Late 2013 Archives

by Big Blue Bullfrog

  • 13 Things About 2013 (12/31/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback As the regular season ends and we anticipate the 11 elimination games of the playoffs, Tuesday Morning Tailback has come up with a list of observations from the 2013 season. Some of these you may find obvious, some profound, and some just plain wacky. 1. The Denver Broncos Have the Greatest(...)
  • Ugly Season Ends in Beautiful Victory (12/29/13) - by J.D. Cook Final Score: NY Giants 20 Washington Redskins 6 When football is played in ugly, nasty, horrible weather it is nothing short of beautiful! My favorite foul weather to see a football game take place in is snow. Since the temperature today was a bit too high I got to watch a dreary cold(...)
  • Happy ‘Comic Book’ Holidays (12/26/13) - by J.D. Cook Today’s Comic Book Commentary will unfortunately be a bit short due to the Holidays but I do have an announcement for the coming weeks! I will be doing a countdown of the Top 5 Comic Book Stores in Pennsylvania. I may also follow that up with a countdown of the 5 best(...)
  • NFL Dead Zone (12/24/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback NFL Red Zone is one of the best ideas to come around in recent years. Debuting in 2009, this premium channel offers live, commercial-free NFL coverage on Sunday afternoons during the regular season. The mission of the channel is in its name – to display live coverage of the most crucial(...)
  • Christmas in Detroit (12/22/13) - by J.D. Cook Final Score: NY Giants 23 Detroit Lions 20 23-20 is a historic score for the New York Giants. That was the very score they defeated the Green Bay Packers by in the 2007 N.F.C. Championship Game. It was also the score they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by when I saw them live(...)
  • Eon Viant (12/19/13) - by J.D. Cook The best part about reviewing comic books is that people occasionally send me stuff I get REALLY excited about. This was the case with Eon Viant.  The story follows a crack team of soldiers before focusing in on the main character Gabriel Honor. He is a man with a nearly unlimited amount(...)
  • Forging His Fate through Failures (12/18/13) - by Jeff Thomas How poker adds fuel to Paul Pierce’s competitive fire Failures, disappointments, upsets: these are just some of the bitter experiences a poker player endures on a daily basis. Like many of their more physically-gifted counterparts in major US sports like basketball and football, these card gamers also go through the process of(...)
  • How to Get in the Christmas Spirit (12/18/13) - by J.D. Cook Every year I wait around expecting to suddenly be hit with ‘all that good will towards men’ and ‘holiday magic’ that is so famous in Christmas movies. Unfortunately I’ve learned, as countless other children becoming adults before me have, that getting into the Christmas Spirit is much harder as you get older.(...)
  • November’s Champions (12/17/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback After their collapse against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys are 0-2 in December and on the edge of another late season collapse. This is nothing new, as the modern era Dallas Cowboys have a history of being anointed champions mid season by a media over-enthusiastic, followed by(...)
  • Time for a Post-Season Purge (12/15/13) - by J.D. Cook Final Score: NY Giants 0 Seattle Seahawks 23 The Giants certainly had a chance to upset the Seattle Seahawks today. Unfortunately the offense did not show up. I think it is time for Kevil Gilbride to go. He’s certainly been a good Offensive Coordinator in his lengthy tenure with the New York(...)
  • Head (12/12/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano In a flashback,  a man took his son hunting for the first time. What were they hunting? Deer? Rabbit? No, actually it was witches. And they got one! In the present day, Fiona visits Marie La Veaux with the head that was left on her doorstep, wanting to make an alliance.(...)
  • Red Branch Publications ‘Cascade’ (12/12/13) - by J.D. Cook I was recently given the delightful task of reviewing Red Branch Publications’ Cascade. It is an old school horror story that involves a Native America curse a young couple and a redneck ex-boyfriend. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg for this story but I do not want to spoil anything(...)
  • Agents of Shield: The Bridge (12/11/13) - by J.D. Cook Agents of Shield has been a very hit or miss television show in its first season. It is somewhat to be expected as the creators are trying to see what works and does not work for the show. So far I’d say there have been three excellent episodes that hit on all(...)
