Coach Meyer always gives the most thoughtful answers.
That’s good to see again
I would like to see a race between last year’s group and Holmes, Ginn, and Gonzales. That was an entertaining WR Corps.
We need another Santonio Holmes, who was both.
Those are the three free agents that I think they need to land one of too. The ones you named. That defense with LeBron, Kawhi, and AD would be legendary. I would love to see that. But I think strategically, what they need is a 3 and D guard. And Klay is the best in the league. Although maybe I’m wrong. Now that LeBron is getting old, maybe he drives less? It doesn’t seem like his first step is blowing past guys anymore, he still gets buckets, but he seems to be well defended more often now. Maybe they need a slasher, like Kyrie instead, to help LeBron carry that role. Kyrie’s skill set is great with LeBron, the fact that he can both drive and shoot the lights out. But, unless Kyrie has completely changed his mind about wanting to be a first option, superstar, I just can’t see why he would want to play with LeBron again, and split ball handling duties. I mean, if that’s what is really important to him. I also have heard for a couple years that he wants to be in New York so that his dad can come to all the games. That makes sense. But still, if I were Kyrie, I’d hitch my wagon to LeBron and go down in history.
(And if I were Kevin Love, I’d be pissed that this reunion wasn’t happening in Cleveland with me. Actually as a Cavs fan, I would be pissed about that anyway).
Lookin Good, Buckeyes!
I can’t wait for this. I hope Teddy’s still got it.
This occurred to me too. If I had one complaint about last nights episode, it’s that we didn’t see Meera Reed get to enjoy any victory with Bran. After all she’s done for him, and all she’s put up with from him, she’s deserves to live out her days in a luxurious castle, and at least be anointed as the Royal Wheelchair Pusher Arounder. I’m in a wheelchair myself, and I can promise you, it would be a much appreciated position, if done without everything at eye level flying right at your face and crashing into walls all the time. Meera deserves some Respek.
Ha nice! As someone in a wheelchair, I’m getting this meme tattooed on my forehead.
That’s why I like you, boss.
Oh that’s right. But what about his interactions with Hodor? Did that change the past for Hodor? I wonder if the ink is dry statement was meant as more of a warning, instead of a law of physics or whatever? like telling him to leave things be and not screw everything up? I dunno, time travel stories get real confusing real fast.
Ha that’s cool that Sam is GRRM.
Yeah, I was wondering if the reason the previous 3 eyed Raven told Bran he had been waiting a long time to meet him, was because he already knew Bran, from visiting the past.
This one has me cracking up pretty hard. Haha
Another thing I’ve been thinking about is what is Martin trying to say with the way things ended. The obvious one I picked up on, was that anyone who desires power, should not have it. Because when given the choice between doing what’s best for the people or retaining their power, they will always prioritize power, because that desire was what motivated them in the first place. And that was Danny’s big mistake. She had desired the throne for so long, that she couldn’t give it up when she should have. She knew Jon’s claim was better than hers, and better for the people of Westeros, because they all loved him already. She knew that they did not love her. But she prioritized her own desire for the throne, over what was better for the people. She made that choice the moment Jon told her his true identity, and the more she doubled down on it, the more it became her downfall.
I also picked up the message that a birthright (even Jon Snow’s) should not make you entitled to rule.
But then concerning Bran...
since Bran is the literal embodiment of humanity’s memory, and Sam made a point of that before the Battle of Winterfell, it was the reason the Night King wanted to destroy Bran. By making Bran the King, is Martin basically saying that old addage, “We study History, so the we are not doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past?” And that the best rulers are those who keep in mind our history?
I dunno. Just brainstorming over a great story. What do you guys think?
Can any book readers confirm that Bran was always destined to be King?
I haven’t read the books but I’ve watched plenty of extended lore YouTube videos, and I’ve been thinking about Bran as King today.
I don’t believe it was ever mentioned on the show, but Bran is named after a long line of great Kings throughout history who were all named Brandon Stark, correct?
The only one I can remember was Bran the Builder, who originally built the Wall, right? And now we have Bran the Broken, but since he became the 3 Eyed Raven and has the ability to travel back to the past... that implies that all the previous great Kings named Brandon Stark are all the same person. It’s Bran The Broken traveling back through time and setting things up, so they play out the way they need to in order to always defeat the Night King, when the time comes.
So if we had known all the Brandon Starks were the same person, we would have already known that Bran would eventually end up as King right? The whole story was like a time loop that he set up.
I think Grey Worm would have kicked Jon’s ass. Jon has skill but just because he’s the son of a Lord. Grey Worm is supposed to be a war machine who does nothing but combat train every day of his life. Jon’s done some epic feats and won some epic battles, but mostly because he’s a survivor.
Haha. Nice! I didn’t even catch that
I loved the small council at the end, everyone there in the roles that they always deserved. (Well I don’t know if Bron deserved it, but you can’t deny he has always really loved money...).
Also, great endings for all the Starks. They pretty much rule everything now. North, South, and I’m assuming Jon is going to go on and lead the Wildlings beyond the wall now? I almost expected him ditch his Night’s Watch cloak once the gate closed behind him. At least he’s back with Ghost again.
Wow, what a great story. It’s been a wild ride these last 8 years... I’ve never felt so emotionally invested in so many characters before. Both main characters and side characters. I think the fact that we have such strong emotional reactions to everything that happens to all the characters, good or bad, is a testament to what a great story this was. The fact that we get both so excited and so pissed, and so heartbroken yet also feel so triumphant and satisfied, just proves it’s a great story. Definitely an all time epic. And I am satisfied. Thank you Game of Thrones. Best TV show I ever saw.
I would never bet against Ginn. Still, to my eye test, the fastest player I’ve ever seen on the field. Like I know other guys are comparably fast... but no one looks as fast visually as Ginn does. It’s something about his running form I think, he just visually looks faster than all the other fast guys, if that makes any sense.
Yeah. I’ve personally got no complaints about Urban’s run, (other than blown opportunity with the 2015 team). But I can totally understand why the Ginn’s would be upset that their guys weren’t getting the consideration. Especially after they worked so hard to establish that Pipeline in the first place. And I can also see why Urban wouldn’t want to spend time recruiting anyone that wasn’t up to his standards.
I cant really say that either side is wrong here. It just is what it is. But I do hope the Glenville pipeline picks up again under Day. A lot of great Buckeyes came that way.
I think the show runners specifically said they were thinking of the bombing of Dresden as a reference. It was either in their after episode commentary, or on YouTube, they've been posting longer videos, about the making of each of these last episodes.
Also, to your point, GRRM named Rickon’s Direwolf, Shaggy Dog. And if I’m not mistaken, in literature, a Shaggy Dog story is what they call a story that intentionally has a pointless ending. So that’s some food for thought, that might actually reinforce the point you’re making.
Haha yeah. There is definitely a running thread of that, that is intentional. I can see that. Like when Joffrey finally died, it was a huge relief but not very satisfying. Because there was no heroic moment for anyone, no revenge for anyone, it just kind of was what it was.
I can respect a deep and artistic approach to anything, but even still it’s only human nature to want to be satisfied in the end.
But I feel silly complaining about something I thoroughly enjoy as much as Game Of Thrones. It’s still the best show I’ve ever seen.