Hastily concocted semi-live football diary (& open thread)

Jay C's picture

OK: now that the AFC had decided it's champion for this year: one main question now arises:

 

Who ITH designed the Seahawks' (presumably standard "home"?) uniforms? Darth Vader? If you wanted to to highlight the teams into "humans" vs. 
"robots" for TV, you couldn't do worse than this....

 

Also: said robots don't seem to have had their "defense" programming updated....

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Surgery over

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HankP's picture

UNCOMFORTABLE

 

No details, I don't want to hear the sound of knees clenching together over the internet.

 

My wife says I look better, and remember it's not how good you feel but how good you look.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

"Better" is not the same as "good," Hank.

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Glad the scary part is over, and hope the uncomfortable part is over soon as well. 

"Hell is truth seen too late." --Thomas Hobbes

OK Tex

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HankP's picture

I think my days of looking good are pretty far behind me. But I still have more hair than you do.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

I Am All Sympathetic Ears...And Need to Hear Your Terrible

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....story, (of agony untold I imagine).

 

You will get better...and sigh with a relief of not wanting to glance back at this....but still, I am curious whenever you are ready or able to chatter a little about this.

 

To Quote myself....the most interesting thing about pain is that it is the loneliest occupation....(and pain is work). No one, literally no one can know as you do regarding what you have been through.

 

Still, I am glad you are on the other side of this.

 

Best Wishes, Traveller

No agony here

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HankP's picture

well, it was pretty painful when the kidney stone was moving. But just very uncomfortable now.

 

I actually seem to have a fairly high pain threshold, from what my doctors have told me. But it's still unpleasant. Into each life a little rain must fall, and in the scale of things I don't really have anything to complain about.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

Congratulations

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assuming the surgeon came to see you afterward,  rather than his lawyer.

 

Edit:  Did they let you keep it,  or did the Smithsonian want it for their collection?

They used lithotripsy

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HankP's picture

so there's nothing to keep but a [very tiny] pile of calcium oxalate sand. I can save it and mail it to you of you're interested.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

Ambivalence Defined

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M Scott Eiland's picture

-- Liberal journalists misquote Mike Huckabee badly enoughthat a quick correction is needed, though that didn't stop the First Mouthpiece and the Democrats' favorite propaganda organ from piling on;

--on the other hand, it's Huckabee, so f*** him. F*** him right in the ear.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Epilogue: An Unlabeled Catastrophe Is Still A Castastrophe

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M Scott Eiland's picture

The final, eternal historical rebuke to the justly despised run of Larry Himes as Cubs GM was written today, and don't let the sycophants in the Chicago baseball media convince you differently. Greg Maddux was just coming into his own when he came up for free agency at the end of the 1992 season, and Himes botched the negotiations--Maddux promptly signed with the Braves, where he ended up winning the next three NL Cy Young awards (for four straight in all, still tied for the record) going 194-88 with a 2.63 ERA in over 2500 innings over the next eleven seasons. He went back to the Cubs in 2004, where he was a shell of what he had been during the time an incompetent fool chased him off, and left in late 2006 to finish his career with the Dodgers, Padres, and finally the Dodgers again.

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Maddux will go into the Hall of Fame with no emblem on his cap, but pretending that his Hall of Fame resume was centered anywhere but in Atlanta is laughable (though his late career stops in LA were much appreciated by Dodger fans), and the failure of the Cubs regarding Maddux ranks near the top of the catastrophes suffered by a franchise that has had far more than its share of them. . .and I'd recommend cremation for Mr. Himes when his time comes, because a lot of Cubs fans will be loading up on beer and heading out to his gravesite with a mission if one is on a map to be found.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

In The Name Of All That Is Holy. . .

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M Scott Eiland's picture

. . .do *not* ever let Bieber breed with Lindsay Lohan.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Reports are he was "drag

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Reports are he was "drag racing" at speeds of up to 60mph.  Probably because that road has speed bumps.  And he blew a 0.014, far below the adult legal limit of 0.08 and a little below the tyke limit of 0.02.  And his pops was there.

 

Good Lord, he can't even be a bad boy right.

 

James Dean this kid is not.

