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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: I did say look to the sky
« Last post by stgermaine on January 25, 2023, 03:01:57 AM »
An exotic green comet that has not passed Earth since the time of the Neanderthals has reappeared in the sky ready for its closest approach to the planet next week.
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: The Real Purpose of Professional Sports
« Last post by BigBlue1982 on January 25, 2023, 02:52:36 AM »
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NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB

Sound familiar? FBI, CIA, DIA...

It's not just about bread and circus. Organized sports leagues capture those with the Will to do what it takes to compete and win at the cost of great personal sacrifice. Where would those individuals be if they didn't have sports? They'd be captains of industry, world visionaries, and leaders of the advancement of civilization. The money and fame offered by pro sports is intended to entice and capture talent that might otherwise advance mankind toward independence and freedom.

I don't know if I truly believe this in full. While I never played professional sports, I was involved in sports my whole life. I played collegiate football for USF when they were in conference USA prior to them moving into the larger, more well-known Big East Conference. Most of the players, while physically gifted athletes, aren't very intelligent, emotionally unstable, and desperate to make a name for themselves in order to elevate their income and social status. I can't imagine these people being field generals or leading a revolution of the people.

Most of these people are intrinsically driven by greed and ego and want nothing less than to create an image or brand for themselves. I would honestly consider most of these people to be more like turncoats in a rebellion offering their services and allegiance to the highest-paying bidder. You see that now in professional sports as most people aren't concerned about team building, championships, or comradery anymore as they often leave and change teams for the most lucrative contract...

Their nature is a product of their nurture. Were they raised to idolize Socrates and Newton, rather than Brady and Jordan, perhaps their wills would have taken their lives in a different direction.

What position did you play? I played center in high school.

I always played both sides in high school. On offense, I was starting Quarterback, and on defense, I was Strong Side Safety. However, they moved me to outside linebacker when I played in college, but I was also their last resort 3rd string quarterback should anything happen, as I had an arm and the experience to run an offense. I was decently fast for 6'5", 347lbs, but not fast enough for all the bootlegging quarterback option plays they wanted to run on offense at the time.

I was traditionally a strong and accurate pocket passer, but that was becoming a dying art/trade while I was in college. Fast black quarterbacks were all the rave when I was coming up. I always said I was about 10-15 years too late for my style of quarterbacking for both professional and college. I look back at some of my idols growing up, Montana, Marino, Elway, and Simms ( I was a Giants fan). I can't help but wonder, with maybe the exception of Elway, if anyone of those Quarterbacks could even make it in the league today, as it's a totally different game than when they played.

Props for being a center. Unless you've played football, you don't truly understand how important and how hard that position is! It is probably by far one of the most underrated positions in the sport right there with a fullback. I know my center in high school ended up being one of my good friends. We had such good chemistry, which is important for a quarterback and center to have, that we went undefeated my senior year, and I broke almost all my highschools passing records at the time.
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: I did say look to the sky
« Last post by BigBlue1982 on January 25, 2023, 02:28:27 AM »
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None of you found it yet

There are a few things. There's a star that seems oddly close. It's so close that I can visually see it flashing multiple colors in a repetitive cycle. I almost don't even believe it's a star, but it never moves and is always in the same spot.

The other thing I noticed is Orin's Belt seems more prominent in the night sky, along with what looks like Sirius to the left has moved closer in position to the belt and is also more clearly visible in comparison to what it was before.
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: The Real Purpose of Professional Sports
« Last post by Zelezny on January 24, 2023, 04:28:27 PM »
Lol thatís what I was trying to mean
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: The Real Purpose of Professional Sports
« Last post by Grass is Green on January 24, 2023, 04:03:55 PM »
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Peyton manning would have made a brilliant General

Imagine someone like Brady risking his family for a cause he truly believes is right?

Well he did kind of give up on Gisele lol
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: The Real Purpose of Professional Sports
« Last post by Grass is Green on January 24, 2023, 03:56:10 PM »
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NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB

Sound familiar? FBI, CIA, DIA...

It's not just about bread and circus. Organized sports leagues capture those with the Will to do what it takes to compete and win at the cost of great personal sacrifice. Where would those individuals be if they didn't have sports? They'd be captains of industry, world visionaries, and leaders of the advancement of civilization. The money and fame offered by pro sports is intended to entice and capture talent that might otherwise advance mankind toward independence and freedom.

