go broncos! :)

finally they made it! given american football is not our top sport – honestly speaking, *regular* football is the #1 in every corner of the world (except in the u.s., quite likely) -, this opens some sort of precedent: it is possible to root for more than one team – or as one would say: you’re rooting for the spectacle. anyhow, i remember super bowl xlviii and how my “heart” was a bit torn, ’cause despite being sorta sympathetic towards seahawks, i liked broncos a bit better, and watching the seahawks defense anihillating the most effective attack of the season was terrifying. i won’t deny i got a bit upset, but hey… losing is part of the game (but watching new england getting beaten is always a funny thing to do, as it happened in that year’s afc conference final).

and then yesterday we’ve seen more or less the same movie of that day, but with slightly different actors and roles. i didn’t get what happened with cam newton… he wasn’t himself – the always fun and smiling player he uses to be. he was uneasy, jumpy maybe. was that due to broncos’ defense? or was that due to the whole picture? maybe cam’s first final and the weight and responsibility behind all that stuff? who knows. what we saw was the demise of the most prolific attack of the season. winning stats don’t win games. and as an espn’s commentator says: strong attacks win matches, strong defenses win championships.

lucky me to have watched broncos win. mr. manning was far from being the quarterback he was two seasons ago, but given that i like the way he plays (along with the spirit of leadership he seems to have), and all the difficulties he faced during the season, that trophy couldn’t be more deserving. kudos to him, kudos to broncos! :) and if he retires, hope that brock osweiler can follow the lead.

see ya next season, nfl! :)

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hitting the apex…

last friday i was on youtube searching for clips from the early 8-10 minutes of a film by mark neale (fastest), and that search led me to his latest documentary about the same subject (MotoGP): hitting the apex.

sunday afternoon and nothing useful to do… hmm, why not watching it? so i did it. after getting so used to mr. mcgregor’s voice in the previous documentaries (faster and fastest), listening to brad pitt’s voice was a bit of a turnoff. his intention to add drama to the action of negotiating a turn was so dull that i felt relieved when the initial credits were over.

high point in the film was marco simoncelli’s trajectory and the tragedy that sealed his fate – watching the footage again, i’m led to think that he passed out in that right turn, as he didn’t seem to react in any sense (maybe the heat that day was really absurd, fact that is not unlikely, if we take in consideration last year’s race – jorge lorenzo soaking wet while talking to media people in the parc fermé – actually, the venue is famous for that: remember how drained was tito rabat in 2014 after the race?).

another interesting point was marc márquez ascension to motogp class, and how lenient race direction was in many occasions. (i admit the kid is really talented and rides that rc213v like no one else, but… anyway…)

in general the movie is good, 3 stars-deserving, but i liked fastest better, not because i’m a valentino’s fan, but i think the tension and the drama built in that movie made it more, i don’t know, maybe fluid, more catchy. in doubt? watch it. :)

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life on two wheels…

this is how things go…

more about it here.

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instant karma (or something close to it)

commuting on a motorcycle offers us every now and then moments like this. cruising along a way to the office and on the leftmost lane i noticed a ford with its left turn signal flashing, as if the driver’s intention was to overtake me – but he wasn’t faster than me, so i didn’t bother to change lanes.

close to an enourmous roundabout, the cager got sorta pissed and took the rightmost lane and “faded away” in the jammed traffic ahead. later on, when we met in the same avenue i passed by and waved aloha! and the guy stood there, stuck in the traffic… muhahah! \m/

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todo mundo se abraça… (reprise)


Mais um ano que se passa
Mais um ano sem você
Já não tenho a mesma idade
Envelheço na cidade

Essa vida é jogo rápido
Para mim ou pra você
Mais um ano que se passa
Eu não sei o que fazer

Juventude se abraça
Se une pra esquecer
Um feliz aniversário
Para mim ou pra você

Feliz aniversário
Envelheço na cidade
Feliz aniversário
Envelheço na cidade

Meus amigos, minha rua
As garotas da minha rua
Não sinto, não os tenho
Mais um ano sem você

As garotas desfilando
Os rapazes a beber
Já não tenho a mesma idade
Não pertenço a ninguém

Juventude se abraça
Se une pra esquecer
Um feliz aniversário
Para mim ou pra você

Feliz aniversário
Envelheço na cidade
Feliz aniversário
Envelheço na cidade

IRA! – Envelheço na cidade


3.9, alive and kicking. let’s go hit the long and winding road! :)

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envelhecendo…

publicaram hoje uma coluna daquele médico, dráuzio “careca”, como zoavam os caras do casseta & planeta.

eis o artigo: a arte de envelhecer.

achei-o interessante. mas é aquilo: eu particularmente tenho problemas quando ouço as pessoas se referindo a um septuagenário ou octogenário como “novo”. se nossos corpos começam a entrar numa espiral descendente depois dos 40, pouco ou nenhum sentido faz dizer que alguém com 80 e tantos anos estava na flor da idade – me soa como uma não-aceitação do destino inexorável de todos nós…

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ephemerality

after watching this video, this comes to my mind:

we are just a moment in time
a blink of an eye
a dream for the blind
visions of a dying brain
i hope you don’t understand

anathema – shroud of false

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