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  • #136156

    Suzy
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    Albert Finney wont be down for breakfast or able to star in the sequel to Looker (a movie I liked a lot as a kid).

    Good actor. RIP.

    Maybe late to this but the great Frank Robinson passed yesterday. There were some really heartfelt tributes on Twitter. Man, Fred Lynn is a great follow–he seems like the nicest, most genuine guy in the world and in every picture of him, he’s smiling like, “Life is good!”

    Anyhow, RIP Frank Robinson.

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    #136157

    Suzy
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    Can’t edit because the posts disappear but obviously, Lynn posted a sweet tribute to Robinson.

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    #136158

    At least he picked decent paintings, Gill would pick shitty metal albums.

    Is there any other kind?

    #136159

    Lebron
    Participant

    That guy was solid.  No Rebhorn obviously, but who is?

    #136160

    Albert Finney wont be down for breakfast or able to star in the sequel to Looker (a movie I liked a lot as a kid).

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    #136161

    Suzy
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    That guy was solid. No Rebhorn obviously, but who is?

    Love Finney in “Two for the Road” with Audrey Hepburn.

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    #136162

    Lebron
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    Loved his scene with Roberts in Brockovich

    What makes you think you can go in there and do whatever you want?

    They’re called boobs, Ed.

    His appearance in Skyfall was a great surprise as well.

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    #136163

    I’m a big fan of Miller’s Crossing, and Finney’s great in it. Mostly I love the slang concocted for the movie.

    take your flunky and dangle.

    Mr. Inside-Outski, like some goddamn Bolshevik picking up his orders from Yegg Central.

    What’s the rumpus?

    She’s a sick twist all right.

    I’M SICK A’ THE HIGH HAT!

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    #136164

    Lebron
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    I give up.

    “The way I viewed the situation is that I think a lot of people, because of Kyrie’s announcement at the beginning of the year, thought that it was a marriage,” Ainge said on Boston sports radio 98.5 The Sports Hub. “And I think that it’s more like an engagement. And we’re going to get married on July 1st. I think that engagement is still on, as far as I know.

    “In my individual conversations with Kyrie, we’re still engaged but we really can’t make those vows, sign that contract until July 1st.”

    #136165

    Feejis
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    The NBA and its people seem exhausting.

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    #136166

    Nashua Dad
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    The NBA and its people seem exhausting.

    You don’t have to follow the nonsense to enjoy the games though. NBA twitter is like Boston Sports Radio, not listening has brought me more joy.

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    #136167

    Canadian Soldier
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    Albert Finney wont be down for breakfast or able to star in the sequel to Looker (a movie I liked a lot as a kid).

    Good actor. RIP.

    Maybe late to this but the great Frank Robinson passed yesterday. There were some really heartfelt tributes on Twitter. Man, Fred Lynn is a great follow–he seems like the nicest, most genuine guy in the world and in every picture of him, he’s smiling like, “Life is good!”

    Anyhow, RIP Frank Robinson.

    I remember my parents thought that Finney’s breakout film, Tom Jones, was tremendous.  Very risqué and different. I saw it as an adult and it was kind of a letdown, I guess because what was bawdy and daring and funny in 1963 had been wayyyyyyy surpassed by 1993 or 1994, whenever I saw it.

    Frank Robinson was the real deal, even in the twilight of his career with the Orioles. He would have been amazing in a Red Sox uniform, but he was a little too “militant” for Yawkey and his front office.  :ozzy:   However, he mentored a young Don Baylor and in 1986 Baylor, as a veteran, brought Robinson’s attributes — crowding the plate, getting on by HBP, sliding hard into second to break up the DP, leader in the clubhouse (judge of the Kangaroo Court), as well as power hitting — here to win a pennant.

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    #136170

    Kingasaurus
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    I remember my parents thought that Finney’s breakout film, Tom Jones, was tremendous. Very risqué and different. I saw it as an adult and it was kind of a letdown, I guess because what was bawdy and daring and funny in 1963 had been wayyyyyyy surpassed by 1993 or 1994, whenever I saw it.

    It’s like a tamer version of Moulin Rouge, with the weird cartoon sound effects and irreverent cutting and breaking the 4th wall. I totally get why 60’s audiences had never seen anything like it.

     

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    #136172

    Coma
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    What does BB have to atone for? The Miami game? Shitting the bed in Detroit?

    Not producing multiple 19-0 seasons, where the offense scores at will every game and the defense shuts every opponent down, holding them to one score or less.

    Somehow, these people believe they’re more realistic and rational than the “homers” who are happy after a close win or aren’t suicidal after a loss.

