Never heard of Owl City but I would like to check out the house of blues in SD. I have been to the Las Vegas one before and that was pretty fucking rad...I am stuck on a phone conference so can't check out Owl City yet
Yeah, I think we agree on most of the points. You're right about the players and coaches trying to take advantage of them (one of the best comments I heard during MNF compared them to substitute teachers which is pretty spot on), but that doesn't excuse their inability to control these teams. After this week, I fully expect to see multiple people ejected if they try to push the refs around. If the league is not telling the replacements that they need to make and example of people who are out of line then they're doing something wrong.
I'm not sure how you can survive as a sports fan if you're so irate about the refs being overpaid. The people sitting on the bench in a football game make more in a week than you do in a year. I won't argue that the refs aren't being paid a fair wage but does the league really deserve it anymore? There is so much money flowing through the league right now and I can't blame the refs for thinking they deserve a bit more of it.
I agree that it's being blown out of proportion by the media, but they're still doing a pretty bad job. It's not even their fault though. The NFL is the top of the food chain. The best refs are locked out. The SECOND best refs are in college and university. These guys are 3rd string scrubs who referee as a hobby. These guys are not used to the speed of the NFL. They are not used to the rules of the NFL.
I'm with Shax on this one. It's not that the refs are horrible people or anything (although they are scabs...), it's that they've been thrown into an impossible situation. That said, they are failing at controlling the games and adding about 30 minutes to each game. Wonk, the Broncos/Falcons play you mentioned was absolutely horrible. The refs needed to take control of the situation and eject at least one player, probably more. They can't let the players push them around like that. Furthermore, they didn't even review the play like they were supposed to. The replay clearly showed Denver controlled the ball but the refs got so thrown off by the scuffle that they didn't overturn the play.
I can't say that I know the details of what each side is asking but the NFL clearly needs to do something to reach an agreement. Obviously they're not going to cave to all of their demands but they need to give them something. With how much money there is flowing through the league right now, they could stand to back down a bit and make SOME concessions to the refs.
Gravity is going to open up with a 17-minute unbroken shot. And there will be other long shots throughout the film. Dude's the master of 1) the unbroken tracking shot, and 2) deep focus shots
Oh, I don't doubt this at all. Children of Men is top 5 of the last decade for me, I've lost count of how many times I've seen it. I'm just saying that he's going to need to pick up his pace a bit if he wants to go down as one of the greatest of all time.
There's a 70mm print of P.T. Anderon's The Master screening in Seattle starting Friday. Definitely making time for that. Paul Thomas Anderson is the Stanley Kubrick of our generation; there is not a single working filmmaker more important that him.
uhg I'm incredibly jealous. There was talk of screening it out here but it appears that it's not happening. I'll go see it in 35mm but I won't be happy about it...
Cuaron is great but he's really only made 3 films of note so far and he's already 50. I'm excited for Gravity but having Sandra Bullock as the star isn't the best sign.
Marijuana Deathsquads just posted a new mixtape that is pretty awesome. The group is a much more experimental version of gayngs/polica and includes most of the Minneapolis scene in it (Justin Vernon, POS, etc). In the past they've been pretty noise oriented but this album sounds like a mellower version of Death Grips in a lot of places. It's definitely worth checking out if you like any of the groups I mentioned. Their old stuff is also work seeking out if you're into Death Grips especially.
That's how fantasy football goes. Matchups and injuries play a big role in head to head leagues. Sometimes you need to get lucky; like Stamper.
My team had a good week even with a first half injury. Total points are a tiebreaker for getting into the playoffs, so I'll gladly take my 112 points. I'm not sure I even scored 100 last year.
It was a pretty great match. Don't know if anyone was paying attention but we were tied going into the Raiders/Chargers game. I had denarius moore who was scratched at the last second (ok, hour) and I had to pick up one of the available WR in that game. All of them were garbage but I was able to get 1 point from Eddie Royal to win the match...
hmm well I wasn't able to make the draft since I was in the air flying back to Minneapolis at the time but it could have been worse. I'm fine with the first half, it's really only the part where the computer drafted 4 backup rbs that I'm baffled by...