published Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

5-at-10: NFL POW-er Poll, Day 2 of Dooley's biggest work week

We looked back at yesterday's marathon and wanted to thank all the brave souls who sacrificed half the morning to get through all that. Remember the Friday mailbag if you have something you want to ask about, and we're looking for a new contest in the coming days — who knows first prize may be two tickets to an Auburn game; last prize may be four tickets to an Auburn game. (Thanks Lewis Grizzard.)

From the "Talks too much studios," here we go...

NFL POW-er poll

Want the fundamental difference between the NFL and college football? In the NFL you can't overpay talent and need depth that can be coached. In college football you can't overpay coaches who can land talent and recruit depth.

Look at the best teams with the best record in the NFL, and other than Jim Harbaugh, there's hardly an "it" coach on the list.

In the AP top 5, there's Saban, Chip Kelly, Spurrier, hotshot Dana Holgorsen and Will Muschamp.

1) Atlanta Falcons (5-0): There's being 5-0, and that's the most important stat in the NFL. Then there's dominating the game-winning categories: Atlanta is second in third-down percentage (48.5), first in penalties (16) and penalty yards (127) and first in turnover margin (plus-10). Those numbers — and a legit MVP candidate at QB in Matt Ryan — equals 5-0 and a bright future.

2) Houston Texans (5-0): Painful win over the New York Jets on Monday night. The 23-17 win was marred by the loss of defensive leader Brian Cushing to a knee injury. That said, J.J. Watt may be the best defensive player you haven't heard of before Monday. Dude showed out against the Jets.

3) San Francisco 49ers (4-1): The 49ers have the best scoring margin (plus-81) in the — cue the Ron Jaworski music — NATIONAL FOOT-ball LEAGUE. That's a pretty stout stat by the way. Here's the top five in scoring margin: San Fran (plus-81), Chicago (plus-78), Houston (plus-76), Atlanta (plus-55), New England (plus-52). Those teams are a combined 21-4.

4) Chicago Bears (4-1): Winners of three straight, the Bears are in the precarious place of knowing they have Super Bowl talent across the board, and have to put their chips all in with well-dressed-but-not-always-well-prepared Jay Cutler at quarterback. Side question: If we say the name Lance Briggs, do you think "Was that the character Andrew McCarthey played in (fill in the blank on a mid-to-late-80s teenage angst movie)?" or future NFL Hall of Fame linebacker who is a poet warrior?

5) Baltimore Ravens (4-1): Read the above paragraph and take out well-dressed (but leave in not always well prepared) and change Jay Cutler to Joe Flacco. Another similarity, both the Bears and the Ravens have closing championship windows because of defenses that are getting long in the tooth.


UT-Miss State, Day 2

We spoke Monday about the stakes of Saturday's 9 p.m. kick in Starkville for Derek Dooley and our ace columnist Mark Wiedmer thinks UT will win 28-17.

More from Weeds: He drew the hinted comparison and suggestions from Monday that since Mullen is 5-0 in his fourth year at Mississippi State, could Dooley have a similar turn next fall?

Let's examine the learning curves of these programs over the last few falls: The Vols have landed the more heralded recruits; the Bulldogs have produced more talent (six NFL draft picks, including two first-rounders, in the last two years; UT had three players picked in the last two drafts).

MSU coach Dan Mullen was 21-17 and 9-15 after three years in the SEC; Dooley is about to reach the halfway point in his third season and is 14-16 and 4-14.

Whether Dooley gets (or deserves) the chance to start a fourth season in Knoxville as well as Mullen has started his fourth season in Starkville could hinge greatly on the events of Saturday night.

We said this yesterday, and we believe it — barring something unforeseen, 7-5 is the baseline of acceptable for these Vols and for Dooley to keep his job. And UT can get to 7-5 even with a loss Saturday. Is that desired or even good? No, of course not. But that's how we view the current status of the state of events in Knoxville.

Of course, a 7-5 situation does not answer the questions that a certain group of Johnny Vols Fans have about whether Dooley be the answer in Knoxville. A 7-5 situation does not turn down the heat on the orange seat of the most important chair in Knox County. A 7-5 situation is the baseline, neither better nor worse than what was expected, and after a tumultuous half-decade in Vols Nation, the improvement and the mediocrity that is 7-5 (especially with two NFL wide outs and an NFL-talented QB) may be the baseline, but it certainly would feel mighty flat.


