by John Fox
When someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you’ve had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.
When someone deeply listens to you,
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind’s eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!
When someone deeply listens to you,
your bare feet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.
“Elbows The sacred quality of arms, particularly elbows that make each of us working class, put us here for a purpose. Look at elbows and what they say: elbow your way into the passive crowd to do what is needed, give it your elbow grease — this is enough. Elbows, no one can possess them because they can disappear and you move them into action by choice. And that choice is prayer in action. The deepest current of love is not found in the heart. That is the certain spring, the natural ease, the flow from the mountaintop. The greatest current of love rushes forward in the choice to make a cradle of the body. ”— John Fox
30 Days of DC: Day Seventeen
Favorite Legacy Hero: John Fox
There are plenty of legacy heroes to choose from. Why would I pick John Fox, the Flash of the 27th and 853rd centuries? It’s the costume, probably. I’ve never been nuts about the costumes the Flashes and their affiliates wear. But John completely owns the thunderbolt and floating triangle look.
There are other reasons too. The Flash has always been one of the heroes who positively resonates with the people. Unfortunately for John, his native 27th century was only too keen to sideline him and replace him with machines. And then they said he couldn’t travel through time to help out where he was needed. How whack is that? Luckily he built totally cool looking time travel gauntlets (I kinda wish I could’ve found a picture of him wearing them) and jumped to the 853rd century and became one of the greatest champions mankind has ever known.
Runners up: Kyle Rayner, Wally West, Ryan Choi, Damian Wayne
NFL Preview: Denver Broncos
2010 Season Record (4-12) Head Coach: John Fox (1st Year w/ Broncos)
When Josh McDaniels was fired during the season last year, I was not a big fan but when they hired John Fox as the Head Coach I realized that they knew what they were doing. Fox, who was the HC in Carolina for 9 years, is a very good coach but the QB position he inherited was simply crazy. He has three very good options at QB but in reality, none of them have been proven winning quarterbacks in the NFL. Kyle Orton was named the starter and Brady Quinn has made the Tim Tebow situation very interesting. I do believe that Tebow deserves a chance to run this offense but it is tough to inherit a player like Tebow because you have to be “all-in” with Tebow as a coach. He should still play in the wildcat offense and with his work ethic, he could be a successful QB. However while Orton is still around, I have to say that the veteran has to be the starter based on his passed numbers. He will have to recreate his success with WR Brandon Lloyd but the WR I am most interested about is Eddie Royal. He had a very good rookie season but has been on the decline the past couple of years. I see him being a big play-maker on this team this season. The running game will also be very important. With Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee, the running game should be set as long as they stay healthy. On to the defense, John Fox will help out a ton. For one thing, Elvis Dumervil will play this season which is huge as he missed all of last season. DE Robert Ayers, rookie LB Von Miller and DT Brodrick Bunkley are great attacking the QB but the Broncos also have a great secondary. They have FS Brian Dawkins, CB Andre’ Goodman and CB Champ Bailey. Bailey was once the best corner in the NFL but injuries have hurt him. He will not be in that form this season but expect one of his best seasons in recent years. Overall, the Chargers will be back for vengeance this season and the Chiefs also look to defend their division title. The Broncos will have a great defense but this division will be very tough to win.
Key Acquisition: RB Willis McGahee (Previously with BAL)-
Knowshon Moreno will definitely be a great RB this season but he cannot do it all by his lonesome. Willis McGahee supplies some depth in the running game and also brings a rough and tough style of running. Look for him to get most of the carries around the goaline this season.
Key Loss: OT Ryan Harris (Signed with PHI)-
Well to be honest the Broncos did not really lose much this off-season and Ryan Harris was a starter on their offensive line. He was a good offensive tackle for the Broncos but their current OT’s Ryan Clady and Orlando Franklin should suffice.
Prediction: 3rd in AFC West
Elvis Dumervil was missed by this defense last year but he is back this season making this a very good defense and a force to be reckoned with.