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The Front Porch / Re: Talent show opera
« on: April 26, 2017, 08:45:11 PM »
Excellent JD. She was wonderful and that is from some one who doesn't know anything about opera.

I can understand why she didn't even place. As far as these HS talent things go, if they do not recognize the song they lose interest very fast. As you said, Ava Maria got her a 2nd place. She has to sing what she is most comfortable with, but if you want to score 'points' in a HS talent show you have to keep the audience and the judges interested.

She does get my vote though.    :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Biggest draft bust in nFL history
« on: April 26, 2017, 08:39:27 PM »
Len,

I read Bill Polian's book and that's not quite how things went down.   I was lucky enough to find that part of the book published by ESPN.  Here is the link, it's an excellent read

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/11654158/manning-leaf-1998-draft

Thanks. Interesting read. I will not disagree, but I still remember Polian on WFAN several years after drafting Peyton and saying that they didn't make up their mind until the morning of the draft. That's why I said what I said.

Look EA wrote that he didn't make the trade fro Eli until the last moment and that is just not so. I still remember listening to the draft on WFAN and one of their reporters told of the trade BEFORE it happened and way before the Giants were on the clock. NOT the way EA wrote it up. To this day, EA has lied about what went down that morning of the draft. It just didn't happen the way he has said it did.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Biggest draft bust in nFL history
« on: April 26, 2017, 01:00:56 PM »
You may be right about Russell. Aside from a sort of quirk, Leaf could have been the same #1 pick. The Colts GM said he agonized for weeks about who he might pick, Peyton or Leaf and it wasn't until the morning of the draft that they decided on Peyton, with Leaf going #2.
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The Falcon's HC lost the game, not the QB. Run the ball, kick a FG and go home a winner.

Forget Eli, if TC was the HC and lost that game, he would have been tarred an d feathered and run out of town quicker than we can say , The Fumble, this one would have topped that.
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Big Blue Huddle / Biggest draft bust in nFL history
« on: April 25, 2017, 09:15:28 PM »
So who has that honor of being the biggest draft bust in NFL history?

Is it Ryan Leaf
Tony Mandarich
Brian Boseworth
Tim Couch
JaMarcus Russell

check out this list and see what you think and add whomever necessary

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/biggest-nfl-draft-busts-in-history-ryan-leaf-andre-ware-jamarcus-russell-joey-harrington-040715
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The Front Porch / Re: Fargo
« on: April 25, 2017, 01:29:57 PM »
Whatever, it's all great fun.

I felt Season 1 tried to be in line with the movie, with the lady sheriff etc and all the quirkiness. As I said before, Billy Bob Thorton just raised the bar of the show to new heights.
Season 2 they wanted something different. Kept a lot of the quirkiness, but went a bit more traditional with Danson as the sheriff. but still solid entertainment and just great story lines.

Can't wait for the next episode of this new season to see where this show is going to take us.
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Mazel Tov.

Draft, smaft--NOTHING in the world beats the birth of your children. Days you will remember for the rest of your life. Maybe not so much for your wife, but for Dad, there is simply nothing better in the entire world. NOTHING. I was there for the birth of my 3 children and though I can't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday, those days will live with me forever.


Be there for the missus and savor the experience.
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The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies
« on: April 24, 2017, 01:22:12 PM »
I watched another very new release yesterday, 'Life' another in a seemingly endless trend of modern SciFi movies. Personally, I like SciFi movies very much,a s long as they are well done and not just trying to capitalize on this 'new' trend.

Anyway, Life  stars Jake Gyllenhaal and a bunch of others that I never heard of. Overall Life is just another in a long line of 'Alien' remakes with just a few different twists to it. Gosh, you could even go back to 'The Thing' and the plot is still about the same. -- Space craft in outer space, comes across a form of Alien life, tries to manage it. it escapes and gets the crew one by one until there is either no one left or they get the alien.
IMVHO Alien and Aliens was done much better, but if you don't mind the repetitions and like SciFi flixs, you should like this one also.

In this movie, the space craft has a bunch of scientists who are trying to find life on Mars. They recover a capsule which contains a microscopic organism from mars and the world celebrates the first time finding of an alien life form. But, you know, all cannot be rosy, and soon the alien life form needs food--you guessed it--humans are it's specialty. 

Again, if this isn't your cup of tea, don't bother, but if you like things like this, give it a watch. It isn't gory with very little blood and even the 'alien' isn't bad to look at.

But, for the life of me, when 'scientists' (smart people) know that they must keep something like this quarantined, why does some one always feel the need to open something up to let it out. OK, if not there would be no movie.

Overall, for everyone, but young kids may be scared of the alien form and very eerie music.
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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:

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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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802850/
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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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4276820/

 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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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No matter it be Easter, Bill Beleckick's 65 birthday, this date will live in 'infamy' to all Patriot's fans.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/17-years-ago-today-patriots-drafted-tom-brady/ar-BBzUcJx?li=BBnb7Kz
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