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Let’s see, what have I been up to? Well I have been keeping my writing group going and we had some pretty good classes, some better ones than usual which is always fun. That is probably one of my focuses now that we are in the offseason and we are unfortunately not playing anymore, is spending time at the Boys and Girls Club. I still get up and work out in the mornings over at Dove Valley and everyday that I am over there I spend about an hour or more with my guys from the equipment room and go and support their basketball team. They were 2-1 before I started going to the games and now they are 0-2 since I have been going. So hopefully I am not bad luck.
I did get away for a little bit. I went to New York during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and saw The Color Purple. It was ok, I am not much into musicals but my girl wanted to see it so I went with her. It was fun and as good as a musical could be.
I was a little disappointed in the Oakland fans outside McAfee Coliseum this morning.
No eggs. No beer bottles. Only a smattering of upraised middle fingers, mainly from one collection of early, silver-and-black-clad revelers who peeked out from a tent at the entry to the parking lot.
By East Bay standards, this was a church picnic, not a tailgate.
Where’s the hate?
Waiting on the inactives …
It’s 11:20 a.m. EST, and I’m still waiting to hear a song made after 1987. Last night, the music at a sports bar in nearby Greektown was nothing but early-to-mid-’80s music. It sounded like 20 percent of the songs on my iPod. This morning on the public-address system here at Ford Field, they followed Rick Springfield’s Jessie’s Girl with Roll With It by Steve Winwood.
It’s 11:28, and that twosome of songs led into American Woman by Jimi Hendrix and Glory Days from Bruce Springsteen. Good tunes both, but I’m sure there’s a fair amount of people in the building who were born after 1980, so throw them a bone, eh?
Now it’s 11:32 a.m., and we hear Out of My Head by Fastball. Finally, we move ahead a decade. Two minutes later, we’re back in the 1970s with the Doobie Brothers; four minutes later, we’re on Eddie Money. If you’re going to go retro, why not go for the classic Motown sound, or at least some Ted Nugent?
Still waiting for the inactives.
I guess we’ll start with the most pressing issue over the weekend, the injury of Kevin Everett and how severe that was. To be honest with you, I was really worried. I prayed, but I didn’t expect it to be nearly as bad as it is now. I’ve heard different reports, some say that he’s going to have trouble breathing and he needs to fight for his life and that he won’t ever walk again.
Those things are upsetting. I didn’t expect it to be too bad, mainly because we’ve had a lot of stretchers the past few months around here. Which is not a good thing, but fortunately our guys came out OK, going all the way back to Al Wilson. Considering how long it took him to get off the field and they took him to the hospital, it was terrifying.
Just a week ago, Karl Paymah was in the same scenario. He wasn’t moving, and his hit seemed so much worse because it was right on top of the head. But I guess you can’t really tell by how hard it is, it’s more about the placement. We had Warrick Holdman in training camp get taken off on a stretcher, and it’s just too much.
We’ve obviously had a few really major tragedies, losing our players, so it’s a lot to deal with. Those are off-the-field things, which are a little different, but there’s nothing you can do to really protect yourself from those sort of things. They teach you to tackle properly, and sometimes with the speed of the game and the strength that the players have, those collisions happen. They happen all the time, and if it’s at that particular angle, it could be pretty dangerous. Like I said, we prayed and are continuing to pray for him, and you never want to see anything like that happen.
With Gary Glitter’s Rock and Roll, Part 2 fading into league-recommended musical purgatory, numerous NFL teams began searching for a new touchdown song. Those include the Broncos, who followed the lead of the late NHL Colorado Rockies and saluted scores with the song beginning in the 1980s.
Sunday, the Broncos will turn in a different direction, playing an adapted-for-Broncos version of “Go Daddy O” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.