published Friday, October 5th, 2012

5-at-10: UT Vols mailbag, underrated comedies and referees

Before we get started, we'd like to wish a happy 50th birthday to James Bond the movie character. It was 50 years ago today that he made his debut. And while we had prepared something on it, Thursday was busy and the mailbag got stuffed rather quickly, so here's the Reader's Digest version: Connery was the best Bond; Daniel Craig (the current one) is pretty dang good. As for the best movie, well, there's Dr. No way anyone could peg just one. Just know this, today is the 50th birthday of the most popular movie character ever.

From the "Talks too much studios" on to the mailbag...

From CelticVol

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    Mike Shula runs onto the field before Alabama's game against the University of Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in this file photo.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Tennessee Vols are so close to getting over the hump. But will it be close enough for Tennessee fans? I got to thinking about something this past weekend and I wanted to hear what you had to say. Everybody wants to be where Alabama is at right now. They’re on top of the world. They get whatever player they want and I think you have to give Nick Saban 99.9% of the credit. Do you think Mike Shula left Alabama in as bad of a shape as Fulmer/Kiffin left Tennessee?

Of course everyone wants to be where Alabama is right now. Yes, Nick Saban deserves a huge amount of the credit — and his $5 million-plus pay check — for Alabama's juggernaut, but the Tide were able to get atop the heap in two years under Saban in large part because of the groundwork laid by Mike Shula.

Shula left Alabama in a much more workable situation than what Derek Dooley inherited. In fact, the house of cards and smoldering ashes Dooley picked up is more comparable to the mess Shula got when he arrived at the Capstone. Remember, Mike DuBose had imploded in 2000 and was fired. Two promising years of Dennis Franchione were halted when Dennis bolted for his "dream job" at Texas A&M. Then Alabama hired Mike Price, who never coached a game before the scandal about his "extracurricular" activities and his famous exchange with a stripper in a hotel room:

Stripper: "Roll Tide coach."

Price: "It's already rolling."

So Shula took over a program looking for stability and accountability. It needed balance and calming force. Shula provided those, he just did not win enough. And after going 26-23 in four years — including a 10-win season in 2005 — Shula got got.

The comparison is not between what Saban and Dooley inherited, because there is no comparison. Remember, the bulk of Saban's 2008 Sugar Bowl team was Shula's guys. Guys like John Parker Wilson, Antoine Caldwell, Andre Smith and Rashad Johnson mixed with the newcomers in Saban's 2008 recruiting class — the greatest single haul in the modern recruiting era — to get the Tide rolling. And it's really rolling now.

The comparison is between the messes picked up by Dooley and Shula respectively. Shula was not allowed/not able to complete the rebuilding project, but he poured some of the concrete. And whether you believe Shula deserved one more year, not even Shula's mom would think her baby boy would have the Tide where Saban does.

Shula, four years, 29-26 overall, 13-19 in the SEC

Dooley, 2-plus years 14-16 overall, 4-14 in the SEC

And those comparisons between Dooley and Shula are going to yield similarly difficult questions in the months and years ahead.


From KAus

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    Tennessee defensive backs Brent Brewer (17) and Justin Coleman (27) walks off the field during the Vols game against Georgia at Samford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 51-44.
    Photo by Patrick Smith /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

This is a big bye week... In my opinion we couldn't have picked a better week to be on a bye. In our first 5 games we have played 2 teams that are currently in the top 10 and lost to both... but we are coming off a tough (gutty) four quarter performance against the Dawgs. Now is the absolute best time for Dooley to make personnel changes. Also a great time for Sunseri to figure out how in the world we can contain teams and keep them from bouncing the ball outside. We are in the heart of our schedule and if during this bye week we can get our defense to settle in and just limit our big plays then we will be in any ball game that we play from here on out. Not saying that we will win all the games but I feel like we can squeak out at least one upset and beat the teams that we are supposed to beat. If what I said holds true, are you as a Vols fan happy with an 8-4 season? GBO!!!

Welcome to the show and feel free to swing by anytime.

We are going to write a column in Saturday's TFP about different things UT fans can do today to truly enjoy the bye week. Anyone got any suggestions?

