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    This is excellent. Concise, not boring, not alarmist. Just saying what needs to be said. I wish I had the talent of expression the writers of this show have because Ive tried to make literally the same exact points to people and have never had anyone positively respond.

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    I started the season 9-1.. have slid to 9-4 to back into the playoffs. Went from 1st seed to 4th seed in 2 weeks despite having a 2 game lead on the LEAGUE. Second half of the season ive averaged just 115 points a game... Down from 132 the first half. Not good..not good. But, first round I play a team that just lost Conner and has a couple of key players with bad matchups. If I choose my flex and TE correctly Ive got a shot...

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    Elf to me was SO dumb the first time..Im not much of a Will Ferrell guy or his type of humor, with a couple of exceptions (Blades of Glory being the biggest).. but his unbridled enthusiasm for the role, the imagining of Elf culture..its just too infectious to not like.

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    First week of December and Im getting into the Christmas spirit. Im pretty strict..nothing before Thanksgiving can have anything to do with Christmas. But now its in full swing. Living in Tokyo I dont get the 24 hour movie marathons of Christmas movies..I have to stream them or (gasp) put in the DVDs.

    So..what will you be watching to put you into the Christmas spirit or help you share this special end of year time with your family or other loved ones?

    I just read a horrible article , utter blasphemy saying A Christmas Story ISNT a good Christmas movie.

    Full disclosure, although I saw very few movies in the theater in the 80s, I think I am the only one I know who actually saw A Christmas Story in the theater, and so its always been special to me and I think its an excellent one. The article made some interesting points sort of..about why he didnt like it..

    But that scene at the end ..when all the presents are opened.. and the family is in post-unwrapping stage.. exhausted and Ralph is trying his best to not look too disappointed.. and his father points out one last gift.. That scene is special. I like to think most of us have a moment like that..and even if we dont, its still "true". The father telling the mom that he had one.. Ralph getting that one special gift.. after the journey he had to take to get it. Its magic.

    Honorable mention to "Elf". The first time I watched that movie it was ..unwatchable for me. But it has grown on me and I really dig it now.

    Third place is the 1951 film version of A Christmas Carol. Alistair Sim's Scrooge is the Scrooge all other Scrooges are based on.

    On the opposite side.. I dont like Edward Scissorhands. When it was new I did.. it hasnt aged well for me I suppose. Im not sure why that is , but its probably infected with my feeling that Tim Burton is a coward. His early movies were odd and off beat and slightly dark and that was his trademark. And that was fresh at the time. But he stubbornly refuses to leave his comfort zone and thats when an artist can lose his way.

    I didnt include Christmas specials, but if I did the correct answer is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Melancholy at times, as all the original Peanuts gang stuff is.. by the time you get to Linus answering Charlie Brown's despairing question of "Doesnt anyone know the true meaning of Christmas?" if youre not feeling anyone you should see a doctor.

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    Just read the Positional Grade article, the last one. I expected it to be overly positive ("400 yards through the air!") but it was actually really objective and I agreed with every grade. Good, quick read.

    We should borrow the format maybe for a regular article...

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    You really cant do much more than Bobby did today.. wow.

    That was a pretty satisfying win except for allowing 400+ yards passing. Our CBs are young and I still hope they develop, but we will probably be looking for a CB1 next off season, wouldnt you think? Then if Griffin and Flowers do develop wed be sitting even prettier.

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    I think its simply kind of base level fandom to hate a guy in the modern NFL for simply going somewhere else..especially when our team cut him. He didnt even leave for more money.

    But if you dislike Sherman for the things he has said on his way out, or after joining them.. if you dislike his like of self awareness -- I think its completely understandable.

    I would actually turn it on its head and say... why dont you feel something negative towards someone disparaging your coach? It doesnt make you angry to hear someone attack the greatest coach the Seahawks have ever had?

    And doesnt it give you some at least vague feelings of distrust and injustice when you see someone in a position of authority use that authority to give a younger person a chance..to bring them along.. to put them in a position ..the BEST position to succeed.. and then see that younger person spit in their face.. it fairly well outrages me.

    Now, Sherm will be Sherm and some will say "why would you expect to be any different now?" But I see a difference. In his early years with the club, he was having to establish him and he was going after people who doubted him and who maybe legit had wronged him. I even, it seems more than most, completely understood his rant about Crabtree and the 49ers just after The Tip. Season on the line, and you call a play targetting Sherman? THATS what you think is your best chance? Id be mad too. But by the end of his stay in Seattle.. Angry Sherm had lost a lot of cred in his rants. Id watch a game.. watch something happen with my own eyes ..and hear Sherm give a completely false account in post game interviews and watch him be so condescending to anyone who doubted his account.

    And then.. as I mentioned..go after PC? Really dude? Without Cover 3, your career was already over after a few good years and a couple of middling years. PC put you in the best scheme for your talents. Because of Pete, the 49ers run that so you can still do what you do. What happens if you were put in Oaklands D? And you had to cover your WR on ANY route he ran on your repaired Achilles? We all know why you had 3 choices of teams.. you can only go to Cover 3 teams. And the only reason there are cover 3 teams is Pete. Before Pete came back to the NFL everyone thought you cant run Cover 3 in the NFL it was a high school and college scheme. So Pete brought it back, drafted you because youre perfect for it.. created a trend so you could continue to do it.. He protected your outspokenness, and put up with your out of bounds behavior because of how he feels about you and because of his philosophies as a coach...and you throw THAT man under the bus? You still want to disparage Wilson and blame him for not having a second ring? Without Wilson you wouldnt have sniffed the first. Its a team man. Look at your team now. And you still havent gained perspective?

    Yea. There is plenty to dislike about Sherm right now, legit stuff that goes beyond "he plays for the 49ers".

    But all that said.. come one Seattle, why dont we have a statue of The Tip yet??

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    I saw that last night on Twitter. I had to watch it twice. Too cool..

    feeling that upsurge? Feeling the buzz? 2018 Seahawks: They ARENT who you thought they were!

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    I saw the Seahawks at #10, #11 and #12 on power rankings all of a sudden. And its really cool just because it feels like a lot of the media is really happy to eating crow a bit about Seattle, because its a good story. The idea that the rebound year doesnt have to be that bad.. its interesting because there is some Coach of the Year buzz for Carroll, probably more than our Super Bowl season. This season is really showing the NFL how great Carroll is , because in years past there were other narratives -- lucky drafts, the GM is doing it, its all about Lynch, or lucking into getting two dominant DEs at bargain prices do to flukes.

    Its really a great year to be a Seahawk fan, isnt it?

    I dont know that all the super stars except maybe Avril and Thomas would have made a difference in wins though..

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    Really great win today. Really proud of them to get this kind of win.. had to change their game plan and they were really challenged on Defense but made just enough plays to give themselves a chance.

    Red zone defense was on point and the pass protection really tightened up.

    Man.. really really excited for this team right now!

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