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By NB Staff | December 17, 2011 | 10:11
Can we talk?
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 10:44am.
Can anyone in football NOT come up with something different than the Gatorade shower for a big victory? Is that all there's ever going to be? It killed George Allen.
And "soccer-style" kickers. After 40 years kicking an American football, is there not ONE kicker that can back up diagonally, rather than straight back and then side stepping?
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:45pm.
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 3:52pm.
The official cause was deemed to be a "heart problem." I think it was a cover up by "Big Gatorade." He had recently gotten an ice water or Gatorade bath from an end of season win.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 4:02pm.
it was fairly entertaining the first couple of times. The last 800,000 times...not so much.
On the other hand, the soccer-style kickers don't bother me.
Oh yeah...the 'evil to triumph' deal? Booooo!
One out of three is still a respectable batting average though.
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 5:43pm.
The kicker deal doesn't bother me as much as it perplexes me. I understood when most of the kickers were foreigners and were never around American football. But now we have kids born and raised here that have seen football and soccer, yet still can't just line up the kick and step diagonally to the starting spot.
Should I have substituted Communism for Evil in that tag line?
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 6:02pm.
When my daughter was in middle school, she could kick field goals from the 20 yard line. She weighted a whopping 90 pounds.
She had been playing soccer from the day she could walk, so she had developed a lot of power with great technique, and she had tremendous accuracy.
It's just a fact that a kicker can get more strength and velocity on the ball if they're a sidewinder.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:43pm.
I don't think that the coaches or the owners would care if their kicked back-heeled the damn football, just as long as it went between the goalposts.............................and it might be kind of novel to see a 'toe-jammer' in the NFL, but the bottom line is always going to be making the kick. And you don't really see too many, if any, toe-jammers floating around these days.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 10:28am.
My baby had seen the videos of Maradona's (The hand of God) scoring on the kickoff in a game. She was dying to try it just once.
On the kickoff, the ball was kicked forward, then back to her behind the midfield stripe. The other goal keeper was standing on her 18 cheering on the defense, when darlin' unloaded the ball. It went over the keepers head (she never even saw what happened) bounced about 2 feet in front of the goal and went in.
It could have been about a 35-40 yard field goal in football. It had that much height, and was dead down the middle.
She also used to try to get away with the "Hand of God" move, but managed it only once.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 6:33pm.
Re your tagline: I was thinking more along the lines of "Goodness and Righteousness". :-)
PS..By the way, have I ever mentioned that your NB "Profile" is a hoot? If not, I am now.
Submitted by Dan The Man 2 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:34am.
I love Christmas movies. I am watching the Hallmark Channel now. And "Its a Wonderful Life" is King of the Christmas movies.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:53am.
I have a bunch I DVRed from Hallmark just for today when there was no footlball. I'll get caught on some today. I guess am still partial to Miracle on 34th Street.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:52pm.
And the Div II play-offs. We were going to the New Orleans bowl tonight to see ULLaft and SDSU. But MIL is feeling poorly so we gave away the tickets
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 1:52pm.
Sorry to hear you won't be going to NO. The Ragin' Cajuns are going to their first bowl game in decades so people here are excited. The big joke is that 18,000 cajuns are headed for NO. Finally, New Orleans will have some class.....rofl at that one.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:01pm.
We were hoping to make a good showing, so maybe the La teams get more attention. You going?
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:11pm.
No Boudin, too old to fight the traffic and the crowds. But, my grandson and his Dad have tickets to the game and as a Christmas present, they also have tickets to the LSU/Ala game. They are both excited and promised to bring me back souveniers....LOL
Will be sitting in front of the tv tonight hoping the Cajuns make a good showing. Will check in with you later.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:21pm.
Now I am green,,,,
Go Ragin Cajuns, is right!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 4:02pm.
i don't know much about La-Lay. I watch some. I can't wait for the Famous Idaho Tater bowl.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:08pm.
Lets hope they can stop the Run.
Let's go Ragin Cajuns
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:45pm.
Lead the Aztecs 7-3
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:53pm.
They return the punt 87 yrds
Cajuns up 13-3
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:02pm.
Take the opening possession right down the field.
Cajuns up 19-3. Cant seemed to make the ExP
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:37pm.
Those missed xtra points will come back and bite them cajuns......grrrrr
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 12:02am.
They now lead 26-17. Been a good game, very well played
Submitted by lrgon on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:04pm.
