Movie Review: Dunkirk

When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney

Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards

Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense

  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...

(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith

Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

Other Sports

The Numbers Don’t Lie – NBC Olympics Coverage

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Participating in my legal fellowship in Arizona this week, the tape delayed coverage of the 2012 London Olympic games is even more of a delay here than it is on the east coast and in middle America in the central time zone.  Busy with travel and registration on Saturday, I got a text from Clayton asking me if I’d seen the #nbcfail complaints and protests on Twitter.  I quickly checked it out, chuckled to myself, and defended NBC to Clayton.  Later last night, I realized the legitimacy of some of the complaints.

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The Wise Guise Roundtable: The Olympics

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[Editor’s Note: The following conversation began by when Colin sent an e-mail to Clayton and Joseph entitled, “Olympics or NOLympics, that is the question” – this conversation followed, unedited for your reading pleasure. If our blog did podcasts, this would have been a podcast. We hope you enjoy… and perform your civic duty by voting in the poll at the bottom.] Read more

Wolfpac Recap: WWE Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View

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So after my little brother-in-law Aphiwe got us excited once again and tuned into pro-wrestling, a crew of my friends and wife’s family watched WrestleMania this past April. What about pro wrestling got a bunch of grown men who haven’t watched in decades excited again? That story can be found here.  As Jay and I tweeted, Aphiwe stood three inches from the TV impersonating every entrance, every finishing move, and being tormented by John Cena’s epic loss to The Rock.  At the end of the night, our stomachs hurt from laughing so hard, Aphiwe had enjoyed an evening of wrestling, and all of us had enjoyed re-entering the silly world of pro wrestling.

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The World Series of Poker: History Being Made at Every Turn

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“No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em is the Cadillac of poker. Each player is dealt two cards face down. Five cards are then dealt face up across the middle. These are community cards everyone can use to make the best five card hand. The key to the game is playing the man, not the cards. Bet an eight ball. There’s no other game in which fortunes can change so much from hand to hand. A brilliant player can get a strong hand cracked, go on tilt… and lose his mind along with every single chip in front of him. This is why the World Series of Poker is decided over a No-Limit Hold ‘Em table. Some people, pros even, won’t play No-Limit. They can’t handle the swings. But there are others, like Doyle Brunson, who consider No-Limit the only pure game left.” – Matt Damon’s character, narrating Rounders

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“That’s video game stuff” Anachronic Sports Phrase

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Today’s guest post comes from native Memphian Chris Faulkner. Chris is the lead singer of the band Rainy Day Manual and is a big sports fan. Below he sets the record straight on the unbelievable sports achievements that pre-date the video game era and the phrase, “that’s video game stuff.” Read more

How NASCAR Fans Pick Their Drivers

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Memphis Grizzlies: hometown team

Ole Miss Rebels: alma mater

Memphis Tigers: hometown team, parents’ alma mater

New York Giants: feature former Ole Miss star, Eli Manning

St. Louis Cardinals: major league affiliate of hometown team, proximity to hometown

Nashville Predators: home state team

These are my teams and why I cheer for them. Most people probably cheer for their teams for one of the same reasons. Read more