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Week 14 Earliest game Friday, November 29 @ 4pm ET

Washington State @Washington (Friday)
#12 Wisconsin @ #10 Minnesota
California @ UCLA
Spotlight Game #1: "The Game" #2 Ohio State @ #13 Michigan
Spotlight Game #2: "That other game" ;) #5 Alabama @ #15 Auburn

San Francisco @ Baltimore
Tennessee @ Indianapolis
Tampa Bay @ Jacksonville
New England @ Houston
LA Chargers @ Denver

Week 13 Earliest Game Saturday, November 23 @ 12pm ET

#8 Penn State @ #2 Ohio State
#25 SMU @ Navy
Pittsburgh @ Virginia Tech
Texas @ #14 Baylor
California @ Stanford

Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
Detroit @ Washington
Oakland @ NY Jets
Baltimore @ LA Rams
Spotlight Game: Green Bay @ San Francisco

Pro Football / Re: 2019 Pro Football Thread
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:19:00 PM »
Agree 1000% I have heard analyst trying to split hairs but in the end once he decided to use the helmet as a weapon there should be no more discussion. He should be out the rest of this season and part of next at least.

Well, he is out the rest of this season, including post-season (if Cleveland makes it). Agree with part of next too. I know he's apologized since, but there's simply no place for anything like what he did last night. This is the time the NFL absolutely needs to send a message.

Also, isn't it weird how many people have bent over backwards to defend Garrett? Like, why? How is this a freaking Rorschach test?

Pro Football / Re: 2019 Pro Football Thread
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:18:37 AM »
It feels like the closest thing to an NFL Bertuzzi incident since Gurode and Haynesworth.

Week 12 (Earliest game Saturday, November 16 @ 330pm ET)

Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech
#4 Georgia @ #12 Auburn
Louisville @ NC State
#10 Oklahoma @ #13 Baylor
Spotlight Game: #8 Minnesota @ #20 Iowa

Houston @ Baltimore
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
NY Jets @ Washington
New England @ Philadelphia
Kansas City @ LA Chargers

Pro Football / Re: 2019 Pro Football Thread
« on: November 11, 2019, 03:40:56 PM »

Liver failure and a cancer diagnosis, I can't even begin to imagine. Only 6 years older than me.

Detroit @ Chicago

Same for me, with the Stafford news. 9:53 AM PT

Week 11 Earliest game Saturday, November 9 @ 12pm ET

#4 Penn State @ #17 Minnesota
#12 Baylor @ TCU
Western Kentucky @ Arkansas
USC @ Arizona State
Spotlight Game: #2 LSU @ #3 Alabama

Detroit @ Chicago
Buffalo @ Cleveland
NY Giants @ NY Jets -.....wait are these basically the same team this year? I...guess...the Jets have a better D, at least? Maybe?
LA Rams @ Pittsburgh
Minnesota @ Dallas

Chit Chat / Re: The Top 5 Thread
« on: November 07, 2019, 04:24:44 PM »
3. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem- AAAAAAA I am Animal

I don't even know if I can think of 5 fictional bands that haven't already been mentioned, so let me just say A) I think Rigg has won and B) I'll add one fictional band: The Lone Rangers.

Pro Football / Re: Fantasy Football Keeper Help
« on: November 04, 2019, 04:26:48 PM »
Admittedly I'm not aware of Kelce's or Cook's output so far this season, but between injuries and lackluster performances, you may've been snakebit before choosing any of your keepers.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:44:34 PM »
Saw two films this weekend, and also one older film for the first time in my life.

That film was 10 Things I Hate About You. It was good! Did you know it was filmed in Seattle? I didn't! Now I know.


The Lighthouse - I am a sucker for A24 films, and I saw Robert Eggers' previous directorial effort, The VVitch. I liked this film more than that one, which could be slowly paced at times. This film, at a mere 90 minutes, breezes by and there really isn't a slow point, despite there being only two actors: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

Recreating a small island home to a lighthouse and nothing more, in the 1820s, is an incredible task. Filming it in black and white is a bold choice. Using lenses from the 1820s* is....even more bold, and the aspect ratio did take some getting used to. But the opening shot, of a ship emerging from cloudy waters, immediately transported me back to vintage film, and I knew I was in for an experience. Highly recommend. Just an all-out class on filmmaking.

