Out of the Blue

The NFL regular season concluded yesterday. There were some bizarre outcomes and extreme upsets yesterday to cap an unpredictable season. Hats off to Vikesman for winning our Pigskin Pick'em Pool, managing to go 179-76 for the season. He and second-place finisher WarPig even managed to rack up 12 winners amid the chaos yesterday. They were the only two pickers in double digits, demonstrating the skill that landed them at the top of the pile. I ended up 10th for the season myself, and as always, vow to do better next time (apologies to Tony Kornheiser). Speaking of doing better, the season may be done for the also-rans, but the postseason still looms for the playoff teams, so we'll dust off the playoff pool for next week. The season is also over for my Giants, who were "barely rans" this season. There is talk of the team moving on from GM Dave Gettleman and keeping head coach Joe Judge. I never favored this plan, believing the GM should hire his own coach. But I have now also lost faith in Judge anyway. Running a QB sneak in the second quarter deep in your territory on third-and-long is the cowardly call of the year. The Giants finished with fewer than 100 net yards passing each of the past two weeks, lost their final six games in a row by double digits (a first in the team's almost 100 year history), and scored two touchdowns over their final four games. The good news is the team has two top 10 picks next year. The rest is bad news. The roster is thin and the salary cap is a mess. This is a team in desperate need of a fresh start. Here's hoping ownership has come around to this thinking.

Obituary: Bob Saget, comedian and 'Full House' star, dead at 65.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 12, 2022, 02:51
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 12, 2022, 02:51
Jan 12, 2022, 02:51
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 11:36:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 11:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 10:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
By and large the majority of people have a mellower side effect from the booster.
That thing said, everyone's different.

Maybe because I got 2x Biontech within a month and now booster Moderna 4 months later? Either way... this really hit me harder than I expected....
Makes me worry about my immune reaction to the actual virus ;(

I was totally MIA today... could barely type 3 sentences before getting migraine attacks with light sensitivity... blegh! Don't wanna be different!
"Most of the side effects are not a result of the vaccine, directly, but rather “an indication of your immune system reacting” to the vaccine. Meaning, the more robust your immune response is, “the more side effects you’re going to have.”
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/booster-shot-side-effects.html

It sucks that you got sick from it but it's great that you got it. Especially considering how half of Europe is going to be infected by the new variant soon.
More than half of Europe could catch Covid-19 in two months, WHO expert warns

Yeah took the whole remaining day resting to get over this.. my head-aches actually got worse to the point where I just had to go to bed, they were affecting my brain .. Aspirin didn't make any difference sadly.

Anyhow.. fine now
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 23:06
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 23:06
Jan 11, 2022, 23:06
 
Ok, my 12-yr-old mega-Stealers fan son is making my Pigskin Playoff picks.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 22:36
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 22:36
Jan 11, 2022, 22:36
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....

Had a good reaction from my immune system too on the 3rd shot ( Pfizer2x + Moderna as 3rd ).

The symptoms cleared up by the end of the day and next day they were gone completely, hang in there.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 22:16
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 22:16
Jan 11, 2022, 22:16
 
Or... NOT. Joe Judge gone. The third consecutive Giants coach fired after two seasons or less.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 16:46
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 16:46
Jan 11, 2022, 16:46
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
Third one hit me hardest too. Was same as you: Pfizer, Pfizer, Moderna. You shouldn't be worried though. A strong reaction is your immune system responding.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 13:07
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 13:07
Jan 11, 2022, 13:07
 
Blue wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:48:
I feel like they are backing away from the keep Judge position. The wording about Gettleman's "resignation" gave the impression that they are pushing off firing Judge or not onto the new GM, which just seems like a way of doing it indirectly.
Seems like it, I mean if you want to get rid of the coach why not do it at the same time as the GM. Personally, I think he should be fired just for being an idiot at press meetings. You can't be a good NFL coach without knowing how to deal with the press. He makes Bill Belichick look like a genius at handling the press.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 13:04
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 13:04
Jan 11, 2022, 13:04
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
Yeah, the booster was the only one which I really had any kind of reaction to. (If you want my personal story look at post #10 in this topic).
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 12:01
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 12:01
Jan 11, 2022, 12:01
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 11:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 10:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
By and large the majority of people have a mellower side effect from the booster.
That thing said, everyone's different.

Maybe because I got 2x Biontech within a month and now booster Moderna 4 months later? Either way... this really hit me harder than I expected....
Makes me worry about my immune reaction to the actual virus ;(

I was totally MIA today... could barely type 3 sentences before getting migraine attacks with light sensitivity... blegh! Don't wanna be different!

All three were Moderna for me. 1st was just a sore arm. 2nd ran a mild fever and chills all night, mild headache. 3rd some chills, lethargic, migraine/hangover level headache that lasted most of the 2nd day.

- “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” -George Carlin
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 11:36
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 11:36
Jan 11, 2022, 11:36
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 11:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 10:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
By and large the majority of people have a mellower side effect from the booster.
That thing said, everyone's different.

