Oscar 2019 – Best Picture Trailers

Black Panther
BlakkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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.

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NFL Power Rankings – Super Bowl

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.

RankChangeTeamScoreChangeWinsLossesTies
1SameRams104-615-40
2Up 1Patriots951614-50
3Down 1Saints92-114-40
4SameChiefs70-113-50
5SameChargers68-113-50
6SameBears46012-50
7SameCowboys39-111-70
8SameTexans38011-60
9SameColts32011-70
10SameEagles31010-80
11SameRavens28010-70
12SameSteelers2719-61
13Up 1Titans2319-70
14Down 1Seahawks21-210-70
15SameVikings7-18-71
16SameBrowns-1107-81
17SamePanthers-1407-90
18SameDolphins-2417-90
19SameFalcons-2607-90
20SameRedskins-2707-90
21SameBengals-2806-100
22SamePackers-33-16-91
23Up 1Bills-3506-100
23SameBroncos-35-16-100
25SameLions-3706-100
26SameJaguars-4315-110
27SameBuccaneers-5005-110
28SameGiants-5305-110
29SameRaiders-69-14-120
30SameJets-7004-120
31Same49ers-76-24-120
32SameCardinals-90-23-130
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A Wrinkle in Time

Dont Watch It.

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NFL Picks – Super Bowl

Rams (14-3) @ Saints (14-3): Saints Rams
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.

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NFL Power Rankings – Conference Week

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.

RankChangeTeamScoreChangeWinsLossesTies
1SameRams1101415-30
2Down 1Saints93-314-40
3Up 2Patriots791413-50
4Down 1Chiefs71-613-50
5Down 1Chargers69-113-50
6SameBears46112-50
7SameCowboys40011-70
8SameTexans38011-60
9SameColts32-111-70
10SameEagles31-110-80
11SameRavens28-210-70
12SameSteelers26-19-61
13SameSeahawks23010-70
14SameTitans2219-70
15SameVikings8-18-71
16SameBrowns-11-27-81
17SamePanthers-14-17-90
18Up 1Dolphins-2517-90
19Down 1Falcons-26-27-90
20Down 1Redskins-27-17-90
21Down 2Bengals-28-26-100
22SamePackers-3206-91
23Down 1Broncos-34-26-100
24SameBills-3506-100
25SameLions-3716-100
26SameJaguars-4405-110
27SameBuccaneers-50-15-110
28SameGiants-53-15-110
29SameRaiders-68-24-120
30SameJets-7004-120
31Same49ers-74-14-120
32SameCardinals-88-13-130
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NFL Picks – Championship Week

Lets see how I did last week…

Colts (11-6) @ Chiefs (12-4): Chiefs
The Colts had a good run. The Chiefs were too much though. There really wasnt a moment in this game that it felt like the Colts had a chance.

Cowboys (11-6) @ Rams (13-3): Rams
It went pretty much as you would expect. The Cowboys, despite never being very far behind, were never really in this game.

Chargers (13-4) @ Patriots (11-5): Chargers Patriots
There seems to be a rule. There are but a few teams that are able to beat Tom Brady in the postseason. The Chargers are not one of them. And, none of them are left…

Eagles (10-7) @ Saints (13-3): Eagles Saints
I really thought this would be the big upset of the playoffs. As it turns out, the Eagles never had a chance. If you want to beat the Saints in the playoffs youre going to need to be able to score after the 1st quarter.

Two games left to determine who gets to play in the Super Bowl. The remaining 4 teams are the 2 number 1 and number 2 seeds. They are also 4 of the top 5 teams ranked on the 64tacos power rankings.

Rams (14-3) @ Saints (14-3): Saints
These two teams have been at the top of our power rankings since early in the season. They have the most wins this season. They are the top 2 seeds in the NFC. One of them is going to the Super Bowl. I wont be surprised by any outcome in this game other than a low score. The Saints won the last time they met. I think theyll do it again.

Patriots (12-5) @ Chiefs (13-4): Patriots
As much as I want to pick the Chiefs, I just cant. The Chiefs are not one of the teams that can beat Tom Brady in the post season. Andy Reid is not one of the Coaches that can beat Bill Belichick in the playoffs. The only chance is Mahomes.

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NFL Power Rankings – Divisional

It boggles the mind how close the Rams and Saints have been all season. They are tied at first again. Next week will determine, once and for all, which is the better team this season. Despite a victory in Gillette stadium, the Patriots couldnt quite score higher than the Chargers. The final 4 teams are in the top 5.

