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bigjohn

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#2898581 The best song of all time according to R0CKnR0LLA....

Posted by bigjohn on 19 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

Happy Birthday.




#2891877 Official Panthers - Chiefs Predictions Thread....

Posted by bigjohn on 15 August 2014 - 04:51 PM

Offense struggles first quarter, puts together two good drives in the second quarter. 

 

Defense dominates. Luke with a pick. Remember, he worked on coverage this summer.

 

Punt returner muffs one, reminding us that special teams freakin' matter.

 

 




#2891869 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by bigjohn on 15 August 2014 - 04:45 PM

I honestly have no idea what's going on or have any clue how they will handle this in court.  It's a mess.... There will be only few winners and they're all lawyers.

 

I'm sure Jesse, Al, and the media will make a poo ton of money on this too.




#2888678 So, Rivera's camp MVPs were Hardy and Alexander, huh?

Posted by bigjohn on 13 August 2014 - 09:08 AM

Yeah to me camp MVP means about as much as quotes from celebrities on political issues. 

 

 




#2888673 Not one fight in camp this year....not a punch thrown

Posted by bigjohn on 13 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

There's a fine line there.

 

You definitely don't want people fighting to the tune that it carries back into the locker room. However, skirmishes and some pushing and shoving is a good thing in my opinion.  The best teams I've ever coached have had some of that but the big key is they could leave it out on the field/court. Back in the locker room we were all a big family.

 

Some of the worst teams I've coached never had any pushing or shoving.  Just a little soft.

 




#2886878 RIP Robin Williams

Posted by bigjohn on 11 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

Depression is a bitch. Have seen it take a couple of people really close to me (including former students--now that's a kick in the teeth).

 

Robin Williams was incredibly talented, as many have said here. I personally think his dramatic acting was underrated but maybe hard for some to take him seriously because he was just so incredibly crazy in his wound up comedic stylings.

 

If you haven't seen his early stuff when he was on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, do yourself a favor and look it up. Carson was the king, and he couldn't handle Williams.  It was pretty much just throw out the script, and some of the best late night moments in TV history.

 

RIP Robin.




#2886702 Kelvin Benjamin - Aside from the touchdown....

Posted by bigjohn on 11 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along the sidelines, Kelvin Benjamin stayed focused on the game. When others on the team were enjoying more lighthearted discussions with their fellow Panthers, Benjamin studied the game both on the field and reviewing the new and improved video screens. Coaches have remarked positively on just how "coachable" Kelvin is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the part that I absolutely LOVE.

 

Reminds me of some guy named Luke as a rookie.




#2881986 The view from the doghouse radio box

Posted by bigjohn on 08 August 2014 - 06:42 PM

Yes, left. Then, right.

 

FIFY




#2880711 Bet You Can't Wait Until Kids Are Back in School... Or Not

Posted by bigjohn on 07 August 2014 - 08:09 PM

That's why I always put my pants on the night before the first day of school.




#2880709 Will there ever be another as good as Eminem?

Posted by bigjohn on 07 August 2014 - 08:07 PM

I'm a 44 year old white guy that listens to about every genre of music.  I grew up listening to all types of music and remember old Run DMC, LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash, Snoop, etc.

 

For the most part, yeah I'm in that demographic that's a fringe rap guy. I'll listen to Jay Z, Eminem, Ludacris...  Eminem is probably my favorite, 

 

I guess as a 44 year old white guy, it's ok for me to giggle at the names of some of the hip hop royalty?




#2877993 Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth gives 45 minutes interview...

Posted by bigjohn on 05 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

Wow.

 

Just.... wow.

 

I knew a guy who was in Tower II when it was hit.  He barely made it out alive-- most of his coworkers weren't as lucky.

 

His son was in the Pentagon when it was hit.  Several of his coworkers didn't make it either.

 

Hearing actual eyewitness accounts from those two guys is enough for me to believe that for the most part, things went down as they were portrayed. I'm not naive enough to believe that we've been told everything straight up from the beginning, or that we knew/know everything.

 

I love a good conspiracy theory as much as anyone, but this one is pretty far-fetched.




#2877979 Largest teacher raise in NC history

Posted by bigjohn on 05 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

By the way, it'll be interesting to see now that the budget is done, how quickly all of these new teaching positions will be filled. I think I saw on the news it was like 1200 across the state.

 

If you're looking for a job and have a math or science background and are willing to take some classes to get certified, there are PLENTY of jobs out there.

 

If you are licensed to teach exceptional children, you can have your pick of jobs in about any county across the state.




#2876685 School Board criticized for hiring white teacher

Posted by bigjohn on 04 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

I think overall, people underestimate students and what they will accept and respect.  In fact, in my experience I'd say a large percentage of issues are created by parents or lack of parent support.  There are some obvious exceptions (as their are to everything).  But my main point is if the teacher knows their stuff and is good at what they do, kids will buy in and have a good experience.  If the parents don't buy in, they can undermine everything.




#2875482 Dems deceiving Dems

Posted by bigjohn on 03 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

Can we just replace all of them?  Congress, the President...  replace them with the guys that wrote Sharknado and see if things turn out worse.




#2874584 Largest teacher raise in NC history

Posted by bigjohn on 02 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

Retire. Take the pension and go make some money in the private sector or teach in another state and be thankful you have a pension. In 10 years you can have even more saved up and rock and roll.

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 Right now that's what I'm leaning towards in about 8 more years.  I hope I don't have to, honestly. I think I'll still have a lot to give in the classroom in 8 years. That's what's so frustrating.  Definitely would be the smartest thing for me to do financially/selfishly.  My wife is at a private school now and that's what's she's telling me to do.

 

By the way, just got an email from a former student who has been teaching for 5 years (brilliant student, great young teacher).   He just took a job in the private sector, got a raise of ten grand, with obviously larger earning potential down the road.  This type of thing honestly bothers me more than my own situation.






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