Thursday, October 16, 2014


I recently watched The Hangover, for like the billionth time, and I do like that movie, plenty and it definitely holds up as a funny, entertaining movie. Now, it is a movie, so you certainly have to willingly suspend your disbelief many times, which is fine, because no one is going to watch The Hangover to increase their knowledge or keep them thinking. But as I watched this delightful piece of American cinema once again, a question I have often asked when watching it, popped into my head again. That question, "what about the chicken?"

Now, I grant you the Wolfpack surely had bigger proverbial fish to fry and, as I mentioned, you have to be willing to suspend some disbelief, but still, no acknowledgement of the chicken or where it came from, whatsoever? Sure there a theories and half-butted explanations, but nothing that really explains this "fowl" play. That is one of the first thing Ed Helm's character sees the "morning after", but no mention of it and obviously his attention is quickly distracted by the larger issues at hand: missing friend, tiger in the bathroom, baby in the closet, et al. Later they return to the villa trying to find money and Phil even knocks the chicken asunder. In a movie where there is so much you just have to dismiss, this is something I feel needed to be addressed at some point, even if offhandedly. It's something that, although it does not really prevent me from enjoying the movie, irks me a pinch. Much like the mystery of the chicken in The Hangover, is the mystery of Tom Brady in the 2014 NFL season.

Jets (+9.5) at Patriots- The Tom Brady of the past two weeks, just seemed to appear, like a mysterious chicken on a villa floor after a wild night of partying. But did he? Did he really? If you only look at the numbers then, sure, Brady looked great. But if you actually watched him, and watched his throws, you would see that nothing has changed after the first few games. The changed the offense, using three tight end sets and putting a guy in as a fullback, which presumably will give Brady more time, but if you look close you will see that Brady is still struggling hitting his spots and the deep ball is a pale comparison of what it once was. Luckily, the Patriots get the Jets on Thursday night, at home. The Patriots manage to win at home, especially in prime time, just ask the Bengals. Plus, even with the injuries, you still have to realize that the Geno Smith is the Jets QB and that doesn't smell like a victory for the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets. Patriots 35-21

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