  • Great Football! (12/10/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback Just when we marveled about how good football was last week, the football played on December 8th was the most entertaining in memory. Many of these games were played in a heavy snow and followed similar patterns of careful, low-scoring play early and wild, high-scoring play late. Of all these snow(...)
  • Giants SHOCKED by Chargers (12/08/13) - by J.D. Cook Final Score: NY Giants 14 San Diego Chargers 37 Well the Giants game was such a blow out that Fox actually took the game off of my television today. Sad but I was just about to start writing this article anyway so it sort of worked out. This is essentially the literal(...)
  • The Sacred Taking (12/06/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano Queenie, on a quest from Marie Leveau, is approached by a very bad man who intends to do her harm. The tables are turned, however, and she leaves the man lying in the street, “heartless”. Misty Day arrives at the academy frantically seeking help, apparently there’s someone after her. When they(...)
  • Comic Book Catchup (12/05/13) - by J.D. Cook Well it’s been a while since I’ve been able to talk about Comic Books because my local store was sold out of some stuff I wanted and then Thanksgiving rolled around but now I’m back and happy to report I’m all caught up on the titles I follow. D.C. Comics First Scott(...)
  • Good Football (12/03/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback This past Thanksgiving weekend offered the best football of the season and one of the better weekends of quality football in memory. This was not just in the NFL, but also the fantastic college games on Saturday, highlighted by Auburn’s incredible win over Alabama in the “iron bowl”. With one second(...)
  • Giants beat Redskins and Dull Commentators (12/02/13) - by J.D. Cook Yesterday the Giants won their second divisional game of the year. Unfortunately thanks to the N.F.L’s asinine scheduling it was virtually a meaningless game. Division games should be spread out with three confrontations between rivals near the start of the season and three near the end. Instead the Giants played Dallas with(...)
  • Agents of Shield: Repairs (11/27/13) - by J.D. Cook Ok so I was really not looking forward to the latest episode of Agents of Shield because it was taking place primarily aboard the plane. There have already been too many episodes in which the Agents were stuck on the plane for the entirety of the episode. I mean they do it(...)
  • The NFL on Thanksgiving (11/26/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback As we head into another Thanksgiving, we’ll look at the tradition that football has played on that day. These games have been a regular occurrence since the NFL’s inception in 1920. In fact, six games, featuring all league teams were played on Thanksgiving 1920. The tradition of football on Thanksgiving actually(...)
  • Cowboys End Gmen Season (11/25/13) - by J.D. Cook I’m sorry to anyone who reads this blog when it usually arrives on the inter-webs on Sunday after the Giants have played. This week was just so emotionally devastating I needed to take a couple of days to recover. This game was literally the biggest one of the Giants season. A loss(...)
  • The Dead (11/22/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano I found this episode to be in the most part, quite interesting. Many twists and turns, some surprises and some not so surprising. Frankenkyle remembers when he and his buddies got tattoos and then looking at his arm and ankle he realizes that he has his “buddies” tattoos and screams bloody(...)
  • Legends of Batman Collectors Editions (11/21/13) - J.D. Cook Ok so for the second week in a row I won’t be directly discussing the comic book industry. I’d like to but I’ve been so busy and sick I haven’t had time to get new comics in a few weeks. Rest assured I will be catching up when I visit family who live(...)
  • Agents of Shield: The Well (11/21/13) - by J.D. Cook Sorry folks. I was hit by an Asgardian cold recently and I barely made it through Agents of Shield or my Wednesday. Thankfully I woke up today feeling great with tons of memories of my time recuperating in Tahiti, “It’s a magical place”. Oh well back to work on ‘Thor’s Day’. Fitting(...)
  • PS3 Recap: The Last of Us (11/19/13) - by: Oliver Layco You could probably see this one coming from a mile away, but the last game on my meaningful PS3 games has to be The Last of Us (and yes I was planning on saving it for the end for that purpose). Naughy Dog makes an appearance again and for good reason. They’ve(...)
