Thursday, September 27, 2012

Opie Dies on FX Show Sons of Anarchy, Johnnie Lewis Found Dead in Real Life

Ryan Hurst as Opie from Sons of Anarchy on FX channel

Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy on the FX channel has already started with a bang. Spoilers coming.

Harry "Opie" Winston, played by Ryan Hurst has been killed off.

For those not familiar with the show, Sons of Anarchy is a drama with dark humor, that follows a motorcycle club through their up's and down's of the unorthodox lifestyle. The related acronym SAMCRO stands for "Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original Charter"

Opie was a major character in the show, and his death may have come as a shock to many of the show's followers.

Opie's Death on Sons of Anarchy

In the episode titled, "Laying Pipe," the drug kingpin Damon Pope wants have of the Sons of Anarchy's monthly earnings. In exchange Damon Pope goes easy on the Sons, but only after of the brothers in prison dies. The choices are between Jax, Tig, Opie, and Chibs.

In an effort to save the Sons motorcycle club, Jax is ready to step forward as the leader of the gang, but Opie gets in the way of his noble effort, and winds up dying at the hands of a prison gang.

Many fans may have not seen in coming for Opie on the show, as his wife had already died at the end of Season 1 of the show.

Some have said that Opie died honorably (mentioned in the fan reviews on the Fall 2012 blog). While other fans are extremely upset about Opie's death on the show.

Either way, Opie's death was symbolic that he died for something much bigger than his life alone. He died for the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle gang.

Sons of Anarchy free wallpaper on FX website
Sons of Anarchy Reaper Fleece Blanket (Google Affiliate Ad)

And in recent news, Johnnie Lewis - a Sons of Anarchy actor - died after jumping from the roof of a California home. Police suspect he was involved with beating his landlady to death, then jumping to his own death. Johnnie played Kip "Half Sack" Epps on the show in 26 episodes from 2008-2009. His body was found on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Johnnie Lewis playing Kip "Half Sack" Epps in Sons of Anarchy

Dedicated fans can get their 'Sambel Banner' Tee and proudly show their loyalty to SAMCRO. (More on Opie's Death below)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Worst Call in NFL History: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Green Bay Packer M.D. Jennings intercepts Seattle Seahawks Hail Mary

Monday Night Football has left NFL fans scratching their heads after the worst call in the history of football took place.

On Sept. 24, 2012, the Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks, and the unthinkable happened.

Seattle threw a Hail Mary pass and it was intercepted by the Green Bay Packers.

Two replacement refs made opposite calls on the play, one an interception and the other a Touchdown, and the Touchdown call won out.

The Packers clearly intercepted the ball, which left Green Bay fans fuming. Packer's safety M.D. Jennings grabbed the pass out of the air and secured it to his chest. Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate was seen shoving Green Bay's cornerback Sam Shields. The play should have been called a pass interference.

Instead both Golden Tate and M.D. Jennings maintained possession of the ball in the endzone. NFL rules state that a simultaneous catch awards the play to the offensive player, giving Seattle a touchdown - and the game.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 14-10 on Monday night.

The replacement refs are getting a lot of flak for this incident, and the moniker, the "worst call in NFL history."

Even the Green Bay Packers coach, Mike McCarthy said, "I've never seen anything like that in all my years of football," adding "...very unusual. Most unusual game I've been a part of."

Sports writer Dan Wetzel is saying that such a flub in officiating should be dealt with immediately by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Sports writer Michael Silver believes the Seahawks received an extraordinary gift from the officials on Monday night.

Troy Aikman (NFL Hall of Fame) had something to say about this on Twitter: "These games are a joke,"  LeBron James also tweeted "I simply just LOVE the NFL too much to see these mistakes. I'm sick like I just played for the Packers"

Roger Goodell needs to do something. To do nothing would mean that he is okay with the worst call ever, which will count as a loss for the Green Bay Packers when they really won.

Wetzel, Dan. Roger Goodell needs to immediately clean up NFL officiating mess … and issue a public apology.

Silver, Michael. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch stunned at replay of controversial final play Monday night.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Does Robert Griffin III Have Beef With Nike?

Robert Griffin iii, also known as RG3 in the NFL world, seems to have a beef with the brand, NIKE.

Seen in pre-game warmups, Robert Griffin iii keeps covering up his Nike logo.

Why is RG3 doing this?

The answer is simple. Robert Griffin iii has an endorsement deal with ADIDAS, but NIKE is the NFL League uniform supplier.

