Reverend's Rant & Championship Sunday Gambling Sheet

Reverend's Rant & Championship Sunday Gambling Sheet

Went 3-1 picking games last weekend and 2-2 on my four bets. Very difficult to sit through betting Ravens scoring under 17.5 points when they have 14 with only half the first half clock gone. Nevertheless we move on to Championship Sunday.

SAN FRANCISCO AT ATLANTA

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports - one of the more detailed, tape studied national reporters out there - said while studying Atlanta's defense against the read option he noticed they've repeatedly been torched by tight ends. Vernon Davis has shown in playoffs past he is capable of taking over a playoff game and Colin Kaepernick showed last week that NFL defenses may need an off-season to figure out how to stop him.

49ers 27, Atlanta 13

Bets: I have two...

  • This beat me last week but why not drop a 100 on the +145 you're currently getting for the first score of this game being a field goal or safety.
  • Kaepernick is currently +800 to score the first touchdown of the game. Why not?

BALTIMORE AT NEW ENGLAND

I don't see how the old defense, especially Ray Lewis, can stick with the tempo about to be thrown at them from the Patriots. I expect Tom Brady to use a combination of Welker, Hernandez and a healthy Woodhead to barrage the middle of the field with ease. On that same note I expect Ray Rice to have a nice game running the ball and Joe Flacco will pick apart the weak back end of the Patriots secondary. Coin flip game, high scoring.

Ravens 34, Patriots 31

Bets: Two more...

  • Ravens +8. As you saw above I think the Ravens can win this game and I don't understand making them more than a touchdown underdog.
  • I'm going with no scoring in the last two minutes of the first half at +250.

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  • 1st to officially welcome your new Chicago Bears.

    HC Marc Trestman
    DC Mel Tucker
    SP Joe DeCamillas

    You boys have large shoes, and it begins with dragging the Bears into the modern NFL on O, and ends with maintaining the excellence on D and Specials which Lovie and Toub created.

    And with the first pick of the 2013 draft, the Bears select...

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    A brand spank me new O line.....thank you baby jebus m. ....my favorite of all the jebuses

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Large shoes to fill...sorry, I need my coffee...also, repasting this from the last thread...

    Great offenses can carry shitty Ds to SB Championships...Saints, Packers, Pats...

    When was the last time a great D carried a shitty D to the SB? Probably us in 2006 and looked how that turned out.

    Can't win SBs in this league anymore with a great D and manager QB. That Raven's team with Penis Dilfer model is as obsolete as Windows 98 in the Goodell era.

    Harbaugh realized this and switched to Kap.

    Besides, even if we do drop off a bit (due to the law of averages and working out the kinks plus the inevitable injuries), I don't expect the drop off to be that dramatic on D.

    Look at the Ravens D this year. Last year, they were a top 5 D, but this year they were not nearly as dominate yet still managed to make it to the AFC Championship.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    The large shoe guys have left the building. Just a shame we didn't get to strap Jerry to the clown car 'Man on fire' style and light that candle.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    100000% with you on this $. All very strong points that I totally agree with.

    Fres, Shady, and the rest of you guys calling for a D implosion... chiiiiiiilllllll guys. Let's see how things go before we call for the zombie apocalypse.

    Biiiiiaaaaaaattttcccchhhhhhh!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Calling for a D implosion? I know my engrish hasn't been the best lately, but you're way off base with that interpretation.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    2012 NFL D rankings.

    #25 Pats
    #24 Falcons
    #17 Ravens
    #3 9ers

    (however, it's important to factor that good teams scored a lot of points against them. Pack hung 31, Pats 34, Hawks 42, which would have ranked them behind the last ranked Saint's D that allowed an avg of 28.4 points per game. In other words, they had to score a lot of points to compete vs elite opponents).

    #2 Broncos, #4 Hawks, #6 Bengals and #7 Texans all lost last week because their Os sputtered in the playoffs.

    Anyone still think Ds win championships? I'll take a #15 D, potent O, and SB ring, thank you very much.

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=2&defensiveStatisticCategory=GAME_STATS&conference=ALL&role=OPP&season=2012&seasonType=REG&d-447263-s=TOTAL_YARDS_GAME_AVG&d-447263-o=1&d-447263-n=1

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    We'll see what happens tomorrow, but I would argue the Donks, Hawks and Fudgepack lost beacuse their defense collapsed, not because of thier offenses or QBs.

  • In reply to Shady:

    But don't forget. Green Bay gave the 49ers an early "DISCOUNT DOUBLE-CHOKE" with Rodgers' interception (A bad throw/decision Troy Aikman not withstanding) that gave SF a short field coupled with that horrific muffed punt at the Packer 5 or that game had a chance to come down to who had the ball last.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    The Giants D arguably won them the Super Bowl last year and a few years before that, holding the Pats to just 17 points and 14 points in those games.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The Gmen don't win either SB with near miraculous catches from the O. Their D in the playoffs stepped it up and made victory possible, but the O won both of those SBs.

    Besides, last year the Gmen were ranked #27 in total D during the regular season.

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=2&defensiveStatisticCategory=GAME_STATS&conference=ALL&role=OPP&season=2011&seasonType=REG&d-447263-s=TOTAL_YARDS_GAME_AVG&d-447263-o=1&d-447263-n=1

    What I'm arguing is that regular season D rankings don't necessarily correlate with SB rings in the Goodell era. The Steelers were ranked #1 in 2011 and 2012, but a lot of good that did them.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Another way to look at it is that a Top 10 Offense has won 3 of the last 4 SBs. Gmen, Pack, Saints.

    The Steelers were the exception (#22 on O, though the team they barely beat, the Cards, ranked #4).

    Still, that means there's a 75% chance (3 of 4) that a Top 10 ranked O will win the SB no a days. Can't claim the same about the Top 10 ranked D.

    This year, Pats are ranked #1 on O; Falcons #8; 9ers #11; Ravens #16, which would parallel the 75% chance of a top 10 offense (9ers just missing it, but let's not split hairs here) winning the SB, and all future indicators point to this trend continuing.

    Is it possible in the future that a top 5 D and 20ish ranked O can win a SB? Sure, but why bet against the odds?

    I'm glad the light bulb went in someone's head at Halas, in a McCaskey (George) no less. He hired fired Angelo, hired Emery, who in turn fired Smith and hired Trestman.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    And I'd like to see the offensive rankings base on when Kaepernick took over the 49ers O.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    The 2006 Bears were tied with the Colts as the second highest scoring team in the NFL, and led the NFC in scoring.

  • A Harbaugh SB anyone?

  • Rev........no rant!? No rant!? NO RANT!!!!!!!!!!! NNNNNOOOOOO RRRRRRRRAAAAANNNNNTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I got your rant right here. Would never leave you hanging.

  • In reply to Reverenddave:

    tee hee hee

  • I think I figured out how to stop the option-read too.

    It begins with the Cover-2. How about that? Everyone thought that D was obsolete, but the read option might make it more popular again.

    The Bears have historically done well in containing running QBs because the Cover-2 allows the entire D to eye the QB, thus chasing him down when he decides to run. The Cover-2 is also predicated on speed, esp on the edges, which helps to cut off angles.

    The Bears got destroyed against the 9ers, but that was really the first time Kap played in the NFL, and I'm not sure the Bears were as prepared for the read-option, esp with a sputtering O in a hostile environment. However, 2 weeks later when Wilson came to town, they fared better limiting their O to 17 points including an OT.

    Not shabby when you consider that same Wilson O teabagged the 3-4 elite 9er D a few weeks later to the tune of 42 points.

    I see the Cover-2 as the only chance the Falcons have to beat Kap. The Falcons need to stay discipline and remain in that D for most of the game. Their LBs must make the right reads, and once made, must bring down Gore or Kap, something GB couldn't do.

