Properly howdy! I hope you all survived Christmas and are on the brink of throw 2020 out the door like an previous Christmas tree. We’ve nearly made it!
As you slog your approach by one other 3 day work week, right here’s our mailbag responses. Good luck, and let’s make 2021 what we hoped 2020 may have been.
Favourite James Bond films? – Pkloa
BoilerBettor: Any of the Connery films.
Jesse: I need my bond films to be ridiculous, over-the-top, and so on. It’s why Brosnan-era was my favourite. He’s the MOST ridiculous model of Bond – and possibly the least plausible – however I beloved the absurdity of him being this tremendous spy. Plus, you already know, N64 Goldeneye sorta cemented that period into my mind whether or not I prefer it or not.
Beez: Goldeneye for N64
Candystripes: Oddly, I haven’t seen that many Bond movies, however I’ve heard much more Bond theme songs. On the premise that I haven’t seen many, I assume On line casino Royale is my favourite. Favourite theme, although, is a tie between Skyfall and Goldeneye, with Reside and Let Die a detailed third.
pkloa: Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, and On line casino Royale are my favorites. For the compulsory hipster choice, Timothy Dalton’s The Dwelling Daylights was one of the best one since You Solely Reside Twice.
MNW: The Dwelling Daylights for me. Most likely as a result of it’s the one one I actually recall ever watching.
WSR: You Solely Reside Twice. Is it problematic? Sure, sure it’s. Similar to each Connery Bond film. But it surely’s simply enjoyable. And the scene with Lil Nellie is simply excessive silly and enjoyable. The Moore films had been all the time enjoyable, however I simply really feel like he was too previous for the position on the time. If you happen to may take The Saint-era Roger Moore, he would have been good. And by the best way, discover The Saint on whichever streaming service it’s on and watch it. Completely great stuff.
What’s the smartest thing you watched this 12 months and why is it The Historical past of the Seattle Mariners? – LL Sota
BoilerBettor: You’ve obtained points. Severely, get some assist.
Truthfully, between my 3 and seven 12 months previous youngsters, I don’t get to observe a lot except it’s sports activities. Mainly, something that isn’t on Disney or Nick is a winner for me.
Jesse: So uh, not not like my buddy Mr. Bettor, most of my media consumption has been youngsters’s exhibits. That mentioned, I’ve simply boiled down my favorites to “DuckTales” and “Teen Titans”. If pressured to decide on a particular episode in that grouping, give me the Freakazoid Teen Titans episode as a result of Freakazoid.
As for precise greatest tv, Higher Name Saul Season 5 was spectacular. It’s a slower present than Breaking Unhealthy, but it surely’s nice improvement and nearly good casting. For a present that isn’t actually an ‘unknown’ ending, it’s so good.
Beez: A lot of the episodes of Lovecraft Nation had been phenomenal
Candystripes: Does 20020 depend as watching or studying? As a result of, uh…..that.
pkloa: For TV, Bojack Horseman was improbable by its last stretch. The Boys season 2 was additionally nice.
Going by imdb and Rotten Tomatoes, I noticed I’ve not seen too many new films. I believed Uncle Frank was good, however I suppose Borat Moviefilm takes the crown.
WSR: I dunno. I simply began Schitt’s Creek just lately, and the identical individual that obtained me to observe that additionally obtained me to observe Sherlock. Each have been fairly enjoyable. I came upon that my new TV has a devoted MST3K channel that’s on 24 hours a day, and that’s been blissful. The issue is that 2020 has been the longest decade of my life and I can barely bear in mind from March to July. Only a rattling blur.
Which B1G group will profit probably the most from the “additional” 12 months of eligibility that gamers can select to take? – PrairieDogSharpshooter
Jesse: I SWEAR TO GOD IF PADDY FISHER STAYS FOR ANOTHER YEAR I’M GONNA LOSE MY MIND. However, uh, I dunno. Most likely somebody like Illinois as a result of it means you will have the prospect to have some stability on the prime in extra of no matter ‘saved’ recruiting class you’re coping with. It’s not a nasty deal.
Candystripes: Relying on who takes the 12 months, it may very nicely be Indiana. I for one fervently hope that almost all if not all of this 12 months’s group needs to run it again and take another swing at doing one thing (or somethings) Indiana soccer has by no means accomplished.
Beez: This query may be very clearly a trick to get us to do like 3 hours of analysis.
pkloa: I’ve no clue, however I wish to advocate including a “C” modifier when discussing scholar eligibility. For instance, a freshman who redshirted 2019 and didn’t lose a 12 months for 2020 due to COVID is a CRSFr for 2021 and has eligibility by 2024.
MNW: I like pkloa’s proposal, if simply because I need to think about seeing a covid redshirt punt returner listed as a CRSPR and snort and faucet my nostril like I’ve any thought what that really means in science phrases.
I’ll posit that QB Peyton Ramsey and TE John Raine sticking round at Northwestern will make the ‘Cats offense go once more in 2021, however like beez and Sweet, I can’t be bothered to do the analysis or take into consideration this in some measured approach. Northwestern, 2021 Huge Ten West champs, you heard it right here first. (Properly no, I’m pretty certain a few of our irregular commenters have already made that declare, however I’m right here year-round win-or-lose, so I get the cred, proper?)