The second movie I saw won the Palme D'Or recently.

Parasite- Now, there has been a lot of praise for Parasite, and I do NOT disagree. It is an exceptional film, and after Roma's run last year, I could very much see this being considered for an Oscar. But, of course, it's been labelled with the dreaded "horror" tag (While Bong Joon-Ho is known as a horror auteur, I don't know that it applies here. There are horror elements, but if elements add up to horror then Eighth Grade is also a horror film), so that may hurt its Oscar chances, but it's story and its characters are timely and real.

A young man, Ki-Woo, and his family live in basically a basement apartment: Him, his sister, and their parents. When Ki-Woo's friend, Min, offers him the chance to replace him as tutor to a rich girl while Min studies abroad, Ki-Woo leaps at the chance despite not having a college degree. Min tells him not to worry, as the mom is very simple, and Ki-Woo creates a forgery of his diploma.

Once employed and making money, Ki-Woo starts to scheme, as the family is very rich. He gets his sister a job when the family's younger son, Da Song, needs an art tutor, despite the sister also not having a degree (but she is very art talented). Soon Ki-Woo is scheming to have his mom and dad replace the driver and the housekeeper. But, once his plan appears to have succeeded, is when things start to really kick into gear.

Parasite is two films. One is about a family in poverty using underhanded methods to increase their lot in life. They're con artists, but they're not actively hurting the family, which is how they justify what they're doing, despite having to replace two of the family's employees.

Meanwhile, the rich Park family is played for laughs at times, but never malice. The only malicious statement that is made concerns the smell of Kim Ki-taek, the father of the poor family who takes over as driver. It's such a straightforward, immensely personal slight, and works so well to set the audience (us) into a rage.

It's an interesting movie that makes you question your sympathy, until a third act twist that blows everything up. Suffice to say, this is as much about the violence and malice of the 1% as it is the impoverished taking a "crabs in a barrel" approach to life.

I think The Lighthouse is my second favorite film of the year (with all my hang-ups regarding death, the light-hearted "The Farewell" will be hard to take down as my #1), and I put Parasite as #3. Was a really great weekend for film for me, and further confirms my new "avoid most franchises" mandate (I think I'm superhero'd out, I'm good on the new Terminator, thanks and as for Star Wars...well, no, Star Wars I'll be seeing).

Shameless self promotion, not that I make any money off of my Letterboxd, but I always post a quick "is it worth it" review and add it to my rankings for that year after I see a new film:

*I was way off on the lens details. From IMDB:

Since the film is set in 1890, it was shot on 35mm black and white Double-X 5222 film, all while augmenting the Panavision Millennium XL2 camera with vintage Baltar lenses from as early as 1918 to as late as 1938. This makes the aspect ratio approximately 1.19:1, which is practically square. To enhance the image and make it resemble early photography, a custom cyan filter made by Schneider Filters emulated the look and feel of orthochromatic film from the late 19th century.

Week 10 (Earliest game Saturday, November 2nd at 12pm ET)

Buffalo @ Eastern Michigan
#8 Georgia @ #6 Florida
Miami @ Florida State
#22 Kansas State @ Kansas
#9 Utah @ Washington

Houston v. Jacksonville (London...this game starts @ 930am ET on Sunday November 3rd)
Indianapolis @ Pittsburgh
Detroit @ Oakland
Cleveland @ Denver
Spotlight Game: Minnesota @ Kansas City - may come back to this one if Mahomes ends up playing.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: October 27, 2019, 08:35:23 PM »
I'm curious what you'd say if told that the general consensus amongst the "fandom" is AotC being the worst SW film overall? I think Duel of the Fates + the Maul-Kenobi-Jin lightsaber battle redeemed TPM over time.

I haven't watched either in a while so I couldn't even begin to tackle it.

Is it ok if I say it's not that I distrusted the Michigan players, but that I've lost faith in Harbaugh in ranked games?

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