Saturday, December 20, 2014

AZ Tidbits

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bubba Claus

How can you not be a fan of Bubba Watson?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

POTpourri

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Xenia Deli

Looking good!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

University of North Dakota Nickname?

Isn't it time they select a new nickname?

Here are a few suggestions:

University of North Dakota Eagles
University of North Dakota Explorers
University of North Dakota Falcons
University of North Dakota Flickertails
University of North Dakota Frackers
University of North Dakota Hawks
University of North Dakota Norsemen
University of North Dakota Oilers
University of North Dakota Owls
University of North Dakota Pike
University of North Dakota Pioneers
University of North Dakota River Hawks
University of North Dakota Roughriders
University of North Dakota Skyhawks
University of North Dakota Thrashers
University of North Dakota Thunderbirds
University of North Dakota Vikings
University of North Dakota Walleyes


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lions 16, Vikings 14

The Vikings fell to 6-8 on the season today with a 16-14 loss to the Lions in Detroit.  It was a winnable game, in fact, they led for most of it, only surrendering the lead in the final four minutes of the game.  They had their chances too, turnovers and missed field goals sunk them.  Not all was lost though, for the most part they played pretty well despite several key injuries, they are also clearly improving as the season progresses.  In the long run, a close loss probably will help them more anyways.  I loved the effort, keep in up Vikings!

Observations:
  • Minus those 2 interceptions, Teddy Bridgewater played well today.
  • Xavier Rhodes did a nice job of slowing down Calvin Johnson.  
  • Matt Asiata does run hard, I will give him that much.  
  • Teddy Bridgewater to Charles Johnson is starting to have a nice ring to it.  
  • Everson Griffen was uncharacteristically quiet today. 
  • I didn't quite understanding the targeting to Cordarrelle Patterson late in the game. 
  • Don't overlook the fact that the Lions have the NFL's 2nd rated defense.  
  • Jarius Wright has statistically improved every season in Minnesota. 
  • 68 yard field goal attempt or a hail mary?  Walsh can hit that. 
  • First 25 minutes:  Vikings 14, Lions 0
  • Final 35 minutes:  Lions 16, Vikings 0
  • Turnovers:  Vikings 2, Lions 0
  • 2 minute Teddy still needs some work on his 2 minute offense. 
  • It was nice to see Kyle Rudolph contributing to the offense.  
  • Cordarrelle Patterson finally had a nice kick return.  
  • Ben Tate hasn't really stood out to me so far in his short Vikings run.  
  • Even though he was 0-3 on field goals, I cannot blame Blair Walsh for this loss.
  • The Vikings offensive line is in tatters.    
  • Viking draft needs:  OL, LB, RB, WR, DB
  • Ndamukong Suh's arms are massive.  
  • Up next?  @ Miami to take on the Dolphins next Sunday.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

TPSG Top 10 Movies of 1985

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

Top 10 Movies of 1985:
  1. Pale Rider - Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty
  2. Back to the Future - Michael J Fox, Lea Thompson
  3. The Falcon and the Snowman - Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton
  4. The Color Purple - Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg
  5. The Breakfast Club - Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
  6. Mask - Cher, Eric Stoltz
  7. Fletch - Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker
  8. Prizzi's Honor - Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner
  9. Purple Rose of Cairo - Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels
  10. Witness - Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis
"Pale Rider" is one of my favorite Western movies ever.  "Back to the Future" didn't win many awards but it was a ton of fun to watch.  "The Falcon and the Snowman" is one of Sean Penn's early works, it was obvious that good things were to come for him.  "The Color Purple" is Oprah Winfrey's finest performance.  "The Breakfast Club" may be John Hughes best film, it's classic 80's.  Eric Stoltz performance as Rocky Dennis in "Mask" is one for the ages, Cher is very good too.  Chevy Chase made some very funny movies in the 80's, "Fletch" is one amongst them!   Jack Nicholson & Kathleen Turner are great in "Prizzi's Honor".  "The Purple Rose of Cairo" is one of Woody Allen's better films, that's saying something.  "Witness" was an interesting and thrilling glimpse into the world of the Amish.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shake It Off!

Shake it off Angels!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cardinals 12, Rams 6

The Cardinals held on and knocked off the Rams 12-6 tonight on Thursday Night Football.  The Cardinals improve to 11-3 on the season and essentially lock up a playoff spot.  Can we give Bruce Arians the Coach of the Year Award already?   He's doing it with mirrors at this point.  There are red flags everywhere though, especially on offense, injuries are really decimating them, so you may need to enjoy it while you can.  Nice win Cards!!

Observations:

AZ Tidbits

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

POTpourri

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cardinals 17, Chiefs 14

The Cardinals topped the Chiefs 17-14 today in Glendale.  The Cardinals improve to 10-3 on the season.  This is the first time the Cardinals franchise has recorded back to back 10 win seasons since 1976.  Props to Steve Keim & Bruce Arians for that feat.  This was a huge win too, they were coming of 2 straight losses and were reeling.  Just three games to go (@ St Louis, Seattle @ home, then @ San Francisco to close the season).  The injuries are mounting too, it's going to be a tough closing stretch.  Stay tough Cards!

Observations: