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Chipper, the Mannings, and Netflix Rentals Reviews

Chipper Jones, proving that he can’t go a month (or even a full week!) into a season without injury, both sprained his ankle and twisted his knee going for a grounder last night. He’s only being benched for now, and hasn’t had an MRI scheduled yet, but I’m sure he’ll be joining AJ Burnett on my Fantasy DL (I figure at least 15-day). He’ll be re-evaluated Wednesday.

This will be the second year in a row that I drafted him and he ended up being a non-factor. You’d think I would’ve learned my lesson.

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Oh, and has anyone seen the NFL schedule? Week 1 is “The Manning Bowl.” Gag me with a fucking spoon. I wonder if ol’ Arch will disown the losing son? And don’t you wonder what it must be like for him, having never been QB of a team that got into the playoffs (and I’m pretty sure never had a winning record), to watch those two play?

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I just returned two Netflix movies:

M (1931) – Great film, of course. It really is a shame that while Peter Lorre was able to break through into American cinema, he was more or less typecast for the rest of his career. Then again, he looked the part, so I guess that’s to be expected. It’s an early talkie, and Fritz Lang’s first, which makes it weird to watch (there’s only sound in the film when there’s dialogue). It also has to be by far the darkest film of its time (that I’ve seen anyway). Lorre’s performance during the kangaroo court is one of the best moments ever caught on film. Recommended if you have patience for old films.

Punch-Drunk Love – Somewhat dark at times. VERY quirky. Quite funny, but awkwardly so. And a great performance by…Adam Sandler? Yes, this is that movie that had people saying that Sandler was amazing in showing his flexibility and what he’s TRULY capable of. For the first time in his career, he played a role that made you focus on the character rather than the fact that Adam Sandler was playing a character. Even in “Big Daddy,” arguably the best of the comedies Sandler’s helped write (which although I liked it isn’t saying a Hell of a lot), his performance is pretty straightforward Sandler. It seems the further he stays away from a script (Paul Thomas Anderson wrote/directed), the better off both he and the film are for it. Highly recommended, with a warning that it’s not going to be the film you expect it to be (he doesn’t have a single drink the entire film).

More later…

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  1. April 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    Here’s a fun Manning family fact –

    Peyton and Eli used to play one on one basketball in the driveway. They were competitive but not in the nasty wanting to hurt each other sense. Peyton always won. The day Eli won, Archie took the hoopset down.

    Totally a reason the third Manning just sits and watches the family’s cash flow.

    • April 10, 2006 at 2:30 pm

      “The day Eli won, Archie took the hoopset down.”

      HA! Guess that answers the question of who he loves more.

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