That said, KAus, you're spot on that this is the perfect time for UT's bye week. They went into the off week knowing they played hard and well at times against a top-five foe. But they also know there is plenty of work to do.

As for the personnel changes, we think LaDarrell McNeil is going to be more involved in the secondary. That's a good thing. We think Tennessee's kickers are still going to kick. That's a not-so good thing.

Two things we'd like to see: Brent Brewer move to linebacker and Cordarralle Patterson in the Wildcat. (Side question: With our brother LaDarrell and our other brother Cordarrelle on the roster, if you have 'Darrell' anywhere in your name, wouldn't you instantly have UT atop your list? What say you Darrell Patterson?)

As for KAus' question, we believe 8-4 would be a marked step forward. First off, to get there, UT would have a win over a ranked foe and erase the glaringly and glowing 0-12 that is Dooley's record against ranked opponents. Secondly, 8-4 would likely mean a decent bowl destination because, a) UT travels well, b) the Vols would be on at least a four-game winning streak, and c) UT still has appeal.

Now 8-4 will not cool the heat completely on Dooley's seat, and at 8-4, the outcome of the bowl game becomes huge, Huge, HUGE for Dooley and the Vols. There's a lot more than one game difference between 9-4 and heading into the winter at 8-5 with a loss.

But, we believe Johnny Vols Fans everywhere would be happy with 8-4 if Dooley could pull of the monster recruiting coup of getting Bray, Hunter and Patterson to stay. An 8-4 mark with those three cats back means UT opens 2013 in the top 15.

Oh, the paychecks would be nice, but making a living depending on the whims of 18-22 kids would cause a few dozen headaches a day. Calgon take us away.


From Tiger

Wow!!! Thanks for the Braves tickets for Friday. That is way better than expected. And go Dawgs by a TD. Just wanted to write and say thanks for doing the contests and having this thing every morning. It's a good way to start my day and I don't know about everybody else but more times than not I start checking the clock and your site a few minutes before 10 and thinking "What crazy stuff is he going to have today?" (I loved the pregame speech and the Braveheart picks was nice.)

I don't really have a question. Well I kinda do — what's your most underrated comedy movie?

See you around and thanks again.

Glad to and enjoy the game. And if you are lurking around waiting on the 5-at-10, is there a chance you're doing it at 5 til 10. Hhhmmmmmmmm.

OK, couple things here: First a wise newspaper buddy or ours once told us that in this world, think of a book of matches, and that's the grand total of exclamation points you get to use. Tiger just went through three. And secondly, when you start a sentence with "I don't really have a question. Well I kinda do —" the end of that needs to be something trite like what do you have for breakfast (2 cups black coffee; 1 breakfast bar; 5 sports things at 10 a.m.). Not some home run question like "Underrated comedies." Sweet buckets of truth and syrup, we need more coffee.

...

OK, we're back and we're ready for a big-boy question. Now more times than not, when we give an answer, we're right and that's all there is to it. Well, unless the Mrs. 5-at-10 is involved. Or our kids. Or our mom. Or Paschall. Or most of the folks in the neighborhood. And there's our bosses at work. And Weeds. Well, you get the idea. When we give an answer to the neighbor's dog, that puppy knows we're spot on.

Anyway, most underrated comedy movies is dependent on 1) your tastes in comedies (we've never been much of a Woody Allen guy) and 2) your definition of underrated, because one of the ones on our list may not seem underrated to some but we contend it's an all-timer that does not get the proper respect.

So here's our top 5 of underrated comedies, and gang, feel free to toss some out — we're certain we'll forget at least two. And remember, this list is pulled for different reasons and values of the meaning of underrated:

"The Jerk" (should be ranked among the best ever but rarely is, and is amazingly rewatchable 30-plus years later)

"Better off Dead" (John Cusack had a run of subtle greatness in the 1980s: From bit roles in "Class" and "Sixteen Candles" to stellar run form 1985-89 that included "The Sure Thing," "One Crazy Summer," "Stand by Me," "Eight Men Out" and "Say Anything.")

"Role Models" (Paul Rudd is the modern day John Cusack)

"Dodgeball" (Heck, the ESPN Ocho scenes with Cotton and Pepper could spawn a sequel. And the 5-at-10 is not a Ben Stiller fan.)


