Up for Debate: Giants vs. Patriots

Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 11:59pm

What did you think of the conference championships? Who are you choosing for the big game?

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50 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 12:09

Its just another money making game. I'm choosing the winner.

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 12:13

Obama's exposure #16

Obama wants to subject United States citizens to international taxation, such as the United Nations Poverty Tax, under the guise of curing the world's ills.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 6:29

Good morning, Nashville.

I'd like to see the NY Giants win the Super Bowl; but I think that New England has a slightly better team and a more level-headed coach. I believe that the game will be a good one and not a boring blow-out, as some SBs were.

Hated to see the 49ers nbr.. 10 muff one punt and then fumble the next one...both resulted in turnovers....he was the goat of the game...must be a lonely guy this morning....the agony of defeat.

By: dargent7 on 1/23/12 at 6:46

Eli Manning was impressive to say the least. He was getting man-handled all game by 300# gorillas. I didn't see the Pat's game. The SB should be a good one. I heard Madonna is performing at Half-time.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 7:07

I tuned in late for the Pats-SF game...glad I missed Steven Tyler's mocking rendition of the National Anthem...whoever said that guy had talent? To me, the guy is spoiled rotten creep...but that's just MHO.

By: Ummm... on 1/23/12 at 7:08

I agree that this should be a good Superbowl...in spite of Madonna "performing" at halftime.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 7:11

Uh, Darge, you would have been fired from your TV announcer's job if you had used the term "gorillas" to describe those huge SF linemen...remember Howard Cosell's gaff?

You can't use any terms that suggest that these gridiron hominids are anything less than members of our own species Hetero sapiens...got it?

By: Ummm... on 1/23/12 at 7:12

Loner, I think you need to cut Tyler a break here- I don't think he was "mocking" the national anthem. Whether you think he's a talented vocalist or not (and I don't), he sang the anthem exactly the way he sings every Aerosmith song. The fault lies with whoever selected him to sing in the first place.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 7:15

I am praying for a wardrobe malfunction...I wanna see what she's got...is that so bad?

Now, Lady Gaga, that's a different story...no, keep it covered, please....it's that Adam's Apple thing....Hermaphrodites do not turn me on....sorry 'bout dat.

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 7:20

Like all others Loner,

All of these performers are simply "preformers" ridiculously trying to make an [individual] name for themselves to the public..., hoping to get more fans.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 7:20

Yeah, Ummmm, whoever hired the guy must have been smoking meth...like when they hired Rosanna to sing the Anthem...what did they expect?

You might as well hire Gibert Gottfried (the original Aflac duck's voice) to sing it.

By: govskeptic on 1/23/12 at 7:39

The New Jersey Giants overcame being a 3 point underdog
in SF, I suspect the same in the Super Bowl if they aren't too
distracted by the half-time excitement of "The Virgin" inspired
crowd! Brady already has enough SB rings for a life time.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/23/12 at 7:47

Eli Manning is the man!

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 7:47

Well, y'all wanna see something interesting? Go to 'wasobamaborninkenya.com' and download those affidavits that young man has provided. Very interesting. Especially when you look closely at that birth certificate.

By: T-BONE on 1/23/12 at 8:15

Much Ado About Nothing......William Shakespeare

By: BenDover on 1/23/12 at 8:17

I'm pulling for Manning and NY. Agree with Loner that they are slightly out-matched but in one game anything can happen.

By: dargent7 on 1/23/12 at 8:47

L'ner: You are correct sir. Cosell called someone, "look at that little monkey go!"
Jimmy "The Greek" was fired for his, "blacks are bred for bigger thighs"....
But, being from Detroit (as is my bro' Mitt Romney), I can take poetic license.
Or so I think.
Or thought.

By: dargent7 on 1/23/12 at 8:53

I think S.Tyler is pushing 60 or 62. His voice is shot. Even in Aerosmith he didn't sing too well. Reminds me of Mitch Ryder (screaming) of The Detroit Wheels. He stunk up the place, too. IMO, of those 70's-80's groups, Chicago was by far the best and Peter Cetera had the best voice after the original vocalist (Make Me Smile) was shot and killed by his girlfriend.

By: brrrrk on 1/23/12 at 10:18

dargent7 said

"I think S.Tyler is pushing 60 or 62. His voice is shot. Even in Aerosmith he didn't sing too well. Reminds me of Mitch Ryder (screaming) of The Detroit Wheels. He stunk up the place, too. IMO, of those 70's-80's groups, Chicago was by far the best and Peter Cetera had the best voice after the original vocalist (Make Me Smile) was shot and killed by his girlfriend."

Sorry, I just don't see what all the hub bub is about. You have someone sing the anthem, who even in his heyday was known for his screachy high notes, an then want to complain about the screachy high notes? Who's next on our anthem hit list? Jimi Hendrix?

