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The Remnants of Uncertainty...
|Sports Blog: A Flicker of Fire
|So, with another football season of disappointment under my belt after only half the season, I found a flicker of hope in my San Francisco 49ers. |
Coach Mike Singletary.
I get it. The 49ers got pummeled by the lowly Seahawks. They got beat by a second string QB and a fullback at home. The defense folded easier than a piece paper. The Offense was more charitable than a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen. Players didn't care, players gave up, players were only about themselves.
But Coach Singletary sent a message when he literally dragged Vernon Davis off the field and told him to go to the locker room. He sent a message when he finally pulled the plug on JT O'Sullivan and sent in the more reliable Shaun Hill. He sent a message that he isn't going to stand for the mediocrity that us 49ers fans have become so accustomed to.
And I know... there isn't much he can do this season, probably not even next season. But at least he cares. At least he has passion and is trying to do something about it. Some will say that a coach who calls a player out or gets that emotional at a press conference isn't being professional. I say, screw that! Players need to be called out sometimes. Singletary apologized to the fans and the media for the way the team played... and rightfully so. I've been watching this crappy product for years and it is about time someone held the players and coaches accountable.
So, barring how the next 8 games go, I'd like to see Coach Singletary stay on as the head coach. I like his fire. I like his passion. I like his no tolerance for selfishness and stupid play.
So, here's hoping the bye week drives home that message and the 49ers can come out and actually play against a team and compete as opposed to playing against a team and themselves.
|Tags: sports, football, 49ers, coach singletary, rant
|A Sports Blog
|In honor of October, the greatest sports month of the year (with March being a close second), I decided to write a silly blog about how everything in life can be related to sports. It's probably really stupid, but just take it at face value and enjoy! |
I'm a firm believer in the fact that every moment in life can be compared to a sports metaphor. Try me. Seriously. I can relate anything to sports. After all, sports simply games that represent life.
Think of how sports relates to war. In football, you have 11 guys battling for field position, the football represents a bomb or major weapon of some sort. Offense is trying to get to the endzone to take down the opposition, Defense is trying to defend their turf. Offense tries many ways to get to the endzone, either by running through the line or by throwing or kicking over their heads. You see, football is war.
But that's the obvious reference. Let's go for some more abstract metaphors.
Got a problem with a girl? Maybe you feel like you are close to getting her but you aren't quite there. Just waiting for the right play to get her attention and make her yours? Yea, well you are in the opponents red zone my friend. You can't settle for a field goal, you gotta get this TD and you can't afford any turnovers.
Feeling pressure at work? Back up against the wall? Don't know what's coming in your life? You are simply posting up on the center. Sure, he's bigger and has help, but if you trust your instincts you can hook that shot right over them. The worst thing you can do here is to try too hard and dribble into double coverage or force a shot. Also, if you have some worthy teammates, maybe they can help you get out of this bind.
Maybe you are feeling singled out? Like you don't have anyone on your team? Maybe you feel left out from the team? You're up to bat my friend. You have this opportunity to hit it out of the park and get everyone's respect. Sure, your team is there... but this is all you. You against the world. You can hit it out of the park. Just don't strike out.
Maybe you've hit a rough patch? Having a hard time lately? Not up to your usual standards? Get yourself out of the penalty box and stop giving bad times a power play. It is time for you to go up against life at full strength, hell, maybe you can even get a power play of your own and take a lead.
I guess I'd say the main words of wisdom in life is to not have any mental breakdowns, play hard on defense, avoid penalties, leave it all out on the court, trust your teammates, stick with the plan, be smart but also adaptive, and get your head in the game.
Oh and... Clear Eyes, Full Hearts... CAN'T LOSE.
Game on people.
|Tags: sports, life, metaphors
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I go here for my music news of course. I browse my 49ers blogs, other sports and fantasy news, tech and video game news, politics and general news, movie info, and many others. I also visit the typical social networking sites, this one being my most frequented. This video site is amazing. I watched the entire series of Arrested Development and the second season of Friday Night Lights on it. Youtube is great and all for videos from the average person, but for good quality movies and TV Shows for free, you can't go wrong with hulu. I buy all of my music from this site, as well as my books for school, posters, other technology, supplies, etc. If you want to get your life organized, one more site I'd recommend is this one. Go here for lyrics, and here for tabs. Those are all my favorite links so I hope you can make use of them. I'll take recommendations from anyone else if they have any.
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