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  • sammyc521

    Time to go drink some tears boys!!!

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  • sammyc521

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    I love Spider-Man and I love this movie. It might be the best comic-book movie this year (better than Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, and Ant-Man & the Wasp)

    I saw it opening night with my son. Saw is last night when my friend from Tokyo came to visit after eating Mexican food.

    The look of the movie is the perfect combination of comics + animation. You 100% understand it's a comic world you're watching and it feels very real. There's a grittiness that you sense which is so true to New York (and Brooklyn where a lot of this movie takes place).

    Each character is perfect and adds so much to this movie. It also perfectly opens the chance for franchise/world building since each character has a story worth telling.

    There's 100's of easter eggs littered through the movie like a scene where a character is watching an episode of Community. The premier episode of season 2 has a montage of all the characters waking up for the first day of school. Donald Glover, playing the character Troy Barnes, wakes up in a Spider-Man shirt to acknowledge the fact there was a viral push to get Donald Glover to play the new Peter Parker in Spider-Man once it was rumored that they were going to reboot Spider-Man.

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    The character watching the show is Aaron Davis, who Donald Glover played in the MCU's Spider-Man: Homecoming warning that Spider-Man that he has a nephew who lives close by and he didn't want that around him.

    Also, I bought these too; Air Jordan Retro 1 Origin Story which are similar to the Chicago 1's that the main character wears in the movie.

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  • sammyc521

    No. I'm pretty sure that the Seahawks paid Wilson $99M his first contract.

    Who are these players that the Seahawks are magically missing out on by giving Wilson his first extension? If anything trading for players like Harvin and Graham have done more to hurt the Seahawks than extending their QB.

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    It comes down to banking on the right player (regardless of position); and of any player to spend money on it should always be the QB based on the fact they are the hardest to secure and hardest replace.

    Without a replacement or draft position I feel that it's foolish to entertain the idea of replacing or trading Wilson away. Wilson is not a Stafford, Ryan, Carr or any other sub-tier QB who was recently extended.

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  • sammyc521

    Bad weather + bad field + flag-happy refs + 3rd-string OL = Competitive game.

    My take on the game is that the flags happened at the worst time which meant that young players like Pocic are not ready to handle the pressure before them; not sure why the coaches still left Pocic by himself.

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  • sammyc521

    @Lymon said in Extend Russ at 35 million?:

    BTW: Anyone know how/who came up with the 35 Mil, figure?

    Some nameless/linkless source that the Herald Writer states but doesn't say exactly where.

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    Greg Bell From Twitter:

    Carroll: Doug Baldwin, Frank Clark, Jarran Reed, Bradley McDougald will play Sunday at SF. Rashaad Penny will not, needs rehab on knee into next week. #Seahawks @thenewstribune

    Better to see Penny get some rest going into the final weeks. Give McKissic some reps in his place and Davis reps too.

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  • sammyc521

    I've seen what a Hasselbeck-less and Wilson-less Seahawks team looks like.

    I also have seen what happens when you tie your boat to QBs like Stafford, Carr, Schuab, Dalton, Romo, Prescott, Goff, Smith, <Insert Browns QB>, Bortles, etc.

    Paying a QB is not a total detriment to a team's superbowl chances. While Tom Brady is taking a less contract, he's still made it to 3 of the past 4 Superbowls.

    Matt Ryan made it to a Superbowl. Manning made it to 3 Superbowls being a highly cap-restrictive position. For every Rookie Joe Flacco, Ben Roethelisberger, Russell Wilson or Collin Kaepernick, there are guys like Cam Newton, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Kurt Warners.

    In the past 8 SBs, only 4 QBs have shown up for the AFC and 7 in the NFC; AFC P Manning (2), Tom Brady (4), Ben Roethlisberg (1) & Joe Flacco (1) vs NFC Aaron Rodgers (1), Eli Manning (1), Colin Kaepernick (1), Russell Wilson (2), Cam Newton (1), Matt Ryan (1) & Nick Foles (1).

    The biggest thing is investing in the right players; whether that's the QB, DE, OL or P. The NFL as a whole does not define what is best for the Seahawks given they are the only team to rush more than they pass, the only team to have 2,000+ yards rushing and how lost 5+ Pro-Bowlers from their defensive roster from last year.

    I have yet to see how Wilson's current contract prevented them from retaining any of their best players. The best player they lost was due to betting on the wrong player and that was Percy Harvin over Golden Tate. There's no other former Seahawks who was released or lost in Free Agency that has gone on to have a better career.

    Here's the thing, no franchise will willingly give up on their QB. The fact that Kirk Cousins can get $84M guaranteed is less about Kirk Cousins and more about how much the position is coveted. If anything, it proves that Washington was right for stringing him along for as long as they could. They are not that far off from where Minnesota is right now but they lost their QB so they are shot.

    Russell's succcess is so hard to replicate and I feel that we (collective "we") too often look at the fantasy numbers to justify who is good/bad. Lamar Jackson is on a great tear right now... but Russell has been Russell for 7+ years now. There's no sign that he's holding this team back in any capacity and that is valuable in-of-itself.

    The other issue is that there is not always money to spend on these great talents in Free Agency. The best bargains for Seattle have been guys that no one wanted (Arvil, Bennnett, Baldwin, Browner, McDaniels, McDougald, etc.) or were willing to give them top-dollar so they took a short-term deal to try it out.

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  • sammyc521

    Not gonna freak out because Did Not Practice is probably due to the fact he's coming off a MNF game.

    He did seem to hurt his arm in the game but played through on the next snap. I'll freak out once the Friday/Saturday injury report comes out.

    Since this is the 49ers, I'm not terribly concerned.

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