Maybe because I got 2x Biontech within a month and now booster Moderna 4 months later? Either way... this really hit me harder than I expected....
Makes me worry about my immune reaction to the actual virus ;(

I was totally MIA today... could barely type 3 sentences before getting migraine attacks with light sensitivity... blegh! Don't wanna be different!
"Most of the side effects are not a result of the vaccine, directly, but rather “an indication of your immune system reacting” to the vaccine. Meaning, the more robust your immune response is, “the more side effects you’re going to have.”
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/booster-shot-side-effects.html

It sucks that you got sick from it but it's great that you got it. Especially considering how half of Europe is going to be infected by the new variant soon.
More than half of Europe could catch Covid-19 in two months, WHO expert warns
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 11:16
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Jan 11, 2022, 11:16
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 10:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
By and large the majority of people have a mellower side effect from the booster.
That thing said, everyone's different.

Maybe because I got 2x Biontech within a month and now booster Moderna 4 months later? Either way... this really hit me harder than I expected....
Makes me worry about my immune reaction to the actual virus ;(

I was totally MIA today... could barely type 3 sentences before getting migraine attacks with light sensitivity... blegh! Don't wanna be different!
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 10:13
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Re: OotB: Seasonal Jan 11, 2022, 10:13
Jan 11, 2022, 10:13
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 09:44:
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
By and large the majority of people have a mellower side effect from the booster.
That thing said, everyone's different.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 09:48
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Jan 11, 2022, 09:48
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 10, 2022, 20:31:
Blue, now that Gettleman has "resigned", I just can't imagine the Giants keep Judge. Either way, I was wondering where you stand on Daniel Jones. I haven't watched that much of him, but seeing that he's still on his rookie deal (I think anyway) and he's not that expensive, I wonder if he's shown just enough promise for you to think he still has a chance to work out.
I feel like they are backing away from the keep Judge position. The wording about Gettleman's "resignation" gave the impression that they are pushing off firing Judge or not onto the new GM, which just seems like a way of doing it indirectly.

As for Jones, he's shown flashes of positive brilliance. He throws a surprisingly good deep ball and when the first read is open he can be decisive. He's also quite mobile. But his pocket sense is almost non-existent, so he's bad at feeling the rush, and terrible at protecting the ball. This leads to needless sacks and fumbles. He can be indecisive and hold the ball too long, which, again, leads to needless sacks and fumbles. He's also injury prone, which doesn't go well with how sometimes running the ball on RPOs is his best play. I'd leave it up to the new GM (and hopefully coach) to decide. But I personally think he's probably not the franchise QB. The trouble is he's shown enough flashes that it's possible he'll flourish elsewhere and make the decision to move on from him look like a mistake. They probably won't pick up his fifth year option, but the top of the draft is not loaded with QB talent, which probably affects the decision on next year.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 09:44
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Jan 11, 2022, 09:44
 
holyly crap.. 3rd vaccine shot hit me liek a brieekwall, head-ache and the shakes....
How is it these shots get worse the more you get....
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 11, 2022, 00:15
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Jan 11, 2022, 00:15
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 10, 2022, 16:15:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 10, 2022, 14:19:
RIP * REMOVED *

I think that website is getting a lot of media attention. I've seen it in few articles lately.
The annoying thing about the press is they couch the site as "Vaxxers be mean!1" while giving anti vaxxer Typhoid Marys who actually spread disease and kill people a pass. Some of these anti vaxxers, upon learning they are infected, refuse to isolate or worse, intentionally try and infect others.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 10, 2022, 21:39
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Jan 10, 2022, 21:39
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 10, 2022, 20:31:
Hats off to Vikesman for winning our Pigskin Pick'em Pool

Absolutely. I made a good (lucky) run at the end of the season but couldn't make up any ground on Vikesman.

Thank you both! I should celebrate with a trophy full of pork rinds.
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Re: OotB: Seasonal
Jan 10, 2022, 20:41
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Cutter wrote on Jan 10, 2022, 12:53:
Your plane crashes, but not just crashes, it crashes onto railroad tracks only to get hit by a train shortly after? Talk about unlucky.

Speaking of unbelievably bad luck, did anyone see that awful footage from Brazil of that column of rock crashing down on a those boats? Freakin' "Final Destination" shit right there - absolutely horrifying.
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Jan 10, 2022, 20:31
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Jan 10, 2022, 20:31
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Hats off to Vikesman for winning our Pigskin Pick'em Pool

Absolutely. I made a good (lucky) run at the end of the season but couldn't make up any ground on Vikesman.

Blue, now that Gettleman has "resigned", I just can't imagine the Giants keep Judge. Either way, I was wondering where you stand on Daniel Jones. I haven't watched that much of him, but seeing that he's still on his rookie deal (I think anyway) and he's not that expensive, I wonder if he's shown just enough promise for you to think he still has a chance to work out.
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Jan 10, 2022, 16:15
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 10, 2022, 14:19:
RIP * REMOVED *

I think that website is getting a lot of media attention. I've seen it in few articles lately.

This comment was edited on Jan 10, 2022, 17:44.
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Jan 10, 2022, 15:55
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Jan 10, 2022, 15:55
 
"China study" lol
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Jan 10, 2022, 15:24
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Man I was hoping that read 2022 Golden Shower winners...but no such luck.
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