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sinus infection, bronchitis, and the flu

20 December 2014 - 08:57 AM

yep, that's me. i worked two full nights with that going on, but thought i just needed to tough it out. finally went to the doctor thinking that maybe i just had a sinus infection and a cold (which i get about once a year from allergies, but i usually catch early) and got told all of that.

the cough was new, but despite it burning every time i cough i didn't think it was a big deal. i was only going to work two days this next week (sunday night and monday night) but i don't think that's gonna happen.

I've got layers of clothes and blankets on and a heater running in my bedroom and i still can't get warm. my chest just burns and when i cough it really hurts. I've got a ringing in my ears and i just ache all over. i haven't been sick like this in years, probably 5, and before that it had been maybe a decade.

the last time i got sick like this i didn't go to the doctor for over a week and the doctor gave me levaquin, which made my heart feel like i was getting beat on by a drum line and when i went off of it i had to go to the emergency room in an ambulance because i had all the symptoms of. heart attack, but it was really just the side effects of the levaquin. moral of that story...levaquin is some bad poo.

how did this win happen?

07 December 2014 - 04:37 PM

pretend that i didn't watch and forgot to record the game because my daughter was in a parade today and i was out while the game happened and didn't get home until there was two minutes left in the game and was shocked to see us up 41-10.


i really want to know what happened.


did the offense and defense really just blow poo up today? where was this team all year? was it just a case of the saints really sucking? is what was seen today sustainable?




i want to start watching star wars with my daughter...

15 November 2014 - 10:07 AM

but do i start with episode 1 or watch it like i did starting with a new hope?

this isn't about how bad episodes 1,2,&3 are. i think that's pretty much understood, but regardless i want her to get the whole story.

so where do we start? she's 7 years old, btw, so things in episode 1 might catch her interest more.

i'm curious also, how differently would you have viewed certain things in 4,5,&6 had you known the things that happened in 1,2, &3? would it spoil the surprises too much?

i can't say too much about it now because my daughter is here watching me type and reading as i go.

a whole lot of kuechly love from the steelers (w/ a little for TD as well)

21 September 2014 - 02:04 AM

i was bored and couldn't sleep and i found this gem while perusing through a thread on a steelers forum.


very good read, imo.




The Force Is With This One

Over the last two seasons combined, the Panthers rank fourth in the NFL against the run and fifth overall defensively.

Remember those good ol' days, Steelers fans?


Yes, while the Steelers were finishing up their era of elite defensive standing, the Panthers ranked 24th overall in the 2010-11 seasons combined.


The seemingly abrupt change in the Panthers' defensive rankings over these last few years is due mainly to the drafting of middle linebacker Luke Kuechly with the ninth pick in 2012.


The NCAA's No. 2 all-time leading tackler (532) in only three seasons at Boston College, the Cincinnati-born Kuechly came to the NFL with the following names attached to the awards he received after his junior season: Dick Butkus, Vince Lombardi, Bronko Nagursky, Ronnie Lott and Jack Lambert.


Yes, there IS a Lambert Award for linebackers, but it's not likely Jack made a personal visit to Boston College to hand Kuechly his trophy the way Butkus did.


"I played against him," Steelers tight end Rob Blanchflower said of UMass's 45-17 loss to Boston College in 2011. "I just remember being very impressed with Kuechly and how good of an athlete he was, always making plays, coverage, blitzing. He was good at everything."


"I don't remember too much," Steelers running back Dri Archer said of Kent State's 26-13 loss to Boston College in 2010. "But I know we had a big game plan for him. He was just like he is now, but he's even better now."


"He's a great player," said Steelers linebacker Sean Spence. "Him being in the ACC I saw him play a lot. I had a chance to play against him. He's everything that everybody says."




"Luke Kuechly is quite simply one of the best in the business," said Mike Tomlin. "I think he is legitimately in the argument of a J.J. Watt in terms of some of the most exciting young football players in our game. There’s nothing that he can’t do. He is good at blitzing. He is good versus backs when he gets on running backs. Backs have a problem from a protection standpoint. He is a sideline-to-sideline tackler. He has innate instincts. He can slip blocks. He can defeat blocks physically. He is great in the passing game in zones and man. There is really nothing he can’t do. He doesn’t have many holes in his game as a linebacker."


"And you've got Thomas Davis right next to him," said Haley. "Those two are really the cornerstone of the defense as you watch on tape. They're in the middle of the action down in and down out. Up front they have a great rotation. But I would say it starts with 59 in the middle."


Davis, the weakside OLB in the Panthers' 4-3, leads the team with 22 tackles, with Kuechly trailing by three. Last season, Kuechly made 176 tackles to lead Davis and the rest of the team by 25.


read the whole thing: http://pit.scout.com...h-this-one?s=68



Panthers' Benjamin focused on clicking with Cam, not replacing Smith

31 May 2014 - 09:20 PM

short read. nice and fluffy. still very good stuff to be hearing from the young giant.


LOS ANGELES — Kelvin Benjamin understands the external pressure to become the Carolina Panthers' replacement for Steve Smith.

But Benjamin doesn't really understand the direct comparison.


For starters, Benjamin dwarfs Smith. At 6-5 and 240 pounds, Benjamin looks more like a tight end or pass rusher than a wide receiver. He stands as tall as his new quarterback, Cam Newton, and has shoulders nearly as broad as those of Jadeveon Clowney.


"We're totally two different receivers," Benjamin said while comparing himself to Smith, the 5-9, 185-pound firebrand who set most of Carolina's significant receiving records over 13 seasons before being released in March.




"I have to really come in and be focused. I have to grow even faster as a player. I don't have much time for error, can't really say, 'Oh I'm a rookie,' " Benjamin told USA TODAY Sports at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.


"I really have to come in and have a veteran mentality."




"Really, I mean I could say I want to be rookie of the year. But really all I want to do is win. I feel like if we win, I will win rookie of the year. But I just want a Super Bowl," Benjamin said.




"We're building that chemistry," Benjamin said. "He needs to know I've got his back."

there's a little bit more to the article that i almost posted, but i didn't want to quote the whole article and it's worth the click, imo.


good to see he's not willing to sit back and redshirt his rookie year or make excuses. he's demanding from himself to come in and act like a veteran player. i like to see that bar set high.


it's also really good seeing about that chemistry building with cam going on. i'm really hoing we have something special getting ready to start this year between these two guys.