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January 10, 2013

You can see it in his gingerly gate as he moves from his locker to the shower area, in the way he leans against a wall to take pressure off his right knee.

Haloti Ngata’s remarkable body hurts.

This is easy enough to forget when you watch the Ravens on Sundays. The television announcers are more apt to talk about Terrell Suggs’ Achilles or Ray Lewis’ triceps. The camera, always following the ball, rarely settles on the trench warfare between Ngata and two or three offensive linemen nearly as big and powerful as he.

His teammates know. Always in awe of his combined size, power and agility, they now speak in appreciative tones of the way Ngata has played through a sprained knee and a busted shoulder, never saying much about either. That’s the way he learned from his Tongan forefathers — go to work every day, and if you’re in pain, still go.

But this season — his seventh overall and the second straight in which he’s played through debilitating pain — the Ravens defensive tackle has thought more about his football mortality than ever before. Maybe it’s the joy he gets from chasing his 3-year-old and five-month-old sons. Maybe it’s the suicide of Junior Seau, a hero to Ngata and many other players of Polynesian descent.

“It makes you think, especially now that I have kids, is this job worth the head traumas you’re probably going to end up having when you’re older?” he says in the hushed voice that belies his enormous body. “I just think about being able to raise my kids, see them through college, see them have kids. It makes me think more about how much more I want to play.”

It’s a weird spot for a guy who’s about to turn 29 and just made his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, a guy who signed a five-year, $60-million contract before last season. But Ngata knows he’s no longer the kid from the famous rugby video that pops up during Ravens telecasts, racing past men half his size at a speed that should be impossible for a human grizzly bear.

“I know I will probably never feel as good as I did when I was younger,” he says matter-of-factly.

He is wiser — better at resting during the week, better at managing his body according to the guidance of the physical therapist, stretching coach and masseuse he has hired. He’s learned not to wear out his mind as well. Instead of popping in game film the minute he arrives home from practice, he’s more likely to play with his boys, Solomone and Haloti Maximus. He likes to help his wife, Christina, put them to bed.

The Ravens, too, have made a point of resting Ngata more often, including for a full mid-season game against the Oakland Raiders, when he could have played if necessary.

For now, those efforts have mitigated his physical deterioration.

Opponents certainly aren’t ready to write him off as a threat. “He’s an excellent player – great size, great athletic ability and always a guy that you know where he is on the field,” says Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who will try to avoid being flattened by Ngata in Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game.

It’s hard to be 345 pounds and not fat. But you don’t see a sloppy gut when Ngata pulls off his pads. He’s just big all over, from his thick, meaty paws to his cinder-block noggin.

At the Ravens training facility, he sometimes wears a nit cap pulled low over his ears. Combined with his full beard and mass, it creates a Bunyanesque picture. You could imagine Ngata, in an earlier America, emerging from the deep woods with a huge cut of timber slung across his shoulders.

Teammates sound like they’re describing a mythic creature when they recount his feats.

“Did you see him chase down RGIII out of bounds?” says defensive end Paul Kruger, referring to a play from December against Washington Redskins phenom Robert Griffin III. “I mean, that’s pretty insane, a 340-pound guy moving that fast. No matter how banged up he is, he can still move around pretty good.”

Asked where Ngata ranks among the physical specimens he has observed in football, Kruger says: “You watch the guy, he can really do anything. He can pick up a basketball, he can throw a football as far as anybody in here. He’s just athletic as they come, and at that size, it’s a pretty unreal combination.”

Of course, if Paul Bunyan played seven years on the interior line in the NFL, his joints would probably hurt as well.

It must be quite a thing to possess gifts unfathomable even to fellow pros and yet to grasp, as a man still in your twenties, how fleeting those gifts are. Of course, Ngata talks about that as stoically as he does about everything else. He inherited the demeanor from his father — Solomone Ngata died at age 45 when the truck he drove for work slid off an icy road near Salt Lake City — and the other men in his family.

from:  http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-01-10/sports/bs-sp-ravens-haloti-ngata-20130110_1_haloti-maximus-terrell-suggs-achilles-physical-therapist

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Haloti Ngata was born on January 21st, 1984 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haloti_Ngata

January 21st, 1984

1 + 21 +1+9+8+4 = 44 = his life lesson = Play-by-play commentary.  It is what it is.  I am who I am.  Twitter.  Tweeting.  Tweets.