  • Houston, We Have a Problem (11/19/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback The Houston Texans are a real mess these days and much of it seems to be self-imposed. After coming into the 2013 season as two-time AFC South champions and starting the season with two come-from-behind victories, the team has totally collapsed with eight consecutive losses. To compound the problem, there is(...)
  • PS3 Recap: Mirror’s Edge (11/17/13) - by: Oliver Layco A recurring theme throughout my little list of PS3 greatest hits is that I didn’t hear about games until a year or so later. This holds true for the fourth title on my list which is Mirror’s Edge. While it did receive critical success, it didn’t receive great commercial success. When I(...)
  • A Small November Classic (11/17/13) - by: J.D. Cook Ok so the game didn’t have a huge amount ridding on it. The Packers are without their starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers and the Giants were 3-6 entering the game. That said the Giants desperately needed this one. It got them one game closer to reaching and perhaps breaking .500 for the first(...)
  • PS3 Recap: Batman Arkham City (11/16/13) - by: Oliver Layco Batman has long been my favorite superhero. Maybe it was when I was first introduced to him through Michael Keaton or when I heard him through the voice of Kevin Conroy. Needless to say, he never had a proper video game done for him. Superhero games in general have normally been a(...)
  • The Axeman Cometh (11/15/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano New Orleans 1919: The city is being terrified by a serial killer who is referred to as the “Axeman”. He put an ad in the local newspaper saying that on the following Tuesday night in every location in the city, there will be jazz music playing…or else. That Tuesday night, he’s(...)
  • Laying the Hammer Down on ‘Thor’s Day’ (11/14/13) - by J.D. Cook I was not really hyped up for Thor: The Dark World. I mean I certainly wasn’t going to miss it but much like the first Thor I didn’t quite know what to expect. The previews were pretty lite on the details side. They essentially just told us Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor(...)
  • PS3 Recap: Red Dead Redemption (11/13/13) - by: Oliver Layco Next on my list of PlayStation 3 greatest hits is Red Dead Redemption. Cowboy tales never sparked an interest in me; no movie, TV show, or song changed my mind over the years. Even when my sister first bought Red Dead Redemption, it wasn’t on my radar. One reason being because it(...)
  • Agents of Shield: The Hub (11/13/13) - J.D. Cook The newest episode of Agents of Shield was interesting for a couple of reasons. My favorite of which was that Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) story is slowly starting to simmer with progress. I’ve made no secret of my belief that Coulson is in fact a life model decoy that will play into Avengers: Age(...)
  • Cool As the Brees (11/12/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback After watching him lead the Saints to a blowout over Dallas on Sunday night, we are once again reminded just how good of a quarterback Drew Brees really is. For empirical evidence, just look at the New Orleans Saints record during the 30 seasons before Brees arrived and compare it to(...)
  • PS3 Recap: Uncharted (11/12/13) - by: Oliver Layco With Sony set to release the PlayStation 4 this Friday, I want to look back at the games/franchises that have defined my PlayStation 3 experience. Now, I didn’t get on the PlayStation bandwagon until this generation, so I missed out on franchises that spanned the PS1 and PS2. Even with that, I(...)
  • Raiders Raided (11/10/13) - by: J.D. Cook Well the ball had to start rolling our way at some point right? 3 straight wins is a good start to going 9-7! Andre Brown returned just in the nick of time as Peyton Hillis looked less magical this week. He delivered the Giants their first big day on the ground with(...)
  • Burn Witch, Burn! (11/08/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano New Orleans 1833: We are shown here, how very evil Madame Lalaurie really was. She even had her three daughters caged up in her dungeon (for a year) because they were plotting to kill her. Present Day: All hell breaks loose! The academy is surrounded by the “walking dead” (or is(...)