UT legal unrest

We were asked Monday about the ongoing legal unrest between Debby Jennings and the UT athletic department, including UT AD Dave Hart.

Back story: Dave Hart was hired 13 months ago to be the UT AD. He had spent time as the AD at FSU and in the athletic department at Alabama.

When Hart arrived, one of his early objectives was to merge the men's and women's athletics department. Tennessee was one of the last programs with two separate athletic arms, and Hart merged them to save money. That makes sense of course. As with almost all mergers, jobs were eliminate and people were asked to go, which is always tough stuff. There are a few lawsuits pending from the decision and the transition, including the one filed by Jennings, who has claimed she was treated unfairly because in large part of her gender and age. Added note: There were accusations by the former FSU softball coach, JoAnne Graf, that Hart was a "bully" to women directly and indirectly in Tallahassee.

This hit the national wires last week when an affidavit given by Pat Summitt as part of the Jennings' suit was released that said in part that she initially felt forced out by Hart. Summitt has since released the following statement:

"I did not then, and I do not now, feel that I was "forced out" by the University. Anyone who knows me knows that any such effort would have met with resistance. If my affidavit has caused confusion on that point, it needs to be dispelled. It was entirely my decision to step down from my position as Head Coach of women's basketball at the University of Tennessee."

The key words there for us are "such an effort would have been met with resistance." And we agree with that, and if Summitt had wanted to stay the coach, all it would have taken was a news conference saying that she wanted one more year.

Let's for a second assume for kicks and giggles that Dave Hart wanted her out in March (which on its face is silly since a Summitt farewell tour would have made the women's basketball program the most watched and followed female sports team on the planet). Let's assume the meeting happened and Hart came in with the world's worst "barefoot and pregnant routine" and said "You're not a wartime consigliere Pat. Things may get tough with the moves we're trying to make." Pat answered: "Maybe I could help." Hart retorts: "You're out Pat."

If that scene — as crazy as it may sound — had happened, and if Pat didn't want it, she could have stopped it with the wave of her whistle. Call Big Jim Haslem. Call a news conference. Heck, the meeting Pat referenced in the affidavit was in Chicago before the NCAA tournament, and all Pat would have needed to do was take the mic before an NCAA tournament game an offered a, "Hey gang, wanted to share that Dave Hart has asked me to step down, so this will be my last run. Any questions?" and the Internet would have melted.

As to whether there are legal implications to Pat's affidavit and then subsequent statement, we say no. We think Pat was trying to do Debby Jennings a solid by being a character witness to Debby's contributions — the first page of the affidavit is about Jennings' professional work — and the story turned to that meeting with a casual and likely calculated question from Jennings' attorney.

We believe that there was likely some passionate discussions in the Chicago meeting about Summitt's job and her future and that the only people that know exactly what happened there are Summitt and Hart. And let's say Summitt and Hart come to this idea of head coach emeritus and the exit plan — which was all smiles and hugs by the way, and when people are forced out, secrets may be kept but kids are not sharing the podium for good-bye news conferences. But let's say Summitt's employees and friends — like Jennings — are not thrilled about this because that means their best connection to the UT athletic department is about to be head coach emeritus rather than head coach and beg Summitt to stay. Summitt then talks of the meeting.

And knowing the competitor that Pat is, of course she was disappointed and angry and upset when she realized it was time. And that should not be part of this suit — in fact, we think that's Jennings using Pat (and in some ways Pat's condition) one final time.

We can't speak of the suit — we were not in the office or in the various meetings with Jennings and Hart — and we don't know if Hart is a member of N.O.W. or "The He-Man Woman's Hater Club." We do know if he had the ability to talk to Pat about her future and discuss whether it was time to step down considering her early on-set dementia, that does not make him an ogre. It actually shows he's a pretty good administrator, since having those hard talks is a big part of leading people.


This and that

— We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced today. Sandusky re-stated his innocence on Monday despite being found guilty of 40 counts of sexual assault on young boys. Here's hoping he gets what he deserves.

— We're trying to swing an appearance on Jim Gumm's show on ESPN 105.1 FM today around 3 p.m. We'll keep you updated.

— Alex Karras has only a few days left to live after kidney failure, according to the Detroit Free Press. Karras was the 10th overall pick in 1958 and played 12 standout years for the Lions. He was also the TV dad to "Webster" and was Mongo in "Blazing Saddles." Go in peace Mongo, and know you were more than a pawn in the game of life.

