Madden 16 Year 3 Year in Review

Year 3 Is In the Book.

Coach Mullins did not have a great year, going 3-13 down from the 5 wins the previous season.

Under QB- Deandre Gregory had some highlights and some regression as the offense switched to a more rushing focus.

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With the acquisition of Tre Mason midseason the previous year, the focus was clearly to get Tre the ball more.

 

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3rd year receiver Jesus Pearson finally took that next level. Building on chemistry with QB Gregory.

Jesus

 

But the highlight was first round pick Treyon Matthews. 13 sacks, second in voting for DL of year and 5th in voting for NFC D Rookie of Year

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Going into the offseason, the clear goal for Coach Mullins is to fix the RT spot and fix the Secondary. Playoffs or Bust for Mullins

Mo Predicts Soccer

Much like Matt Saracen, I’m closing my eyes and throwing up a last second hail mary to predict the european season.

England

I got either Chelsea or Arsenal Winning. Manchester United to finish 2nd, and City to miss out on Champions League

  1. Chelsea/Arsenal
  2. Manchester United
  3. Arsenal/Chelsea
  4. Liverpool
  5. City/Spurs/Everton/Palace

Champions League

Barca wins. Probably

Rest of Europe

Barca wins league, Rafa gets the axe at Madrid, Klopp goes to Madrid, Rafa to City. Suarez doesnt bite anyone

The Year of MoTV

2014

 

There were pancakes, and flat circles. Lorelais and Amanthas. 5 years in a hellish island and Maggie Grace. Yellow Kings and Walternates.

It probably wasnt my best year of TV watching(no idea how I’m gauging this) but it was filled with lots of hours sitting in front of my TV, tablet and computer screen. And here is my attempt to rank my top 10 show of 2014.(Either it being new show or shows new to me)

  1. My favorite show of 2014 was FX’s new comedy, You’re the Worst. It was crude, funny and filled my void left by the departure of Happy Endings.
  2. After 2 years on a hellish network i dont watch, i finally corrected my mistake by catching up on the CW’s Arrow. (Honorable mention, The Flash also on the CW)
  3. The first new to me show on the List, Fringe. Spent the good part of the spring/summer months catching up on this sci fi goodie.
  4. And the first of the gone too soon variety, FOX’s way to early cancellation of Surviving Jack, proved again why you can never trust that network(Hello Chicago Code)
  5. Another victim of the Netflix binge machine, Gilmore Girls.  7 full seasons of Lauren Graham. Who can say no?
  6. Just before the Gilmore Girls binge there was the Californication binge. Maggie Grace, Madeline Zima and the many other parade of ladies made the 7 seasons worth watching. Hurrah for nudity.
  7. Amazon Prime finally become useful with it’s the HBO collection. While not quite Band of Brothers, the Pacific held its own in detailing the war on that side of globe.
  8. Prime came in handy again with There all is aching. Review. 3.5 stars
  9. With Doctor Who regenerating a new doctor, i had to find a new BBC show. Broadchurch tried first, but the eventual winner was Sherlock. But the 90 minute shows can be a bit much.
  10. Martin Freeman shows up again, in Fargo. A show i probably should have ranked higher but I literally just remember it’s existence and now I’m too lazy to go back and redo the rankings

What To Watch For

  • Other shows i just remembered that need to be watched, Rectify, Undateable, BoJack Horseman.
  • Shows that were overrated, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black seasons 2.
  • Shows you should continue watching, Justified final season, Shameless season 5, and The Americans season 3(I mean the Keri Russell fun hour please be naked once please)
  • And one final GoodTaylorBye to 2014

EPL Merry Go Round

kacey

Arsenal– Oh my God it’s you, I never thought I’d see you here. Looks like all is well, like you’re having a hell of a good time. 2 trophies in 2 attempts. And Here comes the League. Deer god, am I actually saying this?

Manchester City– If you ain’t got two trophies by March. You’re probably gonna be sacked alone. Least that’s what tradition told you. And it don’t matter if you don’t believe, Come Sunday morning, you best be unemployed like you’re supposed to.

Manchester United- If you’re ever gonna find a silver lining It’s gotta be a cloudy day It’s gotta be a cloudy day. If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning You’re gonna have to stand in the rain You’re gonna have to stand in the rain. And Moyes brought a lot of rain.

Chelsea– Follow your Torres and miss lots of goals.

Liverpool- So keep it to yourself, If you think that you’ll win trophies, Put ’em on a shelf. **looks at shelf, seems empty**

Everton- Im out of songs, so yeah, they just dont have the money needed to compete with the top 5.

