published Monday, October 1st, 2012

5-at-10: College football rewind and questions about the polls, the NFL and soundtracks

From the "Talks too much" studios, let's get to it.

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    Georgia wide receiver Michael Bennett (82) celebrates a touchdown with Merritt Hall (43) during the second half of the Bulldogs game against Tennessee Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 51-44.
    Photo by Patrick Smith /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

College football rewind

As we mentioned Friday, when your team has an open week, you get to really enjoy the college football festivities. Saturday did not disappoint. Let's take a review of what we thought, what we learned and what we think it means:

Georgia 51, Tennessee 44

What we thought: We thought that Tennessee entered overmatched and Georgia was firing on all cylinders. We thought Georgia defensively was elite and the one-dimensial Vols needed several big plays from Tyler Bray and the passing game to compete.

What we learned: We learned that Georgia is specially balanced offensively. The Gurshall tandem of freshmen runners Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall is great today and potentially off the charts. Aaron Murray has worlds of play-action possibilities, and the UGA offense did overmatch the UT defense, which allowed 560 yards on 64 snaps but did manage to force three turnovers that played a direct role in one score or an almost direct role in two more. Tennessee had better than expected success against the Georgia defense — 37 points that should have been 41 (missed PAT and missed short field goal) — is better than even the most passionate Johnny Vols Fan could have imagined. The enigma that is Tyler Bray remained every bit as puzzling as he was this time last week, last month, last summer and last year. He made a dozen big-boy throws that will be shown in his highlight reel if he becomes a first-round draft pick. He also made at least a half dozen shaky decisions and poor throws that will be used if as potential reasons if he falls to a day-three NFL pick.

What it means: Georgia is on the short-list of national title contenders. The defense will get a helmet full from Todd Grantham this week after allowing that many points and 478 yards of offense, including a shocking 197 on the ground. Offensively, the Bulldogs may be the most balanced team in the country. This is a team that likely will be favored in every regular-season game from here on out. And Saturday did little to change that.

Tennessee fought and gave their fans a show to enjoy — the effort was there, the Vols pride was there, the emotion was there. And while there's no column for "good effort, good try, so close" in the won-loss standings, this was noticeably more competitive than the Vols' showings against the SEC's elite in Derek Dooley's last two years. That said, was it a fight to the finish or did Georgia's second-quarter meltdown (fumbles that UT turned into two touchdowns in two minutes that needed 26 yards of offense to score) mean the final score was fool's gold. Either way, the Vols are 0-12 against ranked foes under Dooley. And Saturday did nothing to change that.

UTC 28, The Citadel 10

What we thought: This was a must-win for UTC. Period.

What we learned: The Mocs delivered a performance that matched the moment, scoring three consecutive touchdowns after falling into a 3-0 hole. The much-debated dual quarterback system produced dramatically improved results. Having Terrell Robinson back in the quarterback mix directly resulted in an improved showing. Robinson rushed for a team-best 97 yards and was 4-of-5 passing for 73 yards and a TD.

What it means: The Mocs still have their goals and the bulk of their SoCon season in front of them. They are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the league, and we think a win over then-No. 15-ranked El Cid is a nice feather on a potential playoff resume. That said, the Mocs have six games left after Saturday's bye, and must win five of them to have a shot at the playoffs. This was the first step.

Around the nation:

We thought: Georgia Tech was going to be much better than this. A humbling two-touchdown loss to MTSU means Al Groh's job as the defensive coordinator in Atlanta is all-but cooked and 5-at-10 favorite Paul Johnson is now getting invites from Derek Dooley, Joker Phillips and the rest of the Hot Seat Club for their regular meetings.

We learned: That Geno Smith is a MON-ster. When you throw 40 or more passes and you have more TD throws (8) than incompletions (6), well that's a good day. And when Geno gets the Heisman in a couple of months, he'll need to thank his defense for being so bad that he had to deliver those kind of numbers for West Virginia.

What it means: Five weeks into the season, the dominos have been positioned and the house of cards have been stacked so we see there are five-to-seven games that will shape the BCS race: Saturday's Georgia-South Carolina and Texas-West Virginia games, Nov. 3's Alabama at LSU and Oregon at USC, FSU-Florida in the regular season's final weekend and the SEC championship, especially if whichever team from the East (be it Georgia, South Carolina or Florida gets there unblemished). That no Big Ten team is even in the discussion is quite telling, no.

