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Super Bowl – What Might Happen

Let me start by saying we have been treated to some GREAT football over the last three weeks. This is what the playoffs are all about. The Seattle Seahawks got thru the playoffs with the best defense in the NFL. They have simply crushed those who stood in their way. I don’t think that it is surprising or remarkable that Seattle made it to the Super Bowl. They have been the best team in NFC since week one. The Denver Broncos, on the other hand, have looked unbeatable at times and then have stumbled. During the Dallas game the Broncos secondary was awful, but Manning pulled out a win. During the Patriots game, the Denver defense got steamrolled in the second half and Peyton couldn’t save them. Then during the playoffs, Denver seemed to gel as a team. It wasn’t just Peyton Manning pulling the offense along. The whole team played well in order to beat the Patriots who were really never in the game.

Seattle wins – The Seattle Seahawks don’t have the fire power to score with the Broncos. Their defense is going to have to figure out a way to get Peyton off the field on the third down. On offense the Seahawks are going to have rely on Mayshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson extending plays and allowing his receivers to get open. They are going to have to shorten the game by eating the clock. I also think that Seattle will have to figure out a way to manufacture one or two additional scores. A reverse or a flea-flicker. Maybe Mayshawn will throw a half-back option. Seattle can NOT turn the football over.

Denver wins – The Denver defense must make Russell Wilson throw short and intermediate routes. His receivers aren’t that good. They can get down the field and make plays but they can’t seem to make those hard inside catches. I have no idea what kind of impact Percy Harvin will have on the game. He is a dynamic player who has been out most of the season. Denver did a great job at shutting down the Patriot running backs, though I think they will have a harder time with Marshawn Lynch who will bound them all day long. Denver should be able to run blitz in order to stuff the running lanes because none of the Seattle receivers (expect for Harvin) have scary speed. I think that Peyton should try to play keep away just like he did with Tom Brady. The Broncos had long time eating drives which ended in points. Peyton needs to do the exact same thing. This should keep Marshawn on the bench and keep his defense fresh. Look for Peyton to exploit the middle of the field with Wes Welker and their tight end Julius Thomas. I think that Peyton will stay away from Seattle’s great corners if he can. Denver can’t afford to turn the ball over. Momentum in the Super Bowl is weird. This is a game that can quickly get out of control with just one play.

I give Denver the edge in this game. I think that if both teams play well, it should be a great game. Enjoy. (Oh, there were some who were praying for bad weather – rain, snow, sleet, typhoon. Shame on you!!!! According to the Weather Channel, the high on Sunday should be 66 degrees. 10% chance of rain. Should be good football weather!!!) Let the best team win.

By |2014-02-02T22:51:18-04:00January 31st, 2014|NFL|4 Comments

Two Men arrested in terrorist plot in Seattle

Just in (Homegrown terrorists):

Two men have been arrested in Seattle in what federal agents say was a terrorist plot to attack a military recruit processing station in Seattle.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, aka Frederick Dominque Jr., 32, of Los Angeles were arrested Wednesday and charged in a complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Among the charges were conspiracy to murder U.S. officers, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and unlawful possession of firearms.

Both men appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Alice Theiler, who ordered them held pending a detention hearing next Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is set for July 7, which will be held only if the men are not indicted by a grand jury before then. (more…)

By |2011-06-23T20:29:57-04:00June 23rd, 2011|Terrorism|Comments Off on Two Men arrested in terrorist plot in Seattle

Just Because There Are Stairs Does Not Mean You Can Move Up

Just because there are stairs, does not mean you have a real chance to move on up.

(Below–Galveston Seawall.)

(Below–Downtown Houston.)

(Below–The Alki Beach area of Seattle.)

(Below–Galveston Seawall.)

(All photos copyright Neil Aquino.)

Many people work very hard and yet they just can’t seem to advance.

Here is a series of articles from the liberal political magazine The American Prospect discussing the difficulties of the middle class, and offering ideas on how to make the situation better.

There are many ways in life we might feel the chance to move up is somehow frustrated or blocked.

In these cases, you’ll just have to try to build your own staircase.

For example, I met my need to communicate my ideas to others by becoming a blogger.

I don’t mean to neglect the role of circumstance in life.

It is a fact of life that sometimes the staircase of existence has been knocked loose or leads no place but underwater. A lot of talk about pulling yourself by your so-called bootstraps is junk. Life is sometimes rigged for the good of the few and at the expense of the many.

One good way to build a staircase for yourself is to have some help. Help might come from friends and family. Help might come from the government in the form of assistance for education or with a grant of some kind.

Maybe you can build a staircase that others will use as well.

Without forgetting that sometimes stuff is just not going to work out, you still need to make use of the life that you have.

The good thing is that things in life often work out for the best, and that there are many people out there who share your goals and who are willing to help.

By |2011-02-26T01:42:13-04:00February 26th, 2011|General|Comments Off on Just Because There Are Stairs Does Not Mean You Can Move Up
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