    I wouldn't blitz or play man all that much because that's when Kap takes off and runs 20 yds before anyone in the secondary even realizes he's running.

    Gore and Kap will get their chunk yds here and there, but with the Cover-2 they'll have to earn it, and force Kap to be patient and accurate in a very hostile environment.

    If the Kap takes a few series to settle down (like vs GB) and the Falcons can score first, this might force the 9ers to become more pass dependent, which is what the Falcons would want, esp since Crabtree is going through all that shit with the police.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    The SF DL will probably force Meg Ryan to crap her panties. SF to win comfortably and Baltimore to beat the nine point spread. Maybe. Who knows, this is the NFL.

  • I think conventional thinking would favor the 9ers and Pats, but I'm going with the dogs this Sunday.

    Last time Kap was in a hostile environment he shit the bed in Seattle. GB is hostile, but not like Seattle or the Georgia dome. Those fans are gonna be really loud, and while Kap is good, he's still young and will get rattled.

    The Falcons will score, and score often. Unless the refs let the CBs mug the WRs, which is a real possibility. The way the refs have been calling PI all year, who the hell knows, but if they let the 9er secondary mug Jones, White and Tony G, it will really limit their O and favor the more run dominant 9ers. However, I got to think they won't, so advantage Falcons. The real difference might be how effective Turner and Rodgers are in the run game. They don't have to run for 100, but Turner just has to be tough and physical, and gain 3.5 yds, while Rodgers spells him with quick strikes.

    The 9ers tied and lost to the Rams mostly because the old work horse S-jax put on his jock strap and went to work, and that's what Turner's gotta do here - summon whatever juice he has left.

    The Raven-Pats game always is decided by a score no matter what. Every year we keep hearing the Raven's D is too old, but like Martaugh from "Lethal Weapon", they still make plays when it counts. And as crazy as this might sound, Flacco actually out dueled Brady last year, and out dueled Peyton this year, and I expect that trend to continue. Flacco's like the anti-Romo: his numbers suck, but when the shit hits the fan, he connects on bombs instead of throwing picks.

    The Ravens have 3 additional advantages. Swag, vengeance and Lewis farewell tour.

    The Ravens don't THINK they can beat the Pats, they KNOW they can. They're not intimidated by Brady, which is huge because a lot of teams lost the Pats before they even hit the field. Not the Ravens - just like the Giants.

    They were a shanked kick away from going to the SB last year, and they want blood. Couple that with the win won for the Gipper mentality, and I actually believe the Ravens pull in upset in NE.

    Often, football is more than numbers.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Patrick Willis and those two tackles are surely going to slow the run game down. Seattle's D was awesome this year and that's got to be the hardest house to play in. K-pak took the starting job in stride and I don't think Atlanta's defense is all that - he's going to be hard to pin down. QBs like that turn your offense into first down machines.

    By the bye - American Idol was in Chi-town and none of you auditioned wearing a blog t-shirt?

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    The only numbers that matter, after Wins & Losses, of course:

    Turnovers. If you give it away more than you take it away you are doomed.

    The win/lose statistics with regards to
    turnover margin may be the most telling statistic in football.

    Yardage allowed, points can be significanly skewed by "garbage time" stats. Or "They're #1 against the pass!"
    Of cousre if they're allowing 4.8 yards a carry who needs to pass?

    MY favorite "joke" statistic?

    Time Of Possession .

    If you drive 72 and 64 yards and kick a pair of field goals and run 10 or 12 minutes off the clock while your opponent has TD drives of 37 seconds, 1:12 and 2 minutes, Time Of Possession will suggest you are DOMINATING play while the scoreboard will show you are getting your butt handed to you.

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    In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Agreed. The Cover2 is the key to stopping the read option. Like all things personnel is key. Fast edge rushers who are DISCIPLINED, pressure up the middle, good corners and a fast strong safety. Oh wait.. the Bears have that.

    Caught flat footed against the 9ers. Did well against Wilson. They held him to 3 points until the defense showed it's age at the end of the 4th quarter and overtime.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    We're going to face two read-option opponents in 2013.

    Eagles. Whether it's with or sans Vick, it's assumed Chip Kelly well implement the read-option.

    Redskins. RG3 with one knee is still faster than Lach with two.

    This of course doesn't count the playoffs, and I fully expect Wilson, RG3, or Kap to be our opponent in the Wild Card and beyond.

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    In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    2 that we know of. How many teams might add this to their approach? Takes a certain personnel grouping. But I suspect it will be more widespread. Also expect to run into the 49ers somewhere along the line.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Mike Vick back when he was throwing TDs with no picks and killing teams - who handled him? Big bad Bears with the Chicago 2.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    It's reasonable to expect to win if you hold an opponent to 17 points..

    That Seattle loss was about points the that didn't get put on the scoreboard.

    I lay that loss the the doorstep of the Bear Offense.

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    In reply to Albertintucson:

    Absolutely. My point was the cover 2 is a great scheme against the read option. Offense gets one more first down, the defense doesn't roll over. They were gassed from chasing that guy around. If we'd have won the coin flip and stayed on the field for a few plays, the game would have been different.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Kap whupped up on the Bears with a bunch of outstanding passes as I recall.

  • Vive la League! Raffi c'est magnifique!

    http://youtu.be/Eea17bUWUB4

  • I make it even money that Atlanta is still in the midst of exhaling huge sigh of relief over not having to end their season last week with what was lined up to be an HORRIFIC, historic, home playoff loss.

    Some of their guys were in TEARS after they pulled that iron out of the fire.

    BIG emotional win.

    Big emotional let down?

    49ers EXPECTED to play tomorrow. Atlanta is just GLAD to still be playing.

    And, I believe John Abraham is still gimpy.
    News which bring a smile to the face of Colin " I can out run him even when he's healthy" Kaerpnick.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I also agree with this.

    I'm going with Al that the birds shit the bed this weekend.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can see that too. Emotional let down. Just happy they didn't choke in the 1st round.

    This is why I rarely gamble on football. The Chiefs barely lost to the Ravens 9-6 and somehow beat the Saints. WTF?

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    "50% of this game is 90% emotion."
    -Yogi Berra

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    In reply to Albertintucson:

    I've got the 49ers winning the whole smash. They paid their dues last year. Team is better this year. I hope they break Tom Brady. I hat that guy.

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/andre-smith-gun-arrest-bengals_n_2507181.html

    Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahahahahaha...

    zero... point.... zeeeero.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm surprised he didn't hide it between his enormous man-boobs.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Heeeellloooo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-Dqj4fHmM

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Daniel Simpson Day: Wherabouts unkown.

  • Complete coaching list thus far (Sat)

    Marc Trestman, Head coach

    Joe DeCamillis, Asst. head coach/special teams

    Aaron Kromer, Offensive coordinator/line

    Mel Tucker, Defensive coordinator

    Matt Cavanaugh, Quarterbacks

    Skip Peete, Running backs

    Mike Phair, Defensive line

    Michael Sinclair, Asst. defensive line

    Jon Hoke, defensive backs

    Andy Bischoff, Tight ends

    Pat Meyer*, Asst. offensive line

    To be determined

    Gill Byrd

    * Projected

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Interesting open spots:

    WR Coach (who coaches Marshall and develops Alshon)
    LB Coach (who coaches Briggs and hopefully Lach)
    Strength and Conditioning

    Also interesting to see if we have any "quality control" positions for guys from Canada.

  • THis year's Jags had poor D, but last year's Jags did not.