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January 21st, 1984

January 21st

1 + 21 +2+0+1+3 = 18 = his personal year (from January 21st, 2013 to January 20th, 2014) = Surreal.  Driving Ravens fans crazy.

The Moon Tarot card

18 year + 1 (January) = 19 = his personal month (from January 21st, 2013 to February 20th, 2013) = It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Front and center.

19 month + 3 (3rd of the month on Sunday February 3rd, 2013) = 22 = his personal day = Are you kidding me?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.

22

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using the number/letter grid:

 

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Haloti Ngata

813629 57121             45

 

 

his path of destiny = 45 = Intense.  Focused.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard knocks.

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September 9, 2012             7:06 p.m.

Robert Griffin III directed four touchdown drives, threw for 320 yards and led the visiting Washington Redskins to a stunning upset of the New Orleans Saints.There was only one miserable failure Sunday for the young quarterback.Playing in the city where both of his parents were raised, Griffin had the ease and aplomb of a seasoned pro in a 40-32 victory at the Superdome, where no visiting team had won since the 2010 season.On a pick-fest of a day for the other rookie quarterbacks — Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden had four passes intercepted, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill had three each, all in losing efforts — Griffin played turnover-free football. In a late game at Arizona, rookie Russell Wilson had the Seahawks on the doorstep of victory, but Seattle lost, 20-16, on three end-zone incompletions from the four-yard line.

Griffin, the Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall draft pick, made good on all of the hype surrounding him, throwing for more yards than any rookie in a season opener except for Cam Newton, who rolled up 422 yards last year in a Week 1 loss at Arizona.

Griffin completed his first eight passes, including one to Pierre Garcon for an 88-yard touchdown, the Redskins’ longest pass play in 35 years. His passer rating was a gaudy 139.9, and he triumphed on a day when the Saints’ Drew Brees threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns.

“I’ve won a high school state championship and a bowl game in college,” said Griffin, who also threw a five-yard scoring pass to Aldrick Robinson in the second quarrter. “But to play in the NFL, the pinnacle of it all, and to win your first game against a Hall of Famer in Drew Brees, it’s at the top.

“After the game, [Brees] told me he was proud of me. That’s big for him to say after he just lost the game.”

It’s official

With the regular game officials still locked out, replacements worked the games with varying levels of effectiveness.

An official threw — then picked up — a flag at Green Bay when Packers returner Randall Cobb ran back a punt 75 yards for a touchdown. The call appeared to be for a block in the back by the Packers and would have nullified the touchdown. When the flag was picked up, San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh looked as if his head might pop.

In Tennessee, the Titans weren’t happy about three non-calls on what they thought should have been pass interference. Coach Mike Munchak said there will always be calls that aren’t made by officials, whether the regulars or replacements are on the field.

In Houston, referee Don King drew laughter when he called a penalty on “Texas,” but that could happen to anybody.

Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate a regular-season game, working as a line judge in the RamsLions game.

Outer limits

Hello, Canton. Clear a space for David Akers‘ shoe.

The San Francisco kicker booted a 63-yard field goal at Green Bay, the ball doinking the crossbar and just popping over, to tie the league record shared by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam and Sebastian Janikowski.

The kick was a good omen for the 49ers, who won at Lambeau Field, 30-22, in what could be a preview of the NFC championship game.

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Robert Griffin III was born on February 12th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rg3
February 12th, 1990
February 12th
2 + 12 +2+0+1+2 = 19 = his personal year (from February 12th, 2012 to February 11th, 2013) = It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Front and center.
The Sun Tarot card
19 year + 8 (August) = 27 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2012 to September 11th, 2012) = Pro debut.
Ace of Wands Tarot card
27 month + 9 (9th of the month on Sunday September 9th, 2012) = 36 = his personal day = Crushing the competition.  To play in the NFL, the pinnacle of it all, and to win your first game against a Hall of Famer in Drew Brees, it’s at the top.
Ten of Wands Tarot card
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January 6, 2013, 6:41 p.m.
Throughout the NFL season,Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed he can do just about anything on the football field.

