It's always good to hear Belichick again. The camp is open and the Patriots are underway.
And part of that is the always entertaining Bill Belichick press conferences.
Brian Waters, who is in the 2nd year of a 2 year deal, is not at camp. No one's talking. Even Bill.
Reporter: "So what's the status on Waters?" Belichick: "He's not here" Reporter: "Is retirement an option for him?" Belichick: "You'll have to ask him" Reporter: "I did. He said to ask you" Belichick: "I can't comment"
Former Colts running back Joseph Addai was signed in the off season, then cut right before camp.
Reporter: "What was it about Joseph Addai that led you to letting him?" Belichick: "It didn't work out"
The phrase "in other words..."
No, there are NON OTHER WORDS! None. Not at all. WHen I say something, it's exactly what I mean and what it is. If I say "computer" that's what I mean. It requires no addendum. "So in other words, a laptop" means shit to me.
I need to take a shit. "In other words, void your bowels". No, take a shit. No other words, explanation, no translation, nothing.
Those who use military spelling of words....Mary-Abel-Foxrot etc etc
Just spell out the freakin word. I can understand what the letters mean. Really I can. I have no friggin clue what Bravo means outside a quirky cable station. We're not all 90 years old, or ex-military.
So yet another Sci-Fi~ish show sucks me in. Although this one did due to Spielberg's attachment, and the fact that it's set in Mass.
Oh, and Acton, too! That's right, much of the episodes take place in Acton, where the survivors have holed up to wait out the alien invasion. The survivors are a mix of military-type people and civilians.
The scenario is that 6 months before, aliens land and attack the Earth. Survivors in the military, ie Army, Navy, etc. as well as reserves and National Guard band together to create a militia-type force. First Mass, 2nd Mass, etc. And each band has civilians with them.
The show's action focuses on Boston and the outlying suburbs, including the aforementioned Acton. Having went to high school in Acton I must say the TV Acton looks totally different. I don't remember hills in the background, for example.
Also, it appears that the aliens, in the initial assault, only killed the fat, old and ugly. Because what seems to be left over are the young and good looking. Oh, and very diverse with about every race and culture represented.
TV is TV. Oh, well. I wish there was more mayhem, violence, humans reverting to primal behavior, blah blah, but it's not bad. Not good enough to be "must-see" as I find us saving up 3 or 4 episodes on the DVR to watch, but better than most junk. And at least it's coming back, unlike "The Event", "Invasion", "Aliens in America", "Cavemen"......
My dad died of cancer in 1976. My mom succumbed to the disease in 2006, making me an orphan at the age of 44. My step-dad died of cancer in 2008.
My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and is currently cancer-free. My sister-in-law is also a cancer survivor.
That's why I support my sister in her ride for the cure, the Pan-Mass Challenge. Ride spans the state of Mass, from Sturbridge to the tip of the Cape, Provincetown.
The race was last weekend, and she completed it. But she is currently short on her donations, so she's still accepting them: