like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
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|2 days 12 hours ago||Yes but.....||
Yeah, but the original Superman killing in the comic was after a whole lot of set up of his morality and how he saw killing as completely wrong, and it was huge thing for him to kill. In this movie, it was not setup pretty much at all, and it was never established that he had issues with killing. Not only that, but a lot of his attacks on Zod likely killed many people too (hitting him into a gas station and causing it to explode, for example).
Regarding the scene being a paradigm changer for the genre... really? Plenty of other superheroes kill. Wolverine. Cyclops. Wonder Woman. The Flash. Mr Fantastic. Captain America. Green Arrow. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Green Lantern. Thor. The list goes on.
Beyond that - superheroes being immune from killing belongs in another time? Because we live in a world where good people kill, but that wasn't the case in the past somehow?
The choice to have Batman and Superman not kill is not something that was just flippantly made. There's a reason it's part of their characters. You should read "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way" (or, barring that, watch Superman vs The Elite).
Other than that, there were some other kind of dumb changes/plot points in the movie. Jor-El is a peaceful scientist, yet is able to beat General Zod in a fight despite Zod being raised solely to be a warrior? The entire character of Jonathan (Superman's earth dad) was just dumb.
Wired wrote up a good article about the movie, much better phrased than I could ever be (and harsher than I'd be): http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/06/man-of-steel-movie-review/
Basically, the movie was decent as a NON-Superman movie, but as a movie using the Superman character it fell short in a number of areas. Redefining small parts of a character willy-nilly is fine. Redefining major aspects of a character without providing a solid reason for it... not so much.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Not really||
MAYBE best live action, but the DC Animated Universe Superman was excellent.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||I made my own banner||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||UFR!||
Brian should UFR the spring game (at LEAST first unit, if not also second unit), to fill up some dead time in the summer.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||How'd it even happen?||
I'm confused as to why his leg actually broke - it didn't look like that awkward of a landing to me. Like maybe a roll-your-ankle kind of landing -- did I miss something about it where it was more awkward to cause such a drastic injury? Or did he just straight up have terrible luck despite not that awkward of a landing?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||MITCH||
Someone needs to record a Mitch McGary cover of this:
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, no||
Their bosses clearly don't. There is consistently AWFUL reffing in the Big Ten, at the refs never seem to get in any trouble.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||False DMCA claims||
Here's a little background on false DMCA claims:
That said, false DMCA claims really need to be punished much, much, much more harshly to prevent corporations from just sending out DMCA claims en masse. But you do have options.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Not just that||
Great teams can absolutely get blown out. I mean, hell, look at the 95-96 Bulls, who were arguably the greatest NBA team of all time. They lost a game by 32 points. And it wasn't like anyone was out injured or resting or anything during that game.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Uhhhh||
When mgoblog went against KenPom last time, KenPom predicted the victor correctly. If mgoblog goes against KenPom here and KenPom predicts the victor correctly, it will be the exact same winner as if mgoblog goes with KenPom and KenPom predicts the victor correctly.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas!||
I'm going with the underdog pick in Stauskas. I think his ceiling is Ray Allen level.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||#1 doesn't matter?||
Tell Tim Hardaway that #1 doesn't matter:
|25 weeks 10 hours ago||Twas the Night before Christmas - this is what I thought of||
Twas the night before Christmas, when all cross the court
The players were nestled all snug in their beds,
When out on the court there arose such a clatter,
The lights on the ceiling of the newly built Crisler
With a Canadian driver, so accurate and quick,
"Now Mitch! now, Trey! now, Glenn and Tim!
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
He was dressed like a lumberjack, from his head to his foot,
Nik’s shot-how it rainbowed! Trey’s dribble how merry!
The orange basketball he held tight in his grip,
They were skilled and athletic, a right jolly strong team,
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I don't get Chris Brown and Matt Hinton's hate about this||
I actually think this is a great thing. It may very well be the opposite of MANBALL, but the fear that some guys have about talking honestly about their feelings or being nice and complimentary to others is absolutely ridiculous.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I will not thank them.||
Because I don't have any of them. Great, now I'm depressed about that too. Thanks a lot.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||atdhenet||
atdhenet.tv sometimes has good streams
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh||
Two straight games without scoring a touchdown, and I find myself watching this:
Yep, seems about right.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||OL||
So I rarely watch high school football footage aside from highlight reels. Are most OLs that horrible is DLS's especially bad?
|43 weeks 13 hours ago||Ohio||
They could bus in a bunch of Buckeyes though, and that would be fairly close.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I wish I was in a Kirk Ferentz press conference||
So I could ask him if he regrets making a deal to sacrifice a bunch of RBs to retain his rugged good looks.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Yesssssssss||
As someone who is from St Joe, I absolutely second Silver Beach. Although it gets packed with tourists often during the summer, it's gorgeous!
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Shane trying to steal Denard's thunder|
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Shane is a man of many talents|
|51 weeks 4 days ago||The SAS interview showed how great mgoblog interviews are||
When Mark Cuban said something to SAS about how if the media actually knew about what was going on in the game, they could ask the coaches better questions like "why did you go to such and such a formation", I immediately thought of, and felt very grateful for, Heiko.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think its worth it just to watch him rip his shirt off||
Really fits the whole hulk out thing.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Embed|
|1 year 13 weeks ago||When they say Ohio beat us||
Just remind them that THE Ohio University ended the season with a better winning percentage against us than Ohio did.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I fly all the time...||
I fly all the time for work. The wifi is usually horribly slow on most of my flights. However, those have almost always been on United, so I can't say for sure.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Man, I hope that's wrong.||
It sucks enough to tear your ACL, but to not be able to redshirt because you played in one too many games REALLY sucks. Especially when it's THIS season, where if he hadn't played in their game vs Miami, it wouldn't have made a difference.
If OSU gets this season vacated too, then do the games that he played in still count? If not, could he redshirt via that loophole?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||my picks||
I'd pick all of the favorites to cover, except for Penn State