Remember when Bronson Arroyo was a thing? Here's some spots he did for a Cincinnati meat company that include him singing like some rock star, and one of their TV guys drooling over pre-packaged food.
I don't know what's better: having to dramatically sing "BEEF HOO-OOOH GEEE", or just having to give the camera that silly look at the end.
They can't screw it up this time, right?
I got into a discussion with a friend of mine over this trailer, and what it means in comparison to the 1998 movie (you know, with Matthew Broderick, Godzilla's Derp Jaw, and Puff Daddy absolutely violating a classic Led Zepplin song?). He didn't know why this was considered some cinematic sacred cow, considering the awfulness of the earlier films. "They're meant to be bad, right?"
Well, sorta. They looked cheap, sure, and it was even worse watching the awful dubbing. But they were still at least fun. You got to watch a dude in a rubber suit beat up another dude in a rubber suit, while destroying a fake Tokyo. There's worse ways to burn an hour and a half as a kid. Toho Studios have released a total of 28 of these movies now, while the United States only has two: the original movie with Raymond Burr jammed in, and the 1998 debacle.
This? This looks good. Big monster. City on fire. They'll fire a bunch of missles at it and it'll run away, only to do it again in 3 years. Perfect. Don't screw it up.
No, Texas forcing Mack Brown isn't pissing me off right now. While it's a chump move, that's the Longhorns own little world of drama. Texas Forever, Riggins.
No, instead my eyes fall upon lowly Arkansas State. The Red Wolves are playing in the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Ball State, but they'll be doing it without a head coach, as Bryan Harsin is taking the job at Boise State. No surprise: Harsin was an assistant with the Broncos for 8 years, between 2002 and 2010. What is a bit of a surprise is that Harsin is leaving Arkansas State after only a year on the job.
Here's the real kicker: this is the 3rd coach in a row to leave the Red Wolves after one season. Hugh Freeze left after 2011 to go to Ole Miss, and Gus Malzahn coached 2012 before going to Auburn.
I know I complained about something similar when I penned my bit about Dave Clawson leaving BG for Wake Forest. But this is something else. It's not like the Wolves are an Eastern Michigan team, doomed to mediocrity. They won the Sun Belt 3 years in a row! And each time the team was rewarded with a coaching search.
Why would any player commit to Arkansas State right now? Harsin had a 5 year deal with Arkansas State, but only needed to clear $1;75 million to get out of that. I'm sure Boise will write that check without issue.
I don't know how to fix it, either. Considering the Wolves play on the same level as the Broncos, and the Longhornes, and everything else, there's just no way for them to keep anybody remotely successful past a couple of seasons.
Remember when Gary Pinkel was asked about the Washington job, and he just simply saidhe's not interested? Jumping schools isn't his game. He may be the last of the good guys left.