9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
February 3rd, 20109:35 am
On his ESPN blog, Buster Olney asked readers to nominate the best baseball announcer of the last generation. He ran seven of the responses, which included several mentions of Vin Scully and Ernie Harwell, as might be expected.
But I liked this response from someone named Lee in Costa Rica: “I’d definitely have to say Skip Caray. Nationwide telecasts gave the entire country access to his calm, lovable demeanor and dry sense of humor. No one loved their job more than Skip and that was apparent in every single broadcast. He was a knowledgeable and passionate baseball fan that showed his love for the game in such an appealing way that he made it easy for people across the country to share that same love for the game. I can’t think of a better, more approachable ambassador for the game. Baseball owes a lot more to Skip Caray than it realizes.”
February 3rd, 20109:37 am
I’m not sure where I read that, I just remember reading it and not thinking much about it because I never really thought we’d be players in the Damon sweepstakes.
February 3rd, 20109:38 am
I think this is it…
February 3rd, 20109:42 am
Top 5 movies for me:
The Shawshank Redemption
Field of Dreams
A Clockwork Orange
Arkansas Transplant: Until you either hear Wren say directly that the Braves aren’t interested in Damon, or Damon signs elsewhere, I’d simply advise you to hang on and not assume or rule out anything.
February 3rd, 20109:43 am
I wonder if DAMON and BORAS really thought he’d still be on the market the day after ground-hog, whistle-pig, land-beaver, woodchuck, etc. day.
February 3rd, 20109:44 am
How is The Big Lebowski not on anyones list?
February 3rd, 20109:48 am
I can’t see where the Braves are going to spend more than 3mil and where Damon will take less than 3mil. If they were to sign Damon, would it not cause them to have to trade an outfielder to make room for him on the 25 man roster? and if that’s the case, wouldn’t that outfielder be Diaz since they are so high on Cabrera’s versatility?
DOB and others, if you haven’t already seen it, I’d highly recommend “In the Loop” which was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. My wife and I watched on Blu-Ray last night and were in stitches the whole time. The language is quite course but the writing was fantastic-kind of reminded you of that Mamet, Sorkin quick dialogue that you feel you need to watch again just to catch everything.
February 3rd, 20109:52 am
gborobraves: The Big Lebowski is on plenty of our lists, just not the people that have been giving their lists in the past 12 hours or so.
During the middle of the offseason, a lot of us, uh, “older” folks here on the blog had extended discussions on movies and all-time lists (ones that didn’t include the likes of Friday the 13th sequels).
Personally, I’d put The Big Lebowski in my dozen or so favorite movies of all time. One of the few movies I can watch again and again … and again. And laugh just as hard or harder every time.
I don’t think I saw a Coen Bros. movie listed on any of the favorite lists that a handful of folks have presented on here since last night. And that’s hard to believe.
Trust me, some of the Coens’ movies were on the lists that several other denizens had a month or so ago when we had this discussion.
Hello blog, some musings while trying to remember who the idiot was that said Richmond may get 4″ of snow this winter.
Can’t find a soul who things Jason Heyward won’t start in RF for Atlanta opening day. Not one baseball pundit. Not one. If someone can find one please cut and paste and indicate reason.
For me Damon has some merit as our leadoff guy. First he is a winner and that ain’t a bad thing to have leading off your order. Sure he was on good teams but I don’t think it is a coincidence after numerous championships. Second, signing him would make probably Cabrera or McClouth expendable with Diaz as the roving 4th outfielder. My guess is McClouth would be odd man out especially with Shaefer on the rise depending on his ST performance. I just don’t see McLouth around much longer. With Damon the Braves would have a plethora of outfielders to choose from to trade for any weak spot that may develop in ST.
