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  1. Week 15 - Rams vs Eagles - SNF

    Goff. Foles was getting relatively clean interiors of the pocket last night (in part because the refereeing crew refused to call some blatant holds that even I could see from the upper rows of the field level section on Donald) until the mid-4th quarter. We got away with some holding as well, but not at the rate the Eagles were allowed early on. But to Goff specifically, his footwork when the point of the pocket breaks down has gone to hell and I'm not sure if that's because Kupp's not there to be the safety valve he can rely on knowing exactly where he'll be, but I have a feeling that has something to do with it.
  2. When Cleveland starts having women in bikinis in freezing cold weather in the stands then (and only then) can they stake claim to being the better fanbase. Have some damn priorities, man!
  3. I'd like to point out that if Nick Foles is playing in a game involving the Rams, there's a little known requirement that Jeff Fisher must be coaching whatever team Foles is quarterbacking. I didn't write the rules, I'm just here to enforce them. Sorry Dougie McDuckets, you get to take the week off in favor of The Stache.
  4. Vikings fire OC John DeFilippo

    Given that Flip runs a conceptually-divergent scheme (particular in terms of philosophies) than Shurmur,.I'm really not buying for a second that he was brought in as a one-year buffer for Stefanski. If that were the case, they'd have brought in an experienced OC who ran an offensive scheme much more conceptually similar to Shurmur's. Having your players learn new concepts, new terminology, etc. for only one year with the aim of going back to what you were doing before is legitimately asinine and if that was Zim's intention he needs to have his head checked.
  5. Game of Thrones - Winter Is Here

    Yeah. The handwritten outline that he'd sent to his agent to try and get publishers on board back before he's ever even written the first book (and back when he was originally planning on it only being a trilogy) leaked out sometime in the last year or so. He basically detailed the 6(?) core characters he was going to be using to drive the intermingling stories and how he wanted to make a point as an author that the reader get the feeling that no character was safe. Other stuff it was supposed to feature was a Jon/Arya/Tyrion love triangle that sprouted out of Jon and Arya wanting to be together, even before his true parentage was known, but she was his "sister" and he'd already taken his oath to take no wife and father no children. Benjen Stark was the Lord Commander of the Watch. Joffrey actually fought in battles in the war between the Northmen and the Lannister throne - and was wounded by Rob at one point. Sansa married Joffrey, bore him a son, and chose Joffrey over her family. Talking Thrones has a whole YouTube video on it.
  6. Game of Thrones - Winter Is Here

    Ah yes, the original GRRM outline where Dany was supposed to kill Khal Drogo in vengeance of Viserys.
  7. Avengers: Endgame

    Well, as Nat's line from the teaser sums up, the snap wiped out 1/2 of all living beings (meaning all across the universe, I'm guessing - which means there are a lot of dead Groots somewhere too and that makes me a sad panda). But I feel like she's been spared at the very least as a plot device to give Tony a reminder of guilt (because, other than Drax and you could probably argue he might even be a shade more sensitive given what he'd already endured at Thanos' hands, she's the character least likely to offer sympathetic soothing and instead deadpan honesty - which I think allows her to have a plot action of reclaiming some of her own lost humanity... or whatever race she is... via being the only person there for Tony).
  8. Avengers: Endgame

    I've been kind of working over in my mind at what the things Strange would have been stalling to make sure happened and certain ones I feel like have to be prevalent: - Tony being alive AND Tony seeing/realizing that he can make Thanos bleed. (Thanos even comments on it, mockingly, but it's significant in my opinion that it ends up made clear that while, yes, an Asguardian god with an almighty ax can damage Thanos, so can a non-powered man with the aid of tech. - Nebula arriving on Titan. (That she's the only Guardian to not be killed/dusted is significant - and going back to the comics, she's actually the only other character to wield the gauntlet) - Possibly, but I'm not as convinced, Scott Lang entering the quantum realm/zone, but I'm more inclined to believe he was stalling for things that he could more immediately influence/ensure happening took place.
  9. Avengers: Endgame

    The bit that I'd used to challenge that guy's bit about the archive footage is that Scott is pretty clearly in his ExCon Security van (the same one that had the mini quantum gateway in the back - and, well, how would he still have that van and that company in the 80's or 90's if he came out of the time vortex in an early time period?
  10. Avengers: Endgame