The blogger Aravosis tried to paint Romney as a klansman because Governor Romney happened to use in his stump speech "keep America American," which the left wing blogger said originated with the KKK.
The ACLU, a famous leftist lawyers organization founded by socialist Roger Baldwin advised his followers to wrap themselves up in the American flag in order to hide their motives to move the nation toward socialism. What does nervosis Aravosis thinks of the ACLU? Would he paint the ACLU as a skinhead loving outfit? I doubt it.The contoversial lawyers group defended neo Nazis to parade their group in Skokie,Illinois. The ACLU lawyers sided with the Nazis against the wishes of the city fathers of Skokie. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Vill...
In like manner the klan uses patriotic sounding slogans to con members into joining their ranks.
That is not to say that politicians and federal judges haven't associated with the KKK to advance their political ambitions. Harry Truman (President) Hugo Black (US Supreme Court Justice)and Robert Byrd ( US Senator)were dues paying members of the KKK. Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan and was called "Exalter Cyclops" in his local Klan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan_members_in_United_States_politics
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 1:47pm.
make America Muslim.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:09pm.
A few years back I had to go to training on gangs. The instructor talked a lot about Larry Hoover and the Gangster Disciples. Even though he is in the super max federal pen in Florence, CO he still has a lot of effect on Chicago politics. I am hearing stories now that the gangs are being consulted before any decisions are made by Dead Fish. Any of y'all around that area hearing about this? When we talk about Chicago politicians like Bambi being thugs, well they really are run by thugs. i am going to do some more research into this because it could very well tie Obummer to many of the Chicago gangs. Story.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:15pm.
A name that makes people light up....TEBOW!!
My son just posted this on his Facebook page....the inevitable Seinfeld/ Tebow mashup.
(For non-Seinfeld addicts, in this episode, George wanted to give himself the nickname "T-Bone."
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:54pm.
I never watched one episode.
Handy Reference Guide to Obama's Gaffes and Goofs ~ Currently Numbering 200 (and Counting)
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 3:31pm.
Well, B, you missed a lot of good stuff (and some crap too). In my family, we say anything that happens in your life can be related to an episode of Seinfeld.
A lot of stuff from the show has made it into the general lexicon...most notably "Not that there's anything wrong with that!"
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 4:09pm.
"I am the king of the castle; the master of my domain."
"I won a contest!"
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:40pm.
Time's person of the year
Occupiers block the delivery of food to the hungry in Portland.
Can't wait until the Commucrat Convention hits Charlotte and the sniveling brats fill the streets will all their shenanigans I know the MSM will not cover it but the local media and Fox will.
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 1:37pm.
As their acts become intensively more aggressive and outrageous as the campaign season approaches, build the visual and visceral association of Odimbulb to the OWS protesters. Make that association more well known than coffee with cream, Joy Behar and stupidity, and Baba Wawa and her speech impediment. Make sure to mention the OWS/Odimbulb connection in every political advertisement with a slogan like "Do you want four more years of THIS?" and show as much imagery connecting the criminal and antisocial behavior with OWS and Odimbulb.
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 1:50pm.
Hey stoop, that's called fasting.
And what's with hunger striking anyway? If you choose not to eat......ok. Eventually you will, or that's the end.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 1:56pm.
But I might be a little impressed if it was Mikey Moore
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 6:56pm.
Would that be the same Mikey Mouse that signed the recall petition against Gov. Walker?
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 1:55pm.
I just have to tell all of you people who are not blessed with living in Paradise.
It is 77 degrees, sunny, slight breeze just to cool it down a little, unbelievable water, and my tequila headache from last night has totally disappeared!
Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition. Is this a great country or what?!?
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:05pm.
Very inspiring lady.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:17pm.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:52pm.
I make quilts hand stitched on an old fashioned wooden frame. This lady taught me to stop complaining cause my back hurts. Awesome woman.
Submitted by drsamherman on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 12:18am.
What an inspiring lady! She is a Texas lady through and through...sweet as honey but tough as nails and not afraid to give her life meaning even if she has challenges!!!
Caj...wonder if she can make my son's 30th birthday present? Since she is in Waco, I will look her up and let y'all know how it goes.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 3:43pm.
A lot of us have thrown up our hands to God and complained, but we usually stop there. The secret is to ask Him what He wants us to do in that situation!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 4:45pm.
Has Bambi left on his Asian vacation yet? Last I heard Thunder Thighs was taking off without him. Did that happen?