    Tucker and Kromer are both known for being extremely flexible coaches without a set philosophy. Like Mike McCoy, they represent the new generation of coach that doesn't build one playbook but has many, studies all of them, and adapts schemes to personnel.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I very much like the sound of that... that's what I was looking for in all of our coaches. Younger, aggressive, flexible, adaptive.

    I've got 13 snakes over here!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    According to tradition, cats were imported to control the snake population of Cyrus.

    So maybe buy a cat?

    (yes, I know, nothing to do with the inside joke, but I just learned that little factoid today and needed to share)

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    huh. Very interesting, thanks $.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    An orange peanut... fo meeEE?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    partytime chumps.

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    In reply to MB30SD:

    In spite of being more flexible and younger they have substantially more experience than Lovie's first staff. Not only more experience, but more experience in the position they will be taking.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    so much change
    brings much fuss
    i don't get all the complaints
    they litter this board and not a one of us
    has been at all pleased with the status quo
    this vidoe exposes my inner feelings
    a D and O co-ordinator with more than one tool
    and a willingness to pull them out
    on the fly makes me HAPPY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC5r-MxvsoY

  • Lobo...here is a bit for you
    it is about executive leadership
    something everyone here has been unhappy with
    year in....and out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC5r-MxvsoY

  • In reply to The Void:

    sorry sir lobo...obviously that was a malfunction
    try this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ucrt91zhn8

  • In reply to The Void:

    VOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice!!! classic.........

  • In reply to The Void:

    a couple of secretaries and no job.......Holy Smoke...Glitchy, LDL, and Mikey...bbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • here you go sac: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/16/169486538/remembering-public-televisions-huell-howser?sc=emaf

  • Fifth....thanks for hookin' me up
    loved the zappa fix
    i have missed your musical insight
    but this weekend i am around
    i put up the white flag
    took three days off
    cat and I were scheduled for a campsit, fire and concert
    up we go every year on her delivery day
    we stay at lake kissimmee st. park
    and take in the spectacular Bok Tower Gardens
    the bloomin camelias and azaleas
    nestled in the fragrant blooms of surrounding orange groves
    if you are ever near Lake Wales Fla.
    pay the fare and see my favorite musical instrument
    concert every day at 3 p.m.
    throw your body down on the grass
    look up at the oak canopy planted in 1929 by Fredric Law Olmstead Jr.(his father did Biltmore and Central Park)
    then close your eyes and be vibrated
    by the carrilon's bells that are located high in the 20 story tower
    the carillon of bells was the largest ever cast
    by the Taylor Foundry of Loughborough England
    there are 61 bells----consisting of 48 tones...or 4 octaves
    the 13 upper tones are duplicated
    they ring two at a time...avoiding the tinny sound of smaller bells
    the tenor bell is the largest in this massive instrument
    it weighs 11 tons or 23,400 pounds
    the smallest bells each weigh 17 lbs.
    those oaks were 20 - 40 ft. high when they were lifted from a grove
    30 miles away....300 of them spread out around 30 acres
    they took a beating when hurricane charlie rolled through
    but Bok's gift to this country still shines
    it is called America's Taj Mahal
    Edward Bok said this: "Make you the world a bit better and more
    beautifull because you have lived in it."
    But, here I sit with you
    'cause Cat caught that terrible flu.
    feel free to spin me some tunes

  • In reply to The Void:

    Those bells sound like something I'd like to hear some day.

    Right now I wish I was in Negril Jamaica. At this moment Warren Haynes is doing his solo set on the beach, which are some of the best shows I've ever seen. I'm glad some friends of mine are enjoying it right now, but wish I was there.

    I only went to about 8 concerts last year, other than local and regional acts. One of the bands that I wasn't familiar with blew me away with an incredible performance. The Lee Boys. Mule played a Jimi Hendrix tribute show from around 8-12 at the Riviera in Chicago, then we headed to the Metro for the Lee Boys, who played from about 1-3:30am. Warren was supposed to show, but canceled because of fatigue. Fittingly, they ended the night with this song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEZTEqomXnY

    They also did a kick ass 17 minute jam of Supersticious by Stevie that night, Halloween.

  • hey guys, I just signed up for the class at my gym. I don't do 'classes' ever, but this one looks ok. there's already one dude in it, so it can't be that lame right?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HznKSe4PoU

    I'll let you know how it goes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Looks like fun MB, I especially enjoyed the instructor's unrinating dog maneuver. It takes serious balls to pull that one off.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    as long ass you don't have to wear a thong MB your o.k.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Ox_JQLQyU

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Did you just call him a "Long Ass" ???

  • So I was at the dentist today, getting a deep cleaning. I find myself intensely attracted to my half Vietnamese half Chinese Dentist for the third time in as many visits. This despite her wearing a mask and being head to toe in blue dentist scrubs. There's something about her. Can't put my finger on it, but I find my affections for her bordering on the first stages of falling in love with her. Being married, this feeling that is at the very least serious infatuation is replaced by questions of doubt for my marriage, doubt that I truly love my wife, and doubt that I could live another day without my periodontal crush. Not to mention shame. Contemplating these emotions on the way home, I'm settled by the following realization:

    The act of marrying a woman is not a declaration that I will never fall in love with another woman again. Rather, it is a declaration that says though I am bound to fall in love with many women in the future, I will not act on my feelings. I will appreciate these daydream love affairs for what they are, and simply push them aside for the woman I committed to.

    I realize that I sound like a gay-rod or a chick in my impromptu emotional ramblings (not there's anything wrong with...) but I found my realization to be somewhat of an epiphany. I've met many women since I've been married whom I could see myself falling in love with, and at least one that I did fall in love with, but this does not mean the marriage I do have is based on a lie, or that maybe I was never really in love with my wife in the first place. I think it's natural to be attracted to different women, especially when you're with the same one every day . And I no longer have to have the internal debate that makes me question the validity of my marriage and whether or not the love is real enough to continue the daily struggle every day for the rest of my life. Now, I can see that I'm probably going to fall in love with many women in my future, I've just forfeited the right to act on it. I am part of a team, a team that I captain. My goal should not be to find a new team every time I have my doubts, or see a better team that I could join. My goal should be to make MY team the best it can be.

    So yeah....

    Sorry to involve you all in that gross talk. But maybe newly married guys like Erik can take this, put it in the vault, and bring it out in the future when their doubt inevitably surfaces. Because it will. And it's okay. Love and doubt will come and go. Love is not a thing that simply dies, if nourished. It's somewhat sinusoidal in it's oscillatory behavior, but if it is cared for and ...and....and.....(puking sounds, gagging sounds....) ....alright alright I'll stop. I feel dirty and I beg your pardon.

    So....football....

    I heard an interesting thing on the Jon Clayton radio show today. He said that that Emery was having a hard time deciding on who to hire between Arians and Trestam. He said Arians, had he been hired, would have hired Whisenhut for OC and Russ Grimm for O-line. But that Trestman getting Kromer from NO was the thing that tipped the scales.

  • No need for apologies Doc, strange life tangents posts like yours are what makes this blog unique. While I would never do something as dumb as getting married (kidding r2) your story does remind me of a medium I saw on TV yesterday. She said somethig like, "While people believe we have only one soul mate in this world, it's actually possible have several soul mates." She believes the purpose of a soul mate is to guide the soul of an individual up and onward. She also believes that soul mates can help you to a certain extent which is why people decide to move on. Congrats on your faithfulness Doc, I wonder if you've shared this story with the wifey. If so, is she actaully letting you go back to your Asian dentist? If not, does she read this blog?

  • Doc.....just becasued your married doesn't mean you can't window shop in the Mall......you can imagine what the garment may look like on you but you just can't take it home...

