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L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 04:11 PM
If you're an American with any interest at all in sports, you must be settling into your couch about now...

amish rob
01-08-2017, 04:14 PM
I like sports. Am I missing football?

Peace,
Robert

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 04:16 PM
Packers hosting Giants on the frozen tundra. Kickoff in 20...

CK 17
01-08-2017, 04:21 PM
I'm a patriots fan living in Wisconsin; something I rarely admit to when home.

chas
01-08-2017, 04:27 PM
Packers have been my team since before there was a Super Bowl! Bart Starr to Max McGee on a deep post on third and one. Good storyline this year, and the defense is getting healthier.
I'm ready to play! :d / Jim

PS. I'm a long way from American.

Paul Pless
01-08-2017, 04:32 PM
Bart Starr to Max McGee on a deep post on third and one. a hometown hero of mine and a university of alabama standout to boot!

amish rob
01-08-2017, 04:41 PM
Oh! Frozen, outside football?! I will certainly partake in some of that after the chores...

Peace,
Robert

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 05:03 PM
Too cold for the stickum on Odell's gloves...

bobbys
01-08-2017, 05:07 PM
Should be a good game.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 05:22 PM
Can't believe Rodgers took that sack.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 05:38 PM
If Jordy Nelson is done, Packers chances just cut in half.

Rich Jones
01-08-2017, 05:44 PM
If Jordy Nelson is done, Packers chances just cut in half.Busted ribs? That hit looked like it hurt.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 05:49 PM
"Everything hurts me more when it's cold. You know, how if you hit your thumb and it's cold..."

--Fatty, Unforgiven

chas
01-08-2017, 05:53 PM
Defense needs to hold on till Montgomery does something with the run. / Jim

chas
01-08-2017, 05:59 PM
Dancing lessons anybody? :D

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 06:10 PM
Omigosh.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 06:11 PM
I could have played that better than Apple...

chas
01-08-2017, 06:15 PM
Used to say fifty of those every night! :d / Jim

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 06:48 PM
Wow. Interesting choice to go for it on 4th in enemy territory.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 06:49 PM
Aaand they pay for it!!!

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 06:55 PM
This game is picking up steam...

chas
01-08-2017, 06:58 PM
Had to make that statement. Great game so far! A turnover could be big. / Jim

Sky Blue
01-08-2017, 07:20 PM
I've been a fan of football for as long as I can remember, playing the game through HS. My senior year we won the AAA championship in the State of Washington, playing the final game in the Kingdome. I would stack my knowledge of the history of the game against almost anyone's, but slowly I find it more and more difficult to justify my fandom knowing just how harmful the game is based on what we've learned about CTE and that the average lifespan of a professional football player is now just 57 years. What exactly are we cheering for? And why?

I watched the Rose Bowl with a broken arm and recovering from surgery and saw a Penn State player end up with a mangled arm. He returned to the sideline with his arm in a sling.

I sympathized with him for obvious reasons and asked myself for what has he suffered this injury?

Maybe it's just my own mortality that I'm facing up to. Maybe I'm learning more about what is truly meaningful or useful in life. Maybe I'm feeling a bit down because of my own injury. Maybe I'll feel differently when I've recovered.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 07:32 PM
You're ambivalent about football?

I'm ambivalent about achievement of every kind. (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?210589-Performance-enhanced-by-nature&highlight=ambivalent)

Pro football is like a soap opera for me. A cast of characters playing to or against type, expectations, potentials.

Sky Blue
01-08-2017, 07:35 PM
I have loved the game like few things in my life. I remain connected to my deceased father through it. There were many years where it represented the only common ground between us, the one thing we could happily talk about no matter what.

Things change. Of course, my team, Cal, fired its coach early today, with rumors swirling about Chip Kelly. Maybe my mood improves if he becomes the new coach.;)

chas
01-08-2017, 07:36 PM
I'd easily trade a broken arm for what you gained from your high school experience culminating with a championship at the Kingdome. Perhaps you could discuss the ethics of same somewhere else? Tks / Jim

Norman Bernstein
01-08-2017, 07:42 PM
If Jordy Nelson is done, Packers chances just cut in half.

Doesn't seem that way now

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 07:44 PM
Doesn't seem that way now

But how can we ever know???:D Maybe their chances were even higher before?

They will feel his absence next week, I guarantee it.

bobbys
01-08-2017, 07:49 PM
G men collapsed .

they folded..

O well if Green Bay beats Dallas im ok

PatCassidy
01-08-2017, 07:49 PM
Back to South Beach for the Giants.

L.W. Baxter
01-08-2017, 07:50 PM
Back to South Beach for the Giants.

Ouch, yeah. Beckham should have been practicing his two-handed catching.

chas
01-08-2017, 07:57 PM
"They will feel his absence next week, I guarantee it."

He'll be back. Before it's over. / Jim

bamamick
01-08-2017, 09:40 PM
So cold at both games today. You have to understand that the lowest temps I have ever been in were around 10F. I can't imagine playing ball in what they did today.

Mickey Lake

Glen Longino
01-08-2017, 10:26 PM
Cowboys and Packers next Sunday!
I've learned from experience not to be optimistic about the cowboys, but I'll be watching.

bobbys
01-08-2017, 11:40 PM
Ouch, yeah. Beckham should have been practicing his two-handed catching.
.

He should have watched the Seahawks receivers , they had circus catches, only they caught most of them.