Can anybody stop Booty and the Trojans in '07?What's happening everybody,
I just wanted to drop in and update the blog once again and although I wish I could take credit for the beautiful sounding title, that honor goes to the great Nick Lyden. He was my old roommate at the palace that was 2 elliot. It is funny, we were just roommates a couple months ago, but it really seems like a long time. Lydo is a great friend, he will likely be in my wedding someday, if such an event ever occurs. He's a good DJ and he truly loves music, it is his passion. He always respected my passion for football and sports, because he realized that everybody in this world has a passion. For that, he'll always have my utmost respect. Me and Lydo agreed on alot of things philosophically, I think that is why we got along so well. We both bring alot of positive energy and we were both very good at bringing excitement to the simplest everyday tasks. It is tough to explain in a blog, but that is my shout out to Lydo for developing the title.
The second and third shoutouts go to Kevin Hunt and Sara Normand, who are currently down unda in Australia. They get the shoutout simply because they are two of the only people that read this blog. They could be out sight-seeing in Australia, but instead, they are here spending there time with me and that is just priceless. I happened to watch one of my favorite movies of all-time today, Dumb and Dumber with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Jim Carrey says, "Let's put another shrimp on the boooby!" I will never stop laughing at that movie. It is nothing short of amazing. Comedy and stupidity blended together, just pure brilliance.
Okay, I'm up at odd hours again, but I'll be honest with you, I have nothing to do. Sure, I have an endless amount of articles that I would like to write, but I decided to give my brain a rest for most of this week. Classes start on Monday for me, because there is no way I am going to count spening an hour at the driiving range with Mike Davis(no relation to the former Indiana basketball head coach) as a class. I'm listening to some Jack Johnson, "Do you remember?" What a great song. Jack Johnson is a smooth guitarist and I like pretty much all of his songs, but not to worry, I have encountered some people that don't like him, but they are very far and few between.
Speaking of very far and few between, you'll be very hard pressed to find any preseason magazines on the newstands that aren't gushing over the USC Trojans as their pre-season national championship favorite. They all seem to think that Pete Carroll and company will be hoisting the waterford crystal skyward at the end of the season, but I would beg to differ with them. There are a number of reasons the magazines are extremely high on USC: First, they return their golden-armed quarterback John David Booty(pictured above). He's an ultra-accurate quarterback who has already completed enough passes(303) to rank him 8th on USC's all-time list, despite only starting for one season. He'll likely end up leaving USC ranking in the top 10 of every all-time quarterback record.
Phil Steele ranks Booty as the 2nd best signal-caller in all of college football, ahead of Hawaii's Colt Brennan, but behind Brian Brohm of Louisville. I wouldn't rank him ahead of Brennan, but I agree that yes, Booty is really good. He's going to be a very successful quarterback in the pros and make alot of money someday. If he stays healthy and has the type of season everybody is expecting him to have, he'll likely be a top 10 draft pick. Booty dazzled fans last season with his gaudy numbers(minus the UCLA game). Last season, he completed over 61% of his passes for 3,347 yards, while tossing 29 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. He capped off last season with an impressive Rose Bowl performance against the Michigan Wolverines, shredding their secondary for an astounding 391 yards and four touchdowns. Fast forward to present day, take a look at who USC is returning and it is easy to see why so many people are choosing the Louisiana native as their pre-season favorite to take home the coveted Heisman hardware. College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit recently said the Heisman is a "team award" and he is right on target. The Heisman Trophy no longer goes to the best player in the nation, it goes to the best player on the best team. If the Heisman were a true individual award, Hawaii's Colt Brennan would have at least been invited to New York last year. Let's be honest. Back to the breakdown.
Once again, USC is absolutely loaded at every position on the football field. If there is a weakness, it is the running back position. The Trojans are very deep at the position; they boast a trio of equally talented running backs in C.J. Gable, Chauncey Washington, and Emmanuel Moody. All three are talented running backs, they were each banged up last season and fell victim to a variety of injuries. If those guys can't get the job they will likely lose the spot because of a few freshman sensations. They have a pair of highly touted running backs coming in named Joe McKnight(pictured above) and Marc Tyler.
