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Balin (Balin)
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Today, my mom finally said about me, "I should have let him play football" (I'd been asking to ever since I was 10 or so, but my mom never let me). What caused her to say this?
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Excuse me while I giggle helplessly at the name...I thought you didn't want me to call you that? =D

Me = you, Balin, Hir Hadodhrond? =D

True story?

Today, December 28 (no matter what the forum date says)?
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Excuse me while I giggle helplessly at the name...I thought you didn't want me to call you that? =D Thought I'd mix things up a little.

Me = you, Balin, Hir Hadodhrond? =D Aye

True story? Yep

Today, December 28 (no matter what the forum date says)? Yes =)
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Well...at least, it's still the 28th *here*. *There*, not exactly. Stupid time zones...Anyway.

Were you playing football with your friends or family, and your mom saw you? Did she join in a game with you?
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Well...at least, it's still the 28th *here*. *There*, not exactly. Stupid time zones...Anyway.

Were you playing football with your friends or family, No and your mom saw you? No Did she join in a game with you? No
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Were you watching football? Playing around with a football? (A handegg? *giggle* how woubit-y...)
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Were you watching football? Not at the time Playing around with a football? No (A handegg? *giggle* how woubit-y...) Speaking of woubit, where is he? 'T-has been over a week...
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I hope nothing bad has happened to woubit...:-( I hope he enjoyed his Christmas and will have a good New Year's Day, in case we do not see him...but I hope he comes back, as woubit is an awesome woubit.
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Could she have used your football skills (if you had any)?

Football - American, Australian or the rest of the world (soccer)?
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Did she think it might have been helpful for your personal development? Does it have to do with building up your self-esteem? Improving your coordination?
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Doriana kitteh askeded wut I wuz goin to, Balin Cat. Sorriez. I go back 2 bed now 4 cuple uf howrz an think bout it moar.

Maibee bai den I iz stop talkin kitteh. Ur oder puzzel corrupteded mee. =P (Bai teh wai, had cheezburgerz for dinner last nite. Was bestest, in n owt. Yayz. >^_^< Iz happyish kaylee kitteh. Still sick tho.)
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Did you cause her to say this? On purpose? Did she say it to you? To a relevant person? to the world in general? Was it in response to something you: said? Did? does "instead" imply "instead of <something>"? Is her comment negative? Positive? Neutral? Funny? Did you agree with the comment when she made it?
Relevant about playing football: good physical shape? Strength? Coordination? Prestige? Skill? Friendship/social life/team spirit? Rivalry? Injuries? Money? Fun? Winning? Losing? Matches? A physical object?
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Could she have used your football skills (if you had any)? Hee hee, no

Football - American, Australian or the rest of the world (soccer)? American

Did she think it might have been helpful for your personal development? Irrel Does it have to do with building up your self-esteem? Irrel Improving your coordination? Irrel

Doriana kitteh askeded wut I wuz goin to, Balin Cat. Sorriez. I go back 2 bed now 4 cuple uf howrz an think bout it moar.

Maibee bai den I iz stop talkin kitteh. Ur oder puzzel corrupteded mee. =P (Bai teh wai, had cheezburgerz for dinner last nite. Was bestest, in n owt. Yayz. >^_^< Iz happyish kaylee kitteh. Still sick tho.) Nevar b fraid ter speek kitteh - iz teh bestist langwich! An I nevar gon tu in n owt. In Kunettykit we haz fiv giz tho - dey iz gud noms.


Did you cause her to say this? No On purpose? Did she say it to you? Yes To a relevant person? to the world in general? Was it in response to something you: said? Did? No to either does "instead" imply "instead of <something>"? "Instead"? Where? Is her comment negative? Positive? This Neutral? Funny? Did you agree with the comment when she made it? Definitely (re: the puzzle statement)
Relevant about playing football: good physical shape? Strength? Coordination? Prestige? Skill? Friendship/social life/team spirit? Rivalry? Injuries? Money? Fun? Winning? Losing? Matches? A physical object? None of these are relevant to the puzzle, with an "ish" appended to shape, strength, and skill.
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Did you catch something?
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Did you catch something? No
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This something that caused her to say it... Was it something she read? heard? saw on TV? Something someone else said? Did? A memory that came to her mind? Old family photos?