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    USA's Jason Dufner reacts after making a birdie putt on the 13th hole during a singles match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Ryder Cup

There are two types of Ryder meltdowns — there's the one where the spoiled celebrity shoplifts petty merchandise for attention (called the Winona Ryder) and there's the one where an overconfident group of golfers think they can show up and win and get smoked on their home soil (ah, the 2012 Ryder Cup).

Where do you start with Europe's dazzling come-back-from-the-all-but-dead 10-6 hole Sunday in golf's version of a trans-Atlantic tug of wardrobes?

Do you start with Rory McIlroy showing up 10 minutes before his tee time, slipping on his shoes and slapping around Keegan Bradley?

What about Ian Poulter, who may dress like cream puff (not that there's anything wrong with that), but he plays the game like pound cake — honest and powerful and buttery?

How about the emotion of Jose Maria Olazabal (and how much fun it is to say Olazabal, which is pronounced Ole-ah-THA-bel) and the tribute the Europeans paid Seve?

And of course there's the implosion that was the Americans, punctuated perfectly by Tiger Woods' three-putt on the final hole of the event that allowed the Europeans the win outright? (To be fair, even if Woods had won the hole and even the match, the 14-14 tie would have resulted in the cup remaining across the ditch.)

Or even second-guessing Davis Love III for several head-scratching decisions? Love picked Steve Stricker as a captain's pick and left Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Nick Watney at home. Stricker went bagel-for-4. Or how about Love leaving Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson on the sideline Saturda afternoon. The tandem of Bradley-Mickelson was 3-0 in team play and Love sat them to "rest" them for Sunday. Both lost Sunday matches. (As for Love's "rest" mumbo-jumbo, we say hogwash. Rest? These guys are playing golf not running half-marathons. Love sat everyone at some point in part to protect egos. What is this, Upward Basketball, where everyone gets to play? No. No sir it's not.

From top to bottom, the Europeans deserved to win this Ryder Cup. And the U.S. deserved to lose it.

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    Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (3) makes the winning field goal as Matt Bosher (5) holds during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 30-28.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NFL quick-hitters

We will get more into the NFL with tomorrow's power poll, but let's rewind Sunday, which was filled with standout performances and head-scratching decisions. It was the Ryder Cup with helmets.

— We normally offer picks on college games, but gang we apologize for not sharing the sound financial/entertainment investment that was the Patriots on Sunday. At 1-2 and facing a season-shaping moment, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were going to deliver. They did. Hope you were aware of it.

— The Falcons are pretty good, and Atlanta remained with Arizona and Houston as the league's three unbeaten teams.

— How about the dumpster fires burning in New Orleans (0-4) and outside the New York Jets' office? The Saints got exactly one hit on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 28-27 loss Sunday, and if you can't get to the quarterback in the (cue Ron Jaworski) NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE you can' get to the playoffs. The Jets are 2-2 so their season is not over, but after getting thumped 34-0 at home by San Fran, questions and doubt are everywhere. The Jets averaged less than 3 yards per play (145 total yards on 50 snaps) and got three of their nine first downs because of penalties on the 49ers.

— Uh, there are some problems in Nashville. The Titans lost Jake Locker to a shoulder injury (the second time that's happened this year) and Matt Hasselbeck came on in relief and threw four TD passes — two the Titans, two to the Texans defensive backs. Getting thumped by Houston is not that big of a deal — Houston may be the best team in the league. But these Titans are 1-3 and are an NFL-worst minus-70 in point differential. That's not good.

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This and that

— How about that Big Bad Brad Keselowski? Driver K won Sunday at Dover, taking home the ugliest trophy in sports and moving to the front of the Chase for the Cup. He leads Jimmie Johnson by five points with seven races left.

— The baseball season has three days left, barring rain. Here's what we know: The Orioles, Yankees and Rangers are in the playoffs in the AL, with Detroit holding a three-game edge in the Central and Oakland holding a three-game edge for the final wildcard spot. None of the division titles are decided. In the NL, Washington and Atlanta are assured of a spot. The Reds have clinched the Central and the Giants have clinched the West. The Cards lead the Dodgers by two games for the final wildcard spot.

— More baseball: Want to know the scientific baseball definition of a team of destiny? The Baltimore Orioles are headed to the playoffs for the first time since Cal Ripken was in uniform. The O's are 25-games over .500 but have scored only 11 more runs than their opponents all year. Conversely, the Tampa Bay Rays are likely going to miss the playoffs despite outscoring foes by a combined 116 runs this year. Cuh-razy.

