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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by skymike You to, SF? hahahaha.. I was Lynn Swann in my living room. Yeah. My mom was single and dating back then, so my great grandmother - who would let me get away with just about anything ...

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
You to, SF? hahahaha..

I was Lynn Swann in my living room.
Yeah. My mom was single and dating back then, so my great grandmother - who would let me get away with just about anything - let me stay up late. I can't tell you how many times my ball landed in the fish tank. She'd just get it out and dry it off and off I'd go again. Those were the good 'ol days for sure. Circus catches with me playing the part of the QB, the WR AND the announcer. lol

He drops back to pass

OH! What great catch!

Down inside the 10! First and Goal!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:51 PM   #32
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I was always the defense when I played as a kid, toss the nerf football on the couch or floor, scream "It's a fumble!" and go diving after it... Lost count at the number of times I caught a butt whipping for jumping on the couch lol
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:49 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by saintfan View Post
Yeah. My mom was single and dating back then, so my great grandmother - who would let me get away with just about anything - let me stay up late. I can't tell you how many times my ball landed in the fish tank. She'd just get it out and dry it off and off I'd go again. Those were the good 'ol days for sure. Circus catches with me playing the part of the QB, the WR AND the announcer. lol

He drops back to pass

OH! What great catch!

Down inside the 10! First and Goal!
SF, you and me are twins separated at birth. My mom was a pro rodeo rider, so she was always gone. This left me with Grandma, who had pancakes, pizza, fig newtons bought just for me, and no rules.

I watched anything that involved a football-- it could be Visible Changes U vs. Diesel Driving Academy-- and I'd have it on the tv with my Grandma's blessing.* She had a huge living room with green carpet (turf), and these big flourescent uplights at the side of the ceiling-- which looked pretty stadiumish. Of course, it was the Astrodome. I was Pastorini, and Ken Borrough, and the entire defense. Sometimes I went NCAA-- especially on saturdays, with a fully cranked up band in the stands. I'd be running going "DAHN DAHN--- DAH DAAAAAH!" (cliff nobles, The Horse)

Somehow, couches figured into any play that involved acrobatics. Yes, I was also the announcer, who went crazy at my amazing clutch last second catches. What had to be most interesting was the running plays, where I'd take the snap, as QB, hand off, and morph into the runner all in the same motion. I can still do this.

But it gets better. Then I would run to daylight, if I had any, until an imaginary defender pulled me down. Somehow I knew when I had a small gain, or a long OJ Simpson style (Earl hadnt came along yet) jaunt. Sometimes I even got slammed in the backfield. Dont even start me talking about my defense.

I've actually lost a number of my own imaginary games. Afterward, I, the head coach, would answer media questions... They didnt have that interrogation session you see now, with team logo sponsored background, back then. I spoke from the locker room, assuring reporters we would do better next week.

I won back to back Super Bowls for the Oilers, and yes, there were parades. except the parade came immediately after the game. (pre-empting 60 Minutes-- even as a kid I knew 60 Minutes was total BS)

When friends came along during the day, the big game moved outside into the cow pasture, or the BARN. Thats a whole other story.

Is this normal?

* here's how cool my grandma was. She always sewed my last name on my football jerseys-- about 5 years before anyone else did it with those ironed on letters. Grandma STICHED mine.

whoops! unthreadjack: ESPN is terrible. Lets change the channel.

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Old 05-01-2012, 07:09 AM   #34
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
SF, you and me are twins separated at birth. My mom was a pro rodeo rider, so she was always gone. This left me with Grandma, who had pancakes, pizza, fig newtons bought just for me, and no rules.

I watched anything that involved a football-- it could be Visible Changes U vs. Diesel Driving Academy-- and I'd have it on the tv with my Grandma's blessing.* She had a huge living room with green carpet (turf), and these big flourescent uplights at the side of the ceiling-- which looked pretty stadiumish. Of course, it was the Astrodome. I was Pastorini, and Ken Borrough, and the entire defense. Sometimes I went NCAA-- especially on saturdays, with a fully cranked up band in the stands. I'd be running going "DAHN DAHN--- DAH DAAAAAH!" (cliff nobles, The Horse)

Somehow, couches figured into any play that involved acrobatics. Yes, I was also the announcer, who went crazy at my amazing clutch last second catches. What had to be most interesting was the running plays, where I'd take the snap, as QB, hand off, and morph into the runner all in the same motion. I can still do this.

But it gets better. Then I would run to daylight, if I had any, until an imaginary defender pulled me down. Somehow I knew when I had a small gain, or a long OJ Simpson style (Earl hadnt came along yet) jaunt. Sometimes I even got slammed in the backfield. Dont even start me talking about my defense.

I've actually lost a number of my own imaginary games. Afterward, I, the head coach, would answer media questions... They didnt have that interrogation session you see now, with team logo sponsored background, back then. I spoke from the locker room, assuring reporters we would do better next week.

I won back to back Super Bowls for the Oilers, and yes, there were parades. except the parade came immediately after the game. (pre-empting 60 Minutes-- even as a kid I knew 60 Minutes was total BS)

When friends came along during the day, the big game moved outside into the cow pasture, or the BARN. Thats a whole other story.

Is this normal?

* here's how cool my grandma was. She always sewed my last name on my football jerseys-- about 5 years before anyone else did it with those ironed on letters. Grandma STICHED mine.

whoops! unthreadjack: ESPN is terrible. Lets change the channel.
Holy crap we had green carpet too! And oh yeah, PRCA dude! I'll never forget the first time I met Don Gay. I'm like...you know...THAT Guy? Really? THAT GUY? Little 'ol bitty dude...could ride the **** outta a bull...then I learned why it is that so many bull riders are little 'ol bitty dudes. LOL
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #36
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I've had it ESPN - today was the absolute LAST straw.

Mickey Loomis had a presser this AM and ESPN did not bother to report anything on it until Pat Pukeinsky bother to throw up some retread "journalism" after 5 PM today. At least the NFL website was civil enough to post something on Mickey denying the stupid wiretapping/eavesdropping/BS.

It is 1000% clear that ESPN is willing to fall on the sword over this crap and have already decided it is the gospel truth before it has even been investigated.


I'm done boys. I have always watched ESPN for draft coverage and highlights (although I admit I have been splitting time in recent years on the NFL Network), probably more out of habit than anything else.

I WILL NOT visit their website or watch their crapping channels any time I can avoid it.

No more of their stale worn out personalities, and especially no more of their piss poor reporting.


Will you join me?
i have already put the brakes on there channel last year, i was up to my neck in skip bayless stupidness. the network really trys to outdo the world. enough
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #37
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I've been ESPN free for about a month now since they decided that hockey is the black plague of sports (and NO the 3 minutes of the Mullet King doesn't count). I can't stand basketball and with the Astros already out of contention, not much for me till training camp.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #38
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Speaking of grandmothers: oh man my late Maw Maw loved her Saints and the NFL, she used to have one of those yellow legal pads filled with scores, stats, standing of the league you name it, she might of had it written down. It was like each week she would get the paper and start a new page to -update her stuff ..... I just know she was smiling down on 2/7/10
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #39
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Been trying to ween myself off ESPN website. cnnsi.com has a similar layout, been trying to use that
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #40
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I've been done with E(verything)S(tupid)P(reproted)N(ews) ever since they decided to go on a witch hunt against our beloved boys in Black and Gold ...
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