Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Movie Bad Ass Round 2 Region 2

Quick recap of Region 1:
  • The Tomb Raider is put in her tomb. Bruce Willis defeats Angelina handily.
  • Denzel does what Tommy Lee Jones and the IRS could not, he takes down Wesley Snipes.
  • Upset #1, Brad Pitt throws away Charles Bronson like he was Jennifer Aniston.
  • Upset #2, Cinderella alert! Liam Neeson makes Snake look like a worm, Guess he should not have done all those crappy Disney movies!
And here are the current matchups.

#1 Clint Eastwood.

#8 Laurence Fishburne.

#5 Jet Li.

#4 Bruce Lee.

#6 Matt Damon.

#3 Harrison Ford.

#10 Sean Connery.

#2 Mel Gibson.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Movie Bad Ass Round 2

Round one is finished. Anthony Hopkins is the surprise upset as a 14 topples a 3 seed. Not a single 7 seed advances and all number ones are still alive. before moving on here is a quick recap of region 4.
  • In the first and only shutout De Niro stuffs Roth's body in the trunk of his taxi and drives it into a lake.
  • Will Smith and Jason Statham tied for the first time ever and I have to invoke a tiebreaker. The tie breaker involved asking a random co-worker who voted for Statham. Do it looks like a guy that hooks a car battery to his nipples to keep his heart going is by a narrow margin a bigger bad ass?
  • Tom Cruise may be able to leap couches in a single bound, but he falls short when going against a Ranger from hobitville. Winner Mortensen.
  • Burt Reynolds offers John Wayne a moustache ride and the Duke punches him so hard that he thinks Sally Fields is hot....again. Winner John Wayne.
  • Mickey Rourke steps in Christian Bale's light, it was all over after that. Winner Bale.
  • Liotta was a goodfella, and goodfellas finish last. Winner Pacino.
  • The real marine defeats the fake marine by one vote. Winner Ermey.
  • Russell Crowe makes fun of Samuel Jackson's purple lightsaber, Russell Crowe is now in 10,000 pieces, lesson learned. Winner Jackson.
So with round one complete, it is time for tougher decisions. Only the toughest will move on to the sweet 16, good luck and happy voting!

#1 Bruce Willis

#9 Angelina Jolie

#5 Denzel Washington

#4 Wesley Snipes

#6 Brad Pitt

#3 Charles Bronson

#10 Liam Neeson

#2 Kurt Russell

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Movie Bad Ass Region 4

So, here it is the final region before moving on to the second round. Get your voting fingers ready, but first a recap from the previous region.
  • Marlon might win a street fight or gang war, but in a real war Stallone takes him down with no problems.
  • In the most lopsided victory of the tournament so far Hugh Jackman extends his claws and tears out Seagal's heart, as well as cutting off that ridiculous pony tail.
  • Close Victory, but Owen ran out of bullets and was no match for Jean Claude hand to hand.
  • Another surprising close victory for Chuck Norris. "The Beard" under whelms in his victory over Bandaras and you have to wonder what the future will hold?
  • Madsen is not match for Diesel. Vin takes care of him in a fast and furious manner.
  • The upset of the tournament so far, Sir Hannibal Lecture devours Daniel Day-Lewis....literally.
  • Ed Norton edges out Collin Farrell. When Collin is moody he sulks, when Edward gets moody he turns into the Hulk. Victory Edward.
  • Not even a well place sniper shot can take down the Governator. Arnold wins easily.
So there is the recap, now on to the final region!

#1 Robert De Niro ( The Godfather II, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Untouchables, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Heat, Copland, Righteous Kill.)

#16 Tim Roth ( Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Rob Roy, Four Rooms, The Incredible Hulk)

#8 Will Smith ( Bad Boys (2), Independence Day, Men in Black (2), Enemy of the State, I, Robot, I am Legend.)

#9 Jason Statham ( Transporter (3), Crank (2), War, Death Race.)

#5 Tom Cruise ( Top Gun, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Mission Impossible (3), Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Collateral, Valkyrie.)

#12 Viggo Mortensen ( GI Jane, Psycho, 28 Days, Lord of the Rings (3), A History of Violence, Appaloosa.)

