Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition

If you didn’t get your hands on the highly popular, plug and play NES Classic Edition, you don’t have much longer to do so. Nintendo has announced that it will discontinue the tiny console.

The NES Classic Edition is smaller version of the original NES that was released back in November. It comes prepacked with 30 classic games, and allows gamers to easily plug and play into any type of TV.

The last shipment of the devices will arrive this month and when retailers are all out, get ready to head over to eBay to fork out well more money then what it currently retails for. After this last shipment Nintendo has said it will no longer ship the replica console to any retailer.

In a statement to website IGN, Nintendo said, “NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans.”

Nintendo did a great job of drumming up high demand for the console. It’s been hard trying to find retailers with it still in stock. The extra shipments have in no helped slow demand for the console, as gamers have been snatching them for their own personal collections. With the last shipment arriving soon, there’s no doubt that it’ll sell out before everyone who really wants one can get one.

As of January, Nintendo said that they had sold 1.5 million of the tiny replicas worldwide.

 

Incredibly emotional Carrie Fisher tribute shown at Star Wars Celebration

After the 40 years of Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration, a heartwarming video tribute for the late actress, Carrie Fisher, played alongside messages from George Lucas and Lucasfilms president Kathleen Kennedy.

Fisher payed the iconic Princess Leia, in the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the new addition to the main series, The Force Awakens from 2015. The actress passed away in December of this year from a cardiac arrest.

The video shows some of the most famous Princess Leia scenes, as well as behind the scenes clip. Spliced together with the clips are interviews from not only Fisher herself, but also the people that she spent time working with.

Fisher will always be Princess Leia and she left behind a legacy no one will ever forget.

 

Fantastic Beast’s 2 finds their young Dumbledore

Fantastic Beast’s and Where to Find Them is getting its own series of movies with the second installment coming sometime in 2018. The movie’s casting is going smoothly as they have now cast Jude Law as the infamous Professor Dumbledore. The actor will portray a young Dumbledore alongside returning actors Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp.

In the second film, Dumbledore will be a much younger version of himself, long before becoming the headmaster of the world famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the future headmaster will still be the Transfiguration professor at the school during the time of the second film.

The British actor beat out other possible British choices such as Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Law will be featured in WB’s soon to be released King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on May 12th.

The sequel will start production during the summer. J.K Rowling who debuted her screenwriting in the first movie, has also written the screenplay for the sequel.

Deadpool 2 casts Josh Brolin as Cable

Josh Brolin is joining the cast of yet another Marvel movie. Deadpool 2 has just cast the actor to play opposite of Ryan Reynolds as the time traveling Cable.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Brolin would be joining production in Vancouver come June. Twentieth Century Fox, who owns the rights to the X-Men, have been searching for the part of Deadpool for sometime now. Actors like David Harbour from Stranger Things, and even Brad Pitt were being considered for the role. It seems like Brolin came out of no where to nab the role. It will be his second role as a Marvel character, his first being Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in both The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy. He will portray the villain in the upcoming two part Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos will have a major role as the main baddie in 2018.

The character Cable comes from the future, and is the son of X-Men’s Scott Summers (Cyclopes). Fox has confirmed that both Cable and Deadpool will be seen in the future X-Force movie as well. Cable was an original member of the group in the original X-Force comics. Deadpool also at one point joins the group of mutants.

Josh Brolin is a perfect casting for the future movie. Deadpool 2 is aiming for a 2018 release.

Gorillaz release an interactive mobile app, and early album listening for fans

With the upcoming release of a new album, Gorillaz have put out a new mobile interactive app. The best thing about the app is that it will allow users to listen to the new album before anyone else.

The app is currently available for download and allows fans to explore the world of the Gorillaz. The coolest part about the app is the feature called the “Humanz House Party.” Essentially “Humanz House Party” is an event going on in the app that will allow fans across the world to simultaneously listen to the new album Humanz, before its scheduled release on April 28th. As of rght now there is no announced date for the so called house party, but it’s sure to hit the app before the albums release date.

The band, led by Damon Albarn, has announced its own festival in Kent, England on June 10th, as well as a show in North America sometime in July.