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Canadian Bad Boyz

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are Extremely reasonable.

in those cars

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in those cars you'd get to that speed in about 4 seconds, and 100mph in about 7.

 

so yeah.... some pretty lame drag racing i guess.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
-George Bernard Shaw

The number one story on my

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The number one story on my google new feed --

 

Justin Bieber arrest: Keyshawn Johnson stoked, Biebs waves to fans

 

Justin Bieber may have been "crying his eyes out" after appearing in court Thursday in Miami, but his onetime neighbor Keyshawn Johnson was pretty much the opposite.

"They finally caught HIM!," the former NFL and USC football star tweeted. "Glad no one was hurt, no kids in the street. Everyone grows up at some point. Hopefully he learns from it."

 

In this scene, Keyshawn Johnson represents the audience and the catharsis of watching the antagonist get his just desserts.

Celebrity Neighbors Are Still Neighbors. . .

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M Scott Eiland's picture

. . .and Bieber apparently is a bad neighbor. Mr. Johnson's schadenfreude is well-earned.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Bieber is a non-citizen here on a visa

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do rich and famous immigrants get incarcerated in immigration detention centers for months and then deported?

 

poor legal immigrants with even minor legal infractions do every day.

We'd Just Have To Feed Him And His Groupies

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M Scott Eiland's picture

I favor deportation via ICBM for Mr. Bieber. Or maybe just one of those big springs from ACME.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Update: 229,550

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Lazy Twits

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M Scott Eiland's picture

That can't be more than one out of every five hundred people who want Bieber to spontaneously combust--the utter lack of effort there is pitiful. :-P

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

India has loopholes to the drug monopolies they grant,

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brutusettu's picture

some of these loopholes help save lives by offering an affordable cure for terminal illnesses.

 

Bayer CEO is not happy about this.

 

 

Bayer Chief Executive Officer Marijn Dekkers called the compulsory license “essentially theft.”

“We did not develop this medicine for Indians,” Dekkers said Dec. 3. “We developed it for western patients who can afford it.”

 

Of course, Dekkers could make it cheaper if  he wanted India to continue to enforce a man made monopoly.

 

h/t Erik Loomis 

"Jazz, the music of unemployment."

 

Frank Zappa

London and the Globe Theather, Where and How

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...I just sent this out e-mail....but it is fun and so I Share it here also:

Short Fun Video, Macbeth at The Globe:

http://youtu.be/354hE9AEKiw

Hamlet at the Globe...ends April 23

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre/hamlet-g...

The Touring Much Ado about Nothing would be fun and seems to be at the Globe on May 3, and 14~19 May

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre/much-ado...

FWIW, I greatly preferred London in May, rather than April...though April would be less expensive

FlexiStay London...I Stayed at Charlotte Street, but this seems interesting 45lbs...but distant from the Underground

http://flexistaylondon.com/H-65-London-Budget-ShortStay-L0100-64TOWER-.aspx

Charlotte Street is now apparently 70lbs...but may discount to 45lbs....it is very close to Googe Street Station

http://flexistaylondon.com/H-58-LONDON-Serviced-Apart-Hotel-C0100-10TOTT...

transport from Heathrow is easy with a Zone 1-6 Day Pass...the Pass is also good for the River Buses on the Thames!!!!

http://www.heathrowairport.com/transport-and-directions/underground

Lastly, this is such an interesting concept....stay in a coffee shop, pay by the minute...Ahhh London

Just saw this in Money:

http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/01/15/n-london-cafe-charges-by-the-...

Good Luck, Traveller

You get yourself in some strange situations, Trav. -nt-

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"Hell is truth seen too late." --Thomas Hobbes

London in May would be wonderful.

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It's been a few years since I was there. Would be good to be back, catch a play, see the National History Museum again.

"(It's not as if West Virginian's would bathe in tap water)"

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brutusettu's picture

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials scrambled Wednesday for more information following the surprise disclosure Tuesday that an additional chemical was also in the tank that spilled Crude MCHM into the Elk River public drinking water supply two weeks ago.

Freedom Industries disclosed the information to state and federal regulators on Tuesday morning, but health impacts of the chemical remain unclear, and Freedom Industries has claimed the exact identify of the substance is "proprietary."

