"Robert was not only an exceptional actor, he was an essential part of the film and theater community in Baltimore,” David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’ said in an email Friday. “He could have gone to New York or Los Angeles and commanded a lot more work, but he loved the city as his home and chose to remain here working. He understood so much about his craft that it was no surprise at all that we would go to him to coach our young actors in season four. He was the conduit through which they internalized their remarkable performances."
Just when I think Grantland couldn't possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this…and totally redeem themselves.
Bubbles over Clay Davis?? Sheeeeeit. Omar's a lock, but those other one seeds look vulnerable! Wouldn't put it past The Greek to sneak back in this thing, though... he's crafty like that. The Wire!
What the voting was based on:
After review, I’d say that you should vote based on the following criteria:
- Gulliness: 50%
- Spine-tingling/goosebump-inducing scenes: 20%
- Depth of character/uplift factor: 20%
- How badly you wanted them to win The Game: 10%
After the game as the players were celebrating on the wall with the students, I got a chance to talk to Koger, during which he told me he was going to be Mr. T for Halloween (great choice). This got me thinking: what could you see other players dressing up as for Halloween?
Obviously Gallon could be Snoop from The Wire, and Martin could go as the Hulk in I'm-Pissed-Off-And-Going-To-Sack-You-For-A-Safety Mode. What do you guys think? Any other ideas for the rest of the team?
Check this out if you're a fan of The Wire. A critic's review (very well) written as if the show was a Victorian novel.
So I know there are a lot of fans of The Wire here, I figured I'd give this a mention for those of you who, like me, hadn't previously heard of this show. I apologize if I was the only one out of the loop about this show, but I hadn't heard of it until yesterday and now I'm really glad I did.
It's a new show that started on HBO last week from David Simon, the creator of The Wire, and returns the actors that played Bunk and Freamon, coincidentally my favorite two characters from The Wire. In addition, it's got some bigger name talent in John Goodman and Steve Zahn, while I know one of my favorite parts of The Wire was the largely unknown cast, these two fit in very well with the rest of the cast and show, especially Goodman.
Anyways, it's similar to The Wire in structure (no real main character, deeply personal look at a city from the point of view of its inhabitants), except this time it's set in post-Katrina New Orleans and focuses largely on Musicians instead of Law Enforcement. The first two episodes have me hooked, and I highly recommend it to any fans of The Wire, or anyone in general. If anything just check it out for the amazing music that's been in each episode so far.