Given Damon would come relatively cheap (I guess) this could be the perfect year to acquire a player of his ilk seeing as how Shaefer will begin in Gwinnett. Sign him for one year at say 5-6 mil and see how it plays out down the road. Perhaps a small reason to acquire Damon is to give Cox that last piece of the puzzle to a championship during his last season. Not a big reason at all but perhaps it comes into play. A negative to Damon would be Boras but he looks a lot more favorable these days than say an Arn Tellum and Boras doesn’t have a lot of leverage with Damon right now. The other negative to Damon is the Braves really don’t have a glaring need for him at all just based on numbers and defense. It is the intangibles and will the Braves pay 5 mil+ to bet on the intangibles. Not sure. So we wait……
Rock on…..got a feeling it will be Lowe who rises up this year. Not expecting Hudson to make us forget Vazquez. Still see Hudson as our #4 guy to start out the year. Too many if’s on Hudson right now. Lowe should be our opening day pitcher IMO.
February 3rd, 20109:53 am
GboroBravo, I almost bumped Se7en for The Big Lebowski. I really loved Se7en when it came out, so I think it’s more of a nostalgia thing than an amazing movie. The Big Lebowski is a good one. I’ll put it at #6.
February 3rd, 20109:55 am
Anybody else a big fan of “The Royal Tenenbaums”? My personal favorite.
February 3rd, 20109:58 am
Top 10 movies, in no particular order:
1. Godfather II
2. The Usual Suspects
5. Schindler’s List
6. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
8. The Naked Gun
9. Million Dollar Baby
10. Big Fish
Honorable mentions to The Last King Of Scotland, Princess Bride, Stay and Rocky. I think my favorite individual scenes of all time are the Denzel flogging scene in Glory and the silent scream at the end of Godfather III – acting at its finest.
This probably isn’t the report you were talking about. Wren isn’t even quoted in this story.
Dusty, couldn’t agree more on In The Loop.The best, funniest satire I’ve seen since Thank You For Smoking a few years back. I missed it at the theatre, and someone on the blog recommended it to me, thankfully. I was laughing so hard at a few scenes, it was painful.
February 3rd, 201010:00 am
Daybed, I got the Criterion edition of The Royal Tenenbaums at some great price when a Tower Records was going out of business a few years ago. Really good movie.
February 3rd, 201010:01 am
Dang, this is too hard. I left out Raising Arizona, The Departed, Into The Wild…Big Trouble is a really, really funny stupid movie that bombed. Office Space, too.
February 3rd, 201010:02 am
Fear Of A Black Hat!
February 3rd, 201010:05 am
Finally saw Inglorious Basterds and two things come to mind. Don’t see how the German character Landa doesn’t win best supporting actor. Second without him the movie is overrated not to mention 3o minutes too long for the story line. Can’t see Basterds taking the top movie. It was a nice movie to me nothing more. Glad I caught it for $4 on Comcast.
Not sure anyone has mentioned “24″ this year but really have enjoyed the plots this year as opposed to last year. The last episode was slow until the last 5 minutes but overall it has been as usual riveting viewing.
Rock on…..the slopes at Winter Park await next week.
February 3rd, 201010:06 am
Don’t forget ” Ice Pirates ” and ” Spaceballs “
Daslied, for you and any other Spinal Tap fans, I’d highly recommend Anvil! The Story of Anvil, a documentary of the aging metal band of same name. Came out last year, and it was one of my favorite under-the-radar movies of ‘09. Like Spinal Tap, only it’s real. Hilarious, and at times quite sad. Rent it, you’ll like it.
February 3rd, 201010:08 am
Pacino was great in “HEAT”
February 3rd, 201010:13 am
Top 5 movies, that’s just too tough. I’m no movie critic, but if I could only watch 5 movies for a year, this is what I would pick(today, could change by tomorrow):
Stand By Me
Top 10 movies for me:
The Shawshank Redemption
Field of Dreams
A Clockwork Orange
The Big Lebowski
There’s Something About Mary
A Life Less Ordinary
Oh we are on greatest movies of all time are we? Cape Fear(original), Gone With The Wind, Caddyshack, Animal House, Goodfellas, GodfatherI, Field Of Dreams, The Great Escape, Dirty Harry, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
February 3rd, 201010:14 am
The morning misery tour continues: Yesterday the dentist for a crown, today the accountant for tax filing. (Gotta do that early every year because of spring training and start of season.)