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    #136173

    Kingasaurus
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    The idea that Butler playing would have made the difference between defeat and victory is the most insane mind-virus that has spread through the brain-dead hottake collective in some time. Apparently Bill is “atoning” for that. They can all fuck off.

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    #136174

    Lebron
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    He’s a cornerback for crying out loud.  Bill didn’t play him because apparently he was a complete fucking mess leading up to the game.  If he played they may have lost worse.

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    #136175

    Miserable Fellow
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    Harmon went from 2 snaps in the AFCC to being ready when his number was called in the Soupey.

    Shelton went from healthy scratch to important starter in the Super Bowl.

    Why are we still talking about this?

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    #136176

    02062
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    Dak gets it….

    “Nobody’s wife makes as much money as his wife does either,” Prescott told USA Today, referring to supermodel Gisele Bündchen. “When Tom Brady isn’t the breadwinner in the home, then that’s a great problem to have.

     

    “So in that case, he can do that. He can do his contract however you want to do it.”

    #136178

    Big Fat O
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    Ainge is the best GM at keeping the media at bay. I actually believe what he says which may be wrong but he’s talking to the players and the the “insiders” aren’t.

    #136179

    Humphrey
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    I’m a big fan of Miller’s Crossing, and Finney’s great in it. Mostly I love the slang concocted for the movie.

    take your flunky and dangle.

    Mr. Inside-Outski, like some goddamn Bolshevik picking up his orders from Yegg Central.

    What’s the rumpus?

    She’s a sick twist all right.

    I’M SICK A’ THE HIGH HAT!

    I love the scene where Leo kills the guys who come to his house to kill him….with Danny Boy playing in the background.
    Jon Polito, another unfortunately dead actor who was great in that movie.

    #136180

    Major Intangibles
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    So reputed smart person Craig Mustard just told me and literally tens of other listeners that the Sterling Moore pass breakup in the end zone was ‘a Lee Evans drop.’  :dry:

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

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    #136181

    Lebron
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    So Gase’s staff includes Hardo Gregg and Joe Vitt.  Is Gase not familiar with Vitt calling Hardo Gregg a liar and referring to his hardoness a schtick no one takes seriously?  And sounds like Hardo Gregg got mad at Gase because he didn’t originally hire his kid Blake but now he has.  And Vitt is Gase’s father in law.  I’m sure this will all go well.

    #136182

    Lefty
    Moderator

    So Gase’s staff includes Hardo Gregg and Joe Vitt. Is Gase not familiar with Vitt calling Hardo Gregg a liar and referring to his hardoness a schtick no one takes seriously? And sounds like Hardo Gregg got mad at Gase because he didn’t originally hire his kid Blake but now he has. And Vitt is Gase’s father in law. I’m sure this will all go well.

    Image result for adam gase eyes

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    #136183

    Miserable Fellow
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    So Gase’s staff includes Hardo Gregg and Joe Vitt. Is Gase not familiar with Vitt calling Hardo Gregg a liar and referring to his hardoness a schtick no one takes seriously? And sounds like Hardo Gregg got mad at Gase because he didn’t originally hire his kid Blake but now he has. And Vitt is Gase’s father in law. I’m sure this will all go well.

    Image result for adam gase eyes

    It’s remarkable how Adam Gase has gone from reasonable looking human being at the beginning of his Dolphins’ tenure to overacting ham cast in community theatre production of Glengarry Glen Ross in his Jets’ press conference.

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    #136184

    Miserable Fellow
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    Just got back from lunch at my daughter’s favorite restaurant, the 99 (in Braintree, not Charlestown, alas). On all the TVs were a replay of Super Bowl Fucking 42, because that’s all the rest of America has left, I guess. Anyway, Asante Samuel’s INT drop was precisely the same level of difficulty as Stephon Gilmore’s successful INT. Jump, slightly raise arms, grab ball and win Super Bowl. No interference from WR. That’s why Stephon is an all pro and Asante was just very good, I guess?

    Something I forgot altogether: After Asante’s drop, after the helmet catch, Eli throws a tipped wounded duck popup that wobbles down at the 10 yard line that #31 gets his fingertips on for another chance at the game winning INT. That one would have been a spectacular catch, but it was a chance and I forgot all about it. Looked up the roster: Brandon Meriweather! Cripes.

    At one point, Eli was 10 for 21 for 105 yards or so and Burress was 1 for 6 targets. Defense did its’ work that day, Asante’s drop aside.

    Side benefit of this last Super Bowl: 42 is no longer the gold standard for awesome offense getting unexpectedly stifled in the Super Bowl.

    In conclusion, fuck the Giants and fuck the refs for not calling the in the grasp and holding.

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