Sunday, he showed what he couldn’t do.

He was incapable of pulling himself from a wild-card playoff game against Seattle — Redskins coaches couldn’t, either — and the results were stomach-turning. Washington lost, 24-14, and Griffin suffered an injury to his already weakened right knee, which with 6 minutes 19 seconds left bent in an unnatural way as he chased a low shotgun snap.

After several minutes on his back, Griffin was able to hobble off the field unassisted. He made a beeline for the locker room, the packed house at FedEx Field somberly chanting his name.

“I think I did put myself at more risk by being out there,” he said. “But every time you step out on the football field, you’re putting your life, your career, every single ligament in your body in jeopardy. So that’s just the approach I take being out there. My teammates needed me out there, so I was out there for them.”

On the play in question, the Seahawks recovered the ball at Washington’s five-yard line. They wound up kicking a 22-yard field goal for their 24th unanswered point after falling behind, 14-0, in the opening quarter.

Knocked back on their heels by consecutive Redskins touchdown drives, the Seahawks responded with a smothering defense and typically impressive play by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, who burned the Redskins with his feet and his arm.

Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown, and added 67 yards in eight carries.

Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch rushed for a game-high 132 yards in 20 carries, including a 27-yard touchdown run that gave Seattle its first lead, the only one it would require.

“It’s a big comeback,” said Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, whose team ended Washington’s seven-game winning streak. “The setting of this crowd, and as much momentum as they had, it’s a marvelous statement. It ain’t about how you start, but it’s about how you finish, and we’ve been saying that forever.”

Of the four teams that won games on wild-card weekend, Seattle was the only visiting team to walk away victorious.

Griffin was wearing a brace on the knee because of a ligament sprain he had suffered in December, one that sidelined him for 11/2 games. Further, he had tweaked the knee on a pass in the first quarter, and he wasn’t his typical speedy, graceful self after that.

While the Seahawks are moving on to play at Atlanta in a divisional game, the Redskins are heading into the unknown, with their star player limping and questions about the judgment of their coach — why did Mike Shanahan keep him in the game? — that won’t soon go away.

In a league that preaches that the health and safety of players is paramount, the injury to Griffin was a nationally televised example of how words and deeds are not always in lock step. Shanahan sounded conflicted as he spoke to reporters after the game, not knowing the severity of his quarterback’s injury.

“I talked to Robert throughout the whole game, trying to get a gut [feeling], trying to let him know that it was all right if he was injured, that there was nothing wrong with that,” the coach said. “But you’ve got to do what’s best for the football team. [He was] very strong, very adamant. Doesn’t mean you’re right in not taking him out, I’m just saying that his personality has that type of mind-set. . . . You appreciate that toughness.”

In an eye-opening revelation that surfaced before the game, Dr. James Andrews, a renowned surgeon, told USA Today that he had never cleared Griffin to return to the Dec. 9 game against Baltimore, when the quarterback was first injured. In the immediate aftermath of that injury, Shanahan told reporters that Andrews, who was on the sideline, had given his blessing to Griffin’s reentering.

Griffin limped off the field for one play that day, then returned for four before leaving again when it was clear he couldn’t continue.

After Sunday’s game, Shanahan clarified the situation from the game a month earlier.

“At that time, I looked over at Dr. Andrews and he said, ‘Yeah, he’s OK to go back in,'” Shanahan said. “Of course, I’m sitting there trying to evaluate [backup quarterback] Kirk Cousins and our plays, so if somebody says, ‘He’s OK.’ Well, what Dr. Andrews was talking about, and I talked to him today, he said, ‘Hey, Robert came around, he started showing us that he could run. He was sprinting around, and then he just took off. I figured he was OK. I hadn’t gone through a thorough examination until after the game.'”