February 3rd, 201010:17 am
arkansas transplant If they were to sign Damon, would it not cause them to have to trade an outfielder to make room for him on the 25 man roster?
nope, there is actually room for him on the 25 man, without trading anyone. it would mean not having a second backup infielder, or carrying 11 pitchers, but there is room for him.
DOB pointed out awhile ago that the 40-man is where adjustments would need to be made. its full right now.
People are still griping about a World Series loss in 1991. Isn’t it about time to let go of it after 20 seasons? Y’all are starting to sound like Anders griping that the Mets ONLY lost the Division for two years in a row by a single game. Time to move on.
Why not just appreciate the fact that the Smoltz/Morris game was one of the best ever in the World Series?
February 3rd, 201010:18 am
All these movies being mentioned and knows lists ….Zhivago???!!! Best made movie of all time in my book. And…….what about Sling Blade?! Seen greats list here however……for best made/most entertaining….The Sting is in top 5. It’s a Wonderful Life on many levels. Also…almost anything with Robert Duvall or Morgan Freeman.
February 3rd, 201010:21 am
Ice Pirates!!!! Oh heck yeah. I was trying to find He-Man cartoons for my 5 yr old last night on youtube and came across a snippet of the 1987 Masters of the Universe movie starring none other than Dolph Lundgren. Really funny stuff. I can’t believe I took it all so seriously back in the day.
I would imagine now that Avatar has shown the next generation of movie CG, get ready for every single cartoon in the past 30 years to get made into a movie. Speaking of Avatar, can some of you younger guys help me out. I though Avatar was a cartoon with little ninja kids, and aren’t they coming out with a movie about that called The Last Airbender? Is Cameron’s Avatar in any way related to that?
DOB…try starting your week with 6 non-cancerous lesions being frozen off your face, a tetanus shot, and an overall physical with fingers not where you want them. On my birthday to boot. How about that for a visual. I’ll take the crown and taxes.
February 3rd, 201010:23 am
What do you guys think of Primal Fear….loved that movie.
keylargo at 11:18pm (I know…that’s SO YESTERDAY)
No, Smith says he didn’t look back. That was his mistake. I think too much is made of the fakeout.
But, you know, I watched that game again the other day on mbl network and the Braves had several opportunities to score. You can’t blame it all on Lonnie. And, well, let’s give some credit to Morris, who pitched one of the best games in WS history. (And, of course, Smoltzie did too)
February 3rd, 201010:24 am
I watched Anvil: The Story of Anvil a few weeks ago, and I’d agree — very enjoyable movie. I’m not a heavy metal fan of music, but it’s no less enjoyable. The scene where they play Japan towards the end of the movie is really cool.
Don’t know what my top 10 would be, but some of my favorites off the top of my head would be:
The Royal Tenenbaums
Places In the Heart
Silence of the Lambs
Darius Goes West
The Last Waltz
Godfather I & II
The Big Lebowski
You Can Count On Me
February 3rd, 201010:32 am
Im with DOB. the Coen bros. have 3 in my top 10.
The big lebowski
Fargo (which is weird…cause im actually from fargo, and people hate that movie up here)
Burn after Reading
I havent seen it yet…but critics are saying A Serious Man is Coen Bros. best yet!
February 3rd, 201010:35 am
“Trust me, some of the Coens’ movies were on the lists that several other denizens had a month or so ago when we had this discussion.”
A recurring theme as it were DAVE?