McKnight is a sensational football talent that can do a little bit of everything.
Joe McKnight has an excellent set of hands.
He is an all-purpose back with phenomenal hands and excellent agility. He can stop on a dime and is shifty in the open field. There was outrage throughout the entire state of Louisiana when McKnight, a Louisiana native, spurned the home state team(LSU Tigers) for the men of Troy. McKnight is much smaller than Tyler, he's listed at 6'0, 180. Tyler is more of a between-the-tackles type of bruiser with his 6'0, 215 pound frame. It will be interesting to see if Pete Carroll decides to employ McKnight in the Trojans' offense the same way Urban Meyer did with game-breaking receiver Percy Harvin. Now let's take a look at the Men of Troy's offensive line.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the Trojans' offensive line unit is loaded as well. Headlining the unit is a kid that many people(including EA Sports NCAA FOOTBALL '08) have crowned as the best offensive lineman in the college football, the 6'5, 305 pound behemoth that is Sam Baker. Baker was projected as a top 10 pick in last year's NFL Draft, but decide to return to USC for another shot at a National Championship. He'll be a rock on that offensive line for the Trojans and he'll likely shutdown every defender he encounters. They also return a kid who college football die-hards might remember, but wonder where in the heck he went. Center Jeff Byers, of Colorado, will finally be able to play for the Trojans IF he can avoid injuries and that is a very big IF, because he's missed the last two seasons due to various injuries. He started ever since his freshman year and the 6'3, 285 pound mountain of a man was all-world coming out of high school. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003. In his storied high school career at Loveland High School, he never allowed a sack and dished out an eye-gouging 34 pancake blocks in ONE GAME! That's the most incredible stat I've ever heard from an offensive lineman. The buffett busters up front just don't get enough credit if you ask me, but they never will. It is just one of those things that will never change.
Now let's take a gander at the position that USC has been the best known for in recent years, the wide receiver. Year after year, this school spits out sure handed receivers and sends them to the NFL.(Mike Williams, Keyshawn Johnson, Keary Colbert, Dwayne Jarrett, Steve Smith, to name a few). What great high school receiver wouldn't want to play at USC? They feature one of the nation's most balanced attacks, so you know you are going to get alot of touches. Secondly, their running back is likely going to be so good that there isn't even a need to block for him(please see Reggie Bush). Third, you're going to have one of the best quarterbacks in the NCAA delivering you the pigskin, so when you are open, the pigskin will be perfectly placed in your hands. (Please see Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer, John David Booty). While they may not have alot of game experience, receivers Patrick Turner and Vidal Hazelton(pictured above) are two players that many believe will form the next great Trojan receiving corps. Turner is the most experienced of the two, having snagged 29 balls for 272 yards last season, averaging 9.4 yards per catch. Both players were rated 5-stars by rivals.com coming out of high school and both will get their chance to live up to to the hype this fall. I predict at least 40 to 50 catches for both of these guys. With Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith both leaving USC early for riches in the NFL, that means these guys will be the primary focus of the offense and I think they will be more than ready to shoulder the load. Apparently Hazelton has looked pretty sharp in summer workouts and I can't say that I'm very surprised. I watched his highlights in high school, dreaming that maybe he would become a Virginia Cavalier and nestle in Charlottesville, only to have my heart ripped out when he committed to USC. I'm sure everybody in America thinks the same thing, but I'd look for Hazelton and Turner to tear it up this year. They both will have outstanding seasons and add their names to the ever-growing list of talented Trojan receivers.
I hate to leave the USC preview hanging on a cliff like that, but I've got to get some sleep. Don't worry, I'll preview the USC defense, in which I'll include a tidbits about: sophomore pheonom Taylor Mays, why USC's linebacking corps is the best in the nation, and why the heat-seeking missile that is Brian Cushing will likely end up on numerous All-American lists at the end of this college football season.
