Saturday, September 10, 2011

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

What were you doing ten years ago today? I wasn't doing anything special.

I was on my way to work when I heard the news on the radio about the first plane hitting the tower. They didn't have a lot of information at the time and I thought some idiot flew a small plane into the tower. I was wrong.

I got to work and went to a training class that I was supposed to be in all day. By that time the second plane had hit and people were talking. I tried getting to several news sites, but they were all bogged down with traffic. I stepped outside to call my Dad. I wasn't full time air national guard at the time, so after my dad I called my boss over there to see if we were going to be called in. As it turns out, the people in my unit were not called in. There was a few pilots from Ellington Field that did escort Air Force One on that day and over the next month.

Needless to say no work got done that day as everyone was glued to the TV near their office. A lot of us went to church at lunch.

I remember reading Lp's post that descibed what he went through that day. I don't know if that post is still out there, but I recommend the read...I thought it was powerful. My old commander from over ten years ago worked at the Pentagon at the time. After a few days I did hear he was safe.

Two months after 9/11 Alan Jackson Debuted his song, "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" during the CMA awards. Put aside your hatred for country music for 5 minutes and give it a listen, as its a great song and was one of the better moments on any award show.

I remember seeing America Flags all over the place and patriotism was at a high. I imagine tomorrow will be the same for the most part. I'll be at work so I won't see much of it. I will remember what I was doing ten years ago...what were you doing?

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Todd Packer said...

nice post, jug

Todd Packer said...

edsbs tweet summed up the nd/mich game perfect:

"THIS IS THE BEST FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN TWO SHITTY FOOTBALL TEAMS I'VE EVER WATCHED."

Spaceman Spiff said...

I was sleeping

Spaceman Spiff said...

USA! USA!

Spaceman Spiff said...

FOOTYBALL!

Spaceman Spiff said...

cormier knocked big foot the fuck out

tem said...

i was at work. we weren't allowed to use the internet for personal stuff. it was like my 2nd month there so i wasn't about to spend all day on the intrawebs.

co-worker told me a plane hit the tower. i figured drunk pilot.

then someone else said another hit. i figured it was an attack. heard about other two planes when i got home.

tem said...

by the by, i went to the osu game yesterday. i am comically sunburnt.

Keef said...

I was working in a call center. Buddy of mine sent me an IM and said look at ABC.com. No work got done that day by anyone

Keef said...

Felix Jones or Tim Hightower?

Keef said...

Arian Foster (hamstring) is a no-go Sunday, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.

Mize said...

I was on the way to work. Heard on the radio. Nothing was different at work that day. We had bowling that night. Some of the older guys were upset, but we didn't really care.

Mize said...

"Alan Jackson Debuted his song, "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning""


I do not like that song. Nor do I like the Toby Keith one. Fuck those songs. I don't need that shit to motivate me to rally behind my nation.

Keef said...

What's it like to have zero emotion?

Mize said...

"What's it like to have zero emotion?"


Tragic?

I don't know.

There is lots of stuff that moves me, believe it or not.

Jugdish said...

I do not like that song. Nor do I like the Toby Keith one. Fuck those songs. I don't need that shit to motivate me to rally behind my nation.



i don't either

Mize said...

Time for the worst brunch ever

Keef said...

2 upset specials today. Buffalo & St. Louis

Jugdish said...

but we didn't really care.



wadr, i don't get that mentality

Keef said...

Yeah that comment was why I axed about having no feeling

Keef said...

of emotion

Keef said...

I like the NFLN pre game show

Todd Packer said...

"We had bowling that night. Some of the older guys were upset, but we didn't really care"


fucking mind bottling*

Keef said...

I guess I'm gonna go with Felix jones

Keef said...

Chicago national anthem guy is the best

Keef said...

Mr. Falcon FOOTBALL baby!!!

Spaceman Spiff said...

would have went hightower, but i'm a homer

Spaceman Spiff said...

im using firstrowsports for streaming

Spaceman Spiff said...

i am also starting felix over bradshaw, cuz im a homer. i just dont believe the jets are gonna shut down that whole cowboys offense

Keef said...

would have went hightower, but i'm a homer



Still thinking about it. Luckily they're bolth late games

Spaceman Spiff said...

stafford pick 6, that was quick

Keef said...

