Thursday, November 17, 2005

Overrated List

Before going to bed, I usually peruse my DVD collection and find a nice movie to fall asleep to. The other night it was the classic, "Hanging with the Homeboys", but usually it's Woody Allen's masterpiece, "Manhattan." Last night, I was so tired from and of work that I only had one movie on my mind...Office Space. I don't know why I'm mentioning this other than the fact that I was actually talking back to the movie, fully understanding everything that the film was about and stood for. I say all of that to say that yesterday I had a conversation with my friend JC about growing up, and all of the things that no one tells you. No one tells you about the deafening monotony of it all. In fact, it's overrated. So...I'm devoting this entry to all of the things I can think of that are overrated as of November 17, 2005...

The 2005 Atlanta Falcons
No time, should a team supposedly so great lose to a 1-7 team in the fashion that the Falcons did on Sunday at the hands of Green Bay, at the Georgia Dome. The offense was apoplectic. The defense was porous. The Falcons...are...overrated.

Sure, we all loved it in the summer of 2003, when there was nothing to do and young Bro. Kutcher was hotter than fishgrease, but now they're punking stars on WB shows? Let it go and walk away.

The 2005 Elections
Okay, so the Dems (thank gosh) won Virginia and New Jersey again. This was a great win for the party of FDR, JFK, Clinton and me, but let's put it in some perspective. 2006 is a long way away, and the Scooter Libby scandal can only be drawn out for so long. The President's coattails will grow long again, and like it or not, by 2008, he will have been there for 8 years. If history has taught us anything, it is that the vast majority of Americans who vote, don't really care about polls, the economy, grave injustices in other countries nor the one they live in, and just vote blindly. So pally, wake up and realize that this mantle of leadership currently in power will be there for a while.

Phil Jackson
Phil, if you want to show me you're the greatest of all time, come to Atlanta and win 45 games.

This year, yes it's going in the direction of my beloved Longhorns, but let's be serious. This thing is so out of wack it's ridiculous. There are more one loss teams with blown seasons due to this thing than there have ever been. Despite an offense since Prothro went down, shouldn't Alabama be ranked higher simply due to having split games between LSU and Florida? Shouldn't Auburn, with one loss mind you be ranked higher having only lost to perennial top 25 Ga Tech in the first week of the season?

I am so sick and tired of the hype surrounding things that are not decided by public opinion. Right now it's Heisman hype. In December it'll be Super Bowl hype, in January, Oscar hype. Give me a break. We will watch these programs without all of the added extras that the hype machines create, so please give it a rest. On the hype tip though...Vince Young for the Heisman, The Cowboys/Seahawks v. Indy in the Super Bowl, and Woody Allen will be nominated for an Oscar for Match Point.

Special Features on DVDs
The only special features I care about are deleted scenes that will explain questions I have in the movie that I am watching at the time. I don't care about featurettes, on-location reports, what other work someone did, production notes, or still photos from the movie. Just give me PERTINENT deleted footage.

Commentary Tracks on DVDs
This piggybacks right off of the previous one. Directors and actors should be tasked to watch the movie that they are commenting on the weekend before they do commentary. Many times, if it's an older movie, they haven't seen it in so long that they are watching it, and cringing at their mistakes. What's the use of commentary if you're not commenting on the scene at hand?

Mark Richt
The head coach of the University of Georgia has won some games, granted. He's even won some big games, but as the brothers in the barber shop mentioned the other day, he's never won THE BIG GAME. So to me, he's overrated too. He's never been undefeated, and his teams fold in the games when the stakes are highest.

That's all I can think of for now. But I'll keep you posted.

I'm Joe, and that's how I see it.


At Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:13:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wire Hanger n.. (with a faint whisper)... You forgot to add blogs to your overrated list ;)

Couldn't resist brah. It's good post, a good read.


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