Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Welcome Coach Rodriguez

I don't see how the spread offense will work at Michigan, but hey, I am willing to give Rich Rodriguez the benefit of the doubt.

Five wide receivers, a mobile quarterback and no-huddle are just about what Bill Callahan and his West Coast offense were to Nebraska's one wide receiver option QB offense.

Michigan football is much like Oakland Raider football: power running, deep strike passing, look for the tight end or the full back in the flat on the third down. Our QB of the future, Ryan Mallett, is a big, lumbering QB with a strong arm. Michigan doesn't recruit skinny little quarterbacks like Oregon's Dennis Dixon or that Mighty Mouse from Apalachian State.

It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for the Wolverines to adapt to Rich Rodriguez ... or perhaps how quickly Rich Rodriguez will adapt to the offensive philosophy at Michigan. One thing's for sure: the sweater-vested Jim Tressel is on high alert.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Batman 2: The Dark Knight

Holy Smokes, Batman! The Dark Knight is gonna rule. The trailer, the teaser, the IMAX thing ... it all points to 4-star comic book movie. I have to say, I wasn't too thrilled about Heath Ledger as The Joker ... but the wardrobe and make up job I've seen, plus his performance, all look very promising.

My 10 Favorite Movies of All Time

I just caught 3 O'Clock High on HBO for the first time in a long time. Man, I forgot how much I love that movie - I am totally mezmorized by Casey Siemaszko's performance as Jerry Mitchell and the drama of his comic encounter against the Great Buddy Revell. Truly a tale of David & Goliath ... 80s style.

3 O'Clock' has inspired me to publish my 10 favorite flicks of all time:

Star Wars (all of them, yes, I am counting all six as one movie)
Blade Runner
3 O'Clock High
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
True Romance
Shawshank Redemption

Honorable Mention:

2001: A Space Odyssey
The Matrix
Pulp Fiction
Superman The Movie
Spider-Man 2
The Crow
Children of Men
Nacho Libre