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  1. Calvada

    MLB Thread

    Henry Aaron - an icon, for so many reasons beyond baseball. In 1982 NINE!!! members of the Baseball Writers Association did not have him on their Hall of Fame ballot. Were they morons or racists? Look at the records he still holds today, not to mention his impact on society. Hank was a Hall of Famer as a player and as a person.
  2. Calvada

    Chit-Chat

    I have a friend whose adult daughter loves broccoli like you love spinach, @theredhead77. She eats broccoli every day and has since she was a toddler. In contrast, I never ate broccoli until I went to college at age 18. My father absolutely loathed it and therefore it was never served in our house. Most of my siblings and I all love it now, but we didn't have it until we were young adults. Another thing I never had as a child that I love now is avocado. And I love the variety of fresh fruit and vegetables that are available all year. We ate a lot of canned or frozen veggies and fruit in the winter months when I was a kid. Not all store bought, but much that was canned or frozen by my mom or grandma in the summer.
  3. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    The only time I can recall Ted in a suit was when the Packers visited the White House in 2011 following their Super Bowl victory. Andrew Brandt, who was the finance guy with the Packers at the time they drafted Rodgers, recounted in some column a few years back the experience of waiting to see if Rodgers would fall to the Pack at pick #24, and then Ted making them wait the full 15 minutes they were on the clock in case some other team called with an offer to move up. (No team did - how many have regretted that?) Ted was perfectly calm, Rodgers was the best player on his board, so he was the pick. Brandt said at the first minicamp after the draft, Rodgers lofted a perfect pass about 60 yards down the field, hitting a receiver in stride. Brandt looked at Ted, and he said Ted gave him the most expressive look he would ever give him, sort of saying yeah, I think I made the right call. Ted was really good at assessing talent. He had his misses, they all do, but he had a lot more hits than misses.
  4. Calvada

    MLB Thread

    It's always a bit jarring to see current pictures of HOFers when the picture in my mind is from almost 4 decades earlier. I will always think of Don Sutton as he looked in 1982 with the Brewers. I think those from MLB age more than most because of so much sun exposure, especially those who played in times when people didn't think of skin cancer or wrinkles and certainly didn't use sunscreen.
  5. My siblings and their spouses/partners total `15 people. There are 2 common birthdays involving 4 of those people.
  6. A friend of mine is allergic to carrots and always asks if a salad has shredded carrots in it. He's assured no carrots and the majority of time it shows up with shredded carrots, because so many of those bagged lettuce mixes have shredded carrots in them. My pet peeve in restaurants is ice in water. I don't like iced water and always ask for plain water, no ice. I would say about 95% of the time it shows up with ice. Most people don't believe me when I say I prefer water at room temperature.
  7. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    Adams played - caught 6 for 61 yards. I believe it was his first game back after missing a couple due to a hamstring injury. In the second quarter, Rodgers threw interceptions on two consecutive possessions - first one was returned for a TD and second one was returned inside the 5-yard-line, and then the Packers punted about 27 times the rest of the game. That last stat might be a slight exaggeration - it just seemed like that. The Bucs defense gave the Packers fits.
  8. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    Rodgers and the offense had a terrible game against the Bucs - 16 of 35 for 160 yards, 2 interceptions, and was sacked 4 times. I think the entire team will be determined to perform better, but especially Rodgers.
  9. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    Brady has a lot of experience playing in cold, snowy weather.
  10. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    I'm pretty sure Aaron had that same type of smile on his face when the Rams decided to kickoff into the end zone with 29 seconds left in the first half. Why not kick the ball into the field of play, forcing the Packers to run some time off the clock? Instead no time runs, Rodgers has the ball on the 25 with 29 seconds, and every Packers fan thinks they will get at least 3 points, which is what happened.
  11. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    Now the question will be about Mahomes' availability for next week.
  12. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    Slated to be horrible in Green Bay? I've checked the 10-day forecast at one of the GB tv stations and it's predicted to be 27 degrees with a 35% chance of snow and 8 mph wind next Sunday. As a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, let me assure you that is not horrible. As long as it's not heavy snow during the game and the wind doesn't pick up, it should be great for football.
  13. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    I wish they wouldn't shake hands and hug. Both at the end of last game and then today, I texted a friend "Why are those people touching Aaron Rodgers?" and today he did not have a mask on at the end as Rams' players and coaches were coming up to him. My friend has suggested some type of Popemobile that they could hustle onto the field at the end of the game for the quarterbacks - LOL. Can you imagine the announcers? "And now Patrick Mahomes is leaving the field, waving to the fans, in the Taco Bell QB Bubble." Because you know someone would pay big bucks to sponsor the things.
  14. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    Aaron ROdgers gave me me mild cardiac distress with those almost picks in the end zone just before the half - I've decided that he wanted to do a tribute to Brett Favre there 🤣 The MVPs - the o-line of the Packers. Opened up big holes for the RBs and gave Rodgers a lot of time. Got almost 500 yards against Rams D. Pack's defense is concerning and their special teams are abysmal. With the exception of Mason Crosby, and then JK Scott's bonehead play nearly got Mason killed. Goff wasn't throwing like a guy with a thumb full of surgical pins, but Rodgers at age 37 was certainly more mobile.
  15. Calvada

    NFL Thread

    I don't find it surprising that players are testing positive. Look at the news - the number of new cases (and deaths) in the U.S. are at the highest levels ever in the pandemic. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Packers' very strict protocols will prevent anyone else from getting it. The offensive line group meets in what was formerly the media auditorium, which is the largest room available. They sit about 10 feet apart during meetings. However, I will not be surprised to hear of additional positive tests on any NFL team in the playoffs. I hope Veldheer recovers quickly, that his case is mild, for his sake and for his family's sake.
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