#4 John Wayne ( Maker of Men, Two Fisted Law, Blue Steel, The Night Riders, Seven Sinners, Angel and the Bad Man, The Alamo, The Longest Day, How the West was Won, In Harms Way, True Grit, Hellfighters.)

#13 Burt Reynolds ( Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit (3), Cannonball Run (2), Stroker Ace, Heat.)

#6 Christian Bale ( American Psycho, Reign of Fire, Equilibrium, Batman Begins, Rescue Dawn, 3:10 to Yuma, The Dark Knight.)

#11 Mikey Rourke ( Year of the Dragon, 9 1/2 Weeks, Point Blank, Get Carter, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, Domino, The Wrestler.)

#3 Al Pacino ( The Godfather (3), Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, Dick Tracy, Frankie and Johnny, Carlito's Way, Heat, The Devil's Advocate, The Recruit, Righteous Kill.)

#14 Ray Liotta ( Goodfellas, Unlawful Entry, No Escape, Copland, Hannibal, Smoking Aces, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.)

#7 R. Lee Ermey ( Real Life Marine, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Body Snatchers, Love is a Gun, On Deadly Ground.)

#10 Jack Nicholson ( One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, Batman, A Few Good Men, The Departed.)

#2 Samuel Jackson ( Patriot Games, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Kiss of Death, Die Hard With a Vengeance, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Negotiator, Star Wars ( I-III), Rules of Engagement, Basic, SWAT, Jumper.)

#15 Russell Crowe ( The Quick and the Dead, LA Confidential, Gladiator, Proof of Life, Cinderella Man, Master and Commander, Body of Lies.)

And there it is, the final region. Vote now and on Thursday I will post the start of round two! As always you can post your votes here, or email me:


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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bengals Draft V2.0

The NFL Combine is over, free agency is moving slower than a fat kid in a wind tunnel, and the draft is about a month away. Time to think a little more intently on what the Bengals should do starting April 25th.

I know I have prefaced this before, but I feel I should go over it again. I say SHOULD because this is what I think they should do, and in no way am I an expert, although I honestly feel that I could run this team better than Mike Brown. Plus the Bengals have a nack for surprising everyone and taking players that have no business going where they drafted them. For example, last year in the second round of the draft, since they didn't get Sedrick Ellis in the first round like they wanted I thought for sure they were going to grab one in the second round. To Quote Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, "WRONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG." They drafted a project Wide Receiver! Mind boggling!

So what needs have already been addressed in free agency?
  • Offensive line? Negative. Jason Brown was there for the taking. A center that is only 27 and played in the AFC North with Baltimore, can you say a perfect fit? Instead the Bengals let St. Louis signs him with no competition at all. That might have been the biggest failure of the off season for the Bengals. They did not re-sign Stacey Andrews to help out at tackle. Not shocking since Stacey has been trying to get out of here since he got here to play with his brother in Philly. I am OK with this IF the Bengals draft a tackle in the first round like they should.
  • Running back? 1/2. They did resign Cedric Benson, which I thought was the best move they could have made in free agency, but they will still need to draft a running back at some point. The good news is that they can wait to draft one instead of taking one in the first two rounds. Sadly I can still see Mike Brown wanting that shiny new toy and taking Chris Wells in the first round which would be dumber than Fox cancelling Family Guy.
  • Safety? Check. Dexter "silly" Jackson is gone and Chris Crocker was resigned. A good move, you keep the attitude and you get younger and healthier. I know Roy Williams is on his way for a visit and I am not against it if you can get him for a price, but we have other needs that would justify spending the money he may command.
  • Quarterback? Check. J.T. O'Sullivan is no better or worse than Ryan Fitzpatrick, it is an interchangeable part provided Palmer is healthy this year. Of course upgrading that line might go a long way to ensuring that 'Ol J.T. remains on the side lines where he belongs.
  • Wide Receiver? Undecided. Am I sad that T.J. is gone? Yes. He played with a passion and fire that is rarely seen, he was easily the most reliable receiver we had, but he did not want to be here either. I want players to want to be here, if you don't then I know they will not be giving 100% on the field. So we replace him with Laverneaus Coles. Same age really, possibly faster, but more like Chad than T.J. We need a tough possession receiver, not another aging speedster. I will try to reserve judgement, since I know Cauldwell and Simpson aren't ready and we know Marvin doesn't even want Chris Henry on the team, but I would think that with the money we gave Coles it could have been better spent elsewhere. See my point about the offensive line.
  • Fullback? Negative. If I have to watch Dan "The Statue" Coats miss another block again this year, or miss another hole that he was supposed to plow through for Benson, I think I will freaking lose it. I know we had some visits from fullbacks, but still none signed.
So there is what the Bengals have done in free agency. I give them a solid C. Still quite a few holes to fill in the draft, looking at another .500 year I think. So, for my draft analysis I have listed 5 player per round that I think will be there for the Bengals to draft. Also depending on what they take in each round will determine what position/hole they should fill in the next round. They will be getting compensation picks for Justin Smith and Madiu Williams, I am just not sure where they will be, so I am not accounting for those.

