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Offline sschind  
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:23:33 PM(UTC)
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Since I am rather new here I will be the first one to extend an olive branch of peace. I do not know most of you the way you know each other but in the short time I have been here I can see that the level of football knowledge, on average, is much higher than the CBS boards where I had spent most of my time. I've read several threads and posts here that I disagree with and I have made several posts that have prompted a lot of discussion and disagreement and not always in a good way. For the most part that is not a problem for even the disagreement has been more civil here.

It is obvious that draft time is an emotional time for many fans. It isn't for me because though I love the Packers I do not live and die by them. I choose not to let myself get worked up over something I can't control. I may not agree with everything that goes on and I will voice that disagreement but it just isn't worth as much effort to me as it is for some of you. That may come across as dispassionate to some but the behavior that I see as opposite seems to me to be over-zealousness. Different people react to different situations in different ways. I know that most of the comments I disagree with are made from the heart and with honest intent toward the good of the Packers. All of us want what is best for the Packers and it is obvious that we have differing opinions on what that is. None of us is really right, but the thing is none of us is really wrong either.

Like I said, we will not always agree but if anything I have said has been taken as a sign of disrespect I apologize. I do not know any of you personally, at least I don't think I do, and I would hate for comments on an anonymous website to be the cause of two Packers fans not getting along should we happen to meet on the street or in a Packer bar somewhere. The last thing I would want is for us to be enjoying a half of Packers football together and then for one of us to discover who the other one is on this, or any other site, and have that be the thing that defines the common ground we share.

Go Packers
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P.S. if any of you recognize me from the old CBS site and some of the discussions that went on there a few years back with one E. Wolf you may be wondering about the Green & Gold forever line. Let it be known that it has always been Green & Gold to me, I just couldn't resist pushing his buttons. And Wolf, if you are reading this, stop in and say hi.

I respect your right to have your opinion but that doesn't mean I agree with it or respect you for having it.
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Offline dfosterf  
#2 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:28:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
Since I am rather new here I will be the first one to extend an olive branch of peace. I do not know most of you the way you know each other but in the short time I have been here I can see that the level of football knowledge, on average, is much higher than the CBS boards where I had spent most of my time. I've read several threads and posts here that I disagree with and I have made several posts that have prompted a lot of discussion and disagreement and not always in a good way. For the most part that is not a problem for even the disagreement has been more civil here.

It is obvious that draft time is an emotional time for many fans. It isn't for me because though I love the Packers I do not live and die by them. I choose not to let myself get worked up over something I can't control. I may not agree with everything that goes on and I will voice that disagreement but it just isn't worth as much effort to me as it is for some of you. That may come across as dispassionate to some but the behavior that I see as opposite seems to me to be over-zealousness. Different people react to different situations in different ways. I know that most of the comments I disagree with are made from the heart and with honest intent toward the good of the Packers. All of us want what is best for the Packers and it is obvious that we have differing opinions on what that is. None of us is really right, but the thing is none of us is really wrong either.

Like I said, we will not always agree but if anything I have said has been taken as a sign of disrespect I apologize. I do not know any of you personally, at least I don't think I do, and I would hate for comments on an anonymous website to be the cause of two Packers fans not getting along should we happen to meet on the street or in a Packer bar somewhere. The last thing I would want is for us to be enjoying a half of Packers football together and then for one of us to discover who the other one is on this, or any other site, and have that be the thing that defines the common ground we share.

Go Packers
Green & Gold forever

P.S. if any of you recognize me from the old CBS site and some of the discussions that went on there a few years back with one E. Wolf you may be wondering about the Green & Gold forever line. Let it be known that it has always been Green & Gold to me, I just couldn't resist pushing his buttons. And Wolf, if you are reading this, stop in and say hi.