From Stewwie (in daily conversation)

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    In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, officials walk towards the field for an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

I think overall the NBA refs are good (and WAY better now than 10 or 20 years ago)...and the new flop rules will help them look even better. That said which has the best collection of refs/umps, and which has the worst?

NBA, NCAA b-ball, MLB, Baseball Minors, NFL, NCAA football?

This question was so good we wanted to pull it out and explore.

First off, we agree with the sentiment that the worst refs are the ones that hold some belief that the crowds and the TV cameras are there for them. Of that list, here's our ranking and reasoning why (and the NFL referees are riding an unprecedented wave of popularity because we all got to see how much better they are than the common folk. And that's a good reminder for all walks of officiating):

NFL refs — This is the high-water mark for NFL refs. Enjoy it gang.

NBA — Stew said it well and this group is way, Way, WAY better than they used to be. Plus, this group has to deal with the face-to-face challenge of being right there under the microscope of fans, players and coaches. NBA refs do a great job of give-and-take with the players — something from which the MLB umps could learn.

NCAA football — The upper-echelon conferences, especially the SEC, have guys that are really good. The lower leagues not so much.

Minor league baseball — These folks work at their craft and are obviously the most motivated.

NCAA hoops — There are some good ones; there are some that do not know the rules. No group is more affected by home-court advantages and intimidated by rockstar coaches.

MLB — This group is the most stubborn and the most self-indulgent. Could you imagine a three-step hopping offside call that mirrored some of the umps' third-strike punchouts?


From Daily Reader

Mr. 5 at 10,

A friend of mine who is a friend of yours passed along you blog and I wanted to say I really enjoy it.

I appreciate the fact that you can have a discussion and nobody starts arguing about every little thing. It's even funny every now and then.

I have a question though. For those of us that are kind of new, could you explain some of terms you use regularly. Thanks and thanks for the column.

Thanks for swinging by. And we're happy to be funny — every now and then.

This is a very question and we know we'll forget some of the regular terms we use, so if some of the regulars remember some, feel free.

Here goes:

F-O-I-B sports colum — This stands for family-oriented, internet-based sports column, and is bandied about when the language turns blue. Think about the kids gang.

We love the draft. You know this. — A common refrain that stands as a testament to the 5-at-10's strange devotion to the NFL draft.

Awesome in its awesomeness — The highest of praise.

Pretend _ — Fill in the blank of a person who we pretend to interview. Common suspects are Les Miles and Jon Gruden. Pretend Al Davis was a regular until he passed. Moment of silence please. That will do.

"Talks too much studios" — The name picked by readers last year since, well, the 5-at-10 can get rather wordy.

Johnny _ Fans — Whatever the team, be it Vols, Dogs, Mocs, Tigers, whatever, this is their fan base on an individual fan.

Not that there's anything wrong with that — A shout out to the great Seinfeld refrain when the reporter thought Jerry and George were gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

BID-ness — This is business. We're just old-school hip-hop like that.

Some hints — You never can tell when a movie quote may appear. And there's no such thing as a dumb comment, well, except for some of the stuff Spy says.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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chas9 said...

Jay-- Do you like the cool breeze with your pants down?

The discussion of The Vols' prospects is edifying and all, but what's with the eight win assumption? Don't you think the smart money would place the over-under at seven? If you think eight, I'd like to bet you $10,000.

For one dollar, I'll guess you, weight, your height, or your sex. And that's easier with your pants down.

October 5, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.
TennFlyer said...

Great column today (as usual) five more underrated comedies: 1) Spaceballs - Bill Pullman goes from Lone Starr to President in Independence Day 2) Dragnet -- Hanks and Ackroyd 3) Spies Like Us -- The scene when they think they are going to die and everyone "hooks up" 4) 1941 -- Spielberg does comedy, some guy named Belushi 5) Gung Ho -- So PC incorrect. George Wendt, Michael Keaton, Ron Howard directing

October 5, 2012 at 11 a.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

We think the over/under before the season was 7, and we could see it being 7.5 right now. But the question was would Johnny Vols Fans be happy with 8-4 and we say, "Most of them."