I've got Bradshaw starting too

Keef said...

stafford pick 6, that was quick


WR should have caught it

Keef said...

Fucking Roethlisberger

Keef said...

My $ fucking sucks. Last place this year

Keef said...

$ team*

Spaceman Spiff said...

steven jackson got hurt on his TD run where he went pretty much untouched, of course

Spaceman Spiff said...

fuck yes, forte is a ppr monster

Keef said...

Nice tackling on the Forte TD

Jugdish said...

im at work...all i got is the texans game on. its getting ugly for freak's colts.

Keef said...

FUMBLE!!!!

Keef said...

Bears recover

Jugdish said...

...and rev is at it again on facebook

Jugdish said...

Bears recover



suite...i heard urlacher had a nice int too

Tyler said...

Fuck Steven Jackson.

Jugdish said...

colts may move to LA before the end of the season


s

Spaceman Spiff said...

i may be knocking tyler out of both baseball leagues today

Keef said...

...and rev is at it again on facebook


I had to hide rev's posts. Insufferableness has its limit

Spaceman Spiff said...

bills whoopin dat ass

firetoddhaley

Keef said...

Stevie Johnson!

Tyler said...

Rams strength and conditioning coach sucks. I'd have Sjax doing 10,000 squats a day during training camp. Every fucking year that guy has a leg problem.

Jugdish said...

colts plane flew into our airfield here yesterday. i heard that someone saw manning and he was wearing one of those cones they put on dogs after surgery so he doesn't mess with the wound this time

Tyler said...

"i may be knocking tyler out of both baseball leagues today"

The Disabled List All-Stars bid for four consecutive championships is going to come to an end today.

Keef said...

3 sacks on Cutler already

Tyler said...

Oops, sorry, bid for three consecutive championships.

Keef said...

Ben!

Jugdish said...

sources: favre just landed in houston

Tyler said...

Age has caught up the DL All-Stars.

Spaceman Spiff said...

Bradford is getting beat up

Jugdish said...

texans scored again...ouch


/freak

Tyler said...

Bradford looks terrible, but the Iggles are bailing him out with penalties.

Jugdish said...

glad i took the browns in one of my suicide leagues

Keef said...

Who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals

Keef said...

KC TD overturnt. Ha

Spaceman Spiff said...

"glad i took the browns in one of my suicide leagues"

me too, i suck at suicide picks

Jugdish said...

i took the texans in my other one...

Keef said...

Chris Johnson sucks

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Rams strength and conditioning coach sucks. I'd have Sjax doing 10,000 squats a day during training camp. Every fucking year that guy has a leg problem."

first time seeing it live, im still baffled, glad i stayed away from him

Tyler said...

Wow Kendricks, he hit you right in the hands.

Tyler said...

One of the reasons my team sucks in the LoV keeper league is because my first round pick when we started was Sjax. Every year he has a leg problem and is out for part of the year.

Keef said...

Michael turner runs like a fat girl

NS

Tyler said...

I've got an hour until beer time.

Jugdish said...

is caldwell the black kubiak?

Jugdish said...

I've got an hour until beer time.

5 more hours for me

Spaceman Spiff said...

fucking desean, should have been a 87 yard TD

Tyler said...

Lot of dropped passes in this Rams/Iggles game.

Spaceman Spiff said...

"@ClaytonESPN: Stephen Jackson back in game for St. Louis. He has recovered from his quad injury. Rode the bike to get loose"

yea thats gonna last

Keef said...

Fuck yeah Megatron

Jugdish said...

texans are in the huddle figuring out who hasn't scored a td yet at this point

Keef said...

Fucking Bengals

Tyler said...

FOX just said Vick was convicted of fighting and killing dogs. So Mike Vick got in fights with dogs?

Jugdish said...

announcers describe too many people as "the first guy there and the last guy to leave". there can't be that many.

Spaceman Spiff said...

fucking iggles oline

Tyler said...

FUMBLE!!!

Spaceman Spiff said...

"announcers describe too many people as "the first guy there and the last guy to leave". there can't be that many."

there can be only one costanza

Spaceman Spiff said...

hey clayton wheres sjax?

Tyler said...

Sjax still on the sideline

Tyler said...

Clayton lies.

Spaceman Spiff said...

finally saw a black dude actually shaking his head, steven jackson baby!

Keef said...