Round One:
  1. Jason Smith OT Baylor
  2. Eugene Monroe OT Virgina
  3. Michael Oher OT Ole Miss
  4. Brian Orakpo DE Texas
  5. B.J. Raji DT Boston College
  6. Everette Brown DE Florida State
Hmmmmmm, does anyone see a trend here? All players are linemen on offense or defense! The Bengals were HORRIBLE in the trenches last year, which was the biggest contributing factor with going 4-11-1. In 2005, you know when they made the playoffs, they only allowed 8 sacks all year, they did that in 2 1/2 games this past year. The Bengals need to get more pressure on the quarterback, I have been saying this for years, I hope they finally listen!

Round Two:
  1. Evnader Hood DT Missouri
  2. Clint Sintim DE Virgina
  3. Paul Kruger DE Utah
  4. James Laurinaitis LB OSU
  5. Max Unger C/G Oregon
I am assuming that the Bengals are smart enough to grab one of the top three tackles, since it is a NEED and all of them are ready to step in and play. So, assuming Mike Brown isn't running the team and they make the smart move and get offensive line they should do the smart thing again and draft defensive line in the second round. Possible exceptions include The Animals son since Dahani isn't getting any younger and James has the talent and fire. Max Unger might be a reach, but center is another gaping hole that will have to be addressed.

Round Three:
  1. Eric Wood C Lousiville
  2. Jonathan Lugis C Arkansas
  3. Donald Brown RB UConn
  4. Herman Johnson G LSU
  5. Rashad Jennings RB Liberty
Pretty simple in this round, trying to account for what the Bengals might have done by telling you what I would have done. If they take OT and then DE/DT then you HAVE to address C in this round or all the good ones will be gone, and after three years of Guichuc, we need a good one. But another possibility would be running back, since Benson will be gone in two years and the cupboard is bare otherwise.

Round Four:
  1. Antoine Caldwell C Alabama
  2. Scott McKillop LP Pitt
  3. Phillip Hunt DE Houston
  4. Andre Brown RB N.C. State
  5. Cedric Peerman RB Virgina
A little bit of everything as far as options this round. Again trying to make sure that they cover their NEEDS first. In case they still don't have a center, I think that Antoine might be the last NFL ready center available and had better grab him. Again Dahani is not getting any younger and it might be time to draft his replacement with McKillop. Hunt is good value in the fourth round, I would have him rated higher if his first name was Mike. Of course if that was his first name, I know what my next jersey would be! Brown and Peerman are about the last two running backs that I feel pretty good about.

Round Five:
  1. Javon Ringer RB Michigan State
  2. James Davis RB Clemson
  3. Brandon Williams DE Texas Tech
  4. Vance Walker DT Georgia Tech
  5. Domonique Johnson CB Jackson State
The last two running backs that I am even luke warm about. If they have not drafted a running back by now, better luck next year. More defensive line depth. Might also look for some offensive line depth here as well, possibly a project tackle like they had with Stacey Andrews a few years ago. Decent corner with good size and can run fast. Possible return guy and third corner, which we need judging on David Jones performance last year.

