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Please enjoy Jayson Werth as Jon Snow and Bryce Harper as his trusty Direwolf | MLB.com

I guess winter is coming.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 25, 2017 at 06:47 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rennie's Tenet Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:37 AM (#5537971)
I have a big white German Shepherd, and people periodically stop me and tell me that he's like the dogs on the show. From photos I've seen, it doesn't look like there are actually Shepherds on the show - is that right? The one that looks closest to my dog seems to be "Ghost," played by a wolf?

Baseball connection: White German Shepherds are the Jackie Robinsons of the canine world, barred due to color. Per the AKC: "Color: The German Shepherd Dog varies in color, and most colors are permissible. Strong rich colors are preferred. Pale, washed-out colors and blues or livers are serious faults. A white dog must be disqualified."
   2. PreservedFish Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:45 AM (#5537982)
I'm going to forget everything about this show during the 2 year interval between episodes.
   3. Lassus Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:56 AM (#5537988)
I'm going to forget everything about this show during the 2 year interval between episodes.

This has not been confirmed, and maybe I'm naïve, but I just can't imagine they are going to do that.


Also, that photograph is pretty awesome.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:59 AM (#5537992)
Remembering is easy: Jaime Lannister is a crafty lefthander, Jon Snow is the reigning Comeback Player of the Year, and Varys is behind by two balls.
   5. sotapop Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:19 AM (#5538010)
Speaking of dire wolves, haven't seen this posted yet:

Nationals plan to activate Bryce Harper on Monday
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:28 AM (#5538028)
The wolf names refer to the outcome of each of their Stark(/Targaryen) owner in the story:

Grey Wind - Robb becomes nothing, as insubstantial as wind.
Ghost - Jon dies, yet still walks around. Kind of like a ghost.
Nymeria - Arya becomes a warrior.
Lady - Sansa
Shaggy Dog - The Rickon saga is a shaggy dog tale, an improbable, complicated, and pointless side adventure.
   7. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM (#5538189)
Did Ghost die at some point? Haven't seen him in a couple of seasons now.
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:52 AM (#5538206)
No he didn't die, his CGI funding was shifted to dragons.
   9. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:59 AM (#5538218)
No he didn't die, his CGI funding was shifted to dragons.


Ha! That makes sense.

Also, how does Summer tie in with Bran's outcome?
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:01 PM (#5538223)
Ah right, I forgot one. Maybe he will play a key role in the defeat of Winter as represented by the Others (White Walkers), and therefore he's ... summer? That's all I got.
   11. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:05 PM (#5538230)
Have to think it ties in to how Bran will help end winter, thus bringing summer back ...

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   12. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:05 PM (#5538232)

Ah right, I forgot one. Maybe he will play a key role in the defeat of Winter as represented by the Others (White Walkers), and therefore he's ... summer? That's all I got.


Isn't Summer dead? Died in the tunnels before Hodor?
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:08 PM (#5538238)
Right, but I meant the wolves' names, not the wolves themselves.
   14. eric Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:12 PM (#5538248)
Yeah I'm with the others--that name's purpose is yet to be seen, probably somewhere around the last episode as he defeats the night king for good.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:47 PM (#5538320)
One of them was literally named Shaggy Dog? #someta
   16. Boxkutter Posted: September 25, 2017 at 01:08 PM (#5538361)
One of them was literally named Shaggy Dog? #someta

Rickon was the youngest Stark, therefore had the least witty name. I mean, kids can be imaginative, but not very witty. My three-year old daughter named her fish "Horsey".
   17. Copronymus Posted: September 25, 2017 at 01:53 PM (#5538435)
[whoops, didn't read the thread]

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