It also looks like a Gorillaz based T.V show is in the works most likely based around the band members and their crazy universe.

Orange is the New Black debuts season 5 footage in trailer

The hit Netflix show, Orange is the New Black, has debuted a new teaser trailer that features some interesting new footage of the upcoming 5th season.

The trailer opens with a mob of inmates surrounding Daya, (played by Dascha Polanco) as she points a gun at corrections officer Thomas Humphrey (played by Michael Torpey). The scene takes place following the events at the end of season 4.

The crowd chants and yells for Daya to pull the trigger, as Piper and Alex walk towards the group. The two discuss staying out of trouble and decide to turn around and walk away. As the two girls walk away, the camera focuses back on Daya before cutting away with a gunshot.

So now we are left to wonder, did Daya actually shoot Humphrey? I wouldn’t put it past the show for starting off a new season with a huge bang, literally and figuratively. We won’t find out what really happens until season 5 premieres on June 9th.

Check out the trailer for yourself below!

NHL round one playoff schedule

It’s the happiest time of the year for most Canadians, the NHL has officially entered the post season. We here in Vancouver may be a little bummed that Canucks are once again hitting the golf links earlier then liked, but there is still a ton of room on playoff team’s bandwagons.

This year the NHL playoffs will feature five Canadian teams. Last year Canadian’s had to watch an all-American playoff as not a single Canadian team made the playoffs. 1970 was the last time the Stanley Cup playoffs didn’t include a single Canadian team. This years 1st round will feature all 3 Eastern Conference Canadian teams which includes, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Canada will be represented in the Western Conference by Alberta, both Calgary AND Edmonton. (yes, Edmonton is actually taking part of the festivities). None of the Canadian teams will play each other in the first round, which in a way, gives Canada a better chance of bringing the Stanley Cup the north.

Chicago holds the number one seed in the West, while President’s Trophy winners, Washington, has the same in the East. Defending champions, Pittsburgh, will hope to claim their second straight cup, but will first have to take on John Tortorella Columbus Blue Jackets.

5 games will take place Wednesday, April 12th, opening up a best of 7 series for the teams.

Eastern Conference

Washington vs. Toronto

Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. – Toronto at Washington
Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. – Toronto at Washington
Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. – Washington at Toronto
Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. – Washington at Toronto 
Friday, April 21 at TBD – Toronto at Washington
Sunday, April 23 at TBD – Washington at Toronto
Tuesday, April 25 at TBD – Toronto at Washington 

Montreal vs. New York Rangers

Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. –  New York at Montreal
Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. – New York at Montreal
Sunday, April 16 at 7 p.m. – Montreal at New York
Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. – Montreal at New York
Thursday, April 20 at TBD – New York at Montreal
Saturday, April 22 at TBD – Montreal at New York
Monday, April 24 at TBD – New York at Montreal

Pittsburgh vs. Columbus

Wednesday April 12 at 7:30 p.m. – Columbus at Pittsburgh
Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. – Columbus at Pittsburgh
Sunday, April 16 at 6 p.m. – Pittsburgh at Columbus
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh at Columbus
Thursday, April 20 at TBD – Columbus at Pittsburgh
Sunday, April 23 at TBD – Pittsburgh at Columbus
Tuesday, April 25 at TBD – Columbus at Pittsburgh

Ottawa vs. Boston

Wednesday April 12 at 7 p.m. – Boston at Ottawa
Saturday, April 15 at 3 p.m. – Boston at Ottawa
Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. – Ottawa at Boston
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Ottawa at Boston
Friday, April 21 at TBD – Boston at Ottawa
Sunday, April 23 at TBD – Ottawa at Boston
Wednesday, April 26 at TBD – Boston at Ottawa

Western Conference

Anaheim vs. Calgary

Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 p.m. – Calgary at Anaheim
Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. – Calgary at Anaheim
Monday, April 17 at 10 p.m. – Anaheim at Calgary
Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. – Anaheim at Calgary
Friday, April 21 at TBD – Calgary at Anaheim
Sunday, April 23 at TBD – Anaheim at Calgary
Tuesday, April 25 at TBD – Calgary at Anaheim

