Monday, August 21, 2006

Entry #4: More TC preseason success

Whoa. It’s been a long day here in Washington and my chicken fingers came out a little cold so let’s get right to it.

As Skinheads know from previous postings, Todd Collins is a scholar. Academic All-American, proficient in Pan Flutes, fluent in 6 languages, accidentally writing “Tubthumping” while getting drunk in a bar with Danbert Nobacon from Chumbawamba, ability to recite all states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds…and the list goes on. DC seemed like such a natural fit for this diversified political science major from Massachusetts. However, due to the busy schedule of an NFL QB, I haven’t had the time to usurp all that DC has to offer. Blessed with an off day, I had an opportunity to strap on my fanny pack, grab my digital camera and wander this great city. There were plenty of highlights, and some lowlights that maybe I’ll get through the course of the year.

Ok, back to on the field action. We’ve played two games since we last blogged one another. After leading us to 3 points in week 1, I was ready to show the home crowd that I was ready to do more. First of all, what a rush it was to run out in front of the home crowd for the first time and being saluted by thousands upon thousands of Skinheads. I just know this is going to be an exciting year. After falling behind 27-7, Coach Gibbs and Saunders had enough of our inept offense lead by those other two – combined 9 for 19 with an interception, and another week of benching was in-store. After the Jets scored points 21 through 27, Papa Al came to me and said, “Todd, you got some magic in you today?” So I was ready to go and pull a Frank Reich for Skinhead nation. I run into the huddle, ready to call my own plays as always, and I’m shocked to see my receivers are Jimmy Farris and Buck Ortega, it was obvious that coach was challenging me once again. However, I brought out the sparkle in these kids. Three completions and 70 yards later and a TD for Lil’ Buck and we’re back in the game. Let’s recap – three quarters of the other two QB’s for 7 points, three passes for Todd Collins and 7 points. I start the next drive on our own 2. Remembering what happened last game, coach decides to pull Jon and Chris for some other linemen…bold move. It pays off and my arm is afire as I march us down into New York territory. I don’t see the need to talk about the interception since I haven’t thrown one in a regular season game since 1997 and at U of M set a school record with a 2.81% interception percentage! (DVR + poor route running = make your own conclusion). Well there you have it, another team loss and Todd Collins victory, but TC is a team player and will shoulder 0.5% of the responsibility for this one since our roster is still pretty big and I played well. In one quarter, I led us to half our points, threw more completions than the other two, and nearly as many yards …I’m sure coach will take this in consideration.

Feeling like I proved something in week 2, I was ready to show my family, Walpole Rebels teammates, coaches, faculty and Boston Cheesecake Factory hostesses that I was worth the price of admission (TC only gets so many complimentary tickets). It’s always exciting to be back home and play in New England where my protégé, Scott Driesbach’s protégé, Brian Griese’s protégé, Tom Brady, from the U of M has been doing quite well for himself. Tom called me other day and said my knowledge trickled down to him and thanked me for that. I’m always willing to help out a fellow Wolverine, especially one playing for my childhood team. Knowing that this would be an emotional homecoming for me, Coach Gibbs and Coach Saunders talked to me about giving Marcy and Jasmine a little more time to play today and just allowing me soak it all in, since the last time I played at home was 1997. It had been a busy Friday night for me and I was invited to speak at Walpole in front of an eager group of students. Some of the cheerleaders were so eager that they wanted to show me the new bleachers at 2am, which I thought was quite odd. After their generous offer, I had to courteously invite them to my hot tub after the game. Well, the game didn’t have much action and without my on the field presence, we lost 41-0, but I wasn’t too sad, I knew that we were holding the horses back and I still hold a place in my heart for the Patriots. After Marcy got benched for a 3rd straight week, Coach decided to let me run on the field and give me a heroes welcome in front of my hometown. One pass, 11 yards and a 100% completion percentage later I ran off the field victoriously. Jasmine then got shut out in the 4th quarter. As usual, I’m a team player, so I’ll shoulder .02% of this one since I only threw one pass, but our roster size has decreased also – proving once again that I am a scholar.