Ah, it's a profit deal. That takes all the pressure off. Come and guess your weight and win some crap.

And Navin R. Johnson's life lessons from his adopted father before heading out on his own is comedy gold:

Lord loves a working man

Don't trust Whitey

If you catch it, see a doctor and get rid of it

TennFlyer —

Thanks. Love Gung Ho. We could have a Rushmore of underrated Michael Keaton comedies with Gung Ho, Mr. Mom, Johnny Dangerously and Night Shift.

And Spies Like Us is another good call. When Chevy Chase was cheating on the test... High comedy.

How did Dan Akroyd land Donna Dixon, who was bringing a 96-mph knuckleball back in those days?

— 5-at-10

October 5, 2012 at 11:28 a.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent —

9er- It's because the question asked about 8-4. Mississippi State is the big game on the schedule at this stage. Over/under should be 7.5. I still maintain anywhere from 5 to 9 should not be classified as surprising....We know next to nothing about the Vols a month in. Next Saturday tells us a LOT more about the Vols. The next two weeks will tell us a lot more about Mississippi State too (yes- I just included UK as a game that will tell us a lot about Mississippi State. It's their first road game against an SEC team).

AND

By the way-

Is anybody ready for some BASEBALL???????

GO BRAVES!

October 5, 2012 at 11:29 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Stuck —

Yes, we are ready for some playoff baseball, which is awesome in its awesomeness. We had a couple of baseball questions we could have included, but we went where we went. So it goes.

Side note: Got a release from the Braves today that they have set their roster for today's Wildcard game. It's 25 players like normal but only nine pitchers so Fredi G has a much deeper bench to work with.

Here's the Braves' roster for today's win-or-hug-Chipper-for-the-final-time tilt against St. Louis:

PITCHERS (9): Luis Avilan (LH), Chad Durbin (RH), Cory Gearrin (RH), Tim Hudson (RH), Craig Kimbrel (RH), Kris Medlen (RH), Mike Minor (LH), Eric O’Flaherty (LH) and Jonny Venters (LH)

CATCHERS (3): J.C. Boscan, Brian McCann and David Ross

INFIELDERS (8): Jeff Baker, Freddie Freeman, Eric Hinske, Chipper Jones, Lyle Overbay, Tyler Pastornicky, Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla

OUTFIELDERS (5): Michael Bourn, Jose Constanza, Jason Heyward, Reed Johnson and Martin Prado

October 5, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.
fechancellor said...

Have mentioned this gem before and will do so again--Easy Money-- staring Rodney Dangerfield combining a strong cast with some terrific writers. This a strong first outing for Rodney.

Johnny Dangerously is all about the camp film starring Michael Kenton, Marylou Henner and a hilarious cast of stars taking cameo turns.

Ten Ring, have no idea what to expect other than old shcool smash mouth fotball when Polk County invades the Eagle's Nest. My "Little Smart Pill Machine" tosses me nothing but losers. It must be exhausted from over use.

October 5, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.
jgreeson said...

FE to the C —

Loved Easy Money. Great turn for Pesci there and Rodney at the height of his powers.

There will be a lot of smash and a lot of mouth — in the end we see Reese being the difference in a 35-34-type of game. You can know this: With the can-yo-stop-this offensive approach, Signal is going to play some exciting games.

And the word we're hearing is there was a surprise recruiter at Signal today...

— 5-at-10

October 5, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.
fechancellor said...

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October 5, 2012 at 11:52 a.m.
jgreeson said...

FE to the C —

Yes we heard a big-time assistant was ROLL-ing into town. Could be for the fresh air. And it was a spectacular drive coming down the hill this morning.

5-at-10

October 5, 2012 at 12:04 p.m.
sportsfan said...

Jay - Best Bond Movie is every one that Sean Connery was in. Concur that Mr. Craig is good, but no match for Sir Connery. Don't know about underrated, but best comedies for me:

Animal House Anchorman Stripes Biloxi Blues Young Frankenstien

As an aside, any of the old Three Stooges shows were hilarious...

October 5, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.
chas9 said...

Medlen is golden. Bet half the house.

Stucky--Take KY and the points tomorrow and bet the other alf.

