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George Erdner

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2009, 12:27:06 AM »
Until recently, my only experience with marketing NFL teams was in Pittsburgh, where there is a waiting list of several decades for season tickets. Every Steeler home game has been a sell-out since the early 1970's. In most other cities, all home games are also sell-outs. Therefore, there is no need for the NFL to attempt to sell tickets to games, since there are only a limited number of teams who have extra tickets to sell.



Now who is nitpicking?   ;D ;D

It's good mental practice for dealing with Charles and Brian.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2009, 09:16:41 AM »
This, of course, is backed up by Jewish midrash in Song of Songs Rabba, where the first line of the Song begins "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth..."
Of course somebody had to bring in sex.

Before too long, Hitler and the Nazis will show up, too.

We live in predictable times.

Well, of course, artificial turf was invented by the Nazis under Hitler's direct supervision.   

Dan

There goes the German spirit again, trying to take credit for the best or worst in life.

Mussolini's scientists created astro-turf, which actually was pretty good - as Rommel noted in his field reports.  But the Nazi's, wanting to be true socialists, wanted "the people's turf" and did the same thing they did to ferrari's designs, creating the VW bug....

(it has also been rumored that Steven Jobs has done the same thing with the computer, putting out a cheap product, selling it for 5 times what it is worth, by creating a naive fanaticism about his product.  )


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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2009, 09:23:33 AM »
(it has also been rumored that Steven Jobs has done the same thing with the computer, putting out a cheap product, selling it for 5 times what it is worth, by creating a naive fanaticism about his product.  )
Having been a PC user for about 25 years -- started with an IBM with two 5.25 floppies -- and just changed to Macs six months ago, sometimes fanaticism is based on facts and actual use rather than naivete and advertising hype. Of course it could also be the fact that Macs cost more so tp justify the extra spending, we feel that we have to say and believe that they are better.
"The church had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

Team Hesse

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2009, 09:35:44 AM »
   Lou should be concerned that the "pigskin" is genuine, in order to support the hog futures market.
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Actually, I'm more concerned about how our supposed free will plays into this picture, or not.
Lou

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2009, 12:37:24 PM »
Reflecting on the events of the last year and a half, the evidence seems to point to Brett Favre exercising a free will. 

Of course the theological question is always whether free will can choose to do good or is bound always to select only among bad options.  I think many Wisconsin theologians would cite recent history as more evidence of the bondage of the will.     

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2009, 02:09:17 PM »
   Lou should be concerned that the "pigskin" is genuine, in order to support the hog futures market.
Erma+

Actually, I'm more concerned about how our supposed free will plays into this picture, or not.
While I'd guess that hog farmers don't have as much leeway as those with cash crops (and their own storage buildings,) there is a bit of free will about when to sell the product; but little to no free will about the price.
"The church had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

jpetty

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2009, 05:04:34 PM »
   The topic was Brett Favre plays quarterback, remember? 

    However, is a quarterback still a quarterback, even when he is not currently under contract and has indeed retired?  When he decides to come back, does he have to be reinstated as a quarterback, even take colloquy work in remedial quarterbacking under the training of the coaches of another team, in order to be recognized once again as a quarterback?  Or do we recognize "once a quarterback, always a quarterback?" 

    The Minnesota Vikings seem to think that this former quarterback, but not yet a Vikings quarterback, needs a trial period to determine if the essence of "quarterback" is still with Favre. 

   I expect jpetty and Brian S. to disagree with me. 

   Lou should be concerned that the "pigskin" is genuine, in order to support the hog futures market.

Erma+

I do indeed disagree.  Brett Favre is not a quarterback.  He is a sinner, sinner, sinner.  Lose paragraphase of Dt 14:8:  "Don't even think of touching a dead pig (or pigskin)." 

hillwilliam

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2009, 05:34:59 PM »
This, of course, is backed up by Jewish midrash in Song of Songs Rabba, where the first line of the Song begins "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth..."
Of course somebody had to bring in sex.

Before too long, Hitler and the Nazis will show up, too.

We live in predictable times.