Edmonton vs. San Jose

Wednesday, April 12 at 10 p.m. – San Jose at Edmonton
Friday, April 14 at 10:30 p.m. – San Jose at Edmonton
Sunday, April 16 at 10 p.m. – Edmonton at San Jose
Tuesday, April 18 at 10 p.m. – Edmonton at San Jose
Thursday, April 20 at TBD – San Jose at Edmonton
Saturday, April 22 at TBD – Edmonton at San Jose
Monday, April 24 at TBD – San Jose at Edmonton

Chicago vs. Nashville

Thursday, April 13 at 8 p.m. – Nashville at Chicago
Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. – Nashville at Chicago
Monday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m. – Chicago at Nashville
Thursday, April 20 at TBD – Chicago at Nashville
Saturday, April 22 at TBD – Nashville at Chicago
Monday, April 24 at TBD – Chicago at Nashville
Wednesday, April 26 at TBD – Nashville at Chicago

Minnesota vs. St. Louis

Wednesday, April 12 at 9:30 p.m. – St. Louis at Minnesota
Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m. – St. Louis at Minnesota
Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m. – Minnesota at St. Louis
Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. – Minnesota at St. Louis
Saturday, April 22 at TBD – St. Louis at Minnesota
Monday, April 24 at TBD – Minnesota at St. Louis
Wednesday, April 26 at TBD – St. Louis at Minnesota

 

 

 

USA, Canada, and Mexico soccer federations make historic announcement.

The U.S, Canada, and Mexico soccer federations have announced their joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

President of U.S Soccer, Sunil Gulati, said that it’s been 3 years since they started talking about joining forces to bring the largest sporting event in the world to North America. The federations had to had to wait on making the bid until knowing World Cup rule changes and the results of the election in the United States.

The World Cup will expand to 48 teams in 2026 instead of the 32 team format they have now. The new format will have 16 groups of 3 teams, in which 2 teams will move on to a round of 32 beginning the elimination stage of the tournament. 80 games will be played inside of a month.

Gulati said that they have already discussed the number of games played in each country and will submit that for approval by FIFA, The U.S will host a quarter of the games, 60 out of the 80, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 each.

If the joint bid wins, it will be the first time that Canada has hosted the senior men’s tournament. In 2015, Canada hosted the Women’s World Cup with the U.S team winning the final at B.C Place in Vancouver. Canada has also hosted the U-20 World Cup in 2007. The United States previous and only hosting duties were in 1994. The U.S lost its previous bids for 2018 to Russia, and 2022 to Qatar. Mexico hosted in 1986, and 1970.

When asked what would happen with the MLS season that takes place during the same summer months as the World Cup, Gulati said they had no current plans as of yet.

Concern over traveling to the United States has been a forefront issue, however Gulati stated the the United States government has given the bid it’s full support. Donald Trump himself is excited to have the bid in place.

Vancouver will most likely host at least one game considering the success of the Women’s World Cup final and Canadian national teams games. Although there was no announcement of the location of the final, it will most likely be held in the U.S in one of the premier stadiums. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas holds 80,000 people, and could be a great place for the final due to the proximity of Mexico.

More details of the bid will most likely come in the following years. 

Marvel announces first ever comedy television series

Marvel has announced a new upcoming live action television series based on New Warriors. The show will feature the group of 6 young adult heroes and will comedic in nature.

According to the Marvel press release, the team of heroes will live together and are in between becoming heroes, attempting to recognize and control their powers. Essentially the show will focus on the characters growing into becoming heroes, so they won’t be as powerful as say the Avengers, but their not the average young adult.

At the moment there’s no complete cast of heroes, the only one officially announced is a fan favorite. Squirrel Girl will take the lead role. Casting decisions haven’t been made yet, but Anna Kendrick has voiced her interest in becoming the comedic Marvel character.

The show will be Marvel’s first comedic live-action television show and will air on Disney’s Freeform channel. It’s first season will premiere in 2018 with 10, 30-minute episodes.

 

 

Netflix is already prepping the future of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Netflix only recently renewed “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for it’s second season. On Tuesday the streaming service has gone ahead and already renewed the series for a third season.

The series is based on the hit children books of the same name and features Neil Patrick Harris as the lead role of the dubious Count Olaf. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” follows the struggles of 3 orphan children as they try to avoid Count Olaf’s attempts at obtaining their family fortune.

