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  • creepycougcreepycoug Member Posts: 22,668
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    Movie was okay but odd it was made. I legit wonder if Nike/Phil put in a lot of funding for the advertising because who was asking for this movie?

    For whatever reason the Hollywood script world loves these like behind the scenes true life biopic movies but they don't exactly kill it at the box office, so it's strange.

    I think you answered your own question. Nobody ever asks for movies. That's why the shit ball to good movie ratio is about 100 to 1, and the shit ball to great movie ratio is about 1,000 to 1.

    I actually think it is interesting story line, though I wasn't blown away by the actual movie itself. Nike is a classically American 'build something from nothing [waffle irons]' tale, and the role that one athlete played in taking it from just another athletic shoe company to the cultural behemoth that it is today is compelling if you're not a Husky fan.

    I am old enough to actually remember the era of basketball that was obsessed with big inside guys and the questions about whether Jordan would really do all that much for any franchise. I can tell you nobody was freaking out about Portland taking what's his face over him at the time. For anybody who saw even a fraction of what was coming, and was willing to put their $$ where their mouth was to prove it, is a story. No doubt about it.

    And Adidas is a Nazi company.
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  • dncdnc Member Posts: 56,614
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    Movie was okay but odd it was made. I legit wonder if Nike/Phil put in a lot of funding for the advertising because who was asking for this movie?

    For whatever reason the Hollywood script world loves these like behind the scenes true life biopic movies but they don't exactly kill it at the box office, so it's strange.

    I think you answered your own question. Nobody ever asks for movies. That's why the shit ball to good movie ratio is about 100 to 1, and the shit ball to great movie ratio is about 1,000 to 1.

    I actually think it is interesting story line, though I wasn't blown away by the actual movie itself. Nike is a classically American 'build something from nothing [waffle irons]' tale, and the role that one athlete played in taking it from just another athletic shoe company to the cultural behemoth that it is today is compelling if you're not a Husky fan.

    I am old enough to actually remember the era of basketball that was obsessed with big inside guys and the questions about whether Jordan would really do all that much for any franchise. I can tell you nobody was freaking out about Portland taking what's his face over him at the time. For anybody who saw even a fraction of what was coming, and was willing to put their $$ where their mouth was to prove it, is a story. No doubt about it.

    And Adidas is a Nazi company.
    Yet they fired Kanye. Sad!
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  • ntxduckntxduck Member Posts: 5,511
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    Movie was okay but odd it was made. I legit wonder if Nike/Phil put in a lot of funding for the advertising because who was asking for this movie?

    For whatever reason the Hollywood script world loves these like behind the scenes true life biopic movies but they don't exactly kill it at the box office, so it's strange.

    Nflx recently got the rights to shoe dog to turn into a movie, so if I had to guess the studio that made Air was sitting on an older script/some form of rights and needed to rush to get it out before the official shoe dog movie comes out. It’s actually why you see a lot of biopics drop in pairs (the 2 Steve Jobs movies within a year of each other etc).

    Still was entertained by Air though. Luckily for us chris Tucker is in trouble with the IRS and is back to acting. Thought he was great in it.
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  • 46XiJCAB46XiJCAB Member Posts: 20,967
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    ntxduck said:

    Movie was okay but odd it was made. I legit wonder if Nike/Phil put in a lot of funding for the advertising because who was asking for this movie?

    For whatever reason the Hollywood script world loves these like behind the scenes true life biopic movies but they don't exactly kill it at the box office, so it's strange.

    Nflx recently got the rights to shoe dog to turn into a movie, so if I had to guess the studio that made Air was sitting on an older script/some form of rights and needed to rush to get it out before the official shoe dog movie comes out. It’s actually why you see a lot of biopics drop in pairs (the 2 Steve Jobs movies within a year of each other etc).

    Still was entertained by Air though. Luckily for us chris Tucker is in trouble with the IRS and is back to acting. Thought he was great in it.
    Wesley Snipes school of tax prep grad.

