Mad Men finale review: Imperfect Harmony

The now iconic Mad Men opening credit. It featured Don falling from a building in New York - how accurate was that analogy?

The now iconic Mad Men opening credit. It featured Don falling from a building in New York before reclining in a chair – how accurate was that analogy?

The curtains drew on Sterling Cooper & Partners for the final time in the UK on Thursday. Coca Cola’s world-famous Perfect Harmony ad was the soundtrack that ended the bitter-sweet symphony that has been the life and times of Don Draper (Jon Hamm). It has broken records for viewership and millions of us now begin a search for the next Emmy-laden show to welcome into our living rooms. Draper’s denouement is open to interpretation and creator Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Becker) intended it to be so – it ranges from happy to satisfying to cynical – but it has also been open to criticism.

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2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.2: 49ers go with a receiver

Sorry for the delay, folks.
In this Mock Draft I will be analysing the eleventh to twentieth picks in the Draft. You can read my blog post explaining what the Draft is in detail here and also my first Mock Draft that looks at the first five picks. The sixth to tenth picks will (probably) involve the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns (twice, second pick from Buffalo), New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles – subject to trades.
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Philadelphia Eagles Full 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0

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Only a year out from being considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders, the Philadelphia Eagles are now in quite a sticky situation this offseason. They have some key players slated to hit free agency and a key defender who they might not be able to afford under the cap. Their secondary needs an overhaul and they will have to address other areas of the defense accordingly depending on how free agency goes. Philadelphia’s squad is ageing so a priority must be placed on building through the draft.
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2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.1: Mariota off the board – but where?

In this Mock Draft I will be analysing the sixth to tenth picks in the Draft. You can read my blog post explaining what the Draft is in detail here and also my first Mock Draft that looks at the first five picks. Continue reading

2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Mariota not in my top five

This, the first in my series of Mock Drafts, comes after the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Typically, there are always two or three players who really improve their draft stock at the Senior Bowl, while a few will see their draft stock drop. There are usually always a couple of players who neither rise or fall despite there being a lot of hype around them, too.
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The NFL Draft: For beginners

The NFL Draft attracts so much hype - but why?

The NFL Draft attracts so much hype – but why?

IT’S that time of year again for American football enthusiasts. With the Super Bowl only a week away and marking the end of the season, the next big event on the calender is the much-hyped NFL Draft, taking place in Chicago from April 30 to May 2.

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Can Scottish Super Bowl winner make it back to NFL?

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Scotland hasn’t produced any football or rugby World Cup winners despite the two being the most popular sports in the country.

 

It has however produced a Super Bowl winner (a two-time winner at that) – the greatest prize in all of America and one of the sporting world’s truly great showcases.

 

Only three years after his latest success however, Lawrence Tynes from Greenock is without a team. Continue reading

Green jacket not unthinkable for Gallacher at The Masters

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THE Masters tees off on Thursday at Augusta National in what is sure to be one of the most open and widely competitive tournaments for years. Continue reading

Which Scot will lead men’s swim team at Glasgow 2014?

ROSS Murdoch beat out compatriot Michael Jamieson at the Scottish Gas National Open Swimming Championships for the 100 metre breaststroke title last weekend.

Despite being the less-decorated of the two Murdoch’s rise to prominence has added real competition to Olympic silver medallist Jamieson. Continue reading