Wow nice catch by Roy Williams

Spaceman Spiff said...

no one use the phone, im expecting a call

/bert

Keef said...

"announcers describe too many people as "the first guy there and the last guy to leave". there can't be that many."



Sure there can

/Steve


RIP

Jugdish said...

texans return td...34-0

Spaceman Spiff said...

is greg little alive, had him on my watch list

Keef said...

Cutler missed a time TD

Tyler said...

Houston is stomping a mudhole.

Jugdish said...

i wish they would switch to another game, but since its the texans they probably won't

Tyler said...

I have been getting a crapload of life insurance offers in the mail lately.

Tyler said...

Bengals fighting back.

Jugdish said...

browns in the lead now

Tyler said...

Wow, delay of game after a spiked ball. That is their third delay I've seen so far.

Spaceman Spiff said...

"I have been getting a crapload of life insurance offers in the mail lately."

fiancée signed you up for the mailing lists

Spaceman Spiff said...

jcharles on the board

Spaceman Spiff said...

stafford 265 yards in the first half

Tyler said...

"fiancée signed you up for the mailing lists"

We actually just got a quote for Permanent Life Insurance. The mailed stuff is all for term. Permanent be expensive, you.

Tyler said...

Oh wow, just saw a picture of Stafford. He is Neckbeard 2.0.

Spaceman Spiff said...

flacco raping the steelers, didnt see that coming

Spaceman Spiff said...

big ben INT

Spaceman Spiff said...

rice stuffed on 4th/1

Spaceman Spiff said...

steven jackson out for the game

Spaceman Spiff said...

oh shit, mike sims-walker sighting

Spaceman Spiff said...

still waiting on greg little

Tyler said...

Rams with some trickery.

Tyler said...

Iggles gonna get a flag for roughing. He ran into Bradford's leg.

Tyler said...

Third 3rd down where the Rams didn't convert, but the Iggles gave them a 1st down with a penalty.

Spaceman Spiff said...

andy dalton hurt

Spaceman Spiff said...

'Rams with some trickery."

that was ugly

Tyler said...

Now Cadillac might be out.

Tyler said...

I know, shocking news about Cadillac. Rams have a brittle depth chart at running back.

Tyler said...

"that was ugly"

Yes, but it worked.

Tyler said...

2 MINUTES TIL BEER TIME.

Spaceman Spiff said...

bigben another INT, red zone this time

Spaceman Spiff said...

i got that shock top, similar to blue moon, always cheaper

Spaceman Spiff said...

ward out, ben tate about to put in work

Spaceman Spiff said...

nvm, slaton in WFT

Spaceman Spiff said...

mjd got shut down at the goal line a couple times

Spaceman Spiff said...

matt ryan yards/att 6.3, hilarity

Jugdish said...

arian foster on his zach morris cell phone on the sidelines

Tyler said...

Ronnie Brown almost got killed on that play.

Spaceman Spiff said...

vick TD to desean

Spaceman Spiff said...

now im right about tate putting in work

Spaceman Spiff said...

andre johnson could use 1 more 5 yard catch

Spaceman Spiff said...

matt ryan fumble 6

Tyler said...

"i got that shock top, similar to blue moon, always cheaper"

Shock Top is made by Bud. I got Gordon Biersch Märzen because it was on sale for $6.49.

Spaceman Spiff said...

britt 80 yard TD

Jugdish said...

stafford limping off the field. some of the old guys care, but we didn't


/mize

Spaceman Spiff said...

keef, megatron

Spaceman Spiff said...

Matthew Stafford

22-29, 295 yds
3 TDs, 1 INT



jeebus, not even the 4th

Jugdish said...

freak is not used to this...he sounds like the bizarro rev on twitter

Tyler said...

GO FOR IT!!!

Spaceman Spiff said...

"freak is not used to this...he sounds like the bizarro rev on twitter"

its beautiful

Tyler said...

@thejoshbaker "Guys, it's gonna be so awesome when Peyton runs out of the tunnel to play the 2nd half."

Tyler said...

FIRST DOWN!!!

Jugdish said...

urlacher is having a nice day

Tyler said...

PASS-INTERFERENCE!!!

Spaceman Spiff said...

all that trickery and dude was still double covered, what a bailout

Jugdish said...

colts missed field goal...freak sheds tear

Tyler said...

Yikes, helmets are flying everywhere on that goal line play.