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  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Member Posts: 41,514
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    I was on Nike early. Fred Brown was a NIke guy when the company must have just started. 70's. Bought a pair and they really were great to play ball in. Guys would ask what I was wearing

    I knew it was the Oregon track guy but didn't care. Creep is right - Nike is a great success story. If it wasn't for 1994 and Oregon football they would get more credit from Husky fans

    The whole kids in sweat shop thing started at UO. We? were just happy to take it and run with it

    Along with MJ Nike also gambled on Tiger before he took a shot as a pro. It may seem obvious now but golf is littered with "the next Nicklaus" who were never heard from again

    The reason they offered Magic stock was because they didn't have any money in 1980. They offered Tiger his own brand to be like Mike




    The Throbber wore red suede Blazer low cuts in 7th grade. Cutting edge in 1977.

    Then it was back and forth between Adidas Superstars and Converse All-Stars (like Dr. J) through high school There was a rebellious phase of rocking Chuck Taylors in games which was fucking stupid as those were shit for performance. But that was more a middle finger toward my shitty high school coach.

    Locked in on Nikes in college and never went back. Their technology got so much better in the mid 80's and went next level after Jordan.

    Played in an alumni game circa 2010 in KD1s. Not as good as any of the Air products.

    Sketchers are my jam now. Though the Throbber can still finger roll.

    Affleck sucked balls as Uncle Phil. Clowned a legitimate business titan. Phil should sue for defamation.
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  • DucksFCDucksFC Member Posts: 1,091
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    Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms though.
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  • 46XiJCAB46XiJCAB Member Posts: 20,967
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    Thought about watching on Prime but passed. I’m not a fan of either Matty Damon or Jennifer’s husband.
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    46XiJCAB said:

    Thought about watching on Prime but passed. I’m not a fan of either Matty Damon or Jennifer’s husband.

    Okay.
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  • ntxduckntxduck Member Posts: 5,511
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    46XiJCAB said:

    Thought about watching on Prime but passed. I’m not a fan of either Matty Damon or Jennifer’s husband.

    Maybe they’ll make a straight to digital version with Larry the cable guy and dean cain you can watch
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  • WoolleyDoogWoolleyDoog Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 2,280
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    Somewhat interesting, the writer who got the movie started got on the radar with a script called Bag Man about college football. Was very paint by numbers and not as compelling as even The Program or Blue Chips but appreciated the subject matter. I still think a movie or series about the Marcus Dupree recruitment or just about college football recruiting that includes no actual football would be super compelling.
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  • creepycougcreepycoug Member Posts: 22,668
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    Somewhat interesting, the writer who got the movie started got on the radar with a script called Bag Man about college football. Was very paint by numbers and not as compelling as even The Program or Blue Chips but appreciated the subject matter. I still think a movie or series about the Marcus Dupree recruitment or just about college football recruiting that includes no actual football would be super compelling.

    The Marcus Dupree saga would be very interesting. Even today, watching that guy's film makes your jaw drop. What a talent.
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  • thechatchthechatch Member Posts: 5,414
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    Dickerson was had for 25k and a Trans Am.

    Worth it
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  • creepycougcreepycoug Member Posts: 22,668
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    They did a 30 for 30 on Dupree and one on the Pony Excess - the Eric Dickerson story

    30 for 30 is the best thing ESPN ever did. Especially the early years

    Both of those are awesome, and each gives a nice peek into recruiting at southern or -ish programs at that time. There were so many middlemen it was ridiculous. You needed a guy like Switzer back then to be able to navigate it. Regular coaches got rolled.
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  • 46XiJCAB46XiJCAB Member Posts: 20,967
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    ntxduck said:

    46XiJCAB said:

    Thought about watching on Prime but passed. I’m not a fan of either Matty Damon or Jennifer’s husband.

    Maybe they’ll make a straight to digital version with Larry the cable guy and dean cain you can watch
    So the same way you catch your gay porn.

    Cool.
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    DucksFC said:

    Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms though.

    Is there an author that's been done dirtier by Hollywood than Dean Koontz? Grew up reading all of his books, and there are many that would make great scripts, but the ones that geat made are always shit tier pedestrian efforts.
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 59,399
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    Affleck in the Accountant was by far his best effort

    And his big role in Dazed and Confused

    Other than that he can't act

    The fact Affleck is in Air is reason #1 why I won't watch it
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  • RTDRTD Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 780
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    It was pretty mediocre. How good can a commercial be?
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