    Imagine your in Victoria Secret Factory and your'e the "Theze-itfiter" Guy.... theze it fiter...maybe theze it fiter....yeah theze it fiter...then the end of your shift come and you go home to whitey tighties.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOOzFwd5DNA

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Doc's situation is actually dangerously close to an American Dad episode where Stan makes his dentist his "back up wife" in case his current wife dies.

    http://www.movieweb.com/tv/TEPNHQSTmRYAUW/just-in-case

    Here's the entire episode.

    http://www.tvramp.com/2011/12/25/american-dad-season-4-episode-15-wife-insurance/

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I believe the appropriate analogy here is...

    "Just because I'm not ordering dinner doesn't mean I can't look at the menu."

    Also I think "I'm Married, not DEAD." works.

  • Glad you're so forthcoming, Doc - it's rare now a days. We can only truly learn when people peer into themselves, confront their deepest desires, and share their findings with others who are willing to listen.

    "Know thyself" is the foundation of all wisdom. The first prime number.

    Aristotle actually acknowledged that it is very possible for a man to love more than one person at a time. This may shock modern western sensibilities, but polygamy was a norm in nearly all civilizations for thousands of years. It's not as if that primal urge has just disappeared because it's no longer PC. After all, the #2 reason behind all divorces is infidelity (and that's not counting all the stand by your man women, or the infidelity which never comes to light).

    However, Aristotle also argued that loving two (or more) people at a time is too psychically exhausting to endure over time. Loving more than one person at a time overtaxes the heart. This might be an overly pragmatic argument for fidelity, but I found it to be true.

    In my younger wilder days, I would date numerous women at a time (I'm not trying to show off, I was just a horny dog - now, I'm merely a less-horny dog). My cup runneth over.

    But as time went on, I found myself calling less and less numbers I collected. I literally had an empty tissue box full of women #s on napkins which I never called. I just couldn't do it anymore. The sex wasn't worth the games of trying to get laid because the second you fuck them, they expect more than just fun; then I would just go off to another... rinse-wash-repeat. Eventually, I just no longer possessed the patience, desire or energy to love/lust/fuck numerous women. Maybe I just got old. Maybe I just grew disillusioned. Maybe I just became softer. Probably a little of each, but I imagine this happens to most men because why else would anyone "settle down"?

    Now a days I am basically down to one, and like you, get infatuated from time to time with other women (you're not helping MB with all your workout vids!), but I no longer act on my dong. I just beat off - that usually takes care of that. However, if you jerk it and still find yourself thinking about that particular crush, then it's a little deeper than mere infatuation, but you and only you can truly figure out if it's as symptom of a deeper discontent, or but a passing desire.

    I don't know if you guys have ever read Chekhov's short story "The Lady with the Dog", but I would strongly recommend it for anyone struggling with the same issues.

    Alright, my Dr. Phil impersonation - off.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    well put $.

    We should hook up for a beer sometime maings. You're only 1:45 away. I can't vouch for your one-itis when we hang out though, so take that into consideration.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha! ppl who live in SD always say L.A. is only an hour away.

    Last time I went down there for the Bears PS game, it took us 5 god damn hours because of traffic! Couldn't believe it. By the time we got through all the stadium traffic, the first series was almost done, which sucked balls because it was the first P.S. game and the 1st stringers are done by the 2nd drive.

    Traffic suuuucks!

    Actually, I have traveled down there a few more times, and yeah, it only took like 2hrs, but I'm still traumatized.

    We should hang. Maybe you can host a SB partay, and we could root against which ever douchbag team is playing.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    You're welcome: http://www.amtrak.com/home

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    "However, Aristotle also argued that loving two (or more) people at a time is too psychically exhausting to endure over time. "

    Did Aristotle mention FINANCIALLY EXHAUSTING, too?"

  • Doc just because you are on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the dessert cart. The only thing I can add is don't go to the dentist when you're pissed at your Honey Bunny. One of the many reasons I quit drinking was I would forget I was married when I was drinking. Not good. Once you cheat on your wife it gets easier and easier. I've been true blue to my second Beloved Bride. At one time I was working in a casino with a ton of Asian women working there. One of the people that worked for me was a Chinese man who was at least 60. He was a great guy and I went out of my way to do nice things for him. Unbeknown to me his daughter also worked there. At some point she introduced herself and thanked me for being so nice to her dad. From that point on almost all the Asian women working there were super nice to me. One of the reasons I quit the job was because of all the temptation. YIKES! You're a good man Doc. It takes a strong person to bare their innermost feelings (unless they are one of those insecure women that tell everyone).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You're dead on Canada. Cheating is a lot like alcoholism. When a person goes to AA, the first thing they tell you is to stop chilling with your old drinking buddies and boozing hang outs. Same rational behind barring felons from hanging out with other felons: stay away from temptation.

    The hardest ones are work flirts cause not everyone can just quit their job. Work flirts are the worst to ignore because usually coworkers share common interests, build chemistry, comradeship (bitching to each other about said job), or just plain attrition sets in (unless you're Ghandi, spending 8 hours a day with any chick esp a half way cute one when the avg man thinks about sex 20 times a day is a losing proposition), so kudos to you Canada.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Maybe its a "scrubs" fetish?

  • in honor of your ode to familial love
    i will be rooting for the Harbaugh brothers
    in spite of the parental units dwelling in Wisc.
    baltimore stole my heart in the '60's
    i was forced into this relationship by the packer bartenders
    they would shatter my love for the bears every chance they got
    it was bart starr this and lombardi that and hornung this
    and super bowl...super boiwl...super bowl that
    all i had was sayers this..butkiss that
    if i was older i woulda told them butkiss'n in not so nice terms
    but i changed my conversation to unitas..braase..volk...shula and noll.,,berry and moore...gaubatz and shinnick...hilton and mackey
    c'mon ravens go all edgar allen poe on brady...
    and rip out his tell tale heart
    san fran games were the tickets the butcher was given in the '60's
    i became very familiar with them after i went wild eyed
    the day gale sayers blew them up
    and in honor of my freind steve ...who turned me into a dead head
    and the quicksilver messenger service i say go niners
    thanks for the hit of fresh air doc

  • In reply to The Void:

    one more thing doc
    in honor of your dental romance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhb0Xy26eys

  • In reply to The Void:

    Fields is great but the ultimate dental romance movie stars Steve Martin (stop this half-way through if you're squeamsh)...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM

    ...and Bill Murray

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S77hlCV1flk

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I sir... VERY MUCH beg to differ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-VAHmbwkoY

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this one's even better. wow... just.... wow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGp4blXnWHw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I watched 'Friends' for years, just for Anniston's nipples. The show itself sucked and I despised the other characters, especially the ditsy hippy chick and the mopey dinosaur boy. My memory of the show is primarily nips in various outfits, usually tight tees and short sweaters.

    Years later, after the series ended, I watched some of the re-runs, and the nips had all but disappeared. I suspected that they had been airbrushed out, or that my local television station had purchased a special nipple-free episode package. Is that possible? Did anyone else notice the lack of nippleage in the re-runs?

    The alternative is, my memory is a distillation, nip sightings were few and far between, and I sat through an awful lot of stupid shit just to get a rare glimpse of Jennifer Anniston's perfect rack.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    "I never drink water. Fish fuck in it."
    - W.C. Fields

  • Very cool Doc. You will undoubtedly be rewarded in your marital life with your wife for making the right choices.

  • Well posted Doc. I remember as a single guy at yeshiva (a bunch of men in their 20s desperately looking to get married) the married guys all said the same thing "its not as good as the single guys think it is, its not as bad as the married guys complain it is."