RankChangeTeamScoreChangeWinsLossesTies
1Up 1Rams961214-30
1SameSaints961114-30
3Up 1Chiefs771113-40
4Down 1Chargers70-513-50
5SamePatriots651512-50
6SameBears45012-50
7SameCowboys40-411-70
8SameTexans38-311-60
9SameColts33-611-70
10SameEagles32-510-80
11SameRavens30-110-70
12SameSteelers2709-61
13SameSeahawks23-110-70
14SameTitans21-29-70
15SameVikings908-71
16SameBrowns-9-17-81
17SamePanthers-1317-90
18SameFalcons-24-27-90
19Up 1Bengals-26-16-100
19Down 1Redskins-26-47-90
19Up 2Dolphins-2607-90
22SameBroncos-32-16-100
22Up 1Packers-3206-91
24SameBills-35-26-100
25SameLions-3806-100
26SameJaguars-44-25-110
27Up 1Buccaneers-4905-110
28Down 1Giants-52-55-110
29SameRaiders-66-34-120
30SameJets-7004-120
31Same49ers-73-14-120
32SameCardinals-87-13-130
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NFL Picks – Divisional Week

Looks like I went 2-2 this week. I dont know if there has been a week where kickers were more important to their teams success…

Colts 10-6 @ Texans 11-5: Texans Colts
The Colts are on fire. There was nothing that the Texans could do. Lets see how far they can take this.

Seahawks 10-6 @ Cowboys 10-6: Seahawks Cowboys
Its never good when your kicker goes out at the end of the first half. Seahawks had to drastically alter their game plan when Janikowski got injured and it ended their season.

Chargers 12-4 @ Ravens 10-6: Chargers
The Ravens gave it their best but the Chargers were too much. Michael Badgley scored almost as many points for the Chargers as the whole Ravens team.

Eagles 9-7 @ Bears 12-4: Eagles
Dont ever count Nick Foles out. Looks like Philadelphia has a new “Mr. Playoffs!” Yeah, they got some help from the old double-doink, but sometimes thats how it goes.

We have an exciting week coming up. The Chargers are the only team left who hasnt won the Super Bowl. I think they are primed to make a run.

Colts (11-6) @ Chiefs (12-4): Chiefs
The Colts, well, I just dont know what to think. A few weeks ago this would have been an easy pick but now I dont know. Im rooting for Andy Reed this season so Im going to have to go with the stats.

Cowboys (11-6) @ Rams (13-3): Rams
I wasnt impressed with the Cowboys win over the Seahawks. I think this well rested Rams team is going to roll over the Cowboys and never look back.

Chargers (13-4) @ Patriots (11-5): Chargers
Normally I dont pick against the Patriots in the playoffs (or ever for that matter) but this year feels different. Its hard for me to picture an AFC championship without the Chargers. Hell, this may be Rivers year for a ring.

Eagles (10-7) @ Saints (13-3): Eagles
Yes, Im picking the number 6 seed to beat the number 1 seed, and arguably best team in the league.

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NFL Power Rankings – Wild Card Week

The Colts and Eagles were the big winners this week. Texans and Bears remain ranked higher than the teams that knocked them out of the playoffs.

RankChangeTeamScoreChangeWinsLossesTies
1SameSaints85113-30
2Down 1Rams84013-30
3Up 1Chargers751013-40
4Down 1Chiefs66012-40
5Up 1Patriots50111-50
6Down 1Bears45-812-50
7Up 2Cowboys441111-60
8Down 1Texans41-511-60
9Up 3Colts391211-60
10Up 3Eagles371410-70
11Down 3Ravens31-410-70
12Down 1Steelers27-19-61
13Down 3Seahawks24-710-70
14Down 1Titans2309-70
15SameVikings9-28-71
16SameBrowns-8-27-81
17SamePanthers-1417-90
18SameFalcons-22-17-90
18Up 1Redskins-2207-90
20SameBengals-2506-100
21Down 1Dolphins-26-17-90
22SameBroncos-31-16-100
23Down 1Packers-32-26-91
24Down 2Bills-33-36-100
25SameLions-38-36-100
26SameJaguars-42-15-110
27SameGiants-4705-110
28SameBuccaneers-49-15-110
29SameRaiders-63-24-120
30SameJets-70-14-120
31Same49ers-72-24-120
32SameCardinals-86-33-130
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