Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The War on Football

Last week wasn't the best week in the history of the National Football League (NFL).  Thanks to TMZ, a video surfaced of now ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now wife in the elevator in Atlantic City.  This was a huge embarrassment to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell because he originally suspended him for only the first 2 games of the regular season.  That decision already was controversial as being too light.  Now, after the video appeared, Rice's contract with the Ravens was terminated and was indefinite suspended by the league, although Rice and the Players Union are appealing the indefinite suspension. 

Then, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted of child abuse of hitting his 4-year old son with a switch.  He's now being under investigation for another child abuse case.  After not playing in the Vikings' lose to the Patriots, he's expected to play against the Saints.

Understandably, fans are upset on these two incidents as well as the league apparently lax investigation of the Rice video.  Many, including female fans, are furious on how the league disciplined players involved in domestic violence cases like Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers, who was found guilty of domestic violence, still playing until he was finally benched in last week's game against the Detroit Lions.  Also, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald, who was arrested BUT NO YET CHARGED for domestic violence, is still playing for the team.

Some people, I would like to call nutcases, were even calling to boycott watching NFL games until the league do something about DV cases.  Honestly, the idea of boycotting watching NFL games is idiotic, stupid, insane, and ridiculous.  You're punishing the vast majority of NFL players who are decent and have good character.  Players like Rice and Peterson are just a few bad apples.  Plus, if you do boycott the games, I'm guessing you're not an NFL fan to begin with.  You're just helping the anti-football nutcases in their cause to end the game of football we all love and enjoy.

Of course, many people wants Roger Goodell to step down or be fired as NFL Commissioner.  I'm not a fan of Goodell ranging from making the league into a wussifaction of the game with its numerous safety rules to appease the ambulance-chasing lawyers of former NFL players who should had known the risks of playing football to stupid rules like a ban of dunking on goalposts.  But, on this matter, I don't think he should resign unless there's a mountain of evidence that he deliberately lied about not seeing the Rice video.  Memo to people:  THE NFL ISN'T A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY!!!!  They can't, and shouldn't, monitor its players 24/7 like little babies.  The furor and anger of the Rice scandal should be at the D.A. and judge who decided not to press charges.

Also, there are other nutcases like the ever-so wise Rosie O'Donnell on The View the other day who suggested that NFL players are violent people who brings violence to their personal lives because they play a violent game since they were kids.  Also, they blamed us because we cheered for the violence on the field.  GIVE ME A BREAK!!!  Using that insane logic, players like Andrew Luck, JJ Watts, Tom Brady, Eli and Peyton Manning are really violent people who like to beat up women and children.  And, of course, we want players to beat up their wives because we love violence.  Well, how about NHL players?  Hockey is a violent sport.  How about boxing?  MMA fighting?  All violent sports.  And what these geniuses suggest what should be done?  Do they suggest we should ban football?  If they have their way, YES!  Memo to so-called geniuses, football doesn't make players violent any more than hockey makes players violent.  Believe it or not, players cans separate violence ON THE FIELD and still be peaceful people off the field.  Same thing to watching football.  The nutcases who claim that watching football causes people to be violent or causes spikes in domestic violence cases are just as wrong as the nutcases on the Left who blamed guns for rise of violence or the nutcases on the Right who constantly blamed violent movies, TV show, video game, or rap lyrics for people's violent behavior.

Believe me, Ray Rice should have been suspended for a year for what he done.  And, if I had it my way, he should never play in the league again until he show incredible remorse.  But, don't let jerks like Rice and Peterson symbolized all NFL players.  Contrary on what the media like ESPN said, the vast, vast majority of NFL players are the good guys.  of course, ESPN don't care because they want the ratings and continue to put politics in sports (isn't that why they unfairly let Rush Limbaugh go for its pregame show?  By talking politics?  What a bunch of hypocrites!).