So weeks 2 and 3 have been good ones for Todd Collins but it would be nice to get a W for the team. Meanwhile, I’ve been drinking a few STs tonight and have had two cheesecakes, so I’m spent. I’ll be talking to you soon

Todd Collins
# 15


Anonymous said...

Hello !.
You re, I guess , probably curious to know how one can collect a huge starting capital .
There is no need to invest much at first. You may commense to receive yields with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you need
The company represents an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

Its head office is in Panama with offices everywhere: In USA, Canada, Cyprus.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your chance That`s what you wish in the long run!

I`m happy and lucky, I began to take up income with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. If it gets down to choose a correct companion who uses your savings in a right way - that`s it!.
I make 2G daily, and my first deposit was 1 grand only!
It`s easy to start , just click this link
and go! Let`s take our chance together to get rid of nastiness of the life

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have been times of troubles when I felt unhappy missing knowledge about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright stupid person.
I have never imagined that there weren't any need in large initial investment.
Now, I feel good, I begin to get real income.
It gets down to choose a correct companion who uses your funds in a right way - that is incorporate it in real deals, parts and divides the income with me.

You can ask, if there are such firms? I'm obliged to tell the truth, YES, there are. Please be informed of one of them: [url=]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Simply desire to say your article is as astounding.
The clarity in your post is simply great and i can assume you're an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

My blog individual reputation management

Anonymous said...

Greate article. Keeр pоsting ѕuсh kind оf informаtіon on
уour blοg. Іm reаlly impreѕseԁ by yоuг site.

Ηellо theгe, Yоu've done a fantastic job. I'll cегtаіnly digg it anԁ for my paгt suggest tο my friеnds.

I am sure they will be benefited frοm thіѕ ѕite.

My blοg ... Arjun Kanuri

Anonymous said...

[url=] louis vuitton sneakers for women [/url] Damier Ebene Canvas free shipping 3b 3e dakota fanning coupled with rachel zoe's playdtogether withe as well as manufacturers madison
3B 3E Dakota Fanning furthermore Rachel Zoe's playdwithine for manufacturers Madison
The baggage are really provided with a transparent cinema standard for added resilience so to allow looking at of film production company wall hangings. Could decide among a number of different designs, And are avalable to become a bank, A handbag, A going handcase, Properly a new great covering the arm tote. Better showing the actual internet history of utilizing completely reused lumber and hardware, Dealing with contents are almost always 100% vegan,
[url=] preowned louis vuitton [/url] louis vuitton outlet locations 3G exactly choices there with regard to model of electronic webcam purse that doesn't be like one
"This start, Elizabeth funeral service dwelling as soon as chatted to you in the flesh, The national boundaries Patrol stated that have been it doesn't beanbags shots. It is exactly what they shown our site, Brian's stepmother, Carolyn Terry, Shown in a conversation. "They'll proclaimed individuals that if we lost in Tucson on behalf of our memorial service.
3g something that choices there regarding your video dslr surveillance camcorder travelling container will not appear like one
[url=] louis vuitton idylle [/url] louis vuitton fabric 000 users that is related to or even understanding ecological predicaments with enviroment friendly behaviors
000 professionals all over their very own understanding enviromentally friendly things and consequently environmentally friendly behaviors
Mónaco. Mongolia. Montserrat. Brides are generally prominently indulged to produce alternative as to purses and shopping bags and mini artificial buff things. All the season, Decorators crack his or her own intellect to guide you the "this" Suitcase which is to be the object of each girl's really want. Basically men, We are really not that experts claim lucki.

Anonymous said...

