It’s Super Bowl week! Time to grab your wings and beer and get prepared for one of the biggest parties of the year.
But enough about the parties, we’re here to read about the game!
A football game is often compared to a game of chess as coaches try to strategically out-maneuver their opponent. Matchups are a big part of that.
I will highlight a few key matchups to keep your eye on Sunday as the New England Patriots attempt to win back-to-back Super Bowls and the Philadelphia Eagles attempt to win their first.
When the Eagles have the ball you should key on:
Zach Ertz vs. Patrick Chung
Ertz had an impressive year for the Eagles catching 74 passes for 824 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s caught 11 of 13 targets for 125 yards in the playoffs. The Patriots defense has been pretty good against the tight end, ranking 11th in the NFL allowing about 4.5 catches for 44 yards.
Quarterback Nick Foles and Ertz were a force early in the NFC title game for the Eagles, and they’ll need to get cooking early for the Eagles to have a chance.
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Dear Tom Brady,
Tom. Thomas. Mr. Brady. Eventually, some will come to call you, the G.O.A.T. It’s no secret that you are quite possibly the greatest football player to ever play the quarterback position. You will go down as a legend in this game, whether it is merited or not, all of which is up for debate. Your career has been filled with wins, losses, accolades, MVP’s and more importantly, championships. So much so, that you’ve surpassed and supplanted the previous great, Joe Montana. There is no doubt that you’ve accomplished so much in this game of football. Like I stated earlier, all of that is and will be up for debate. But, that is not why I am writing you this letter. In fact, I personally admire everything that you have come to accomplish in your football career.
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Every Tuesday I will be posting a weekly look into the Pokemon TCG: Adventure; an RPG/TCG hybrid I created with the help of my wife and sister.
In part 1 I will go through the general rules.
A few weeks ago Vlad and I got into a podcast and I happened to talk about this concept. You can listen back to that here.
Anyway, let’s get into the general rules of the game.
To start each game, you must first select a “Professor Oak.” That person will basically be the person in charge of the game. Similar to a Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons.
That person will give each player 3 Pokemon to choose from to select their starter Pokemon.
After selecting their starting Pokemon, Professor Oak will put out two “maps” that lead to the town.
To see some pictures of this concept, check out our tweet.
Continue reading Pokemon TCG: Adventure – Part 1
Guys! It’s finally here! Super Bowl week is upon us and I am happy as a clam. I’ve waited fourteen long years to see the Eagles get back to the big dance. Not only that, they have a chance to avenge that loss back in 2004 against the New England Patriots. Now don’t get me wrong, my enthusiasm is marred by cautiousness.
I mean, let’s be real here, we are playing against arguably one of the best quarterbacks to ever don shoulder pads and quite possibly one of the greatest teams of this decade, if not century in the New England Patriots. So yes, the odds are stacked against my birds. I don’t care much for you haters, but can you imagine what it would be like if we won though? If the Eagles can pull off this upset, I think the city of Philadelphia will explode (literally and figuratively), racism will end in Philly, I will probably cry, the sun, moon and stars will have aligned in some sort of equinox, and world peace would be achieved across the world.
I know world peace wouldn’t be brought across the world, its hyperbole speak. Nonetheless, the enthusiasm and excitement will definitely be real. For me, this Super Bowl will be one for the ages. Whether the Eagles win, lose or draw, I will be rooting as hard as I can. This NFL season has been an odd one to say the least. When the dust settles, and all the controversies are amiss, I can only hope to finally say, “The Eagles are SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS”! So, here’s to an awesome and competitive Super Bowl. Whomever you are rooting for, please, pray that the Patriots shit a brick and the Eagles come out victorious!
