Rocky Balboa Awaits
Hate to leave youse in the lurch, but I'm off to see the latest (and greatest?) installment of the Stallone vehicles in a few. I pray to the God of Superfluous Motion Pictures that there's a line like "You knock him down now why you don't try knockin' me down" in this one. In or out, something tells me I'm gonna like this one.
What I don't like is New York Jets' safety Kerry Rhodes' Pro Bowl snub. Sure the Pro Bowl means about as much as a Drago/Creed exhibition match, and of course nobody really watches it, but how can you leave this man off the team? John Lynch? For real? I'll mail $10 to anyone that can make an overly convincing argument for Lynch over Rhodes.
As Dick Clark would say, "Ready....go."
Slack Video of the Day: Live action Transformers movie? Sweeeet.
Slack Song of the Day: A day after some of my favorite bands filed a lawsuit against the ever-so-awesome Wolfgang's Vault, the good people release a great Rick Danko show to the masses. Danko owns my face, my car, my apartment, and my sister. Some of you thought I didn't have a sister. Now you know why.
AFTERNOON ROCKY UPDATE: I just got back and I gotta say, the whole thing’s quite believable and completely worth the price of admission. It could definitely be subtitled The Rocky Monologues for all the sage advice he doles out to himself and others throughout, but the main premise totally works, and the formula still carries the weight (adversity > reflection > finding friends > reflection > training scene > big fight as the underdog > respect everywhere > teary-eyed ending). Stick with what works, and you know what, there was no better way to tie up this franchise neatly. After the fifth installment, I equate this one to a Phish reunion at MSG that brings me back into the roll and makes me forget about Coventry. Grade: B+/A-