That's it for now, as always I'll ask you, "Are you not entertained?" This is the Great Entertainer, saying goodbye for now.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Okay, let's get this straight before you dive into this blog. It is not going to follow any sort of order, it is what I like to call, "Stream of Consciousness." It is how I speak alot of the time and as Alan Jones likes to say, "Wade, I need a road map to follow you." Well pull out the navigational system and buckle your chin strap, because we're about to go for a little ride!
We've all had our streaks of things just not falling their way and lately, with the ladies(not mentioning any specific names), things just aren't working out. We all have our cold streaks and I have seem to have hit a skid. It's alright, I'll bounce back. You always do. If there is one thing women teach men, it's about resiliency and having a short memory. If you're reading this and you know me at all, you knew I would come in with a football analogy here. My motto on my Associated Content Page is "Life is best described in football terms." Truer words have never been spoken. It's kind of like a cornerback out there, you have to have the confidence and bravado to be able to think you can get with any woman out there, but at the same time, when you have your heart broken, you need to bounce back. I haven't had my heart broken lately, it's more of a few things just not going my way that I could not control. This one girl from my marketing class was in the junction tonight in Athens and man was I excited to see her! This girl is blessed with a stunningly beautiful set of eyes and a beautiful smile. Her dimples could light up any room. Me and this girl get along really well, because we have alot of similiar interests. She doesn't give one iota about football, but that doesn't bother me at all. It is a thing of beauty when you can find that common ground with a female outside your normal area of strength. I enjoy it and I will never push a person away because they don't enjoy the game of pigksin. It isn't for everybody and there are so many interesting people that you can meet out there that have other interests in this world.
I only got to talk to her for a few seconds because one of my best buddies here scared her friend off by saying something to her. What he said, I have no idea, but I'm pretty salty that he scared the fish away, if you know what I mean. I'll talk to my buddy about it and we'll work it out. I'm still in the hunt, I just don't appreciate the fact I didn't get to talk to this girl more, especially since she lost her phone recently. Man, I left her the most amazing voice mail the other day too! I'm the master of the entertaining voice mail. Very few people out there can compete with my ability to light it up over the phone. I can get it goin' with the best of em. It is just one of those gifts that I've always had: to entertain. I love it. We all have our strengths and weaknesses in this world and I was blessed with many different gifts regarding people. After I got out of the junction, I went to Pawpurrs for a little bit, where I bumped into Eric Schwartz. I will always remember the first time I met Schwartz, he was one of my old roommate Lydo's buddies. Schwartz is a great guy. He's a club soccer player here and I'm sure he is pretty solid, although I haven't gotten a chance to see him play. Anyways, the first time I met Eric, I remembered his last name and I was in the junction. I was telling Lydo, "Yeah this kid's last name is Schwartz right." Lydo told me, "Yell that at him." I was like, "Schwartz, what up man!" Haha, I will never forget the look on his face. It was priceless. He was astonished. He asked me, "How do you remember everybody's name?" There really is no drill I perform or any set formula, it just kind of clicks. It is kind of painting a drawing. A talented painter wouldn't be able to tell you how they were inspired to draw a certain figure, it just kind of flows. Well that is how it happens with me. I never realized how good I was at remembering names until I came to Ohio University. It is a gift for sure. I'm not very religious at all, but I was blessed with the ability to remember endless amounts of details about people. When it comes to people and sports facts, my mind is like a steel trap. It locks it all away. Man, especially when I'm really interested in a woman and dialed in, I cannot be stopped. I can remember pretty much everything from the city where they were born, to their favorite song, to what they want to do once they graduate. It is pretty sweet. When you have vision like that you don't realize how special it is until the people around you point it out. Kind of like Vince Young when he makes an incredible run. Sure, he just danced through a whole defense and won the game in overtime, but he really can't realize how special that play was. When the people around him begin talking about it, then it really begins to sink in for him. My memory with people is kind of like that. I'm not trying to compare myself to Vince Young, but you get the point. When people are blessed with gifts, it is really hard for them to realize it because it is something that has always come easily to them.
