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Friday, June 17, 2011

6-2 "Hot-Head, Cold-Heart"

We continue with Season Six this weekend as episode two, "Hot-Head, Cold-Heart," airs. After you listen, send us your thoughts (deadline is 2PM MDT on Monday).
  • What do you think the title of this episode means? 
  • Did you appreciate Mikey's continuing storyline? What aspect did you most dislike about it?
  • Are you more like Justin or Caleb when it comes to studying?
  • Did you feel that either Mikey or Justin were out of character in this episode? Whose storyline did you find most interesting?
  • How do you think the Beatitude "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" tied in to both storylines?
Also, Daniel and I have some questions on football in the hopes of understanding this season better. Can any of you--preferably someone who has a lot of experience with football--, answer these questions in a way that people who know very little about the game would understand?
  1. What does a quarterback do?
  2. Why can there only be one quarterback on a football team?
  3. What's a "Hail Mary"?
  4. Why is there such a big emphasis on yard lines? Does that affect how many points a touchdown's worth?

6 comments:

  1. To start a play, the offensive team must snap the ball, which means the player called the center gives the ball to the quarterback. The quarterback starts each snap by calling a series of numbers or words, and there is one special word, like "hike," which tells the center to snap the ball and the players to start playing.

    After the snap, the quarteback usually does one of three things:

    1. Hand the ball, called a hand-off, to running back, who tries to run to end zone of the field to score a touchdown, worth 6 points.

    2. throw the ball, called a pass, to a receiver, who tries to run to end zone of the field to score a touchdown, worth 6 points.

    3. run to end zone of the field to score a touchdown, worth 6 points.
    He's kind of the leader of the team on the field.


    You only need one guy to catch the ball from the center. (Have you guys never watched football or played football in gym???!!! I have hardly any experience and I knew that.)

    A Hail Mary is a long forward pass made close to the end of a half made in desperation with only a small chance of success. It's kind of like in hockey how the guy shoots at the net at the end of the period even when he doesn't have a great chance of getting it in.

    Yard lines... Did you never play a football computer game even? Have you never been to a football game Daniel? Not even a high school game ever?

    If you watched even one football game you'd know how important yard lines are. They tell you how close you are on the field to getting a touchdown. The football field has a bunch of yard line markings on it, the more yards you travel in a down the closer you are to getting a touchdown.

    I don't have a ton of experience, so that's the best explanation I can give you. Also, just watch part of a football game and you'll understand it.

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  2. Thanks for the info, Anna. I was thinking that a Hail Mary was a certain way of getting a goal, but it's really just a long pass that enables someone else to score, right?

    Football is a very marginal sport here in NZ, definitely not played in schools or shown on free-to-air television (I have seen the Madden NFL game in stores here, although I doubt it sells very well!), so I've only ever watched football in movies. Even then I've never really known what's going on, just that they're trying to get to their end of the field with the ball. :-)

    Just so you know, I (Dave) asked those questions, not Daniel, so he may know more about how football is played. When we talked about "Deal with It," though, Daniel seemed unsure about the role of the quarterback. :-)

    Dave

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  3. Hi guys!
    I don't know much about football, but I love watching it on TV! So I'll answer the questions about the episode :)
    I think the title dealt with Caleb's hasty actions and his heart of stone.
    Mikey bugs me in these episodes, I'm sorry.
    Well, I'm not super studious, but I'm not super lazy either when it comes to studying, so I guess I'm a mix of both.
    I think Mikey was more out of character. He's usually not that annoying!
    Neither of their storylines were super interesting, but probably Justin's.
    The beattitude applies to both storylines because none of the boys had a very "poor in spirit" i.e. humble attitude except for Justin when Mrs. Morrison talked to him at the end.
    That's all for now,
    Gabby

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  4. What do you think the title of this episode means?
    I think the title means that Mikey is hot headed and has a cold heart.

    Did you appreciate Mikey's continuing storyline? What aspect did you most dislike about it?
    Yes, I appreciated it. I didn't listen to the episode before this one so I was glad to remember what happened in the previous episode because of it.

    Are you more like Justin or Caleb when it comes to studying?
    Caleb. I don't ever study for math. I have my calculus final exam tomorrow and I still haven't studied. Somehow I've managed to get 100% on every other math final exam in high school, so I'm hoping I'll keep up with that pattern tomorrow.

    Did you feel that either Mikey or Justin were out of character in this episode? Whose storyline did you find most interesting?
    No. Mikey's.

    How do you think the Beatitude "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" tied in to both storylines?
    I don't know. It's 2:25PM MST so I'm already late for this review. Hopefully I'm not too late!!!!

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  5. Sorry, I'm going off my knowledge of the episodes and the questions, so I forgot that Caleb wasn't really in this one :)
    Gabby

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  6. That's okay, Gabby--we still did have a little of Caleb's storyline in this episode and I thought you made a good suggestion as to the possible meaning of the title. :-)

    And, Anonymous (Anna), you were just in time. We were actually in the middle of reading a review for the podcast when we received it. :-)

    Dave

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