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greengeek

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  1. So scores and win/loss are off limits? Ok, QB is all about chin size (oops...math) or hair color (oops wavelength is a number) or how often they get laid (damn...another number). How about this: my favorite QB is really really good and yours is only really good...2:1 (sh1t). Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  2. Great video of two nice throws. Thanks for posting. It does make me opine for the days of KRL reports... Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  3. Apparently salt is hallucinogenic....who knew? Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  4. He’ll probably stay available for a while. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  5. me: Mangold My son: Ferguson Based on that info, do any of you volunteer to buy us Darnold and Mims jerseys ? Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  6. Also worst in the NFL. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  7. Also worst in the NFL. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  8. Also worst in the NFL. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  9. Is that Klochak the Night Stalker! Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  10. But Macc was mentioned first. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  11. Median favorite is oxymoron. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  12. Even though I live in a somewhat countrified area as well (North Fork of Long Island) I also know five people who contracted the virus and all got better (including the couple in their 90’s). I work in academia and so I’m able to work from home and government paychecks keep coming. My son’s place of business declared themselves essential (assuming hospitals will turn to pool shock when they run out of disinfectant...bogus). Initially I was very worried, but my son set up barriers, curb side service and no one there got sick. My son had to kick out a few idiots who passed the barriers (my son is 6’4” 325 and played center and defense end in school). In retrospect, he is fine with a continuing income. My best friend is, on the other hand, out of work. Between these two stories, I now think my son is in better shape (even though I thought the reverse a month ago). Because the scientific case is still developing, we’re all mostly influenced by our personal experience. Mine was low mortality rate, a son who didn’t catch it working retail with overtime, and a friend who suffered because of the shutdown. So my guess is that the data will show under 1% mortality and I will probably take my family to a game (tickets might be cheap!). Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  13. Hey Greenbean. Thanks for the thoughtful video. Its been a few hours since the posting and no comments yet. Wow. It reminds me about one of my favorite quotes: After leaving international politics Henry Kissinger was asked which was more cutthroat, international politics or university politics. His answer was BY FAR university politics. Why? Because the stakes are so low. I’m guessing that the hesitation to comment on fandom vs covid comes because the stakes are not low. They can be life or death (worse than a winless season and, yes, worse than just enough wins to move out of the top picks in the draft). I’ll share my honest opinion: I don’t know. Unlike SAR I, I have neither a BMW nor season tickets. Nonetheless, I have a long tradition of taking family to at least one game per season. This grew from father/son to father/son/sons wife/granddaughter/sons mother-in-law. It is something we always enjoyed win or lose. So what about 2020? I just don’t know. Maybe by September when we are as far past the shutdown as we are currently into it, we’ll go. That is, in fact my best guess. There will be data by that time on other crowded gatherings and perhaps frar will subside. I would say we should watch what happens to (presumably resumed) baseball. If those crowds return, so will ours. One thought on empty stadiums. In my opinion sports performance is tied to emotion. Playing in silence saps the emotion. Perhaps the loudest bench wil be the new 12th man. Sorry to the Jamal haters, but he could be a real asset to this year’s offense. I will say that the numbers on covid mortality and ability to spread are moving down from prior estimates. Perhaps by fall, there will be less fear since it won’t be such an unknown. But who can say for sure. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  14. There is some pretty reasonable stuff posted here from a buncha man-children (guilty as charged) on a football site. Not everything but better than stereotypes would have you believe. My family went through a very tough teenage period with my son. It included two suicide attempts, the more serious one within a week of a professional counselor saying that there was little chance of it happening again. His school gave us the choice of PINS or expelled. We found a third alternative with a sort of lockdown school that included character lessons for kids and parents. It was a rough two years in that program. As parents went through the program they could choose whether to get closely involved providing support to newer parents entering the program. I jumped into that pretty deep and as is typical learned more than I taught. Not everything I say is right, sanctioned by professionals, or recommended, but it is real from me. You will never make your stepson’s choices. Those are his and always will be. What you get to make are your choices, including how you choose to act and how you choose to feel (yes, you can choose how to feel...try it it works). A fundamental aspect of relationships is clarity in your communication. So long as your stepson is a minor, you won’t have an equal footing relationship. You all live in the household that belongs to you and your wife and ownership places you as the one to make the rules (and penalties). If a household runs with little and rare conflict, these can be made up on the fly. If the household is in crisis ( mine was) the rules and penalties need to be made explicit. It is a HUGE, TRYING, PAINFUL task to write these down. In my experience some parents did, some didn’t, some worked out some didn’t. My house made a rule list (levels of infractions, examples at each level, penalties at each level, agreement that items not covered have their level defined by parents). We were recommended that if the kid is past 18 a bag of personal items and a bus ticket to somewhere far away (chosen by kid) should be pre-assembled. We didn’t like that or do it. We did make broad rules in three levels in a two page document which was formed and agreed to by all three of us. Writing this was the more important step as it made very clear what our values were and having input from our son particularly on the penalties meant that when he chose to make an infraction, he chose the level of penalty and got it. There are different levels of success and need for this amount of formality. In our case WRITING IT was where all the value was found because of the clarity of expectation/penalty/values. It was then almost never needed to be used. One thing that was huge for us (and almost no one else...remember about that uniqueness principle) was to break down conflict as “facts” “interpretation” “feelings”. Example: You said blah (trying to use exact words so that is fact like a courtroom). I interpreted this as blahblah. I felt devastated because that reminded me of when blahblahblah. Notice that if done correctly, every stipulation is irrefutable. If the facts are facts... no dispute. Also, “I interpreted “ and “I felt” are irrefutable since we can’t read minds. The insight we gained into each other was excellent, but most of our friends and their families found this process artificial and useless. Pleaae take this as information and a possible opportunity to glean some options. Don’t take it as advice since I don’t know you, your wife, your stepson or ANYTHING except what I read here. I am in no position at all to offer advice and I am well aware that the things that worked/failed in my household were different than what worked/failed for the other parents who became close friends. Although no single principle was universal, the one that was far and away most important to me personally was to learn to cleanly and clearly distinguish my choices (for which I am accountable) from everyone else’s choices (for which they should be accountable, not me)...but that’s just me. Best wishes my friend. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
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  16. Here is a mandate: Come clean about Wyatt or lose all team access. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  17. Great summary including UDFA. You hit the nail on the head with Morgan: fully understand but can’t love the pick. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  18. I disagree. He chose to burn bridges saying that he would only come back for Denver. I’d rather have a WR shed by another team who has something to prove, instead of one who has something to walk back. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  19. One BIG TV (75”) pro-quality amplifier and speakers, but only 5.1 since the mid speakers want to be one at fireplace and one at window. Other TV only 41” with internal speakers (not good enough for her). We don’t have them in bedrooms or kitchen like some people do... Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  20. Omg! 911...my wife has a knife and just drove off in tge car.,, Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  21. There goes Hodges To Buffalo! Division Championship Dreams Dashed! Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app

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