Jan 21 2018

Throwball Playoffs 2018 League Championships: Jaguars at Patsies

As I reminded myself by re-watching The Good Place episode Leap to Faith

Ok, let me stop right there because I’m not going to let you off that easy. The Good Place is really, really good and far funnier than you would expect a show about Ethical Philosophy to be. Jianyu Li/Jason Mendoza, a human, is an amateur DJ from Jacksonville and extremely dumb. He’s also a HUGE Jaguars fan. To taunt him Michael, a demon, tells him that when he gets to the actual Bad Place, his torture will be that he’s forced to watch Jaguar games for eternity because they are that terrible.

It’s not quite true. On paper the Jaguars have a better Defense than the Patsies and while Blake Bortles is not a future Hall of Famer at least Blake is not quite as bad a name as Derek and how good do you have to be?

On the other hand I’ve decided I hate the Patsies more than any other team in the NFL and Brady ain’t all that or even a bag of chips. He’s definitely going to The Bad Place (as are Kraft and Belichick) because he’s a cheat. Plus he has a hand injury that prevented him from practicing and it may or may not effect his performance today. As I mentioned the Jaguar Defense is quite sound and if the Patsies are to succeed they will need to move through the middle. If the Patsies can do that and get an early lead then they will probably win, but it’s not a sure thing by any means.

Now, about Kierkegaard. Existentialism is a sadly misunderstood philosophy which is not merely a joke about anxiety arising from the realization of an indifferent universe, though it often expresses itself in absurdist humor verging on nihilism. Rather it’s about one’s conduct in the absence of external restrictions, another expression of Socrates’ Invisible Thief paradox. “On 29 September 1841, Kierkegaard wrote and defended his dissertation, On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates“…


Huh? Wha? Oh no, I always paid attention in Philosophy, it’s fascinating. Søren had self esteem issues and a fraught relationship with Regine and never quite got over it. No, it’s Throwball that’s good for napping.


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  1. ek hornbeck

    Patsies Touchback

  2. ek hornbeck

    Patsies turned away with 3. 3 – 0 Patsies.

  3. ek hornbeck

    Jaguars from their 26

  4. ek hornbeck

    Punt. Patsies from their 13.

  5. TMC

    End of the first quarter. Jaguars ball at start of the 2nd

  6. TMC

    Touchdown Jaguars

    Jaguars 7 – Patriots 3

  7. ek hornbeck

    TD. Jaguars 7 – 3

  8. TMC

    After 4 plays, Patriots ount to Jaguars 23 yard line.

  9. TMC

    So far, Jaguars are much better at moving the ball down the field and keeping the Pats in check

  10. TMC

    Jaguars Touchdown! Pats not looking good

  11. TMC

    Jaguars 14 – Patriots 3

  12. TMC

    Patriots ball on their own 11

  13. TMC

    Jaguars again stop Patriots in their own territory. Pats punt to the Jaguars

  14. TMC

    Jaguars ball on their own 24

  15. TMC

    Pats defense held back Jaguars attempt to get into FG range. Jaguars punt to the Patriots on their own 15 yd line

  16. TMC

    2 minute warning

  17. TMC

    Gronlowski hit in the helmet. taken to locker room for concussion protocol

  18. TMC

    Patriots touchdown

    Jaguars 14 – Patriots 10

  19. TMC

    55 seconds left in the half. Patriots kick off to Jaguars. Touchback

  20. TMC

    Halftime. At the end of the first half Jaguars 14 – Patriots 10

    Jaguars will receive the ball at the start of the 2nd half

  21. BobbyK

    I remember when Dallas was the most hated team, and I’m not even 120 years old.

  22. TMC

    Patriots kick off to Jauguars to start the 2nd half

    Jaguars ball on their own 25

  23. TMC

    Jaguars FG is GOOD

    Jaguars 17 – Patriots 10

  24. TMC

    Jaguars kick off. Patriots ball on own 25

  25. TMC

    Another 4th down for the Patriots.. Punt to the Jaguars

  26. TMC

    1st and 10 for Jaguars on their own 10 yd line

  27. BobbyK

    I’d say at this point it looks like a win for the cheaters. It’s still to close.

  28. TMC

    Patriots hold Jaguars to 4th down.

    Pats’ ball on own 47

  29. TMC

    Once again Jaguars defense hold s Patriots a 4th down.

    Punt to Jaguars own 10 yd line. Didn’t we just do this?

  30. TMC

    End of the 3rd quarter. Jaguars ball at the start of the 4th

  31. TMC

    Jaguars FG is GOOD

    Jaguars 20 – Patriots 10

  32. TMC

    Fumble by Patriots.

    INTERCEPT by Jaguars. Under review

  33. TMC

    Ruling stands. Jaguars 1st & 10 on their own 33 yd line

    1. BobbyK

      Looked like a fumble to me.

  34. TMC

    I will not miss that horn

  35. TMC

    4th down. Jaguars punt. Patriots ball on own 15 yd line

  36. TMC

    Patriots Touchdown

    Jaguars 20 – Patriots 17

  37. TMC

    Patriots Gronkowski is out for the game with a concussion

  38. TMC

    Patriots kick off. Jaguars’ ball on own 16

  39. TMC

    Jauguars punt. Pats 1st & 10 on own 19

  40. TMC

    Jaguars hold Patriots to 4th down

    Jaguars ball on thier own 10

  41. TMC

    4th down. Ball back to the Patriots ball on Jaguars 30

  42. BobbyK

    Panthers look tired.

  43. BobbyK

    Jaguars whatever

  44. TMC

    Patriots touchdown putting them in the lead since the 1st quarter.

    Patriots 24 – Jaguars 20

  45. TMC

    Jaguars 1st & 10 at their own 25

  46. TMC

    Coming up on the 2 minute warning for the 2nd Half

  47. TMC

    This is not going well for the Jaguars who played so well in the first half.

    Patriots ball with 1:42 left in the game

  48. BobbyK

    Oh well. Wait till next game.

  49. TMC

    Ugh Patriots go back to the Super Bowl

    Patriots 24 – Jaguars 20 Final

    Let’s hope the Eagles or Vikings can stop them

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