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 6:05pm.
... it takes a whole plane just to get that Clydesdale transported anywhere. Not much capacity left for the "big ego" to ride.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:54pm.
It's not just a big 'ego' in that plane, bubba................you KNOW what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!!
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 11:29am.
Better watch out. All thoso big egos and butts are going to cause Oahu to tip over.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:29pm.
Actually, given the amount of high-rise hotels that there are in Waikiki, it's a wonder it hasn't tipped over!!! But, since the Royal Family is here, I'm pretty sure that the earth will begin to heal and the seas will start to lower back to 'pre global warming' levels.
I don't envy ANYONE who lives ANYWHERE close to where the Royal Family is staying, because they're going to have to adjust their lives to the ongoing situation. Hell, I woulldn't be surprised if they got put through some kind of security or status check, and I'm being serious!!! Of course.........that would NEVER happen with illegals, would it???
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:46pm.
I think Minnie the Moooooooooooooooch allready showed up over there on Oahu, with the kids and the huge entourage. I'm not sure if Barry-Kins is with her - I read that she was going to leave early regardless of what was happening. After all, they ARE a 'two-plane' family, right???
I'm glad I was there LAST weekend, because my son lives less than two miles from where they stay, and it's a mess.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 4:56pm.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:53pm.
Aloha everyone from the north shore of an outer island in Hawaii!!! I've just come back from another nice Saturday at the beach, playing music while the volunteers took a wide variety of kids and grown-ups who have a wide variety of mental and physical handicaps into the water and catching some waves, as well as eating lunch and enjoying a nice day at the beach.
We had a couple of extra musician friends with us today - both of them professionals - and I've got to say that we nailed some pretty damn good material, and basically all of it 'jamming' and just doing it on the spot!! We even had some 4-part vocals going on pretty well!! And I'd look around, and the participants, volunteers, and guests would be tapping their feet or nodding their heads or just boppin' around. I can tell that we're really flying when this one little boy - who is wheelchair bound and probably severly mentally challenged too - is jumping up and down and smiling and attempting to clap his hands, with a huge smile on his face. To me, that is success!!!
I was actually too beat after 4 straight hours of playing and singing to go surfing, so I just hung out and had a cold beer and talked to some people and enjoyed the afternoon. I can go surfing tomorrow.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 10:02pm.
For a good cause,,, way to go.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:44am.
Of KORE in action. Awesome Killa! I envy you my friend.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:24pm.
Thanks........that's a cool little video. It looks like it might have been made last spring, since there are a LOT more participants and volunteers these days, as well as equipment. They have about 6 portable tents that they set up, a nice big BBQ, a big trailer for the back of Kurt's truck - he's the Chinese/Hawaiian guy in the video with the hat and clipboard - He's a fire captain and also a really good surfer - and there are a lot more people just coming around and checking it out.
As soon as I finish my coffee, I'm off to the surf, which is still overhead and pretty nice, from the reports I've gotten. I never do the 'dawn patrol', because there is a hardcore group of surfers who are on it every morning at dark.........so I try to show up about the time they are coming in.
Oh - since we had 6 musicians playing yesterday,and we were having a pretty good time of it - as well as the fact that we are all a little 'off kilter' - we were trying to come up with a name for our 'band' for these events. I think we settled on Da KORE Krew, although I was pushing for Hard KORE!!!! I think I got nixed!!!
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 10:38am.
If you want more energy I recommend Cuban bread.
An 80 year old friend of mine was resting on the beach when his 82 year old friend came jogging by. My buddy stopped him and said, "Where do you get all the energy?" The 82 year old said, "I eat Cuban bread. It gives me loads of energy and gives me a lot of stamina with the ladies, if you get my drift."
Well, my friend went straight to the Cuban bakery and ordered five loaves of bread. The little lady who runs the store asked if he was having a party, and he said that no, it was all for him.
She said, "You know it's going to be really hard before you finish the second loaf, don't you?"
He threw up him hands and said, "Am I the only person on this island who doesn't know about this stuff?!?!?"
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:33pm.
Have some bollas with your cafe cubano, fella.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:39pm.
What you know, but many others don't is that Cuban bread is really, really good ... for about three hours after it is baked. After that you could use it for a baseball bat.
It is actually the "bomb" of choice for the Conch Republic Air Force when they drop "bombs" on the Coast Guard and Navy during the reenactment of the "great battle of secession."
