Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NFL Power Poll - Week 12

1. Green Bay Packers (11-0) It might not matter who else is playing in the NFC or even the NFL this year, barring a serious injury this team may go 19-0.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) Hard not to see this team going far into the playoffs again, they have Ben and they have that defense.

3. New Orleans Saints (8-3) Brees and the Saints keep on rolling with another impressive home win over the Giants.

4. Baltimore Ravens (8-3) Call them Pittsburgh part 2, they are very similar and could also go far.

5. New England Patriots (8-3) After all the struggles here they sit 8-3 and in first place.

6. San Francisco 49ers (9-2) A good team but still not sure they can hang with the teams above them on this list.

7. Houston Texans (8-3) Down to third string QB yet they still won, they need to find some help at QB or TJ Yates needs to step it up.

8. Atlanta Falcons (7-4) I think they are the surprise team who could upset other come playoff time (like the Packers of last year). Are 4-1 in last 5 games.

9. Oakland Raiders (7-4) The Raiders finally deserve to be up higher on my list because they handled some decent teams lately, all this with no McFadden.

10. Dallas Cowboys (7-4) Cowboys can still beat anyone they play and easily as they could lose to anyone they play.

11. Chicago Bears (7-4) The Cutler injury hurts but I still think they have a solid chance to make the playoffs.

12. Detroit Lions (7-4) What the Texans are to QB's the Lions are to RB's.

13. New York Giants (6-5) Giants have had a really tough schedule (Patriots, 49ers, Eagles, Saints, with Green Bay and Dallas to come) that seems to have broken, and not made them.

14. Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) Still holding their ground in a tough division, this team could become something special in a few years (and many Raider #1 picks later).

15. Denver Broncos (6-5) For all the talk Tebow just wins games, I would rather have him and make the playoffs then have Michael Vick and miss them.

16. New York Jets (6-5) Sort the Cowboys Part II here.

17. Tennessee Titans (6-5) CJ2K finally woke up and earned his pay with 190 yards in the last game. With all the Texans issues, could they make a playoff push?

18. Buffalo Bills (5-6) Remember when everything was going well in Buffalo? Yeah me either.

19. Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) They really shouldn't be this bad, I hear fans started chanting "Fire Andy" (Reid).

20. San Diego Chargers (4-7) How in the hell is Norv Turner still coaching here?! This team was 4-1 at one point..

21. Seattle Seahawks (4-7) The storied 12th man home field advantage has lost some of its luster after another home loss.

22. Miami Dolphins (3-8) This team continues to play well and suffer some close loses.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) 5 losses in a row has all but taken this young team out of the playoff hunt.

24. Cleveland Browns (4-7) There was a Peyton Hillis sighting at the Browns game, and he actually decided to play some football.

25. Kansas City Chiefs (4-7) I had no idea they got Kyle Orton and even more no idea whey they didn't start him considering they have yet to score a TD for three weeks.

26. Arizona Cardinals (4-7) When will the opposing teams learn not to punt to this Patrick Peterson kid (he has 4 punt return TD's, which ties the NFL record)?

27. Washington Redskins (4-7) Another Grossman lead win, this guy is special.

28. Carolina Panthers (3-8) The Panthers prove they are no longer the worst team in the NFL and barley beat the Colts, good job guys!

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8) It's gotten pretty bad when your first round QB has been benched in favor of Luke McCown.

30. Minnesota Vikings (2-9) They had no Adrian Peterson for the game, it got so bad they were giving goal line carriers to WR Percy Harvin.

31. St Louis Rams (2-9) On a good note, WR Brandon Lloyd has played in just 6 games for the Rams and has 31 catches for 396 yards and 4 TD's.

32. Indianapolis Colts (0-11) I bet if they signed Jeff Garcia he would at least get them 1 win, so if this exact team had Peyton Manning at QB, how many wins do you think they would have? I am guessing somewhere around 4-6 at least. What will they do if they get the #1 pick in the NFL Draft? Take Luck? Trade Manning? Have Manning mold Luck? So many questions!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NFL Power Poll - Week 11

1. Green Bay Packers (10-0)

2. San Francisco 49ers (9-1)

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)

4. New Orleans Saints (7-3)

5. New England Patriots (7-3)

6. Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

7. Houston Texans (7-3)

8. Chicago Bears (7-3)

9. Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

10. Detroit Lions (7-3)

11. Dallas Cowboys (6-4)

12. Oakland Raiders (6-4)

13. New York Giants (6-4)

14. Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)

15. Denver Broncos (5-5)

16. New York Jets (5-5)

17. Tennessee Titans (5-5)

18. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

19 Buffalo Bills (5-5)

20. San Diego Chargers (4-6)

21. Seattle Seahawks (4-6)

22. Miami Dolphins (3-7)

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)

24. Cleveland Browns (4-6)

25. Kansas City Chiefs (4-6)

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)