    Cute story: Young yeshiva student went to his 70 year old Rabbi/head master to ask permission to leave school for a couple of days to go to a friend's wedding. The issue, besides missing class, was the the friend wasn't so religious - there would be women dressed less than appropriately (by orthodox standards) and a lot of intermingling. The Rabbi asked him what he would do if things became inappropriate at the wedding...

    "Its not a problem for me Rabbi," said the 16 year old, "I know a lot of guys have a problem behaving at these events, but I can ignore all that stuff."

    "Ignore it?"

    "Exactly," smiled the boy. "I put it out of my mind. I've gotten to the point where I can just focus on my friend and I don't even notice what's going on around me."

    "Well alright then," said the Rabbi. "You can go to the wedding on one condition."

    "What's that?"

    "See a doctor before you leave."

    "A doctor? Why?"

    "Because something must be wrong with you. I'm 75 years old. I've been married for 50 years. I have 10 children, over 100 grandchildren and great grand children. And I still can't stop myself from noticing a pretty girl."

  • Whenever any of you say anything that is even a little bit insightful. I copy and past it into a file that I can keep for later.

    Trust me. This blog is a great place to joke and talk about Bears but you all have some pretty good stories about life and how to live it.

  • I do that too (with the porn stories). The one about the hot Asian dentist and the pussy-whipped professor started out like a keeper.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Hahahahaha!!

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Awesome.

  • Bears Dir of Physical Development Rusty Jones retiring after 28 years in NFL. Worked w 43 different Pro Bowlers + 7 HOFers over career.

  • and the guy fucking SUCKED. we always had more injured, for longer, and worse injuries.

    NEW STRENGTH AND DEV TEAM PLEASE.

    Thank god we're cleaning out all the fucking closets. Bunch of fucking comfortable, underachieving weak sisters collecting a paycheck and not doing dick. Pathetic.

    Time to turn the pockets inside out and get rid of all the worthless lint gents. Boo Yah!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "and the guy fucking SUCKED. we always had more injured, for longer, and worse injuries."

    Chill, MB. You can't possibly know that is a fact.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    someone's gotta play the angry disgruntled lovie hater al

  • Wow. I was wondering if he would stick around in the new regime. Is his assistant taking over for him or are we seeing a new S&C coaching staff as well?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    yes please!

  • Shady i love you too; so much that i know there is no difference between us at all. I even will go all, left and right for you in this post. Below are your words of warning and correction; and although I understand them, I probably won't be able to control the way I write.
    And you have to stop giving me carpel tunnel from spending 5 fucking minutes scrolling down the page because from your one word sentences.

    I love you Huntin, but you seriously gotta cut that shit out
    You post your way based on what you want to portray, in your style within your own conceptual framework.
    . I come here for entertainment; and entertainment only. For me, this is the only use for the mind. It is a tool for entertainment. Over this weekend I will come and post what I really believe about this human experience. When I get done; I will go away again for several months, or maybe more.I do not believe that it will be by choice. It is just what the forces of life will do with the body that I wake up to in this play we all view.
    You do not know what I have been looking at for the last 20 to 30 years, but the sensory imput this body and mind have been exposed to, has formed the way information flows from this body.
    Let me start with the play of forces that I believe move everything in this sensory dualistic dimension. There is no individual ,I, that is in control. It all just happens, independently of any personal aspect. These forces are pure and are not based on human desire; that we have wrongly been taught to belive.
    Take for instance the the last time you saw this gravatar, posting on this sight. When it went to pick players to form a team; the name huntinbare was gone from the league. Move away was the lesson. Time was the issue. Nobody knew, that is just how it went down. But, I have been aware in this game long enough to know; there would not be any fantasy football; time would be a problem.I obeyed the sign and left. No explanation, i know there was no language that neede to be shared. Only because there is no individual I's that were going to affect what was going down. I was allready getting messages from the daily experiences, that changes to my daily experience were putting pressure on the daily entertainment, that I allowed myself, at this sight. one week later, at the Post Office, I was approached by the comish of the league I participated in for the last several years. "you haven't signed in," he said. "ii haven't had time to even open the laptop",i replied. I knew then that it was all over.
    "Well, one of the carriers from my old office had his son take that open spot. I am going to call him and have him removed. So go online tonight, and join." "no thanks," i replied. Don't break his heart let him have the spot." "but i want you to play." He begged.
    " I can't; the forces in life will not allow the time." I told him what went down here, and said the message is loud and clear.
    Since that time this body has seen death, disaster, desruction, fire,
    and horror. The work that has been required to get through it all has left no time for daily pleasure/entertainment. No need to get particular, but understand it all just unfolds, moment after moment. No individual huntinbare could change any of it. It is just meant to be. that is what this seed expresses on this stage of life. How this body handles it all; is based on what is in the database. We are in control of nothing. being into my 30th year of chasing after self awareness; or as some call it, meditation; has taught me well.
    So at present I post this way. It is how I see the world
    I live top to bottom; you prefer left to right.
    I hide meaning behind language; you expose it in particular.I suspect the top to bottom is ingrained in the way i look at words.
    Try this for an experiment sometime; save all your bulk mail for a month. Then take 40 letters or so in your left hand. Then lift up on the first letter with your right thumb, tucking it inbetween your index finger and your middle finger of the right hand all in the same motion. Do the same with the next 15 letters. Then place that stack down on the table. Do this routine again and again, until you run out of mail. I won't ask you to do this for the next ten hours for the next six days; but this is what my body has been exposed to for the last 27 years. It is how I have seen the language of our world. So maybe that is why I have exposed you to the top to bottom approach....who is really there to know. It just happens to be different. please, just let it be. I find it entertaining. I like to take in a few words; and let the inside, Whole Mind, speak. The bodies mind remains silent in this body. It does continue with it's thought process; but I know those thoughts to be limited to the information the mind contains. That info. has come from the sensory imput it has been exposed to; and nothing more. It is limiting. False. I stopped listening; and look for the intuitive response from the Whole Mind. It comes from the unadulterated presence; which is not influenced by the bodily desire. It is the purest response available in any moment. No ties to the past, or future; which are false mental creations.Why settle for second best. believe me it is just a cheap imitation. You need to practice patience when looking at the words I post. Look or don't; what I suggest to all of you, find out who it is that is looking at what you read or think.
    I did not come here to lecture, I came for entertainment; so back up with the criticism. I haven't been here for months, but one weekend of posting and you go all critical on me. This place makes my body laugh. I started to look around the time of the packer game; cause I wanted to be a part of that weekend with other fans. I wanted to live through the bloggers, as they assaulted the city.
    How appropriate that the day I exposed my eyes to this blog; willie and GP were discussing the hindu god's. Shiva was staring at me; so I knew the forces were gifting this bodies presence; and i have read periodically since then. But, in the evening i do not get very far.
    I pass out in my bed with the pad on my chest. I had a route inspection this summer. they added 5 more condos to my daily experience. I now service 1200 customers. Since Nov. i have left for work just after 7 and do not get home till close to 8. Then it is the Three stooges with you know who. Then i get to prepare for the next day; and the day of sunday; i just sit in front of the TV for the game...filling the other hours with household maintenance. I took this time off...three days to recreate with my wife. That didn't happen as planned....the flu hit her; and she has been out of work and sufferingfor over 10 days. I eat organic and supplement the imune system daily. Have for over 40 some years, so it passed through me with less power. My body worked the whole way through.
    None of this is being controlled by an individual called Hunti. it is just the play of forces; I watch and adjust intuitively moment by moment.
    Even the words that you think you direct...just the play of forces.One love brother. that is all life is. It is a belief in a seperate I that twists our daily experience. No one speaking personally, and it isn't taken personally. It is just a bundle of concepts speaking....and there is truthfully nobody paying attention. I know better.
    have you had enough of the left to right. Or would you like the mind to go back to the top to bottom. And leave the rest to your conceptual framework.

