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  1. Little surprised no one posted the Jason Momoa/Aquaman image that came out last night. Edit: because it is in the other thread. Well, it needs to be here as well...
  2. I also read this yesterday. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/02/12/ive-just-read-the-script-to-amcs-pilot-for-preacher-and-i-love-it/ It looks like many of the script fragments posted in the article were removed, but you should get the gist.
  3. Marvel has wanted Spider-Man for Civil War for a while now, because he's an important character to that storyline. There isn't anything rushed about this. I'm sure Marvel has been negotiating with Sony for a long time about this. BTW, I was amused at Sony's tweet about this... "Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios Into The Amazing World Of Spider-Man" Really?
  4. Translation of long rant: Fans don't trust Dan Snyder to hire competent people to run the football operation, no matter who he hires. To be honest, I think this will continue until the team wins. Until then, fans will pick apart every decision. Again, I think Allen has had a solid offseason, but this was a 3-13 team that well deserved the record they got last year, and expecting it to be much better, particularly with all the injuries we have had so far, is a pipe dream. I mean, we are missing our starting QB, starting TE, our starting nose tackle and our #1 CB. To be honest, we are fortun
  5. People forget that Dan and Bruce met at the Senior Bowl and talked. There were some rumors at the time that Bruce was going to join the organization in some manner at the time, but nothing came of it. I think no matter what, Vinny was going to be gone. Too much damage was done by that point. Personally, I'm not sold that Dan really wanted to give Vinny the job in the first place. I mean, if he was going to get it, you think it would have been years ago. I think the only reason why Vinny got the job was because Gibbs recommended him for the position. I don't think the hiring of Bru
  6. Dan Snyder does. Bruce was hired with the understanding that Shanahan was going to be the head coach and have personnel control. Beyond that, Snyder handed off the responsibility to Shanahan.
  7. And we have that guy. His name is Scott Campbell. Director Of Player Personnel. Except that's the way it works for most teams. Course, the assumption is that the majority of our defensive woes are because of Haslett and we'd be better off without him. I don't think the defensive performance has reflected that perception. So far, the front 7 has mostly played up to expectations, being stout against the run and there is a lot of hustle to make tackles. The problem has come from the long-neglected secondary, where the lack of experience and talent is really hurting us right
  8. 2. Some people don't seem to understand what a GM does. He's not simply the personnel guy, but runs every aspect of the football operation. Being a personnel guy isn't a requirement. He's as much a real GM as any other GM in the NFL. 4. I don't get how knowing Gruden before hiring him is a bad thing. I would think knowing a lot about a candidate would be a positive. I guess one can argue that we didn't cast a broad net, but I think most teams are focused on just a few candidates and generally know who they want to hire. 5. I personally wouldn't like it if the GM was dictating who
  9. Just as a note, Jay Gruden does have previous experience as a head coach, just not at the NFL level. (8 years in Arena Football League, one in the UFL.) As for the draft, it isn't about filling immediate holes, but also setting yourself up for the future. To be honest, once you get past the second round, the pool of immediate starters goes down sharply. Also, let's not pretend this OL was one RT away from greatness. Outside Williams and Lichtensteiger, our personnel is pretty woeful. Polumbus wasn't even the worst OL last year. That went to Chester. So, not only did we need a RT, we
  10. Kinda hard to have much of an effect when the previous guy in charge made OL a low priority. We've been mostly working with castoffs from other teams and hoping late round picks develop. I'm hoping drafting Moses and Long lead to the OL rebuild that should have happened 4 years ago.
  11. I've mostly been keeping out of this thread, but I feel I need to make some general comments that aren't a response to anyone. Personally, I'm still a supporter of the name, despite those around me who feel otherwise. Personally, I can't judge whether Redskins is offensive to Native Americans (tho, given the disagreement about that, putting it on the level of the N-Word seems a bit over-the-top), but what I can speak to is the context that most associate the term with the football team in Washington. In that context, I don't see anything offensive. The team seems to treat its representatio
  12. I doubt I'll ever get sick of the comic book movies. Just too many properties worth making movies out there to do. As an example, before X-Men:DoFP, there was a trailer for Kingsmen: The Secret Service, which I hadn't heard of. Directed by Mathew Vaughn and based on a Mike Millar comic, it has Michael Caine and Colin Firth teaching young spies. It all sounds good to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyxDVCb3ky4
  13. While historically it has been true, good movies have been bleeding back as far as Feb now. I mean, look at 'The LEGO Movie', or 'The Winter Soldier' Course, I remember when 'The Matrix' came out on an April, and that was considered very early at the time when the summer season was thought to start around Memorial Day. So no, February isn't considered a death sentence anymore. But, being pushed back from the summer to Feb isn't a good sign, particularly with the short notice. The hope is that it does the film some good, but many times there isn't much you can do in the editing room
  14. Catching up a bit here. Yeah, that second Hercules trailer was less impressive than the first. Hopefully it lands somewhere in the middle. Kinda bummed about Jupiter Ascending. I'm actually been quite happy with the Wachoski's output since the Matrix, tho given that it hasn't always delivered at the box office, I can see why WB is wary. Adding a couple of animated films that I hadn't heard about before but look interesting: Song Of The Sea, done by the director of Secret Of Kells: The Book Of Life:
  15. Just got an e-mail from Total Wine that they are now carrying Sweet Water Brewing Co beer. I've had their 420 when I visited Atlanta, so it will be good that I can get it locally.
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