  • Boycott X-Men: Days of Future Past (11/07/13) - by J.D. Cook When news broke that Bryan Singer was returning to the super hero franchise that started it all for Marvel I was ecstatic. When news then followed that it would be adapting one of the most beloved stories of the X-Men’s storied history I was even more excited! That said there was a(...)
  • Agents of Shield: F.Z.Z.T. (11/06/13) - by J.D. Cook The Agents of Shield dropped by my home state of Pennsylvania last night! Unfortunately it was because a guy’s brain exploded with electricity caused by an alien disease contracted from a Chitauri helmet (the bad alien fodder in the Avengers if you don’t know who they are). Anyway that wasn’t really much(...)
  • 2013 Midseason Report (11/05/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback You may have noticed the trend  we’ve established of offering real analysis a few times a year with all the “bitching” articles in between. We kicked off this NFL season with our 2013 Season Preview two months ago and even went on the limb of picking each division winner and Super(...)
  • The Return (11/03/13) - by: Oliver Layco After a seemingly endless off-season, the National Basketball Association is back in full swing. Even though it’s only one week into the season, there have been some pleasant surprises along with the normal expectations. The biggest surprise would have to belong to the Philadelphia 76ers. As the youngest team in the league,(...)
  • Trick or Treat (10/31/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano Episodes 3: The Replacements & Episode 4: Fearful Pranks Ensue Sorry about missing last week’s article but this week I’ll cover both episodes three and four. In the former episode, Zoe went to get “Franken-Kyle” and bring him to his mother. She leaves him on the mother’s porch until she sees(...)
  • Revenge of the Beast (10/29/13) - by Oliver Layco It has been one year since I did my battle with the Beast. Through rain and cold I managed to finish and earn that green medal. Fast forward a year and I’m looking forward to getting my vengeance and running it like I wanted to. Unfortunately, my body had other plans and(...)
  • Only Jerks Are “Competitive” (10/29/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback Dez Bryant threw several sideline tantrums during Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions. These were later explained away by head coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo as being due to Bryant being highly “competitive”. However, video evidence (along with common sense) seems to dispute this assertion. At(...)
  • Dreams of Nine and Seven (10/28/13) - by J.D. Cook Yesterday the Giants continued to make me look like a good prognosticator when they won their second game in a row. That’s two down and seven to go before they fulfill my entire prediction. That said they won’t win many more games without scoring a single touchdown on offense. I have been(...)
  • Uncanny Venom, Hilarious Captain America (10/24/13) - by J.D. Cook Holy Cow Captain America Rocks! Think I’m talking about the recently released trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier?! Well you are only partially right! I’m also talking about a fantastic issue of the Uncanny Avengers that I picked up last night. In it Captain America is basically comic relief but holy(...)
  • Agents of Shield: The Girl in the Flower Dress (10/23/13) - by J.D. Cook The newest episode of Agents of Shield was the best one since Gravitron’s origin story. We finally got a couple of answers and Skye’s loyalty to the Rising Tide was revealed far earlier then I would have thought. Instead of letting it simmer all season Skye was ousted after doing the nasty(...)
  • The Little Giants Who Could (10/22/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback This week we have a single article which doubles as both the Tuesday Morning Tailback article and the New York Giants blog. Kudos to J.D. Cook, who predicted a 10 game win streak to end the season for the New York Giants after falling to 0-6 following the heartbreaking loss in(...)
  • Walking Dead 402: Infected (10/21/13) - by Jake Albano The second episode of the fourth season of The Walking Dead was, by far, a huge improvement from the first episode. What the first episode lacked, this one made up for in every way possible. The episode featured a perfect mixture of action, drama, and character development. We can see Rick throughout(...)
  • Beyond Two Souls (10/19/13) - by Oliver Layco Beyond Two Souls is the much hyped follow up title to Quantic Dream’s excellent effort Heavy Rain. While Heavy Rain was astonishing in its execution of a game consisting entirely of Quick Time Events (QTE), that is a heavy part where Beyond falls short. So much rides on the QTE’s and how(...)
