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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Hello......New to Big Blue Huddle
« on: April 23, 2017, 05:10:40 PM »
Let me also welcome you tony to our little corner of the Giants world. What you see here is what you get a great place to discuss Giants football with no garbage on the side. We pride ourselves on good, clean football talk, mostly our Giants. We really frown on any dissing other members and the only thing we ask of all members is to respect other members. We are like a family here, we argue, we fight but we all respect earn other and we all share our love of the Giants.

Myself, been a fan since the mid 50's and have never looked back. Hope to see and hear a lot more from you.

Just watch out for a poster named Weeze. He's is old and ornery, from Florida and loves gater talk. His bark is much worse than his bite though.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

The Front Porch / Fargo
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:09:25 PM »
Not the movie, but the TV series has started it's 3rd season.

This series is a major unknown gem. Each season stands alone and they are not interrealted, except for the quirkiness of the entire show.

season 1 starred Billy Bob Thornton and was just great
Season 2 starred Ted Danson and several other well know actors and was even better.
Wednesday started season 3 and even a slow start was better than many series on today.

It is on FX which seems to have a knack of finding these new series and finding a market for them. As with Justified and Feud, to me, Fargo is Must See TV.

If you enjoyed the movie, with the people and quirkiness of the North Dakota/Minnesota accents and way of life, you will love this series.

I would try and watch the earlier seasons to get an idea of how good this series is, but it is not necessary, as I said, each season stands on it's own and is not related, but it is excellent TV.
The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:56:45 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.

Big Blue Huddle / Re: Schedule released tomorrow...
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:13:30 PM »
Give us the Eagles for the opener. I am sick of playing the cowukes every season in Dallas as the opener. yes we beat them, but for once, I'd like an 'easier' opponent, if there is one for us.
The Front Porch / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: April 18, 2017, 09:19:50 PM »
So Steve will have to catch up. Just another great episode, with Mike and Jimmy playing it to the hilt on two different story lines.

We got our first glimpse of Gus, who is sure to play a much bigger role.

So Jimmy is still taking those larger steps to becoming Saul Goodman. Now he will have a record, and he will become ore and more bitter towards his brother. It just can't end well for Chuck.
The Front Porch / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:08:31 PM »
Dammit!!! I spaced last night and forgot all about BCS. No dvr either so I'm out of this thread until I can find and watch episode 2.

It really is an odd night, Monday night, for such a great series. Don't fret, AMC replays these things all the time.
No matter it be Easter, Bill Beleckick's 65 birthday, this date will live in 'infamy' to all Patriot's fans.
The Front Porch / Re: April Birthdays
« on: April 16, 2017, 03:33:42 PM »
Happy Bday to all our April birthday posters.

Go out and enjoy your day.

Todd Heap tragically killed his daughter Friday in an accident at the family's home in Mesa, Ariz.
Heap, who was a two-time Pro Bowler for the Ravens, was moving his truck in the driveway when he struck and killed his 3-year-old daughter.
Mesa police said, via the Arizona Republic, the accident occurred about 3:45 p.m. She was later pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.
Police say Heap exhibited no signs of impairment.

I simply cannot imagine wheat this person is going thru right now.

All my payers are with him and his family.
The Front Porch / April the giraffe's baby calf is born
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:14:25 AM »

In what ha`s been going on for months now, April the giraffe has FINALLY given birth to a baby calf. I know this may not be world famous news, but in my house, it is. My grandchildren have been watching the LIVE feed of April waiting to give birth for well over 2 months now. They had a live feed in her stall and when they are over our house, that's what they love to watch. Myself, a bit boring, but this morning April finally did her thing and a baby calf was born, on LIVE TV.

Now there were tried to prevent this from being shown live, but  Facebook prevailed and it remained on the air.

Congrats to April and the proud Papa on their new baby ___________.
The Front Porch / The American Experience
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:08:21 AM »
This is a long running series on PBS which, over the years, has offered us some really great TV watching.

This past week they had (I believe it is new) a 3 part series on WWI and the American intervention in it. Just truly fascinating stuff. It doesn't dwell on the causes of WWI (it does mention it) but it is more on the American slant on it, and I learned a lot about Woodrow Wilson, as our President who tried his darnedest to keep us out of that 'Foreign' war, but to no avail. It is a 6 hour series that has been on this past week, but, I'm sure, will be replayed again.

WW1 was just a terrible war, the amount of people who died, the insanity of 'trench warfare' and just going over the top to charge in a mass of enemy machine guns, the poison gas, the conditions in those trenches, all for what, I don't think many people really know.

Again, a great watch to learn about a war that has been basically forgotten by many basically from the American viewpoint.
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Head of NFL officials Dean Blandino Leaving
« on: April 15, 2017, 10:55:03 AM »
I think Dean will be joining Jerrah on the Dallas Party bus.   /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/

I'm with Cid. There were just  too many times the Cowpukes just 'SEEMED' to get the too many 'benefits'. Dean should have recused himself years ago when he was  found out to be 'partying with Jerrah' How can anyone have the appearance of impartiality when things like that are known facts.

I sure hope Jerrah doesn't have a say in who the next head of officials is.   :surrender: :surrender: :surrender:
Big Blue Huddle / Re: For Fun - Jack-of-all-trades
« on: April 15, 2017, 10:51:09 AM »
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So, let's see how we can fill all these pressing needs with just a few picks/
We desperately need help on the OL (Rd 1 or 2)
We desperately need a good TE (rounds 2)
We now ne3d a big time DT or else they double team Snacks all day long (rounds 1 or 2)

So how do we get 3 desperately needed players in 2 rounds?
Big Blue Huddle / Re: Super Bowl XXV: "The Broken Play"
« on: April 13, 2017, 10:05:13 AM »
The Giants have certainly had their share of great plays in the playoffs. You can just mention the names and everyone knows who, and what play, you are talking about;
Mark Ingram
David Tyree
Phil McConkey
Jay Alford
Chase Blackburn
Marrio Manningham
Jim Burt

My favorite playoff play was the Antonio Pierce disruption and tackle on a screen play in Green Bay. There might not have been a superbowl for the Giants without it. One of the greatest individual efforts I've ever seen, on a play destined for a TD.

Let me hear the stories again of how LBers aren't that important anymore and we can make do with average MLB.   :boooo: :boooo: :boooo: :boooo:
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