Month: January 2014

Gif Tuesday – Packers Coach Mike McCarthy’s Reaction of 49ers Game Winning FG

It’s the first Gif Tuesday of the New Year and I had to come out with the pain. Mike McCarthy’s reaction was the same exact reaction I had on Sunday. First, we think Davon House is going to block the FG, but no it goes between his arms! (wait, what????). Second, It looked like Dawson pushed it right. Third, not so much…Fuck. Season over…

Good season Packers, but the key to next year is can this team stay healthy?

Open Letter – Hannah Rose, Where are You??

Dear Hannah Banana,

Today is January 7th and we are only a few days from your due date. What can I say? You seemed like you wanted to show us your beautiful face a month ago and we were so excited! When the doctor told mommy that she was already 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced, not to mention the doctor also said you would be here early we were so excited and told anybody that would listen! Grandma, Papa and Nana all booked their flights to come see you because they knew you were coming soon. The following week the doctor said mommy was 3 cm and 70% effaced and we kept thinking you were going to be a Christmas baby. Grandma was getting worried because she was going to have to change her flight to be here to meet you. Christmas passed and everyone was saying how you were going to be the first baby of the New Year! We went to a party with some great friends, we even packed the car with all of our stuff for the hospital because we figured it was going to happen that night, being so far away from the hospital!

Needless to say no Christmas baby and no New Years baby, but guess what Hannah we are still very excited to meet you! I know you know that because I tell you every night. We tap each other through mommy’s belly, it’s like we are already having little wrestling matches. I love every second of it, but I am not going to lie I want to see that face, I want to hear you cry, I want to hold you and I want to protect you. I hope that you realize as you grow up every thing I do will be to make you be a strong woman.

Oh before I go, I have to tell you that of everyone that can’t wait to meet you, your brother Jacob is ready! He is going to be an amazing big brother to you. He also hugs and kisses you every night, I have a feeling he is going to protect you more than I will. Whenever mommy and daddy ask Jacob who he loves you are always on the top of the list! Not bad for a 4 year old who blacks out on Despicable Me and Cars. Jacob tells daddy that he can’t wait to play with his baby sister, but I have to explain that he is going to have to wait until you get stronger. Don’t be surprised if Jacob gets mad at you for stealing a little attention from him, he has been an only child for 4 and a half years and he is going to have to adjust. I promise you that he will always love you though.

Hannah, we’re ready. In the end it’s up to you as to when you are going to join our family, but please realize that 9 months is a long time to wait for your beautiful daughter. You will understand this one day (just not too soon!!!). Until I meet you I will continue dreaming about you. I haven’t even met you yet, but you have my heart. See you soon Hannah Banana!

Love

Daddy XOXO

P.S. I hope you like your changing table!!!

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Special Edition Thursday Top 5: Top 5 2013 Stories that Went Unnoticed

Yesterday I posted the top 5 stories from Debo Lets Loose in 2013 and promised I would post about the stories that I thought were important, but didn’t get the attention they deserved.

#5. Green Bay Packers Send Football Equipment to College Team After Fire

#4. Why are People Surprised When they Hear College Athletes Took Money? 

#3. 5 Year Old Cancer Survivor Scores a TD!

#2. Even at 70 These Grandmas Still Rock the Basketball Court!

#1.  Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Get a Chance to Run Again!

Happy New Year!

P.S. Here is the GIF of the year on Debo Lets Loose…Joe Mauer with the Behind the Back Grab! 

Green Bay Packers vs SF 49ers Wild Card Weekend Preview

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Going into Monday November 4th’s divisional game with the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers were sitting on a 5-2 record looking like a team that was going to make a serious run at home field advantage in the NFC playoffs. Aaron Rodgers brought the Packers down the field on the opening drive and then settled for a field goal after being sacked by Shea McClellin. After that sack Rodgers went to the locker room and never came back in the game. The Packers fought the whole game, but ended up losing 27-20 when the defense couldn’t make a stop to give Seneca Wallace a chance to tie the game. The result of the game was bad, but the news on Rodgers was worse. Rodgers had a fractured collarbone and was expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Rodgers ended up missing 7 games and the Packers went 2-4-1 over those 7 games. Rodgers came back against the Bears in week 17 and lead the Packers on a 4th quarter touchdown drive that put the Packers into the playoffs thanks to a TON of help from the Bears and Detroit Lions.