I really appreciate it though and it is a good thing that gift was given to an outgoing person like myself, because I get to display it to many more people that way. I know that gift, combined with many other gifts I was blessed with, is going to make me an unstoppable recruiter on the college football trail someday. I cannot wait for the day when I can convince a highly touted quarterback to come to a smaller school and convince him to take me "to the promised land." It sounds crazy I know, but I mean it, every last word of it. I told my buddy Jordan Coad that I was born to recruit, it is my calling in life. If you truly believe in yourself, then that is all you need in this world. Nothing else matters, the only reason you even need to listen to the doubters is so that you can keep them around and silence them once you prove them wrong.
Gilbert Arenas is one of the best athletes in the history of sports at this. He's used his doubters to propel and fuel him to where he is today, one of the top 5 players in the NBA. I think that's why I love him so much. I definitely have my fair share of doubters, because I have never played the game of football before. I've also had many people tell me that I'm going to be a very good coach someday and I love hearing the kind words, but there is still alot to be learned out there for me. We all are always growing as people and life continues to give me a front seat to teach me many valuable lessons. Coach Brown and I discussed that recently, how I had learned many valuable life lessons in college. It is unbelievable how much the college experience teaches you about yourself and the people around you. It cannot be measured on any sort of test or with any amount of money. Like anyone else, I've had my heart run through a blender by somebody I truly liked alot. I've also had my fair share of dazzling and charming certain women.
In sports, every athlete has found the zone at least once in their lifetime. It happens. Michael Jordan(pictured above) found the zone much more often than most athletes ever will and has spoken about the zone before. It is a special place that very few can capture in words, but I equate it to a harmonious place where an athlete has a heightened performance that seems to be effortless. One researcher talked about the zone on the website: http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol1Iss3/Empirical_Zone.htm. The article is listed as "The Zone: An Empirical Study". The quote reads, "In findings paralleling those of Maslow's (1962) study of the generic peak experience, Ravizza (1977, 1984) found that the nature of the sport peak experience was: temporary and of relatively short duration; non-voluntary and not induced at will; and, unique and not necessarily associated with a successful performance outcome. He also found that the athletes' mastering of the basic skills of the sport was a pre-condition for the occurrence of peak experiences. Characteristics of the sport peak experience included focusing on the present moment, effortless merging of action and awareness, loss of personal ego, sense of control, clear feedback, and an intrinsic reward system." Nobody knows how to find the zone, but once you get there man is it an incredible place to be. I found the zone a few times in little league soccer. Man, I miss the days of little league soccer, we had an amazing team. Me, David Cockerham, and Tee Jackson were flat out unstoppable on the soccer field, because we all had played for so long, we each could play every position on the front line, and we could all pass to each other remarkably well. The chemistry was flawless and we ran that ball down our opponents' throats with methodical efficiency. Every thing seemed to click. Soccer was something that came very easy to me at a young age, but as I got older, the game became more physical, and I could not keep up with my wiry frame. It just wasn't happening. I'll always have a special place in my heart for the game of soccer. Even if it was little league, it was the only time in my life that I was remarkably dominant in an athletic event. Dribbling and passing just came naturally to me. I loved it. Me and my mother, Marty, often talk about those little league soccer days and how much we miss them. Our team never lost because we were so good and we destroyed our competition. It was fun and life was simple.
Anyways, back to my story about the zone. I'm here to write about the zone with women. Every guy has those moments where he is "in the zone" with a woman. It is an incredible feeling, because you feel like you are on top of the world. The music is sounding good, the conversation is flowing, the laughs are endless, and you feel like you can say or do no wrong. Those nights are my favorite, they are every guy's favorite. Finding the zone is a thing of beauty and I take great enjoyment and pride in getting there more than most. I've written about finding the zone in sports before, but I think finding the zone with women is equally as enjoyable for me. In life, you always have to take the good with the bad. That's just part of the equation. I understand that and however difficult those lows must be to deal with sometimes, I realize there is always light at the end of that tunnel. It is like sports, "There's always next season." That is what I keep telling myself. You learn to grind your way through the rough patches and truly enjoy the good moments in life. I read in a book about Mack Brown that you'll rarely be 100% happy with everything in your life, so dealing with that is a part of life. That statement resonated with me very much and it makes alot of sense. "The zone" in life is amazing. When absolutely everything is rolling your way, well that is just a thing of beauty. The smile is easy to come by then. You have to realize though that those moments are truly special and are very far and few between. When you are on the opposite end of things, well that is just what turns you into a man. It builds character and makes you stronger as a person.
