Hollywood’s creative juices have been flowing this summer, pumping out tons of terrible sequels into theaters. I’m happy to tell you that Finding Dory is the exception. I try not to waste nice summer days in a cold movie theater, put Dory was worth the matinee price.
Pixar doesn’t mess around when it comes to sequels. Some sequels take more than a decade to create because nobody wanted to see another version for at least ten years. When Pixar takes a decade, it’s because it takes that long for them to make a fantastic product. Even though it’s a sequel to Finding Nemo, it feels like an original, keeping the characters you love while refreshing the story with new ones. It’s an even bigger bonus if you’re a Modern Family fan; Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill) and Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) are key components to the story. It’s a creative tale, one that might make you think, “Where do they come up with this stuff?”
When the KSR Football Podcast reconvenes, animated movies will definitely be a topic. You better believe that you’ll hear me on Dory’s bandwagon. Freddie’s watching it today, so we might add another to the bandwagon (even though I’m pretty pumped for The Secret Life of Pets).
For everyone that didn’t want to read about a kids’ movie, here’s the news for your first day of the holiday weekend…
The NBA Summer League Begins
Marquis Teague and Dakari Johnson have already begun, facing off this morning at 9:00, Johnson for the Thunder and Teague for the Mavericks. Aaron Harrison’s first game for the Hornets begins at 11:00 and Alex Poythress begins play with the Orlando Magic Blue squad at 1:00. You can catch the action on NBATV; check out their complete schedule here.
Summer Basketball Updates
As many looked forward to a holiday weekend, the basketball team was getting to work, partaking in their first two-hour organized sessions of the summer. There was plenty of good news from a variety of sources:
- Metz Camfield of CoachCal.com’s Official Report
- Derek Willis’ Dad
- What Matt Jones is Hearing on the Streets
If you don’t feel like reading a lot or have kept your head in the sand all week, there are two things you should know. The upperclassmen have dramatically improved, developing into team leaders, and the team has an early chemistry that few have experienced this early in the process.
Mike Warren Puts UK in his Top Six
The three-star Toledo Central Catholic running back decommitted from Kentucky back on May 20th but is still in touch with the Wildcats. I’ll give you a reason to be hopeful, and a reason (or two) to be a pessimist.
— He decommitted just a few days after his teammate, four-star defensive end James Hudson, pulled the plug on the Cats. I’m sure they talk a ton and it’s easy to understand why someone would want to rethink their decision after their buddy did the same. Besides, there aren’t any other SEC schools on his list, why wouldn’t he seriously consider reaffirming his pledge to Kentucky?
— Adding UK could simply be for sympathy; I’m sure that’s why the Toledo Rockets are on the list. The Cats already have another running back committed in the class, Bryant Koback, and two running backs in the class ahead of him. There’s also this bad gut feeling, call it a hunch, that he’s leaning to Louisville.
Say it ain’t so, but stay tuned. It could be awhile before Warren reaches a verdict.
Axis Powers Face Off in the Euro Quarters
Ask yourself, are you more of a Mussolini person or do you tend to side more with Hitler? I’m just kidding, no need to bring fascism into football. But seriously, you can’t cheer for the Nazis today. Germany wins enough, they should let somebody else have a turn. Italy vs. Germany kicks off at 3:00 on ESPN.
We Don’t Get to Watch Game of Thrones Tomorrow
I’m not gonna be sad that I’ve entered a showhole and post the Tommen GIF. Instead, I’ll share a video that will make everyone happy. Game of Thrones, meet Crying Jordan; Crying Jordan, this is Game of Thrones.
Tony Vanetti is on SnapChat
This is after hearing him explicitly state, “I am drawing a line. I can do Twitter, I can do Facebook, but that’s it.” I’m not sure what caused the change of heart, but I’m sure it will take the old man some time to figure it out.
You also might want to send him a few “Get Well Soon” messages. He’s celebrating our nation’s independence with swollen jaws. He got his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. This type of procedure is usually reserved for 25 year olds; I guess that Body Shapes Medical stuff is stronger than you think.
Be Safe this Weekend
Hopefully you’re already out and about, enjoying this wonderful holiday weekend, but please celebrate responsibly. Don’t take it from me, take it from Jason Pierre-Paul.