Sandra Bullock Week!

“You didn’t leave me! I can’t believe it..you didn’t leave me.” This line can be heard a) in the film Speed, or b) in my living room after I made my wife watch seven Sandra Bullock movies over the course of a week. The answer is both. Seriously, I’m really surprised she didn’t leave me. Imagine having your significant other ask tell you that two hours of your free time everyday for the next week will be filled with something you didn’t ask for, even wanted in the first place.

How does something like this happen? Well, in this case, I had already watched ‘A Time to Kill’ and ‘The Proposal’ with my wife, then decided that I needed to dedicate an entire week to Sandra Bullock movies. Over the course of a week, we watched the following seven films: Miss Congeniality, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous, Speed, The Heat, The Blind Side, Gravity, and Our Brand is Crisis. In case you were wondering why I didn’t include some of her more highly acclaimed films such as 28 Days or Crash, I should tell you that my criteria for selection was somewhat random. Some films I’ve never seen before, others I’ve seen, but not in a long time, others I had only seen part of, and other I hadn’t seen at all. I only have so much time during the day so cuts had to be made. Also, Sandra Bullock Month would not have gone over well[1]. What follows is our collective experience watching these films, including my wife’s hilarious (and sometimes controversial) comments.

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King of the Sports Movie

Everyone needs to know their wheelhouse. And one man who knows his is Kevin Costner. His wheelhouse is sports movies. There isn’t another actor on this planet that I would rather watch in a sports movie than him.

My wife questions whether or not he’s a good actor, I say that it doesn’t matter because he knows his audience and he knows what works.

To that end, I decided to breakdown a few of Costner’s most notable sports movie roles and decide which was the most Costner-esque.

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Fantasy Baseball Review #4

R.I.P. to my 2018 Fantasy Baseball Season.

Reyes

So much hope at the beginning of the season, so much promise. But, such as life, nothing in baseball is a guarantee. This is especially true when it comes to pitchers.

I know it’s only one guy, but Alex Reyes was supposed to be my ace, my mid-season savior, my man. Now he’s bordering on being the guy who was supposed to be the next big thing, but kept getting injured.

So what do I do now?

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Ghostbusters Original Soundtrack Album – A Personal Retrospective

Ghostbusters is something I’ve loved since I was five years old. Not only have I seen the movie countless times, but I’ve listened to the soundtrack on multiple platforms including cassette, vinyl (which I borrowed from my local library), compact disc, and digital.

So when I was perusing the vinyl section of a local music shop and came across the 30th Anniversary re-release of the soundtrack, I felt nostalgically obligated to purchase it.

What follows is a track by track review that my five year old self never knew would exist.

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Fantasy Baseball Review #3

Good news, bad news situation for my team. Good news is that I’ve moved up to 9th place (no more cellar dwelling for this guy!). The bad news is that Alex Reyes returned only to land on the DL after pitching only 4 innings in his debut.

My team is just kinda floating by at the moment. Welington Castillo got himself suspended (c’mon, brah, it’s 2018). Ryan Zimmerman is just chillin’ on the DL, along with Johnny Cueto, Zach Britton, and Adam Ottavino.

But hey, Joe Panik should be activated today! He’ll certainly give me a real boost!

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High School Movies – Part 2!

Part 2! Below are my favorite high school movies that were released after I was out of high school. This is a short list with three no-brainers that are all essentially tied for number one. Everything else felt like a flash in the pan: funny at the time, but no real staying power. Maybe I’m getting too old?

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