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Today's question(s)

As per our normal stance, Monday is bring what you got. It's a chance to take the mic and share your view on the sports weekend.

But if you need a topic, here's a couple of starting points:

Why does LSU get punished for winning ugly on the road, but Georgia is not punished for winning a tight shootout at home?

Which is a bigger surprise: Arizona being 4-0 or the Saints being 0-4?

We were filling up the 5-at-10 family truckster on the way to the corn maze on Sunday, and Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" was playing over the loud speaker. Which instantly begs the question, what's your Rushmore of movie soundtracks? We'll take Animal House, Purple Rain, Pulp Fiction, Almost Famous.

We vetoed A Hard Day's Night because it's more an album that inspired a movie rather than the other way around. Same with Willie's Red-headed Stranger. We also vetoed Dirty Dancing because we have a 'Y' chromosome.

Discuss.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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jomo11 said...

You got love the UTK "Moral Victory" Vols . . . .when you hire Saban's linebacker coach ( Sunseri ) and expect that to fix your defense, is like hiring John Grisham's typist to write your next novel . . .who teaches The Vols how to tackle ?

October 1, 2012 at 10:18 a.m.
jomo11 said...

On the Ryder Cup, looked like the USA was running out of burial plots on the 17th green . . .

October 1, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Rushmore of movie soundtracks

Goodfellas...Leaving Las Vegas...FM...Purple Rain

Honorable mention (a wink and nod to the hillbilly music fans) Urban Cowboy

October 1, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.
Todd962 said...

Excellent points Fiver, if only Dooley had told the troops to go out there and play like pound cake, it might have made the difference. ("Like butter!" Coffee talk? SNL? Anyone? No? Moving on...) That game was a roller coaster of emotion with an eventual let down, which has become the norm for Vols fans everywhere. The "Eat it! In your face!" speech that I had prepared for the Bulldog fans that were sitting around me at the Braves game will have to wait another year. It might have been in my best interest that I didnt get to use my speech, cause all I had to defend myself was a foam L.E.D. tomahawk, which would likely have not been very effective against the angry drunken hoard of UGA fans.

I would argue that the Vols need to focus on tackling this week, but dont you have to be within an arms length to tackle them in the first place. How do you give up that many huge plays in a single game? Gurshall made them look silly at times.

On an unrelated note, any city(Atlanta) with that high of a homeless per capita or any city that has 16-18 lane interstates that still have bumper to bumper traffic needs to be destroyed and start over atop the rubble. Get Sherman on the phone. Its out of control down there.

Movie Soundtracks, we will add Forest Gump and Casino. The Braveheart soundtrack always made me want to run fast or punch something but that probably had more to do with my mental association of badassery than the music itself.

October 1, 2012 at 10:56 a.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent

The impressive thing is that the Orioles are finally +11 in run differential. They were at about -60 less than two months ago.

I'm still holding out hope for a miracle that the Braves can rally and tie for the East title. And how about Matt Kemp over the last few days? He's killing it.

Tough loss for the Vols. But the Vols showed grit. They kept on bouncing back. And we can rip the defense all we want, but they stepped up in the fourth quarter and gave Bray three different shots to tie the game. Bray is a total enigma. He was clearly way more engaged in the fourth quarter and was clearly playing the game the way he was supposed to play the game- except for one bad throw and one fumble. (I don't particularly blame him for the interception given the situation.)

October 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

Dude,

That wasn't a two-touchdown loss to MTSU. It was a THREE-touchdown loss to MTSU. O.M.G. I is speechless. Just speechless.

For all the talk of how great Georgia's defense is, they didn't exactly set the world on fire against Buffalo or Florida Atlantic and they sure didn't Saturday against Big Orange. OK, they were missing some starters for the first two games. But if you're supposed to be that good, you don't let Buffalo and the Owls run up and down on the field on you.

Even Phyllis defended Love's decision to sit his team for the Saturday afternoon session, noting how guys who play all five sessions generally struggle in Sunday singles.

But give props to Ian Poulter (stout all weekend) and Rory (I think he just cemented his title as best player in the world with his no warmup beating of a red-hot Bradley) and did anyone realize just how good Sergio Garcia's Ryder Cup record was? Mr. Woods again failed to cover himself in Ryder glory and yes, 5, his final three-putt on the final, rather meaningless hole is a summation of the last three years of his career.

