I had a chance to take in When The Game Stands Tall over the weekend and I really liked it. It’s no Remember The Titans that’s for sure, and I think it tried a little hard to mimic that film, but it’s really well done. If I had to give it a grade in a classroom I’d award it a hearty B for very good. I don’t know if I’d recommend you pay full price at night for it but it’s definitely worth a matinee viewing after a cute lunch somewhere. What really stood tall for me was the hidden hottie Matthew Daddario.
I’ve been mulling it over in my head for a few days now and I thought it was time I weighed in and posted some of my thoughts about the NFL and the new Ray Rice video that emerged this week. There is no other way to say this: The NFL handled almost this entire situation really, really wrong. The initial two-day suspension of Ray Rice was a ghastly error in and of itself.
So football season kicked off last week and both my Dallas Cowboys and Nate’s Green Bay Packers dropped their opening games and didn’t play all that well. I’ll have more to say about Ray Rice and the mishandling of his domestic abuse case soon but Nate and I got into the spirit of the new season in honor of a very special occasion.
Football season is kicking into high gear with Week 1 nearly over. If you’re Packer and Cowboy fans like Mike and I, we know your pain. However! With the new football season comes new commercials, like this one from DirecTV featuring a gay couple.
Watch the video after the jump!
I was super excited this last Tuesday when I got the promo email from Netflix that season 5 of the FX comedy The League was available to
binge watch. I’ve watched all of the previous 4 seasons of the funny fantasy football show and granted it’s definitely an adult-themed show. I appreciate the high level of irreverence and it kind of reminds me of a real-life South Park for football fans. I made time to catch the season opener this week and I have to say I was completely caught off guard and, frankly, offended by the season opener.
Michael Sam was officially signed to the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys today. This was a great move for Sam and an even better move for the Cowboys. I wished we would have just snagged him off waivers over the weekend but it seems to be working out anyway. You can watch the video of Coach Jason Garrett announcing the move that posted less than an hour ago on the Dallas Cowboys website.
The first openly gay player in the NFL, drafted by the St. Louis Rams this summer, got his first sack of the season. It came in the second half over the weekend in the preseason contest against the Green Bay Packers. Way to go Michael Sam!