Spurs- Now they have the money, but they just dont have quality needed, at all levels, players, managers, Board members.

Stoke– With FM Legend Bojan in tow, Top 10 finish is in the cards

West Ham is the new Stoke. Piss enough folks to finish in the top half of the table.

Swansea- At this point, I’m running out of clubs, so first come first serve. They still have Bony, but no Michu magic.

Newcastle- The French National Team will struggle to adapt in the first season in england but will recover nice enough

Hull City– Steve Bruce just lost Shane Long, so that’s a positive.

Crystal Palace– Assuming they get Zaha back, they’ll avoid relegation again.

QPR– Old boy ‘Arry is back. And he’s looking to prove he didnt make a mistake taking the job. Wonder how many of his old crew he brings back

Aston Villa– Poor Paul Lambert, just keep getting the shaft. Benteke scores enough goals to get sold in the winter.

Southampton– Lose your manager to spurs, lose half your squad to Liverpool. And sign Shane Long. Welp.

West Brom– shits gone all wrong since they couldnt resign Lukaku on loan. New manager, Anelka, and maybe new league

Sunderland-Jozy Scores Goals, Jozy Score Goals? Jozy score goals, lololol.

Leicester– Tough break for them, I just remembered they got promoted

Burnley – Somebody has to finish last, might as well be them

What to Watch For

  • I finished Fringe, i review it later
  • I start Sopranos soon
  • Oh yeah, EPL SEASON BABY
  • I apologize for nothing, your fault for reading this dribble

 

Spoilers…………I’ve seen that guy before

sledge

“Well is there anything the marine corp taught you that you can continue at Bama Poly?”

“They taught Me how to kill Japs. And I pretty damn good at that”

Maybe we need to check on Tom Hanks. Maybe there’s something not quite firing on all cylinders in there.Maybe we should see something in his desire to kill Japs and Nazis. Maybe there’s something more to this than wanting to honor our greatest generation. Maybe I just finished his most recent installment of WWII and needed something that could pass off has half clever before I pretend to provide commentary on said program.

Maybe.

Besides the obvious differences in setting, The Pacific throws viewers right into the front line and in the trenches. No Boot Camp for the viewers to get to know and love the characters. Because of that, you spend the first few hours trying to figure out who the fuck is who. If not for that, I would put this side by side with Band of Brothers.

While going back and watching this and other shows, I start to notice some familiar faces from other shows popping up. It’s really becoming one my unintended joys from binge watching old shows. Like Anna Torv(Fringe) showing up on The Pacific, Jacob Pitts(Justified). The Wire alums on Fringe like Frank Sobotka and Lt. Daniels as well as Lane Pryce from Mad Men. It’s fun getting to see these guys(and gals) agains.

What to Watch For

Mo’s Summer TV Binge Tour Continues

 

An unexpected road trip on Mo’s Summer TV Binge tour took us the UK and then south of the Mason-Dixon Line this past couple of weeks. Luckily for me, I brought my passport along for both.

Fish and Chips were on the menu as I hit every stereotype with my first show, Sherlock. The show from across the pond has always been on my list to watch, but a lack of trust in BBC shows had hindered my trip there. But shit changes and here I am, driving on the wrong side of the road and all.

The 90 minute run times per episode threw me off at first. Mostly because it got exhausting trying to binge a couple of episodes at a time. Nonetheless, I push through those overwhelming obstacles to complete the 3 seasons and came out clean on the other side. Basically, solid little show.

After a quick excursion to House land to remind myself that it’s in the running for worse way to end a show in 2013, I grabbed my passport to hit the South, specifically, Georgia. With all my vaccinations in place(suck it Jenny) I sat down for the show I thought initially starred Elizabeth Moss(top of the Lake), but came away massively intrigued at the talents of Abigail Spencer(pictured above).

Spencer in the Georgia sun, in sun dresses. What more can you want?

Next Up? Maybe some Kenny Powers or a trip back to WWII

What to Watch For

Tips for US Soccer “fans”

It’s been 4 years since the lot of you have pretended to care about soccer. So there’s a chance you may have forgotten the proper USA etiquette on how to watch a 90 minute match involving the good ol US of A.

  1. When the Other team scores, make sure to scream bullshit and that’s a conspiracy.
  2. When the US doesnt score, make sure to scream bullshit and that’s a conspiracy.
  3. When the US wins, make sure to proclaim that soccer has finally arrived.
  4. When the USA loses, make sure to proclaim that no one cares about soccer anyways, and how about them Heat/Patriots/Other Bandwagon team?

There you have, enjoy the world cup