We are going to be doing the exact same thing, except with Shawn this time. Let's get down to business shall we. The first of three funny ones is "Die Hard". The nickname "Die Hard" is funny as he then introduces Gus as "Die Harder". The second nickname that is funny is "White Privilege". This is funny as during this case, Gus decides that he wants to be the lead and so he gets to choose the nicknames, this is what he comes up with. The final funny one is simply "Black". This is funny as Shawn introduces the two of them as Black and Tan, not specifying which is which, of course the person assumes that Gus is black, but he is mistaken.
GUS. In this article there is a section where it lists every Gus nickname ever used. I am in love. I may have said it before, but the Gus nicknames are some of my favorite parts of the show, and are just some silly fun. Don't take this article too seriously, as I am probably going to be listing and talking about some of the best ones. Firstly, Lavender Gooms. Lavender Gooms, the reason this nickname is so amazing is that Dule Hill, the actor for Gus, actually has a cousin that lives in Jamaica, whose name is Lavender Gooms. That is amazing and makes this nickname awesome. Secondly, Bruton Gaster. This one is funny because in the episode Shawn and Gus find a dinosaur skeleton and donate it to a museum. When they ask Shawn for Gus' name this is what he tells them and it is engraved on the "Discovered by" board as so. The third and final awesome one is Gee Buttersnaps. This is funny because the name is silly, and they get John Cena to say it, which just adds comedy.
Now that the Cavs game is over, the Cavs won by 18 btw, lets move on the Celtics vs the 76ers. This series should be very easy for the 76ers to win. The Celtics are without their top two players in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayword, they are both out for the season with injuries. So why did the Celtics win game one so handily? Let's get right down to it. The main reason is that the Celtics have the best coaching in the NBA, this allows them to win with whomever on the court. Secondly, they shut down the proper players to win. They did not focus on Joel Embid, and he flourished because. Instead the focused on the rookie Ben Simmons. This was the right decision as Ben Simmons is more of a leader than Joel is, so shutting him down does so much for the team. Lets see how they each fair in tonights game.
They did what now? The Atlanta Falcons have just signed Matt Ryan ( MVP 2016 ) to a five year 150 million dollar deal. The largest in NFL history. I don't understand this move. Historically Matt Ryan has been good, and he recently had a year where he was REALLY good, but not 100 million guaranteed good. This deal reminds me of the Joe Flacco deal, you know, the one we talked about in another article. They were both always decent, (Matt Ryan has had a much better offense his entire career) and they each had one MVP season that led to a large contract. Now, I am not trying to say Matt Ryan's deal is going to turn out the same as Flacco's. I am just saying, they are eerily similar. Now, Matt Ryan does have much more talented receivers in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, and a much better backfield in Devonta Freeman. This is a deal that in my opinion will come back to haunt Atlanta.
MORE SPORTS BALL. So disclaimer, this game was not ever while I was writing this, but it will be by the time you are reading this. ( this was the espn game cast of the game ). Also, I write about sports because I know that I can, I can write quite a bit about sports, and I enjoy it, sorry if you don't. To the sports. Currently as it stands there are nine and a half minutes left and the Cavs have a 99% chance to win according to the Win Predictor. LeBron James has 35/8/13 (points/rebounds/assists) shooting over 70% ( Shooting over 50% is good). He is a little bit good at this basketball thing. Okay, lets talk about something. In the begging of the game the Raptors had a 80% chance of winning. What happened? Firstly, LeBron James happened. He is so good, and the Raptors have no way to respond to this. Secondly, playoff Demar Derozan has arrived. Demar Derozan is the Raptors all-star point guard who historically has been terrible in the playoffs, the trend continues. He is shooting under 50% and has a stat line of 15/3/4, where his regular season stat line is around 25/6/7 ( He is also 0-5 from three pointers, yikes). Thirdly, and this reason is HUGE, the Cavs have three turnovers as a teem. Three turnovers as a person isn't bad, its pretty average for a main ball handler. As a team, it's fantastic. The Raptors just can't compete with the Cavs. If you didn't know I am a Cavs fan, so.
I promised that we would not only be doing spots, so lets move on to some news. The first thing that I noticed was this article, and oh my goodness. First off, how does one even apply to 113 colleges. The article tries to explain it but does a terrible job, just glossing over that. Secondly, she applied to 115 was only rejected by two. TWO COLLEGES, THAT'S IT. Dang son. I am honestly impressed by this girls determination. She also earned in total of 4.8 million dollars worth of scholarships. Four million eight hundred thousand dollars worth of scholarships. Hats off to this girl for her amazing story.
