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So What’s On the Schedule Today?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 23, 2011

No Niner game today. I can kinda get up for a quarter or two of the Raider game, especially if Palmer plays. But otherwise, today is a *get shit done* day. I find it much easier to get shit done when there aren’t any sports on tv to tickle my fancy with. I’m gonna start out at Katie’s school for some sort of *Work Day* to fix stuff at her school. I’ll be the one pretending to do something. I’m not known as a handy-man. After that, we have some Halloween shopping to do and will probably hit a pumpkin patch later. But that’s about it. You guys got anything special planned today? What does a typical Flapper do on a typical  Sunday when there isn’t any baseball (Giants) or football (Niners) to watch?

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  1. Nipper said, on October 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Time for exercise. Or perhaps a long walk or run. Flappers have to stay fit!

  2. Bozo said, on October 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Not typical but first was finding my wedding ring. Dug through trash and searched everywhere, found it in the back of my pickup. Must have come off when I was loading up supplies on Saturday. Also, not typical is clearing some pieces of bulkhead, docks that floated into my yard during the flood. We’ll see how well the old riding mower does at pulling large shit out of the side canal.

    More on the typical side, with no Niners or Pats games today, I’m planning on doing dial a shots with the folks at the Connecticut Yankee in SF. Should be a quiet enough day for them to imbibe one or two with me (3,000 miles away).

    • Big flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Dial a shot—“where you call the bar or the bar calls you.” I fucking love it

  3. Macdog said, on October 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Fall Sundays also means daughter’s soccer. Still looking for that first win, last week was a tie that would’ve been a W if the ref had disallowed a goal after the ball was kicked out of my daughter’s hands (she’s the goalie). Then there was the added entertainment of watching some of our parents get into it with an obnoxious woman from the other team. Ah yes, adults behaving like children. Gotta love youth sports.

    Pumpkin shopping also sounds like a nice post-game activity. My main NFL interest today is hoping Norv can stick it big-time to Rex Ryan and the Jets.

  4. willieD said, on October 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    since i’m a year round b-ball guy in the asian leagues, weekends nowadays are at practices for kids (5th-6th girls this season). Sundays are either practice or in another month game days, so I see less football anyway. Practices are hour and a half, two teams, gym full of noisy kids…girls generally are much more social and interact more easily, with less issues, than guys, imo. Also less individualistic, so you have to get them to be more aggressive looking to shoot and score. Keep it simple, talented kids find ways to score. Play defense (I teach man and a zone press), rebound, take care of the ball, eventually someone gets hot and you score.
    With guys it’s the opposite…you have to get them to stop dribbling and pass the ball, and think about shot selection. And guard against how down they get when someone blocks their shot or takes the ball away from them…I’m generalizing here, but boys more often let their emotions get the better of them…b-ball is hard enough without having extra distractions of “I’m gonna get you, sucka.”
    Post game is the same way…guys lose and they don’t want to talk to anyone. Girls don’t take it as hard, and connect socially with their friends/family quicker. which is a lot healthier approach than parents and coaches often take. I usually don’t say much after a game, win or lose—if you won, let em enjoy it. If not, you played hard, we’ll work on stuff at practice, get em next week.

  5. willieD said, on October 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

    flav, one more thing about coaching girls sports: even in the asian leagues and club teams where there is a high degree of volunteerism, there are way less girls coaches for girls teams, which is really unfortunate. I have two HS varsity girls players helping me, and I think it is a tremendous benfit to the kids to see real role models who have been there, done that. My assistants are way more patient, loudly supportive of the good stuff, and less negative than I am. I believe very much in the value of positive re-inforcement, even at HS level.
    I’m not all in on these guys, but Stanford guys put out a couple books on Positive Coaching that were very interesting reads. How you approach stuff is often way more important than Xs/Os, and winning in general.

    • Big flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      WillieD– thanks. Today, I got talked into to coaching her bball team (again) by a group of parents. I might need some guidance from you once we get going this December. It’s still a Y league but they’re 9 now and I think I have to actually coach them this year 🙂

      • willieD said, on October 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

        I’ll talk b-ball anytime, flav. Just let me know.

  6. Flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 9:47 am

    A buddy of mine on facebook is participating in this random trivia scavenger hunt contest. He contacted me asking if I have a train ticket from October 27th 2010 TO SF (not returning from SF). In fact, I do have such a ticket and that is freaking awesome………..

  7. blade3colorado said, on October 23, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I would normally be out enjoying the weather here, e.g., hiking, climbing a 14ner, or driving my sports car in the mountain “twisties,” since the 49ers are rarely shown on television here and I rarely watch the Broncos, who I detest.

