Monday, September 22, 2014

Nina Agdal

It really doesn't get much better!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cardinals 23, 49ers 14

The Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the season today with a 23-14 win over the 49ers @ University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.  It really was a tale of 2 halves, the 49ers came out strong but the Cardinals really dominated in the second half.  I love this Cardinals coaching staff!  They did it without Carson Palmer too, making it even more impressive.  Nice win Cards!

Observations:

Saints 20, Vikings 9

The Vikings dropped to 1-2 today with a 20-9 loss to the Saints at the Superdome in New Orleans.  The Vikings dug themselves an early hole and just weren't able to dig out of it.  It was the start of the Teddy Bridgewater era though, I'm guessing he pulls a Wally Pipp.  Even Bridgewater couldn't provide a spark to this Vikings offense though as they once again struggled mightily.  Until that Vikings offense gets moving, they are going to struggle.

Observations:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Minnesota 24, San Jose State 7

The Gophers improved to 3-1 today with a 24-7 win over San Jose State from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.  I cannot say that it was the prettiest win I've ever seen, Minnesota had only 1 completed pass the whole game for just 7 yards, they also had 10 penalties and 2 turnovers.  Still, the Gophers really had control of this game from their opening drive and their rushing attack was very impressive today, they really didn't need to throw the ball much more, they also forced 5 turnovers.  It was some good old time football.  If they want to win a few B1G games though, they will need to do a better job passing the ball (whether it's Leidner or Streveler).

Observations:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Antonio Brown

Did you see this?  That had to hurt!  Ouch!

Antonio Brown Introduces The Front Heel Kick To The NFL

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TPSG Top 10 Movies of 1988

Continuing with my look at the best movies of years gone by.

Top 10 Movies of 1988:
  1. Rain Man - Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise
  2. Die Hard - Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman
  3. Bull Durham - Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon
  4. Big - Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins
  5. The Last Temptation of Christ - Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel
  6. The Naked Gun - Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
  7. A Fish Called Wanda - John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis
  8. Midnight Run - Robert DeNiro, Charles Grodin
  9. Colors - Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, Robert Duvall
  10. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Steve Martin, Michael Caine
Dustin Hoffman was phenomenal in "Rain Man", his Best Actor Oscar was well deserved.   As is typical, the original "Die Hard" was easily the best in the "Die Hard" series.   "Bull Durham" is my all time favorite baseball movie.  I absolutely loved watching Tom Hanks play a child in a man's body in "Big", it was so much fun!  Would you really want anyone other than Martin Scorsese to make "The Last Temptation of Christ" movie?  Some people maybe I guess, not me though.  Leslie Nielson as Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" has to go down as one of the funniest characters in film history.  Outside of the Monty Python series, "A Fish Called Wanda" is probably my favorite John Cleese film.  "Midnight Run" is a fun road film, the chemistry between DeNiro & Grodin was great. "Colors" brought to life the brutality that is South Central Los Angeles.   "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a very underrated comedy, watching Martin & Caine scheme against each other is great fun!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cardinals 25, Giants 14

The Cardinals moved to 2-0 with a 25-14 win over the Giants in New York today.  Call them the Cardiac Cards!  That's 2 weeks in row now where they were trailing in the 4th quarter and came back to win!  I'm impressed, I don't know how they are doing it after all the top notch talent they are playing without (Carson Palmer, John Abraham, Darnell Dockett, Darryl Washington, to name a few).  First place with the 49ers coming in next week!

Observations:

Patriots 30, Vikings 7

The Vikings fall 30-7 to the Patriots today @ TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.  The Vikings drop to 1-1 on the season.  This was an ugly game from the Vikings perspective, too many penalties, too many dropped balls, too many missed assignments, and their QB play was just abysmal.  I didn't see many positives, it was a bit of a reality check too, given the Vikings 5-0 start (including that 4-0 preseason) under Mike Zimmer.  They are without a doubt, still a work in progress.

Observations:

Swimsuit Babes in Borneo

I'm not sure where Borneo is, but I want to go.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Arizona St 38, Colorado 24

The Sun Devils moved to 3-0 with 38-24 win over Colorado tonight in Boulder.  It was a strange game that was full of all sorts of momentum swings.  ASU came out strong, let the Buffaloes back into the game, pulled away once again, then held on for the victory.  It was in no way a thing of beauty, the young defense gave up way too many yards and they had a couple of potentially devastating injuries.  Still, a conference road win, is a conference road win, you take them however they come.

Observations:
  • Arizona State has still not trailed in a game this season.  
  • It may be time to start the D.J. Foster for Heisman talk
  • Under Todd Graham, ASU is now 19-5 when scoring first. 
  • Arizona State is now 7-3 in Pac12 road games under Todd Graham. 
  • Taylor Kelly has thrown a TD in 26 of his 30 games as a starter
  • Hopefully, injuries don't take a negative toll on the Sun Devils.   
  • The offense did seem to stall with Mike Bercovici at the helm.
  • Total Yards:  Arizona State 428, Colorado 545
  • Turnovers:  Arizona State 0, Colorado 3
  • The Sun Devils long snapping needs some work.  
  • Jaelen Stron sure does have a knack for drawing pass interference penalties
  • I love the big strike capabilities of the Sun Devils offense
  • Was that a TE sighting by the Sun Devils?  
  • Kalen Ballage is a load to bring down
  • Matt Haack averaged 48.1 yards on 7 punts.  Not bad
  • Jordan Simone had his best game at DB.  Nice story
  • Arizona State was just 4 of 13 on 3rd downs.  
  • Was Colorado stealing the Sun Devils defensive play calls?  
  • Mike MacIntyre does appear to have Colorado headed in the right direction.
  • Up next?  UCLA @ Sun Devil Stadium next Saturday night. 

TCU 30, Minnesota 7

The Gophers were throttled 30-7 by TCU today in Fort Worth.  The Gophers fall to 2-1 on the season.  It was not a good showing by the Gophers, they were clearly outgunned and outclassed by a superior team.  Jerry Kill & company's inability to develop a respectable QB is starting to get a bit troubling.  They've taken so many other steps, but without a QB they are not giving themselves much of a chance against quality opponents.  Today's game reminded me of how team's approached Christian Ponder and the Vikings the past several years, load the box, blitz a ton and make them beat you through the air, which Christian Ponder (and Mitch Leidner today) was not able to do.  Very frustrating.

Observations:
  • That TCU defense may well be the best that the Gophers see this year.
  • TCU was clearly the faster, more athletic team. 
  • Set your feet on those passes Mitch Leidner.
  • TCU won the battle of the trenches, on both sides of the ball. 
  • Minnesota needs to stop coming out of the gate so slowly. 
  • Chris Streveler provided some spark to the offense late.  
  • Total Yards:  TCU 427, Minnesota 268
  • Damien Wilson was all over the field once again.  
  • After a rough start, Eric Murray looked good down the stretch. 
  • I'm really starting to dislike all of these no huddle up-tempo offenses.  
  • You cannot turn the ball over 5 times on the road and expect to win. 
  • It was nice to see K.J. Maye get some catches.   
  • Only 41 yards on 15 carries (2.7 ypc) for David Cobb
  • Pete Mortell punted 8 times for a 46.6 yard average. 
  • Minnesota was only 2 of 12 on third downs.  That won't cut it. 
  • At least Iowa lost today.  It's the small victories.  
  • Josh Doctson is a heckuva WR, he made the catch of the day!
  • The Big Ten really stinks at football this year.   
  • At least this bit of information provided a bright spot.  
  • Up next?  San Jose State @ TCF Bank Stadium next Saturday. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

AZ Tidbits