Let me begin by saying that I promise that it will not all be sports, it will get better. With that said I fully agree with what this article has to say. Russel Westbrook can not be the entire system for OKC anymore, there is too much talent around him for Russel to be doing this. If you are unaware Russel Westbrook was forced to be the entire system for the Thunder in the 2016-2017 season as his superstar partner, Kevin Durant, left the team and Russel was forced to take action. To Russel this mean taking 40 shots per game and doing as much for his team as he can. Now 40 shots is unrealistically high and this should only happen if the player can make 23 or more of them. Russel would usually make about 15-19 of them. In this past offseason they acquired two all stars in Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. With this being said you would assume Russel would take fewer shots and let his team mates have some share, this however is not the case. In their most recent elimination game he still took 40 shots and did not make a high percent of them. If the Oklahoma City Thunder want to succeed in a highly crowded Western Conference, Russel can't be doing this anymore.
Lamar Jackson, a quarterback who was recently drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in this years draft. The only issue is, the Ravens already have a quarterback in Joe Flacco. This article talks about how the clock is ticking on Flacco, and his run in Baltimore is coming to an end. Lamar Jackson won the heisman in 2016 and the Ravens traded up in the first round to grab Jackson. I agree with this article, and enjoy it a lot. In my opinion Joe is overrated. He had one decent season, got paid like a top level quarterback, and now hasn't even gotten close to his one season. It was time for a shake up in Baltimore, before the team gets too old. The Ravens have never had the best receiving class or a decent run game, but they have had a defense that keeps it close throughout the game. Unsurprisingly Joe Flacco is unable to produce with average people around him, but Lamar is used to that. Lamar Jackson went to a basketball college and turned the attitude towards football. He never had anyone to work with, but he still made it work. May it be with his legs or his cannon arm, he always found a way.
Lots of sports, I am sorry. If you are unaware NBA player, Kawhi Leonard, is out with a calf injury. Or is he? He has been medically cleared to play since the end of December, yet he hasn't touched the court since. This combined with the facts of: he has abandoned the team doctors in favor of his own, he has fallen out of communication with the team, and he hasn't even shown up to games citing treatment in New York. This is creating tension between Kawhi and the Spurs, and the Spurs have no idea why he won't play. Kawhi Leonard is a superstar in the league, leading the Spurs to their first championship with out Tim Duncan, and winning MVP and DPOTY. The Spurs love this guy, at least they used to, but now they don't know if he is going to play for them next year. Unfortunate.
On the home page there is a video, in this video an espn expert talks about the Cavs vs Raptors series. In the video the expert says that he would pick the Toronto Raptors to win the series, even if they lose tonight and go down 2-0 in the series. This is ridiculous, and he has no idea what he is talking about. I looked it up teams that have gone down 2-0 in a series have won nineteen times and lost two hundred and seventy three times. That is a win percentage of 0.006%, and of those nineteen only five have been won while being the higher seed, as the Raptors are. He sounds crazy, but lets hear some of his points before calling him out on it. He claims that the raptors are more experienced. No person on the Raptors has even made the NBA championship. Five on the Cavs have won the championship. The Cavs are a much older team, which gives them much more expericence. The Cavs players have also made the playoffs several more times than the Raptors have.
The final article of the day is not really an article. It is a quiz on ESPN that’s main purpose is to show how difficult it is to evaluate quarterbacks coming out of college. What it does is it takes a similar college stats from NFL all pros, and busts and shows them to you side by side. It then asks you to pick which of them was the all pro. After you make a selection it shows you the name and a short backstory on each qb. Let’s go through some of these. The first one I got ended up being an mvp and a bust. The bust had much better stats, team success, and individual accolades coming into the NFL. The second one I got included a qb that only played four seasons, and one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game (Peyton Manning). Their college stats were nearly identical, in fact the busts were slightly better overall. This quiz does its job in showing how difficult it is to evaluate quarterbacks.
The second article on the NFL draft. Let's begin. We are going to do the same things and asses the claims that they are making and then I will tell you why they have no merit. The first bad claim is that the Texans will take a quarterback. The Texans have so many needs and qb is not one of them. They need help on the o-line and they need depth on the d-line, an power running back would be helpful for them. They have too many overwhelming needs to take a qb. "The Jets will draft Baker at the third pick". I would not be surprised if this did not come true as the Browns are sitting and number one and reportedly love Baker, and are probably going to take him. The Jets will probably take either Sam Darnold or Josh Allen at three. "The Ravens are going to trade back and select an playmaker". The Ravens are going to draft Calvin Ridley at Sixteen. Calvin is going to fall I’m this draft as other prospects, specifically other wide receivers, stock has been rising. The Ravens will happily select Calvin Ridley with the sixteenth pick tonight.
