"One of the things [Cowher] told me was, 'Ron, with the way you finished [2012 with four straight wins], stick with it. It's going to turn. Trust me. Don't change who you are in terms of your principles and what you believe,''' Rivera said.
Except Ron did kind of change his principles after the Buffalo game, which was part of the springboard into this five game winning streak.
I like how Ron's not just looking to have his ego stroked and prove to everyone he's God's gift to football (cough SCHIANO cough). He just wants to learn how to win and then do it. It's working pretty well these past few weeks.
What in the flying potato is livermush. Sounds gross brah!
When you come to visit in a couple of weeks, hit up a place called John's Country Kitchen on Central Ave for breakfast on Monday. Get a standard breakfast you'll like, but get a side of livermush, just to give it a try. I don't get it all the time, but it's quite tasty.
I wasn't that excited for it tonight...and I blame Breaking Bad/Mad Men.
Basically this. At 9pm I sat and really contemplated watching baseball, football, or Walking Dead. And I don't even like baseball. When new episodes of Breaking Bad or Mad Men are on, the world shuts down for an hour. I'm sticking with it, though. It's decent enough television and I've been watching since day one, episode one, so I feel some obligation to finish it out.
Some great nostalgic quotes/videos from Smitty here. Sort of a brief history of his "altercations" over the years, on the field and off.
Steve Smith vs. Referees and the Infirm
Here's Smithafter a 2011 lossto the Vikings: "If the ref says it’s holding, I can sit here and say this and that. But at the end of the day he’s the guy with the flag and he calls it ... I got a few texts already saying in the HD it didn’t look too bad. But for a 70-year-old man gimping down the field, I guess that’s what he saw."
Nothing brand new here, but entertaining nonetheless. This stuck out to me:
This is the you-get-half-a-bar of peer reviews if there ever was one. Football is supposed to be about individual battles and team wars and all that, but few NFL players actually exemplify that conflict and turmoil, nor show their emotion and passion inherent in living that kind of life, quite like Smith does. He is one of the more bracingly human athletes that I can remember watching.