As for the Chicago singer you're thinking of, that was Terry Kath. Actually all the singers in the band were quite good, but Kath had the most soulful voice. He was my favorite as well. And his death was the result of him putting a loaded gun (which he thought was unloaded) to his temple and pulling the trigger. In my opinion, the best thing Kath ever did (as a musician) was his "Free Form Guitar" piece from the first album; was it dissonant?, yes... was it noisy?, yes.... but anyone who plays guitar knows how difficult it is the achieve that given how the guitar is designed.

By: brrrrk on 1/23/12 at 10:24

Loner said

"I tuned in late for the Pats-SF game...glad I missed Steven Tyler's mocking rendition of the National Anthem...whoever said that guy had talent? To me, the guy is spoiled rotten creep...but that's just MHO."

Loner!! From you? Don't you come from a jazz background? People in glass houses should throw saxophones.... or are you one of those that thinks Kenny G actually plays jazz? :-)

By: bfra on 1/23/12 at 11:48

The Ravens got 7 extra points, after the guy went out of bounds on the 3 yr. line & they gave them a TD, even after a review.

Steven Tyler did a good job for his style & at least he didn't add the entire scale to every word.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 11:48

We had a black-out here for two or three hours...just getting back to this thread...high winds...rainy....it's gonna be challenging this afternoon...it's Protest Monday.

Darge, you are absolved of any guilt on the species thing...at least from my perspective....for what that's worth.

Tyler Smith is making an ass of himself, apparently, on American Idol...not that I watch the show....the promos are everywhere...they actually let that guy in the cockpit of a jet fighter? Yeah...the country is gearing up for war...they played a basketball game on a carrier too, right?

Brrrrk, no, I do not come from a jazz background. I like some jazz, but I do not try to play "jazz" very often. I like rock and roll sax and blues-related sax. Jazz is way up there...whole step scales, whole-half, half-whole etc. I have enough on my hands (fingers) with the more "sonorous" stuff. Like I have said before, I'm no Boots Randolph, but I can sometimes wing it.

I actually like busking solo or with one guitar....or with a djembe drummer, like at Brushwood. I stay on the pentatonics pretty much and try not to screw up..if I do,...I "change keys"...at that point...I like to just pick out a key and try to improvise in that key...randomly alternating them...to stay in shape.

These days, I pack a C and a D tin whistle on me at all times....ready to jam at the drop of a hat.....chicks dig scrawny, pale, flute-playin' guys.

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 11:53

And as for Kenny G...I can hardly stand to listen to it, quite frankly...I never liked the timbre of the soprano sax..it's a whole octave higher than a standard tenor. Sounds too much like an oboe, to me...no offense to oboe lovers out there.

Kenny is a master, but if you heard one of his hits you heard 'em all, IMO. Kenny's style appeals to chicks, so I can't completely discredit the guy...I just do not like that style of music....elevator music on meth?

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 12:04

Not to belabor the sax talk...my favorite tenor sax solo of all time, in the popular rock & roll genre, has to that performed by Boots Randolph on a Brenda Lee record, the Title "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"...I Googled it up...yeah, it's past Christmas...but it still worth a listen, in my opinion. In his book, Boots said that he had about 15 minutes to come up with a sax part...he was given a demo tape of the vocals, sans sax....he nailed it....they all nailed it....on the first take.

Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6xNuUEnh2g

Listen to that confidence....amazing.

By: brrrrk on 1/23/12 at 12:20

Loner said

"And as for Kenny G...I can hardly stand to listen to it, quite frankly...I never liked the timbre of the soprano sax..it's a whole octave higher than a standard tenor. Sounds too much like an oboe, to me...no offense to oboe lovers out there."

I'm with you.... the soprano sax is just too "whiny" for my tastes, although I must admit that I like the sound of it in Wayne Shorter's hands. Maybe it's all in the setting of playing with Weather Report.....

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 12:24

Well, I gotta roll....it's Protest Monday...you guys know the routine:

HOLY WARS SUCK

Sadly, the drumbeat continues...this time it's war with the Persians.....this will be a major election issue, IMO...we may be at war with the Persians by November...we are already engaging in economic warfare, assassinations, cyber attacks, drone reconnaissance flights, funding Iranian dissidents...etc.

General Dempsey went to Israel last week ...we may take it up a notch real soon....so I'm protesting right now...why wait?

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 12:25

Amen that, Brrrrk, it's all in whose hands the thing is....see ya!

By: dargent7 on 1/23/12 at 12:35

Yes, it's hard to keep up with all the muscians who "put a loaded gun against their temple, and pull the trigger.."
Let's see: The Chicago guy, Check.
Felix Papalardi of "Mountain". Check.
Dusty Rhodes of "ZZ Top". Check.
John Eric Hexum...Check, but he was an actor.
"I thought the gun was loaded...it's not, but you are.." W.C. Fields in The Bank Dick.
"Ok, fellows, let's get loaded..." "You know I don't drink". Larry to Shemp.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/12 at 2:28

Change the subject; I found this to be just sad.

