Go see The Dark Knight (like you need me to tell you)

I’ve always been a Marvel comics guy, so I never got into Batman all that much. It was Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Punisher, Captain America, etc. Superman? He was completely irrelevant to me growing up. I still don’t get the attraction to Superman, and the recent remake was so bad I actually couldn’t get through it.

When the first Batman movie came out I was just out of high school, and I kind of dug it, but the second one was horrible. It was literally one of the five worst movies I’ve seen in a theatre. I don’t even remember the next couple of batman’s all that much, but I know this: whoever made them should be embarrassed after seeing the last two installments of the comic movie.

In case you were unaware, Director/Screenwriters Jonathan and Christopher Nolan have completely re-invented the franchise, and it’s good they did because Batman is totally bad-ass now. Not trying to be bad-ass, like in the other movies, he actually is, and the movies are as a whole. The first one was dark, and terrific. As for the new film, it’s off-the-charts in terms of overall entertainment. I love Spidey and [...]

Being reactive is good

One thing I’m doing this year is being proactive and wisely reactive with our analysis and rankings based on what’s been happening. For example, I’m a DeAngelo Williams fan and have been since day one. I’ve been on record as saying he’s going to be a good NFL back and a productive fantasy option. But he’s not taking the job, and in fact he’s had a few problems staying healthy, so I’m moving his ass down further and further on my list the deeper and deeper we get into August. I’ve been clear on RB Brandon Jackson’s opportunity and potential this summer, but I refused to get totally behind him because he’s struggling in camp and didn’t distinguish himself in the preseason opener. But after playing better this past weekend, and upon hearing that he’s considered way ahead of Vernand Morency, I’m on board with Jackson, and he may continue to get more and more of a backing by me.

Like I am with NFL players compared to my favorite NFL team, I have no loyalties. I’m not sticking to my guns the way I stubbornly have a few times in the past. My favorite [...]

Off football for a day

I’ve been throwing some serious football stuff at you lately, so I’d like to get a few non football things off my chest today. Thanks for listening.

Did you see the cover of EW two weeks ago with Katherine Heigl? That is about as attractive as a human being can possibly be. I’ll have to e-mail my buddy and fantasyguru.com reader Paul Rudd, who starred in “Knocked Up” with her, and find out if she is as hot as her pictures show. If Rudd says she’s outrageous, then I’ll know it’s true, since he’s worked with some of the hottest chicks on the planet. That’s a usual topic of conversation when I talk to him – the hot women he works with – and I’ll never forget his answer last year when I jokingly asked him who the next hottie he was working opposite was: Jessica Alba. People say I’m lucky with what I do for a living? I’m a mop boy at an adult bookstore compared to Rudd.

I volunteered two hours of my life this past weekend to check out “Ghost Rider” starting Nicholas Cage and Eva Mendes. I was a huge Marvel guy growing up, and GR was [...]

Culpepper ending could be better than Sopranos in Jacksonville

Before I get into today’s football comment, a quick aside about The Sopranos’ series finale last night. I know wrapping up a legendary show is damn near impossible, and I’ve been critical of the show’s critics in the past, but that was a really lame finale. There was no closure and quite frankly not enough happened in the finale. They gave very poor glimpses into how these characters, people viewers have come to know so well, will end up. Heck, we don’t even know if Sylvio is dead. Basically, David Chase & Company left fans hanging, and that’s not cool.

Some people think Tony and family are supposed to have been shot in that diner by that conspicuous character that entered the bathroom, but I don’t think so. The only interpretation I can come up with is that the man represents the continued threats to Tony and that he will continue to be forced to look over his shoulder, as he seemingly was in that diner.

My personal ending would have been much better. They spent so much time dealing with A.J. and all his issues, so I would have made him a central character in the finale. In my finale, [...]

This year’s cover boy to be revealed soon (and more)

I may not be able to post tomorrow because I’m headed to New York City to interview this year’s FantasyGuru.com Magazine Cover Boy. I’m not going to disclose who he is here – especially since I haven’t actually conducted the interview – but if all goes as planned, I’ll be sitting down with one of the biggest stars in the sports world tomorrow. The player is in town, of course, for the NFL Draft, as many big-time players are.

If the interview goes as planned, it should be one of our best ones because there are a lot of interesting questions to ask this player. I never rest easy until the interview is completed because dealing with these major star athletes can be tricky.

Actually, with my wireless broadband Internet, I may log on from this player’s hotel, right after the interview, to at least let readers know I’ve secured the sit-down with my guy, my #1 pick for the mag this year. 

Feel free to comment below and give me your best guess as to who this person is.

Here are some other random thoughts on my mind today:

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