The first season covered the first four novels in the 13 book series. The plan for the next two seasons will most likely follow the same type of format. The book’s author, Daniel Handler, a.k.a Lemony Snicket, is also writing and executive producing the show.

It’s safe to say Netflix believes in their originally produced content with the early renewal. Fans of the books and show will no doubt be excited for the upcoming seasons.

 

NHL makes decision about 2018 Olympics participation

The NHL has announced on Monday that they will not be participating in the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. This comes after league commissioner, Gary Bettman previously stated that the majority of owners were against allowing their players to participate in the Olympic games. This will be the first time since 1998 that NHL players will not participate.

Here is the league’s full statement:

“We have previously made clear that while the overwhelming majority of our clubs are adamantly opposed to disrupting the 2017-18 NHL season for purposes of accommodating Olympic participation by some NHL players, we were open to hearing from any of the other parties who might have an interest in the issue (e.g., the IOC, the IIHF, the NHLPA, etc.) as to reasons the Board of Governors might be interested in re-evaluating their strongly held views on the subject,” the NHL said in a statement. “A number of months have now passed and no meaningful dialogue has materialized. Instead, the IOC has now expressed the position that the NHL’s participation in Beijing in 2022 is conditioned on our participation in South Korea in 2018. And the NHLPA has now publicly confirmed that it has no interest or intention of engaging in any discussion that might make Olympic participation more attractive to the clubs. As a result, and in an effort to create clarity among conflicting reports and erroneous speculation, this will confirm our intention to proceed with finalizing our 2017-18 regular season schedule without any break to accommodate the Olympic Winter Games. We now consider the matter officially closed.”

Essentially the league has put it’s foot down on the matter and what’s done is now done. One of the biggest reasons the league and owners were against participating was because of the 17 day break during the NHL season. It comes during a prime time where other leagues are no longer playing, a perfect way to attract larger audiences to NHL games. By playing in the Olympics, teams would miss out on the increase in revenue. Players safety was also a concern, as extra games mean more of a risk for player injury.

The question now is, who will play for Canada and other nations in the coming winter games? The pros from Europe or even juniors may take the NHLer’s places.

The NHL may revisit their decision come closer to 2022 when the Olympic games are held in Beijing. According to Sportsnet, the Chinese government and the NHL are working together to build hockey infrastructure for the next winter games. This could lead to NHL players once again donning their nations jerseys and going for gold.

 

 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer will be released soon

EA has announced on their official site that the first lookat Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be during Star Wars Celebration on April 15 at 2:30PM ET/11:30AM PT. The panel, at which the trailer will be shown, is called “The Galaxywide Premiere of Star Wars Battlefront II.”

Less then a year ago, in May, EA announced the equal to the rebooted franchise. The wait won’t be much longer either considering the game is supposed to hit stores during the holiday season.

The sequel comes after Battlefront hit shelves in 2015, and was followed up by four different sets of DLC content. The lack of a campaign angered many fans of the original series. The game also only offered battles between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, unlike the previous series that allowed battles between conflicting factions in both the prequels and sequels in the Star Wars trilogies. The quick turnaround for a sequel could mean that EA and DICE have heard the complaints and are addressing them. I’m really hoping they add content from the newest movies as well. The 8th addition to the film franchise opens in theaters December 18th, so it would be a decent tie in to the new movie with current trilogy content. DICE’s latest game, Battlefield 1 was a hit this year, if  they can replicate the game with Star Wars content, their going to hit a gold mine. Honestly they set the bar pretty low for the franchise, they could easily make Battlefront 2 much better. Who knows, maybe that was their plan all along.

If you want to attend the celebration, book a trip to Orlando, Florida and head over to the Orange County Convention Center from April 13th to the 16th.

 

WATCH: Blockbusters get new trailers

Today is a good day for movie fans as new trailers have been released for some upcoming blockbusters. Stephen King’s horrifying adaption of IT received its first official trailer, while Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets welcomed a second trailer into the world below.

You can check them out below for yourself. Be aware IT is a tiny bit scary, I’d avoid it if your reading this at night.