And we did secede where others failed.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:53pm.
Not too many Cubans around here, bubba........but I remember when I was about 7 abnd 8 years old, we lived in Greece, which was a pretty poor country (no sh*t, Sherlock), and the markets were 'open-air'. My mother would take my and my older brother to go buy things...........and she always made sure that she DIDN'T buy any loaf of long Greek bread that was near the seller's armpit - since they used to carry them around under their arms - on some nice, ripe, hot, sunny, sweaty days!!!
Now I must go surfing!!!!
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 10:02pm.
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Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 10:44pm.
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Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:06pm.
A handy guide for liberals.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 12:28pm.
Was this going on under Mubarak?
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:13pm.
Yeah BK, I just saw this with my morning coffee,, and I was thinking about those OWS bowel movement types - that were backed by Barry and the Dems and the MSM as being similiar to the 'Arab Spring', whatever the hell that means. And I wonder if that bimboette No Worry Ann Curry has 'done the math' between what comes out of her stupid ignorant mouth and what is REALLY happening???
We should expect Boy Barry to mumble something about 'human rights' - if he can pull himself towards a microphone while he's over here on vacation - but I wouldn't hold my breath. Remember it took him about 4 days to say something about the Fruit of the Loom bomber. (And I still can't figure out how you're gonna get 72 virgins after you blow up your equipment!!!)
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:55pm.
Makes the case to get medical and air transport insurance when traveling internationally.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 10:22pm.
Obama comes thru again.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 11:15pm.
Anyway, please add same to my previously posted list of Obama's foreign policy accomplishments. ;-)
Submitted by bkeyser on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 11:15pm.
this one is as legitimate as any of his others.
Submitted by Dan Diego on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 11:51pm.
Well played Sir.
Submitted by PrairieSky on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 12:28am.
Obama is supposedly "monitoring reports" about this development...More likely, he's curled up into the fetal position and sucking his thumb on the floor in the Oval Office, ...Meanwhile, and aide is trying to get Bill Clinton on the phone to tell him what to do.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan
Submitted by killa37 on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 3:15am.
Actually, Prarie - Barry's over here on a multi-million dollar vacation...............he and the Moooooooooooch need a break from all of that lyin'!!! And his 'fetal position' is out on a golf course, where he can just 'blow off' (oh god.................that probably is a racist and homophobic statment - especailly given Boy Barry's nighttime adventrures!!!) any and all of the news that comes his way, until such time as he decides to get in front of a microphone and do some more lyin'!!!!!
I don't think that der Shclickmeister likes Barry at all..............and I'm also pretty sure that Boy Barry disdains Slick Willy at the same level...............Barry is MUCH too narcissisic and self-aborbed to feel that he needs to take any advice and recreation from a has-been like Clinton. Plus, lets not forget that Barry placed himself ABOVE Clinton on just about everythinhg.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 11:28pm.
at least in the context of comparative significance, but it's yet another step in his methodical liquidation of international tyrants.
dang..another misplaced reply.
Submitted by bkeyser on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 12:15am.
Given enough time it just might work. How do feel about returning GITMO terrorists to Afghanistan in exchange for the taliban renouncing terrorism because apparently O's banking on that one. Campaign promises to fill and all that.
Submitted by Jer on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 3:26am.
expectations that--what they perceived at least as--campaign promises will ever be fulfilled by this president. It's only a slight exaggeration to suggest an anticipation on their part that Bush and Cheney would have been frog-marched into Leavenworth by this point in time.
Submitted by bkeyser on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 8:43am.
but O was bragging in his weekly speech about ending the war in Iraq; you know, a campaign promise.
It's an admirable and reasonable goal to want to end the war in Afghanistan as well, the problem is he's looking to be conciliatory in doing so. He's offering up GITMO troops in exchange for a proclamation by a non-governmental entity; essentially a Bedouin tribe. There's a reason there are still terrorists in GITMO, and they all revolve around the fact that the ones remaining are so heinous that we can't risk a civilian trial for fear they might be released yet here's your boy making that very offer in exchange for a promise ring.
This is why Obama gets the appeasement label; you want to win the war, you do it with overwhelming force. You break the will of the enemy. You remove his ability to fight. You don't ask for his forgiveness and give away your prized possessions.
And it's pretty hard to try Bush and Cheney for war crimes when you're prosecuting the same wars using even less transparent methods.
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