— Playoff baseball update: Cincinnati can sweep San Fran today starting at 5:37 p.m. Detroit can sweep Oakland today starting at 9:07 p.m. The Washington-St. Louis and New York-Baltimore series are tied 1-1.

— After 30 years of marriage, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito have split. It's official, there's no way a Hollywood marriage can last.


Today's question

We paraphrased "The Godfather" earlier. It's right there among the best trilogies ever. Agreed? Agreed, even if III was less than great. (Side note: Godfather III was easily the worst of the three, but it may have the most remember line of the three considering almost every knows the "They pull me back in!" lament from Michael.)

We also saw over the weekend that there are plans for Die Hard 5: Die the die of a clear blue die. That may not be the back part of the title, but it's close.

What's your Rushmore of the best trilogies (or more) out there?

We'll take Godfather (I,II and III), Rocky (I, II, III, IV and Rocky Balboa — Rocky V did not exist and that's not up for discussion); Indiana Jones (I, II, III and IV) and Lord of the Rings.

Discuss. And if you want to be serious and talk playoff baseball or the Jennings-Hart-Summitt triangle, knock your self out.

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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jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent —

The Godfather Lord of the Rings Star Wars (the original three) Twilight .... .... .... OK- just kidding about Twilight. Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. I'll go the Dark Knight (new Batman) trilogy as the fourth one.

October 9, 2012 at 10:19 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Stuck —

We have not seen the newest Batman, but that's a great call.

You can't split off the final three Star Wars. You have to include the debacle that was Jar-Jar and the rest of the cash cow that Lucas sold out for.

Where does the Harry Potter series rank?

— 5-at-10

October 9, 2012 at 10:22 a.m.
chas9 said...

Jay--Your take on the Summitt/Hart/Jennings story is the best I've seen. It complies with Occam's razor logic and my analogy to the seven blind gurus describing an elephant. Jomo, as a Kentucky fan I applaud your wanting to be a burr under the saddle of The Orangeclad, but you're pushing too hard on this situation.

Always glad for Grizzard to get his props, but that joke goes way back to the Borscht belt comedians. W. C. Fields used it about winning a week in Philadelphia. Second place, two weeks.

Using South Carolina as a measuring stick, Kentucky's a little better than Georgia. I'll spare you the statistics, but you can look it up.

Brees and Unitas are two great players and guys. Drew will get lots more, but Johnny played in a less pass-happy era.

October 9, 2012 at 10:27 a.m.
jomo11 said...

Jay- i actually liked Godfather II the best. . .although hard to believe Bruno Kirby made it into the movie. . . .Nice, well outlined take on the Summitt/Hart/Jennings fiasco. . . I guess unlike Tom Hagen and the family, after they killed Sallozo "The Turk", UTK does NOT have TFP on the payroll . . .

October 9, 2012 at 10:32 a.m.
sportsfan said...

Jay - It's not a trilogy, but in honor of Alex Karras, put me down for Against All Odds. Alex was a good villain, but Rachel Ward was awesome in her awesomeness...

October 9, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.
fechancellor said...

Ten Ring, if you might remember we both decided not to pass judgement on the Jenning's mess until further information was available.

Now, it seems some of Summitt's affidavit was taken out of context or muddy enough for Summitt to clear the air with some Vanilla Ice, "If there was a problem, yo, I'll solve it..."

Not sure what happens with the court case, but if I were Jennings I might consider a severance package and hope I could find another job somewhere.

Some trilogies deserving mention: Star Trek I-VI, with II, IV and VI certainly the best. Revenge of the Nerds I-III, Rambo I-III.

No mention of the Star Wars franchise? Don't let the Jedi catch you napping.

No Rushmore at this point only nominations.

October 9, 2012 at 10:47 a.m.
mcpell3 said...

Would the Grand Prize be a box set of DVD's of the 2012 Auburn season??? War Chicken!

FEC - nice call with the Star treks.

October 9, 2012 at 11:02 a.m.
chas9 said...

Do James Bond and Indiana Jones count as trilogies plus?

Does a roach and superworm eating contest qualify as a sport?

How about standing in a cage for three days getting zapped by million volt lightning strikes?

Jomo--nice recovery on the Summitt/Hart stuff.

