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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #390 on: January 23, 2018, 09:38:51 AM »
And donít we all envy Mr. Teigenís opportunity to be at the Super Bowl?
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #391 on: January 23, 2018, 09:50:51 AM »
Too bad it didn't put him in a better mood with this morning's unprovoked shots at others. 
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #392 on: January 23, 2018, 10:44:47 AM »
Having met Mr. Teigen on a couple of occasions, I think he is almost always in a good mood. Should I become a Minnesotan, I'll gladly look to him for guidance.
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #393 on: January 23, 2018, 10:52:48 AM »
Having met Mr. Teigen on a couple of occasions, I think he is almost always in a good mood. [Emphasis added]

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #394 on: January 23, 2018, 11:32:03 AM »
 Does everything have to be a shot, Pastor Kirchner? I could conclude after a couple of meetings Whether a person is normally cheerful or normally gloomy. Canít you?
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #395 on: January 23, 2018, 11:36:24 AM »
Does everything have to be a shot, Pastor Kirchner? I could conclude after a couple of meetings Whether a person is normally cheerful or normally gloomy. Canít you?

It was "almost always," Charles, not "normally."
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #396 on: January 23, 2018, 12:25:30 PM »
And the last word is yours. You would take it anyway.
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #397 on: February 03, 2018, 06:16:11 PM »
Somehow language related to faith and religion comes on to the scene when football is the topic.  The NY Times Business section page today ran a story on the NFL's biggest prize, team ownership.  One comment was that "the meek may inherit the earth, but you have to be a billionaire to own an NFL team."  Another comment was:  "when you're buying a team, you're not only making a deal between you and the seller, you also have to get the blessing from the NFL."

Some local churches are reaching out to the many visitors who are coming to Minneapolis for the Super Bowl. Church mission work is always to be commended but it is going to be a difficult effort.  Bars are open until 4 am and there is a mighty range of entertainment for the out-of-towners to choose from. 
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #398 on: February 03, 2018, 11:14:23 PM »
Somehow language related to faith and religion comes on to the scene when football is the topic.  The NY Times Business section page today ran a story on the NFL's biggest prize, team ownership.  One comment was that "the meek may inherit the earth, but you have to be a billionaire to own an NFL team." 


The last thing I would ever want to own is a sports franchise. I like the earth......


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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #399 on: February 05, 2018, 01:17:27 AM »
Congrats to the Eagles for their first Super Bowl trophy.  Many rags to riches story lines in their victory.
The Head Coach for the Eagles, Pederson was coaching high school football just nine years ago.
The Super Bowl MVP was the second string quarterback Nick Foles who replaced the injured QB Carson
Wentz since December. 

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #400 on: February 05, 2018, 08:59:36 AM »
Congrats to the Eagles for their first Super Bowl trophy.  Many rags to riches story lines in their victory.
The Head Coach for the Eagles, Pederson was coaching high school football just nine years ago.
The Super Bowl MVP was the second string quarterback Nick Foles who replaced the injured QB Carson
Wentz since December.

The most combined offense in any NFL game, regular season or playoffs, in the history of the NFL.  Pretty amazing show all around!

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #401 on: February 05, 2018, 09:05:15 AM »
There is jubilation throughout the Ministerium of Pennsylvania!  Contrary to popular reporting (I do find the apocalyptic expectations amusing), the greater Delaware Valley is not a smoldering ruin this morning.

Our (backup) quarterback is better at catching (touchdown!) passes than the other team's starting quarterback.  If you watched the postgame podium interviews, it was obvious that Jesus wanted the Iggles to win.   ::)

The master couldn't get it done in 13 years; it only took the student 2.  The time's yours!

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #402 on: February 05, 2018, 11:30:54 AM »
It was a great thrill to have been at US Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII..  I was able to watch much of the game.  I did not see the Half Time Show because of work requirements and my indifference to pop music.  The fans were incredibly polite and friendly.  One man brought his wife and two kids and said that he had paid $56,000 for the four seats.  The stadium crowd was slow to disperse after the game which extended my time on the clock.  Eagles players thanked God and expressed their devotion to Him. It was serious emotion on display.  FWIW: I clocked 14 hours at seventeen bucks an hour.  The last five or six hours were at $24.00 per hour. Parking and uniforms were free. I am tired.
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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #403 on: February 05, 2018, 11:58:18 AM »
Norm had a great day at the office.   He made a $136 for the first 8 hours of work
and $144 for the last 6 hours for a total of  $280 for 14 hrs work. The NFL Super
Bowl of 2018 has been very good to him.  As the late, great Howard Cosell said,
"Sports is the Toy Department of Life".

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #404 on: February 05, 2018, 12:02:35 PM »
Way to go, Norman!
I watched the whole game, was glad that the Eagles won, even though they were the ones that kept the Vikings out of it.
But the Super Bowl party that I attended, while it had many things to nibble on, had no wings! Whatís up with that?
We will probably find time to get together sometime later this year, Norman.
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