You imagined we were completed with Energy Rankings? Oh no no expensive reader. We forge on, due to the fact the period forges on, and so does the journey.
More than the vacations I experienced some time to catch up on podcasts, a pastime that eluded me a bit through the ultimate operate of the frequent time. I am not a large podcast listener, even to the exhibits I host (shameless plug for the NFL Matchup Podcast with Doug Farrar and myself) and the demands of every day life in 2020 – now 2021 – have built it more of a wrestle to uncover time to hear to the demonstrates I appreciate.
Just one this sort of display is “Fake Health professionals, Actual Friends” with Zach Braff and Donald Faison. Stars of the previous sitcom Scrubs, which I beloved when it was on air, Braff and Faison now consider listeners as a result of the complete series, episode-by-episode. They have friends each 7 days, like supporters of the clearly show who get to occur on and inquire questions, and numerous of the attendees are their former co-stars.
1 is John C. McGinley, the prolonged-time character actor renowned for his roles is Platoon and Office Space, as very well as his portrayal of Dr. Perry Cox. As element of his performing system McGinley utilizes composition notebooks to help try to remember his strains and frame his thinking for every scene, and he typically made use of poetry to assistance set his character’s mood.
On a the latest episode of the podcast, just one I listened to above the vacations, he referenced a poem from Stanley Kunitz titled “The Levels.” It contained this passage:
When I seem guiding,
as I am compelled to appear
just before I can acquire toughness
to proceed on my journey,
I see the milestones dwindling
toward the horizon
and the sluggish fires trailing
from the abandoned camp-sites,
more than which scavenger angels
wheel on major wings.
The NFL playoffs are a journey, and the temptation to glance at the previous to collect toughness is there, for absolutely sure. But each individual new week is a journey in and of alone, with new difficulties to encounter and obstacles to get over.
This weekend 6 groups took these kinds of ways, answering significant concerns and conquering problems. Six teams observed their journeys conclude in heartbreak.
Two a lot more be a part of the fray on the upcoming weekend.
Below is where by they stand now, alongside the journey.