October 9, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.
Todd962 said...

I am worried about the Two Steps Forward One Step Back Sports Show. It appears as though you have left the friendly confines of your Best of Preps studio and have been cast into some sort of colorless echoey purgatory where footballs dont get aired up and Hargis has to wear the TFP version of a Globogym track suit(pat, pat, hiss!!). This economy is starting to affect even the most stable of ventures. Troubling times indeed. Von Bell looks like a monster, but you would think that other team would just send their safety over to that corner of the endzone and wait for him. It appeared that was his spot that game. Is he still undecided for college?

I like your take on Pat, as others have mentioned, and I would not even want to imagine the ridiculous backlash and cranial exploding mayhem that would have come down if Pat had even hinted that they were forcing her out prematurely at that press conference. I envisioned it to escalate similar to Anchorman, yea, there were horses, and a man on fire, and somebody killed Dave Hart with a trident.

I dont see any of my trilogy nominees knocking out any on your list but the Oceans 11,12,13 trilogy is infinitely rewatchable and The Matrix Trilogy helps me get my nerd on from time to time. I so desperately wanted to bend spoons with my mind, on second thought I may sub Indy for one of those.

FEC, "clearing the air with Vanilla Ice" is awesome. Well played sir.

October 9, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

Concur about the Brees/Unitas parallel. In fact, we're getting to the point where passing stats = home run stats in that the numbers are too skewed.

Unitas was the Man in Black(high tops) tough.

Jomo —

The best DVD gift we ever received was from the Mrs. 5-at-10 before we tricked her into marriage. She came off a hundo and gave us the Godfather collector's edition that is in chronological order, so it starts when Vito is young in Corleone and goes through the Deniro stages of Vito establishing the Genco Olive Oil company through Brando to Mike. Great stuff and a great way to watch the whole shebang. Lesson as always — the Mrs. 5-at-10 rocks.

Sportsfan —

Talk about "Against All Odds" — Against All Odds has now made two appearances within a week; once as the only one-movie trilogy in 5-at-10 history and last week as the starting point for soundtrack question.

"How can we just let you walk away, let you leave without a trace. ..." Indeed.

FE to the C —

We measured our words carefully, and still reserve judgement on the Jennings vs. UT, Hart, et al. suit. We're good.

Having read the affidavit — it's only three pages — Summitt's statement is not so much taken out of context as it appears to be twisted from the start and/or the line of questioning.

Revenge of the Nerds is out — as great as 1 is 3 is unwatchable. It meets the same judgement as Major League.

And the back three of Star Wars seriously devalue the entire franchise. And truth be told. Return of the Jedi is borderline junk to begin with. Stupid Ewoks.

McPell —

So what are you going to do with the rest of your fall Saturdays?

— 5-at-10

October 9, 2012 at 11:26 a.m.
jgreeson said...

From StuckinKent —

If you get to delete Rocky V, then I get to delete Episode I and II from Star Wars (Episode III is not that bad, and I would include that).

chas9- Got something to make you happy today. Kentucky has so far played a schedule that their opponents have lost a whopping two games. Of those two losses, one was actually to Kentucky...and the other was to Alabama. That's a great schedule. Plus, despite the fact that people seem to think the Cats have embarrassed themselves, they really haven't. They lost by 18 to Louisville and the loss to Western Kentucky was not good. The loss to Florida was by 38 points, but anyone who watched the first half can agree that the Cats actually played them reasonably close for a half. Then against South Carolina, the Cats were up 10 at the half, and against Mississippi State, they just lost by 13. Kentucky probably ranks 14th in the SEC, but they are closer to Auburn than the fair 5-at-10 would like to admit. In fact, in my computer rankings, thanks to their very difficult schedule, the Cats actually rank #54, ahead of five other SEC teams (Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and Missouri). Tennessee ranks #43. We'll wait and see what happens against Arkansas. Really, for Kentucky, this is a huge measuring stick game (just like the Razorbacks were for Auburn a week ago). If the Cats are closer to the middle of the road than most people think, then they will beat (or be VERY competitive) with Arkansas on Saturday. If they are who most think they are, they will get beat by three scores. I'm intrigued at this point by the Cats far more than I should be given their 1-5 record, and that is all because I started looking at the SOS.

October 9, 2012 at 11:28 a.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

Bond is more serial than trilogy in our view, but we'd be open to listening to debate. Indy is definitely trilogy stuff and makes our cut despite the stink-i-tude of II.