    IRISH YOU SIR ARE NEXT

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Is there a READER'S DIGEST version of this?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I wouldn't mention Reader's Digest to a postal worker...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    it's short you want; and long others want.
    satisfying the ego can be such a trying experience
    sometimes cliff notes are all you need
    so here it is
    find out who wants to read the digest
    BAM
    OR
    BURMA SHAVE
    WTF

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    There's short and then there's aTOME.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    it is a play
    just for the fun of it
    TO ME
    see how i did
    THAT

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I like your posts, Hunti. They put a few extra miles on my scroll wheel, but not from scrolling past. I always read what you write. If I don't reply, it's because the reply is too difficult to frame, I don't have time to attend to it, or your comment set me off on a trail that led to somewhere else.

  • How to beat the read option:

    1) College defenses have been fighting the option attack for decades. Basically the key is to have a very disciplined defensive end or linebacker (whoever is setting the edge) that understands how to read the QB's body language to determine whether the ball is getting thrown (or pitched) or whether it is a "QB keeper." Guys who played know the details better than me, but you learn to look at where the QB's shoulders are pointing as I understand it.

    2) The QB option can be attacked in Cover 2 as 4ever85 said, but that's not the only formation. Start with Cover 0 (pure man coverage). You've got at least two safety/corner/linebackers that are not assigned to an eligible receiver. They will find ways to reach the QB. From that setup, each of the blitzers (2 or more) will need to have major discipline to under where the ball is as they rush. Depending on the blitz formation, each man will understand his assignment as the pocket and protection shifts around the QB.

    3) In Cover 1, you've got a free safety helping your man coverage, but you still have 5 rushers. In a 5 on 5 scenario, where the whole O-line is blocking 1 to 1, the rushers need to watch the lineman they are battling to understand a shift from pass protection to run blocking. They also need to keep their eyes open once they shed a block to find the ball. In an overload situation (3 rushing against 2 blockers) the free man has the responsibility to pick up if the QB moves.

    3) In Cover 2, you can start applying some of the "spy" concepts. Have the MLB spy the quarterback in the pocket. If the QB breaks left or right, then the MLB can shift to that half of the field and the OLB can move in to contain (taking advantage of a better angle). Takes a lot of discipline and field awareness, but it is possible to do consistently. I think we will see a lot of this type of coverage under Tucker.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    The cover 2 paragraph was supposed to be #4.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    To be honest, if you truly want to beat the read option.. hit the motherfucker.

    Trust me. It works.

  • I hear that a lot as well, and that's a long view way to fight it - shorten the careers of the guys who are good at it. But you look at the way Wilson and Cap run it (not the way RGIII and Cam run it), they slide. They run out of bounds and avoid contact unless they are right on the first down line. Cap ran for 180 yards against Green Bay, I don't remember a defender getting one clean tackle on him. He could have had more yardage on some plays if he was willing to get hit, but he didn't want them.

    Its going to take more than contact to change the trend. But you are correct... a couple of helmets to the sternum and the read option comes out of the playbook for a few snaps.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I was very impressed with RG3, Wilson, and Kaepernick this season. They all showed poise and excellent timing on when to run with the ball.

    That being said, if they stick to using the read option, even occasionally, I don't see them staying in the league for the long term. Speed deteriorates over the years and defenses learn to adjust. I will be shocked if RG3, Newton, Wilson, or Kaepernick are still using the read option in the next year or two.

    Why? Let's say I was running a defense against one of those quarterbacks. If I knew the read option would be a problem, I would tell my players to do two things.

    Number one, hit the quarterback even if he does or does not have the ball.

    Number two, don't worry about reading who has the ball. Just hit the quarterback.

    The wildcat craze is just about over because defenses have adjusted to it. The same will happen to the read option. It's just only a matter of time. Tape is a wonderful thing. Ask Belichick.

  • In the game of football, or any other sport; technique is highly important. When a player learns technique from his mentor; significant consideration should be placed upon mastering the technique for the love of the game. This is very different from learning technique; in order to defeat an opponent. When learning techniques for "the love" of the game; the whole mind is at work. It is undisturbed by encroaching thoughts brought on by a "me-concept" and a personal ambition that is encased within it. The love of the game is sufficient enough; and it will provide all the necessary persistence and determination....unhampered by the corrosive nature of rivalry and competition. Love provides freedom and fluidity....hate and ambition bring with it upheaval and interruption. When a player listens to our coach as they give advice regarding a particular technique; said player must concentrate with an utterly relaxed mind. They cannot be inhibited by doubts regarding the effectiveness of the technique against their opponent. when their listening gets interrupted by various other thoughts concerning the techniques use; effective results will not follow. They must listen with the relaxed fluidity of the whole mind; me concepts, and all related thoughts that accompany it, can begin to eclipse the the intuitive response of the whole mind.
    If they trust and apply whole mind thinking, their practice session begin to take on a fluidity; and they begin to experience a "smooth" feeling in their application of individual techniques.
    When a player allows ego to enter application of technique, like trying to remember the theory behind the coaches advice, natural fluidity flees; and the results are disasterous. If listening and learning become unhampered by "me-concept " thinking, or egoism; effective learning takes place; and the resulting performance becomes successful.

  • Ego creates chaos in the practice session, it's damaging effects surface in the combat of the game. When players find themselves in difficult matchups during a game; their mind is assaulted by every manner of doubts; and it begins to waver about the effectiveness of the various techniques practiced. It begins an internal struggle with the neccessary choices it must make. Every tutored technique is designed to match a particular pupose. Application is dependant on a presumed play that is coming in the future. As soon as that play is assumed; and a technique is chosen, alternatives begin to form. It is the function of the intellect to choose between the arrising alternatives. A players intellect needs an ego to function; and our ego is just a bundle of desires. It cannot make a truely objective judgement regarding technique and it's resulting application. Desire carries with it an ally, and that is the fear of failure. both of these will influence and color a players choice and the execution of it. What is happening? The fear of failure creates a loss of intuitive fluidity in the players mind. It creates inhibition and rigidity; which translates into faulty execution of the neede technique. Ego is a demanding master, and begs for the player to create a techniques' success some time in the future.
    Consequently the needed concentration and attention for the present moment does not happen. On the other hand, if the ego is not given the opportunity to intrude upon cosciousness; a players hands and arms and legs, that are attatched to the torso; all act together in a natural grace. Action is unhindered by ego...it remains in the present moment....instinctive and intuitive. This is what is happening in the natural function of the animal kingdom;
    like when a cheetah chases down it's prey.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Will you be including this on the final, professor?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, just free your brain of all thought, and listen to your master.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Thanks, but no thanks.

    The Master's last name appears to be "Bates".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I don't know, Master Bates has personally helped me out of a lot of sticky situations.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Are you, or have you ever been, a communist? The more chic term today would be a "communitarian". Have you ever read the dystopian novella Anthem, where the word "I" is banned from society and everything is talked about in the collective "we"? That kind of thinking gave the world despots like Stalin, Mao, Tito, Pol Pot, and Kim Jung IL to name a few.

    Call me a simpleton, but if there is no "ego", and everyone acts instinctively and intuitively, who the fuck calls the plays or makes decisions? If I'm misunderstanding your points, then I'm sorry.

    Based on my short time on this earth, I believe all humans are first and foremost "self-interested", just like every other living creature. Humans and other living organisms only cooperate because of said self interest.