  • Batman Still the Crown Jewel of the New 52 (10/17/13) - by J.D. Cook Since no comics I really read came out this week I thought I’d return to last week’s awesome titles for this week’s Comic Book Commentary! When DC started the New 52 I have to be honest I was a fan. I thought the positives far outweighed the negatives and I still like(...)
  • There Is a House in New Orleans (10/17/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano AHS Coven, Episode 2: “Boy Parts” Previously, Madison (Emma Roberts), who had been sexually attacked by several boys, caused a bus in which the boys were riding to get into a fatal accident. Along with those who died was Kyle (Evan Peters), who tried to stop the abuse. Madison, who wanted(...)
  • Agents of Shield: Eye Spy (10/16/13) - by: J.D. Cook Agents of Shield is starting to feel a bit bi-polar. Last week’s episode ‘the Asset’ was probably the best episode of the series so far. This week’s ranked somewhere just in front of ‘0-8-4’ and behind ‘the Pilot’. I really think how much I like the show is tied directly to how(...)
  • Hail To the Thinskins (10/15/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback Bob Costas has apparently found that the only way to get any attention these days is to spout out some nonsense on his Sunday Night halftime monologue and then complain on Monday about the negative feedback he is receiving from “fringe” groups. During the monologue Costas said; (The nickname) ‘Redskins’ can’t(...)
  • Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere (10/14/13) - by Jake Albano *****Spoilers Below!***** The premiere episode of The Walking Dead season four was, to say the least, disappointing. For a season premiere episode there was a lot of filler and nothing really substantial happened until the very end of the episode. At the very beginning it is established that the main group at(...)
  • Just Win Gmen (10/11/13) - by J.D. Cook The Giants win 10 straight on route to the playoffs! Is what I want to be writing about the next few Giants games of the season. Unfortunately I don’t think that is realistic. I do think it’s not out of the question that the Giants win all of their next games except(...)
  • Superior Spider-Man (10/10/13) - by J.D. Cook The first Annual Comic Book Commentary is commenting on…The Superior Spider-Man Most people were outraged when Dan Slott put Dr. Otto Octavius consciousness inside of Peter Parker’s body. There were even some people sending him death threats apparently. Those people need to seriously re-read their Spider-Man issues and realize that sending someone(...)
  • American Horror Story: Coven Begins (10/10/13) - by Peggy Fay Albano Episode 1: “Bitchcraft” As the Season 3 title infers, Coven is about witches. It portrays events from the days of the Salem Witch Trials and the present day. The story is, in part, about a young girl who inadvertently causes the death of her boyfriend. Her parents realizing she had the(...)
  • Agents of Shield: The Asset (10/09/13) - by J.D. Cook Agents of Shield episode 3 was pitch perfect! The pilot was an excellent start to the series that brought together a ton of different aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second episode titled 0-8-4 was more about some slight Coulson back story and the Agents coming together for a common goal. Both(...)
  • I’ll Be Back (10/08/13) - Tuesday Morning Tailback Classic The Denver Broncos are favored by the most points ever this coming week when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars (28 points) and the majority of all hype these days is on Peyton Manning and Broncos. This is not without reason, as Manning is on a historic path for many all time(...)
  • Different World (10/07/13) - by Ric Albano I usually don’t write the Giants blog but editor-in-chief J.D. Cook had other commitments during the Giants-Eagles game on Sunday. It is also interesting that it was this very Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants matchup that sparked my first Tuesday Morning Tailback article three years ago. Watching yesterday’s game, I was(...)
  • The Savage Six (10/04/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 18, 19, 20 and 21 Story Arc: The Savage Six Written By: Cullen Bunn & Rick Remender Art By: Lan Medina If you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit currently paired with former Peter Parker bully turned War Hero Flash Thompson. It’s a great comic(...)
  • Road Trip (10/03/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 10, 11 and 12 Story Arc: Road Trip Written By: Rick Remender Art By: Lan Medina If you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit currently paired with former Peter Parker bully turned War Hero Flash Thompson. It’s a great comic series and it’s ending soon(...)
