Green Bay Packers loss to New Orleans Saints (17 to 26) 10 22 2017
It looked to me like one of our running backs game out of the pile up and wasn't as fast as his own feet! You have to be faster than your own feet to be in the game. So all players should be forced to practice this next maneuver that I learned by accident.
I like to run up the Bradford Beach hill sometimes. But one time I decided to not use the stairs coming down it but instead jog right down the hill. What happened next is something I should have expected from a lifetime of experience but didn't.
I started to pick up speed coming down that hill. All of a sudden I was coming down it so fast that I was almost not able to get my legs out in front of me fast enough to keep from tripping on my own feet. Luckily I was though! But the hill was very steep. And it seemed to get steeper at the base as I was going down. But I didn't fall! And boy was my adrenaline pumping at the bottom of the hill.
A gal that was there looked pale white after witnessing what she just saw, me flying down that hill!
So they should indeed practice that!
Also the back up QB in Brett Hundley #7 looks to be a good runner! In fact he looks a lot better at it than many running backs in the league.
His long bomb during the first half that resulted in an in-completion looked like pass interference by the defense to me, but the refs seemed to be sleeping?
A tall quarterback does have a height advantage in the game, and to me it doesn't look to me like Hundley is tall. (The ability to better see open players as well as pass over the arms coming up to knock down the ball.) Correction, he is 6'3” but somehow doesn't seem it?
Whenever I see two strong teams coming into a matchup, one with the record of 3 and 2 and the other with 4 and 1 I often think that at the end of the game those records will have evened out? I wonder what the statistical odds say about it? Have casino ops ran those odds.
Short unrelated story. I had to move some boxes out to the car today for a Halloween event. It is raining outside and the linoleum got wet in the house. I decided to go downstairs to try and find a rain coat for a family member. I bought a pair of waterproof Converse quilted leather shoes this fall. As I was going down the stairs, which are linoleum with a metal tip I slipped.
People often say pick up this, pick up that, get rid of this get rid of that.
I do a specific type of exercise every morning when I get up. Maybe it is 50 reps altogether. And I am 50 years old.
As I was falling on the stairs my right hand grabbed the right railing. I had also installed a railing on the other side of the stairwell too as a safety measure for my aging parents.
Did I ever mention that I am tormented with infantile like voices that mock my every thought and movement?
There is a shelf on the left side of the stairwell. On it are some things I don't know where to go with. A large plastic jar of old floor wax. A plastic jar of leather wipes for the car etc. Some insect repellent. Some caulk tubes.
When I worked out at the YMCA and hit the punching bag there someone commented that my arms were hitting so fast that they couldn't see them move.
As I was falling my left elbow came out to the side of me. Aiming for the railing. It went past the railing to the shelf. It came down on the plastic jar of floor wax and the plastic jar of leather wipes. It completely crushed them. And leather wipe liquid flew everywhere. Even around corners where you wouldn't think it would be able to go.
I lie there stationary on the stairs. The falling movement was over. The jars broke my fall. I sense where my body is. My lower back is resting 1 inch above one of the metal steps. And I am holding my body stationary like that. My head held taught by my neck muscles to about 20 degrees forward. My head never hit the stairs.
I was unharmed. Not even my arm that broke my fall was bruised. I would say that 90% of people my age who would fall like that would have ended up with a broken back.
I am still reeling from the adrenaline rush of not being injured!
© 2017 Thomas Paul Murphy