February 3rd, 201010:37 am
gboro-Primal Fear is on my list (which I won’t give for the sixth time this year). Check out The Illusionist with Edward Norton, also. Great flick. Kaiser Sose meets Jane Austin in Venice. Norton is just one of the best and has been since Primal Fear-his first flick (to the best of my knowledge).
February 3rd, 201010:40 am
I’d also add…
The Shawshank Redemption
Dumb and Dumber
February 3rd, 201010:41 am
I’ll go on record once again…..GET DAMON!!!
February 3rd, 201010:42 am
Cameron’s Avatar is not related to the cartoon Avatar in any way.
February 3rd, 201010:43 am
-The Count of Monte Cristo (W/ James Caveziel)
-The Last Samurai
-The Godfather 1 & 2
-National Lampoon’s Vacation
-The Dark Night
-The Big Lebowski
In that order…
February 3rd, 201010:48 am
By the way, I initially went to see Avatar in a regular theater and thought that it was ok. Luckily for me, my brother talked me into going to see it again in IMAX 3-D. It was like a completely different movie. You see so much more in 3-D than you do in 2-D. It really was visually stunning. I went to the first show on a Saturday morning and it cost about half the price of a normal IMAX ticket.
February 3rd, 201010:49 am
Lew, yeah I have seen The Illusionist, enjoyed it quite a bit. American History X is another great movie of his. Have you ever seen The Score with him and De Niro, its a good watch nothing special though.
February 3rd, 201010:51 am
Another thing I might add is that Avatar in IMAX 3D would be in my top 2 or 3 as far as best movie-going experience. That includes plot, acting, effects, score and everything together.
Those thinking they are going to wait to see it when it comes out on Blu-ray…don’t even worry about it. When it’s not in the theater anymore it isn’t going to be close to the same movie.
February 3rd, 201010:54 am
gboro-No, haven’t seen the score. American History X was powerful, but I think I was turned off by the subject matter-didn’t enjoy it as much as some of Norton’s others, though his performance was scary good-as usual. Dude’s one of the best around, IMO (take that Grinch).
February 3rd, 201010:56 am
One of the better aspects of The Illuionist is you can actually watch it on movie night with your Lady. Beats hell out of having to watch Mama Mia or some such tripe (not that I’ve EVER been forced to watch it or anything).
February 3rd, 201010:57 am
Lew I agree, though he has done some particularly bad movies, The Italian Job and Pride and Glory…..one a lot of people haven’t seen is 25th Hour…I enjoyed quite a bit.
February 3rd, 201010:58 am
DOB, thanks for reminder about the Anvil movie – keep forgetting to pick that one up.
February 3rd, 201011:02 am
What about Planes, Trains and Automobles and There’s Something About Mary? Those have to be up there.
February 3rd, 201011:08 am
Top 10…no particular order
Bottle Rocket (Rushmore or Royal Tenebaums, just depends which one I saw more recently)
No Country For Old Men
There Will be Blood
Gangs of New York (Bill the Butcher is greatest character of all time)
Full Metal Jacket (and yes the 2nd half is very good)
The Princess Bride
Ok, so I named 11 but I couldnt allow myself to make a top 10 with out Braveheart
what are your thoughts on George Clooney? He is an outstanding talent. perhaps the Coen Bros. make him more appealing to me…He nails every character he has ever played…
Intolerable cruelty (still confused why this film tanked at the box office, still one of my favorites)
O brother where art thou
Burn after Reading
not to mention hes an avid baseball fan who once tried out for the Reds!
February 3rd, 201011:09 am
As you can tell there is a lull in baseball related topics. Can a Damon signing be in the near future? MLB.com doesn’t even mention Atlanta in connection with Damon anymore that I see. Probably means Atlanta will sign him at any moment.
February 3rd, 201011:17 am
Arkansas you’re killing me! That’s a blast from the past.
February 3rd, 201011:24 am
Ice Pirates is a classic!!