Eating is not sport; it's a basic human function. So competitive eating is no more a sport than competitive pooping. And if that becomes a sport, then Ron Burgandy's dog Baxter becomes the Marshall Faulk of pets — Baxter did poop in the refrigerator after eating a wheel of cheese.

962 —

OK, the set was the same — our promotions department left the backdrop at the Life expo this weekend where Raymond's TV mom was speaking to folks about the merits of fiber and fiscal responsibility.

And there will definitely be a shoutout to Whyte Goodman's GloboTFP pull over next week. Well-played indeed.

Vonn Bell is a monster and is uncommitted and is likely quite happy that the Dalton plan was the cover the best player in a 100 mile circle 1-on-1 for most of Friday night with the Alabama coaches in the stands. Where do we send the thank-you cards.

We could see the melee now if the Summitt think escalated. There's Pat — keeping her head on a swivel of course — and Geno comes strolling in and shouts "Tonight's top story — the street runs orange with Lady Vols' blood."

All heck breaks loose and the next thing you know Mickey Dearstone, voice of the Lady Vols, hits Auriemma in the back with the thing William Wallace used on Mornay in his bed chamber and Candace Parker comes off the top rope and suffocates Hart with a commemorative Lady Vols' title basketball from four years ago.

Good times.

Stuck —

We once had an AP calculus teacher prove to us that .9999 infinity was = to 1. Numbers aren't what they say they are.

— 5-at-10

October 9, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.
Todd962 said...

The South Park episode about competitive pooping just so happened to be on last night. Bono didnt set the record, he is the record. The man is almost 80 courics of feces. Unfortunately that doesnt allow it to get any closer to being a sport than the hot dog gluttony festival. Which I DVR every 4th on the off chance there will be a reversal of fortune on national television. The things we pass off as entertainment.

October 9, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

jgreeson wrote-

"Rocky V did not exist and that's not up for discussion"

Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou

Indiana Jones, even as bad as number four was, definitely fits the bill. I didn't get a chance to do the theater marathon that had that one weekend, I did catch the IMAX version of Raiders which brought back memories of me seeing it at seven (when it first came out). ^^()

I know most of the people here are not hardcore toonheads like myself regarding post 1980s animation to the present, but I would include The Toy Story Trilogy by Pixar, the Kung-Fu Panda* pending trilogy by Dreamworks (1 and 2 are awesome and hopefully number 3 will awesome-er as Po would say).

*The TV show spinoff on Nickelodeon does not exist and THAT'S not up for discussion.

Second vote for Lord of the Rings (And yes, I had fanboy giggles the first time I saw the Hobbit trailer on the big screen).

Not exactly a trilogy/series but close enough: The Marvel Superhero series leading up to the Avengers.

No dog in the hunt regarding the drama in Knoxville so I won't comment on it.

I'm ready to see some Paliden heads get rattled.

October 9, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.
chas9 said...

Jay--It's official now, The Hawks are better'n The Heat.

This morning on the Today show the ref who made the big call on the Seattle/Green Bay touchdown/interception says he made the right call (no surprise). But he also said that situation/play had never been seen in the history of the NFL before. What could he have meant by that?

We should probably let the butt-chugging thing lie, but this is too rich to pass up. You gotta check out the youtube video of the frat lawyer keeping a straight face denying it all with the twerpy Pike brothers standing behind in solidarity, one of whom thinks he's Dan Ackroyd. The video is (unintentionally) as funny as The Blues Brothers. See youtube.com/watch?v=hlcbAqK-qTY

Stucky--Thanks for the break down. I concur. The UK sched is #2 in the whole US of A according to cbssports.com's poll, which also has WKU ahead of Tennessee. I agree Arkansas will be a good game. Too bad The Cats get The Hogs just as they're showing a pulse.

October 9, 2012 at 12:14 p.m.
fechancellor said...

mcpell3, thanks. Star Trek will be on my list.

Todd962, thank you too! I'll bet Pat Summitt has heard a rap song or two over her career.

Ten Ring, just running them Nerds up the flag pole. Is there a comedy trilogy other than this one? Oh, what about Austin Powers?

Well, now, there hasn't been any nominations for horror movie franchises such as the Halloween, Scary Movie, Chuckie and more. Not my genre but these films did put butts in seats.

