I don’t know why Sutton saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody’s life; my life. All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did Popp come from? When am I going to get the ball? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die.
Cato: He's a replicant, isn't he?
Lewis: I'm impressed. How many questions does it usually take to spot them?
Cato: I don't get it, Nik.
Lewis: How many questions?
Cato: Twenty, thirty, cross-referenced.
Lewis: It took more than a hundred for Popp, didn't it?
Cato: [realizing Popp believes he's a coach] He doesn't know.
Lewis: He's beginning to suspect, I think.
Cato: Suspect? How can it not know what it is?
[i]Too funny! You're obviously a fan of the movie as well.
For those who don't get the references, Johnny imagined the demise and eventual end of the Alouettes, just like the demise and end of the replicants in Blade Runner. Here are the scenes that Johnny modified for his post:[/i]
Great movie, but "burns twice as bright burns half as long" makes sense: burning bright uses more fuel and runs out faster. Equating success being the harbinger of failure is tenuous. It is the bad decisions to try to squeeze out one more season from veterans, or making bad follow-up coaching/personnel decisions.
If the Als/Popp had
a QB ready to play "Calvillo" to AC's Tracy Ham; and
a LT ready to replace Burke (he has been injury prone for years).
I don't believe the Als would have taken this dive; - a NT/DT to buttress the defensive line would have helped too.
Don't follow-up a bad hire in Hawkins by Higgins, and I am POSITIVE the dive doesn't happen. Decent coaching would not only have helped the "now" but allowed AC to be properly groomed as a coach instead of being thrown into the ocean without a life-jacket.