Ike Hilliard was one of the greatest receivers in Florida football history.
What else is new in my life? Well, I just recently picked up some film from our DB coach here with Ohio Football, Coach David Brown. Coach Brown is one of my favorite people. He's remarkably laid back and he just has a smooth vibe about him. I have nothing but great things to say about him. A few weeks ago, I cranked out a 4,000 word document for him on some recruits from Illinois. He really appreciated my hard work and it wasn't a big problem, because I love evaluating recruits. I look at prospect videos everyday and it is something I've been doing as a hobby for several years, so I'm glad I could help out. It is my way of paying our coaches back with sharing their "endless fountain" of football knowledge they have in their brains. It truly is amazing and if somebody really thinks they know about the game of football, then drop in on one of Ohio football's film sessions, then come away from that and I guarantee you will be blown away. It's very impressive and I am very fortunate to be able to have our coaches at my disposal for two more seasons. They know their stuff, to put it simply. I haven't gotten a chance yet to meet our new receiver's coach, Dwayne Dixon, but his resume is very impressive and he coached the likes of Ike Hilliard, Jacquez Green, and Reidel Anthony(pictured above) at Florida. That's all I needed to hear. Those players are three of the greatest college football receivers I ever remember watching, especially Hilliard. He had an amazing field vision and always seemed to slash his way through the defense with his top-notch agility and vision. He was always cutting across the field, that was one of Hilliard's biggest trademarks. What a special talent.
I was up at the Red Brick tonight, they had the 1984 Orange Bowl on television. What an incredible game. Nebraska vs. Miami: I was sure to remind my friends that was one of the few games that a true freshman quarterback had led his team to a national championship. The name of that signal-caller, well if there are any Browns' fans out there, the name will certainly ring a bell. The legendary Bernie Kosar, who happened to throw for over 300 yards in the contest in leading his Hurricanes to a 31-30 National Championship victory over Mike Rozier and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Kosar became a national celebrity and his career completion percentage of 62.3 percent still stands today. I wouldn't look for Kyle Wright or Kirby Freeman to break that record anytime soon. Both quarterbacks have been slugging it out to determine who will be the present man under center in Miami, Florida for the Miami Hurricanes. I was hanging out there with the vivacious Mrs. Lisa Mancuso, "The Assassin" himself that is Nate Reed, the talkative and boisterious Ryan Runkle, and Allison, who I just met last night, so I really can't get a read on her, but she seemed nice.
Anyways, the night was capped off grabbing a Pita at Pita Pit, I got the chicken crave, and talked to Schwartz to see how his friend, Jeff was doing. I remembered his name when we were in line and Schwartz, once again, was very impressed with the memory. It just kind of popped into my head. What can I say? I wish I could show a picture of Jordan shrugging his shoulders against the Portland Trailblazers, with a huge smile on his face. Like Jordan, I don't know where it comes from, but I smile in enjoyment.
That is it for now, I think I am going to be working on "The Tour of BK" article pretty soon, where I will discuss my friend aka cold hearted assassin Mike Dunn devouring an amazing meal at Burger King. What did the meal include you say? A double cheeseburger, a whopper, a rodeo cheesburger, and a large fry. Holy Heart Attack! Hey, let's remember Mike was trying to watch his weight here folks, he washed it down with an ice cold diet coca cola classic. Who knows what I will have in my next blog, one thing I can assure you is that it will be entertaining.
This is "The Great Entertainer" signing off for now, I need to get some sleep. I will leave you with this excellent quote that Russell Crowe screams in Gladiator, "Are you not entertained?"