Round Six:
  1. Branna Southerland FB Georgia
  2. Jasper Brinkly LB South Carolina
  3. Kevin Barnes CB Maryland
  4. Brandon Hughes CB Oregon State
  5. Bruce Johnson CB Miami
Again a third corner needs to be addressed and I tired to incorporate guys that would also serve as decent return guys, since we just lost Glen Holt to the Vikings. Plus when was the last time anyone was worried about the Bengals returning a touchdown on a kickoff? We need that threat! I also mixed in a fullback which is desperately needed according to me, please see the fullback section above in case you forgot. Also threw in a linebacker that might slip because he was hurt part of last year and would be good value here. A bit of a risk, but might be worth it for the reward.

Round Seven:
  1. Tony Fiammetta FB Syracuse
  2. Colt David K LSU
  3. Kevin Huber P Cincinnati
  4. Tim Masthay P Kentucky
  5. Pat McAfee K West Virgina
Threw in another fullback that can block for good measure, because lets face it in Bob Bratkowski's VERY complicated offense that is all the fullback is going to do is block. And finally some kickers and punters. Larson has gotten worse every year and needs to be pushed or released. I did not like that they tagged Shayne Graham, but since they did it is time to find his replacement so that they are not tempted to make that mistake again.

Let me repeat, this is what I think the Bengals should be looking at, well this and more. Hell I am only one man the Bengals have twice as many scouts, almost literally! So here it is in a nutshell for the Bengals '09 draft needs. Would not mind them focusing on a return specialist later in the draft either, but that is if they have already filled all NEEDS. I love Connor Barwin out of UC too, but not sure he will be available when the Bengals are drafting.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Movie Bad Ass Region 3

A recap of region 2, no real surprises with the exception of another 10-7 upset.
  • Eastwood gives the most lopsided victory so far by collecting all the votes except one. Lets hope he isn't going to strong to early, he is 80+ and has at least 5 more games to be crowned champion.
  • Call him Larry, call him Morpheus, call him Laurence, just don't call him Keanu's bitch. 'Ol Larry proves that Neo still has a lot to learn.
  • In battle of the Asians part I Jet Li kung-fu's his way right past Lucy Liu. She may be hot and she may be deadly in Kill Bill, but Jet Li says siyanora to Lucy as he advances to the next round.
  • In a closer vote than I thought Bruce Lee edges out Sigourney Weaver. Thus proving that Ripley may be able to take out aliens, but fails to take out dragons.
  • Matt Damon is a clear winner. The best part is that after the match up he can go all talented Mr. Ripley and act just like Costner, so we all have the best of both worlds!
  • Harrison Ford shows no hesitation, and there is no weird screen jump when he shoots first this time. All it took was that one shot and Mr. White fell like a sack of potatoes, perhaps Harvey should have fired the gun instead of trying to break Harrison's nose with it?
  • Upset of this region, Sean Connery takes down Marky Mark. had it been shirts vs skins Mark might have stood a chance against Sir Connery, but THE Bond handles Mark's funky bunch with no real issues.
  • Mel Gibson confuses Johnny Depp's nappy long hair and disheveled look for Christ and decides to hang him on a cross. Victory for the anti-Semite.
Now on to the third region:

#1 Slyvester Stalone ( Rocky (6), Rambo (4), Cobra, Demolition Man, Get Carter.)

#16 Marlon Brando ( Julius Caesar, The Godfather, Superman, Apocalypse Now, The Score.)

#8 Steven Seagal ( Hard to Kill, Under Siege (2), Half Past Dead, Out for a Kill.)

#9 Hugh Jackman ( X-Men (3), Swordfish, Van Helsing, Australia.)

#5 Jean-Claude Van Damme ( Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Lionheart, Hard Target, Universal Soldier.)

#12 Clive Owen ( Hostage, King Aurthur, Sin City, Inside Man, Shoot 'em Up.)

#4 Chuck Norris ( A Force of One, Missing in Action (2), The Delta Force (2), The Cutter.)

#13 Antonio Banderas ( Desperado, Assassins, The Mask of Zorro, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, One Upon a Time in Mexico.)

#6 Vin Diesel ( Pitch Black, Fast and the Furious, xXx, The Chronicles of Riddick, A Man Apart.)

