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I’m not the nation’s most staunch patriot, but:

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The FIFA Confederations Cup began four days ago, and for the United States Men’s National Team, it’s already over.  Two games played, 1 goal scored and 6 allowed, and it’s curtains.

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Here’s the deal.  You all love NFL films.  You know you do.  You love the militaristic drum marches.  You love the slow motion photography of brutality mixed in with grace.  You love the deep, authoritative voice pronouncing near-absurd metaphors about fat men in pads.  You love it.  I love it as well.

 

Which is why I was excited when my brother told me that he had unearthed the first two NFL films ever made in a bargain bin at Menard’s.

 

 

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McCann and Mrs. Miller (Bobby Cox, 2009)

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 2009 baseball season by manager Bobby Cox.

One of Cox’s typically naturalist seasons, the manager called McCann an “anti-baseball baseball season” because the season ignores or subverts a number of baseball conventions.

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Oh, Hi There. We’ve been watching television and movies and things on the internet and we’d like to tell you about them. Consider it an advice column for the socially stunted.

OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS (TH)*

German for "Big Winner"

Spielzeugland (Germany) – A rather pedestrian short about a German boy during the 1930s who’s been told by friends and family that his Jewish friend and piano partner will soon be taken away to “Spielzeugland” (“Toyland”).  There are about 47 flashbacks and flashforwards during the 13-minute film, and shit doesn’t get explained particularly well.  This won the Oscar, which is silly, because it’s a little exploitative, and not particularly well-made or inspired. (more…)

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Guess Who’s Lincecumming To Dinner (Bruce Bochy, 2009) Guess Who’s Lincecumming to Dinner is a 2009 baseball season starring Tim Lincecum.  It was managed by Bruce Bochy. The season’s award-nominated score was composed by Barry Zito.

Guess Who's Lincecuming to Dinner

Guess Who's Lincecuming to Dinner

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