I won't buy into the Geno Smith hype. He was not very good the week before against a mediocre team and I think even Billy Joe Haskins could throw for 4 bills against the Baylor defense. (I woulda thrown out a Jeff Pyburn or Matt Robinson reference, but since I hate Georgia, forget it).

P.S. Bobby Valentine still stinks.

October 1, 2012 at 11:57 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Serious question: Which is greater, your love for the Mocs or hatred for the Vols?

And yes, the carnage being scattered made the 17th look like Friday rush hour on 285.

OG —

Urban Cowboy is a fine honorable mention. And the Goodfellas gets HUGE bonus points for the extended stretches of Clapton's guitar.

962 —

In the face.

It's halftime.

That's our favorite part of the game.

Forest Gump is a great soundtrack call too, if for no other reason than it has like 1,200 songs on it.

Stuck —

The Dodgers are pulling their normal routine — spring to the finish to fall a game short.

Bray is puzzling, no doubt.

— 5-at-10

October 1, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Okay, I didn't get a chance to follow anything on Saturday for obvious reasons.

I didn't get to see Saturday's TN-GA game because I was at the dealship taking care of the final "dealings" with getting me into a new car. By the time Mocs and Citadel was on, I was too mentally fitiqued to care. Mom ended up calling me later that night and told me what happened. I read everything the following day.

Congrats to the Mocs for apparently starting to get their act together. I am going to enjoy this bye week due to 1) new car 2) State Fair 3) pay week 4) we're FINALLY into the 70s-80s down here.

I am now looking forward to the Furman match-up on ESPN3 online.

How 'bout them Titans? Due to regional coverage, I'm lucky if I get to see 1-2 games on national television a year. While I definitely was not a fan of the outcome (I was actually scrubbing the toilet in my bathroom when Locker got "stuffed" and heard the play on my TV set in my bedroom), part of me was chuckling over "greesons" comment saying that the only thing Wade Phillips is "key" to is why the Golden Corral ran out of fried shrimp that night.

If the crow tastes REALLY nasty jay, I can recommend some REALLY good Texas BBQ sauce to help mask some of the flavor.

October 1, 2012 at 12:13 p.m.
fechancellor said...

Ten Ring, yes, Tennessee put up points and played all the way to the gun, but our pretty boy quarterback in the final six minutes fumbles the ball to stop a drive to tie on the Georgia 35. Then when the defense gets him a stop, Bray throws an interception to end it.

1st or 3rd round? Whichever Bray will be a project on some one's roster.

Remember those projected #1 in the AFC West Oaktown Raiders? One and three is bad, but getting blasted by the Donkeys 27-0 in the second half is right up there with getting caught "butt chugging."

Fortunately, the Signal Mountain Eagles won a close game on the road at Notre Dame, or I'd have nothing to celebrate at all. My only beef came early when it was learned Notre Dame charges $7.00 for a game that every other home and away game charges what is purported to be the TSSAA maximum, $6.00! I was thinking about causing a stink over this, however, fechanellor is Irish alumni desiring to see #1 take the field there one more time.

Ten Ring, that bit of sports psychology about match play we thought might lift Tiger's game, basta. The Ryder Cup, Winners: Euros. Winner: Woods, he will not be tagged with losing the Cup that was already lost on Sunday no matter how pee-pee poor he played Friday and Saturday.

In the sound track category, there's three candidates...The Big Chill, Quadrophenia and Tommy.

October 1, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.
chas9 said...

Huge tip of the ten-gallon hat to the MTSU Raiders. And dig up Bobby Dodd.

Great weekend for lovers of college football offense, and not just between the hedges. Some scores were basketballesque. I like the no huddle plan.

The 5@10 summary of TN-GA is spot on, as usual. It'd be fun to see how good The Vols offense could be if Bray weren't so ADHD. But their defense (except for capitalizing on turnovers) was execrable.

I opined last week that it's worse than Kentucky's defense, and this week's data suggest the same conclusion. I'm assuming Gawga and Spurrier's Cocks are equally formidable. Vegas has Gawga a small dog at this point.

On Saturday The Vols gave up 8.8 yards per play on 64 plays for 560 total. Against Lattimore and Shaw the Cats gave up 5.2 per on 67 plays for 348. UT yielded 7.2 per run for 282 total; UK surrendered 4.2 per carry for 200 total. Again the KY defense was on the field 4 minutes longer than the oranges.

That doesn't mean Kentucky is any great shakes, though again they were without their starting QB. It does mean that from here on out, if you bet a Tennessee game, take the over.