Were you the only one present when she said it?

Is it relevant why she didn't want you to play football in the first place?
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This something that caused her to say it... Was it something she read? heard? saw on TV? Something someone else said? Did? A memory that came to her mind? Old family photos? Something someone told her

Were you the only one present when she said it? No, irrel

Is it relevant why she didn't want you to play football in the first place? Yes
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Because you might have got injured? Because she didn't consider football an adequate sport for you?
Were there other sports that she allowed you to take up? That you actually took up?

Was the something someone told her related to football? Football players? You?
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Because you might have got injured? That's part of it, but not the main bit Because she didn't consider football an adequate sport for you? No
Were there other sports that she allowed you to take up? That you actually took up? Yes but irrel

Was the something someone told her related to football? Yes Football players? Yes - one player You? No
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Is it important who this "someone" was?
Is it important which football player it is? Was it related to his money? health? belongings?
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Is it important who this "someone" was? Yes
Is it important which football player it is? Yes Was it related to his money? No health? No belongings? No
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This someone - a friend of your mother? Family?
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This someone - a friend of your mother? Yes - a teacher at the school my mom works at. And that's all you need to know about her. Family? No
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Is there a [LTPF list of football players]? Or would that be a bit too much?
I don't know any football players ):
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The football player/s whose jerseys you have (and whose names are escaping me) as per your other puzzle with the jerseys in it?
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Is there a [LTPF list of football players]? Or would that be a bit too much? It would be, but see below for some help
I don't know any football players ): It's OK, the Internet is your friend in this puzzle.

The football player/s whose jerseys you have (and whose names are escaping me) as per your other puzzle with the jerseys in it? Randy Moss, Wes Welker, and Aaron Hernandez are all irrelevant; however, you have the right team - the Patriots.
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I've just gone over to Wiki, and oh my God, I did not know that many people could belong to any one football team at one time...O.O

Narrowing things down then: Is the player in question one of the:

Quarterbacks?
Running backs?
Wide receivers?
Tight ends?
Offensive linemen?
Defensive linemen?
Linebackers?
Defensive backs?
Special team?
Reserve list?
Practice squad?

according to this?
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I've just gone over to Wiki, and oh my God, I did not know that many people could belong to any one football team at one time...O.O A maximum of 53 on the active roster each week. Football and baseball are my two favorite sports, by the way.

Narrowing things down then: Is the player in question one of the:

Quarterbacks?
Running backs? This, and to save you from listing them, it's Danny Woodhead.
Wide receivers?
Tight ends?
Offensive linemen?
Defensive linemen?
Linebackers?
Defensive backs?
Special team?
Reserve list?
Practice squad?

according to this?
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Ok, Danny Woodhead. Hmm. *clickz on hiz wiki page* Hey, he'z only a few munthz older than me. ^_^

*continuez reading hiz articul, looking for itemz of relevuntness, but iz a rather losted kaylee kitteh*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Woodhead Here he is, anyway...
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Ok, Danny Woodhead. Hmm. *clickz on hiz wiki page* Hey, he'z only a few munthz older than me. ^_^

*continuez reading hiz articul, looking for itemz of relevuntness, but iz a rather losted kaylee kitteh* Teh relevunt infurmayshin iz in teh sidebar on teh rite.

Translation: The relevant information is in the sidebar on the right of Woodhead's Wikipedia page.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Woodhead Here he is, anyway...
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No. 39 New England Patriots.
Running back

Date of birth: January 25 1985 (so he's 25, and 4 months and four days older than Kaylee kitteh :-D)
Place of birth: North Platte, Nebraska
Ht: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Wt: 200 lb (91 kg)

College: Chadron State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Jets

New York Jets (2008–2010)
New England Patriots (2010–present)
Roster status: Active

2× Harlon Hill Trophy Winner (2006–2007)

Rushing yards 592
Rushing average 5.4
Rushing touchdowns 5
Receptions 42
Receiving yards 466
Receiving touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com
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No. 39 New England Patriots.
Running back