Hey look some sports. I know that this is not about television in any way, but we are allowed to write about articles that we like.In honor of the NFL draft starting tonight I decided to write at least two articles on it. Disclaimer, you are probably not going to like this so if you would like you may skip it. I am going to talk about the some of the points this article makes, and why I agree or disagree with it. The first point of do the Browns know who they are going to draft number one, they think they know 100%, but I am not so sure. The Browns are always the team that is the wildcard and it has been clear in the past not even they know who they are going to draft. Point number three I agree with quite a bit, Buffalo is by far the most likely team to trade up. They are quarterback needy and have two first round draft picks in this draft, they have the need and the will to trade up. I disagree with the Giants assessment of "they should draft a qb". They have a unique opportunity of the ability to draft Saquon Barkley, a running back. The Giants have needed to add a running back to their offense for ten years and now they have a chance to. Secondly they could draft Mason Rudolph and have him learn under Eli for the next two years, before Eli calls it a career.
This is the Wikipedia article of Michael Westen. This took me a few tries to find as apparently there is an actor named Michael Weston, he kept interrupting my searches. One thing I enjoy about this article is how it pays homage to the person that he is based upon. I did not previously know about the creation of the character Michael Weston, but now I do, and I enjoy that. In the article it gives a big long summary of the entirety of the plot. I read all of it taking a trip down memory lane and I failed to remember how much of this show is based upon running from their problems. After reading and writing about Burn Notice, I have determined that I must re-watch the series.
Hey look, it's that show that I said we were going to talk about. The imbd page on it has lots of things to look at and comment upon, so let's get started. The first thing that jumps out at me is the section labeled "goofs". First off, "goofs" is an amazing word and it needs the credit it deserves. Secondly, the section makes a fair point about the show. Miami is not that large of a place, but no one ever recognizes him at an unfortunate time. One thing I dislike is the quotes section, there are some great quotes, this section features none of them. I watched a few fo the videos featured on the website, mediocre, but they were okay.
This article is the home page of "The Office Wiki", and it is starting to occur to me that every popular show has its own wiki. Disclaimer, this may not be the only time I use this website, just on a different part. This article starts off right as the first sentence is amazing "Welcome to The Office Wiki, also known as Dunderpedia...". I Love the name Dunderpedia, it is hilarious. If you scroll down you may see that there is a section titled "Trending Articles", lets talk about it. First thing " Jim-Pam relationship" and "Jim Halpert" are the top two trending articles, not surprising. What is surprising is that number six is a picture of Toby labeled "Who is the Scranton Strangler", as if it could have been Toby. Toby was on jury duty for the trial, how could it be him. Another thing that surprises me is that Andy is trending more than Pam, I dislike Andy as a character and don't understand why people are looking at his more than Pam's. Thats all, go read a different article now.
The Office? You bet. This is another show that I enjoy quite a bit, and according to this article, it is getting another season. The problem is that it is confirmed that Steve Carol will not participating in it. But, Micheal Scott, how could you abandon the show once again. I have mixed feelings about this article. On the one hand, I am exited to see what another season of The Office will bring. On the other I am certain that it will not hold up to previous seasons and I am scared to see which characters will be returning. Also, what are they going to do with the show? They did quite a bit in that season finale, firing multiple characters, and pretty much ending all possibilities of another season. I have no idea what they are going to do, but I will probably watch.
The first thing you may notice about this article is its absurd length, its too much. I am only going to speak about parts of it as talking about all of it would take hours. I enjoy the beginning to this article, it describes one of the more crazy episodes, in which Monk suspects an astronaut killed a woman, the problem being he was in space at the time of death. He was still right, the astronaut did indeed kill the woman (the astronaut is played by the same person who plays Micheal Weston in Burn Notice, a show that we will be talking about shortly). I also enjoy this sentence "One year after Trudy’s murder (the only case Monk couldn’t solve ― until the series finale, that is), ". I enjoy this because it doesn't spoil the final episode while giving information about it.
A second Wikipedia link? I must be slipping as a student. This article is not about a show, rather a song, "It's a Jungle Out There". This song is the theme song to Monk. It talks about Monks fears and his struggle to work as a detective with them. One thing I enjoy about this article is the section where it talks about the awards that it won. Prior to reading this article I had no idea that this song had won any awards, but I a pleasantly surprised. This song is one of the better theme songs to a show, and one that I enjoy singing along to.
Wikipedia, how dare I. Monk was a television show about a OCD detective trying to solve crime. I find many things enjoyable about this article, one of the main things being the chart showing when it aired. This is interesting to me because throughout its run time it always aired right after an episode of Psych aired. They always were right after each other on Friday nights. Of Course I never was able to watch these shows live as I was too young when they were airing, but we have the full DVD series of both of these shows. Another thing I enjoy is the section labeled "Here is what happened", I will leave you to read it, but I really enjoy it as it is a nice trip down memory lane.