I don't know if I truly believe this in full. While I never played professional sports, I was involved in sports my whole life. I played collegiate football for USF when they were in conference USA prior to them moving into the larger, more well-known Big East Conference. Most of the players, while physically gifted athletes, aren't very intelligent, emotionally unstable, and desperate to make a name for themselves in order to elevate their income and social status. I can't imagine these people being field generals or leading a revolution of the people.

Most of these people are intrinsically driven by greed and ego and want nothing less than to create an image or brand for themselves. I would honestly consider most of these people to be more like turncoats in a rebellion offering their services and allegiance to the highest-paying bidder. You see that now in professional sports as most people aren't concerned about team building, championships, or comradery anymore as they often leave and change teams for the most lucrative contract...

Their nature is a product of their nurture. Were they raised to idolize Socrates and Newton, rather than Brady and Jordan, perhaps their wills would have taken their lives in a different direction.

What position did you play? I played center in high school.
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: Pay attention
« Last post by Zelezny on January 24, 2023, 01:47:46 PM »
In a Bible from 1611

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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: The Real Purpose of Professional Sports
« Last post by BigBlue1982 on January 24, 2023, 01:13:32 PM »
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NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB

Sound familiar? FBI, CIA, DIA...

It's not just about bread and circus. Organized sports leagues capture those with the Will to do what it takes to compete and win at the cost of great personal sacrifice. Where would those individuals be if they didn't have sports? They'd be captains of industry, world visionaries, and leaders of the advancement of civilization. The money and fame offered by pro sports is intended to entice and capture talent that might otherwise advance mankind toward independence and freedom.

I don't know if I truly believe this in full. While I never played professional sports, I was involved in sports my whole life. I played collegiate football for USF when they were in conference USA prior to them moving into the larger, more well-known Big East Conference. Most of the players, while physically gifted athletes, aren't very intelligent, emotionally unstable, and desperate to make a name for themselves in order to elevate their income and social status. I can't imagine these people being field generals or leading a revolution of the people.

Most of these people are intrinsically driven by greed and ego and want nothing less than to create an image or brand for themselves. I would honestly consider most of these people to be more like turncoats in a rebellion offering their services and allegiance to the highest-paying bidder. You see that now in professional sports as most people aren't concerned about team building, championships, or comradery anymore as they often leave and change teams for the most lucrative contract...
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: Plain talk
« Last post by BigBlue1982 on January 24, 2023, 12:57:05 PM »
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Just the facts.


As an admin, I have access to certain information about this website regarding analytics. In the last 30 days, 42 registered members have visited this site. You know who you are. Some of you are new, so here is an archive of posts from December 2015 to September 2017 that were lost in the Great DDOS Attack of 2020. There are some nice, fat nuggets of knowledge in there: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


Two out of 42 is about 5%. I have no knowledge of how the money is used, but I trust the man using it. If each of us contributed 5% of our net income, it would be enough so that NRG doesn't have to beg. The question is, will that happen?


Only if you can without placing yourself under additional financial pressure. Money is sensitive to the energy impressed upon it, like a talisman 8)

I've given before quite a few times (I believe 4-5 times throughout my tenure here). Unfortunately, for the last two and a half years, with my child's acquisition and my wife's becoming a stay-at-home mother, I no longer have two incomes at my disposal. I'm in a bit of debt myself since I'm doing all this while finishing my doctorate. It's not a whole lot of debt, but it's enough to piss me off when I've managed to be debt free most of my life...

I apologize I can't do more at this moment. However, I agree with Grass that I would not mind donating $10.00 a month to NRG and/or this website on a reoccurring monthly basis. I'm sorry, I cannot do more at this time. I'm sure it's of no coincidence that not only you but also others around me in my personal life are struggling right now, and I'm stretched so thin physically, mentally, and financially that I'm of no use to anyone...
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Let's Get Down & Dirty / Re: The Real Purpose of Professional Sports
« Last post by Zelezny on January 24, 2023, 12:37:13 PM »
Peyton manning would have made a brilliant General

Imagine someone like Brady risking his family for a cause he truly believes is right?
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