I wanted to get people's thoughts on the first day. Any surprises? What do you think of the venue?
I'm sure some of you guys made some Draftkings lineups. Is anyone killing it right now or has any player screwed you over?
Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
FIFA spent $26M to make a movie about itself -- really, about Sepp Blatter and his cronies -- to tell us what wonderful things they have done for soccer and our planet.
And its total take in U.S. theatres: $918. Makes it the worst-performing actual movie in US history. No, I didn't forget to type a 'K" after 918. That's $918, not $918,000, and certainly not $918,000,000. It's $918. Total.
Love the tidbits in this story:
-- Original title, "Men of Legend." !!!! Seriously??? That's what they think of themselves?
-- There was actually a musical about vampires. Why didn't I know that?
-- Given the take at the box office in Russia, it appears this was one of the better movies available to see there this weekend. I guess Avengers 2 didn't translate well, or something. (I took Russian for a year and a half as an undergrad at UM -- Professor Eagle, anyone? -- and I believe the correct translation of "Ultron" in Russian is "Putin," so, that could be an issue.)
The bushes and clouds in Super Mario Brothers are the same features, they just vary in color.
Also, there are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones, so we are dealing with that too.
Press on fellas.
So rivals Seattle and Portland played in some tournament.
Seattle had a dude dismissed with a second yellow. Then another guy was shown a straight red for an elbow.
This Dempsey did this (see embed below):
Seattle finished the game with 7 men (a couple injuries and all subs used).
This change could never have occurred under Harbaugh, so I'm sure Alex Boone is smiling. Interesting how rather than trying to improve young player attention span, or heavens, demand full attention for the huge dollars they pay, the 49'ers assume they can't handle meetings longer than 30 minutes. This is actually kind of an insult rather than accomodation.
On the other hand, I wish my work meetings had 30 minute limits so maybe this is ahead of the curve...