Well, of course, artificial turf was invented by the Nazis under Hitler's direct supervision.   

Dan

There goes the German spirit again, trying to take credit for the best or worst in life.

Mussolini's scientists created astro-turf, which actually was pretty good - as Rommel noted in his field reports.  But the Nazi's, wanting to be true socialists, wanted "the people's turf" and did the same thing they did to ferrari's designs, creating the VW bug....

(it has also been rumored that Steven Jobs has done the same thing with the computer, putting out a cheap product, selling it for 5 times what it is worth, by creating a naive fanaticism about his product.  )


As someone who has been involved in PC compatible hardware and software consulting since 1983 I would like to point to the communist/fascist plot represented by the vista operating system. After 36 years of being on the bleeding edge of PC software development I am tired of tricking computers into doing what I want them to do. So I purchased a iMac and have found that Steve Jobs and the Apple PR department didn't lie. They just work.


PastorChick

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2009, 05:37:07 PM »
All I have to say is that if he plays QB for the VIkings he's a dirty rotten traitor.

Scott6

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2009, 05:54:10 PM »
All I have to say is that if he plays QB for the VIkings he's a dirty rotten traitor.

Well, there you go again.  If Favre does do so, I'm sure it's because his conscience is bound.  After all, he's called into the office of quarterback, and in order to fulfill this calling he has to actually find a group of people who seek his particular giftings.  I would call upon you to respect the boundness of his conscience and relent from doing something that might actually injure his relation to football in general and his calling as a quarterback in particular via such condemnatory language.
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Erme Wolf

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2009, 06:31:47 PM »
    Scott, would restricting the office of quarterback to males be a non-negotiable for you?

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2009, 06:53:43 PM »
    Scott, would restricting the office of quarterback to males be a non-negotiable for you?
Actually, I think that a quarter back or a half back or a full back of ribs usually come from castrated animals.

Have I changed topics?
"The church had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

Dave_Poedel

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2009, 07:37:49 PM »
All I have to say is that if he plays QB for the VIkings he's a dirty rotten traitor.

Well, there you go again.  If Favre does do so, I'm sure it's because his conscience is bound.  After all, he's called into the office of quarterback, and in order to fulfill this calling he has to actually find a group of people who seek his particular giftings.  I would call upon you to respect the boundness of his conscience and relent from doing something that might actually injure his relation to football in general and his calling as a quarterback in particular via such condemnatory language.

However bound or unbound his conscience may be, historical precedent and the reflex sinful nature of Wisconsin theologians, whether located in Wisconsin or in the diaspora, would suggest that it would be most prudent for said Favre, if someone else agrees that he can still fulfull the Office of Quarterback, to fulfill that Office in another Division than the NFC North, lest there be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and other sinful expressions of the Wisconsin temper (whether of Germanic, Scandinavian or Slavic, or African origin) over the presence of said Favre in anything other than Packer vestments.

PastorChick

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2009, 07:42:41 PM »
All I have to say is that if he plays QB for the VIkings he's a dirty rotten traitor.

Well, there you go again.  If Favre does do so, I'm sure it's because his conscience is bound.  After all, he's called into the office of quarterback, and in order to fulfill this calling he has to actually find a group of people who seek his particular giftings.  I would call upon you to respect the boundness of his conscience and relent from doing something that might actually injure his relation to football in general and his calling as a quarterback in particular via such condemnatory language.

However bound or unbound his conscience may be, historical precedent and the reflex sinful nature of Wisconsin theologians, whether located in Wisconsin or in the diaspora, would suggest that it would be most prudent for said Favre, if someone else agrees that he can still fulfull the Office of Quarterback, to fulfill that Office in another Division than the NFC North, lest there be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and other sinful expressions of the Wisconsin temper (whether of Germanic, Scandinavian or Slavic, or African origin) over the presence of said Favre in anything other than Packer vestments.

Nah - he can wear other vestments.  ANYTHING but yellow and purple.

Dirty rotten traitor.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2009, 07:51:45 PM »
Yeah, but as a Bear?  NO WAY....a Lion...even Favre's not THAT hungry (sorry Michiganders).....