Venus Trapped in Mars

07 March 2014

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

I used to do a post inspired by my favorite radio show, Wake Up With Taylor, called the 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go. Today, I'm bringing it back. The intention behind this post is to give you some "water-cooler" ammunition!

What does water-cooler talk mean? Well, when a bunch of guys grab a drink from the water cooler Monday morning, it is assumed they are all talkin' sports from the weekend before. So there ya go, I guess this post will really teach you 6 things.










1. The NFL may push the extra point kick attempt back to the 25-yard line. Which would make it a 43-yard attempt. Keep in mind, currently the ball is placed on the 2 yard line, making it just a 20-yard chip shot for the kicker. This would mean that many teams will end up going for 2 far more often. What do you think about all this?







2. It is almost March Madness time! Regular season play finishes up this weekend, and conference tournament play will commence next week. All conference tournament play will be complete by Selection Sunday, March 16th. Selection Sunday is also known as the day Sarah pees herself in hopes of the VOLS making the Big Dance. More on March Madness next Friday! 




3. LeBron No-Sleeves. 
Ok, so I don't hate LeBron... I mean his headband and I are BFFS, I totally respect his abilities. But last night Miami suffered their worst loss of the season and LeBron's performance was poopy, making only 6 of his 18 shot attempts. LeBron blamed the sleeved jerseys the Heat were forced to wear. 

“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys. Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.” -- L to the eBron. 
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Just for the record, as you can see above, both teams were wearing these new sleeved jerseys. Maybe San Antonio's tugged a little less, or maybe San Antonio's players have way more room for error in their jump shot?!? Calm down, L man.

4. One more reason to love Jim Harbaugh.



5. Holy crap.



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35 comments :

  1. Jim Harbaugh. shoots like a little kid! hehe

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  2. Jim Harbaugh... BOOOO! he's like a grumpier, spastic version of John.

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  3. #5 - holy %&^*$!!!! Somebody get LeBron a wamburger and some french cries. I hate myself every Friday when I want to link up here but I'm not nearly as creative as you and can't ever think of anything! Gahhh!!

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  4. I can't decide if I like the possible new kick rule. On one hand it could definitely make things more exciting. The flip side of that is it could make things more stressful with lower scores. I'm torn. At least we'd be making the kickers work a little harder for their millions. I can get behind that. haha

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  5. Lebron is a little bit of a baby though. Bad games happen. I get maybe he was restricted but cmon now. I'll stick to watching football haha

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  6. speaking of Jim. did you hear the radio interview his wife did about his horrible khaki pants?! it was classic. he gets them at walmart and she throws them out all the time and buys new ones

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  7. I love Jim Harbaugh! Anyways, I am not too sure how to feel about this extra point for kicks. On one hand I like rules the way they are (I was angry when they enforced "excessive celebration" penalties), on the other hand it'll be interesting to see how many kickers choke because they are being challenged by distance.

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  8. A. I'm loving the idea of moving the PAT back. Just like in basketball, they should move the 3 point line back.
    B. I can't stand lebron James. Sure, he's good... But he's a GD baby!
    C. Hate Jim harbaugh. Maybe I'm just biased cuz I'm such a big Seahawks fan ;)

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  9. San Antonio is just better than Lebron. Just saying. ;-)

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  10. I love Jim Harbaugh! He's my favorite!

    Think LeBron did bad last night? Did you hear about the Lakers? I can't stop laughing!

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  11. How awesome is this!! Thank you for sharing :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  12. I really don't know how I feel about the extra point change. It certainly would make it interesting.

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  13. I'm so excited for March Madness because WSU is doing SO good!

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  14. The NFL should just leave the extra point how it is now.

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  15. I forgot how much I loved that song...but also how I could never figured out what she says, "I can see it in your eyes I _____ you." haha! Google wasn't big for looking up lyrics back in 2002, ya know?
    Eva Marie Taylor

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  16. I love the idea of pushing back the extra point kick. I think it'll make games more interesting cause it'll be harder for the kickers, or as you said, they may go for 2 more often.
    I am so stinking excited for March Madness! it's possibly my favorite time of the year.. sports wise. I just love the intensity of picking my bracket. (plus, my uncle and I do our own bet every year.)
    and I hate LeBron so I didn't even read that section. (I'm from Ohio, it's acceptable.)
    Harbaugh is awesome, and so was that dunk.

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  17. I think it would make the NFL a lot more interesting if they went for 2 points more often. And want to hear my claim to fame?! I met LeBron and pretty much hung out with his family. So we are basically BFF material right!? Happy Friday! Loved this post and idea by the way :)

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  18. nice jam. and yeah lebron... that's not gonna work. it's not because of your damn sleeves.

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  19. Harbaugh and I have the same bball skill set! Go me! (Also, I sat in front of him at church once. So I like to assume that we're besties now.)

    I love the way Lebron can't shoot with sleeves, but he's perfectly ok with his phantom of the opera mask!

    Regarding the extra point - I am more ok with changing the placement than that crazy scheme for a hail mary attempt that would either add 2 points or none (making scoring drives either 6 or 8 points). I think this would immediately hurt teams with certain QBs who are not hail mary material (runners, scramblers, short passers, etc). The long kick is still probable (83%) and the basic structure of the game is not changed. (Not like in that biased proposal to slow down college football....)

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  20. Wait are they really thinking about pushing the extra point back? I am not a fan of that idea. I mean I suppose if they make the change in a few years I won't think anything of it, but right now it seems like a really bad idea!

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  21. HOW did I forget about this song? So excited for March Madness - work shuts down and everybody gathers in front of all the TVs and projectors. It's bliss and gambling is strongly encouraged.

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  22. March Madness!!! I wish that I knew more about the teams so I could play..

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  23. Ummm can we please do a blogger March Madness bracket, how fun would that be?!?! And I'm all for a 25-yard extra point.

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  24. March Madness is the most wonderful time of the year!

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  25. I think the move of the extra point would make it more exciting! Its kinda a given now, like a touchdown should just be 7 points. And YAY for March Madness! Unfortunately, my team won't be getting a #1 seed, but they will be in the dance (and better not go down in the first round!)

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  26. Ahhh I found a blogger that talks sports!!! I'm bookmarking you :)

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  27. Wake Up With Taylor is seriously the only reason I have a Sirius subscription - love that show. And these facts are so helpful!!! Thanks friend.

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  28. Oooh I am going to be killing at the water cooler this week!
    xx
    Here&Now
    Enter my current giveaways!

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  29. Watching some of these makes me feel like "what are you doing with your life!!!!" Also you have my main man Jason Witten to the right, he could spend the night at my house anytime (not sure if my boyfriend would like that though!)

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  30. I also heard they might eliminate the PAT altogether. Did you hear that, too?

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  31. I respect LeBron's ability but comments like that from him just frustrate me. Have to admit though I am a Miami hater after watching what poor sports they were making fun of Dirk in the Finals. You forgot to mention Ian Kinsler's poor sport comments last week. They were talking all about them on sports radio last week. I am a dork and listen to sports radio at work all day while I work on websites lol

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  32. I love Jim Harbaugh and all of the 49ers so much!

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  33. Guess who is SO EXCITED for March Madness?!

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  34. Geeking out over this new series of yours! It's like The Skimm, but for things I actually care about!

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