 

At least Freedom Industries has finally came out and reported how their storage tank dumped a 2nd chemical that is a severe eye irritant, 12 days after the fact.  Clean coal.

"Jazz, the music of unemployment."

 

Frank Zappa

I'm surprised they haven't claimed

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Jay C's picture

I'm surprised they haven't claimed that they can't provide any information about the chemicals they leaked which mysteriously found their way into the water supply because they had to let the relevant personnel go because of the firm's bankruptcy.

No! Not Volokh...

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All of a sudden it's part of the Washington Post website.  I won't even link,  it's too depressing.

They're up a Eugene but down an Ezra.

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ezra-klein-washington-post

"Hell is truth seen too late." --Thomas Hobbes

well-timed acquisition by the WPost

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it was smart to fold the volokh conspiracy into their website on the same day they lost wonkblog.

 

... I wonder if WPost policy will require that hack Zwicki to start disclosing that he's a paid shill for the financial sector. 

 

I'm guessing it's fine to take in a six figure salary from industry players you write op eds defending.

Richard Sherman round-up

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Bird Dog's picture

First, his approach to his trade.

 

 

I'm surprised he let a reporter get inside and show so much. The attention to detail reminds me of how Greg Maddux studied batters.

Second, SI has an excellent piece on the 3rd-year corner.

What he said to Erin Andrews was a misstep, but he hasn't had many in his career.

 

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Any day now

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aireachail's picture

I'm sure there will be one of him adopting and rehabilitating a kitty. Or rushing into a burning building.

 

 

Andrews didn't look scared,

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Andrews didn't look scared, she looked confused about what to say for a second or two but pulled it together.

 

I'm loving this controversy though, and so is the NFL and media outlets.

yup

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i'm not a football fan but watching that video makes me interested in the game - you can feel his enthusiasm and love of it, and that's infectious.

 

and i gotta think those qualities are what you want in a representative of your sport.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
-George Bernard Shaw

He made a mistake

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HankP's picture

but in the context of modern American football, a very minor mistake.

 

And anyone who says "poor Erin Andrews", I call BS. I'm sure she was thrilled at getting the most newsworthy interview of many a year.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

Wendy Davis: Good feminist?

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Bird Dog's picture

Wendy Davis, a Harvard-trained lawyer just like Ted Cruz, admitted that her "language should have been tighter" in her personal story. More:

Davis is of course a very bright woman. She received an academic scholarship to attend Texas Christian University and was accepted to Harvard Law School. That’s no small feat, and she certainly should get feminist credibility for that.

But what came to light in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday was that after Davis’ husband finished paying for her Harvard education, she left him, and he was granted parental custody of their 14-year-old daughter.

“She said, ‘I think you’re right; you’ll make a good, nurturing father. While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now,’” Davis’ ex-husband, Jeff Davis, said.

Not a good time to be a mother? This wasn’t even during a pregnancy. Jeff Davis wasn’t talking about their conversation over a potential abortion. This was a conversation about child custody.

A former colleague of Davis’ told the Dallas Morning News that the gubernatorial candidate’s ambition played a role in the custody ruling.

“Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” he said. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”

For Wendy Davis, a good feminist treats her children as an inconvenience and puts a higher priority on her career as an activist and politician. Now there's a personal story, and it's not one that will put her over the top in a Texas governor's race. In response, instead of contrition, she's doubling down by attacking the reporter. But that won't fly because the reporter regularly appeared on MSNBC to bash Texas Republicans and wrote a couple of uncomplimentary books on Karl Rove. It would be an uphill for any Democrat to be a TX governor, but this candidate doesn't look ready for prime time.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Not ready for prime time, part III

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Bird Dog's picture

To paraphrase Davis, "I'm only going to talk about the parts of my personal life that make me look good, which is a main pillar to my campaign. Everything else is off-limits!"

In an interview with The Associated Press, the Democratic state senator from Fort Worth also reiterated her refusal to discuss the volatile end to her second marriage to Jeff Davis, which led to allegations of infidelity and a temporary restraining order against her.

"What I committed to my daughters when I started this journey was that I would not revisit a very difficult time in our life which was that period," Davis said. "I am not going to revisit that for the purposes of this campaign, not today, not in the future of the campaign. I would just remind you that there are always two sides to every story in a divorce."

