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#3145277 Official Browns at Panthers Gameday Thread

Posted by bigjohn on Yesterday, 02:19 PM

Manziel's fault for lowering his head. Hope he's ok but that's just not a smart play for an NFL quarterback, especially one who is 5'9 180 lbs.

#3131407 Boobs vs Butts, the definitive study

Posted by bigjohn on 12 December 2014 - 06:33 PM

This thread is useless without pictures.


Oh wait...I guess those graphs are pictures. Dang.


Count me in the "boob guy" category.

#3106855 What kind of pie have you eaten today

Posted by bigjohn on 27 November 2014 - 06:08 PM

My father in law makes an incredible pound cake.  I hadn't eaten anything with processed sugar in 5 weeks. I had a piece of cake the size of my head and it was magnificent.


Thanks for the reminder. Time for another slice. Back on the wagon tomorrow.

#3106728 For those who are wondering, the best way to cook a turkey.....

Posted by bigjohn on 27 November 2014 - 01:06 PM

To make this Panther related:  Place the cooker on the 50 yard line of Panthers stadium........


Nah. Place it in the end zone to be safe. Less chance of it getting knocked over.

#3104856 Anybody Had Their Knee Scoped?

Posted by bigjohn on 25 November 2014 - 03:10 PM

Did the nerve block when they operated on my hand but they wouldn't let me watch.  (Massive infection that I was later told was really gross, so probably a good thing).


Had my knee scoped about 10 years ago for torn meniscus and they did a lateral release and microfracture surgery.  They put me under for that.  Surgery was no biggie-- 3 holes like the others said.  Microfracture has a one year to 18 month full recovery time and even then (as you have seen with lots of athletes) often not a "full" recovery.  I still feel a tweak now and then but nothing like before.  Of course I'm not trying to jump over people or run through them, but then again I don't have the personal trainers and therapy experts the pros have.


But yeah, you should be fine.

#3062072 "Thom Tillis has a proven record fighting against Obamacare"

Posted by bigjohn on 01 November 2014 - 09:35 AM


Here's my vote.

#3037668 Deandre Presley at Safety?

Posted by bigjohn on 22 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Maybe I missed something.


Didn't they say they were trying him there?  Or did they say he was going to start there Sunday?


Big difference. Some overreaction going on here.


He's athletic, smart, and a hard worker. Might be something to look at for the future.

#3033841 What if we distributed private school vouchers

Posted by bigjohn on 20 October 2014 - 07:20 PM

Interesting topic.


From what I've seen in my 20+ years experience in the classroom and with the work I've done with teachers across the state, here's what I think:


Vouchers to send poor kids to a great elementary school may be useful. But it'd need to be a huge voucher. Five grand ain't gonna cut it.  


Even more useful would be to spend that money on a great Pre-K program.  So many of those poor kids show up the first day of kindergarten and are already way behind.


Another good use of the money is an after school program for poor kids, where they learn social skills and have someone to help with homework--the things they aren't getting at home.


For these schools in low-income areas, find the best darn principals and teachers you can find and pay them very well.  Leave them the hell alone and let them work their magic.  (This means relaxing some of the demands the state puts on them, which should be done for all schools in my opinion).  Give money for extra teacher assistants and make class sizes smaller.


Just my opinion, based on my experience.

#3022942 Women's college volleyball on ESPNU

Posted by bigjohn on 15 October 2014 - 07:32 PM

When I was in college I covered sports for the newspaper. My first assignment was girl's volleyball, and I didn't know (still don't know) poo about the sport.


I went to the match/game/contest and couldn't tell you a damn thing that happened. But it was the most amazing sporting event of my life.


To top it off, the coach was about 28, former college volleyball player and smoking hot, and I got to interview her at practice the next day. Jeepers.  What a tough gig.



#3017391 finally figured it out....

Posted by bigjohn on 12 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

People know they can't play the game at the NFL (or NBA or major league) level.  I mean, most folks with a reasonable amount of sanity realize they aren't 6'5, 260 with 10% body fat with insane strength and quickness.


But...  everyone knows they can coach better than (fill in the blank).  Because, you know, they watch a lot of (insert sport here) on TV, or they played it in high school.


I guess as a high school coach I have a little bit of insight from the other side.  I certainly don't agree with every decision Ron Rivera makes, or Roy Williams or Coach K.  But jeepers, some of the gameday posts are completely asinine.


Guess I better get used to it, since high school basketball season starts in just a couple of weeks.

#3009353 Down 50 lbs!

Posted by bigjohn on 10 October 2014 - 07:49 PM

Congrats!  Awesome accomplishment.


I need to lose 50 myself. At 44 years old, it's so much tougher to lose weight than it was when I was 30.


Again, keep up the good work!

#3006793 BofA Stadium tour

Posted by bigjohn on 09 October 2014 - 05:24 AM

Cool Jeff! I'm an App grad with a business ed degree as well. It was a fun trip and the kids learned a lot. It's the third time I've taken the tour since the stadium opened and I always learn something new.

#3006465 What can be worse than pretty young teacher having intercorse with young stud...

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

Besides the whole age thing, teachers have a  relationship that they shouldn't take advantage of. It's a professionalism thing if nothing else. We are entrusted with people's children, and I don't care if that child is 18 and mature, if he/she is a student, they are off limits to their teacher. Period.



#3006442 BofA Stadium tour

Posted by bigjohn on 08 October 2014 - 07:59 PM

If you've never taken an official tour of the stadium, it's worth the few bucks.  I took a group of my students today (this was one of our stops on our tour of some local businesses). Our guide was knowledgeable and gave a lot of little tidbits about the team, the stadium itself and Mr. Richardson.  Plus it's just a very cool facility.


Nice change of pace from the classroom today (for me and the kiddies).



#3001200 Notes and Memos - Bears

Posted by bigjohn on 05 October 2014 - 06:09 PM

Dear Chicago Punt Coverage Team


I'll take that.





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