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  1. 6 hours ago, Valpo2004 said:


    Her job is taking care of developmentally disabled adults in a group home settings.  Many times she's the only person at the home.


    Quitting and leaving the home before a replacement arrived would be neglect of a dependent which is a felony even if no one gets hurt.  If someone is hurt or killed it's an even worse felony.  Her quitting her shift would be the same as if I just decided to walk out of my house leaving my small children there alone.  


    Most other people including myself could quit in the middle of their shift without legal problems but for people in her line of work it's absolutely necessary that they at least stay until someone replaces them.  Lives depend upon it.  In cases where that person for some reason does not or can not show up she's mandated by law to remain there until someone arrives to replace her.  That said in those situations they usually try to find someone to come replace her rather then making her pull a double shift.  But she can not leave until replaced.  It's not usually a problem but one time she was forced to stay overnight on a shift that was suppose to end in the afternoon.  


    Now she can absolutely quit after her shift is over.  But doing what Davis did there is a ticket to prison.


    Some of the adults came from a previous organization that had corrupt leadership and went bankrupt.  My wife wasn't there for this but many of her co-workers came from that same organzation and they where.  Apparently many of them being very dedicated to the people they care for showed up to work knowing they would not be paid for it.  There are several people who are alive today because those people did their jobs knowing they wouldn't be getting paid. 


    She also for the record is legally exempt when they shut down all the roads due to extremely severe weather.  

    Thank you for the additional details you provided regarding your wife's profession V2004. Very illuminating actually. Yes, given that environment & that she is often the only one there tending to the needs of developmentally disabled adults--I could see why walking off the job before a suitable replacement arrived would be deemed a criminal act of negligence. 


    "Apparently many of them being very dedicated to the people they care for showed up to work knowing they would not be paid for it.  There are several people who are alive today because those people did their jobs knowing they wouldn't be getting paid." 


    I applaud individuals like your wife who go above & beyond to care for disabled people & treat them with the ut most dignity & class under challenging situations & circumstances at times I'm sure. It takes a strong, patient, & compassionate person to do this kind of noble work. Not everybody can handle what comes along with this type of occupation either. Thank you for your wife's dedication. As a person born with Cerebral Palsy myself, I really admire & respect those who treat my community with class, professionalism, kindness, & perseverance overall. 


    I tip my cap to ya. :hat: 

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  2. On 9/24/2019 at 2:25 PM, Myles said:

    I see what you are saying, but I sure would have liked to see what Luck could do with the best team he has ever had.  


    I think "well-rounded" is the current identity.  

    Middle of the pack in offensive yards and points.   We can run it well and can pass it well when needed.

    Middle of the pack in defensive yards and points.   


    Oh, I'm right there with ya Myles. We finally put a capable team around Luck & we all wanted to see what this roster could do with Andrew under center. It is disappointing in that regard. No question about it. 


    Good post. I don't disagree with anything you said at all. 

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  3. So Pittsburgh, severs ties with Antonio Brown, moves on from Le'Veon Bell, & then Big Ben messes up his elbow. Poof, there goes their season before it even starts. 


    I was kind of hoping the Steelers would have been wearing those hideous throwback uniforms when Ben went down. I just despise those retro jerseys & given how superstitious athletes can get when bad mojo happens; it would have been a perfect excuse to discard them forever IMO. 


    This sure has been an eventful NFL season. Luck retires, Newton out, Darnold down with mono; Eli Manning shifted to a backup role...And we're not even halfway thru the yr yet. 

  4. On 9/19/2019 at 11:39 AM, Valpo2004 said:

    My wife has a job where if she decided to quit in the middle of her shift, she could go to prison. 

    Whoa. Really? I believe you & all V2004, but that sounds like a steep price to pay indeed. I get perhaps not getting say a glowing letter of recommendation from your boss, but the slammer for missing a shift sounds a tad extreme.  Okay technically, you said not finishing her shift to be accurate. 


    Not doubting you my friend. Just raising an eyebrow that's all. 

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  5. I guess there is something to be said for finishing the game & fulfilling your obligations even in Buffalo. Sometimes, you just know though when you've reached the end of the line & can't do what you've been doing anymore. 


    Was it the best way to handle the situation? No. What's done is done. I'm just glad Davis is in a good space mentally. You can't put a price on true contentment. Nice. 

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  6. It figures. Daniel Jones has an outstanding NFL debut as the new Big Blue starter & then NY's best offensive weapon goes down for the count. Ouch. Major bummer. This one really hurts. 


    The Giants can't catch a break at all. Sigh...

  7. I hope Kyle Allen beats Cam Newton out as the full fledged starter in Carolina. I'm get tired of Cam being more consumed with his fashion & wardrobe versus his performance on the field. He hasn't been relevant since he lost that SB to the Denver Broncos. 


    Look, I remember his first 2 NFL games & how unstoppable he looked. I know one of his idols/mentors is Warren Moon. I know how difficult it is to became the face of a franchise. But, facts are facts. Mr. Newton isn't getting it done at any elite level anymore. Time to move on. 

