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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:46 pm 
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Swiss and his son Anthony at the Irish Exit in NYC for yesterday's game:

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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
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You and I are singing from the same hymnal on this, Swiss. I don't care nearly as much as I used to. No high expectations at all with Tomlin as head coach. Absolutely none.

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Swiss, my friend. You are becoming a zen master. You are becoming a wise sage. Stop it; you’re scaring me. Although, this approach is probably better for your heart. And Mrs. Swiss prolly likes it better.

Good to have your voice back on the Fury.

Nevertheless—running a gassed back, in his first NFL start, into a nine-man box is so stupid, you just almost have to break a TV or something. Right?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:43 pm 
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Sadly with age comes wisdom as those of us in our late 50s can attest to.... sometimes..


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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Good write-up. I'm much of the same opinion. But the training to view these fuck-up games as tragicomedy, and not pure misery, does not come easy. Years and years of allowing the stress to get the best of one's emotions is not quickly unlearned through sober-thinking, self-coaching (at least not by me). I've gotten a little better at saying to myself, "well, what the fuck did you expect from Mike Tomlin and co." LATER - maybe the next day, or a couple of days later, but in the middle of it - still a struggle to come to terms with it happening again. As far as epic shitstorms go, difficult to script one better than that for an opening day visit to the Browns, weather and all. A creative masterpiece.


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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:18 am 
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COR-TEN wrote:
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Hmmm....2nd and 52nd---I may have to come down from CT the next time you are there to watch with you...then I'll treat you to the Heidelberg on 2nd and 85th--best beer in NYC...then I'll take Monday off...


Let's get something set up. I'm out in Queens (Used to live in CT myself, obviously) so I can get in quickly. I wanted to go yesterday but I was far too hung over after a wedding. Frankly, that game would have had me three sheets to the wind and missing work today.

I think there's a few other folks from NYC on this board too if I'm not mistaken.
Yup. I might join you guys if invited. Better a 4:00 pm or 8:30 start, though. I just hope you don't mind me looking the other way while on a bar stool during the anthem. 8-)


Consider yourself invited, Cor-Ten. I'm hopefully doing a return engagement on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 4:25 start v. Doncos.


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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:10 am 
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COR-TEN wrote:
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Hmmm....2nd and 52nd---I may have to come down from CT the next time you are there to watch with you...then I'll treat you to the Heidelberg on 2nd and 85th--best beer in NYC...then I'll take Monday off...


Let's get something set up. I'm out in Queens (Used to live in CT myself, obviously) so I can get in quickly. I wanted to go yesterday but I was far too hung over after a wedding. Frankly, that game would have had me three sheets to the wind and missing work today.

I think there's a few other folks from NYC on this board too if I'm not mistaken.
Yup. I might join you guys if invited. Better a 4:00 pm or 8:30 start, though. I just hope you don't mind me looking the other way while on a bar stool during the anthem. 8-)


Hahaha I'm the last person who would care about that. Hell yeah. More than welcome to join. It gets boring watching the games by myself. I'm cool with 4:00 or 8:30.

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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am 
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Will-the-Shake wrote:
Good write-up. I'm much of the same opinion. But the training to view these fuck-up games as tragicomedy, and not pure misery, does not come easy. Years and years of allowing the stress to get the best of one's emotions is not quickly unlearned through sober-thinking, self-coaching (at least not by me). I've gotten a little better at saying to myself, "well, what the fuck did you expect from Mike Tomlin and co." LATER - maybe the next day, or a couple of days later, but in the middle of it - still a struggle to come to terms with it happening again. As far as epic shitstorms go, difficult to script one better than that for an opening day visit to the Browns, weather and all. A creative masterpiece.


I think I told my wife as soon as Connor fumbled that we weren't winning this game...that we would find a way to fuck it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:39 am 
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Since they won Super Bowl XL, I really don't care anymore. Losing, or tying doesn't get me mad. All I wanted at one point was to win a Super Bowl OUTSIDE THE SEVENTIES, so Yinzers could stop talking about the 70s and we did that, so now I'm good, it is just TV entertainment every week. So we tied the Browns, this is typical, we always start seasons playing like shit, I figure at the end we still go like 11-4-1 or 10-5-1 and get in the playoffs and I get at least a week or two more of TV entertainment. So it's a long season, I don't like the playoffs, I like October, because there's still a lot of games to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
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Nick79 wrote:
Since they won Super Bowl XL, I really don't care anymore. Losing, or tying doesn't get me mad. All I wanted at one point was to win a Super Bowl OUTSIDE THE SEVENTIES, so Yinzers could stop talking about the 70s and we did that, so now I'm good, it is just TV entertainment every week. So we tied the Browns, this is typical, we always start seasons playing like shit, I figure at the end we still go like 11-4-1 or 10-5-1 and get in the playoffs and I get at least a week or two more of TV entertainment. So it's a long season, I don't like the playoffs, I like October, because there's still a lot of games to see.


But playoff games have much more on the line so more ENTERTAINMENT. It is just ENTERTAINMENT afterall. Just like watching your fav TV show. ENTERTAINMENT levels are much higher in January.

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