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January 26, 2009

?Runner, What Do I Think?

Filed under: Runner — pkj11 @ 4:56 pm
The Book I Am Currently Reading, Runner

The Book I Am Currently Reading, Runner

Recently in our senior English Class, we have started a new project, per say, we have each chosen a book of our own to read, then when we are done reading it, at the end of the unit, we have to do a write up on this book. We tell our thoughts on the book, would we recommend the book to anyone, and whether it was an all around good book or not.The book I chose was Runner.

Runner is the story of a troubled teenager named Chance, who lives on a boat with his drunken father. Now a lot of the kids think that because Chance lives aon a boat, that it is this huge lot with a huge deck, with a bunch of lounge chairs and the whole nine yards. Everyone in school thinks Chance is rich. The only one who knows he isn’t is Chance himself. The boat isn’t pardise at all. It is a small, old, crappy boat that is about 30 feet long with barely any space for the two of them and has just enough food for Chance to live off of. There is a deck, Chances father is always on it, getting drunk, all night with some kind of drink. It s anything but paradise.

Chance has problems at school as well. The school bully, back when he was in school, Brent Miller, had returned, but as a guest speaker, and as a soldier. Chance was looking to pick a fight with him, but backed down. He wanted to pay him back for all the wrong that he did to him, especially when he shoved Chances head down a toilet of wizz and crap. He had also come to defend one of the girls in his class, a girl named Melissa.

Melissa had a few screws lose, but she expressed her own opinion, and Chance one day favored that opinion. There is not much on them yet, but I believe they will eventually end up together, somehow.

What I think of this book is, it displays the life of a troubled teenager in high school. It is an attractive book to readers our age (17-18), because somehow, most of us have been through what Chance is going through right now. Whether it is a broken home, or problems at school, we are all like Chance in some way. I look forward to seeing what happens in the future of this book.


January 20, 2009

Losman Could End Up As A Detroit Lion

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 4:45 pm
Quarterback Jp Losman Looks To Start Off Fresh On Another Team As He Enters This Off-Season As An NFL Free Agent

Quarterback Jp Losman Looks To Start Off Fresh On Another Team As He Enters This Off-Season As An NFL Free Agent

Well it is 14 days before the Super Bowl. That means that the Monday after the big game, resigning and free agency pick up will begin for teams across the NFL. However Bills Quaterback Jp Losman has other plans for his future. After constant pressure of being kicked out of the starting Quarterback position, and constant critisism from the people of Buffalo, Jp Losman is saying no to another year of stress and disaster in Buffalo.

Losman, after finishing up a 24 million dollar contract thisd year will offically become a free agent this offseason. A lot of people say that Losman will not be reconized upon in the free agency because his lack of “talent” he showed on the Bills as their starting Quarterback, but I believe that Losman will be reconized as a future leader or at least a backup to many teams across the NFL.

His best bet for Quarterbacking in the future however may have to come smaller than the Buffalo Bills. I’m  talking the Detroit Lions. Once they sign a coach that will commit to the team and stay loyal to their Quarterback andf to their offense, and stay on the aggresive side of the ball, I believe it would be the best fit for Losman.

Despite the fact that they recently signed Dante Caulpepper, I believe if given the chance, Jp Losman would win the starting job in Detroit over Caulpepper. I believe that even though he would not have the reciever in Lee Evans anymore on Detroit, he would come to love the great recieving ability of Calvin Johnson. He is very tall, so he could extend his hands over most cornerbacks, and he has great receiving hands and can run fairly quick. I think Losman and Calvin Johnson would go great together on hail mary routes, in other words, Losman’s favorite pass.

In equivlant to taking another good receiver as a first pick in the draft, and establishing an offensive line that you can be proud of and a tight end that can catch and run with the ball, and finally, coaches that actually know what they are doing, I believe Losman and the Detroit Lions would be the best fit for a promising career, the team just has to come together and play smarter more aggrsive football.

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