October 9, 2012 at 12:21 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

fec, great call on the Rambo trilogy. In my little hometown, where we had a two-screen movie theater and accompanying drive-in (and screen 2 inside had duct tape stretched across the bottom), Rambo III played at screen 1 for two months, screen 2 for the next two months and then to the drive in for two months, giving us six straight months of Rambo III at the theater that was walking distance from Casa del young Spy.

Godfather III wasn't bad but it paled in comparison to the first two. The whole Andy Garcia-Sofia Coppola (how did she get her role again?) entanglement was ... befuddling, but it is always good to see George Hamilton get work. The overall plot was a conspiracy theorist's dream (though there were in fact major problems at the Vatican bank around the time John Paul I was elected pope).

October 9, 2012 at 12:34 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

5/10 - this weekend schedule is mcpell jr's middle school cross country meet in the morning followed by the removal of house threatening trees for a light afternoon. In the meantime I will try and refrain from checking the AU-Ole Miss score. I am open for suggestions the next weekend when Auburn offers up its QB's for sacrifice in the land of the commodores.

October 9, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
jgreeson said...

962 —

No doubt. The entertainment baseline for today's social culture is below the Mendoza line. How else is Simon Cowell approaching a billion dollars?

Run JMC —

Toy Story is a great call.

And Harrison Ford and Mike Myers have the two best trilogies — Ford with Star Wars and Indiana Jones; Myers with Shrek and Austin Powers (nice call FE to the C).

Spy —

It's hard to count Rambo in the trilogy since you would technically have to say the "First Blood" movies, and who in the world — outside of us — would recognize that?

9er —

Duh. Hawks are winning it all. In Haiti.

McPell —

Good plan. What time is the cross country meet? It's got to be better than watching Auburn's offensie.

– 5-at-10

October 9, 2012 at 1:58 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

Not sure of the start time, but it was 11 am last year and took about 20 minutes, just about as long as it take Auburn to develop an offensive play.

October 9, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

jgreeson wrote-

"No doubt. The entertainment baseline for today's social culture is below the Mendoza line. How else is Simon Cowell approaching a billion dollars?"

And Honey Boo-Boo is now making $20,000 an episode. Which when consider the ONLY source of income in that town is the "chalk mines" (which I didn't know there was such a thing), that's about the same as $1.5 million in Chattanooga or Dallas money.

Regardless, I already told a friend of mine whose now a junior at Georgia Tech studying Biomedical Medicine that I'm rooting for her in order to help pull-up that state's IQ in the eyes of the rest of the world.

Shrek is a great call as well. Although, I wasn't too keen on number 4.

To this day, with all the spin-offs and specials, I would love to see a short where Shrek and Donkey do an animated version of the "Donkey in the Barn" joke. But lets just say that won't happen on the account Al Sharpen would have a field day trying to bury Dreamworks.

Bispy4 wrote-

"In my little hometown, where we had a two-screen movie theater and accompanying drive-in (and screen 2 inside had duct tape stretched across the bottom), Rambo III played at screen 1 for two months, screen 2 for the next two months and then to the drive in for two months".

This reminds of back when Northgate Mall had six movie screens. Screens 3-6 were at the exterior building where the old theater was located before Northgate 14 was built. Screens 1-2 were actually inside the mall where the NewsChannel 9 Science Theater has been for many years. My mom took me to see Return of the Jedi and Temple of Doom when they were both first-run films on screens 1-2.

October 9, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.
fechancellor said...

Upon review, Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry films more than deserve consideration.

October 9, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

5,

Any more thoughts - or even any at all - on the David Boyd/Milton situation?

Is there anything that straddles the border of cool and insanely stupid like the dude trying the supersonic skydive? And how good would the Texans D line had Mario Williams ever been healthy and had stayed in Houston, instead of shuffling off to a very bad Buffalo team?

October 9, 2012 at 4:32 p.m.
Todd962 said...

Spy, I have been waiting all day for the headline "Skydiver breaks sound barrier, excavation work continues for remains." I understand there is probably more of a science to the whole process than opening two Mary Poppin umbrellas on the way down, but I dont know if I would trust any kind of chute when I am barreling towards Earth at those kind of speeds.

October 9, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

Todd that is the best line I've heard all day. Thanks, I really needed that.

October 9, 2012 at 5:31 p.m.
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