We attended a birthday party for Matt West, a fellow Quincy-ian and roommate of James Wilson. James has agreed to draw WMC #5. A story I’m particularly proud of. I have really high hopes for this issue.
Saw “BOLT”, or as it should be called “The Incredible Journey, starring Buzz Lightyear trying to get back to a Truman Show version of Inspector Gadget, guest starring the Goodfeathers from Animaniacs“”.
Don’t create, imitate! Which is not to say it wasn’t enjoyable, but it’s not worth thinking about.
There was also a preview for Neil Gaimen’s Coraline, though to watch the preview it was simply “Coraline.” There was absolutely no mention of his name. Which was just strange. And I didn’t think that the trailer was very effective or interesting, so mentioning the name of the person who created it certainly would have helped. They did mention that it was directed by the guy who directed “The Nightmare Before Christmas” which made me think “and what has he done since?”
Then the weekend ended poorly with yet another Chargers loss. Which shows again that the team just doesn’t want to win.
Our defense needs to learn that if three guys are covering one receiver, don’t just watch him catch the ball and then try to tackle him. Someone could try to get in the way and block or even dare I say, intercept the ball. You have to make some effort, and know that the other two players will be there to back you up. Someone needs to make an effort, or try and correct this problem that I see at least once a game.
Of course, that would mean the coaches would need to coach the players. Which admittedly is only most of their job, so why should they bother? The rest of the job description involves trying to strategize and lead the team. Which Norv & the rest also fail at.
Who’s decision was it to kick a field goal when we’re down 20-17 but on the Colt’s 29 yard line and its fourth down and 2 yards to go with only 1:35 left in the game? As I watched it I asked “is the strategy to tie it up only to let the Colts get down and score a field goal? We’re still going to lose by 3 points.” 20-17 or 23-20 are the same thing-A loss. The team had nothing to lose by going for the first down. Sometimes you’ve got to take a fucking risk and do something. And Norv, walking on the sideline and yelling “fuck!” is not “something.”
And of course, what would an NFL game be without horrible refs? My personal favorite was when a Charger caused a Colt receiver to drop the ball after he took two steps with it and it was recovered by a Charger, but then the whistle blew and the refs incorrectly ruled it an incomplete pass. Then the clock started for the next play and a ref told Norv he couldn’t issue a Coach Challenge “because they already blew their whistle.” Every single game is ruined by the refs.
And there was no King of the Hill, Family Guy or American Dad to console me. I had to fall asleep in a rage. If Atrocitus had sent me a red ring right then, you can bet I would have been vomiting fireblood at everyone at last night’s game.