RG3 wrote "Heart" over NIKE logo on pre-game warmup top

Robert Griffin iii played college football for Baylor University, and won the 2011 Heisman Trophy. He was the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and went with the Washington Redskins.

Robert Griffin iii playing for the Washington Redskins
RG3 was seen in the last warm-up wearing a gray t-shirt over his warm up top supplied by NIKE.

Robert Griffin iii wearing gray t shirt over Nike Warm up top

Robert Griffin iii does not really have "beef" with NIKE, but has a conflict of interest because of an endorsement deal.

If RG3 is seen wearing NIKE and is getting paychecks by ADIDAS, do you see this as a breach of his endorsement contract?

Some are even referring to the RG3 controversy as "Swooshgate." But in all reality, it is not as much of a beef with NIKE as much as it is that he wants to keep being endorsed by ADIDAS.

There is no beef, people. Just a conflict of interest.

Robert Griffin iii has "earned more than any other rookie in NFL history before throwing his first regular-season pass," according to the ESPN Dollars blog.

Let's just say he has a little motivation by the green he is making to keep his endorsement deal with ADIDAS.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Fast and the Furious 6: Fast Cars on Mars?

The Fast and the Furious 6 announcement

The Fast and the Furious 6 will be here in the Summer of 2013. Are you ready?

Great question.

Since there appears to be more stories that have yet to be told in this franchise (being sarcastic here), the next obvious location should be Mars.

Representation of Mars Exploration

This would mean the fastest Earth cars would have to race across Martian craters and canyons. And watch out for earthquakes, because Wikipedia says that there is tectonic activity on Mars.

If the Fast and the Furious 6 did take place on Mars, then you would have to write in some Alien characters in UFO's to race humans in their fast cars.

Fast Six: Fast Cars on Mars Poster
If you think aliens driving fast UFO's are entertaining, you really should watch Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999).

But if you want to see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson race against Vin Diesel with shattered windshields on Earth, just wait until The Fast and the Furious 6 comes out.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looking past a broken windshield in Fast and Furious

Stars confirmed so far: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and more.

Movie Rumor: The big movie rumor is that Rihanna will also star in The Fast and the Furious 6.

Now here is a fast car - The 2013 Dodge Viper SRT. No guarantees it will be in The Fast and the Furious 6.

2013 Dodge Viper SRT
Why is it that if you watch the Fast and Furious 6 and the G.I. Joe: Retallation trailers, they look eerily similar?

Probably because Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson is in both of them, and there are big explosions in both movies.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Best Barack Obama Jokes by Jay Leno

NBC's Tonight Show host, Jay Leno

After hearing a good Barack Obama joke from Jay Leno (joke #1 below), I decided to compile a short list of really good Barack Obama jokes. Remember, these are from NBC Late Night talk show host, Jay Leno. I did not make these up, and I'm not taking the credit for them.

The Best Jay Leno Obama Jokes:

1. "President Obama is seeking to make his case with first-time voters. Well, you can understand why. Second-time voters have graduated and can't find a job."

2. "According to The New York Times, more than half of President Obama's Twitter followers are fake. They don't even exist. Which is actually a good thing because if they did exist there wouldn't be any jobs for them."

Tonight Show host, Jay Leno
3. "Last week President Obama met with the White House press corps for only the second time this year. He said he would have met with them more, but he's been so busy campaigning, he didn't have time to write their questions."

4. "President Obama admitted this week that a former girlfriend that he wrote about in his autobiography was made up and not a real person . . . So Obama had an imaginary girlfriend. Big deal! He had an imaginary economic plan. It’s all the same."

5. "President Obama has revealed his new re-election slogan — 'Forward.' That's a good message for Obama. He's telling voters, 'Whatever you do, don't look back at all those campaign promises I made.'"

6. "President Obama's approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States."

7. "That's pretty amazing, Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Ironically, his biggest accomplishment as president so far: winning the Nobel Peace Prize."

For more on why not to re-elect Barack Obama in 2012, read this article here.

Barack Obama Meme

In 2014, Barack Obama wore a tan suit to a press conference, prompting #suitgate, after publicly promising to only wear blue and black suits. 

President Barack Obama in suitgate
President Barack Obama wearing a tan suit in August 2014

Next: Read NBC/WSJ Poll: Americans Think Obama No Longer Fit to Run the U.S. and 12 White House Blunders

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