Don't worry about the responses, it's all passion right about now. For example, Fucking Pack 93z HAS NO FUCKING CLUE how good Lacy is going to be for us. (this is a joke at this point, lol)

It's all good, I swear. Nice of you to be concerned. I have to applaud that.
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Offline Formo  
#3 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:49:41 PM(UTC)
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Who IS this guy? Never posts outside of the Packer talk forum, therefore, must not be serious. =P
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#4 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 8:08:43 PM(UTC)
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hey sschind as I said on the other thread sorry if I was getting a little snarky. I try not to get too emotional over this things. Draft day is a little like Christmas. GB gets a whole bunch of new toys. It can be fun. I suppose I like great big toys and not a bunch of little ones (underwear and socks.) Yeah we need them too but they are not fun. Well maybe the ones I use to buy for me wife but that is another story that I won't go into.


I am glad you are going to stick around and get to know are idiosyncrasies a little better.


Edit- It has been a long day and I do not remember if I said it already. I use to be one of the first to spout the mantra that ted knows what he is doing and we know nothing at all. I rarely follow college ball so I know next to nothing about a player from Washington St or Nevada or U Conn. I didn't mind the players he got. The only thing that frustrated me was the trading back 3 times in the 3rd. It seemed excessive to me. And what he got for the moves were 7th round picks. I wouldn't have minded it so much if he gotten better rounds next year for the trades.
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Offline Pack93z  
#5 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 1:45:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dfosterf Go to Quoted Post
Don't worry about the responses, it's all passion right about now. For example, Fucking Pack 93z HAS NO FUCKING CLUE how good Lacy is going to be for us. (this is a joke at this point, lol)

It's all good, I swear. Nice of you to be concerned. I have to applaud that.


LOL... I hope I am incorrect.. but that was about the only player I did not want on the club. Only blessing is that we didn't spend a 1st on him.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#6 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:24:16 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dfosterf Go to Quoted Post
Don't worry about the responses, it's all passion right about now. For example, Fucking Pack 93z HAS NO FUCKING CLUE how good Lacy is going to be for us. (this is a joke at this point, lol)

It's all good, I swear. Nice of you to be concerned. I have to applaud that.


Eddie Lacy is going to be a bust compared to Johnathan Franklin. Why do you not see this? The guy has bust tattooed on his chest, did you miss that? Geez ya geezer.

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Offline Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:33:27 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
Since I am rather new here I will be the first one to extend an olive branch of peace. I do not know most of you the way you know each other but in the short time I have been here I can see that the level of football knowledge, on average, is much higher than the CBS boards where I had spent most of my time. I've read several threads and posts here that I disagree with and I have made several posts that have prompted a lot of discussion and disagreement and not always in a good way. For the most part that is not a problem for even the disagreement has been more civil here.

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and I would hate for comments on an anonymous website


Two things. I wouldn't worry too much about offending many with your Packer opinions. I have been on this site probably as long as most others and rarely do I see bitterness carried over to the next day. Yes, Eddie Lacy was a wasted pick, but so what. It's not like the Packers used a pick missing out on the greatest runner of all time, Barry Sanders.

As for this being an "anonymous website" ... F U! haha lol ... it is PackersHome.com thus it cannot be anonymous! :P


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Offline Porforis  
#8 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 8:15:27 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Two things. I wouldn't worry too much about offending many with your Packer opinions. I have been on this site probably as long as most others and rarely do I see bitterness carried over to the next day. Yes, Eddie Lacy was a wasted pick, but so what. It's not like the Packers used a pick missing out on the greatest runner of all time, Barry Sanders.

As for this being an "anonymous website" ... F U! haha lol ... it is PackersHome.com thus it cannot be anonymous! :P


What he's saying is, that he's the site admin and has your email address, mother's maiden name, and a DNA sample.