Michael Keaton is high on my list of under-rated actors.

Connery is golden. He's the man with the Midas touch.

October 5, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.
fechancellor said...

Sspportsfan, I'd add the Freshman with Brando, P.A. Miller, Matthew Broderick, Maximilian Schell and Bruno Kirby. Burt Parks does an hiliarious turn as the entertainment.

October 5, 2012 at 12:38 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Fan —

Animal House was the first runner-up off our list. That one and Coming to America — two that are on the short list of all-timers in our book — seem underrated for how funny they were.

And Stripes is golden — like Medlen.

9er —

You think UK plus the 10 is golden? What about UK minus-13 like it was on Monday?

FE to the C —

Freshman was very well done. Bruno Kirby is a fine actor. Look at dude's ranging credits from Godfather II to Freshman to City Slickers to Harry Met Sally.

— 5-at-10

October 5, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.
jomo11 said...

Jay- as you know I am not a Vols fan, therefore let me give you my thoughts. The comp between Dooley and Shula is interesting. Both "Daddy's boys", so far those types of head coaches have been mediocre at best. The Bowden boys, Shula have all 3 been fired. 7 wins or 8 wins, what difference does that make. I think UTK never should have hired Dooley in the first place. When Hamilton put himself in a corner saying " I will have a coach by the end of the weekend" he dramtically narrowed the field. You should never be in a rush to hire a coach because you are afraid of falling behind on one recruiting class. That having been said, There is no eveidence that Dooley will ever be highly succesful. Not to beat a dead horse, but Dooley's conference record at Louisana Tech was 12-12. I know, La Tech is not a great place, but in its own conference a good coach would have a better record over 3 years. If the UTK fan base is ok with a nice looking guy who stays out of trouble and runs the program with class, but is NEVER a 10 or 11 win, championship coach, Dooley is their man. If the Vols want a championship coach they need to make a change. AND the model is like Alabama and S. Carolina pay big dollars to one of the top 5 coaches and if he turns you down offer him more til he says yes. . . .and it may take time and you might lose out on a recruiting class by waiting til after New Years to hire a coach . .so what ! . . .throw money at Stoops, Patterson, Peterson, Kelly at Oregon, or whoever else is a proven winner. . . if that doesnt work or the Admin at UTK doesnt want to do this then as Obama says Hope and pray . . . I personally think that Hart will make a change and bring in his "own guy" or try and make a splash to help his ( Hart's ) crumbling current image after the Summitt fiasco . . . but again, Im not a UTK alum, so they can do whatever they want, but bottom line Dooley will never win BIG at UTK

October 5, 2012 at 1:57 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

jay-

Cusack was only in a "bit" part in "Stand By Me". He played Will Weaton's older brother who was killed in a car wreck that we learn about via narration early in the movie. He only appears in two "flashback" scenes.

Though bringing it up reminds a lot of the fact that STM is probably one of the greatest kids movies (despite the R rating) ever made. That and the Goonies. Most kids movies nowadays are BS (as in Beyond Stupid). I personally think "School of Rock" was one of the last great kid flicks ever made regarding comedy.

Okay, just came up with a good Rushmore: Underated kids flicks. Rookie of the Year (Gary Busey is golden as a soon-to-be-declared washed-up pitcher), The Sandlot (Slapstick version of Stand By Me minus the dead body), Diary of a Wimpy Kid-the first movie (She's a girl! What am I suppose to grab?!) and old school: Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (Okay, it's library time. I got three Playboys here).

October 5, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.
Stewwie said...

Good rankings in your answer to my question. No doubt the NFL refs are on top of the world right now. And they probably have the hardest job of any set of refs/umps on the list. I figured MLB and NCAA b-ball would be at the bottom for reasons you stated.

More frequent Jay-isms:

"Swing by if you get the chance...don't cost nothin'."

"That's a great Great GREAT call." (Or any word written three times with the progressive emphasis.)

"See what we did there?"

"Amen and pass the biscuits." (What's the origin on this one by the way?)

October 5, 2012 at 2:09 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Interesting piece of your post: How does the Summitt debacle that could get a lot worse affect Dooley? Could help, could hurt — we can see each.

