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Green Room - Week 20 - Day 7

In yesterday's Steelers game against the Browns, there was a punt return where the guy was about to break free for a touchdown. He saw the way open with only one guy in front of him.

He could have adjusted and gone around him. He could have lowered his shoulder and went through him. Instead, he jumped up and tried to go over him.

Which ended up being the wrong thing to do - given that his foot ended up in the guy's face.

The internet, of course, exploded with Karate Kid and "This is Sparta" memes.

I don't mention this because I suspect that the people reading this have developed some sort of lasting love of American football.

I'm thinking more along the lines of what you are doing right now - you are looking down the field, trying to see what is between you and the end.

Maybe you are going to be tackled, maybe you are going figure out how to break free into the open field and go all the way for a touchdown.

Just don't get too cocky and think you can jump over a guy.

That may not end well.

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The deadline for the topic is TOMORROW: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/776330.html so make sure you have your entries in!

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agirlnamedluna
Sep. 8th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
How about using a flamethrower to eradicate everyone? *G*
roina_arwen
Sep. 8th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
Is it getting hot in here???

Ouch!
xo_kizzy_xo
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:27 pm (UTC)
+1

Which reminds me... I haven't used the Super Kizzy Flamethrower in a very long time...
roina_arwen
Sep. 8th, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
First? Not a football fan but it's an apt simile!

Darnit, second!!

Edited at 2014-09-08 01:59 pm (UTC)
tonithegreat
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
Jump-kicking someone in the face: always sounds like it would be rad, probably much harder to execute under the circumstances of real life physics than it is in fantasy. Plus there's the whole assault and battery being illegal thing. . . Wait, Gary was telling us not to jump over people, not telling us we couldn't kick them. Oh Monday.
clauderainsrm
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, kicking them is perfectly OK.

Especially if they are hippies.
xo_kizzy_xo
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, commentary is really sparse so far today. Methinks it's a combination of intersecting issues/writing coupled with "It's a gorgeous day today why am I inside?" Well, at least here it's gorgeous.

I walked into an overhanging branch while walking Max late Saturday night, startled myself, then stumbled and fell. My left leg and elbow are an utter mess and my leg won't stop bleeding (I probably should have had stitches but since Urgent Care was closed at the time, it's now a moot point). Today I woke up a nice big bruise on my hip and my elbow is a symphony of colors. And now I'm wondering how I'm going to manage at work tomorrow...
clauderainsrm
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
People are going to be *really* sad when I announce the "Votes are decided by how many comments you leave in the Green Room today" twist!! :)
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halfshellvenus
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
Well, now I'm going to be looking for clips of that football disaster. Because that's just how I am. :O
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beeker121
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
They're everywhere. On the one hand ouch and a deserved penalty, but it feels a bit like throwing a snowball at someone's open window - you certainly never expect it to go in.
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alycewilson
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
He totally meant to do that.
halfshellvenus
Sep. 8th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I hope it includes something other than Idoling. :D
bleodswean
Sep. 8th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
I missed seeing my baby Kaep play yesterday. :(

This "intersection" has been intense!!! The feeling of responsibility is overwhelming but the sparking off another mind/writer has been really invigorating. I'm looking very forward to reading all of the entries this week! Hope everyone has had fun with it!
swirlsofblue
Sep. 8th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ditto ;D. 'Tis awesome and scary.
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