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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
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Nice to have you back posting Swiss!

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
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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.


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.


Right, but if you lose, there isn't another "EPISODE" for like 8 months, so I prefer early to mid season because in 7-8 days there's another one. I don't care about the VALUE of a particular "show", I prefer knowing there will be another one soon.

YES 1000% TRUE... It is just ENTERTAINMENT afterall. Just like watching your fav TV show. It's not anything more serious than that, shouldn't impact anyone's life beyond the final whistle.


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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
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Thanks for sharing, Swiss. I have a cousin in NYC that I always threaten to visit. If I ever do and it's during football season, I'll check this place out for sure.

FYI you look less like fuck-her-right-in-the-pussy guy without the mustache. You could still pass as his brother, though.

Nick's delivery aside, he's right. Seeing grown adults affected by outcomes of football games - sometimes for days afterwards or longer - is really sad. Perspective is an important thing that is lost on many.

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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.
Yup. My SO isn't a fan, but she makes sure to yell "GO PENS!!" every time the steelers play. :lol:

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Consider yourself invited, Cor-Ten. I'm hopefully doing a return engagement on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 4:25 start v. Doncos.
Excellent. If I'm here, I'm there. If you know what I mean. Gotta keep us informed, though. But as with Vegas, whatever happens at the Irish Exit, stays at the Irish Exit. 8-)

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COR-TEN wrote:
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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.
Yup. My SO isn't a fan, but she makes sure to yell "GO PENS!!" every time the steelers play. :lol:

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Consider yourself invited, Cor-Ten. I'm hopefully doing a return engagement on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 4:25 start v. Doncos.
Excellent. If I'm here, I'm there. If you know what I mean. Gotta keep us informed, though. But as with Vegas, whatever happens at the Irish Exit, stays at the Irish Exit. 8-)


Haha Pens would still be relevant at this bar. I'm assuming a lot of Pitt transplants. Where in the city do you live?

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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.
Yup. My SO isn't a fan, but she makes sure to yell "GO PENS!!" every time the steelers play. :lol:

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Consider yourself invited, Cor-Ten. I'm hopefully doing a return engagement on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 4:25 start v. Doncos.
Excellent. If I'm here, I'm there. If you know what I mean. Gotta keep us informed, though. But as with Vegas, whatever happens at the Irish Exit, stays at the Irish Exit. 8-)


Haha Pens would still be relevant at this bar. I'm assuming a lot of Pitt transplants. Where in the city do you live?
L.I.C. More or less. You?

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Will-the-Shake wrote:
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.


Epic Shitstorm
Creative Masterpiece

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 Post subject: Re: Refuge in a Shitstorm
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Count me in for the Irish Bar as well...Thanksgiving Sunday may be sort of tough though...however, all my kids will be leaving that day to go back to college...so it may work...I'll bring my wife so she can drive back to CT....Heidelberg offer still on the table!


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SteelWill wrote:
Count me in for the Irish Bar as well...Thanksgiving Sunday may be sort of tough though...however, all my kids will be leaving that day to go back to college...so it may work...I'll bring my wife so she can drive back to CT....Heidelberg offer still on the table!


I'll take you up on the Heidelberg, Will.


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roger that, Swiss...


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