#11 Michael Madsen ( Beyond the Law, Reservoir Dogs, The Getaway, Wyatt Earp, Man With a Gun, Donnie Brasco, Bad Guys, Outlaw, Kill Bill (2).)

#3 Daniel Day-Lewis ( The Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York, There Will be Blood.)

#14 Anthony Hopkins ( Hannibal Lecture (3), The Mask of Zorro, Dracula, Mission Impossible II, Alexander, Fracture.)

#7 Colin Farrell ( American Outlaws, Minority Report, The Recruit, Daredevil, S.W.A.T., Alexander.)

#10 Edward Norton ( American History X, Fight Club, Kingdom of Heaven, The Incredible Hulk.)

#2 Arnold Schwarzenegger ( Conan (2), Terminator (3), Predator, Total Recall, True Lies, Governor.)

#15 Tom Berenger ( Platoon, Shoot to Kill, Born on the Fourth of July, Sniper, Rough Riders.)

So there it is, region 3. Like always either vote by posting a comment here, or emailing me at:


I will Probably post the last region on Saturday and once that is finished it will be on to round two where the decisions will be tougher!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Movie Bad Ass Region #2

Before moving on to the second bracket, let's run through who moved on to the second round from the first bracket.

Bruce Willis proved that he does in fact die hard and Yipee-Ky-Yeahed right past Milla Jovovich. Angelina buried Uma in a tomb and made sure she was dead this time, can't make the same mistake twice. Denzel caught fire and tore Travolta's face right off. Wesley Snipes used his blades and carved up Hugo Weaving like a turkey dinner. Brad Pitt, like the one many army he is, made a snuff film of Nicolas Cage. As CJ predicted, James Caan had a death wish and Charles Bronson was more than happy to give it to him. Val Kilmer must have kidnapped Liam Neeson's daughter, because in upset fashion, Liam takes down Doc Holiday. And finally, Bond he may be, but he is no match for Snake as he escapes to the second round.

Now on to the second bracket match ups. Too see the actors body of work click on their name, it is a hyper link. I will list some of their highlights though.

#1 Clint Eastwood. ( Hang 'em High, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Whales, The dead Pool, The Unforgiven, Gran Tarino.)

#16 Dennis Hopper ( True Grit, Mad Dog Morgan, Blue Velvet, Speed, Waterworld.)

#8 Laurence Fishburne ( Apocalypse Now, Boyz in the Hood, The Tuskegee Airmen, Event Horizon, The Matrix Trilogy, Assult on Precinct 13, Mission Impossible III.)

#9 Keanu Reeves ( Point Break, Speed, Johnny Mnemonic, The Matrix trilogy, Constatine.)

#5 Jet Li ( Leathal Weapon 4, Cradle to the Grave, War.)

#12 Lucy Liu ( Payback, True Crime, Charlie's Angels (2), Kill Bill (2).)

#4 Bruce Lee ( Enter the Dragon, Game of Death.)

#13 Sigourney Weaver ( Alien; 4 movies total)

#6 Matt Damon ( Saving Private Ryan, Rounders, The Bourne Trilogy, The Departed, The Good Shepard)

#11 Kevin Costner ( The Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Body Guard, Wyatt Earp, Mr. Brooks.)

#3 Harrison Ford ( Star Wars (3), Indiana Jones (4), Blade Runner, Patriot Games, The Fugitive, Clear and Present Danger, What Lies Beneath, K: 19 The Widow Maker.
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#14 Harvey Keitel ( Copkiller, Wise Guys, The Last Temptation of Christ, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk till Dawn.)

#7 Mark Wahlberg ( Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, Four Brothers, The Departed, Shooter, Max Payne.)

#10 Sean Connery ( From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, Highlander, The Untouchables, The Hunt for the Red October, The Rock.)

#2 Mel Gibson ( Mad Max (3), Lethal Weapon (4), Ransom, Braveheart, Payback, The Patriot, We Were Soldiers.)

#15 Johnny Depp ( Donnie Brasco, Sleepy Hollow, From Hell, Pirates of the Caribbean (3), Once Upton a Time in Mexico, Sweeney Todd.)

There it is, bracket number 2. Now, go and vote and tell all your friends!

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