About Jay Crawford

Jay is a die hard sports fan {football and college basketball being his favorites}. His favorite teams are the Carolina Panthers and Tarheels and, of course, his alma mater, the Appalachian Mountaineers. He spends his free time listening to music, especially KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music, and watching comic book and action movies. The more special effects - the better.

Celebrating Our Anniversary At Bullfish Grill In Pigeon Forge

Celebrating Our Anniversary At Bullfish Grill In Pigeon Forge

Dawn and I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe that it has been 10 years since we said “I do” to each other. We have had some great times during those 10 years and I look forward to many, many more. Anyway, I am getting off track here. The thing is, when we decided to celebrate our anniversary, we knew exactly where we wanted to go. One of our favorite vacation destinations, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, was the obvious choice. On our way into town, Dawn asked me to choose a place for us to eat. I had always seen the Bullfish Grill and thought that it looked pretty nice. Before we left I had researched it a bit and found that the menu was both good looking and not too pricey. So, that’s where I chose to go.
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Nine Lives Movie Review {Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner & Christopher Walken} #NineLives

Nine Lives Movie Review {Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner & Christopher Walken} #NineLives

Let me just say before I go into this review that I have stepped out of my comfort zone to review this film. I have never been a big fan of kid’s films. Even when I was a kid I stuck to more of the action and comedy films than anything. I could probably count on one hand the number of kid’s films that I have seen in my lifetime. So, seeing the new film Nine Lives was a little bit different for me. I am not saying that kid’s films are bad, but they are just not my thing. However, I have to admit that the few that I have watched were good. So, there are two schools of thought here: either my inexperience with kid’s movies makes me unqualified to give a good review, or my inexperience with kid’s movies makes me more objective, which means this review will be better than most. I guess that will be up to you to decide.
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Suicide Squad Movie Review {Starring Will Smith & Margot Robbie} #SuicideSquad

Suicide Squad Movie Review {Starring Will Smith & Margot Robbie}

One thing that you might know about the two of us, Dawn and myself, if you read this blog, is that we are avid fans of comic book movies. We have seen just about all of them as soon as they came out in the theaters. And, needless to say, we were really excited to see Suicide Squad when it came out this past week. Me, personally, I had a critical eye towards this film since the past couple of DC Comics films have not performed up to standard in the theaters. Also, there is a rant here that I felt must be included, so if you dislike, please skip to the end following the plot summary.
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Jason Bourne Movie Review {Starring Matt Damon} #JasonBourne

Jason Bourne Movie Review {Starring Matt Damon} #JasonBourne

I have always been an action movie fan. From my younger days of watching films like Star Wars and the Indiana Jones trilogy right up until today’s high-flying action flicks like The Avengers, I have loved action films. I have been especially fond over the years of James Bond films. There was always plenty of action in a Bond film, you could count on it. Today, the Jason Bourne films have become the new trademark for high-impact action films, and have supplanted the James Bond films as the benchmark for action. I do love the Jason Bourne films as well. So, I went out this past week and checked out the latest Jason Bourne film in the theaters, aptly titled Jason Bourne.
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Star Trek: Beyond Movie Review {Starring Chris Pine & Idris Elba} #StarTrekMovie

Star Trek Beyond Movie Review {Starring Chris Pine & Idris Elba} #StarTrekMovie

Are you a Trekkie? I am. I have been for many years. Ever since the days of the original films I have followed Star Trek, all the way through four more TV series right up through the reboot films of today. I wasn’t all that big of a fan until my dad introduced me to the movies in the early 80s. I also would have to say that I didn’t follow Enterprise all that much. I did watch a few episodes, but I didn’t really watch the whole series. I did watch all of The Next Generation, most of Deep Space Nine and all of Voyager as well. I am rambling a bit here, so let’s get to the point. I am here to offer my opinion on the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek: Beyond.
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The Purge: Election Year Movie Review #ThePurge

The Purge Election Year Movie Review #ThePurge

I have a confession to make before I begin this review. I have never seen the first two Purge movies. So, you will have to bare with me if I make some mistakes in the plot line. I would have to go back and watch the first two films to be totally accurate, and I didn’t want to wait that long to do the review. After all, it’s only in theaters for a short while, and you don’t want to miss it if you think you might like it, right? So, let’s get to it.
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The Legend of Tarzan {Starring Alexander Skarsgard} Movie Review #TheLegendOfTarzan

The Legend of Tarzan Starring Alexander Skarsgard} Movie Review #TheLegendOfTarzan

If you are headed out to the theater and are looking for a movie to watch, well, I have already been there and previewed the movies for you. So, hopefully this will help you make a decision as to what kind of movie you want to see. But, then again, you may decide on what kind of movie you don’t want to see. Either way, here’s my review of the new movie The Legend of Tarzan.
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All Aboard The Dollywood Express #travel #sponsored #Dollywood

All Aboard The Dollywood Express #familytravel #sponsored #DollywoodEat Play Rock

Once you arrive at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, it is hard not to get excited about all the fun rides and attractions that are available. There are certainly plenty of exciting rides for the thrill seeker in you to enjoy. However, if you like things at a slower pace, or you enjoy pieces of history, Dollywood has that, too. One of the rides that I truly enjoy when I visit Dollywood is the Dollywood Express. The Dollywood Express is an authentic steam engine train that takes guests on a 20-minute tour of the scenery in and around the theme park grounds.
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Woman In Gold {Starring Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds} Movie Review

Woman In Gold Movie Review

If you would like to see a movie that isn’t one of the typical summer blockbuster variety, I offer to you the film Woman In Gold. Dawn and I recently went to see this film so that we could tell you all about it. This isn’t one that rolls off the tongue when you are talking about the typical summer movies, however it is more about the story than the special effects. If you are a huge fan of films like that, with more drama and acting potential than special effects and explosions, we think this is a film you may like to see.
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Hot Pursuit Movie Review #hotpursuitmovie

Hot Pursuit Movie Review

If you are looking for some entertainment this weekend, or if you are just a huge fan of Reese Witherspoon, you might really enjoy this movie. So, we are going to share with you our thoughts about her latest film, Hot Pursuit.
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