Spaceman Spiff said...

almost a suite pick

Tyler said...

Freak is going to lock himself in the basement for an hour with his Peyton Manning Game Worn sock after this game is over.

Jugdish said...

texans fumble, colts recover at the ten

Tyler said...

I am so excited for the X-Factor to start, only on FOX.





S

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Chargers inactives today include Vincent Jackson"

the fuck?

Keef said...

Fuck Reggie Wayne

Jugdish said...

he should have went to dallas clark

Tyler said...

Yes, Reginald Wayne!!!

Tyler said...

Leading Meiz by 30+ and now with this Vincent Jackson news, it's looking good for the Juiceheads.

Spaceman Spiff said...

nvm, wrong vincent, fucking espn writer

Spaceman Spiff said...

this piece of shit

'@ArashMarkazi Los Angeles, CA
I write for ESPNLA.com. I've written for Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Vibe, XXL, King and Slam. I guess I write is the main bullet point of this presentation.'

Tyler said...

Nice sack.

Spaceman Spiff said...

doug fister continues fisting

Tyler said...

WHAT!!! That was foul.

Keef said...

Fuck Roethlisberger

Spaceman Spiff said...

what the fuck, he was not pushed into him, if he was pushed he would have actually been pushed away

Tyler said...

Ok, these Old Spice commercials have officially jumped the shark.

Mize said...

"wadr, i don't get that mentality"


It didn't seem like that big of a deal. I dunno why, it just didn't.

At work that day, nobody really seemed to care too much. It was business as usual.

Tyler said...

"what the fuck, he was not pushed into him"

Yes, totally clobbered him. Should have been 15 yards.

Spaceman Spiff said...

speaking of stomping mudholes, bills/chiefs

firetoddhaley

Keef said...

Yeah planes fliy into skyscrapers every day it seems

Spaceman Spiff said...

amendola hurt

Tyler said...

Oh no, Amendola is down. Clutching his forearm. Not good.

Mize said...

Shit, when I was 20, I didn't know what the fuck the World Trade center really was.

Tyler said...

RE: bills/chiefs

I know, jesus, it's the Bills for christssake.

Keef said...

Nice 14 yards, CJ, you fucking faggot

Tyler said...

So is Mize turing the big 3-0 this year, or has that already happened?

Spaceman Spiff said...

turner, 10car/100 yards

efficient, maybe they should have run the ball instead of averaging 6 yards per pass attempt

Mize said...

Anywho


FOOTBALL!

Mize said...

"So is Mize turing the big 3-0 this year, or has that already happened?"


Last March

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Nice 14 yards, CJ, you fucking faggot"

had to laugh at this

Tyler said...

"Last March"

So we need to celebrate at the Summit.

Spaceman Spiff said...

did H take over CJ in the keeper just this year

Tyler said...

3-0 is no big deal. it's the middle years that are the bigger deals.

Spaceman Spiff said...

O:FB nomsayin

Tyler said...

"did H take over CJ in the keeper just this year"

Yes, he took over Zeke's team. AP and CJ.

Tyler said...

And Megatron and Austin. He somehow did not get a quality 3rd receiver or any backup RBs.

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Kroy Biermann intercepted Jay Cutler for 50 yards"

now the 2011 NFL season has officially started

Mize said...

we can't make game day pickups in the Y! league? That's fucking GAY

Spaceman Spiff said...

"He somehow did not get a quality 3rd receiver or any backup RBs."

happened to me also, keepers are great everyone else sucks

Mize said...

Fuck Mike Sims-Walker

Spaceman Spiff said...

"we can't make game day pickups in the Y! league? That's fucking GAY'

word

was planning on ravaging the FA pool in my $$$ league, clicked players tab and was like okay

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Fuck Mike Sims-Walker'

thats what im sayin

Tyler said...

And that's gonna be a touchdown.

Spaceman Spiff said...

shady mccoy nomsayin

Keef said...

we can't make game day pickups in the Y! league? That's fucking GAY



Nerve been in a ffb league where you could

Mize said...

SHORT!

LIONS!

Mize said...

"Nerve been in a ffb league where you could"

Hm.

In my face?

Tyler said...

Ravens going ATM on Sixburgh.

Tyler said...

Nice catch by Gibson.

Mize said...

Its cut that tyler cares about the Y! league

Mize said...

*cute

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