Steelers @ Saints
Game 3 of the NFL/ Saints preseason is typically when the “starters” play the most. While that should allow for the best preview of what the regular season holds for a team, it can also give a lot of false readings (both good and bad). There are definitely things that we need to improve if we are going to reach our full potential as a team. It’s easy to brush off problems as pre-season rust, but with every passing game the regular season looms large.
Football is a very in-depth, strategic game behind the scenes (I know it’s shocking to consider for most fantasy football “owners”), but in order to capitalize on good game-planning, we can’t shoot ourselves in the foot with mental errors and penalties (myself definitely included). Fortunately, the best way that humans learn is through trial and error, so hopefully we can do all of our learning in the preseason.
Hope to see you in the Superdome against the Ravens! Go Saints!
Dear Diary (and everyone else that reads this),
I’m excited to tell you that Coby.com is up and running! To celebrate, I’m giving away pairs of tickets to our game (TONIGHT! –Don’t worry about washing your favorite shirt, just wear it again.) against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
To have a chance to win:
1. Be the first to receive my awesome (and NOT-TOTALLY-A-WASTE-OF-YOUR-TIME) posts by entering your email address on COBY.COM (It’s at the bottom of the page if you’re on your cell phone)
2. Use the hashtag #CobyDotComSaintsAreDaBomb on Twitter or Facebook to tell us why you should be going to the game!
From now on, this will be home base. I’ll be doing my best to continue updating you about my life going forward, including sneak peaks into the NFL lockerroom (get your mind out of the gutter). The website will allow for more long-form writing (which we both know I probably won’t have much time for during the season), and hopefully more in-depth interactions with fans.
Part of the struggle to keep a great website going is understanding what your readers want to stare at on their screen(s). So, I’m asking you now, good sir or madam, to please let me know what you want me to write, video record, or talk about! I’m thinking the easiest way to get in touch with me would be social media. At some point, I’ll come up with a cute hashtag where we can bounce ideas, but until then, I want to hear your ideas on my wall, timeline, instagram comments, DMs (don’t do it you creeper), pinterest (yes, I have one. Don’t judge.), fully-clothed snapchats, and any other app that let’s me pretend I have friends.
This will always be a work in progress, so things will only get better with time… and if they don’t I’ll find someone else to blame.
For the 99th Indianapolis 500, I want to create the first #Fleener500Giveaway.
“Ladies and Gentleman, start your engines… and your #Fleener500Giveaway guesses!”
This Sunday, drivers will be traveling 200+mph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This race is a crazy spectacle, that everyone should try to see at least once in their life (I went for the first time last year. It was insane!). It’s ok if you’re not into car racing. This is some of the best people-watching around. From celebrities stepping-out to drunk people falling down, this event has it all.
Anyway, I wanted to do something fun for some of the people who are kind enough to follow me on social media. So, I’m going to give away $500 worth of Nike gear to the contest winner, $200 worth of Nike gear to 2nd place, $100 worth of Nike gear to 3rd place. To enter, simply write a tweet or Facebook post with the top 3 finishers in order, and include the #Fleener500Giveaway hashtag. There are no limits on number of entries. If multiple people have the correct answer, names will be drawn at random from the correct entries to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes. All entries must be submitted before the start of the race (5/24/2015, Approximately 12:00pm EST).
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If you’re bored, feel free to check out some of previous posts. I’ve been told they’re not all terrible.
Some quotes from a racing legend while you wait to see if you’ve won:
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” -Mario Andretti
“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.” -Mario Andretti