Friday, January 23, 2009

The guy that was hired to be fired, has been fired

Herm Edwards was finally fired today. Herm's a good and decent man, but his track record as a head coach is pretty dismal.

I think he would be a good fit on another staff, because he's a no nonsense guy. As we saw with the Larry Johnson 2008 campaign, Herm's not intimidated by punk kids w/ outlandish contracts (or the GM that drafted them...). I bet he honestly thought he was doing the right thing by benching Johnson in mid-season. The results are still in the air, but the intent was to show Johnson that team comes first and assaulting women and being an overall bitch, comes second. I hope Johnson is the next to go, and can go about embarrassing the NFL in another city.

In addition to tire marks on his back, courtesy Gunther Cunningham, Herm takes with him his dignity. Some may argue that he talks too much when in front of the media (agreed), but I have no doubt that he will say all the rights things on his way out of town. Herm is a "League Guy" and I don't doubt that he would run the risk of tarnishing the league, by talking shit about the Chiefs, Carl Peterson or the Hunt family.

The always ranting Jack Harry broke the story earlier this week that Mike Shanahan, formerly of the Denver Broncos, is in line to be the 11th head coach of the once proud Chiefs. I suppose it's possible. But since Elway retired, Shanahan hasn't been much better than Edwards. Jake Plummer, Brian Griese and Jay Cutler (and others I would assume) were all brought in on Shanahan's watch, and despite a few pro bowl appearances, haven't fared much better than Damon Huard, Brody Croyle or Tyler Thigpin. The conspiracy theorist in me, is hoping that Carl Peterson, as one final "fuck you" to Jack Harry, planted the story to embarrass the fool. That would be sweet.

There's also talk about former Oakland & Tampa coach Jon Gruden coming in to save the day. He did win a Super Bowl with the Bucs, but it was in his first year, with Tony Dungy's players and Brad Johnson, a journeyman QB. Gruden's track record of developing a young, franchise QB is even worse than Herm's.

The other hot name out there, is the offensive coordinator from the Super Bowl bound Arizona Cardinals (damn, feels strange to type that). He's 42 years old and his name is Todd. Do we really care about the rest? Maybe it's time to go with young coaches to match the young players? If they are going to stand on the sidelines bungling clock management, when to go for two points and just look lost & overwhelmed, why not let a few young pups take their lumps and learn with the rest of the team?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Don't go in there!

I caught My Bloody Valentine the other night. There's a lot of blood, almost as much skin, quite a few laughs (although not sure all were intentional) and loads of fun. If you have seen the original, you will even recognize the nice homage to what was one of the "wickedest" killings put on film in 1981.

Presenting the movie in 3D made for even more fun. Yes, you have to wear the silly glasses... but it works. Plenty of mayhem flying directly at you. Although the much ballyhooed nude scene, doesn't really benefit from 3D.

All in all, lots of fun. But make no mistake, this isn't for kids.

You are probably asking yourself "Who in the world would bring their kids to a movie like that?" I'll tell you who... the idiots posing as parents to the 3 families that were in attendance, that's who!

I wish I was making this up, but there were indeed three families in the theater. If I had to guess, I would say that some of the kids were as young as 5 years old, along w/ an infant that cried during the previews.

I don't have kids, but in a case like this, I reserve the right to tell others how to raise theirs... The nudity and sex don't really bother me... but as a parent, at what point do you decide it's ok to take your children to a horror movie where the bad guy puts down his foes with a pick axe??? I made an effort to track the body count, but lost track after the first 6 minutes. The bodies and body parts pile up fast and they pile up high.

I was so surprised to see little children at the movie, that I emailed AMC this morning. Asking them why they don't follow Cinemark's lead, and not allow anyone under 10 in an R rated movie at 6 PM. No response yet.

I have to assume that these kids have all seen the Saw movies as well as all the Eli Roth torture porn clones... and just have to scratch my head wondering what kind of adults they will grow up to be.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I've had some pretty lousy days before, butt...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Lazy Friday

Someone that sits down the aisle from me at work...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Date night!

This looks so dreadful, that I'd be willing to pay $8 to see it. Plus, I'm fascinated by the concept of remaking a terrible slasher movie from 1981. Did I mention that it's in 3-D?