    Self interest takes many, many forms, depending on the person. But I, the ego, is at the root of all those decisions.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Have you ever been in a zone? You act on an almost instinctual level. You act on an intuitive level. The quickest route out of that zone is to start thinking too much about what you're doing and worrying too much about fucking it up.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I used to get in the zone when I played football. The only times it happens now are when I'm skiing out west. It usually happens later in the day when the body is fatigued and we're going full bore on some steep technical runs to finish the day. I think I do some of my best skiing when I'm exhausted, but know there's only an hour or two left in the day. It's awesome when the friends I'm skiing with are in the same zone. Very little talking on the chairlift, other than what run we're going to hit next.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    It's not conscious awareness that guides you in that state. You don't think at all, you just do. There's nothing mystical about it. You're just letting your unconscious mind take over. It has faster and more complete access to what you know from instinct, experience and training. It's impossible to consciously process all that info at once. Attempting to do so only fucks you up. That's basically what Hunti was saying, imo. No need to get all Randian about it. No need to get all Zen about either, but people often do, because at least it fits.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Disagree Cor.

    The deranged leaders you mention were people who used the "freedom from ego" concept to brainwash their people in the interest of their own ego's.

    Capitalism and free enterprise have killed more people than any despotic leader from all times put together. Not to mention what it's done to the earth. It's just done using a different brainswashing technique. Namely, that the best way to serve the many is to serve the ego. Capitalism and free enterprise doesn't kill from wars or interment camps, per se, (though there have been plenty of each). Capitalism and free enterprise kill using the ultimate weapon: poverty.

    Personally, the idea of living a communal lifestyle is perfectly in line with our deepest human needs: Cooperation, social engagement, sharing, and the need for human love and contact. Capitalism and free enterprise takes the wolf from it's pack and says," thrive if you can, die if you can't. Deal with it. "

  • I have to disagree with quite a bit of what you said. I'll come back to it some other day. Hell, we got all winter.

  • lol... you're kidding, right Doc?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No sir.

    Not by a long shot.

  • Perfect performance happens in the absence of ego; ruled by the law of "Thy will be done", and the practice of it. In the absence of ego, in the absence of intellectual and psychic affects; the whole mind takes over individual action, it becomes part of total functioning and reaches "near perfection". Intellect can only work in duality, it can only funtion in split mind, dviding and discriminating, preferring and rejecting, choosing and deciding. Intellect always falls short of the fluid spontaneity of intuitive action.
    When the mind is devoid of all thoughts, all emotions, all desires to win; the pulse of the player gets synchronized with the universal pulsating. The players mind and body combine in perfect unison.
    The amazing part of this synchronized functioning......players become unconscious of their performance; which at times to them and others, seems supernatural.

    Do our new coaches see things this way
    can our players get "themselves" out of the way
    that is what the supposed "I" wants from
    ETSquared

  • Oh dear. "Hordes of ruthless drunks".

    I'm afraid you really have disconnected Hunti. I was actually worried for your sanity previously, genuinely . .what with not being able to communicate coherently on a board dedicated to communication. Not now.

    Those "ruthless drunks" built the country you call your own. There's forty million of us keeping it going right now. The greatest president of the modern era was Irish, the one who with his brother pulled the world back from nuclear holocaust, put men on the moon and who threatened to free the USA from the slave-shackles of the Federal Reserve only to be shot for his troubles. Remember him? Remember when the USA had hope and the future looked bright?

    Don't mix the anti-psychotic medication with alcohol Hunti. The racism just flows ....

    So Irish...if you mistook the tongue in cheek reference, regarding the suppossed "Irish Race"; you were probrably just sufferring from
    a psycho-intellectual darkening....you know the occasional eclipse that is brought on about by an apparent ego.
    No harm was meant, as I actually thought you would recall my suppossed " Italian background". I laughed as I wrote about the muscling that went on between the two, as they battled for asscendancy in the windy city. Both were creating profits bootlegging.....Now you know me as a mailman. In this phrase, It's a small world, isn't it?; i find this humor.....which I already may have shared. One day, during high school, a freind asked me if that was my relatives picture hanging on the wall in the local post office. You know, back when they posted pictures in the P.O.s of the F.B.I.s ten most wanted. Not wanting to succumb to a prank; i resisted the temptation to check it out; thinking there would be a hazing for gullability. But, eventually curiosity got the best of me;
    and I stood under a picture of my families namesake. So that evening, I popped the question to the butcher; and sure enough, he was blood. It was the butcher's uncle. What might be his crime....hit man for the italian mobster, that had a name that rhymes with Buffone. I googled that name; when i learned how to google, and he was very prolific. But, i narrow myself some in telling this tale
    Funny that he hung on the P.O.wall...and I work inside those very same prison-like walls,,,,guess they captured him after all....small isn't it.
    Now about the disconnect...yes I AM....guilty as charged. It is a requsite of self realization.No individual I exists. Do take some time to read this book.
    I AM THAT; only then will you be able to relate. Until you go after it with passion; you will never relate, but only speculate.
    Regarding communication; I throw it all out, just like dirty dishwater.
    Words and language, communication, they are just commentary about what has already taken place. None of it actually happens in the present. So why hold onto vapors that disappear before they even arrive. Sorry, don't put any weight to them. Cheap immitations of real experience; which by the way also struggles to actually exist in the present moment. It is and can be only about the present; and that can't be caught, only sensed.
    So, it would naturally follow that I do not really believe in nationalities or countries. Oh no! You mean there is no America.
    America is as real as santa clause.
    No racism either...just a concept.
    You always want to fix shit....you know the "world" .....
    find out who wants to fix the world
    if you really want to fix it all....find out who you are; then everything gets fixed. Advaita-Vedanta Irish. And the king of that world.....
    Nisargadatta Maharaj.....remember I Am That.
    Now just be the intuitive poster that makes this body laugh the hardest. I only come for the enterainment.
    First clue....find out where you were, eight days before you were concieved; and stay there. One love filled with gratitude.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    DO NOT
    make him
    come here
    anymore

    play me some music fifth
    please

  • In reply to The Void:

    Last song of night 4. Their last show a day later they opened for Toots and the Maytals in Negril. The two years I went there, Mule never played the same song twice in four nights. A little Dead.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMkQuWc3VhE

  • First song, first night, of five nights of the beach in Jamaica.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yg00FvMioc&playnext=1&list=PL2A18C116B0350564&feature=results_video

  • Im starting to think of that saying "Be carefull what you wish for"
    Im realizing more and more that we are at the end of an era in Chicago. I was watching highlights of the 03-12 years and Im gonna miss all that, and them players. That wont be the Chicago Bears anymore, and that will not be their identity anymore.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    Fres, don't fret man, the Bears will always be the Bears. The offense can simply not be ignored anymore. The guys we have are still the guys we have on D. The offense is just going to get more effective. Even if the O improves ever so sligthly you will see a marked difference on gameday. We have the weapons, now we just need some Hogs on the line and a coherent and creative attack and the effect should be noticeable right off the bat.

    When Martz came in he brought a coherent plan, albeit outdated and lacking some of the necessary pieces. He made some adjustments and we went to the NFC Championship game.

    Martz just wasn't flexible enough to tweak enough aspects of the O and Angelo had done too shitty of a job assembling talent.

    Trestman and Kromer come in to a much different situation. Marshall, Jeffrey, Forte, Cutler, Bennett and dare I say Joe Anderson are a nice group to work with and provide a great base to start from. You'll see some pieces added and things will start moving in the right direction offensively.

    The D will still be there. Alot of our guys are young. Some are old but are still effective. Emery will address the necessary pieces.

  • I'm calling 11-5 and playoffs. Now we just have to wait 8 months to see it come to fruition.

  • I can see an 11-5 record. Here's who we go against next year:
    HOME
    Packers
    Lions
    Vikings
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Saints
    Ravens
    Bengals

    AWAY
    Packers
    Lions
    Vikings
    Eagles
    Redskins
    Rams
    Browns
    Steelers

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    We must destroy Pittsburgh in their place. Must.

