This is our first ever podcast. It’s a little raw (like Neil’s feet), but you may enjoy it (parts anyway). It’s only a half-hour long, so don’t act like you are being tortured.
Freddie Mercury was one of the most amazingly talented musicians of the late 20th century. His voice and showmanship were unparalleled.
While I generally don’t love biopics, I was eagerly anticipating this one due to the subject and also the actor chosen to portray Freddie: Rami Malek.
I was less than pleased when it felt like the beginning was extremely forced in order to get the band together as quickly as possible.
As things progressed, the harsh reality set in as turmoil erupted within the band. Freddie also was dealing with the realization that his fate was sealed when he was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s.
There were some emotionally charged moments and wonderful acting. The final Live Aid performance was spectacularly done. I sincerely hope Rami Malek receives the Oscar for his performance.
With a win in the Super Bowl the Patriots move up to their highest rank of the year. However, it was not enough to take the number one spot from the Rams.
Rams (14-3) @ Saints (14-3):
What a game. They only scored about half as many points as I thought they would but it was close. In the end the Rams defense came up with a big play to stop the Saints in overtime.
Patriots (12-5) @ Chiefs (13-4): Patriots
This was probably the best game of the year. It was going to come down to who had the ball last. Defense wins championships. Thats what they tell me anyway. And the Chiefs defense only had 60 minutes in them.
Patriots (13-6) vs. Rams (15-3): Patriots
This years Super Bowl is between our 1st and 3rd ranked teams. While the Rams had a blistering regular season it doesnt matter now. They have one game to play and its against a team thats been in now 9 of the last 18 Super Bowls. No team west of Philadelphia has been able to stop them. This will be the second time these two clubs face off for the Lombardy trophy and Brady was the MVP 17 years ago. It wont surprise me if he gets it again.
We have a clear first place team now. The Rams launched a great comeback and knocked the Saints out in overtime. Even if they lose in the Super Bowl they will still finish in first place.