February 3rd, 201011:27 am
I’d have to include, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Platoon, Rain Man, Bull Durham, The Breakfast Club,and Hoosiers
February 3rd, 201011:36 am
Rock (Head) On – Re: your 9:52 – it is a perfect example of your idiocy. I disagree with almost every thing in it.
Try looking at the top of this page. ArkansasTransplant @ 9:38 has a link from NBC sports. No one who knows how to run a business would start Heyward in Atlanta. I guess that leaves you out.
em>Second, signing him would make probably Cabrera or McClouth expendable with Diaz as the roving 4th outfielder. My guess is McClouth would be odd man out.
McLouth will be the CFer in 2010. Without exception. He is simply the best OFer the Braves will start the season with.
A negative to Damon would be Boras but he looks a lot more favorable these days than say an Arn Tellum and Boras doesn’t have a lot of leverage with Damon right now.
Why is Boras a negative with Damon? He is a one year deal, if signed, and we already have Lowe and Jurrjens for multiple years with Boras.
Not expecting Hudson to make us forget Vazquez. Still see Hudson as our #4 guy to start out the year. Too many if’s on Hudson right now. Lowe should be our opening day pitcher IMO.
Hudson is the opening day pitcher. Lowe is #3
My guess is McClouth would be odd man out especially with Shaefer on the rise depending on his ST performance
I already told you McLouth is the CFer. Schafer is in Gwinett to start the year. Learn how to spell Schafer by the way, Rock Head.
LAST WALTZ…. greatest film ever made
February 3rd, 201011:38 am
My top 10 classic comedies, not necessarily in this order.
10. The Burbs
9. Coming to America
7. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
6. Ice Pirates
5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
3. National Lampoon’s Vacation
2. Planes Trains and Automobiles
1. Raising Arizona
With these honorable mentions:
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Weekend at Bernies
February 3rd, 201011:45 am
Couldn’t limit it to Top 10…here’s 12:
Silence of the Lambs
Requiem for a Dream
Waiting for Guffman
Children of Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
February 3rd, 201011:48 am
Saving Private Ryan,
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,
The Dark Knight,
The Empire Strikes Back,
The Bad News Bears (original),
Coming to America,
And I’m hoping for a movie called The Day the Braves Signed Johnny Damon
that would be my tenth
February 3rd, 201011:49 am
Ed Norton was fantastic in Primal Fear.
February 3rd, 201011:51 am
DOB, Friday the 13th, Rocky III and Surviving the Game were three movies I picked out of how many? You obviously chose to nit pick my movies to make your point that I have bad taste in movies. By the way, Surviving the Game is a good movie and it’s one of my favorites since I can put it in the DVD player every time and never get tired of watching it. A movie doesn’t have to be full of Oscar worthy performances for it to on somebody’s favorite list.
AtTheMike, you’re a little piss ant with bully fingertips. As an example, it’s people like you that are bullies in your car, but run like the wind when actually confronted face to face.
I’m ticked today!
February 3rd, 201011:53 am
joerochester and DOB, Clerks? Nerds are we?
Maybe the part when he lists off the porn movies in front of that lady is funny, but you still have to be major geek to sit through a movie with Jay and Silent Bob.
February 3rd, 201011:55 am
One of my favorites is Tender Mercies
February 3rd, 201011:56 am
ok, getting ready to head to the Charlotte event! You guys want me to just ask Frank about this Damon thing?
February 3rd, 201012:01 pm
Good grief, this O’Brien is talking this Damon stuff up like he has a good idea Atlanta has made an offer. As secretive as Wren and the Braves are, with the internet world and Olney,Rosenthal and a lot of other writers aching for something to write about you’d think we’d be reading something, anything about a possible Braves offer to Damon. Nope, nothing.
February 3rd, 201012:02 pm
February 3rd, 201012:03 pm
has anyone heard a peep about where jermaine dye is going to end up?
February 3rd, 201012:12 pm
PhuturePhan, see, now that’s comedy. Loved that and very true.