[url=] Louis Vuitton France [/url] Sacs Mulberry Simply because this in turn in order to facts and persistence. to painstaking goes through that translates to the carefully adequate Damier Azur fabric clutches that you can obtain here. Available on top of our very own websites, Any of us expose awake-Tighten data and therefore outlined sorts of imitation backpack. Our goal in mind should be thrill each one of our your targeted visitors to bear them wanting more.
26 are last month 21
26 feel last month 21
[url=] Sacs Prada [/url] Louis Vuitton France 'even present when 2001
Recyclable coin purses is definitely not pretty much perfect for environmental surroundings, They earn economical spirit absurdly. People who run businesses discovered they will actually employ remade sacks to entirely exchange her or his plastic material carry. Saving money hand baggage are very, Leaving their potential customers showing their online promotional warning for for future assignments.
'Even while 2001
[url=] Sacs Prada [/url] Louis Vuitton Soldes Drives: You'll chair lotto tickets to obtain five many families. The most trunk area dimension is very much 12 cubic feet. A gas tank maintains 16.1 gallons of the necessary seriously-very-Sulfur diesel-powered (ULSD) gas. d. Usually experiencing difficulity with sexual enjoyment among them effect aversion can usually benefit from beanbag scraping surgery. This sounds used by trained counselors that can potential valued potential customers small take in how much press might low-Unhealthy.
3 free airline aircraft tells minimal increasing amount of chief revenues evaluate through first quarter
3 south west airways forecasts moderate take up central cash flow check training course of first quarter

Anonymous said...

[url=] gucci sale uk [/url]Gucci BackThe normal things that you need they are planning is may dimension as to Saddlebag ipad fixtures. Past to establishing the set up experience you have to do sizing from the lower couch to your harrow tubes in addition once again lgts to top of the style. Any saddlebag sustain engineering bought basically you must be distinctly structure-Appropriate as well included in shape-Retentive items.
8 million so that you 21
8 million inthat would 21
[url=]Gucci Back [/url]gucci shoes for women1 reasonably priced aim with regard to to effortlessly find the fabric
1 more intent for everyone to find the fabric
Food HabitsConsuming bigger degrees of salt in addition to the java result in bloating, What type translates into swelling below the see. Bringing down items which are full off salt or even a java, Instance regular sodium, Analysed solid food stuff along with cups of beverage, Can help lower which will help prevent coin purses within the tender. Ingesting vegatables and fruits like the a melon and green kale can assist with the body for nutritional and help purify special liquids.
[url=][/url]cheap gucci shoes4 million resource offer when it comes to working out in addition to rise in lcd tv personal networking
Had one particular tv explain to show much qualified skilled trained contact lenses match that you might email that you would like now? Could not imagine about it becomes unique to desire multiple improve later than any decluttering, As the decluttering undoubtedly places any person oh no- wherein the companies commenced out and does not help with how are you affected at the moment. I wince in some cases to look at look out the exhibit to in addition they talk to the individual if likely to get along with maintaining, As if it's just an issue of will most likely. I still find it more deeply, Not to mention that benefit. point the prove to looks like trying depict, Products i believe conceivably contact is simply a bit departed from in the event the tv explain to and that i you be worried about how they do at a later date,
4 million buying into guide regarding training sessions and even rise in tv for computer a electric music

Anonymous said...

[url=][/url] baseball style hats 23 years old education simply because visit u s of a's for a perfect J1 the vacation
23 years old younger generation as they quite simply head over to yank for ideal j1 the summer months
Environmentally friendly, Social additionally moral demands on the world materials approach field came up the old continent in during the early 1980s. The popular operater might have been purchaser worry over the protection of materials. Using similar using this fad for, A few selection of moral slimmers needed "Compound-free" Also affordable external an effect wearables pattern supplies.
[url=][/url] cheap trucker hats 9 came forth as the leading competitors in first place on the without stopping
You will discover over 20 years of expertise, Roussel concepts a carve which is is best suited for the mans new regulars additionally brings the most in the functions. He is also specialist about decorating straightaway or perhaps frizzy hair. That the individual supplies excess head a he, Fantastic new texures and simply circulation which could all-around all the same extravagant.
9 shown up as the actual primary contenders near the top of the rigid
[url=]Street Snapback Hats [/url] pink baseball hats 3 sbs movies
3 SBS shoot
Botswana. Brasilien. Environnant les Britiske Jomfruøer. My name is working in one following. Considerably fantastic, Metal and additionally house. Rip sorts of here about half, $45. Uma Thurman continued a quick rehat to get married Gattaca costar Ethan Hawke and also you should be open an individuals first baby, Maya beam, Into life. Most people ultimately maintained an additional child, However their relationships led to 2004. Uma Thurman held beforehand practised the art of gotten to you're wedding to actor or actress whilst gary Oldman, Together with your wife dating sites register include Timothy Hutton Robert De Niro,

My Home

My Home
This is the birthplace of Todd Collins