Also, he's right about offending people with opinions. People might say that your opinion's flat out wrong if they really really disagree with you, but unlike... other message boards, you're not going to get any "LOL dude you're retarded1!11shift+one" here. Besides, it's always nice to get a fresh perspective on things - I'm not as knowledgeable as most people here about football and I'll freely admit it, but it's helpful to have a lot of different viewpoints.
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Offline DakotaT  
#9 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:49:19 AM(UTC)
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SSchind - these guys are all full of shit. All of them hold grudges and want to stick it to ya! Well maybe it's just me they do that to because of their envy. LOL

You're going to find out that this is a pretty good group of people that care about each other very much, especially here in the random babble. Give your opinion all you want, unless you're a right wing ding, there's enough Fascists here already.
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Offline texaspackerbacker  
#10 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:00:33 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Porforis Go to Quoted Post


Also, he's right about offending people with opinions. People might say that your opinion's flat out wrong if they really really disagree with you, but unlike... other message boards, you're not going to get any "LOL dude you're retarded1!11shift+one" here. Besides, it's always nice to get a fresh perspective on things - I'm not as knowledgeable as most people here about football and I'll freely admit it, but it's helpful to have a lot of different viewpoints.


hahahaha You're setting him up for a fall. Wait until he meets Dakota.

Sshind, I'm fairly new here, and my advice to you is just don't be too sensitive or thin-skinned - and be able to dish it out as well as take it. If you can handle the Packer commentary, then maybe step up to the big leagues - talking politics in the Back Alley.

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Offline sschind  
#11 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:56:34 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm sure we all can get along. I'm not too thin skinned so I can take the punishment and I can dish it out if I choose to. I disagree with a lot of people regarding a lot of things but when the disagreement is over something that is, for the most part, totally subjective (like if a player was a good a bad pick) I guess what I don't like is when people disagree and they don't respect the other guys opinion.


I know I'm not going anywhere so I will see you all around. You won't see me in the politics section any time soon though. I'd rather argue in favor of abortion with the Pope than get caught in that section. And don't anyone take that comment as an indication about my position on abortion...or the Pope.
I respect your right to have your opinion but that doesn't mean I agree with it or respect you for having it.
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Offline play2win  
#12 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:02:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
Draft day is a little like Christmas.


"A little..." A LITTLE like Christmas???!!!! Crying Weeeee!! Laughing

It IS my Christmas!!!! Woooooooooooooooooo Baby! I think Santa was pretty freaking good this year!

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BTW sschind, I've been on a few Packers boards since the early 90s (the OLD, OLD, OLD JSO with the dial up modem), this is by far the best. Amazing some of the stuff that happens on the others. This one, self policing, and really good discussions about the team. No real BS... I mean... well, you know...

Have fun!
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Offline Rockmolder  
#13 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 2:07:43 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm sure we all can get along. I'm not too thin skinned so I can take the punishment and I can dish it out if I choose to. I disagree with a lot of people regarding a lot of things but when the disagreement is over something that is, for the most part, totally subjective (like if a player was a good a bad pick) I guess what I don't like is when people disagree and they don't respect the other guys opinion.


I know I'm not going anywhere so I will see you all around. You won't see me in the politics section any time soon though. I'd rather argue in favor of abortion with the Pope than get caught in that section. And don't anyone take that comment as an indication about my position on abortion...or the Pope.


Well, we've got religion covered quite decently, as well. If you have an hour or eight of spare time per day, maybe you could jump in a discussion with TPB and DakotaT.

Anyway, welcome to the site. I'd tell you it's great and all, but Z2C's head is big enough as it is.
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#14 Posted : Monday, May 6, 2013 4:56:14 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rockmolder Go to Quoted Post
Anyway, welcome to the site. I'd tell you it's great and all, but Z2C's head is big enough as it is.


lol hey now, I am not the one who is touted as the most intelligent person on the website! haha :P

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Offline Pack93z  
#15 Posted : Monday, May 6, 2013 5:52:15 AM(UTC)
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The origins of the saying "Extending an olive branch"... one that I have always questioned.. is the origin based on Noah and the Ark from the bible or is there another basis for the saying?

Quote:
8:11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.


If it is from Noah, how does it relate to peace? All clear or safe I could see. but peace? Maybe at war time, safe could be interpreted as a start of peace?

Thoughts?



And sschind... don't worry.. be happy mon. It will not be the last time feathers are ruffled.. just as long as some don't take to plucking. lol.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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