Fitz: staying or leaving? – NUDave
BoilerBettor: I can’t determine if Fitz to Da Bears is a factor or not. Truthfully, I hope it doesn’t occur however it might be very par for the Mccaskey household to do it.
Jesse: He ought to keep as a result of like, he has one of the best scenario in soccer (outdoors the half the place even when Northwestern is sweet, they’re laughed at as a result of Northwestern). However the expectation is to win greater than you lose, compete each on occasion, and simply include the dangerous seasons to 1-2 years at a time. It’s his alma mater, and he has superb monetary assist. Leaving that doesn’t make sense to me, however stranger stuff has occurred I assume.
MNW: Staying and I’m definitely an goal determine, yessir, thanks.
In all honesty? If Fitz went to the Bears I might really feel miles higher in regards to the Vikings and Kork fucking Coupons’ skill to beat them. Fitz must discover new coordinators and never depend on the longevity and expertise of somebody like Mike Hankwitz…or that’s the way you wind up with Norv Turner, Chicago Bears OC.
And if I needed to have the anchor of my collegiate soccer program pulled up like that, the lols that might ensue in Chicago would nearly be value it.
WSR: He ought to go. He’s obtained no persona, minimal charisma used solely when making an attempt to get one thing out of the media, a contempt for his gamers as something greater than disposable items. Shit, he’s additionally averse to offensive soccer and has a closet stuffed with purple.
Are we certain that Pat Fitzgerald isn’t already teaching the Vikings in disguise?
Which Huge Ten group’s bowl finally ends up inflicting the largest superspreader occasion? – Stormy Dragon
BoilerBettor: Properly, this obtained darkish. And the right reply is WisCovid.
Jesse: It’s uh, nicely, it’s gotta be the OSU-Clemson recreation. Two faculties who’ve had outbreaks, in a recreation that followers will most assuredly journey to, in a stadium and metropolis that isn’t precisely doing improbable, with a minimum of one coach who I’m fairly certain doesn’t imagine in any of this. So yeah, let’s go along with that.
Beez: I’m not comfy placing any bets on this. However the reply is Iowa’s bowl or anybody who’s taking part in in Tennessee.
MNW: Luckily, now that Iowa-Mizzou is off, that’s much less seemingly.
However the reply, like Jesse mentioned, was all the time Ohio State-Clemson. Given among the pretty communication I’ve obtained from Buckeyes followers this fall, ol’ Bucknutz ain’t taking this severely, and even grading on the curve that’s “South Carolina” my hopes aren’t excessive for Clempsun followers.
WSR: Yeah, it was Iowa. As soon as the season was over the Hawkeyes gamers would let their guard down and eventually be subjected to COVID. It was a medical miracle that they made it by the season, and I’m certain the native media was throughout it reporting and masking questionable actions by Ferentz & Co like they all the time do.
Which groups had been most aberrant this 12 months, and can subsequently be more than likely to show it round/fall again to earth in 2021? – LandOfSkyBlueWaterGophers
Jesse: Northwestern is formally an excellent 12 months group, in order that’s a factor. Um, I would like to take a look at rosters, however I’m additionally assuming Penn State is best than their document confirmed all year long.
Beez: These really feel like two very completely different questions, to be sincere. Northwestern appeared most “aberrant,” however I feel Wisconsin and Penn State are the more than likely to show it round and/or have wildly completely different outcomes than this previous season. Indiana and NW appear the plain selections to fall again to earth, however I’m unsure it’ll be all that dramatic.
MNW: I don’t know that we’ll even be capable to depend 2021 as a “actual” season at this price — we’re relying on gamers getting vaccinated and campuses opening up totally and the general public having the ability to fill stadiums once more. I’m actually not optimistic at this level that 2021 will proceed as regular…and if it doesn’t, you’re taking a look at division champion Northwestern once more.
WSR: It’s Penn State, proper? Everyone knows that Northwestern simply performs muckball and drags everybody all the way down to their stage and somebody will get fortunate in sure years. The one different outlier from regular is Indiana, and I don’t need to take away pleasure from anybody that deserves it this 12 months.
Does your group’s head soccer coach have a calf tattoo of your most hated rival’s mascot? – He was a highschool quarterback (WSR Addendum – in case your coach did have a tattoo, what would it not be?)
Jesse: Nonetheless humorous, and nonetheless no… And uh, if Frost did have a calf tattoo, it’s 1000% going to be one thing actual dumb like an american flag or like one thing to do with willpower and grit or no matter. I dunno. I’m dangerous at this recreation.
MNW: I actually want Fitz would’ve had a 2005 World Collection Champs tattoo someplace on him when he would’ve thrown out a primary pitch at Wrigley.
Candystripes: Odds of Tom Allen having any Purdue image tattooed on him: 0%. Odds of Tom Allen having LEO tattooed on him (if not now, sometime): >10%.
pkloa: How does one get a tattoo of nothing?
WSR: You understand it’s a can of Pink Bull personified to be holding a cup of espresso.
Finest James Bond?
YOU GODDAMN FOOLS! IT’S DAVID NIVEN BECAUSE HE’S PERFECT IN EVERYTHING HE DID!
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