  • Agents of Shield: 0-8-4 (10/02/13) - by J.D. Cook So in some ways 0-8-4 was a bottle episode. It started all big and mysterious inside the jungles of Peru before moving inside the Shield airplane for the majority of the episode. I’m not complaining at all I love a good bottle episode! I mean the last great bottle episode was in(...)
  • Why You Should Hire J.D. Cook for TV Blend Assistant Editor. (10/01/13) - Dear, Cinema Blend Hello and welcome to my humble little website www.bigbluebullfrog.com! I won’t bore you with the details about how many articles I have written for the site (although I will link to them here) or how many people I have edited (also linked right here) because you will find those sort of details(...)
  • In the Pitts (10/01/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback The Pittsburgh Steelers have not started a season 0-4 since 1968. That was the year before Chuck Noll became head coach and led the team to four Super Bowl championships in the 1970s. Much of the blame for these early season woes in the steel city has been directed at the(...)
  • Circle of Four (09/30/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 13, 13.1,13.2,13.3, 13.4 and 14 Story Arc: Venom Circle of Four (Venom Goes to Hell) Written By: Rick Remender, Jeff Parker and Rob Williams Art By: Tony Moore, Lan Medina, Julian Tedesco, Sana Takeda and Lee Garbett If you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit(...)
  • Chiefs of 0-4 (09/29/13) - by J.D. Cook This is the second Giants blog I’ve started writing in the 4th quarter because I could see the game was over that early. This was a real make or break game for the New York Giants. It separated them from the possibly manageable 1 and 3 or the death sentence of 0(...)
  • Minimum Carnage (09/28/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 26 and 27 (story also contained in Scarlett Spider 11 and Minimum Carnage Alpha and Omega) Story Arc: Minimum Carnage Written By: Cullen Bunn and Chris Yost Art By: Lan Medina, Declan Shalvey, Reilly Brown and Khoi Pham If you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit(...)
  • Toxic Lifestyle (09/26/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 32, 33, 34, and 35 Story Arc: Toxic Lifestyle Written by: Cullen Bunn Art by: Declan Shalvey If you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit currently paired with former Peter Parker bully turned War Hero Flash Thompson. It’s a great comic series and it’s ending(...)
  • Agents of Shield : Pilot (09/25/13) - by J.D. Cook Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last night but due to the nefarious efforts of H.Y.D.R.A. and A.I.M.’s combined might I couldn’t make it to my television in time to view it. Luckily the world is pretty awesome these days and it was available for instant streaming on Hulu and ABC On Demand(...)
  • Agents of Shield (09/24/13) - by J.D. Cook Marvel’s Agents of Shield blog will run every Wednesday until the season’s end. 05/13/14 – Episode 22: Beginning of the End  05/06/14 – Episode 21: Ragtag 04/29/13 – Episode 20: Nothing Personal 04/22/13 – Episode 19: The Only Light in the Darkness 04/15/13 – Episode 18: Providence 04/09/14 – Episode 17: Turn,(...)
  • Schizophrenic Season Start (09/24/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback Three weeks ago, during my 2013 Season Preview, I listed my predictions for each of the eight division champions. Among these were the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, and San Francisco 49ers. These four teams are a combined 2-10 so far this season and, along with the disappointing(...)
  • Monsters of Evil (09/23/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 23, 24, and 25 Story Arc: Monsters of Evil Written by: Cullen Bunn Art by: Thony Silas If you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit currently paired with former Peter Parker bully turned War Hero Flash Thompson. It’s a great comic series and it’s ending(...)
  • Dexter Series Finale (09/23/13) - by Oliver Layco The dark passenger that is Dexter has finally left fans of the hit TV show for good. Now before I start, it should be safe to assume that there will be spoilers aplenty for those who aren’t caught up with the entire series. Without further ado, what the hell?!?! As the episode(...)