Six feet under, like everybody else
February 3rd, 201012:16 pm
February 3rd, 2010
Would you do that for me?
Ease in Buckhead
February 3rd, 201012:19 pm
TnBrian – I will do you two better…Rocky IV and Point Break…two of my favorites, and yet get ripped by the movie snobs…But I love them so!
February 3rd, 201012:20 pm
i just saw this linked at MLBTraderumors. It says basically that the giants lied about injuries to rich aurilla so they could put him on the DL. he says he was healthy…i know this happens, but for it to be made public…shouldnt selig do something to punish the giants?
February 3rd, 201012:21 pm
“I’d definitely have to say Skip Caray. Nationwide telecasts gave the entire country access to his calm, lovable demeanor and dry sense of humor. No one loved their job more than Skip and that was apparent in every single broadcast. He was a knowledgeable and passionate baseball fan that showed his love for the game in such an appealing way that he made it easy for people across the country to share that same love for the game. I can’t think of a better, more approachable ambassador for the game. Baseball owes a lot more to Skip Caray than it realizes.”
That sounds much more like how you’d describe Pete than Skip.
February 3rd, 201012:23 pm
phuturephan, thanks for the insight on dye. i was not referring to the VERY end. :- )
February 3rd, 201012:25 pm
Willy Wally-I’m pretty sure many more tuned in to listen to Skip than to Pete. Pete was an informed announcer, but Skip had all the personality in that group. Liked Ole Uncle Ernie, too.
February 3rd, 201012:28 pm
Ease in Buckhead, Point Break is one of my favorite flicks, mainly because the friend I went to it with in the theater as a teenager, died in a car accident a couple of years later. So it’s more nostalgic than anything.
But I’ve never confused that show for having good acting in it. That’s why it’s so hard for me to seperate and make a top ten list. I could probably create 10-15 categories (nostalgic of yester-youth being one of them), and then compile a top 10 list in each category.
Just too many good movies to narrow it down to 10 and 10 only. Though I can say that if I were to be stranded on an island (one with power of course) with a DVD player and only 10 DVD’s, Spinal Tap would be one of them. LOL
February 3rd, 201012:32 pm
“…but you still have to be major geek to sit through a movie with Jay and Silent Bob.”
I’ve never been a huge fan of Jay and Silent Bob. I did enjoy the first Clerks because it was the first flick I saw them in. In fact Dogma would be one of my favorite shows if it weren’t for Jay and Silent Bob. It’s still funny and a good show, but it would have been better without them.
I just don’t think they’re that funny to be recurring characters in multiple movies. That would be like Adam Sandler playing the same character in ever…. never mind.
February 3rd, 201012:33 pm
Ease in Buckhead, Rocky IV was good, but not as good as 3, imo. Point Break? I’ll pass, but I’ve seen worse.
Got some more goodies of mine:
– Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974/original)
– The Hills Have Eyes (2005)
– Back to the Future 2
– River Wild
– Boyz in the Hood
– Menace II Society
– Ace Ventura
– House Party
February 3rd, 201012:36 pm
Point Break is a movie I have to watch when it comes on, regardless of what else I’m doing or how many times I’ve seen it. Other movies like that, in no particular order…
Band of Brothers (not really a movie, but it is in a way)
Resident Evil (the first one)
Chronicles of Riddick (don’t ask why on this one, I don’t even know)
Any of the Bourne movies
February 3rd, 201012:37 pm
Willy Wally-I’m pretty sure many more tuned in to listen to Skip than to Pete. Pete was an informed announcer, but Skip had all the personality in that group.
Yes, Lew, and I was certainly one of those people. HOWEVER, those words used to describe Skip in the Olney column were more the way one would describe Pete than Skip. It was a little too flowery of a memory of Skip for my taste.
February 3rd, 201012:39 pm
Seriously, you’ll pass on Point Break for House Party? Do you have a table-top fro and a lot of multi-colored zumba pants?