27. Minnesota Vikings (2-8)

28. Arizona Cardinals (3-7)

29. Washington Redskins (3-7)

30. Carolina Panthers (2-8)

31. St Louis Rams (2-8)

32. Indianapolis Colts (0-10)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NFL Power Poll - Week 10

1. Green Bay Packers (9-0)
2. San Francisco 49ers (8-1)
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)
4. New Orleans Saints (7-3)
5. New England Patriots (6-3)
6. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
7. Houston Texans (7-3)
8. New York Giants (6-3)
9. Chicago Bears (6-3)
10. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3)
11. New York Jets (5-4)
12. Atlanta Falcons (5-4)
13. Detroit Lions (6-3)
14. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
15. Oakland Raiders (5-4)
16. Buffalo Bills (5-4)
17. Tennessee Titans (5-4)
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5)
19 San Diego Chargers (4-5)
20. Denver Broncos (4-5)
21. Seattle Seahawks (3-6)
22. Kansas City Chiefs (4-5)
23. Arizona Cardinals (3-6)
24. Philadelphia Eagles (3-6)
25. Cleveland Browns (3-6)
26. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)
27. Minnesota Vikings (2-7)
28. Miami Dolphins (2-7)
29. St Louis Rams (2-7)
30. Carolina Panthers (2-7)
31. Washington Redskins (3-6)
32. Indianapolis Colts (0-10)

Friday, November 11, 2011

NFL Power Poll - Week 9

Sorry, had this done on Tuesday but forgot to post:

1. Green Bay Packers (8-0)
2. Baltimore Ravens (6-2)
3. San Francisco 49ers (7-1)
4. New Orleans Saints (6-3)
5. New York Giants (6-2)
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
7. Atlanta Falcons (5-3)
8. Detroit Lions (6-2)
9. New England Patriots (5-3)
10. New York Jets (5-3)
11. Houston Texans (6-3)
12. Chicago Bears (5-3)
13. Cincinnati Bengals (6-2)
14. Buffalo Bills (5-3)
15. San Diego Chargers (4-4)
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4)
17. Dallas Cowboys (4-4)
18. Oakland Raiders (4-4)
19 Tennessee Titans (4-4)
20. Kansas City Chiefs (4-4)
21. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5)
22. Cleveland Browns (3-5)
23. Denver Broncos (3-5)
24. Minnesota Vikings (2-6)
25. Carolina Panthers (2-6)
26. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
27. Washington Redskins (3-5)
28. Arizona Cardinals (2-6)
29. Seattle Seahawks (2-6)
30. St Louis Rams (1-7)
31. Miami Dolphins (1-7)
32. Indianapolis Colts (0-9)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011 Recap

I love the Halloween season, it gives me a month long time frame to watch the horror movies that make me laugh or scream and I always try to add some classic horror movies I have never seen. Last year I ended up seeing 23 films that had to do with the mystery/horror/suspense genres (click HERE to read these) .

This year I did not plan to do try and see a ton of those type of movies but the season did hit me and I tried to watch some movies that would get me into the mood of the month. I was having a great time following two people who did an amazing job of making October really special.

My brother aka Colonel Mortimer wrote a blog on horror movies for every day in October, click HERE to check it out! I also am happy to be a huge fan of James Rolfe (aka the Angry Video Game Nerd) who daily reviewed a horror movie sequel, he calls it Monster Madness. I knew that everyday in October I could wake up and look forward to reading a blog or watching a video, it all made for a fun and educational month of October.

Here is the movies I saw in October that made it a fun month:

Troll Hunter (2010) -- A pretty cool Norewigan movie that I saw a preview for a while ago and thought it looked interesting. Pretty much shot in the found footage type of genre. I thought the movie used the special effects well and the acting was good. A fun little movie. I hear its being remade for the USA already.

Dead Of Night (1974) -- I had this one on my netflix for a while, it was mostly because it was directed by the late Bob Clark (A Christmas Story) and I read about it in a few books. The movie is about a man coming back from war, but he is not the same man. I found it interesting but slow at times. Also found out it is called Deathdream in some places.

Scream 4 (2011) -- I started to wonder why netflix didn't really have a long wait considering I got this movie a day or so after it was released. I now know why....OK the movie is not total garbage but it has many flaws. If you like the other scream films the movie will be right up your ally since it has whoever has lived through the first 3 movies. I really enjoyed the opening credits, you are really never sure what is going on at that point. The rest of the movie is just a rehash of the other 3 movies.

April Fool's Day (1986) -- I had seen the movie a long time ago when I was younger so I knew all about the ending. I found this to be an entertaining movie. It is about a bunch of college kids going to a cabin in the woods...sounds very cliche and most of it is. Still a fun watch.

Beetlejuice (1988) -- It is really weird to see Alec Bladwin being so young, he seemed to never take on a role or be in a movie like this one again. I feel the movie is a good comedy and has all the Burton elements he would go on to use in his later films. I wish Michael Keaton could have had more of a starring role, for being the character the movies name after he is only in around 20 minutes of it. Still a great movie to watch to see Burton when he wasn't just doing remakes.