There are two side, but her side is now off-limits.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Not ready for prime time, part II

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Bird Dog's picture

In her attack on the Abbott campaign, and has part of her effort to wrench control back from her unraveling personal story, Wendy Davis had this to say:

I am proud of where I came from and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.

Her opponent has been a paraplegic for three or so decades.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Sounds Like. . .

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M Scott Eiland's picture

. . .she's setting herself up to replace Joe Biden.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Unless there's more

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coming out this seems like pretty weak stuff.   People understand that when there's a divorce,  someone is going to take custody of the kids,  and to me it's actually encouraging to see a case where the man gets the custody and the woman writes the checks.   I haven't heard any allegations that she ducked out on child support or anything like that.   Same thing on the college tuition - it's not like accepting help from your spouse prohibits future divorce.

 

We've elected people in TX with long strings of divorces (Bob Bullock) and significant periods of life where they were alcoholic bums (Ann Richards, G. W. Bush).   I'd say the net impact of this is going to be nil,  it's only of interest to people who weren't going to vote for her anyway.

 

Before this,  she was going to lose 56-42.  After this,  she is going to lose 56-42.

 

 

Equality

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M Scott Eiland's picture

So, should we have the same opinion of Wendy Davis that we would of a man who let his wife support him through graduate school, then promptly divorces her afterwards? That's usually not considered to be a particularly, ahem, "noble" item on one's resume.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Please.  Nobody knows what

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Please.  Nobody knows what goes on in a marriage except the people in it.  This busybody attitude about what he paid for and when is silly.  I paid for us when my wife was in school and she paid for us when I was in school.  Stuff happens, people make choice, etc...  This hand wringing about what the guy paid for is dumb since it is totally subjective.  And he isn't mad about it as far as reports go, so why are the GOP nags?

 

She is supposedly guilty of infidelity, a more objective measure.  Lord knows this hasn't disqualified any man from high office.  Unless they were complete jerks about it, that is.

She brought her personal life into her campaign,

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Bird Dog's picture

deliberately. She had the can opener and used it to open that cylindrical enclosure full of worms. 

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

I don't think she emphasized

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I don't think she emphasized her marriage, though.

 

Her reliance on the "single-mom" narrative has come back to bite her, though.

Her reliance on memories of 29 and some longer years ago,

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brutusettu's picture

also coming back to bite her?

"Jazz, the music of unemployment."

 

Frank Zappa

Just pointing out political

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Just pointing out political reality.  Those are the details enemies will latch on to, better get them right.

Or Just The Old Joss Whedon Malady

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M Scott Eiland's picture

"Joss Whedon has stated that he sucks at math."

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Every politician brings their personal life into their campaign

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HankP's picture

ergo, everything is fair game.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

True,

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Bird Dog's picture

but not every one makes it a pillar of their campaign like Davis.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

I'm not sure I completely buy

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I'm not sure I completely buy the narrative the "liberal" DMN is pushing (as an aside, that label is a joke, regardless of the reporter's cred).  It sounds like lots of people with agendas and axes to grind, including the Belo family and their benefactors.

 

Some of that stuff may be true but it doesn't matter.  She's probably toast(ier) for the Gov race.  Since Ann Richards, Texans haven't had much tolerance for women who don't know their place.

Finally a Porn Law That I Like....;>} (Good on Israel)

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...I think that Revenge Porn can destroy lives....I like what Israel has done here.

 

By in large I oppose all government intrusions into private lives....the government should not be a fussy busy-body, and yet, like rape laws, this one is now necessary.

 

http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/01/20/n-israel-bans-revenge-porn.cnnmoney/index.html?iid=HP_River

 

Best Wishes, Traveller

 

 

Sherman explains himself

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Bird Dog's picture

He really doesn't like Crabtree.