    I saw someone point out that the surveillance cam video that Cap and Nat are watching that Cap comments on actually has an "archive(d)" tag on the screen. Also, the same guy had pointed out that if you go back and watch to when Strange finally does surrender the time stone to Thanos, he plucks it out of what would/had otherwise looked like a star in the sky in the background - and that much of what Strange had been doing with Thanos was stalling (presumably to ensure that certain benchmarks were achieved to ensure that they were on the course to the one outcome he saw where they could/would succeed). The suggestion was that he could have either been using the time stone himself or that he sent the time stone into a parallel reality wherein it could be used to achieve some means towards endgame.
  11. Avengers: Endgame

    I think an alternate reality is the tool definitely used to revive Loki. I don't know that they kill off Tony, mostly because it's almost become redundant that he's tried sacrificing himself and his own life on more than one occasion - the payoff doesn't seem as big anymore. Honestly, I could see them pulling a bit where Tony and Cap and ??? make the decision that they're going to sacrifice themselves to ensure victory and last minute Cap or someone else pulls a Bruce Willis from Armageddon. I wouldn't be shocked - though it really isn't necessary - if it left Tony crippled (I feel like there was some foreshadowing in the introduction of the paraplegic-remedying tech they used to get Rhodey up and walking again). I kind of feel like they may need/want to keep Tony around as a sort of (best example I can think of right now) Bruce Wayne type foil to Spidey's Terry McGinnis, so to speak. Maybe it's just me, but I don't feel like you can completely phase Tony Stark out until you've introduced or you're on the cusp of introducing Reed Richards and the Baxter Building, unless they're going to do some retconning of how SHIELD acquired/s their technological advances in Captain Marvel. However, I do think you can "retire" Tony from being Iron Man and more or less turn him into a Bosley to the Angels that successfully makes him an ancillary character to the next phase(s) rather than a key one. I am pretty confident (I think it may have already been confirmed) that we're getting an introduction of Kate Bishop in this, so Renner/Hawkeye is probably pretty likely a goner (and I would actually kill to see him and Nat go down Butch and Sundance style running into a Mexican Standoff). As to Wanda, it'll be interesting to see. I could see several different options for alternate realities for her - one in which her brother doesn't die and she actually gains greater control of her powers earlier on or, conversely, one where she and Vision are actually able to produce Speed and Wiccan.
  12. Vikings fire OC John DeFilippo

    I mean I bring it up largely because of something I noted in the post I just made above... Zimmer looks like he keeps pulling from the wrong part (the Dallas part) of his Rolodex with his OC hires (Norv being one of them). I don't know that you necessarily need to go directly from the Shanahan/Sieffert coaching tree to match Kirk up with the best scheme for him, but something that's more of a West Coast style scheme like what Shurmur ran is clearly a better fit than the Coryell is.
  13. Vikings fire OC John DeFilippo

    I think the later part is apt and shouldn't be ignored. Flip wasn't the Jesus offensive guru people thought he was, but i don't think that means he's garbage either. Flatly, Cousins wasn't a good fit for Flip's chosen scheme (notice, when he's had more mobile QB's, he's done considerably better), particularly when the OL started dropping like flies and underperforming in general. Obviously, there's a ding on Flip for not making an adjustment to that, but I do kind of have to ding Zimmer too because it seems like he went for the sexy name rather than the good fit. Gives at least a little reason to pause about Zim's coaching rolodex - but one would hope he'd look more to guys he had the chance to work with in Cincinnati rather than those from Dallas as the Air Coryell or similar varietals really don't seem to complement the offensive talent on the Vikings. Dare I say it? Hue might actually not be a bad option if they don't take a shine to what the get/see from this promoted QB coach.
  14. Vikings fire OC John DeFilippo

    So.... Norv
  15. Avengers: Endgame

    I need it too. I'm not optimistic about it happening, if only because while it would be a great money grab - and I think even if it wasn't the Russos, you'd have directors lining up to do some of the Gruenwald story arcs; personally, I'd kind of kill to see them do Steve Rogers vs Burnside/Monroe (and if they wanted to cast John Cena as Burnside, I'd be all for it). But I don't have faith in Disney to do it. At this point, I'm just holding out hope that I'm right about the Wakandan purple flower being the secret ingredient in Erskine's super serum and thus Steve being able to go to the Elder Plane when he dies, since we saw with Killmonger that the Plane can take on a different appearance from person-to-person, it's possible that ballroom in Brooklyn is the appearance Steve's Plane takes on.
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