Hey Jay, you only have to lay 10 to take Clemson over the Jackets this week. You know you can't help your bad self.

October 1, 2012 at 12:46 p.m.
chas9 said...

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks Kentucky's better than you think. Vegas has them favored by 14 over the Cowbell Ringers.

Four Killer soundtracks: Natural Born Killers, Stand by Me, O Brother, and The Graduate.

October 1, 2012 at 12:58 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Spy —

Who had a worse September, Booby V or Al Doh?

Phil is covering for Davis. You know. Phil knows it. Even Davis knows it.

Buy or don't buy the Geno hype — that means more for us.

Run JMC —

There's plenty of chances for the 5-at-10 to eat a barrel of crow. As for ton-of-fun that is Wade Phillips, well, coaching that Texas defense is like filling out the lineup card on the '27 Yankees — especially against the Titans and Matt Hasselbeck.

That said, we've been on a real mustard-based BBQ kick of late.

FE to the C —

Nice win for the Eagles. No. 1 had a TD, no?

We almost went with the Big Chill, but alas, we did not. And yes, a 27-0 blitzing against the Denver Mannings is not good.

— 5-at-10

October 1, 2012 at 1:16 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

First off, that's an excellent soundtrack list. Well-played indeed. We went with the Animal House over Big Chill and Stand by Me for the scene of the guitar-playing beatnik on the steps, "Your love is like a cherry" and Belushi comes and breaks his guitar.

"Sorry."

And we looked it up to double check it, and yes, there's a betting service that has UK minus 14 against Miss. State. If you find that bet your house. Seriously.

Two lines that should scare everyone: Clemson minus-10 against Tech and Auburn minus-10 against Arkansas.

— 5-at-10

October 1, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.
compspeed said...

Had a chance to watch the Moc's highlights. What they showed on offense is what we've been waiting for all year. Defense looked really angry as well. Nice game.

Have to add "Easy Rider" to the soundtracks for 2 reasons. First, it was really the first soundtrack to feature real music not contrived simply for the movie (think any Elvis movie. "Viva Las Vegas" anyone?), and second one of the songs was "Born to Be Wild". I mean, it's an ultimate guy rock and roll song. Smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder. Got to be on there.

October 1, 2012 at 1:27 p.m.
Stewwie said...

Great win for the Mocs on Saturday. Tough matchup with Furman next. They shut down Terrell last year and eeked out a W, so it's payback time.

I'm shocked that the Dawg's D gave up so many yards and points. The score surpassed the O/U by halftime.

Al Groh is definitely on the hot seat, not PJ. The Jackets would be stupid to fire PJ.

[Why does LSU get punished for winning ugly on the road, but Georgia is not punished for winning a tight shootout at home?]

I was wondering the same thing. Maybe at worst though, they would have simply switched spots with SC in the poll.

[Which is a bigger surprise: Arizona being 4-0 or the Saints being 0-4?]

Definitely the Cards being 4-0. The Saints are probably the best 0-4 team in NFL history.

October 1, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

No "Footloose" (the original) in best soundtracks?

For shame.

October 1, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

jgreeson wrote:

"That said, we've been on a real mustard-based BBQ kick of late"

That's just all kinds of "wrong" down in these parts. D:

Regardless of how you counteract, Texans are still 4-0 and top of the AFC South. And for right now have a better shot at making a impression in the playoffs then the "other" Texas team going up against the team from NE Illinois tonight around 6:30 pm CT.

October 1, 2012 at 2:12 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Compspeed —

Easy Rider is solid.

And the Mocs did play angry. Well-played description.

Stew —

Tech would be crazy to dump PJ — not only can dude coach, but dude recruits to a certain system and running PJ means a three-year rebuilding project.

We concur on the Cards being more surprising.

Spy —

Your sports teams' struggles have fried your senses. Footloose? Kenny Loggins?

JMC —

We can respect a fine Texas BBQ sauce, and we like almost all kids. That said, we're going through a mustard-based sauce right now.

So it goes.

And yes, the Texans look better than the Cowboys.

October 1, 2012 at 2:58 p.m.
chas9 said...

Easy Rider, yes.

Footloose, Arrrrgh!

October 1, 2012 at 2:59 p.m.
Todd962 said...

The only thing the Footloose soundtrack comes in handy for is when you get the urge to go out to a wooded glen and punch dance your rage out, which tends to happen more often than you would think. I suppose it has its purpose in the "Music of Montages" rushmore as well.