Link.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

We've Been Here Before

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M Scott Eiland's picture

Skip Bayless is one of the most loathed figures in sports media, for good reason; yet, Sherman's 'I'm better at life than you" rant at him had a lot of people who would gleefully create a laugh track if they saw a video of Bayless on fire thinking (and saying) that Sherman had gone well over the line. Shouting in Erin Andrews' face was not remotely acceptable behavior. That being said, it is possible to express these sentiments without being a racist chucklehead like the clowns on Twitter and elsewhere.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

I'll admit to some hometown bias

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Bird Dog's picture

Sherman was way too loud and angry with Erin Andrews, but I'm willing to cut him some slack because I have a sense of who he is. I heard Pete Carroll on the radio this morning and he seemed a little embarrassed by it. I'm sure he'll probably say a few words to Sherman. I like this guy's thoughts on the matter.

That was the first time I saw that First Take interview. I heard about it, but hadn't seen it. Sherman did get a little too personal with Bayless, but I found that I couldn't disagree with anything Sherman said. Bayless is an ignorant, pompous, egotistical cretin, but at least he was big enough to admit he was wrong. He did not gain credibility. And Stephen A. Smith's mouth-agape stunned-into-silence reaction was classic.

BTW, I saw First Take for the first time last week. It looks like all ESPN did was find the two loudest and most unlikable and most obnoxious guys on their payroll and put them on the same program. I feel sorry for the moderator lady.

Here's a little more on why Sherman does not like Crabtree.

Sherman has been upset with Crabtree since last summer. Both attended Arizona star receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s charity event. While there, Sherman went to shake Crabtree’s hand, and Crabtree tried to start a fight, according to Sherman’s older brother, Branton.

“I’m going to make a play and embarrass him,” Richard Sherman vowed that day.

Sherman does plenty of planning, and his brother is often around to hear about what’s in store. Sherman’s incredible play at the end of the game? He had done something similar last month against the New York Giants, tipping a pass that safety Earl Thomas intercepted to ensure a shutout victory.

“I did that on purpose, bro,” Richard said afterward.

“Nah, that was luck,” Branton replied.

“OK, I’ll do it again some time,” Richard said.

 

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Just give him an "A" and move on

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Bird Dog's picture

Pretty clever.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Dude

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M Scott Eiland's picture

Don't encourage the budding evil scientist.*

*--it's Rickrolling, therefore inherently evil. My prediction is that he'll have invented a solar powered puppy blender the next time we hear about him. :-P

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Probably NSFW

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brutusettu's picture

This could only happen on a day that ends in a "y."

 

 

archived under the header

"Dumb People Say Stupid, Racist (Merde) About Richard Sherman"

"Jazz, the music of unemployment."

 

Frank Zappa

By the way

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HankP's picture

only two states in the US allow the legal recreational use of marijuana. Those two states have their teams playing in the super bowl. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

 

I blame it all on the Internet

Heh

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Bird Dog's picture

I'm sure what Browner did was legal, but it ended his career nonetheless. Good thing we had Maxwell.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

Richard Sherman Lives Up To His Diminutive. . .

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M Scott Eiland's picture

. . .by going into a deranged rant at Erin Andrews immediately after the game. They might want to start giving sideline reporters pepper spray if this crap isn't dealt with harshly by the league.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

And yet Sherman was right in front

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Jay C's picture

with the post-game panel of the Fox talking-heads (including Michael Strahan - we have to see enough of him inanely joshing with Kelly Ripa on daytime ABC all the damn time , MUST we have to listen to him here, too?) - and he didn't seem too abashed.  There's one on every team, I guess..

See Hank's Comment Above

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M Scott Eiland's picture

Being an elite athlete lets you get away with a lot--but if he keeps this up he's going to disappear like a soap bubble in a wind tunnel once he enters his decline years. Look at what happened to T.O. and Chad Chooseaf***ingname, or Barry Bonds once he set the HR record.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

I wouldn't compare Sherman to a bad teammate and bad attitude...

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Bird Dog's picture

...like T.O. or a cheater like Bonds. I liked Ochocinco because his schtick was mostly good-natured. Sherman is mostly good-natured but it's clear that he does not have warm feelings toward Crabtree and, after listening to Crabtree, the feeling is mutual. I remember another athlete who pronounced himself the greatest. It upset some people but he really was the greatest.

