Looks like I forgot to do an episode of Listen Up last week. Whoops. I guess we all make mistakes. That just means this week will be that much better because the pool of songs I can choose from is huge. I think you'll enjoy this week.
1) Florida Georgia Line - Round Here
2) Jennie Curran - Am I Drunk Enough
3) Love and Theft - If You Ever Get Lonely
4) Bobby Chitwood - I Won't Give Up
5) Aaron Lewis - Granddaddy's Gun
6) Jewel - Ring Of Fire
7) Toby Keith - Drinks After Work
8) Jenna Jentry - Lovin' Lazy
9) Ashley Forrest - What I Did Last Night
10) Kenny Chesney - When I See This Bar
Before you read any further, I need you to know one thing...I'm not a big fan of Tim Tebow. I think he's pretty overrated and I think the press has built him up into this massive individual when he is not deserving of the attention. We spend more time talking about what team Tim Tebow is playing for rather than hearing about legitimate sports stories that have an impact on our favorite teams. For example, did you see anything on SportsCenter last night about Vonta Leach leaving the Ravens? I didn't. But, I sure did hear a lot about Tim Tebow signing with the Patriots.
That being said, I'm fairly intrigued to see what happens with this Tebow and Bellichick combination. For as much as I don't care for him, I do have to give Tebow credit. He is one of the hardest working guys on the field. He will give 110% every single time he steps foot on the grass. He's also a pretty solid guy. Most of his teammates have only had positive things to say about him (except for some of the Jets but they're all losers anyway). Tim Tebow doesn't seem to buy into the media hype about himself. He's a guy that just wants to play football.
It shouldn't come as much of a shock that I'm a Patriots fan. I've been taking grief for years as the only non-Ravens fan on the morning show. The news of Tebow's signing with New England threw me off at first. I wasn't sure what to think about it. Then I calmed down and put together some rational thoughts. Think about all of the troubled guys the Patriots and Bill Bellichick have brought into the fold. Randy Moss, Corey Dillon, Chad Ochocinco and Donte Stallworth just to name a few. They all had plenty of problems before entering Foxboro but most turned their lives around with New England. And, no one knows how to control the press like Bellichick. I don't think Tebow will have to worry too much about them.
I have no idea how this experiment will work out, but I do believe that the Patriots are the only team that could give Tim Tebow a chance to really show what he has to offer. New England already has someone in place that knows how to use him. Their offensive coordinator is the very same guy that drafted him in Denver. We can't overlook the fact that he was behind the Broncos' magical run to the playoffs that was capped off by an overtime win over the Steelers. I could argue that the Denver defense had more to do with that than Tebow did, but he did have some eye-popping moments.
He probably won't get a lot of playing time. He might not get to play in the exact position that he wants to either. But he will get an opportunity to play with a group of guys that leave their distractions in the locker room and hit the field every Sunday with one goal in mind, a Super Bowl ring. The New York Jets picked him up as a publicity stunt. They never had any intention of using Tebow as much of anything. I don't think Bellichick would have brought him in if he didn't have a plan in mind. I'm very curious to see what that plan is.
Just in case you were wondering...The Rock is having a better day than you. If you really want to get technical about it, he's probably having a better year than you so far.
In fact, for the past 15 weekends The Rock has had at least one movie in the Top 10 at the box office. And since Fast 6 is going to be around for a while, he might as well get used to being at the top of the charts for a little bit longer. Here’s how it’s all worked out so far:
Feb. 22-24 – Snitch (No. 2)
Mar. 1-3 – Snitch (No. 4)
Mar. 8-10 – Snitch (No. 5)
Mar. 15-17 – Snitch (No. 6)
Mar. 22-24 – Snitch (No. 10)
Mar. 29-31 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation (No. 1)
Apr. 5-7 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation (No. 2)
Apr. 12-14 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation (No. 4)
Apr. 19-21 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation (No. 5)
Apr. 26-28 – Pain & Gain (No. 1), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (No. 6)
May 3-5 – Pain & Gain (No. 2)
May 10-12 – Pain & Gain (No. 3)
May 17-19 – Pain & Gain (No. 4)
May 24-26 – Fast & Furious 6 (No. 1)
June 1-3 – Fast & Furious 6 (No. 1)
I'd say he's pretty happy about the success...
A TV ad starring Pamela Anderson has been banned in Great Britain as being sexist and degrading to women. Funny...I have absolutely no problem with it. Who could ever complain that this commercial is offensive? It's only offensive that it does not get aired more. What do you think?
It should come as no surprise that After Earth was a huge bomb at the box office over the weekend. I mean, M. Night Shyamalan directed it so it was destined to be terrible right from the start. There is not a single piece of me that has any interest in seeing it and all of the horrible reviews have solidified that. Here are just a few of my favorite quotes...
1) "Summer 2013 has its first bomb, and sadly, it's landed right on Will Smith." Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
2) "Well, I got Shaymalaned all over again last night. I suppose I will never learn." Nathan, Pop Culture Ninja
3) "It's impossible to take this movie seriously, certainly not as seriously as it takes itself." Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
4) "Not since John Travolta kicked the tires on Battlefield Earth and pronounced it good to go has there been a big-name sci-fi flameout quite as disastrous as Will Smith's After Earth." Kurt Loder, Reason.com
5) "Eleven years and several progressively more dreadful movies after Signs, director M. Night Syamalan would be lucky to get a gig directing traffic." Lou Lumenick, New York Post