Those are some spicy takes, Pop, if somewhat weighted towards the western divisions (understandable in your case).
I mostly agree with you, although i think if anyone beats philly in the playoffs next year it will be either the packers (healthy rodgers, revamped secondary, new def coordinator) or the saints. The rams are loaded though, and theyre expected to improve on their 11 wins from last year, so you may very well be right.
It'll be interesting to see how arizona can improve on a .500 season with a new coach, new QBs (bradford and rosen) and a healthy david johnson, but i think the 49ers will be a wild card team (assuming rams win the division).
I guess how many games the browns end up winning depends on how tyrod taylor and baker mayfield QB that team. I dont watch much college football but mayfield put up some video game type numbers; obviously he wont be doing that in the nfl, at least not at first, but if he gets some playing time as a rookie hopefully he's more russell wilson than johnny manziel.
I hear you on the cultural myths and fairy tales that society always seems to develop to explain the unknown. That's why those supernatural horror movies freak me out. Im like "Well.... it COULD be real, no one knows for certain IT'S NOT real..." Or maybe that's just the weed talking.
As far as realistic sadism, apparently you can watch videos online of people dying, people getting their heads cut off by ISIS, etc. Yeah, thats too sad and brutal for me to watch either. In a movie you see someone die you know it's fake, in real life it's just depressing.
Hawk, I see a bunch of old movies play on tv all the time, part of me thinks one day, if i'm laid up in the hospital someday (talk about depressing) with nothing to do but watch tv ill catch up on all those great movies from the 50's, 60's and the 70's. Right now though there's so many other entertainment options, i'd rather read a book or surf the web than watch tv.
Although i do admit a fondness for the sound of music, which is my mom's favorite movie, and has some catchy tunes as well.