This is only Sherman's 3rd year in the league, and he's a top-flight corner. What's more, Sherman has now ensured that all future 49er-Seahawk games will be intense, bitter grudge matches, not unlike the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, with great ratings and national interest. Seahawk fans hate Harbaugh and they don't like Kaepernick very much, and I'm sure that all 49er fans hate Sherman after last night.

BTW, Kaepernick handled himself very well after a hard loss. When he gets a better passing game, he'll be an elite QB not unlike Elway, and as long as he doesn't endorse a Tea Party candidate, he'll be a starting 49er QB for a long time to come.

 

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

--Barack Obama, January 2009

I'm with you on this one.  He

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I'm with you on this one.  He was amped after being the (proximal) cause for the Seahawks going to the Superbowl.

To be fair

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HankP's picture

he and Crabtree exchanged words several times (once when Crabtree slapped him in the facemask), and no one knows what Crabtree said to him.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

I'm guessing the comment

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Jay C's picture

wasn't along the lines of "Nice play, dude!"

I am Happy for Carroll, Harbaugh Was Classy in the Loss, But...

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....Colin Kaepernick has got to stop wearing that baseball cap all cockeyed on his head....he looks thugish and stupid.

 

Just sayin`

 

For the record, Richard Sherman played for Harbaugh at Stanford. This was a strange(ish) twist.

 

Traveller

Cocked flat brimmed caps are

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Cocked flat brimmed caps are endemic in SF athletes.  And scruffy beards.

Kaepernick's problem isn't the baseball cap

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HankP's picture

or the tattoos. His problem is that for some reason the Seahawks defense seems to have his number.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

He wasn't ranting at Andrews

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HankP's picture

he was ranting against Crabtree. Yeah, he got carried away. But he's still the best CB in the game.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

He wasn't ranting at another WWE Superstar?

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brutusettu's picture

Sherman seems to think he's a stuntman actor.

"Jazz, the music of unemployment."

 

Frank Zappa

Kaepernick can win games for you

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HankP's picture

and he can lose games for you. 3 INTs 2 INTs and a stripped ball fumble usually causes problems.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

Well done, Seahawks...!

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Jay C's picture

anticlimactic close, but well done enough!

?????

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HankP's picture

how is a tip and interception in the endzone anticlimactic?

I blame it all on the Internet

No, the tip and interception

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Jay C's picture

were thrilling: dropping on the ball three times to kill the clock was the anticlimax....

 

worth watching to the last minute anyway....

OK, what just happened???

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Jay C's picture

I'll admit quite freely to being only an casual football fan, but unless I'm mistaken, when a defensive player grabs the ball from a tackled offensive runner before he hits the f***ing ground, AND holds on to it, it should be considered a fumble and turnover. What (if any) is the rationale for Seattle retaining possession????

Bad call

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HankP's picture

it happens. And there are weird rues about what's reviewable and what isn't.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

And Yet, Fate, or Justice, There was a Fumble on the Next Play

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...giving the ball back to the 49er's where you correctly note it belonged.

 

Traveller

Fate? Justice? or just Football?? nt

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Jay C's picture

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I really like football

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HankP's picture

but watching the body count today I'm starting to wonder how much longer this game is going to be able to continue as presently constituted.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

That was my exact thought.

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That was my exact thought.  So many injuries.  You can change rules to prevent concussions but how are you going to keep people from getting pushed over a trapped leg?  Of the handful of games I've seen this year, I've seen 3 destroyed joints like tonight's.  The gods of football are bloodthirsty these days.

Yeah, They are Consciously Trying to Make the Game Safer...Yet

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...it has been almost mayhem all this year long...brutal injuries everywhere.

 

Hummmm

 

Traveller

Put caps on player speed

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and weight.

I don't think that will work

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HankP's picture

I doubt people would be willing to watch games between the Chicago Lollypop Guild and the New York Time Bandits.

 

I blame it all on the Internet

Poopie Games So Far, (as Opposed to Last Weeks Divisional Games)

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...this bodes badly for a decent Superbowl.

 

But maybe Colin will be dynamic in the rest of this game, and maybe,  Wilson will actually find his game, but maybe not.

 

Still, I have accomplished something!

 

Georg Flegel, ca. 1600

 

http://www.pbase.com/cichallenge/image/154183362/original

 

From Hearst Castle, San Simone

 

Traveller