There is a war on football by anti-football nutcases and radical feminists because it's a violent game, and it's about masculinity.  In addition to the ridiculous lawsuits regarding concussions, NFL fans like myself are rightfully worried about the state of the game we love.  People are even saying we should be ashamed to watch and love football because of the violence.  Well, that's a ton of B.S.  We must stand together to save this game from this politically-correct nonsense!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Favorite Films of 2014 Summer Movie Season

Another summer movie season is coming to a close.  What are your favorites?

Here are mine in terms of my desire to see it again in theatres:

1.  Guardians of the Galaxy
2.  X-Men:  Days of Future Past
3.  The Purge:  Anarchy
4.  The Expendables 3
5.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6.  Transformers:  Age of Extinction
7.  Edge of Tomorrow
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
9.  22 Jump Street
10.  Godzilla
11.  Jersey Boys
12.  As Above So Below

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Films I'm Looking Forward to Seeing in 2014

Here are some of the films I'm looking forward to seeing in 2014:

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Paranormal Activity 5
Captain America: Winter Soldier
The Amazin' Spider-Man 2
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Expendables 3
Devil's Due
Saving Mr. Banks
Lone Survivor
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers 4
The Wolf of Wall Street

Monday, December 30, 2013

Favorite Films of 2013

As 2013 is about to come to a close, what are your favorite films of the year?

Here's my list.

As 2013 is about to come to a close, what are your favorite films of the year?

Here's my list.

The Conjuring
Fast & Furious 6
Thor the Dark World
The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire
The Best Man Holiday
Iron Man 3
The Wolverine
The Heat
Evil Dead
The Purge
Man of Steel
American Hustle
World War Z
Kevin Hart:  Let Me Explain
This Is the End
The World's End
Captain Phillips
Star Trek Into Darkness
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
Zero Dark Thirty
A Good Day to Die Hard
G.I. Joe:  Retaliation
Insidious:  Chapter 2
Olympus Had Fallen
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Pacific Rim
Kick-Ass 2
The Last Stand
Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa
We're the Millers
Anchorman 2

Monday, September 2, 2013

Fall/Winter Movies to Look Forward To See

Now that we're done with the summer movie season, the focus now shift to the fall and winter releases.

Some of the films I'm looking forward to seeing:

Insidious Chapter 2
Jackass Presents:  Bad Grandpa
Thor:  The Dark World
The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire
Anchorman 2
The Wolf of Wall Street
Escape Plan
Grudge Match
The Best Man Holiday
The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I don't know if there will be a Paranormal Activity 5 this October.  Does anyone know if it will be release this year?

What films are you looking forward this fall?

Favorite Films This Summer

Now that the summer movie season is over, what are your favorite films this summer?

Here's my list:

1.  The Conjuring
2.  Fast & Furious 6
3.  You're Next
4.  Star Trek Into Darkness
5.  The Heat
6.  Iron Man 3
7.  The World's End
8.  Kevin Hart:  let Me Explain
9.  The Purge
10.  The Wolverine
11.  Pacific Rim
12.  Man of Steel
13.  World War Z
14.  Kick-Ass 2

Films I regretted not seeing in theatres:

1.  The Hangover III
2.  This is the End
3.  Red 2
4.  Now You See Me.

I'm still hoping to see 2 Guns & Fruitvale Station as well as maybe Monster University when they play at a bargain theatre.

Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Summer Films I'm Excited to See

With the release of Iron Man 3, it's an early kickoff to the summer movie season (my favorite time of year). 

Here are some of the films I want to see:

Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Hangover 3
Fast & Furious 6
Man of Steel
White House Down
The Smurfs 2
Red 2
The Conjuring
The Wolverine
2 Guns
300:  Rise of an Empire
Pacific Rim
You're Next
The Purge
Monster University

On the Maybe List:
The Great Gatsby
After Earth
Tyler Perry Presents Peeples
World War Z
The Internship
The Lone Ranger