As WSMV is reporting, parents and grandparents found 14-year-old Phillip Parker's body last Friday, along with a handwritten note in his trash can reading, "Please help me mom." Family members say they had previously reported concerns about their son's treatment to Gordonsville High School but to no avail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/phillip-parker-gay-tennessee-teen-suicide_n_1223688.html

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 3:09

I hadn't heard about that, Captain Nemo. Such a thing is always regrettable. But when they say this boy was "gay", just what phase of gay did they mean?

Simply because as a boy he had a girlish speech, or attitude. Maybe liked to be around the girls? Or was he known to be homosexual at 14?

If that was the boy's problem, what "lessons" did he get from his parents?

Regrettably, the children of today aren't raised like we were in my childhood. We didn't take childish comments from other children to heart seriously.

As a child, I was taught to just 'consider the source and ignore it'. I've maintained that concept all of my life. But then, if they "pushed" too far... I would simply knock the hell out of them and walk away. And I ain't changed.

By: bfra on 1/23/12 at 3:11

Nemo - That is so very sad. My prayers go out for him and his family. Wish there was some quick answer to stop all bullying for whatever reason.

By: bfra on 1/23/12 at 3:19

Big Bad John never misses a beat to BRAG about how BAD he would be, when he really would be more like a pissant under a rock!

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 3:39

Don't count on that, bfra. You don't know me, but if you ever 'confronted me', you sure wouldn't like to get to "know" me. But you would sure remember me after it was over. Wanna try me out?

By: bfra on 1/23/12 at 3:46

Well everybody knows who the shoe fits! LMAO

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/12 at 4:01

Proverbs 1:22
“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge

By: gdiafante on 1/23/12 at 4:04

I think yogi just threatened bfra. Don't worry, I'll alert the powers that be. We just don't need that kind of behavior on this site.

Darge, maybe you're thinking of Dusty Hill in ZZ Top...and he's not dead.

By: brrrrk on 1/23/12 at 4:06

Heard a line yesterday that I thought was good....

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere....

By: bfra on 1/23/12 at 4:06

gdiafante - I'm shakin in my shoes, but it's because I am laughing so hard.

By: gdiafante on 1/23/12 at 4:08

Any excuse to get that idiot knocked off this site is welcomed.

By: bfra on 1/23/12 at 4:12

I think, at one time or another, he has threatened just about everybody on this board.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/12 at 4:13

I don’t think bfra has anything to worry about.

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 4:38

You should learn to read, gdiafante. I simply asked a question. When did asking a question become a threat?

Or is that only in your way of reading?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/12 at 4:42

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 3:39
Don't count on that, bfra. You don't know me, but if you ever '(confronted me', you sure wouldn't like to get to "know" me. )But you would sure remember me after it was over. Wanna try me out?

Sounded like a threat to me.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/12 at 4:43

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 4:57

That is simply the caliber of you intellect, Captain Nemo. How can a question be considered a challenge, except through ignorance of language?

By: brrrrk on 1/23/12 at 5:10

GOP family values....using your daughters from your first wife to go after your second wife for what she says about your third wife.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/12 at 5:30

You should not talk about anyone caliber of thinking yogi, your intellect is misfiring. Go back and look at your post and show me where you put any question marks. That was not a question but a challenge, a threat.

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 3:39
Don't count on that, bfra. You don't know me, but if you ever.....(confronted me',[That is a challenge]

......you sure wouldn't like to get to "know" me. )But you would sure remember me after it was over. Wanna try me out?
THREAT!!!

But we all know you walk to a different drummer, the one without drums. lol

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 5:56

I'm sorry, Captain Nemo.

I know you're much younger than I so I guess we had different courses in the English language when in school. That is, if you went to school.

Where did you read a threatening sentence, and where did you see a question mark?

Where, in your "quote" from me did you "read" a challenge?

By: Loner on 1/23/12 at 5:57

Brrrrk, LOL on your 5:10 post.

By: yogiman on 1/23/12 at 7:04

Question: Did Newt ask his daughters to come forward in his favor, or did they simply do it without question or hesitation?

Also, think about how their stepmother treated them in their youth and aging factors. Did she learn to love them? Did she make any effort to "get along" with them? Did she make any effort in teaching them a girl's "way in life"?

More than one point the consider, children, unless you're a democrat.

Another question: Why did she wait so long in his congressional career before she "stepped forward"? And why was it at the day before a debate before the nation.

I'd say it got him more votes than it cost him. Let's see what happens tonight.