Monday, March 9, 2020

Crew Rd 2, Couldn't See It - Order of Star Wars

I couldn't watch the game. I cut my sports package from ATT U-verse, ESPN+ blacked it out and it wasn't available on Youtube. I did a quick search for an illegal stream and found nothing. I kept up with live updates in the usual places, but that's about it. I do have a couple of observations, I'll put them at the bottom. On to more important things:


With that, instead of being able to evaluate play I'm going to list out the order of which my 3.5 year old has watched Star Wars. Is that too young? I'm not sure! My wife had never seen the original series and was curious. We fired it up and our daughter was interested, so we let her watch (well, as much as a 3 yo. watches things).

We did it over the course of a couple days. Sometimes it was background noise, but most of the time it got our undivided attention (all these on Disney+).

1. Rogue One
2. Star Wars (A New Hope)
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. Return of the Jedi

I feel this is the "correct way" to watch given the way things fall now. Rogue One refreshingly ties directly into A New Hope.

This had me thinking of the way I saw Star Wars. And honestly, I can't remember exactly. I grew up in the country, far from any movie screen. Here is my best guess.

1. Empire Strikes Back (home video, mid-80s)
1a. [parts of A New Hope] (TV/home video, mid-80s)
2. Return of the Jedi (home video?, late 80s)
3. A New Hope (all the way through, home video, late 80s)

It's weird that I can't remember ever really sitting though one until probably Jedi. I was around 10 at that time so I was the right age. Thinking back, Star Wars seemed ever-present. Like, you absorbed everything instead of experience it. Also, I saw it as "my older brother's thing." He is 7 years older than me. Star Wars seemed "70s." I was more into GIJOE, He-Man, Gummie Bears, etc. It wasn't until the released a 3 VHS set in the early 90s that I really watched them.


Notable: Caleb Porter was pretty fired up after the game saying things like "this proves we can play with anyone" type things. He's not wrong, but man is he burning hot 2 weeks into the season. A stark contrast to Berhalter. Pace yourself Caleb. Long season ahead, that might include managing an epidemic.

Stats Check-in: Seattle seemed to control the game. 10 shots on frame to 4 for the Crew. The also had over 100 more passing attempts (which is how possession is calculated). Seattle had 37!?! crosses. Which is nuts. Try something else maybe?

Gyasi Zardes was the highest-rated WhoScored player. His 7.70 is tied for 782 best individual Crew score since 2014.

That's it, hope I can watch the next one! Who knows!

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