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  • #130128

    Yahtzee
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    Squish the Fish!

    #130129

    Starfucker Kraft can’t keep his fucking trap shut:

    Gee, I can’t understand why the other owners would ever want to knock him down a few pegs.

    #130131

    Rickkyboy
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    I’m wondering how much day to day Mr. Kraft is really involved. I would think Jonathan is running the show. If only Mr. Kraft just spent his days tending the backyard vineyard like the Don in GF1.

    #130132

    Humphrey
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    I’m wondering how much day to day Mr. Kraft is really involved. I would think Jonathan is running the show. If only Mr. Kraft just spent his days tending the backyard vineyard like the Don in GF1.

    Shank would have you believe he’ll meet his end not like the Don but more like Philip Tattaglia (in bed with a young girl).

    #130134

    Canadian Soldier
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    Re-read Puzo’s novel for the first time in many years. What an over-written potboiler, but still a satisfying read.  (Page 27 never disappoints.  :ohmy: )  With Puzo sleeping with the fishes these days, Coppola says now that he thought the book was trashy — especially the Lucy Mancini anatomy subplot. Characters are in the book who are barely in GF1 or GF2 (Mancini, Al Neri) or not there at all (Nino Valenti, the Dean Martin to Fontane’s Sinatra). But you can see how FFC and Puzo brought GF1 to the screen, Coppola with his famous notebook where he rips out pages of the novel and annotates them. A lot of dialogue was very familiar. Robert Towne definitely did great work in writing the original scene, not in the book, where Michael and the Don have one last strategy session before the Don collapses in his garden. “There just wasn’t enough time, Michael.” “We’ll get there, pops.”  Also (no spoiler alerts for a 50-year-old book) in the novel, Kay leaves Michael right after Connie confronts him about Carlo’s murder (and Michael’s lie). She takes the kids to her folks’ house in New Hampshire, where Hagen shows up and, against all the rules, gives her the straight dope about why Carlo had to go. Kay decides to go back to Michael, in Vegas, only after converting to Catholicism and lights a candle every day at Mass to pray for his sinful soul.

     

     

    #130135

    BrianInLA
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    Mean Mark(tm) vs TEC. A work? Or a BSMW Main Event?

    #130136

    Kingasaurus
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    Re-read Puzo’s novel for the first time in many years. What an over-written potboiler, but still a satisfying read. (Page 27 never disappoints. :ohmy: ) With Puzo sleeping with the fishes these days, Coppola says now that he thought the book was trashy — especially the Lucy Mancini anatomy subplot. Characters are in the book who are barely in GF1 or GF2 (Mancini, Al Neri) or not there at all (Nino Valenti, the Dean Martin to Fontane’s Sinatra). But you can see how FFC and Puzo brought GF1 to the screen, Coppola with his famous notebook where he rips out pages of the novel and annotates them. A lot of dialogue was very familiar. Robert Towne definitely did great work in writing the original scene, not in the book, where Michael and the Don have one last strategy session before the Don collapses in his garden. “There just wasn’t enough time, Michael.” “We’ll get there, pops.” Also (no spoiler alerts for a 50-year-old book) in the novel, Kay leaves Michael right after Connie confronts him about Carlo’s murder (and Michael’s lie). She takes the kids to her folks’ house in New Hampshire, where Hagen shows up and, against all the rules, gives her the straight dope about why Carlo had to go. Kay decides to go back to Michael, in Vegas, only after converting to Catholicism and lights a candle every day at Mass to pray for his sinful soul.

    Puzo got screenwriter credit for Superman: The Movie, but the scuttlebutt was that they threw out almost everything in his early submitted draft. There was apparently some weird shit in there. like Superman saving the Pope.  :lol:

    #130137

    Yahtzee
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    Syracuse has some sort of magic juju against Clemson.

    #130138

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    And, OSU fans are so distasteful they have driven me to root for Penn State.  Blech.

    #130142

    Lebron
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    Kraft isn’t saying anything we haven’t said here.  I guess it’s just ok for us to say it but not him?  They’ve lost picks been fined and still made 5 SBs winning 2 since this stuff started.  If they’re trying to knock him down a peg it’s not working.  Keep trying.  Are we supposed to be scared?  Be quiet Robert or the other big bad owners are going to get you?

    #130144

    Lebron
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    I hope Urban Meyer gets a heart attack for real this time.

    #130145

    Starfucker Kraft can’t keep his fucking trap shut:

    Gee, I can’t understand why the other owners would ever want to knock him down a few pegs.

    I fucked up which PFT tweet to post. I saw it earlier this morning, meant to post it, then lost it in the shuffle. So I looked up “@profootballtalk kraft envy” and pulled up the wrong tweet. Here’s the relevant one:

    Kraft doing the “envy and jealousy” line in May 2017 is justifiable (although I think February’s the real justifiable margin, and May’s pushing it). His team just won a Super Bowl after the league railroaded his quarterback for four games. He’s entitled to a little fuck-you-and-kindly-kiss-my-ass boasting.

    But still doing that song and dance 16 months later? That’s like him retelling the “schmuck” story to anyone who’ll listen.

     

    #130147

    Lebron
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    He’s not calling press conferences or holding court.  He was on a CNBC segment.  And if you read what he said he answers a question and touches on it.  Not droning on about it.  Bill called a press conference following the air pressure in footballs and brought in references to the videotaping from the wrong spot, were you upset about that?

    #130148

    Lebron
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    That Ryder Cup was a shitshow.  Tiger 0-4, Phil 0-2.  They need to figure out fourball and foursome pairings, seems like Furyk was throwing guys out there with no plan.  Or why Reed only played 3 matches.  Guy like that should get run out there 5 times unless he’s full on sucking.

    #130149

    02062
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    That Ryder Cup was a shitshow. Tiger 0-4, Phil 0-2. They need to figure out fourball and foursome pairings, seems like Furyk was throwing guys out there with no plan. Or why Reed only played 3 matches. Guy like that should get run out there 5 times unless he’s full on sucking.

    But Phil and Tiger are names I know.  #Weaponz

    #130151

    TJM
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    :wub: That’s more like it

    #130152

    Nashua Dad
    Participant

    You’re not cheating you’re not trying lol. Let’s remember that one Rich Gannon.

    #130153

    TJM
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    Ball! And touchdown

    #130154

    TJM
    Participant

    So it’s like we all said last week we love michel

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  TJM.
    #130156

    Lebron
    Participant

    For a small guy Michel does a tremendous job falling forward.

    #130157

    jforb
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    The hell are the Lions wearing?

    #130158

    TJM
    Participant

    Can’t be worse than those Green Bay unis

    #130159

    Gimp
    Participant

    Michel and Dorsett both with good games today, that drop by 13 notwithstanding

    #130160

    TJM
    Participant

    Nice

    #130161

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    We should bookmark Simmons podcast from last week. It has “On a day when the Pats could have…” potential. The worst defense I’ve ever seen, Hightower so slow, Gronks not Gronk anymore, etc.

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