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  8. On 9/23/2019 at 5:03 PM, King Colt said:

    Who listens to Shannon Sharpe?

    I DVR "Undisputed" every weekday just to see what Shannon's got to say. A HOF TE who is smart, very funny, & he has a way with words that fosters loyalty. One of the few smack talkers in the NFL who backed it up with hardware more than once. 


    Let's not forget the Tuck Rule either that started the whole Patriots Dynasty too. Brady should have said nothing on social media about penalties period. 


    I won't say anything else because roughing the passer flags on QBs always infuriate me, especially that foolish body weight nonsense which is beyond crazy to me...

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  9. On 9/18/2019 at 10:17 AM, coltsva said:

    Seems like our identity for the moment is drama. McWeasel, Luck, Vinatieri. But moving on from that, it's got to be a run it down your throat run game.

    Originally, I was gonna respectfully disagree with the use of the word "drama" as it pertains to INDY. However, if you perceive drama as a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty as in, not knowing what to expect with Adam's foot--there is something there whether we care to admit it or not at the moment. 


    McWeasel...haha I like that. 

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  10. 7 hours ago, braveheartcolt said:

    Do we need to put a label on everything? In fact, the only label I really care about is 'SB Champions'.......


    Sorry for being a grumpus.

    So, you're saying we need to bake the cake in the oven before we attempt to eat the darn thing as a finished product? What a groundbreaking idea & novel concept. LOL! Just joking buddy. And yes, you are quite correct BHC--Fans want perfection now. Patience? What the hades is that? 


    All kidding aside, Luck's retirement might be a blessings in disguise for us because we leaned on him too much to bail us out in a tight spot. Jacoby moves well, distributes the ball well, & he's not locked into just 1 WR. Okay, TY is his get outta jail free card sure, but he utilizes our TE's Ebron & Doyle effectively too. 


    We run the ball well. Our o-line is solid...Leonard is only gonna get better. 


    I'm with you on this one bro. Let's let the yeast expand baby & see what we're working with at season's end or at least wait until week 8 before we start drawing tentative conclusions for now. Well said. 

  11. 1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Someone has 1 or 2 bad games and some people want them gone or think they stink.

    Boy, you sure said a mouthful there. Like many already stated eloquently in this topic, very few athletes click immediately at this professional level. It takes time for the game to slow down, feel confident in what you're doing, & trust your eyes, hands, & feet. Campbell will get there. 


    Yes, we all need to be realistic in our expectations no doubt. 

  12. On 9/22/2019 at 9:07 PM, CR91 said:



    Appreciate the visual. Thank you CR91. You know when people talk about a near death experience or a light that flashes before your eyes? I fully grasp what they mean now. Jesus...A one man wrecking crew. 

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  13. On 9/20/2019 at 9:08 PM, Coltsman1788 said:

    There is always Jerry Jones. 

    Amen to that. Come on Jerry. Time to derail that 3-0 winning train. Make Christmas come early this yr...At least for me anyway. 


    All kidding aside, AB is seriously messed up. It's not CTE; it's fame & human arrogance on his part. 

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  14. 1 hour ago, southwest1 said:

    If we had Ballard from 2012 on, Chewy would still be playin'.

    Hey there @2006Coltsbestever, 


    Feel free to scold me comedically for not backing you up when you said in another thread awhile back that our current GM is the defacto leader for our franchise until Jacoby takes the full reigns. 


    The statement I bolded reinforces your primary thesis. I go back & forth on it.


    Oh what hades, I can admit when I'm wrong. LOL! Sorry brother. My stubbornness is usually my biggest flaw. Nuff said. :hat:

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  15. 24 minutes ago, indyagent17 said:

    Can we stop talking about #12 for a day please. We have a new QB and he deserves your praise and comments not the one that quit on us right before the season. I personally sick of hearing about him

    I get it IA17. You're justified in your frustration. Once fans know Jacoby can hold down the fort & make strides forward, they'll move on. But, it's gonna take this season before that happens though. Beating Matt Ryan today was a step in the right direction. 


    Fans gotta know we're in good hands before they turn the page. Like Jvan said, JB is growing on people. By 2020, fans will know who our leader is. It takes time to learn how to win consistently as "the man." JB is earning his NFL starter  stripes as we speak.  

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  16. I know some fans objected to this thread & I understand why given we're in a new QB era now. 


    Having said all that though, you've gotta reflect on it so, you're not a slave or beholden to it. 


    Although, the Chiefs comeback was awesome in the playoffs, this one is my personal favorite:



    I hate the Cowboys with heat of a thousand suns & 23-0 was a thing on beauty baby. 


    Suck on that Jerry Jones. God, I never get tired of watching this. I get the biggest diabolical grin ever across my face. Sweet. 


    Shannon Sharpe said afterwards, "Did you hear about the new cologne called Dak Prescott? It's what you put on before you go out to the clubs & don't wanna score." Priceless. 

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  17. 32 minutes ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:


    I will ALWAYS remember the flip phone!!!  :Cry:

    I like people who look at technology with all the latest bells & whistles on it & they decide screw it, let's go in reverse. Just for the hades of it. Well played LCF. :thmup:

    23 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I just now finally got a touch phone = galaxy haha . I had no clue what the hell I was doing on it at first. I can at least now call out on it and answer calls. I have no idea what the alerts mean though or you can download this or that means :funny:. I am like it's a phone. I just want to call someone and answer calls.