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Imagine for a minute, if you will. You’re at your school dance. You’re having a blast doing whatever kids do at dances and in come this beautiful person; I mean absolutely gorgeous human being you have ever laid eyes upon. Your whole world slows down, palms sweaty, heart is racing, pupils dilated and hormones raging. Continue reading A Fan’s Plight
Although, the beginning of the podcast started off a mess, the rest of the podcast went pretty smoothly from there. We began to find our footing a little and talked about the day’s topic “Rape” and “Gender Roles”. We started the conversation talking about our opinions on the #metoo and the #timesup movement. We talked about how despicable the act of rape is, and then went on to talk about the double standards of rape between men and women. In which we discussed that if a man if raped, society looks down upon him and pretty much calls into question, his manhood. Yet, if a woman is raped, the perpetrator is demonized regardless of innocence. As a result of this discussion, at about the seventeen minute mark we begin to shift into the stereotypical gender roles for both men and women. This conversation goes on for another seventeen minutes. We go on to take a break at about the thirty-three minute mark and brought in a female perspective on the subject. When we returned from break, Andy shared an interesting statistic with us and posed a question to our female cohost. Our female cohost goes on to answer the question she and Andy had an interesting back and forth for about fifteen minutes. The conversation then transforms into another conversation of gender roles for another eight minutes. The show goes on to close with Andy’s final thoughts on the topic discussion as well as our female cohost.
Even though the conversation started off clunky, we rebounded well in the middle and end. As stated before, this topic was a bit touchy and tad bit controversial, but we need these types of conversations to happen in order to grow mentally. I think we tackled this subject matter really well and hopefully we can grow from this and deliver better content for you guys.
I find it quite interesting that there are many blogs, videos, and streams talking about what a woman should do in a relationship when it comes to dealing with men’s negative/positive behavioral patterns. Yet, I rarely see or read anything about what a man should do about a woman’s negative/positive behavior when it comes to relationships.
Why is that? Well, I’ve pondered this question for a good bit and after doing some pseudo research, it is my belief that that market for women looking to find answers about what to do with their “no good” man vastly outnumbers men’s desires to understand women.
See, the only people that seem to understand women are other women; and they have a hard time liking each other. You know what though? Maybe it’s time for men to start challenging the shitty behaviors of women in a relationship. Let’s be honest here, if a relationship is supposed to be a “50/50 partnership”, how come it almost always falls on the man to be “perfect” or “he has to change” in the relationship?
Meanwhile, the female has a ton of leeway to do as she pleases. You can literally type into Google, “how to tell if my man is a good man”, “how to make my man do what I want”, “how to tell if a man is doing this or that” and receive a ton of feedback. Yet, if you flip the question around and replace “men” with “women”, your search results are more likely to be few and far in-between. If we are supposedly in an era of “post-modern feminism” where woman are just as capable as men, then why don’t we hold women to equal if not a higher standard in a relationship?
Sure, some of you may read this and get upset at the fact, I’m challenging the status quo. To that I say, go ahead and bitch. But if we are going to be honest and keep things equal and fair, you women need to step your game up too! There are plenty of things that women do wrong in a relationship that needs to be addressed. So why are we ignoring these acts?
Feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in the comment section. I would love to hear what you have to say about this topic.
NOTE: I guess I forgot to include Pokemon Go as a reason, too. That came BEFORE my nephew showed me the Evolutions cards.
About a year and a half ago I got hooked back into collecting Pokemon cards when they released the Evolutions set. My nephew had some packs and opened them up and I saw they looked just like the original cards that I enjoyed 20+ years ago in my early teens.
I was immediately interested. Nostalgia is a funny thing. The way it takes you back in time to your childhood.
Not long after starting to collect again, my wife and I decided to go back and find our old cards. We were thrilled to find we still had the original base set Charizard, Blastoise and Venusuar. We also had a handful of others as well, but those were the “Holy Grail” of collectors 20-years ago.
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With the College Football Playoff Championship game tonight between Alabama and Georgia, let’s take a look back at the top 10 games in 2017.
For consistency, this will include games contested prior to the bowl season and will not include any, despite the difficulty in leaving the semifinal between Georgia and Oklahoma out of it.
Without further ado, the top 10 college football games of 2017.
10. UCF 62, Memphis 55. There was a lot on the line for UCF in the AAC Championship game. They had beaten Memphis earlier in the season and with an undefeated season and New Year’s Six bowl on the line, the Knights won a double overtime contest against the Tigers.
McKenzie Milton threw for 494 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another one as UCF finished the season 12-0 before heading to the Sugar Bowl to face Auburn.
MORE: Listen to GOTR Podcast, Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. EST. College football awards show.
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