Date of birth: January 25 1985 (so he's 25, and 4 months and four days older than Kaylee kitteh :-D)
Place of birth: North Platte, Nebraska
Ht: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) This is all that is relevant
Wt: 200 lb (91 kg)

College: Chadron State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Jets

New York Jets (2008–2010)
New England Patriots (2010–present)
Roster status: Active

2× Harlon Hill Trophy Winner (2006–2007)

Rushing yards 592
Rushing average 5.4
Rushing touchdowns 5
Receptions 42
Receiving yards 466
Receiving touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com
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iz balin cat same hayt az himz? =D
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iz balin cat same hayt az himz? =D Noez, but balin kitteh iz...
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Balin kitteh iz same hayt az himz? biggair? smallair?

(allso, teh kaylee kitteh finded magic popcorn macheen in teh illinoyz of gregory coke landz. Iz needing to be kept, i think.)
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Balin kitteh iz same hayt az himz? biggair? smallair? I iz smallr
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hm, den kaylee kitteh nawt sur of relavant. Hintz plz?

(Also, iz posted baskit recapz. Iz nawt in kitteh.)
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hm, den kaylee kitteh nawt sur of relavant. Hintz plz? OK, but I have to RECAP in hoomin langwich:

Two days ago, my mom told me that she wished she had let me play football when I was younger. The reason behind this statement is related to something that a teacher (at the school she works at) told her involving football player Danny Woodhead. Woodhead's height is relevant, and so is mine - I am a few inches shorter than he is.

HINT: What is the average height of a football player?
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I am afraid I do not know...
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I am afraid I do not know... What would you think would be the average height of a football player?
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Um...5.5?
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Um...5.5? No...
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Taller? Shorter?
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I suspect most people would think it would be taller, and I would think it should actually be shorter, since smaller folks are nimbler and quicker. (One of my few favorite sports stories is about a Scottish regiment's football team - all the members were tiny survivors of the Depression.}
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Taller? This - most football players are 6 feet or taller. Shorter?

I suspect most people would think it would be taller, and I would think it should actually be shorter, since smaller folks are nimbler and quicker. And that's relevant-ish (One of my few favorite sports stories is about a Scottish regiment's football team - all the members were tiny survivors of the Depression.}
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Are you nimbler and quicker than others? Would this make you a good football player? If you were?
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Are you nimbler and quicker than others? Would this make you a good football player? If you were? The only relevant bit about me is my height. Now you just need to figure out how the information about Danny Woodhead connects to my mother's statement.
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So...your mom used to tell you that you shouldn't play football because you were too short? Did Danny have critics that said he was too small for the NFL - yet he didn't let that stop him?
Is there something relevant about "how" he got on the NY Jets team (since he wasn't drafted)?
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So...your mom used to tell you that you shouldn't play football because you were too short? Yes, plus she was afraid I'd get hurt Did Danny have critics that said he was too small for the NFL - yet he didn't let that stop him? Yes, and then some
Is there something relevant about "how" he got on the NY Jets team (since he wasn't drafted)? Not really, but we have enough:

**********SPOILER**********

For most of my childhood, I wanted to play football, but my mother never let me. However, a few days ago, a teacher she works with told her that she'd gone to school with Danny Woodhead, now a running back for the New England Patriots.

In high school, Woodhead was the player of the year in the state of Nebraska; however, because of his size, he received only one scholarship offer - from Division II Chadron State. The University of Nebraska, where Woodhead had always wanted to play, did not display any interest in him. So in college, Woodhead broke the NCAA rushing record (since broken again), but still went undrafted. However, this setback was soon overcome, as Woodhead was soon signed by the New York Jets, and has now found a niche with the Patriots.

After hearing this story, my mother decided that she should have let me, who is also short, play football.

Nice work everyone - Kaylee, Doriana, Jenburdoo for the drive; and Kaygee for the TD. And feel free to check this out for a good laugh.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Hehe...kaylee kitteh revisitud puzzel nao. iz eleven thurtee tho. loved teh link balin kitteh! me sleepz nao. nite!

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