    I appreciate that level of candor & honesty brother. Thank you. I get the value in some new technology I guess. Mostly, I just hate going through the motions to get stuff just where I like it. 


    Flip phones are nice because you can't easily get distracted by surfing the net or checking your likes. I swear that iPhones make people dumber & more susceptible to accidents etc. etc. It's like watching zombies walking around glued to their phones having no idea what's going on around them. LOL! 


    Yeah, I know. I sound like the get off my lawn guy. haha I'll own that. 

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  18. 3 hours ago, jvan1973 said:

    Jacoby will lead us there.  Maybe not this year,   but I like that kid

    Thanks for saying this Jvan. Not that you need my approval of course. 


    I just like Jacoby's toughness. He doesn't get rattled, has selective amnesia when things go bad, plays solid football in the 4th Qtr, & like Philip Rivers said to JB on the sidelines--Considering how he got the starting job, he's performed very well. 

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  19. 2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Luck left the best team he will ever have. He will have to live with that, I hope he enjoys his life, hope he maintains health, and he was a very good player here. He blew a chance though to win a SB or 2 IMO. That is his decision though and I am moving on.

    I like this post a lot. Probably because you address both sides of the coin: His physical beating & that if he had stuck it out--Luck would have won at least 2 SBs. 


    Look, I loved everything about Chewbacca: His neck beard, his upbringing in Germany, his willingness to assume total blame on all losses, & his 'nice hit' vocal praises on all LBs with good sacks on him. 


    I just wish he would have learned to release the ball faster & step outta bounds faster avoiding contact more frequently. He's a smart fella who will land on his feet though. Mostly, I blame Ryan Grigson for destroying Andrew. If we had Ballard from 2012 on, Chewy would still be playin'.

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  20. 2 hours ago, Kangaroo said:

    Tonight's game does help put last week's win by the Colts into perspective--we barely scraped by a fairly ordinary team

    Anytime, INDY can take down a division rival I'm happy. 2 points or 20 points. It doesn't really matter. 


    Let me ask you directly @Kangaroo: If the Titans had Russel Wilson under center right now, would you still think Tennessee was ordinary? The right QB makes a world of difference as well as playoff potential. 


    If Tennessee had a better field general, they would be formidable & much more dangerous/harder to dismiss or blow off. 


    Welcome to the Forum by the way. My response was not meant as an intimidation tactic. Just to clear the air. 

  21. 1 hour ago, Smoke317 said:

    Mariota has always been easy to sack.  Factor in the Jags D at home & you get a game like this.

    You are right on the money with this post Smoke. But then, I think about Aaron Rodgers in GB. His main criticism is that he throws a ton of balls away on purpose to keep his interception numbers down even with a much improved defense now. 


    With Mariota though, what's worse? Giving up too quickly on a play/live to fight another down? Or pull a Big Ben & never quit on a play? 


    I do agree though Mariota's body language would drive me nuts if I played on the Titans O-line. I can't lie. He just doesn't make me feel like winning matters. It's a demeanor thing from a distance that bothers me I guess. 

  22. 19 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

    I hope Brissett either does amazing or terrible so we have our answer on him (preferably amazing).

    That seems reasonable. Is there room for growth or has JB reached his ceiling? Impossible to tell after 2 weeks yet, but I understand what your driving at Jared. 


    My pet peeve right now is this: Jacoby isn't polished at the podium or in the locker room when he speaks. I guess I'm just used to Manning & Luck who always knew just what to say to make fans feel confident about the direction we were heading as a squad & they always knew how to put out fires before they become fodder for journalist headlines.


    Both Peyton & Andrew knew how to calm fan fears, complement teammates, & make fans feel re-assured after losses. Jacoby hasn't mastered that skill yet.


    Maybe I'm expecting too much too quickly from JB. Peyton had Archie & Luck had his father Oliver. Yeah, I'm probably spoiled. I'll own that.


    JB needs to get better behind the microphone though. I know; I know. Be patient SW1--Touche.

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  23. 2 hours ago, jvan1973 said:

    Minshew looks like every porn actor in my parents shoebox of videos

    I enjoy responses like this one tucked neatly into a serious topic. Just to see if people are awake & paying attention. Nice.

    11 minutes ago, Malakai432 said:



    That’s the first thing I thought.  Late 70s, early 80s adult film star vibe.  


    I started hearing music music in my head.




    Great minds think alike M-432. Or is that twisted minds? Same difference...LOL! 

  24. 14 minutes ago, chad72 said:

    One thing is certain - Mariota is trash.

    I never wanna call any NFL athlete trash per se. However, I will acknowledge that Mariota won't be starting much longer or be in the league long even as a backup prospect. 


    He doesn't strike me as a motivator who can inspire guys to go into a foxhole & pull out a comeback game for the ages. I agree 100% with what you said Chad, just not your tone or how you said it my friend. 

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