  • Giant Zero (09/22/13) - by J.D. Cook Haunting memories of the 2005 Wild Card game against the Panthers (23-0) emerged as I watched the large cats rip the metaphorical Giants apart like a defenseless fried steak. At no point did the Giants really show much heart. I mean my only explanation is that Manning and Coughlin have a psychological(...)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (09/21/13) - by Oliver Layco This article has a new home on www.comicsmoviesgames.com Other Nutshell Movie Reviews 08/20/13 – Hot Fuzz 08/19/13 – Shaun of the Dead 08/18/13 – Scott Pilgrim Vs the World 08/17/13 – Paul 07/27/13 – The Wolverine Article from Around the Web ZergNet
  • Spider Island (09/21/13) - by J.D. Cook Venom Issues: 7, 8, and 9 Story Arc: Spider Island Written by: Rick Remender Art by: Tom Fowler Most of these won’t contain too many spoilers but this one does so be wary before reading. Also if you’re reading with no prior knowledge; Venom is a symbiotic alien suit currently paired with(...)
  • Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor (09/20/13) - by Oliver Layco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco is a Chicago raised rapper who first came onto the scene in 2006. He is more commonly known as Lupe Fiasco. He’s had mixtapes and has been featured on other artists’ works; most notably on Kanye West’s Touch the Sky. In 2006, he released his first album Lupe Fiasco’s(...)
  • God Cell: Gate of the Gods (09/19/13) - by J.D. Cook Unknown power? Ominous sounding title? Multiple independent comic book creators coming together? That’s all covered in God Cell: Gate of the Gods a new comic project currently up for funding on KickStarter. It sounds well worth a few bucks as it promises an epic story with a grand scope. Oh and don’t(...)
  • The Top 7 Story Arcs of Venom, Volume 2 (09/19/13) - by J.D. Cook An Ongoing Feature Counting Down the Top 7 Story Arcs of Flash Thompson’s Venom series in honor of it’s recent cancellation. #7 Spider Island 09.21.13 #6 Monsters of Evil 09.23.13 #5 Toxic Lifestyle 09.26.13 #4 Minimum Carnage 09.28.13 #3 Circle of Four 09.30.13 #2 Road Trip 10.03.13 #1 The Savage Six 10.04.13(...)
  • NFL Rat Culture (09/17/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback It was reported last week that that undercover cops were going to planted at Century Link Field in Seattle wearing jerseys and paraphernalia of the opposing San Francisco 49ers. This is meant to monitor fan behavior and ensure “a safe environment for all in attendance, including visiting team fans”. According to(...)
  • Broncos Break Giants (09/15/13) - by J.D. Cook Well my hope that the Giants would rise to the occasion and best the Denver Broncos was completely incorrect. They humbled us in our stadium and proved once again they are the class of the N.F.L. The New York Giants stare 0-2 in the face whilst traveling to face the Carolina Panthers(...)
  • Northern Tears (09/10/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback The Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions each border our neighbor to the north, with various bodies of water separating these teams’ home cities from the great country of Canada. They also each have a storied history with days of glory and championships years ago. Unfortunately for each, those were(...)
  • Cowboys Given Giant Win (09/09/13) - by J.D. Cook I hate to discuss positives after a loss because that’s what my old football coaches did. If we lost we got a happy pep talk and if we won we got yelled at. Reverse psychology as you might call it but I prefer to call a spade a spade. That said I’m(...)
  • SacAnime (09/03/13) - by Oliver Layco After attending one of the largest conventions in the world in my adventures, it was time to wind down and relax once I got home. My friends had the idea of attending SacAnime; a local convention on everything Animated. I decided to go because I haven’t seen the guys in awhile and(...)
  • 2013 NFL Season Preview (09/03/13) - by Tuesday Morning Tailback Well, here we go with another NFL season kicking off Thursday with the Ravens and Broncos. Today, we’ll kick off the weekly Tuesday Morning Tailback articles by making our annual picks, division by division. We do this knowing that there is so much unforeseen in any given NFL season and we(...)
