Random Musings XIII

God, if you can’t turn certain people in my life to the light, at least protect the ones I love from their darkness.

R.I.P Barbara Park – You gave the world Junie B. Jones and the love of reading to countless children like my niece. There is no greater legacy and you will be missed.

There are many reasons I’m glad our football season is winding down, chief among them being that I won’t have to hear “does your son play for UMass?” for a while. Granted the past few seasons have aged me a bit, but how old do you really think I am? What happened to the days when people lowballed my age by at least half a decade?

Note to self:  Either start next year’s Christmas ornaments by June or stop thinking of people to give them to.

I’m hardly a football expert (though I like to think I know more than most women), but there’s no way pass interference should have been called on the Carolina Panthers Monday night – the replay clearly showed that Tom Brady’s pass would have been a couple of yards short even if Gronkowski hadn’t been held. That makes it an uncatchable pass and an uncatchable pass can’t be interfered with; the refs called the play correctly.  And yes, I’m a Panthers fan but even Brady admitted he couldn’t see where Gronk was and didn’t want to overthrow him in the endzone, so he adjusted and threw short. Enough said.

My new favorite crafting tools are an Exacto knife (for cutting out perforated plastic cross stitch) and a hot glue gun (for converting said cross stitch into lapel pins).  People everywhere should be afraid, at least of the glue gun. My track records for burns in the kitchen is bad enough, never mind future crafting mishaps. Good thing I’ve got a low heat glue gun. I shudder to think of what would happen with a high heat one.

Favorite movie quote of the moment (because it’s relevant to my life recently), brought to us by June Carter Cash and the screenwriters of The Apostle:  “…sometimes he talks to the Lord and sometimes he yells at the Lord. Tonight, he just happens to be yellin’ at him.”

5 thoughts on “Random Musings XIII

  1. the replay clearly showed that Tom Brady’s pass would have been a couple of yards short – Short of what – who is to say what spot the receiver would have been in if he was given his right to attempt to catch the football – the receiver was held in x spot. The receiver could have been in y spot if he was not held – he did not have the football, he can not be impeded in his attempt to receive the football —- The NFL rule book says, “It is pass interference by either team when any act by a player more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage significantly hinders the progress of an eligible receiver’s opportunity to catch the ball.”

    I am not a football fan, nor do I profess a great knowledge of football but from the NFL rule book one have to adhere the the games rules.

    Just a counter opinion to your’s

    Cwent2 aka Carl

  2. True, but the pass has to be catchable for interference to be called….I would really like to see a low angle sideline shot from the endzone to see if it was underthrown like Brady said it was. Oftentimes, refs see things differently from the fans, and it’s easy to think a ref is full of BS when they’re at a different vantage point. I’m glad to have someone to talk football with other than my husband, so please share any and all of your opinions! I’m glad you stopped by and think my random brain farts are worth reading and discussing.:)

    • I do not think the ref was full of BS or DS or HS – an official threw the flag – a flag was down on the play – If you are going to throw a flag, make a call – You don’t pick it up put it in your pocket and walk off the field. That is unacceptable. Do the job you are paid to do.

      Again, I do not know football, I follow it enough to be able to have a discussion with my youngest boy. Gives us common ground,, But like the obstruction call in the world series – I didn’t like it, and what was the player obstructing superposed to do disappear, he was after all on the ground – but it is a rule and you have to play by the rules.

      “but the pass has to be catchable for interference to be called” My point is if the receiver was not interfered with who is to say that he would not of made it to his “SPOT” and caught the ball.

      That is an unknown because the receiver was held and not allowed the OPPORTUNITY to try to catch the ball.. You are not supposed to be able to deny the receiver the opportunity to receive the ball – whether the ball is caught or not is not at issue – the opportunity to receive the ball is the issue. The NFL rule book says, “It is pass interference by either team when any act by a player more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage significantly hinders the progress of an eligible receiver’s OPPORTUNITY to catch the ball.”

      When ever the officials start trying to be a part of the game and interfere with the natural game result by not properly doing their job upsets me.

      The outcome of the game was possibly changed by an official or officials deciding that the receiver should not have the opportunity to catch the ball – because they said it is not catch-able? How can anyone make that assumption – when the receiver was not allowed the opportunity – I could see if the ball was spiked to the ground – the ball would be not be catchable. But otherwise it is just speculation

      Also to be clear I am not auguring with you I am debating the issue.

      Carl

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