Goodell is an idiot. As has already been seen through the first four pages of this thread, there are myriad obstacles to enforcing this "rule": NFLPA; definition of key terms; court proceedings and how they affect NFL decision making. There is A LOT going on with this rule, and to think you can come in and say, "two strikes, you're out," is beyond ridiculous. poo like this doesn't get done over night, which is why, although well-intentioned, Goodell is painted as such a terrible leader.
Haven't posted lately, either. Been going strong, though. I'm really ramping up my cardio by doing the HIIT stuff with T25 and Insanity at home, then running to the gym from my apartment [~1 mi], and then lifting with little to no rest, i.e., supersetting everything. I have really been focusing on my legs as of late, doing leg stuff about 3 days a week: intense weight training one day, deadlifts another, and T25 lower focus another. Keep it up, guys and gals.
You can't teach size, guys. KB gon' get his regardless.
But seriously, I expect him to struggle a bit, but nothing that will raise alarms. He will fight through tough coverage, get double teamed, etc, but so early in the game, he shouldn't show fatigue. The real evaluation will come when he gets into the 4thQ in the reg season after fighting everything the first string D gives him for the first 45 min.
There are literally no benefits, unless you're Jerry Richardson. It greatly benefits him, mainly his wallet. You have to pay the thousands of dollars for the PSL (for every individual seat) plus the normal price for season tickets. Then you buy season tickets every single year thereafter. And you have to buy season tickets every single year or they take away your PSL and sell it to someone else, and you lose all of that money. You pay a ridiculous amount of money to feel entitled and feel special and walk around saying "I'm a PSL owner!" About the only benefit I see is being able to keep the exact same seat every year, but that's also a negative. If you just buy season tickets you can switch up sections every year and view the stadium from different angles.
Why anyone would pay throw away all that money for nothing is beyond me. And it's not like the tickets will ever become UNC-Duke @ Cameron levels of expensive and hard to get. There will always be seats reserved for season tickets and individual purchase. You'll always be able to get in the stadium anytime you please.
Don't let them tell you "well when the team wins a Super Bowl and tickets are 500% face value it'll be worth it." No it won't. It all evens out because you're still having to buy all those tickets when the team is 2-14 and the laughing stock of the league.
My dad bought a pair of PSLs in '95. He paid nearly $20k for 2 PSLs and has paid fill price for season tickets (full price for all preseason games also) for 20 years now. All those losing seasons, '01 1-15 & '10 2-14 teams that were unwatchable included, and he still had to fork over the money just to keep from losing his PSLs. Whereas I didn't buy PSLs, and I've never even bought season tickets because you have to pay full price for 2 preseason games. I've been to all but 5 games in Charlotte since '96. And I didn't have to buy PSLs or season tickets. Yeah, last year and this year I'll be paying a bit over face value, but all those years the team sucked I either got tickets for a fraction of the cost, and a lot of times people just gave them to me. I've sat in about every upper and lower level section and seen the stadium from all angles. Whereas my father has paid out of his ass every year and sees the games from the same seat every year.
Don't be a sucker.
We wouldn't even have a fuggin' team here if it were not for PSL owners. You obviously know this, so why are you bashing them so hard? Some people buy PSL for return on investment [bad investment given our team history], and some people buy them to feel a sense of connectivity to the organization that they love. But thanks for the soap box.
Vacation is coming up. Trying to hit it hard this week. Super strict on food and adding a little extra workout each day. Trying to decide if I should workout on vacation or not. Whenever I do I always love it and feel better about the vacation. Going to Disney and Legoland, so I'm stuck eating amusement park food....blah
Past two vacations I took, I still went to the hotel gym. I found that it actually improved the overall quality of my vacation: getting up early to workout = longer days; eat a little more and it's slightly OK; snoozes on the beach are awesome; prevents me from getting too drunk that night bc I know the next morning comes another workout (and saves money). I'm def a proponent of vacation workouts; the ONLY time I will get up early to do a morning workout.
I remember the cargo ship thread. Has it been 2 years already? I'm contemplating a book project myself, a classic southern Bildungsroman, to be specific. Def will like the page! Good luck and congrats, so far!
damn, guys. y'all really blew this one out of proportion. guarantee you the patriots' message boards have used 'panthers fans' and 'butthurt' a lot recently. stop analyzing reasons for taking talent that we cut, and start analyzing our cornerback position.
Did legs today. Had a terrible weekend food wise. Not any fried foods; just really good foods that have a lot of fat [meat, heavy cream, desserts, booze]. I've really been focusing on my legs as of late. I can't do more than 2 times a week simply because they don't recover that fast and I would be constantly stressing them when they're not at full strength. I used to hate doing them, though. I love it now. Gives me something to do besides upper body, I've built a little strength in my lower body so I can actually do heavier weights effectively, and it's a SUPER fat burner, to boot. I'm up to 164 as of yesterday [try to only weigh myself once a week]. Initial weight was 190, and I cut it down to 152, and have now gained 12 pounds of leaner muscle [not as lean as I want]. Anyway, haven't posted in a while, so thought I would share. Keep it up, guys and gals.
Just finished The Pyramid. Are those the ones you're talking about? Because I NAILED IT! The ab sequence after the push ups burned like a mother fuger though. I want to try Speed 3.0 soon, might have to move a few things around.Speed workouts kill me and make my feet hurt.
Yes! You will get the ab sequence down, no worries. I do the pyramid abs every other day now. The push ups kill me. Good to know someone out there can get through that. Based off your current fitness level, you will probably conquer Gamma soon enough. But, man, those push ups and the shoulder work overall is something serious. Can't wait to hear how you like Speed 3.0.
Got T25 Gamma today. Started with Rip't Up. Good stuff.
and yeah too much beer and wine this weekend and one night I had a smores brownie and some of a cheese dip. I felt sick I guess because I'm not use to that crap. I did better this holiday then I typically do.
I finished Gamma the day before I left for the beach. It coincided with the holiday perfectly. I'm starting the set over again with Alpha, and I did the Cardio disc today, and I'll probably add variations to increase the intensity since it is the beginner part.
Good luck with Gamma. Speed 3.0 is a KILLER. And I don't know how anyone can get through the pyramid push ups.