  • So I just bought an ipad, appleTV and a wireless speaker system... so I've been getting into music.

    Here's one for the musicfiles on the site. She's a folky singer in the shade/jewel mold, but with a little more funk.

    This is my favorit song on her album, and it's the one that's the most different from the rest. I found her when I was in vegas... this song was playing over the PA system and I shazamed it.

    Awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IrJKF1gTuw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    for the more hip hop crowd like willie, check out Wax.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0aRb4rAq0I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the vid is pretty funny and def NSFW

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Which wireless speaker system did you get? I've been researching a bit, but sort of put it off.

    Apple TV - does it have wireless built into it already? I know someone who bought a smart tv recently, but I was disppointed that about the only usable features were Youtube, Netflix, and some other built in apps which I never really use like Hulu.

    Had to hook up a Western Digital Media player just to get Slingbox. It did convert 2d to 3d though, which is a pretty cool feature.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I went with the sonos5. I only got one speaker to check it out first, but did a bit of research. Just can't hang with the silly price of Bose or some of the other very highend speakers... I'm not THAT into it, but these are supposed to have about equal quality.

    The sonos system is super flexible and that's why people love it... you can add as many to your system as you want and then play something over all of them, or send a different song to each speaker. You have to buy a hub for more than one, but supposedly the system is SUPER easy to set up and use and you can use any iOS or Android device to run it all.

    I'll let you know how it sounds once I get it set up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I was looking at the Sonos one (like you said, much cheaper than Bose). The range was about the same, I never got to the stage of going to the store and hearing if there's a difference. Some were "outdoor" while others weren't as weather resistant. The one negative I read about the Sonos is that the remote control was sold separately, and that it was expensive, but maybe it was just the certain model I was looking at.

    Yeah, let me know how you like it. Been meaning to go wireless audio for a long time, but my sony system though a little older sounds great, but it's time to upgrade, like the Bears.

    Also, how's the apple tv? Is it like a computer with built in wi-fi? I've been wondering if some TVs can get the internet to watch ahem pirate sports and stuff...

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    appletv basically lets you stream ANY content that's viewable/playable on your ipad/iphone to your tv... music, videos, uhhh... streaming ahem, web content... ahem.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No you need a creepy man cave:
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20130120,0,704586.column

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    This is the "related photo's" link.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-selling-shelter-20130117,0,7445794.photogallery

  • In other news, if you're going to try and shoot someone you miiiight want to make sure your gun is loaded/working/cocked/ready to go.

    just a thought.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this might help: http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c3#/video/world/2013/01/19/vo-failed-assassination-attempt-bulgaria.tv-7-bulgaria

  • Oh and go Ravens and 9ers

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Harbaugh Bowl? I think ESPN would explode. I would have to turn of the tv for two weeks.

    I hope one of them loses, just not sure which one.

    I'm pulling for the Ravens, but I don't like Ray Lewis. Think he's a shameless self promoter, but that's just me. But I don't want the Pats to go to another SB either. I like the fact that they haven't won any SBs since spygate - makes those fans a litttle less annoying.

    On the NFC side I would root for the 9ers if it weren't for my one friend who is a die hard 9er fans never letting me hear the end of how great they are. Also, that team is young, and if Kap gets a SB right off the bat, that doesn't bode well for the rest of the NFC for the next decade or so.

    So, I'm rooting for the Falcons. They've sucked for so long, and they were always a fun team going back to Vick and Deion and those 80s team. Plus, I like Tony G - if anyone deserves a ring on their way out it's Tony G, not that windbag Ray Lewis.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Yeah, Ray Lewis already has a ring anyway...

  • http://imgur.com/8qP46Vp

  • haha...classic. I saw that late last night and was gonna post it. That should be Jeff's new shirt design.

  • Good stuff. Especially like Cutler's expression

  • MB, I dig some Wax... Heard a few tracks. Some I liked, some I didn't. I'll check that song out once my pooing has completed.

    We got a sonos 5 and 3 right before Christmas. My sister in laws brother works for them and got us 50% discount coupons.

    While I do like it, I have one huge complaint... The music index is stored on the sonos internal memory. While this is great for searching speed and the like, it has a limit. At best, you can get 65k songs in your library. I think I have 200k... Arranged by artist folders. This means I have to manually add each artist until I have filled up the sonos memory.

    I have to copy my best 50k songs into a new folder and add it that way. Pain in the ass.

    FYI - the longer your music filename, the more memory it takes up... So /music/rock/jethro Tull/thick as a brick/thick as a brick pt1.mp3 takes up more space than /music/jt/taab/1.mp3

    Also, get spotify. Shits great.

    Can apple tv mirror your desktop? My emulators are begging for plasma.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    cool, thanks maings.

    yeah, so that's the thing. I'm just going to stream to them from my itunes icloud. No storage necessary. Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hey check out Calexico for a bit more funky funk.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I don't want to sound queer or nuthin, but my emulators are begging for plasma.

  • We all remember this story very well. But it is awesome to see it in a national fluff piece.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/video/crisis-kindness-charles-tillman-021604014.html

  • Evidently, Tony G was wondering the same thing I was...why the hell wasn't Ryan targeting him on that 4 and 4?

    Ah, poor Matty "Ice"...another home playoff loss.

  • Did I hear Denise DeBartolo tell one of her players, "...you did it for mama..."?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    It was a large black man. I didn't see his name or number.

  • Have not read the blog at all, but on the 49/Falcons game, I will say that had S.F., N.E., Pitts., or Dal been on offense, they would have got either a defense holding or pass interference call on the exact same situation as the last Atlanta offense play of the NFC Championship game today.

  • god I still love Anquan Boldin.

    Whyyyyyyy couldn't jerry have pulled his ass out of his nead for one second, just one... and taken him 3 years ago for a hammy sammy and a coke.

    smh

  • that dude got knocked the fuck out

  • again... Anquan. Damn man

  • Hey look: http://www.chicagobears.com/team/roster/Shea-McClellin/2bba1ad4-4fbe-4c87-b3f4-0202b2727706

    They have one too!

    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster/Albert-McClellan/8b135860-5746-4a8d-bcb5-22dae94b6825

    And he's much better than ours!

  • pollard (#31) is also a fucking beast

  • This is a low quality clip of the play in which an official blocks a run by Brady.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EklJHv0V-QI

    What is that at the 30 second mark? The vid is blurry... but could it be an inhaler? If you pause the video on the correct frame, you can see what looks like a jet of mist (you have to hit the correct frame, just before the 35 sec mark).

    Is this old pot-bellied official also an asthmatic? Maybe it's a little oxygen blaster for elderly, out-of-shape officials?

  • A little gay pushing-and-shoving going on there between Flacco and Harbaugh.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    You know, I don't want to sound like a queer or nothin', but...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ACiS-NURAg

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I don't want to sound like a queer or nuthin, but muse kicks ass.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Muse is the shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I saw the Muse last time they came around to L.A. They were good...think they're like Radio Head but with a bit more 70s rock anthem in them.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I don't want to sound queer or nuthin, but Geddy Lee.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I don't want to sound like a queer or nothin', but I once traded a Tom Petty album for George Michael's Freedom album. (I did have duplicate copies).

  • hbaugh sb. pretty fucking cool maings.

    go ravens!

  • I don't want to sound like a queer or nothin', but you know Ray Lewis loves God as much or more than just about anyone when he's willing to show off his butt crack while praying in the middle of the field after the game, surrounded by about 20 reporters.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I'm so tired of that circus. Too bad he had to be in on murdering another human being to find religion. Ray was a great player but I'm ready for the "mentor" to retire.

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