It turns out there will be a scene that you won’t be seeing in the Draft Day movie. It appears that the NFL wants to portray a little less violent or crazy atmosphere. They reportedly made the movie cut a scene in which fans hung an effigy of Kevin Costner’s character.
When I was young my dad took me to see the Browns play the Colts in the playoffs. It was January 9, 1987 to be exact. The Browns beat the Colts 38-21. As we walked through the Muni-lot on our way in the game, I saw a huge crowd gathered around chanting and cheering as a group of fans hung an effigy of Colts’ running back Eric Dickerson.
That wasn’t my first playoff game at Municipal Stadium. We went to see the Jets game the year before. It was the first time I had seen an effigy in person though. Must have made an impression, because I still remember it.
I don’t really know that I’m either in favor or not in favor of the move made here by the NFL. Maybe it isn’t as far-fetched as some might think though. Although, Browns fans have had plenty of coaches and front office people that could have had the effigy treatment. If it hasn’t happened yet, maybe it is a bit of movie fiction. (H/T FSO)
Huge props to the Rays for a cool tradition. Tampa Bay has had it’s players out meeting and greeting their fans on Opening Day since the team’s inaugural year. Some were out shaking hands and giving high fives. Some were scanning tickets. All of them had a simple message- thanks for coming.
Can’t tell you how big a fan I am of this. I’m sure not every player is asked to do this. I bet some are a lot more willing than others. Still, kudos Tampa.
Yesterday’s discussion of the How I Met Your Mother finale had me thinking. Not because I had a different opinion, or any opinion at all really. See I’ve never seen the show. In fact, there are so many shows that everyone around me (or around me in cyberspace) talk about constantly that I have just never watched. So I started a little list. These are shows that I have either never seen, or never seen more than an episode of.
30 Rock, Lost, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, South Park, The Sopranos, The Wire, Family Guy, Arrested Development, Sex and the City, Dexter, The West Wing, Breaking Bad and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I’m sure that there are more for this list, but I used a couple of ‘top ten shows’ lists to even come up with some of these. Why? Well, a variety of reasons I’m sure. Partially because I don’t have HBO or Showtime or any of those channels. Partially because I have a daughter in the house that I don’t really want to watch these with. I would add that I don’t think my life is any less enriched because I didn’t watch them. I doubt on my deathbed I will really wish I had taken the time to see all of 24. We all have things we love and make time for. Honestly, I think sometimes that other people must get another couple hours a day more than me. I have enough trouble getting to everything I need to do as it is.
Finally, because you know I’m a uniform nerd… the Akron Zips will have a new look apparently next fall. Looks like they are going with black and gold.
— Uniswag (@Uniformswag) April 2, 2014
I think we are reaching the point of too much with the trendy uniforms. But hey, that’s just one guy’s opinion. Have a good week gang.