February 3rd, 201012:40 pm
PhuturePhan says the greatest film of all time is the 1925 version of “Ben Hur” starring Francis X. Bushman. “Revenge of the Nerds” is a close second.
February 3rd, 201012:45 pm
Nobody has even mentioned Blazing Saddles yet.
TnBrian – See what we have done? Now we are getting lists of (closet) favorites, which I believe are more indicative of the individual and their tastes. The Wrestler may have been a great movie, but I will sit and watch the likes of Kickboxer, Bloodsport, Best of the Best, Rocky Balboa, etc any day of the week…
February 3rd, 201012:47 pm
Napoleon Dynamite is the funniest movie I have ever seen…(Aside from Blazing Saddles, and Space Balls of course )
February 3rd, 201012:48 pm
Ease in Buckhead,
Sounds like you and I have the same taste.
February 3rd, 201012:50 pm
I have to say though, Weird Science is one of my all time favorites too.
February 3rd, 201012:51 pm
Movies: I couldn’t keep it to 10, so I kept it to Categories;
Comedy:O’ Brother, Where Art thou
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Drama: All the Presidents Men
Fantasy: Lord of the Rings(Trilogy)
Musical: High Fidelity
That Thing You Do
Romance:You Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
Return to Me
Sentimental: Field of Dreams
It’s a Wonderful Life
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Violent: The Professional
V for Vendetta
Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
Western: High Noon
3:10 to Yuma(Crowe)
February 3rd, 201012:56 pm
Braves Fan Confidence Poll – http://bit.ly/cMoHCK
February 3rd, 20101:05 pm
ccrider – LOVE that list…and you even have the guts to list Sleepless in Seattle!
February 3rd, 20101:09 pm
N8, I agree with you on the categories…I listed favorite to watch. I know that Caddyshack doesnt hold a candle to Citizen Kane but if the were on at the same time, I would pick Caddyshack to watch during the commercials of whatever sporting event I am watching (only live tv I watch anymore and I have all the movies I love on DVD so that would be the only reason I am watching them on TV
Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, O Brother, Coming to America are all well up there and would be in the top 10 comedies.
February 3rd, 20101:17 pm
slow day on the blog…
I am an assistant soccer coach at a Division 3 University in Pennsylvania while I complete my MBA. We had two young men on campus today who are looking into the University and soccer program. Ever get that vibe from people that they just don’t look the part? Like someone tells you they are a doctor, but they are dressed real sloppy. Someone tells you they were a quarterback in high school, but he is about 5′4 130 pounds?
Anyway, these two kids talked about 2 minutes the entire visit, asked maybe 1 or 2 questions and just walked along. Mind you, my coaching staff has never seen these two kids play before, they showed interest in us. Just the hard knocks of Division 3 collegiate athletics I suppose.
February 3rd, 20101:23 pm
pryguy – one of the trouble with D-III athletics is the inability to offer athletic scholarships…I played D-III baseball as a science major…talk about a true student athlete and paying to play…Most coaches go on bio’s and stuff…there is just not usually a budget to recruit…
February 3rd, 20101:24 pm
Thanks Ease; I’m secure in my manhood: ex-cop
ccrider – AND You’ve Got Mail, glad I was never on your beat
February 3rd, 20101:25 pm
I am in my first year, fresh out of college. I am quickly realizing in Division 3 these athletes are mainly focused on their academics and looking to play competetively. We still recruit very good players, but I understand it’s more important to take care of those recruits that express interest in your university, rather than go out on a wild goose chase.
TnBrian “Maybe the part when he lists off the porn movies in front of that lady is funny, but you still have to be major geek to sit through a movie with Jay and Silent Bob.”
Have you never seen Mallrats?
February 3rd, 20101:27 pm
I’m going with Pacino’s character in “Donnie Brasco”. He was outstanding, especially the scene in his apartment when he knew his fellow mobsters were going to off him.
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