October 29, 2008

PHILLIES

It's hard to understand the Philadelphia Sport Fan's mentality if you're not one... but let me clue you in that up until literally the last strike tonight a win and a championship seemed so far away and impossible. I didn't want to, but I believed in that horrible Billy Penn curse! But now that they won, anything really seems possible. It's crazy...

Got to love it! Got to believe!

Thank you Phillies! You guys rocked... and deserved it.

Posted by jason on 11:49 PM | Comments (2)

October 26, 2006

Injury update

So, let me tell you about my knees. Here is what happened.

Sunday, a week and a half ago, I was playing a fine game of football. Well things were going well, I was busy scoring a touchdown when things went bad. I got tackled.

I can't tell you exactly how this happened, but both of my knees bent the wrong way. Not backwards, but sideways. I heard a loud pop in both knees and I just kind of crumpled down on the ground. Somehow, after laying around for a while, I walked back to the house and sat down in an easy chair, which became my base of operations for the next week and a half.


I couldn't really walk, so the next day I got a doctor's appointment. Collin took off work and drove me.

He took some x-rays. poked me, twisted me, yanked my leg around, and asked "Does that hurt?"

I said, "yeah."

So he gave me some knee braces, prescribed me a wheelchair, and scheduled an MRI.

I sat around in my control center (a.k.a. easy chair) for the next few days, rolled around in my wheelchair a little bit, then went to the MRI. I got there and she was like, "OK straighten out your legs."

I was like, "I'll try, but if I could do that I wouldn't be here."

I did my best. She was like, "Are you OK?"

I was like, "Yeah."

She said, "If you start have convulsions or muscle spasms because of the pain you will really mess up the images."

I said, "OK." Then I got curious and asked her, "How often do people sprain both knees at one time?"

"Well I've never heard of it before, but I'm sure that it must happen occasionally."

My strange bed slid inside some huge machine that started making these wild whumping noises. Alicia Keys was playing on WJBR, and I just slept right through the whole process. The next day I went camping with Laura, Collin, and Lindsay. They were pretty nice. I just sat around the fire in my wheelchair and they walked all around and collected wood and made hot chocolate. It was a sweet trip.

On monday I went back to the doc to get the MRI report. It was beautiful. The doctor took me picture by picture through ever millimeter of my knees. It was incredible, I felt like I was at Body Worlds, except it was my body, and I was alive.

So, the report is this. Both of my MCLs are partially torn and I have a bone bruise in my left knee. It's the best report that I could have hoped for! He said that both knees will heal entirely on their own in 6-8 weeks.

Meanwhile, I am learning a lot about people with disabilities. Although it's been painful and incredibly boring at times, I think it's worth it for the experience.

Posted by ian on 10:42 PM | Comments (10)

November 06, 2005

Why, T.O.?

How can someone so good be such a disappointment?

Owens, who blasted the organization on Thursday for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago, will miss the Eagles' key Sunday night game against the Washington Redskins.


Terrell Owens was suspended by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday for conduct detrimental to the team, a catch-all sanction that team officials imposed after deliberating much of Friday over how to address the latest flap involving their loquacious wide receiver.

It is uncertain when -- or if -- he will return to the team.

I think the time has come. Andy Reid should (literally) kick T.O.'s butt out of the locker room and off the team. Despite his ability to catch footballs and run down the field with them, I believe his off-the-field antics are more of a detriment to the team than his ability is worth. If he's going to cry about not getting enough money or attention, then he can cry himself all the way to NFL Europe (since I don't think any NFL team in their right mind would take him, for the all trouble he's worth). I'm tired of him, his team is tired of him, and Philadelphia fans are tired of him.

What a butthead.

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Posted by xerxes on 06:13 AM | Comments (9)

September 26, 2005

The teeny tiny football player

You know, it's bad enough that the NY Jets have started off the season 1-2, but in Madden 2006 one of their linemen is only 7 inches tall due to a bug in the game.

See what poor Michael King's ego has to deal with now that the game has officially dissed his prowess.

Posted by jason on 08:19 PM | Comments (10)

September 13, 2005

Another season begins

0-1.

Oh my Philadelphia Eagles. . . so much promise and so much heartache wrapped up in one package.

Posted by jason on 12:44 AM | Comments (1)