IT will be the second movie adaption to Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel of the same name. The movie will follow a group of kids in a small Maine town who must deal with an evil clown known famously as Pennywise. It’s scheduled for release on September 8th.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is also an adaption of a literary work. The film version of the highly popular graphic novel will be directed by Luc Besson also known for awesome movies like The Fifth Element and Lucy. It will star Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan and Rihanna. The movie will be out July 21st!

 

Watch: The latest Spider-Man trailer is out now

Spider-Man Homecoming has a new trailer and you may not want to watch if your not into plot spoilers.

The new trailer depicts original  baddie the Vulture, played by Michael Keaton, wrecking havoc in New York and wearing the entirety of his suit.  Spider-man and Iron Man/Tony Stark, played by Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr respectively, look to continue their teacher/student type of relationship as Spider-Man seems to want to be apart of the Avengers.

The movie will take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War where Spider-Man was recruited by Iron Man to his side of the “civil war.” It will be the first Spider-Man movie under Marvel Studios after Sony released the rights of the webslinger. The younger version of Peter Parker will take on the Vulture, the second ever villain Spider-Man faced in 1963.

The trailer depicts a lot of the plot. So if your not into spoilers I wouldn’t watch it. I’m really looking forward to the movie as a huge Spider-Man fan, but the trailer spoiled a good chunk of the movie for me. It still looks like it’s going to be another successful Marvel movie, but for me the excitement has died down as of now.

It’s due out in theaters July 7th.

First look at Tomb Raider reboot

We now have our first look at Warner Bros. newest reboot, Tomb Raider. Alicia Vikander will play the iconic video game character, Lara Croft. She’s front and center in this firs official photo.

Along with the photos. Warner Bros. has released details about the plot for the upcoming film. In an interview with GQ, director Roar Uthaug stated that the movie will draw inspiration from the newer reboot game franchise, starting with 2013’s Tomb Raider. Here are the details on the plot of the movie:

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. 

Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.  But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

The movie has a release date of March16, 2018.

Twitch is streaming every episode of Power Rangers EVER!

GO GO POWER RANGERS! Twitch will be streaming every season and episode of Power Rangers in anticipation for the release of Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie, out March 24th! The stream will begin on March 14th and will last a whole 17 days, ending on March 30th.

You can watch all 19 different series and 831 episodes on the Twitch Presents channel (Click this link right here: twitch.tv/TwitchPresents). The streaming site will also allow streamers to co-host the marathon so they can give their own input on the show and it’s crazy action.

Twitch is attempting to branch out from just gaming. The marathon follows the success of the Bob Ross marathon stream from 2015. Twitch’s marketing director Annie Berrones said in a statement, “Guided by feedback from our community, Twitch has been focusing on content beyond gaming that nurtures the culture around their interests, whether it be anime, art, cooking, or pop culture, in general.”

Cheers to 17 days of Power Rangers!

Avatar’s sequel is delayed again

A few months ago I wrote an article talking about James Cameron finishing the scripts for not only Avatar 2, but also 3, 4, and 5. According to Cameron, production was starting on the four films all at once, so that they could be finished faster. 2018 was the targeted year that the director was aiming to finish the film for and said it would be done by then. Many have speculated there would be no way that he could finish the movie by then when he has a plate full of work, including a new documentary series, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. Well to no one’s surprise Avatar 2 has been delayed beyond 2018.

Cameron announced in an interview with The Star that the film will not be released in 2018. He went onto to say in the interview,

“What people need to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam.”

Well no crap! I honestly don’t understand why Fox even announced a release date in the first place. Taking on 4 movies at once while also working on Atlantis Rising and his sci-fi documentary series. Back in 2009 after the release of Avatar, Cameron stated he would create two sequels which then became four which clearly is slowing down the process of even creating one! Yeah, so 2018 isn’t happening and now there’s no specific date or year. Cool beans.

I’ll continue to keep you all updated on Avatar news, but at this pace expect the sequel to be out when we’re all dead.

Live action Disney films casting. Dumbo in talks with Danny DeVito and Aladdin looking for young actors

The future of cinema is going be filled with Disney live action remakes. Dumbo and Aladdin are getting the live action treatment next with Tim Burton directing Dumbo and Guy Ritchie directing Aladdin. Both of the films are looking for actors and actresses to fill their roles.

