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|A classic action movie or an overrated piece of junk?|
|Warner went from 36 TD passes in 2001 to just three last season.|
|The Sports Guy would like to take a quick break to wipe away some tears.|
|10 RANDOM PREDICTIONS|
1. Steve Beuerlein replaces Jake Plummer by Week 7.
2. Tom Brady and Matt Hasselbeck throw for a combined 8,800 yards.
3. Larry Johnson finishes with more TD's than Priest Holmes (and the Ewing Theory strikes again).
4. Chad Johnson leads the league in receiving; Clinton Portis leads the league in rushing.
5. Doug Johnson starts twice as many games as Michael Vick.
6. Jeff Garcia's back gives out by Week 8.
7. Two coaches are fired during the season (Dave McGinnis, Dick Jauron); four right after the season (Mike Holmgren; Gregg Williams, Dave Wannstedt, Mike Martz).
8. The Cardinals finish the season without any of their WR's making a start for any fantasy team in the country.
9. Brett Favre announces his retirement after the Packers miss the playoffs.
10. Steve McNair wins league MVP; Larry Johnson wins Rookie of the Year.|
|The Bucs' lack of a star running back means they won't be repeating.|
|If Jake the Snake falters, there's always ... Steve Beuerlein?|
|HIDDEN HOMOEROTICSM SUBPLOTS IN 'TOP GUN'|
As Quentin Tarantino's character first pointed out in "Sleep With Me," gay undertones permeate many aspects of "Top Gun," to the point that you almost wonder if the script was written by the five guys from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." There's the ultra-close friendship between Mav and Goose. There's the charged, uncomfortable tension between Cruise and Kilmer (when do you ever see guys talking with their faces two inches apart?). There's the surreal volleyball scene, which plays like a "Schmitt's Gay" beer commercial on SNL.
There are lines during the action scenes like "I've got your tail" and "Watch your rear." There's the bald commander yelping, "I want butts!" There's the fact that Kelly McGillis' character went by "Charlie," or that she dressed up in the manliest way possible to win Cruise's affection (in the elevator). And of course, there's the memorable "Tail" exchange between Cruise and Kilmer at the end. It's funny to watch "Top Gun" again and look for these things. Believe me, they're everywhere.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.|