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The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies
« on: April 23, 2017, 08:56:09 PM »
Last night we watched an interesting movie, "The Founder" starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the supposedly founder of McDonald s.

 This is the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. It details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc's first wife Ethel;

My take, I found the movie pretty good. Can't say exactly how true to detail it was, but I did learn a lot about Kroc and how he became the head honcho of McDonald's. Micheal Keaton was excellent in this role. I really thought it was Oscar worthy. One thing I did learn was that Kroc was not a very nice man overall, as many become once power and money enter their lives. I see that this movie wasn't a huge box office success, but I would recommend it. Obviously this movie didn't appeal to kids and teens, but it could be a decent enough family movie, but I would say it is more of an adult type movie.

see it just for the extraordinary performance by Keaton.
I saw this movie. Very good and Linda liked it more than I did.

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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Take DT Caleb Brantley off the Giants wish list
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:37:50 PM »
Better to have this happen now and not after a second round pick.

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Thanks, Pat. Nice offer for our Members.

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Thanks for putting in the time slots, Rich.

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Without reading all the responses Rich, this is why I keep asking everyone to rate this Draft Class. It has a lot of if, ands and buts.

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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Hello......New to Big Blue Huddle
« on: April 23, 2017, 02:00:40 PM »
Hi Tony, welcome!

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This week our Guest is Ceri Dovey. Ceri is a Draft Expert who has been producing Draft Reports for over 15 years and this year his report can be found on the publication of Inside Football. Ed, Brian and Rich Host the Podcast discussing players by position and the Giants needs. Please post you follow up questions and discussion here:

Edit by Rich:

Here are the times Ceri talks about the various positions:

Offensive line 4:25
Tight Ends  12:07
Defensive Tackle 23:55
Defensive End/Edge Rusher 36:16
Lineback 48:45
Defensive Backs 1:00:00
Quarterbacks 1:11:00
Running Backs 1:16:30
Wide Receiver 1:29:15
Ceri's picks for the Giants 1:34:23
isn't the article about logical deduction and not about being in the know?
Please reply to this because I don't want to keep this tacked up with everything Draft at this time. I'll have to release it tomorrow.
Good article. I'm waiting for Wiki Leaks to step up.

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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Jabril Peppers - certified man crush
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:15:32 PM »
With his style of contact, can he hold up as a Box Safety? Maybe he's better off as a FS and a return man.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Reese says he'll move up in draft if can
« on: April 20, 2017, 05:14:47 PM »
Guys I haven't had a chance to see a transcript but all the reports I heard from Jerry's presser, the indication was the usual boiler plate about "trading if the opportunity presents itself"   In fact one could fairly say that PFT mischaracterized their source material which when you follow through was this:

Paul Schwartz?

Jerry Reese says "if we have an opportunity to trade in the first round we'll do that."

Notice he didn't say up

In fact this seems to be more the correct quote

New York Giants  @Giants
"If there's somebody out there that we love and we can move up, we'll explore those options." - Jerry Reese

Exactly. An overstatement of an article sensationalizing.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Manning pissed about being smeared and slandered
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:39:59 PM »
I don't blame him. He has an impeccable reputation and has demonstrated nothing less than fine character, honor and integrity.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Information Overload
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:39:38 AM »
I hate the pre-draft "season" more than the off-season.

But one of my favorite pastimes is analyzing the ACTUAL draft picks after the draft is over.

Also interesting to me is which players the Giants passed over in making their selections.


Me too. To do that much research over a temporary situation that I have no control over is not time I want to spend. The information overload refers to the many varying opinions which have no actual NFL Draft experience and who don't know what is discussed behind closed doors and many who just read and regurgitate someone else's work.

Those fans who do their own research like Ceri (UKGiantsFan), Rich, RTG, Phil, Bama etc... are more important to how this draft relates to the Giants because in my opinion they know more than 99% of the noise out there. I'm not interested in reading anything else except the Huddle Report which I have appreciated over the years.
Big Blue Huddle / Information Overload
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:36:35 AM »
The Draft really has become a circus more so than ever and there are thousands of opinions out there doing or not doing research. All to culminate in an instant. Then it all comes down to which players make it and which picks become epic flops.

Kudos to all of you here putting in all the time and research and I trust your opinions far more than those who take on the entire draft from the entire league perspective.

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