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Watch a Trailer of NCAA Football '08
|Well, it finally arrived ladies and gentlemen. It's tough to believe, because I'd been anticipating this day for months. NCAA Football '08 is only 42 bucks for Xbox with tax, which is a steal in my opinion. It's a high-quality game that can keep any football or sports fan entertained for countless amounts of hours. Speaking of which, I've already played three games on it and Ohio's Kalvin McRae is amazing in the game and deservedly so. This guy is a horse and I read a preview where Coach Solich said Kalvin was deceptively powerful. I would definitely agree with that statement. Kalvin doesn't have world class speed, but he is a remarkable combination of size, power, and speed that is extremely hard to stop. He doesn't have an abundance of either one of those traits, but the fact is that he's very good at all three. EA Sports made him a dangerous power back in this one and it is good to see. After all, last season McRae did become the only Ohio running back to rush for over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons in the past 30 years! I gained over 100 yards after contact with him in one of my games with Ohio in my Virginia dynasty. EA Sports seems to be the only pre-season prognosticator that thinks the Bobcats will repeat as MAC-East Champs. I honestly believe the Bobcats will repeat this season in the MAC-East and they will face a rematch with Central Michigan and Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan in Detroit in the MAC Championship. I will discuss these thoughts more in-depth at a later period in time. Anyways, the new NCAA Football is out it is pretty amazing....some interesting notes from it:|
the best overall player in the game is USC's immensely gifted offensive lineman Sam Baker, he has a 99 overall rating. In terms of quarterbacks, the best rated signal-caller in the game is Louisiville's Brian Brohm and Hawaii's Colt Brennan is the second best-gunslinger in the game. Chris Long of Virginia is a one-man wrecking crew and it is much easier to play in this game! The defensive lineman get after the quarterback in a hurry in this one.
Those are the notes for now about EA Sports NCAA Football '08! Anyways, my Bobcats are now 2-0 on the season after a thorough dismantling of their first two opponents, cupcake central,(Gardner-Webb even though the game doesn't have them listed) and (UL-Lafayette).
Anyways, time to sleep because I have to watch this challenge course tomorrow last over 2 hours!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
I went to the Athena Grand in Athens, Ohio this evening to see the new movie: Transformers, with my buddy Curt Naspiak. Curt is an amazing rapper by the way. He has an amazing knack for recognizing good beats and also has a smooth rap voice that just naturally flows with the music. He's one of the most naturally talented musicians at Ohio University and if you haven't checked out his music, search for him on myspace: Nasty Music.
Back to the movie review. I came into this movie really excited to see it, because EVERYBODY was saying it was pretty amazing and it lived up to the hype, maybe even exceeded it! This movie had alot to live up to. Let's be honest. Transformers action figures were a huge part of any guy's childhood, including my own. I remember playing with them as a little kid, so naturally when I saw the trailor for this movie I got excited! I know many other guys that were anxiously anticipating the release of this movie and with good reason. Transformers were a classic part of so many American boys' childhood and it brought back many fond memories for so many of us.
