OT: Bears-Vikes MNF Open Thread

OT: Bears-Vikes MNF Open Thread

Submitted by pasadenablue on December 20th, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Game's being played in a Big Ten stadium in a snowstorm on turf thats allegedly frozen stiff.

Brett Favre is starting!  Adrian Peterson is out.

8:30 ET/5:30 PT Kickoff on ESPN.  All the Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, and Mike Tirico you can handle.  And then some.








OT: Help me survive a bear attack

OT: Help me survive a bear attack

Submitted by WildcatBlue on July 29th, 2009 at 12:15 PM

So thirty minutes ago I'm tending to my tomato plants when, from the treeline perhaps 15 yards away, out comes a black bear. I just wrote and then deleted the words "medium sized black bear," reasoning that:

1.) Not being a zookeeper or park ranger, I have no idea in what percentile, sizewise, this particular bear belongs, and

2.) Does it really matter? It's not as though there is a bear size threshold below which you say to yourself: "You know what? I was going to escape, but instead I think I'll go over and kick some ursine ass."

In any case, it was a black bear, and it was too close for comfort, so I backed away. It stood up on its hind legs, looked at me inquisitively, and retreated into the woods.

Did I respond wisely? What would you do in this situation? What would Barwis do?

Of course some might say that there are plentiful resources on the web on this subject, and I would be better served by a Google search. But like a politician I see no reason to seek expertise from strangers when unqualified but like-minded advisers are so close at hand.