Remember the Titans has some good tunes on its track. I also remember that the movie had James Taylor's Fire and Rain in it, but it did not appear on the cd. Probably all for the best, I wouldnt want to drive along listening to my sweet tasty jams and then be thrown into the memories of poor Bertier... You should have looked both ways Gerry.

October 1, 2012 at 3:37 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

I was really wanting to take MTSU-for entertainment purposes only of course-but chickened out.

Are we talking soundtracks where the songs were actually in the movie, or soundtracks that include songs "inspired by the film"?

October 1, 2012 at 3:42 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

Like the pirate in you. Arrgghh indeed.

962 —

Punch dance? James Taylor?

And then giving drivng advice to Bertier?

Dude, you OK?

Laughter —

We're open to either, but we believe the ones on the one we mentioned above are used in the films.

And special shoutout to Cola Miner's Daughter, which uses the Loretta tunes as done by Sissy Spacek and the Patsy Cline tunes as done by Beverly D'Angelo.

— 5-at-10

October 1, 2012 at 3:55 p.m.
Todd962 said...

Jay, you dont know what the Atlanta traffic did to me this weekend. You werent there, man, you dont know. I usually attribute my uneasy Monday feeling to the drinking done on the weekend, but I really think that city put me off track. I wasnt designed for Urban warfare. The six tenths of a mile walk from the Marta stop to the hotel felt like I was in a hobo warzone. Tonight will be spent rocking in the fetal position, sipping PBR, trying to block out the images of the "Change?" zombies.

I wanted to add Joe Dirt to the soundtrack list but figured I would save it for your list of worst movies/best soundtracks list.

And I would also recommend watching Hot Rod, the greatest stuntman movie ever made, and then you will understand Punch Dancing Your Rage Out. It happens man.

October 1, 2012 at 4:20 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

Some of my favorites were already mentioned so here are some others:

Dazed and Confused and Even More Dazed and Confused, both from the movie: You could play these two on a loop for a classic rock station and not tire of them for quite a while. Twenty-six songs total for both, from Alice Cooper to KISS to the Runaways.

The Wedding Singer-Another film that had two separate soundtracks released. Great blend of early 80s new wave and alternative music.

Vanilla Sky-Everything from Dylan and McCartney, to REM and Radiohead. Even a song by Cameron Diaz isn't as awful as you might guess it would be.

Not Another Teen Movie. As its wiki listing states, alternative/rock acts mostly who peaked a decade ago, covering songs from close to three decades ago.

Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2-Mostly more classic rock but also some good stuff by acts like Dinosaur Jr and the Gin Blossoms:

I Know what you did last Summer-So-so 90s thriller, Jennifer Love Hewitt was nice regardless, but a strong group of 90s alternative songs:

Trainspotting soundtracks. Some of the songs weren't in the movie. Lou Reed to David Bowie to Blur.

Twilight series soundtracks. Don't laugh, some good stuff from some of the last few years' best rock acts like Muse. Also some okay stuff from acts I'd never heard of before. Some fluff too but you can forward to the next song and get something better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twil...:New_Moon%28soundtrack%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twil...:Eclipse%28soundtrack%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twil...:Breaking_Dawn%E2%80%93_Part_1_%28soundtrack%29

Pump up the Volume: Pixies, Sonic Youth, early Soundgarden, sums up late 80s alternative music. A few songs from the movie didn't make it onto the soundtrack, would have made it even better.

High Fidelity. Set in a music store so it's bound to have good music. The wiki entry states 2,000 songs were listened to and narrowed down since the characters were such "musical snobs"

October 1, 2012 at 4:46 p.m.
Todd962 said...

LaughingBoy, I am going to turn my head on the Twilight nod and acknowledge that the rest of your list was pretty awesome. I definitely second your thoughts on the Dazed and Confused playlist. Great movie, better soundtrack. Just thinking about those tunes brings hints of ganj to my nose. Well played sir.

October 1, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

OK, how about the soundtrack for Apocalypse Now?

October 1, 2012 at 5:13 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

I didn't know the links would blow up the page with movie posters and album covers, for anyone thinking that was overkill.

Give the sparkling vampires a break. Anything with Muse, Paramore, Collective Soul, Linkin Park, Florence and the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, Vampire Weekend, Cee Lo Green, can't be all bad. The fourth film's soundtrack was the weakest so far.

October 1, 2012 at 11:13 p.m.
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