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Dez Bryant signs with the Saints



NFL star receiver Dez Bryant hasn’t been playing for nearly a year. The former Cowboys standout signed with the New Orleans Saints in a one-year deal.

After passing on deals with the Cleveland Browns, Bryant has been looking for a new home. The 30-year-old was released by the Cowboys with two years left on a 5-year, $70-million deal following last season after three lackluster campaigns.

The 7-1 Saints needed to add depth to their receiving corp with Ted Ginn Jr. on injured reserve.

Bryant should be able to make an impact early if he can put his ego aside and work towards being a solid contributor. The Saints are charging toward the playoffs with a seven-game winning streak.


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Trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum reveals everything we need and nothing we don’t



Trailer for John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum reveals everything we need and nothing we dont

Fans of action movies have been foaming at the mouth over the John Wick series since it was launched in 2014. The first movie was amazing, scoring an uncanny 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, a rarity for action flicks. The sequel in 2017 was even better, scoring an 89% and breaking from the Hollywood tradition of completely botching things the second time around.

As the series reaches its cinematic climax, hopes are high that the long journey of the titular character, played by Keanu Reeves, will be the exception to the rule by delivering on three great movies. Few series have been able to do this, especially in the action genre. One can argue the Mission ImpossibleFast and Furious, and James Bond series were able to do it, but none of them did it consecutively. There were stinkers mixed in.

Lord of the Rings was a fantasy series with action while the original Star Wars trilogy did science fiction action like no other. Can John Wick be the first purely action trilogy to pull the trifecta?

If the trailer is any indicator, yes. Yes they can.

It has motorcycle sword fights. There’s a giant in the mix. We even get to see gun play on horseback. Throw in Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, and the amazing supporting cast that has returned and suddenly there’s hope that the impossible can happen. They might be able to go from great to greater to greatest. Thankfully, this is a rare “good” trailer that gives us just enough information to know where we stand in the series but does’t have real spoilers that ruin the whole thing.

It’s noteworthy that this series has been one continuous series of events. Chapter 2 picked up shortly after the first, while Chapter 3 is an immediate continuation from Chapter 2.

The subtitle of the film, “Parabellum,” is Latin for “prepare for war.” That may not be possible since nothing can prepare fans to wait for it to come out, but we’re almost there. The film hits theaters on May 17.

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Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transfers to Oklahoma



Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transfers to Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Sooners have graduated two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks the last two seasons. Now, they’ve picked up a former SEC player of the year in Jalen Hurts, the former star quarterback at Alabama.

Hurts lost his starting job when Tua Tagovailoa took over for him in the national championship game two years ago. Tagovailoa never looked back, retaining the starting position and putting up one of the best seasons in college football history.

With one year left of eligibility, Hurts hopes to earn the starting job and lead the Sooners to another playoff berth. While not the passer the previous two OU quarterbacks are, he is a strong leader, a great runner, and most importantly he’s a winner, going 26-2 as a starter at Alabama.

Meanwhile, coach Lincoln Riley is taking heat for blocking Austin Kendall from transferring to West Virginia. Kendall was Kyler Murray’s backup last year and was the frontrunner to take over this coming season behind center. When word came in that Riley was pursuing Hurts, Kendall pulled out of classes and started looking for a new home. Riley took exception to the move to fellow Big 12 powerhouse West Virginia, so he’s attempting to block the transfer.

Public response hasn’t been positive. It’s very possible Riley could reverse his decision due to the pressure on him for not allowing Kendall the opportunity to earn a starting role somewhere else.

Can the Sooners continue their winning ways with a third star quarterback in three seasons? We’ll find out when football season rolls around.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer has fans asking one question about Avengers: Endgame



Spider-Man Far From Home trailer has fans asking one question about Avengers Endgame

The worst kept secret in Hollywood was finally confirmed with absolute certainty as the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer means the snapped Peter Parker returns during Avenger: Endgame. We knew this based on multiple clues, including the premise that the movie begins immediately after the events in Endgame, but you just never know with Marvel.

There’s another thing you never know with Marvel. When they leave subtle hints in the trailers, are they actually red herrings? This is what I believe is happening with the obvious questions many Marvel fans are asking after watching the trailer.

Speculative spoilers ahead.

The burning question is whether or not Tony Stark dies in Endgame. He was in the first Spider-Man movie. Happy, his faithful bodyguard and “fixer,” is in the new movie. He even has a line in it that prompts the questions about Stark.

“You’re all alone and your friends are in trouble. What are you going to do about it?”

Ironman helped Spider-Man fix one of his big mistakes in the first movie. Does this mean Happy is insinuating Stark won’t be able to help this time? Is Stark dead?

There’s good news and bad news for Marvel fans. The good news is I am pretty sure this is a red herring. I think we’re intended to believe he’s died when in reality he survives Endgame, has his arc reactor removed, and goes off to make babies with Pepper Potts.

The bad news is a living Tony Stark almost certainly means a dead Steve Rogers. My favorite fan theory speculates that Rogers sacrifices himself to save Pepper or Stark, which prompts Ironman to wallop Thanos after calling for the Avengers to assemble.

Some say it’s a mistake to have Spider-Man coming out so soon after Endgame is released. I think it’s probably a very good move considering the sour note we’re likely to be left with after the final film in this MCU stage.

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