* Lions finished the season by going 1-6 (including losses to TB Buccaneers, NY Giants and the Minnesota Vikings)

* Bears finished the season 3-5 after the win against the Packers on November 4th

The Packers are going to miss Jolly's run stopping ability

The Packers are going to miss Jolly’s run stopping ability

That is how we got to the Green Bay Packers winning the NFC North and hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The 49ers have beat the Packers pretty handily over the last 3 games; week 1 in 2012, NFC Wild Card playoffs 2012 and week 1 this year. The 49ers believe they own the Packers and it is easy to understand why. If you add in the fact that the Packers will be without the “playmaker” Clay Matthews and an important run stopper Johnny Jolly the 49ers should be favored and they are, by 2.5 points (the last I saw). What is it going to take for the the Packers to beat the 49ers on Sunday in sub-zero temperatures?

Keys to Winning

1. The Packers need to embrace the cold on Sunday. As of right now the forecast is called for a high of -6 and low of -20.  The players need to show that they are the ones that play in Green Bay and not let the 49ers get comfortable. The best case scenario would be to win the coin toss, take the ball and put together a long opening drive and keep the 49ers offense on the sidelines trying to stay warm.

The Packers fans do not want to see Kaepernick doing this at Lambeau

The Packers fans do not want to see Kaepernick doing this at Lambeau

2. Stop Colin Kaepernick from running. Yes, Kapernick threw for over 400 yards in the week 1 match-up, but the weather is going to make it hard to pass and that will help the Packers defense. Without Jolly and Matthews the task of stopping Kaepernick is going to tough. AJ Hawk is going to have to step up even more than he has and have a career game. The defense is going to need to keep outside containment and stay in their lanes. This is going to be a tough task.

3. The Packers need to stick with the run and wear down the 49ers defense. Once the 49ers put an extra man in the box the Packers can pull out the play action and have the 49ers guessing in the second half. Eddie Lacy and James Starks are a great 1-2 punch and they need to show it on Sunday. If the Packers can win the turnover battle, then they can win the game.

Player of the Game

AJ Hawk needs to have a career game

AJ Hawk needs to have a career game

For the Packers to win this game the defense is going to have to play a perfect game. AJ Hawk will need to be the leader he has been all season and more. I am not expecting the one handed interception like he had against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but I expect a forced fumble, double digit tackles and a sack.

Prediction

The winner of the game between the 49ers and Packers will go to the Super Bowl. I see a low scoring game with the Packers pulling out the victory 24-20.

Thursday Top Five: Debo Let’s Loose Top 5 Stories of 2013

This week’s Debo’s Top 5 is based off my readers favorite blogs on Debo’s Let’s Loose. I will count down the 5 most viewed stories from Debo Let’s Loose in 2013. Now I am not going to do the top 5 blogs because they are pretty much the same topic, so I will pick the top 5 topics and the #1 story of each topic as viewed by my readers in 2013.

#5. Green Bay Packers Power Rankings Week 9

I am unsure of why this specific post got as many views as it did, but I am very happy about it! It was the first power rankings after Aaron Rodgers broke his collar bone, so that may have something to do with it.

#4. Florida Gators are Good at Blocking…Themselves

Credit: @sprtshumor on Twitter

Credit: @sprtshumor on Twitter

#3. Video: BABY DEBA NAME ALERT!!! Jacob Shares the Secret!!!

This was obviously my number #1 story of 2013, but it fell to #3. Jacob was awesome in announcing Hannah’s name and the response about her name was amazing.

#2. Local DJ Turns Global Star! Randy Boyer!

#1. Worlds Match 5 Results – Josh George Throws 490 and A+ Takes Over Division 

I was completely surprised by the fact that candlepin bowling made my top 5, but I am pretty happy about it. To be honest all the Worlds post did very well during that week and really showed what a majority of my readers enjoy. I will do my best to get some more candlepin posts out there!

Well there it is, Thursday’s Top 5. Debo Let’s Loose Top 5 stories of 2013. I am excited to see how 2014 stacks up against this list, I’ll keep writing, You keep reading, It’s that easy!!!

P.S. Look for a special Thursday’s Top 5 tomorrow! The topic? Debo Let’s Loose most underrated stories of 2013. This list will comprise of the stories that I thought should have gotten more attention, but didn’t.

James Avery aka Uncle Passes Away at the Age of 68

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James Avery of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” passed away from complications from open heart surgery on New Year’s Eve. Uncle Phil was such a great character, this was a rich man who instilled work ethic into his children. Even though Carlton wanted to have the silver spoon, Uncle Phil would not let him. This is a man who stepped up to help his struggling nephew Will and be the father figure he needed, even when Will’s father shows up and Phil expects him to burn Will again. Avery played this character perfectly and I am not sure any other actor could have done better. The show would have been doomed if Avery left, like the original Aunt Vivian did.

So for that thank you James Avery for the memories and rest in peace. Most of us 30 somethings learned a lot of great lessons from Uncle Phil that will stay with us for a long, long time!

P.S. One of my top scenes from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”