  • The Mandarin Debate (08/30/13) - by J.D. Cook I know I’m a broken record about my dislike for Iron Man 3’s choice to make the Mandarin a non-character but come on! If it was any other super villain people would have hated it but because people really only like Iron Man movies and don’t actually read his comics or know(...)
  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron Preview (08/29/13) - by J.D. Cook Well since Ultron has been cast as James Spader so it seems as good a time as any to discuss what I think the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron is just like I did with Batman Superman yesterday. This is a bit more than a guess so I may not be too(...)
  • The Plot of Batman Superman (08/28/13) - by J.D. Cook So with all this hoopla on Batman Superman few people are discussing the plot of the actual film. Everyone just seems hung up on Ben Affleck. I’m far more interested in how these characters will play into the Universe set up by Man of Steel. So with that in mind here are(...)
  • Affleck as Batman Ok (08/27/13) - by J.D. Cook Time to address this Batman nonsense. First off to the people saying why won’t Christian Bale come back? Look back at his time as Batman. Yes he produced the three best Batman films, and possibly the best superhero film ever in The Dark Knight, but he also had a fellow actor Heath(...)
  • The World’s End Review (08/22/13) - by J.D. Cook The World’s End can be summed up in one very simple word…Great. That’s a word that doesn’t seem very large next to fantastic, awesome, spectacular but yet it’s exactly how I would describe this film. It’s a wonderful work of art and everyone involved in its making should be happy to have(...)
  • The World’s End Annihilation Spectacular (08/22/13) - by J.D. Cook A full roundup of all things Pegg, Frost and Wright List of Articles Friday August 16th Nutshell Review of Simon Pegg’s Nerd Do Well Saturday August 17th Nutshell Review of Paul Sunday August 18th Nutshell Review of Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Monday August 19th Nutshell Review of Shaun of the Dead(...)
  • Q and A with Pegg, Frost and Wright on the World’s End in Philly (08/21/13) - by J.D. Cook Seldom in the annals of history do we receive a chance to meet our heroes…even more seldom do we get the opportunity to question them about the art they make that inspires us. What follows is the tale of one of those most rare historical instances. On Tuesday July 30th I was(...)
  • Hot Fuzz (08/20/13) - by J.D. Cook This article has a new home on www.comicsmoviesgames.com For a full list of articles in this feature check out The World’s End Annihilation Spectacular Other Articles in this Series Simon Pegg Nerd Do Well Paul Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Shaun of the Dead Q and A with Pegg, Frost and Wright(...)
  • Shaun of the Dead (08/19/13) - by J.D. Cook This article has a new home on www.comicsmoviesgames.com For a full list of articles in this feature check out The World’s End Annihilation Spectacular Other Articles in this Series Simon Pegg Nerd Do Well Paul Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Hot Fuzz Q and A with Pegg, Frost and Wright on the(...)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (08/18/13) - by J.D. Cook This article has a new home on www.comicsmoviesgames.com For a full list of articles in this feature check out The World’s End Annihilation Spectacular Other Articles in this Series Simon Pegg Nerd Do Well Paul Shaun of the Dead Hot Fuzz Q and A with Pegg, Frost and Wright on the World’s(...)
  • Paul (08/17/13) - by J.D. Cook This article has a new home on www.comicsmoviesgames.com For a full list of articles in this feature check out The World’s End Annihilation Spectacular Other Articles in this Series Simon Pegg Nerd Do Well Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Shaun of the Dead Hot Fuzz Q and A with Pegg, Frost and(...)
  • Simon Pegg Nerd Do Well (08/16/13) - by J.D. Cook I stumbled upon Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid whilst escaping the hot summer day at my local Barnes and Nobles. I picked it up intrigued by my love of his films and was instantly drawn into buying it because of Simon Pegg’s hilarious writing style(...)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (08/11/13) - by J.D. Cook Just when I thought fighting games were dead…they pull me back in. It’s fitting that the creators of Mortal Kombat the first fighting game I ever liked would be the ones to do this. So what is the concept that got me back in the fighting ring? A game in which DC(...)

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