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PCR #503 (Vol. 10, No. 46). This edition is for the week of November 9--15, 2009.

MOVIE REVIEW
"The Men Who Stare At Goats"  by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA
Texas Terrors: The Late Night Films of Larry Buchanan Part One  by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY
Horror Mags of the Late 80's  by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE
Japan Fest 2009 Orlando  by Jason Fetters
FANGRRL
I Heart CrazedFanboy.com  by Lisa Scherer
SPORTS TALK
Suck On That, Cheeseheads! .... Sabby Was Robbed! .... Yanks Win Series .... The Return Of The Arena League .... Would It Be Sweet? .... .... .... by Chris Munger
MIKE'S RANT
Coming Soon! .... The Big 4-0 .... Who? .... Passing On .... .... .... .... .... My Favorite Films, Part 2  by Mike Smith
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Suck On That, Cheeseheads!
In Josh Freeman’s first start for Buccaneers and wearing the creamsicles, the Bucs went into this game against the Green Bay Packers with an 0-7 record, and everybody, (including me) thought that the Bucs were about to get shredded. But the winless Bucs turned it on in this one, the offense, the defense and the special teams units all played really well. Even if they do lose out the rest of the season, at least they won this one, and avoided an 0-16 season that would’ve been the third winless season in Buccaneers History. Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers scored a running touchdown late in the 4th Quarter of the game and pretty much told the Bucs fans in the end zone to suck it, thinking that he just put the game away. He also made a championship belt motion around his waist while walking back to the sideline. That’s when all hell broke loose for the Packers. On the ensuing kick return, the Bucs’ Clifton Smith ran it all the back to the 20 yard line in Packer territory, paving the way for Sammy Stroughter’s touchdown reception thrown by rookie qb Josh Freeman on 4th Down. Then Aaron Rodgers got his just desserts after being pounding into the dirt a few times, and throwing a game deciding interception. Maybe Bill Belichick was onto something when he said he was afraid of the Buccaneers while preparing his Patriots for the London game. Now the Bucs have showed that whoever they play, better be afraid of what’s commonly known as a “Trap Game”.

Sabby Was Robbed!
During the Bucs win versus the Packers, Buccaneers’ Safety Sabby Piscitelli’s home was broken into while he was playing. The report didn’t say where Piscitelli’s home is, but im assuming it’s in the Tampa Bay area. The back doors to the house were left wide open and a concerned groundskeeper called the police. The robbers took a television, and left the house in a mess. No arrests have been made so far.

Yanks Win Series
Yay. Didn’t see this coming. I hope the Rays knock their pinstripes off next year.

The Return Of The Arena League
This week, the Arena Football League announced that they have struck an accord with the Players’ Association in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that will in a sense turn into a new “business model” for the League. Arena Football is slated to return In 2010, shortly after the NFL’s Super Bowl. The Arena League’s minor league, AF2 has already begun play as the players in that league aren’t privy to a union. All of this comes as the upstart United Football League kicked off it’s inaugural season, thinking the Arena League was extinct. So now football fans, we have three leagues of pro-football play. 2 months ago, we only had one big one. There is room for three leagues in the one country that embraces the game. How many soccer leagues are in Europe again?

Would It Be Sweet?
The other day I watched the Bears’ Tommie Harris throw a punch at a defenseless Cardinals player. Harris was ejected from the game, and I thought to my self: Self, wouldn’t be cool if the NFL had penalty system like hockey or soccer where if a player where penalized, that team would lose a player for the next play, making it 10 on 11 players. Imagine the offense, with 11 players, getting one shot against 10 defensive players. That makes for higher scoring. And if there are 11 on the defense, and only 10 on the offense, that would be sweet too. Something like this would revolutionize the sport, but they would just have alter some substitution rules that they have.







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