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    Philip Rivers: Hall of Famer?

    “He’s a window throwa” Hall of very good is what he is
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    2021 NBA: Ongoing Covid-19 Impact

    Their was blow back when congress got them - imagine the videos of Lebron or Giannis getting vaccines and if 80 or 90% agreed - it’s a plus, not a minus from a PR standpoint if it’s done right. I simply do not understand the hesitancy. A huge part of the population that is hesitant are portions...
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    2021 NBA: Ongoing Covid-19 Impact

    Vaccinate the players already WTF Get over your fear of being criticized, Adam - get it done through whatever channels you need to take. Get your statement/approach done already. Pretty simple - the players and coaches, etc are a very small number yet the travel and contact they have is...
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    Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Violation (Again)

    I’m sure if I had a job I would have tried to go to work but by October 2004, I was unemployed and thoroughly unemployable. Not to be too graphic but crack, alcohol, opiates (Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin etc.) are not a recipe for sanity. Lost everything except my wife. No car, arrests...
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    Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Violation (Again)

    As we all are. Addiction is an awful dilemma for us who are addicts. Our minds tell us we must get back to paying the bills, supporting the family and doing what many of us were unable to do during active addiction. But if we rush into that and don’t put the program first, we are “DOOMED“...
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    Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Violation (Again)

    For an addict ONE beer leads to multiple uses of everything. One is too many a thousand never enough. Again might sound like a platitude but in my experience and what I’ve seen from others it’s 100% true if one is an addict.
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    Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Violation (Again)

    I didn’t work for 26 months except for one 5 month stretch. I had to understand that staying clean had to come first. Sure Josh could play football and work a program of recovery but he hasn’t. Getting suspended isn’t the reason he hasn’t stayed clean. We MUST fit our lives around recovery, not...
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    Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Violation (Again)

    I’m 16 years clean. Without total surrender to the fellowship I ended up in on or about November 10th or 15th, 2004 I would have never stopped using. I only ended up there because I was arrested and lost absolutely everything that mattered to me. If I separate from that program I will use again...
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    Jason Varitek tests positive for Covid-19

    Of course it’s real, Lex But the self-justification can be nauseating. My wife messed up and had tea with her neighbor a few months ago and then realized it wasn’t smart. We adopted two kittens on Friday and it was harrowing going in to get them. Under 15 minutes and then a couple of quick...
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    Jason Varitek tests positive for Covid-19

    This is awesome from Inside the Parker None of us have gotten sick yet!!!
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    Jason Varitek tests positive for Covid-19

    Exactly / I have a fairly good friend - a woman in recovery clean 25+ years in her mid 40’s who is as accomplished a person as I know in this world who is apolitical, smart, etc. She’s done only on-line meetings since the pandemic started and yet today’s she’s having lunch with 2 other woman in...
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    Jason Varitek tests positive for Covid-19

    On a different board that had a thread about people who got Covid post Spring I asked generally what protocols the infected people were following. Of the 15 or 20 who had posted as getting the virus, none of them chose to address my post / but I did get a number of “likes” from other board members.
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    Roger Moret has passed away.

    Rogelio Moret As a young teen along with Jim Ed he was my favorite of all favorites Coulda been a rock n’ roll star At 14 I thought he was gonna be - well you know RIP
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    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    Called becoming bitter and never being able to admit any wrongdoing or be self-deprecating resulting in becoming more bitter, resentful, angry and hateful. Really sad in some ways but I have little sympathy for people like this. The man who is the VP in our department at my job is like this...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Plus Fournette is terrible as is Jones as a receiver
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    Tatum got the bag(5 years, $195 million)

    Good point - he could certainly keep running and running and running. Like Havlicek he had a long term motor and more tenacity than anyone else in the league when he was at his peak.
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    Tatum got the bag(5 years, $195 million)

    Brings back so many memories - Bird still my favorite athlete of all time. Perfect offensive basketball player and he really couldn’t run or jump a lick.