Too Much Blame On One Man’s Shoulders

December 29th, 2014 No comments

So the Atlanta Falcons have fired Mike Smith and we currently do not have a head coach.  Prior tous hiring Smith, the Falcons never had back to back winning seasons.  NEVER.  Despite not having a quality defense, and some suspect offensive players, Smith had a career record with the Falcons of 67–49 (.578), from 2008 – 2014.  That is not great, but it’s better than any other coach we had, it’s the best in franchise history.10408524_10154596148925422_2370629141309055286_n

As I look back over this season, I have said that Mike Smith should not be out head coach, but I have had some time to reflect and think about that.  And I am no longer of that opinion.  I have been one of the biggest criticizers, and supporters of my Atlanta Falcons, I love this team, and they have their ups and downs.  Lord knows being a Falcons fan is not easy, but they are my team.  Until the day I die, I will be a Dirty Bird.

That being said, we can not place all the blame on Mike Smith.  Smitty did a decent job with the tools he was given. The real issue is that our shitty GM, Thomas Dimitroff, did not give him the tools to do a better job.  Until Dimitroff is replaced with a competent GM, our problems will not get better, and the firing of Mike Smith is just the latest example of passing the buck by the ownership.

So as you people cheer and seem to be happy that Mike Smith is gone, remember, he is not the one who makes the decisions of what players we get.  He is not the one responsible for us not having a quality defense.  He is not the one responsible for letting good players go and signing garbage players.

Yes, he is the head coach, and a lot of the blame is on him, but, in my opinion, more of that blame falls on Thomas Dimitroff, the General Manager.  The man who is responsible for the players we have on the team.  But why was he not fired?  Why does he still have a job?  That is a question that we may never get an answer to.  And honestly, I would have less issue with the firing of Thomas Dimitroff and the keeping of Mike Smith.

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The Revolution Must Be Televised

October 30th, 2014 No comments

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Head Nod

October 30th, 2014 No comments

Pregnant teens children scream.
Life is measured on the scale of a triple beam.

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Internal DJ Moment

October 30th, 2014 No comments

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Being Selfish

October 29th, 2014 No comments

I’ve been making some changes to my blog.  And as I have been cleaning thins up, I found this post still sitting in the draft folder.  It’s from December 1, 2011.  I don’t remember whose blog I was reading, but what this blog says is still true today.  And you know what, that shit stops today.  I’ve got to do a better job of taking care of myself.  lastMeme

 

As I sit here at lunch reading a friends blog, I have learned some interesting things about her.  I have also realized something very interesting about myself.  I never learned how to be selfish.  I look back on my life, and every decision I have made, was made with so that the end result allowed me to help someone else.  There has never been a decision that only benefited me.  Now, I am 33 years old….damn, I’m 33, that is another post to be made….but at 33, I am going to try and make decisions that benefit me, and me alone.

I hope this goes well.  Not that I want to be a selfish person, but I need to learn how to take care of me, and not be the SuperHereo for everyone else.

 

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EverNote To OneNote Conversion

October 29th, 2014 No comments

The 1st attempt to move from EverNote to OneNote left me with a lot of notebooks than can be viewed but not edited.  The search continues.

 

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Note Taker Update

October 29th, 2014 No comments

I’ve been trying to find something to use for taking notes on my iPad.  Well, on my Android tablet, which later turned into an iPad when it was time to upgrade.  Yeah, I know, unnecessary detail, but hey, I type like I think.  I was using the web version of EverNote for a while, and I really liked it.  Then the job moved to a subscription of Office 365 which included OneNote.  The plan was to use OneNote for work stuff and EverNote for personal.

EverNote and OneNote are both really nice note taking apps, but what elevated OneNote to my app of choice, is that OneNote does not require an internet connection.  Well, let me say that a different way.  Both need an internet connection to sync your documents, but OneNote will work offline with a copy of your document that is cached locally.  EverNote will not do that.

If EverNote were to ever offer that feature, it would become the clear winner for me.  So for now, OneNote it will be.  Plus, it does not hurt that the job has a subscription to Office 365.

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Finally Figured It Out

October 29th, 2014 No comments

When you finally figure it out, damn that is a good feeling.

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Too Many Options.

October 29th, 2014 No comments

Have to remove some of these options.

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Almost got it working

October 29th, 2014 No comments

I’ve almost got it working the way I want.

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