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Wow!!! What a week to have pick a winner. Posts came so quickly, and with such force and fury that I must confess I couldn't read them all. Somehow, I think that's okay, because many were not the thoughts most of us want most to be remembered for. It was a grinding, emotional time that starting with being crushed by Alabama, and extended into learning that Kelly had interviewed for and might very well accept the Eagle's position, losing Alex Anzalone and deciding that, at least for the time being, it was okay to suspend our dignity and get after it with all the splendor of the WWE.
There were several well reasoned posts, as well, but they were all controversial becuase of the subject matter. And, I might well have considered them well reasoned simply because they agreed with me. So, after as much thought as I remain capable of, I decided to eliminate any post dealing with the championship game, Kelly's tryst with the Eagles, the impact of that tryst on recruiting and any post that sought to denigrate other posters or their thoughts. That didn't leave a lot. But, it did leave at least one truly beautiful, wondrously poetic, wholly engaging entry.
And so, I announce this week's winner: Zephler, for his "Journey Through the Parking Lot."
This was a remarkably sweet and touching post. It might not hold as much meaning for those who are not yet parents or grandparents, but for them it's perhaps an even more important read, as it can show them the power of things yet to come in their lives. The simplicity of the prose gave way to a rich and thundrous emotional wave. I don't want to say too much about it, because I want you all to go back and read it. Not only is it beautiful in its own right, but serves to remind us, after the tumult of the last seven days, that there are things that reach far beyond what we're so quickly willing to make "matters of consequence" in our lives.
We will win many football games in the future. We will also lose some. We will hire and lose football coaches. But, we'll have few chances like those Zephler so aptly describes. So, thanks to him for reminding us of something so grand at a time when we all needed it so much.
P.S.) His post about his daughter's text from Kelly's daughter was also great. Read that one, too.!!!
Choice de excellente. Would have gotten my vote, too.
* Sole Member of Loner Monkey Gang
* 11-Time Winner of POTW Award
* Does Not Give A Sh*t
Indeed. I had the pleasure of meeting Zephler and his daughter last Monday. Delightful duo. His post was quite wonderful, and certainly deserving of the award. Congrats, Zeph.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
POTW 1/31/11 - 2/6/11
As a person who had the pleasure of meeting Zephler and family in that parking lot, I applaud this selection.
Well earned, Zephler.
3 time POTW;
Special post /even more special relationship. Through it all Zeph, your beautiful daughter will know she can depend on you forever.
Gringo Mafia VP of Guinness Intake, once drank Guinness under the table while drinking Guinness with Guinness! POTW 12/24/12 and 7/8/13
6-Time POTW Winner, 4 time at BGI and 2 at 24/7
2 time POTW winner on some dates I can't remember from 2yrs ago at BNG,
POTW: 1/3/11- 1/9/11, 6/20/11-6/26/11
2011 B&G Poster of the Year, 2012 B&G Poster of the Year,
2013 B&G Poster of the Year, 2014 Preseason B&G Poster of the Year
Two time Poster of The Week, 2011 and 2013.
5 Time POTW--Gringo Mafia Director of Guerrilla Warfare
2012 College Football Challenge Champion -- Bring it!
Gringo Mafia: Black Ops & 'Family Recruitment'
Official thorn in JSapp's side
All his posts about his daughter are warm and heartfelt. All are great reads, and all create a couple tears. You seem like a terrific father and I pray that I will have similar experiences with my six year old daughter in the future.
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