
Meow. I mean, not bad...The band is called Kings & Queens BTW.
Love Ronnie James Dio.
I seen him live on his 'Master of the Moon' tour and despite playing on a small stage, he was incredible. One of the best Metal shows I ever seen. I think he was in his late 50's at the time, but no one could really tell. Dare I say he put up a better show at that little club than when I seen Ozzy on a big arena stage....