Run JMC —

We loved, Loved, LOVED Stand By Me. We'll put it out there that it was the best-acted teenage and pre-teenage movie ever. What a cast. And we lost a super-talent when River Phoenix kicked.

Sandlot was excellent; there was no other Bad News Bears movie ever made other than the original — we will not debate this.

Stew —

Thanks for the help.

All of those are excellent.

As for the last one, well, the 5-at-10's Nanny could slap cook her apron off. She could really go. And she made homemade biscuits that were shut-your-mouth good and we so looked forward to getting them warm, that the story became that after the prayer, we raised to the biscuits even before the food like.

So then it became so wise-cracking, big-headed kid's idea to end the prayer with "Amen and pass a biscuit." It took on a life of its own, but the Southern Baptists in attendance that day were less than thrilled.

Amen... and pass the biscuits.

— 5-at-10

October 5, 2012 at 2:21 p.m.
chas9 said...

Jay--Even Baptists have to love this one: "Good food, good meat. Gettin' late, let's eat."

How come the show made a big deal over the triple crown thingie, but no mention of the historic, never-before win by T.R. in the mascot race?

October 5, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.
jomo11 said...

The Summitt debacle could very well have an effect on Dooley, it will almost certainly have an effect on Hart. If the fanbase thinks Hart forced Summitt out, Hart will have a hard time ever being eccepted at UTK. He could however divert that attention by making a change with Dooley OR it could neuter Hart's power for however long he is in Knoxville. . . .and if things get worse or the fanbase gets more evidence that Hart fired Summitt then Hart's stay could be very short and that would give Dooley a reprieve . . .or other powers could intervene and fire Dooley without Hart's final call. . .lots of variables . . but regardless this ( Summitt debacle ) has the potential of being VERY ugly on many fronts

October 5, 2012 at 2:52 p.m.
chas9 said...

And did you catch that the Harrison twins (Rex and George) say they'll be at UK for four years? Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

October 5, 2012 at 2:52 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

Teddy's win was eye-popping. So eye-popping in fact we think the fix was in. Some where the Washington Generals just said, "ah crud."

Rex and George are pledging to stay four years, huh? What's the over under 1.5? 2 at the most?

Jomo —

Agree. Not sure where this matter is right now, but you're spot-on in that it has the potential to be VERY ugly in K-Vegas.

October 5, 2012 at 3:24 p.m.
jomo11 said...

WOW - So in an affidavit Summitt says she was forced out by Hart, Now she issues a press release ( today ) that she quit on her own ? . . .what is the truth ? Who is lying ? . . Summitt ? Hart ? Jennings ? all of them ?

October 5, 2012 at 3:25 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Cuh-razy stuff.

This is getting sticky.

— 5-at-10

October 5, 2012 at 4:47 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Umm ... yeah ... thanks for the encouragement to the self-esteem, 5. You know how I fragile I am (or ... fra-gee-lay).

Underrated comedy? I still say Honeymoon in Vegas with Nic Cage and Jimmy Caan. In a goofy sort of way, so was Armed and Dangerous with Eugene Levy and the late and very great John Candy.

I concur on Dragnet and Spies Like Us (just used the Emil Muzz reference in the office a few minutes ago ... big ... bad ... stupid-lookin'.). Kinda hard to call Animal House underrated, since it's one of the top five movie comedies of all time.

Kingpin needs to be on there too. Spies Like Us made me think of Vanessa Angel (and she was) and that made me think of Kingpin. I ain't goin in the gutter with this, 5. Cut that out.

October 5, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

I hope Coach Pat isn't being taken advantage of, by either side.

Underrated: A Fish Called Wanda, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Back to the Future, Quick Change, Shaun of the Dead.

If Dooley and the Vols can't beat State, he's done.

Top Bond flick: Goldfinger.

October 5, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Could not agree more Laughing Boy on best Bond film. Best villian. Best femme fatale. Best henchman. Best Bond line ever:

"Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?

"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!"

Plus, it has golf and horse racing. Diamonds Are Forever is not far behind, with Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint as the henchmen whose lifestyle, well, not that's there anything wrong with that.

October 5, 2012 at 5:35 p.m.
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