    However, today is a special treat – Tim Tebow is starting today . . . and I am looking for him and the Broncos to get their ass handed to them. There are all sorts of back stories going on here and in Miami. Let me preface those by saying, first and foremost, Tim Tebow is a fine young man and very much a team player. That being said, he can’t play QB in the NFL.

    However, their are 99.9% of the Denver fans here who absolutely are true believers in Tebow, i.e., Josh McDaniels is and will always be a complete idiot in the minds of most Denver fans, but he did good in drafting Tebow number 1. HA! That’s one story. The other story is that Miami has decided to honor Tim Tebow at half time . . . Say what? As Bill Cowher just pointed out on The NFL Today – Miami Dolphin players are probably pissed off that they are being disrespected on their field (by honoring Tebow and the media blitz for him there and in Denver) and will be fired up. In any event, Tebow is fortunate to be going against Miami – a team that is probably worse than Denver.

    In short, today is probably the best chance him and the Broncos have to win this year. Regardless, it ought to be quite interesting.

  8. twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’ll still watch some football- just not as intently. Detroit loses it’s second in a row. Tough call on Raiders with or without Palmer. They’re winning on McFadden’s legs and Jackson’s lip. Chiefs in an upset… ah, pumpkins. I used to grow them every year. A couple years ago I had about 50 of them on the porch for giving away. Not everyone liked them- they were a French variety, and they looked like French men- red faces, and squat little bodies…

  9. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on October 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Today? Well of course — it’s the Polish Festival at GG Park! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229755180406667

  10. Nipper said, on October 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

    C’est dommage!

  11. stixwiz said, on October 23, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Baseball on my mind. Homesteading work/play happening in minutes. Pujols’ 3-dinger explosion last night will have impact well beyond the St. Louis victory. It will blow the bejeezus outta the Free Agency scene. Cardinal’s fans would totally go on the warpath if the dude is not re-signed. Already deep into it with the payoff to Halliday, St.L. will be massively laden with a monster contract to big Al. There will be little left over. The supporting cast will suffer.

    Even if they win it all this fall, the irony of the situation is that the Cardinals may bury themselves in a handful of hefty contracts and thus, in future, be a somewhat statistically dominant team, but less likely to be the big winners due to a lack of balance. The situation may be analogous to Bonds and the early 90’s Giants.

  12. twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Better record? Niners or Raiders? Link to the right..

  13. Big flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Boller sucks. Palmer in the 2nd half?

  14. ewisco said, on October 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    a “git her done” day. yesterday was flag football and some time spent with the boys and my step-father at a horsey thing in Clayton. Why he got into horses i’ll never know. today it’s pay bills, clean up yard a bit, get halloween stuff out of the attic etc. didn’t watch a minute of ws last night. just don’t care. i’m just now going to sit down and watch the raider game a bit. i guess boller sucked in the first half and they’ve gone to palmer.

    Enjoy the beautiful weather if you live ’round here.

  15. twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm


  16. Del Mar Dennis said, on October 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Carson Palmer didn’t want to be outdone by Boller, so he just threw a Pick 6 of his own to the Chiefs.
    That trade’s looking good already. Who needs two 1st rd pks anyway?

  17. Del Mar Dennis said, on October 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    And another pick off the deflection. 5 INTs for the Chiefs today.
    If Big Al wasn’t already dead, he’d be sticking a fork in his eye today.

  18. twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I’m giving Palmer a pass today, but he hasn’t been an elite QB since 2006. And twice he’s had 20 picks. With these young receivers he could do that in half a season.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Giving Palmer a pass? This is the NFL, not a goddamn bus ride. There are no free passes. Speaking of Palmer, it was revealed this morning by Adam Schefter that the Raiders weren’t the only ones interested in acquiring his services prior to the NFL trade deadline. The Seahawks, Cardinals, Dolphins, and, yes, the 49ers, also placed a bid in for the former Trojan.

      Niners looking to obtain another starting quarterback? You have to love the confidence they’re showing in #11.
      I don’t know why. I was always a big Steve Spurrier fan myself.

      • Nipper said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

        “I’m thirsty!” This Dos Equis is going down well.

  19. ewisco said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    well i’ve stopped watching the raiders. found smokey and the bandit on one of the channels but it was the love scene between burt and sally. ick. may try again later when there’s more high speed hijinks.

  20. twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    If I give him a pass, he gets a pass, from me. Can it ,DTD- no evidence the Niners mde a “bid”, only that they inquired about him.

    • Flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      and that was before the season started. No way they would consider trading anything for him with Smith playing at such a high level………

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Don’t give me semantics. “Bid,” “inquired,” the fact that the 49ers were even in on the discussion with Palmer is an open slap, no, bitch slap, in the face of Alex Smith. They can’t trust him as far as they could throw ’em. Funny, I didn’t hear Dallas mentioned in the Carson Palmer talk. I guess they really like their quarterback.

      • twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

        You’ve been caught lying again, DTD. Adam didn’t say what you reported. Take the Ledger…

      • twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        The diff between “bid” and “inquired” is hardly semantic nit picking, Death Threat. Bottom line is that the Niners decided on Alex and Harbaugh has been even more adamant in his support than Jones and Garrett have been with Romo. The record demonstates he made the right choice.

  21. twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    “Adam Schefter of ESPN has revealed that the Cardinals, Dolphins, Seahawks and 49ers each asked about the availability of Carson Palmer before he was traded to Raiders. Schefter did not specify when all the pursuits were made, but did say that at least one was in the summer.” As usual, DTD is distorting the facts. It’;s well known that the Niners inquired about other QBs this summer. Adam never said they made a bid or when the inquiry was made…hey, he already surpassed Alex in INTs for the year…

    • twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Typical DTD- Schefter never said they made a bid and DTD insinuates the inquiry was made just before the deadline, not true. And there was a lot of talk by the morons on the insisder for McNabb, Palmer, Hasselbeck, Kolb, Orton, Collins- all of whom have been out played by Smith. And what of the supposed best QB in the division? Bradford’s QB rating is more than 20 points below Smith’s. Bottom line: 5-1.

  22. Nipper said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Three days of practice, what do people expect? Once the Raiders fell behind their chances of doing anything ended.

  23. ewisco said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    they shouldn’t have abandoned the run though. they still had time at 21-0. forcing palmer to throw all the time was a mistake.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Well, Jackson may already be regretting the deal- not for Palmer’s performance but for begging out of the start.

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on October 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

        alex smith is a fantastic qb. I was wrong about him. It was my drunken stubbornness, along with a dearth of IQ points, that kept me from admitting my true feelings about him. I’m glad I have Flavor to edit my posts each time I stupidly and ignorantly break his rule about dissing Smith at the Flap……….

      • Big flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        that’s more like it……….

  24. Flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Dennis, your anti-Smith comments belong on Chuck’s blog. Take them there. If you can’t stick to that then stop posting here. And Twin is right, you are just making shit up right now to support some fantasy that you were right about Smith when, in fact, you have been proven to be a dunce when it comes to him. And other things…….
    Twin, I noticed that, too. Palmer clearly never LOOKED like he wanted to play today. He never had his helmet on in the first half. He kept mostly to himself on the sidelines. I’m not sure, but I don’t think he even had shoulder pads on in the fist half (could be wrong about that though)………

  25. paulinasia said, on October 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    It’s Monday morning here (hey, I could be a “Monday morning quarterback” while it’s still actually game day there!), but my Sunday was typical: two-girl massage at my local spa just down the alleyway…. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I fly to SF. I’ll be there for a handful of days. No Giants baseball to watch, but if any Flappers are up for a beer somewhere…..

  26. Flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Paul, I am locked down in Los Altos this week with work and getting my daughter to and from school and soccer/gymnastics/play dates/etc with no driving help this week. But if you are down here I would love to have a beer with you and meet you. My best evenings to meet (and it can’t be too late, like 5pm to 7pm) would be Tues, Thurs and maybe Friday.
    I hope you can survive your days in the US without your two-girl massages, lol.

    • paulinasia said, on October 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Ok, Craig, I’ll see what’s shakin’ once I get back. I will have a car so can head down the ‘sula…..

  27. Flavor said, on October 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Edwin Jackson’s success at the mlb level confounds me. He’s got another 5 bb’s in 5 innings tonight. How many did he walk when he pitched his no hitter? 8? He is living a charmed life……..

    • twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      Well, he’s 60-60, 4.46 ERA, 1.4+ WHIP. Pretty pedestrian. I guess you have to give LaRussa credit- Jackson and Lohse in the playoff rotation and they’re up in the WS…who was the dude who pitched the series winner for him in 2006? Anthony Reyes, fergawdsakes..

      • twinfan1 said, on October 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

        This time, LiveFree would be correct, a “career mediocrity”..

  28. stixwiz said, on October 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Pretty balanced W.S. so far. Could easily go seven. Tough call. Last night the Cards clobbered Texas but tonight they got deep in Dutch.

  29. blade3colorado said, on October 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I was watching this ESPN special called The U about the University of Miami football team . . . I was switching back and forth between the Saints and Colts game. Every time I switched back and forth, it was either Miami winning a championship or hosing teams like Norte Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, etc . . . Meanwhile, it was the Saints scoring another touch down, shutting down the Colts completely 62-7. Weird experience, i.e., almost as if the Saints were channeling Miami. Ha.

  30. TedSpe said, on October 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm


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