This movie is a remarkably good balance of the robot battles between the Transformers and their interactions with the humans. Some "Transformers die-hards" like my friend Michael Ridgeway from marketing class, don't like the fact that the movie is more about the humans than the robots, but I'd say the producers of this movie did a very good job of having a 50/50 balance. It's a very well-done plot and I am not going to lie to you I thought I was going to see a bunch of robots fight for two hours coming into this, but the plot is a little deeper than that. The graphics in this movie are amazing and the battles between the robots are pretty incredible, but there is also a love story going on between Sam Witwicky and Mikaela. The love story adds a new dimension to the flick, which I absolutely love, because Sam is the underdog in trying to win over the stunningly beautiful Mikaela. Her real name is Megan Fox, fittingly enough, because trust me, this girl is a neck-snapping beauty if I've ever seen one! Blessed with an amazing body, stunningly beautiful eyes, the hair of a greek goddess, and a set of tits that could make a grown man cry, Megan Fox alone makes this movie worth watching! The former waitress turned Hollywood star will keep men across the country yearning for more! It's more than two hours long, but in between the intense battles between the Transformers and watching Mikaela, your eyes will never get bored. Check out the picture below and be the judge for yourself:
Anyways, back to more important things like...breasts... I mean.. robots. Yeah that's right. The plot of the movie centers around the fight between two types of Transformers, the Autobots(Good Guys) and the Decepticons(Bad Guys). These two types of robotic aliens have fought for centuries over the Universe. When the battle comes to planet earth, the only thing in the Decepticons way of controlling the Universe and ending the human race is Sam Witwicky(Shia LaBeouf). You might ask, why would an average schoolboy like Sam hold the key to the Universe. Sam's grandfather(Captain Archibald Witwicky) was a legendary explorer, because he lead a group of brave sailors into the Artic Circle. Anyways, while his grandfather was exploring there, he made the accidental discovery of finding Megatron, who happens to be the leader of the Decepticons(Bad Guys). Megatron is actually frozen in a comatose state in a glacier, but right before he went into his coma, he used his last bit of energy to engrave a map that shows the location of the key to the universe, the Allspark. His glasses are then passed down in the family to Sam.
When Sam purchases his first car, little does he know it is actually a Transformer sent to protect him, because he owns the glasses. His car looks like a beat up Chevy Camaro, but it's actually one of the Autobots sent to protect him(Bumblebee). Bumblebee isn't the only Transformer to have landed on Earth. The Decepticons attacked a U.S. military base in the Middle East-Qatar. The U.S. government then scrambles to figure out what exactly is attacking their bases and protect their troops.
Sam finally learns that the Autobots are there to protect him when he talks with their leader, the legend that is Optimus Prime. Let me tell yous something about Optimus Prime, he is an amazing robot that has a tremendous amount of compassion for the human race in this movie. It was very refreshing to see him care for humans. Even when Bumblebee is captured by the "Sector Seven" unit, Optimus Prime didn't want to harm the humans so he just let them take one of his own prisoner. A very respectable move on his part. Prime is my favorite character in this movie, because he's a robot that shows humanistic features: compassion and heart.
Throughout the film, he and the other Autobots have some very intense and thrilling battles with the Decepticons and Megatron, their leader. There is one part where Prime and Megatron are wrestling and send each other crashing through several layers of a skyscraper, displaying the breathtaking graphics and animation in this film. Prime and the Autobots continue to battle the Decepticons to the very end, making sure that Sam and friends are protected. The U.S. Military helps them out alot in the end, bringing out several air strikes by fighter jets, in the words of Tyrese, "bring the rain." Tyrese plays a U.S. solider in this one and while his role is very brief, he does a pretty good job. He always has had the look of a solider, probably because of his chiseled figure. He's ripped, but he is more than just a pretty face in this movie.
I don't want to ruin the ending for anybody who hasn't seen this film, but it's a highly entertaining ending that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end and let's just say Sam is a happy man because he lands one of the most bodacious babes on this green earth, Megan Fox. Director Michael Bay and company open the door for a sequel, so Transformers fans can get another taste of Optimus Prime protecting the human race from harm. Overall, Bay and company delivered one of the best movies I have seen all year. Transformers does an amazing job of combining amazing graphics with an interesting plot that has a great combination of robots and humans. The movie has alot of serious battles, but it also mixes in some humorous parts in there quite nicely. The robots' interactions with Sam and the other humans were a very nice touch as well. I loved it and I cannot wait to buy this movie once it is released on DVD! Optimus Prime is one of my favorite robots ever and I can't say enough about the interesting dynamics behind this character. He's a robot that cares about people and I will always have a special spot for in my heart for any robot that is a humanitarian.
|Okay this thing is now up and running, just look for updates in the coming weeks about anything in my life from women to sports to just life in general. If it happens, you'll read about it on here. In the meantime, stay classy and check out the "Touchdown" Tommie Frazier highlights I posted on the right. He ran the option with flawless efficiency and he will always be the best option quarterback of all-time!|