To his Redskins teammates, Griffin’s stubborn inability to remove himself from the game until he absolutely couldn’t continue was a testament to his toughness and dedication, and an example of the widespread ethos in a sport in which there’s always someone over your shoulder who’s angling for your job.

Asked if players are willing to mortgage their futures to stay on the field now, Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen said: “It’s hard to keep that perspective, I guess. Because in that moment you’re like, ‘I don’t want to let anybody down. I don’t want to let the team down.’ It’s hard.

“I feel like in some ways coaches need to help a guy like that to say, ‘Hey, let’s live to fight another day.'”

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February 12th, 1990
February 12th
2 + 12 +2+0+1+2 = 19 = his personal year (from February 12th, 2012 to February 11th, 2013) = It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Front and center.
The Sun Tarot card
19 year + 12 (December) = 31 = his personal month (from December 12th, 2012 to January 11th, 2013) = Contender.  Striving to be #1.  Challenges.  Struggling.  Things got out of hand.
31 month + 6 (6th of the month on Sunday January 6th, 2013) = 37 = his personal day = Heartfelt.  Heart-centered leader.  Putting his heart into it.  Playing his heart out.  Deeply emotional.  Emotional roller coaster.
King of Cups Tarot card
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using the number/letter grid:

 

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

RG3

973               19

 

his path of destiny = 19 = It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Front and center.

The Sun Tarot card

[When his number comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  The path of destiny for RG3 is 19 and this is his 19 personal year.  So this was HIS year!!!]

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using the number/letter grid:

 

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Robert Lee Griffin III

RLG  

 

937               19

his primary need (the sum of his initials) = 19 = It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Front and center.

The Sun Tarot card

[When his number comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  His primary need is 19 and this is his 19 personal year.  So this was HIS year!!!]

 

his salvation/undoing number = LG = 37 = Heartfelt.  Heart-centered leader.  Putting his heart into it.  Playing his heart out.  Deeply emotional.  Emotional roller coaster.

King of Cups Tarot card
[When his number comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  His his salvation/undoing number is 37 and Sunday January 6th, 2013 was his 37 personal day.  So this was HIS day!!!]

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Robert Lee Griffin III

18 (R is the 18th letter of the alphabet) + 15 (o is the 15th letter of the alphabet) + 2 (b is the 2nd letter of the alphabet) = 35

So the number 35 rules his first twenty-seven years of life.

35 = Quarterback.  Strength in adversity.

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February 12th, 1990
February 12th
2 + 12 +2+0+1+3 = 20 = his personal year (from February 12th, 2013 to February 11th, 2014) = Turning point.  Too close to call.  You be the judge.  Judge for yourself.
Judgement Tarot card

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Grandma Cheerleader

05/07/2012 1:07 pm

To become a cheerleader for “America’s Team” has long been considered the top gig for professional cheerleaders across the county. This past Sunday, 55-year-old Sharon Simmons decided to take her talents to Dallas — along with hundreds of other hopefuls — with aspirations of finally achieving that lifelong goal.

“I thought, that’s something I never tried,”Simmons told CBS DFW. “I always wanted to try out. I got real close in my early 20s, but got busy raising my daughter. And I thought, why not now?”

A grandmother of two from Carollton, Texas who works in commercial real estate, Simmons has been an author and fitness competitor.

“I don’t see a number,” she told ABC News regarding her age before her audition. “If I do, it’s just a number. It’s not that I can’t keep up with [younger women] in the physical part of the training.”

If Simmons makes the cut then she won’t be the only grandma on the NFL sidelines in 2012. Last year, the Oakland Raiders had a grandma of their own join their squad.

Simmons would be 56 at the start of the 2012 NFL regular season, and the oldest cheerleader in the league, surpassing 43-year-old Laura Vikmanis of the Cincinnati Bengals. Kudos to the women — and men — of the sport who continue to keep the dream alive.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/07/sharon-simmons-grandma-dallas-cowboys-cheerleader_n_1496180.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Sharon Simmons

181965 1944651            60

 

her path of destiny = 60 = Unique.  One of a kind.  Thinking outside of the box.

Six of Swords Tarot card

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