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Big Blue Huddle / NFT-- Congrats to Kate Mara
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »

Congratulations to Kate Mara and Jamie Bell on their wedding this past weekend.

Wising both of you all the best and hoping to see some new Giants fans pretty soon..

A Hearty Mazel Tov.   <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P 
Big Blue Huddle / NFT A sad day--3 obits
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:27:22 AM »
Today, picking up my morning paper, I see 3 well know people have passed away.

Martin Landau--

I really got to know him in his role as Rollin Hand on Mission Impossible. Just a terrific actor who specialized in character actor roles but won an Oscar for his role in Ed Wood.  A big loss.

George Romero-

Many people may not know his name very well, but most sure know his movies. Night of the Living Dead has become a classic in the horror genre and set the scale for all others that followed. Right up to TV shows such as The Walking Dead. He set the bar very high and it will be hard to find some one who can reach it.

Bob Wolf

What a joy to listen to. He has been around so long he even interviewed Babe Ruth.

May you all RIP

Twenty years ago, Ila Borders made history when she became the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game.
Saturday night in Sonoma, California…history was made again.
With seven innings of one-run ball, Stacy Piagno led her Stompers to a 16-1 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds and, in the process, joined Borders as one of only three women to get a “W” against men.

Well, hail to the women.

I just recall a story in line with this. About 20 years ago, there was a woman's baseball team touring the country, the Colorado Silver Bullets They were scheduled to play an exhibition  game against the Mets old timers. I had the privilege of umpiring that game behind the plate. It was done at Shea Stadium before a regular season Mets game. The Mets old timers played for the sport of it but the Bullets were playing for real. In the end, the Bullets lost by one run, and I still have the headline article and the check from the Mets hanging on my wall. (Never cashed). But the point is, when women put their minds to it, they CAN keep up to the men on a general level.
(Click on the link and then scroll to their 1995 season and you can see the game against the Mets, June 17th,  that they lost 3-2)

Way to go ladies.
The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies PART 2
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:33:16 PM »
I see that also??????????????/

I guess some one doesn't like Hitch's name or movies.    :boooo: :boooo: :boooo: :boooo: :boooo:
The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies PART 2
« on: July 16, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »
It is also one of my fav Hitchxxxx movies. I saw it on TCM but forgot to copy it. I have a copy around the house some where, so I'll try and dig it out.

Joseph cotton was one of my favorite actors. Didn't know much about him until I saw 'The Third Man' which is one of my all time favorite movies (just love that Zither score). After that I made a point of watching as many of his movies as I could. Just a great actor who could play any sort of role.
Also did scores of TV work from the 50's till the early 80's.
The Front Porch / The Rocky Horror Picture Show
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:57:40 AM »
Don't know how many people have seen this cult favorite movie? I have seen it many times and though a real low budget, silly, campy (and a whole lot more adjectives) movie, it became a national phenomenon when it was shown as a midnight show at many theaters in the US. I have read about and seen the way people react when they go to these midnight showings, with people dressing in character, repeating or answering lines to the movie and just becoming a part of the 'show'. They throw rice at the wedding scene, have water guns spraying water in the rain scene, get up to dance to the 'Time Warp and many, many more. I Have never been to one of these performance, until last night. They a midnight showing in an outdoor movie setting where I live so myself and my DW decided to 'check it out'. Since we really weren't into all the gimmickry, we just brought our lawn chairs and sat back to watch. AND, you know what, it was great. There had to be 1000 people and about 1/2 were into the show. Just listening to them talk to the screen, answer the questions before they are asked nd just getting up to dance along, well it was great. If you have never done something like this and are a fan of the movie, if you EVER get that chance, so it. Hey, maybe next time, we will get up to the Time Warp.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Need Mailbag Questions Please
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:49:47 PM »
What do we have an OC for? What exactly is his function on this team if Macadoo is calling all the plays?

AND is there the chance Mac relinquishes some of that said play calling?
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Who Owns Giant Jerseys? And, How Many?
« on: July 14, 2017, 12:49:48 PM »
You know, many years ago, I had a chance to get an Ali Haji-Shiekh jersey and didn't go for it. Today, I would LOVE it.

Big Blue Huddle / Re: Who Owns Giant Jerseys? And, How Many?
« on: July 12, 2017, 02:34:57 PM »
I have quite a few
My fav  YA Tittle throwback (signed)
Eli home and away (bought when  Eli was starting and for my son also)
Jacobs (SB Jersey)
Barber (buried in the back of the closet)
Shockey (used to paint my house with)
and an 'old' Osi that I bought for $2 at a flea market

To be honest, most of these came from those sites in China and they are just as good as anything made here at 1/3 of the price. Sorry guys.

My problem with buying jerseys of newer players is who knows where they will be in a few eyars
Big Blue Huddle / Re: The Perfect QB
« on: July 11, 2017, 03:59:52 PM »
Why is it that people have to always criticize some one else's opinions. Like Ed, I happen to think Big Ben is pretty tough. Seriously, how can one say not, he stands in there (smart or not) and takes some tremendous hits. Yes, Eli hasn't missed a game and is durable, but when was the last time we really saw Eli take a big time hit. Really, for me, maybe in the championship game against the Niners, but most times, he is flinging the ball all over the place as soon as anyone comes near him. Smart, absolutely, but so say Big Ben is not tough, silliness.
My favorite player right now, no contest, Collins. He comes to play every game, has become maybe the prototype premier safety, hits hard, and seems to be always around the ball. HE made the defense last year. With all the good things Snacks, Vernon and JPP did , it was Collins who made the defense. Eli is a competitor, but I have ALWAYS leaned toward defense, and Colli9ns gets my vote, hands down.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: NFT: Plans for the 4th?
« on: July 03, 2017, 10:05:58 PM »
When you're retired, everyday is like the 3th of July (except without the fireworks), so for us it's really nothing special. I try and stay close to home, and don't want to drive with all the lunnies out there who have been drinking since Friday night. Some local restaurants around here on Long Island are offering free entrees to veterans, so we may partake in that. If not, just throw a few burgers on the grill and watch some of those patriotic movies we mentioned in the other thread.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Joe Morrison -- An All time GREAT Giant........
« on: June 26, 2017, 09:01:17 PM »

This thread started out so great, making me recall just great and vivid memories of Mr Everything, #40, Joe Morrison, but how it got sidetracked to one of the most painful memories I have as a Giants fan, again, Ouch. When the Giants lost to the Packers the two previous years, I was hurt, but maybe realizing MAYBE the Packers were the better team, but in 63, we clearly were the best team in the league and to lose to the Bears even with a hurt YA. YA played poorly, but Shofner dropped the winning TD in the end zone and we never recovered from that.
A double OUCH. Pure pain for a 17 year old, die hard Giants fan. I still feel some of ha pain today. After that loss, the team was never the same again, and it led the way to all that horrible football.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: If Phil Simms had more playmakers...
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
Like Jim, this is just my opinion, if Simms had the WR's that Eli has and had the OC's that just wanted to throw the ball all over the field, he would make Eli look small. I understand why many feel Eli may be the best, but look at the offense each ran. Phil was a manager while Eli needs to carry the team. Yet Phil still threw for over 4000 yards with WR's that wouldn't scare even an amateur DC.
My top 3, Simms Eli and YA

An American classic of a TV show.

May not have been the best batman, but was endeared in the hearts of so many people.

You brought some major laughs into my life. May you RIP
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