Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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This week I will be talking very briefly about the "deflategate" issue.

Quite frankly, I'm tired of hearing about it. The thing is that it had no impact on the Colts game. You don't win by that large of a margin based on the inflation of the ball. I don't care how many PSI's there are, or, are not in the ball.

The larger scope of it is that I read an article stating that starting in 2007, the Patriots had a large statistical difference in the numbers of fumbles that they had. The statistics were so large of a difference, it is really hard to dispel that something wasn't going on. Now, if that is in relation to them changing pressure in the ball, that is the real story. However, I have not heard that this is what the NFL is going after.

Because of this, the NFL needs to wrap this up. The Super Bowl is this Sunday and the Patriots are having to deal with this scandal at a time that is very ill-timed. They need to be focusing all of their attention on the big game, not this.

Another point of order is that it will probably just be a fine. Marshawn Lynch has been extensively fined this season for a numerous array of things, from crotch grabbing, to not speaking with the media, and, almost, for not wearing league approved shoes. If that is the case, and there is only a fine, then just make it happen already.

As for the timing of it, that's what really bothers me. All of this is such a distraction and the NFL is dragging their feet. Whether or not you believe Belichick in his conference is a moot point. The point is, the Patriots did an internal investigation and found their results. Why is it the league can not do their own investigation in a timely matter? Resolve this already. If the Patriots do lose in the Super Bowl, myself, and others, will point to this distraction.

I'm not saying that the Patriots shouldn't be punished if it truly is found that they tampered with footballs. However, I think that this is getting out of control and too big of a distraction for what is a very huge deal in the football world, what everyone works toward, and what all fans cheer their teams on for the Super Bowl.

Monday, January 19, 2015

My Packers versus Seahawks Thoughts blog thanks to GoDaddy coupon sigler99

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If you are a Packers fan, like I am, you're still in shock. You wouldn't let yourself get excited after the first half. No. There was way too much football left.

Then, there was the third quarter. No, we didn't score any points in the quarter, but the only touchdown we allowed Seattle was on special teams.

I started to let myself smile a little bit. Going into the fourth quarter, I was feeling very cautiously optimistic.

We opened the fourth quarter with a field goal (really, the GB MVP of the game was Mason Crosby). I was a bit nervous, so many field goals.

Our defense held somewhat well and after a 4 minute drive; Seattle had to punt.

Sadly, we went three and out.

I was nervous. How did we not capitalize on running the clock down? That drive only took 1:40 seconds off the clock. Were we going to mess this up?

Then, a miracle. We intercepted the Hawks! We actually got the ball back with only 5:04 left on the clock.

Then our team took a collective dump.

We somehow managed to go three and out, handing the ball off to Lacy each time for losses of yards. What were we thinking? On third down, we need to move the chains. Why not put the ball in the hands of the MVP candidate?

We gave the ball back to Seattle.

They score.

Shit.

Onside kick time.

I'm not even worried that Bostick let the ball right through his hands, essentially missing the opportunity to close out the game with a Packers win. Shit happens.

They score again and our defense can't stop them.

Then, to me, the ultimate fail. On a broken two point conversion, Wilson somehow manages to get the ball off. It hangs in the air for what seems to be an eternity. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix watched it. He made no attempt to go for the ball. To bat it down. Nothing.

That is why we lost the game. Everyone can leave poor Bostick alone. He is a tight end and why McCarthy put him in there made no sense. Plus, those plays are such a mess, it's anyone's shot.

We lost the game because in the last five minutes of the game our offense could not get anything done. I honestly don't care about the field goals instead of touchdowns in the first quarter. What it really came down to was motivation. With five minutes left we were so afraid of losing our lead that we did nothing to ensure that Seattle did not get the ball back.

Our offense has been so killer all year long and we got away from our identity. That was dumb.

Our defense had a mental lapse at the end. Sadly, that is also Dom capers fault. Also, why on Earth after pressuring Russell Wilson the entire game did we let up off of the gas peddle. It worked. The man through 4 interceptions. Not sure why you move away from that.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Bend not break defense mentalities do not win games. They certainly do not win championship games.

I'm not sure how we come back from this. I don't think that we will fire Dom Capers as we played well enough to make it to the NFC Championship game and won the game for 4 3/4 of the game.

Our season next year will be tough. Chicago cleaned house and now has Coach Fox. The Vikings are well on their way to being a good football team. The Lions, they have it in them to win games. Our division plays the NFC West again this year. Yikes.

We need to do better. This was our shot this year and we blew it. The Colts clearly didn't deserve to win. They didn't blow it. They just lost.

We blew it and there is a huge difference.

Until next year.

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The Cowboys versus the Packers game this weekend did not disappoint! It was action-packed and a very tight game.

The Cowboys offense had a three and out on the first series, but then got hot after that. The first drive for the Packers saw us get 7 points, which was thrilling, and a bit nerve-wracking as Aaron was not moving very well in the pocket. Fans were wondering if that was going to be our only score of the day.

It was not, thankfully. The first half saw the Cowboys miss a field goal, which allowed us to come back onto the field and obtain a field goal of our own. Going into the half it was 14-10 Cowboys in the lead.

The second half is when the Packers shinned. With the exception of an extremely costly penalty by T.J Lang when we were in scoring position, we did a great job. Defense held the Cowboys and Rodgers became more mobile in the pocket. The defense held Murray and Bryant to very limited yards and our offense stepped it up, including some very important catches by Adams and a spectacular one by Cobbs at the end of the game.

I'm extremely proud of my Packers. They had a great game plan called by Mike and was executed very well by the players. I must admit, Dom capers also did a great job with his play calling.

Oh, and I love you Julius Peppers.

My game balls go to Adams, Cobbs, Peppers and Rodgers.

Good luck next week Pack against the Hawks. Heal up Aaron and have a fabulous nest


Monday, January 5, 2015

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I just finished season 1 of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix.

I must admit, I was a little hesitant to get into a show written by the same man who wrote Weeds. Weeds ended horribly. That last season was so terrible. It made me not want to invest my time in another one of his shows. So I hesitated.

So far, it is really good!

I'm pleasantly surprised as I have been blowing through a bunch of television shows lately trying to find a good one. I tried Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy -- that is awful. I sort of enjoyed Matt LeBlanc's Episodes. I watched all three seasons, even though the last season was so-so. I will say this, Episodes is heads above Web Therapy. I do not know how Web Therapy is still on the air. I also tried HBO's Hello Ladies (really terrible) and Family Tree (just never came back to it after the first episode).

So, I thought, why not? I will try OITNB.

Yes, it was worth it.

The main character is a narcissistic, uptight, thinks she is better than thou, and does not know when to shut the fuck up. The not shutting the fuck up is what gets her into the most trouble.

Which is also when it is hard to suspend belief.

There are times in the show, when you are like, why is she talking? Stop talking? You are only making matters worse! No one on the planet would act like this woman. No one would make the decisions that she makes.

So, although Piper is the main character of the show, and it's anchor, I watch the show because of the supporting cast. The casting was fantastic. The writing of the other characters is amazing. I love seeing how they tick, and, more importantly, why they act in the manner in which they do.

The fiancee is so annoying it's almost unpalatable. Jason Biggs seems to be equally annoying on screen as he is in real life. I also have no idea why the character Piper would even be with him. It makes zero sense. If he fell off a cliff, I'd be so happy.

The character Crazy Eyes is good, but not as awesome as what I heard from the media.

All in all, I say give this show a chance. I am beginning the second season, and I must say, looking forward to it.

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