Danny DeVito could possibly be reunited with director Tim Burton as he is currently in talks to play the ringmaster in Dumbo. DeVito played the Penguin in Burton’s Batman Returns. DeVito will play one of the live action characters in a mix or live action and animation. Currently the actor is a star on FX’s original show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. DeVito is trying to make the film fit in his already busy schedule.

Eva Green, formerly of 300: Rise of an Empire, is also in talks to play a French trapeze artist in the film. The film has already lost Will Smith who was to play Dumbo’s father.

Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin remake is also in the process of casting. The casting call that was recently released is asking for Middle Eastern actors between 18-25 that have the ability to sing and dance.

Aladdin’s casting call is similar to that of the upcoming Mulan remake in which they asked for English and Mandarin speaking individuals. It seems Disney is going to stay true to the original films with their acting choices. Hollywood has taken flack for its casting of certain roles in recent films. Both Ghost in the Shell and the recently released Great Wall both have casted white leads in movies that are centered around Asian culture.

Both remakes are in the early stages of development along with other Disney live action films including Lion King, Mulan, and The Little Mermaid.

Vince Young is attempting a comeback in the CFL

 

The last time Vince Young played professional football was the 2013 preseason with the Greenbay Packers. Fast forward to 2017 and after being retired from football for 3 years Young is attempting to return to the field here in Canada. The former University of Texas great will join the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the upcoming CFL season, signing a standard 1 year deal.  

In 2005 Vince Young led the Texas Longhorns to a National Championship against Reggie Bush and the USC Trojans in one of the greatest NCAA college games of all time. After that game Young entered the NFL draft and was drafted 3rd overall to the Tennessee Titans. His 9 seasons in the NFL saw him travel to five different teams, attend two pro-bowls, win a rookie of the year award, and the comeback player of the year award in 2009. He boosts a 31-19 starting record with 46 TD’s and 51 interceptions. Young was once known as a mobile QB and in his rookie season cemented his place in the record books after rushing for the most yards by a QB with 552, later surpassed by Cam Newton and Robert Griffen III.  

Young will compete with five different QB’s during the preseason on a post Darian Durant, Roughriders team. There is no guarantee that the position will be his especially considering he’s been out of the game for so long. Riders GM and Head Coach, Chris Jones, said in a press conference,

“It’s competition. We’re early in the year, Vince knows what’s in front of him. He’s not naive to the league, he respects the league. We’ve got good players and we’re trying to create competition at every position.”


For the past 3 years Young has spent his time working for the University of Texas. His move to Saskatchewan will see him compete against a big name in the CFL, Kevin Glenn, for the spot. If the 33 year old former NFL star can overcome the competition and make the team, it will go down as a huge and successful comeback. The CFL has seen former NFL greats such as Chad Johnson make their way up across the border to revitalize their careers. It will no doubt be a tall task for a once promising QB.

Thor has a new look in latest images

Thor: Ragnarok will feature a much different looking Thor. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at the movie through a series of stills. The new images depict the iconic Marvel super hero, played by Chris Hemsworth, with short hair and twin swords. Thor’s long golden locks are gone and his trusty hammer, Mjolnir, is nowhere to be seen. His new look is very gladiator like.   

According to the films director Taika Waititi the film will take place on Sakaar, the planet in which the comic series Planet Hulk features. Interesting enough the new images show Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) along with Thor. The new look for Thor makes him seem more like a gladiator then a Norse god. His look fits the idea that the film is following the Planet Hulk story line. The planet is a gladiator futuristic world after all.

The images also show off Cate Blanchett as villain and Goddess of Death, Hela. Her hair and makeup create a frightening looking antagonist. Jeff Goldblum’s character, Grandmaster along with Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, are on full display. The images really show off a different feel compared to the characters last two standalone films. Thor’s shake-up could in fact spark new life into a character who’s movies don’t get as much love as his fellow Avengers teammates.

The film isn’t out until November 3rd, but we should be seeing a trailer sometime soon, most likely before Guardians of the Galaxy.