If you have not seen the series you may be wondering why there is an article just dedicated to pineapples, it would be a fair question. Let me explain, in the pilot episode Shawn grabs a pineapple ( this was not in the script for him to do ) and asks Gus if he should cut this up for the road. The rest is history as there are pineapples in nearly every episode, more than 100 different episodes one appears in. This article is a list of every episode that a pineapple appears in. This will be helpful as I can not include an episode that does not have a pineapple, what would be the point.
For this article I would like to talk one portion of it that I find the most enjoyable. The trivia section of Psych's best character Burton "Gus" Guster. I find this section hilarious and amazing. If you have not seen the series most of this will not make much sense. For example "Gus is 1/4 Jamaican." makes me laugh way more than it should. In the series they always mess with Gus pretending that he is Jamaican, often doing fake accents, and to find out that he is actually Jamaican is funny. This article came from the same website that the biography on Pierre Despereaux.
This website is the Psych USA Wiki, which once I have finished writing these reports I am going to take a good look at. The main premise of this article is the biography of Pierre Despereaux, who is by far the best guest star on the show. This article will be useful in narrowing down which of the four episodes he is featured in is the best, and which deserves to be in the top ten list. The Pierre Despereaux episodes are some of the best in the series, except for the second one ( it was only okay), which makes it extremely difficult to narrow down which one is better than the other.
Suprise, surprise another list. This one is the top 11 moments in psych, not only does this bring nostalgia, it is very useful for my paper. These top moments are what makes the episodes great. They will be very useful for deciding between two close episodes.
This article is also about How I Met Your Mother, except this time it is about an episode, the finale. This article puts all of my hatred for the finale into words. If you have not seen the finale, don’t. It’s not worth it, they spent nine seasons building up to this finale only to ruin it. I could spend an eternity writing about how terrible this finale is, but I have four more of these to write. On to the next one.
This article is another top 10 ( top 50 in this case ) list of episodes, but this time is written by a different person and is about a different series: How I Met Your Mother. Just like the other list I enjoy this article since it is a list and it is about a televeison series I enjoy ( I enjoy all of it but season nine, that one nearly ruined the series ). This series is different from Psych in the ways of it not being a detective show, and that it is much less appropriate. I looked at a few different How I Met Your Mother lists before deciding on this one, mainly because this one is the longest. One thing I do not enjoy is that the episode titled “the playbook”, is at 44. For reference the other lists both had that one in their top five. Other than this is a good article, further solidifying my love for lists.
What drew me into this article is a combination of two things. The first being the top 15 list aspect of it. I personally enjoy lists probably a bit more than I should, but what am I to do about that. The second reason this article drew me in is the topic. “The best nicknames Shawn gave Gus”. The nicknames in Psych are some of my favorite parts of the show, it is a very silly and extremely entertaining. One thing I do not enjoy about this article is the fact that they for got about Sh’Dynasty. As Shawn says in the episode “ S-H- comma to the top- dynasty”.
This article is enjoyable to read because it perfectly encompasses what is so fun about the movie. It has a line “ As far as the plot of the “Psych” movie goes — oh, come on. Honestly, who cares? All you need to know is that the script, by star/producer James Roday and creator Steve Franks, knits together low-stakes action, haunted-house scares, a kidnapping plot, and a romance storyline reasonably well. It’s all just a framework to hang the usual “Psych” escapades on, and as such, the workmanlike core storylines get the job done.“, this line is perfect. The plot of the movie is not nearly as important as the comedy that the characters bring to it. This article does a fantastic job of bringing to light how many people in the psych community feel about the movie.
This article is slightly different in the sense that it is just a list of shows similar to Psych, but I still find it useful. This article is helpful in finding my target audience, I can see some of the shows that are similar, then know what people like about Psych and write about it based upon the similarities. The shows that are recommended are: Monk, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, the Good Guys, Common Law, the Finder, Leverage, White Collar, Franklin and Bash, In plain Sight. I have seen five of these shows and enjoyed them all, and I see the similarities between the shows. The ones I have seen are: White Collar, Leverage, Monk, Burn Notice, and Royal Pains. They are all shows about crime and they all have atleast a minimal humor per episode.
This episode review of Psych is making me consider the possibility of creating a top ten episodes of Psych. One thing that this article does very well, and that is very helpful, is that the writer of this article does not like Psych. They don’t enjoy the show in general, this is shown mostly in how he describes Shawn in normal episodes. This is a helpful new take on the show that will help with the top ten list. One idea/topic that drew me into this is the fact that it was given a grade, which is an interesting way of rating episodes of a tv show, espically considering that they have different people assigning grades to different episodes.