The Howling (1981) -- I put off seeing this one for a while, but urged on because of my brother's blog I finally watched it. Starts off sort of slow but overall I thought this was a fresh take on the Wolfman movies.

Rosemary's Baby (1968) -- I just love it, it was a masterpiece. The acting was perfect! I cannot believe that I had never seen it before since it was so renowned. I really like how you can feel for Rosemary and how no one will believe all the strange things she is seeing. I can tell why this is a classic.

Practical Magic (1999) -- Is what you watch when you are hanging out with two females who decide they want to watch a scary movie. You have two future oscar winners (Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock) be witches with a curse on them.

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) -- I figured I would watch this one since I watched the first one. Overall if you can get past the really slow pace and some bad acting (especially from the dad) then it is somewhat okay. I liked most of all how it tied into the first films and gives and ending to that movie.

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) -- When I first saw this as a 15 year old it was perfect for me. A movie that had some gore and action but mixed with that right amount of humor. Seeing it again as an older man I still found enjoyment but could also see how the 15 year old me would love it. Overall this is still a fun movie but maybe not as a good as I once thought.

Trick'R Treat (2007) -- This underrated movie is like Creepshow but if it was for just Halloween. I still enjoy the movie even though I know everything that is going to happen throughout it. I shared it with my girlfriend, who seemed to not hate it! It is becoming must watch movie every October.

Repulsion (1965) -- After Rosemary's Baby I wanted to see more of director Roman Polanksi . Repulsion is about a woman who is home alone and slowly starts seeing and hearing weird things, as she slips slowly into madness. It was very uncomfortable movie to watch (which it was going for), great directing here again.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) -- Another Halloween time favorite! Halloween III is slowly getting a good buzz, well at least with the people I show it too. I have shared the movie with a few friends, this year it was my roommate who I showed it too. I just love this movie and feel it is always fun to watch around Halloween. Atkins rules!

Well that is it for this year. I wasn't trying to watch a certain amount of movie this time but overall they all added to the enjoyment of the season.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NFL Power Poll - Week 8

1. Green Bay Packers (7-0) The only team left undefeated, for how much longer?

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) A huge win over the Patriots makes the Steelers back as the class of the AFC.

3. San Francisco 49ers (6-1) The team just wins games!

4. New England Patriots (5-2) A loss on the road in a tough environment, but the team seems to be lacking something this season.

5. New Orleans Saints (5-3) Got beat by the Rams, only reason I can think of is that the Rams wore the throwback jerseys (they should just wear them every week).

6. Detroit Lions (6-2) Blasted the Tebow led Broncos, this might give them back some of the swagger after two losses in a row.

7. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) Whew, almost lost to Arizona at home...big concerns with the passing game and Flacco have emerged.

8. Atlanta Falcons (4-3) They were on a bye week but I still feel they are better than a lot of others in the NFC.

9. New York Jets (4-3) Joe McNight is getting my vote for return man pro bowler!

10. Buffalo Bills (5-2) Shut out the Redskins in Canada!

11. San Diego Chargers (4-3) Lost in OT to the surging Chiefs, why is Norv Turner still coaching this team?

12. New York Giants (5-2) Had a close win against the bad Dolphins.

13. Houston Texans (5-3) Texans remain perfect agaisnt the AFC South with win.

14. Kansas City Chiefs (4-3) I never counted this team out but thought the injures would too much to get back in this, but hey that why they play the games.

15. Oakland Raiders (4-3) Had a bye week to get Carson Palmer ready.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-3) Another team on a bye week.

17. Chicago Bears (4-3) Yet another team on a bye week!

18. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) This team is doing surprisingly well with the young talent they have, and wow they get two more first round picks for trading Palmer.

19 Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) Ah the Eagles coming off a bye week never lose, is this the game that signals the turn around?

20. Dallas Cowboys (3-4) This team is so inconsistent.

21. Tennessee Titans (4-3) Chris Johnson is averaging 2.8 yards per carry but this team is still winning.

22. Cleveland Browns (3-4) They are down to their third string running back now.

23. Minnesota Vikings (2-6) The tough loss team finally is able to pull out a close win, Ponder looks much better then McNabb.

24. Carolina Panthers (2-6) Panthers could be a team to reckon with, but maybe starting next year.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) MJD leads the AFC in rushing (and fumbles?)

26. Washington Redskins (3-4) Look, record with Beck is 0-2...I think we all know it is time for Grossman to step back in!

27. Seattle Seahawks (2-5) They were almost never beat at home last year, this year 1-2 at home.

28. St Louis Rams (1-6) Throwback jerseys lead to a huge win over the Saints.

29. Denver Broncos (2-5) Tebow gets credit for a win last week and should take the blame for loss this week, welcome to the NFL kid.

30. Arizona Cardinals (1-6) Had a good game agaisnt the Ravens on the road but ultimately the proved to be who we thought they were.

31. Miami Dolphins (0-7) They sure are playing like they would like a certain future QB.

32. Indianapolis Colts (0-8) They are sure playing like they miss a certain hall of fame QB.