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2014-01-15 03:21:49 AM
Honorable mention goes to Reed Doughty.
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Too bad he didn't hear it.
 
2014-01-15 06:39:40 AM
Well, that's pretty awesome.
 
2014-01-15 06:50:52 AM
I've seen a few games when Coleman gets some reps.

It Wilson calls an audible, he'll turn to Coleman and sign it to him.

That's right: Russell Wilson learned motherfarking sign language to communicate with his fullback. That's pretty inspirational.
 
2014-01-15 06:56:35 AM

Ishkur: I've seen a few games when Coleman gets some reps.

It Wilson calls an audible, he'll turn to Coleman and sign it to him.

That's right: Russell Wilson learned motherfarking sign language to communicate with his fullback. That's pretty inspirational.


And you know Darth HoodieTM has had his entire defense learning sign language since Week 3, just in case they make it that far.
 
2014-01-15 07:17:06 AM

Ishkur: I've seen a few games when Coleman gets some reps.

It Wilson calls an audible, he'll turn to Coleman and sign it to him.

That's right: Russell Wilson learned motherfarking sign language to communicate with his fullback. That's pretty inspirational.


Well, that would be nice, but Coleman doesn't know sign language.  They have a set of signals, and Coleman relies on reading lips.  Watch Wilson call an audible; he'll put his facemask right up against Coleman so he can see his lips.

Look, both of those guys are awesome enough.  I am hearing-impaired myself, so I know what set of challenges comes to a kid growing up with a hearing aid (enough that I don't even bother with it as an adult).
 
2014-01-15 07:17:19 AM
Whoop-de-damn-do
 
2014-01-15 07:26:42 AM
photos-ak.sparkpeople.com
 
2014-01-15 07:44:19 AM

Ball Peen Hammer Laxative: Whoop-de-damn-do


So the laxative works?
 
2014-01-15 08:01:15 AM
So they're going to trade him for Shawn Bradley?
 
2014-01-15 08:06:00 AM
What?
 
2014-01-15 08:06:24 AM

Ball Peen Hammer Laxative: Whoop-de-damn-do


Came to post this.
 
2014-01-15 08:34:46 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Well, that would be nice, but Coleman doesn't know sign language.


Neither do I. But I've seen Wilson motion to Coleman something or other, with gestures and signals, and I always figured he was signing to him.
 
2014-01-15 09:02:44 AM
turn my headphones up.

/ turn them shiats up!
//bout to black out
/// 12 bars
 
2014-01-15 09:07:39 AM
The Duracell commercial he is in is pretty cool but that's all I know about him.
 
2014-01-15 09:44:55 AM
That was a pretty cool commercial.
 
2014-01-15 10:03:33 AM

devildog123: Ishkur: I've seen a few games when Coleman gets some reps.

It Wilson calls an audible, he'll turn to Coleman and sign it to him.

That's right: Russell Wilson learned motherfarking sign language to communicate with his fullback. That's pretty inspirational.

And you know Darth HoodieTM has had his entire defense learning sign language since Week 3, just in case they make it that far.


Even if it were standard ASL, I fail to see how this gives the defense any more advantage than it gets from speaking English and hearing terms like "red," "seventeen" and "Omaha" during audibles.
 
2014-01-15 10:09:55 AM
very cool, thanks for sharing subby
 
2014-01-15 10:53:01 AM

Super Chronic: devildog123: Ishkur: I've seen a few games when Coleman gets some reps.

It Wilson calls an audible, he'll turn to Coleman and sign it to him.

That's right: Russell Wilson learned motherfarking sign language to communicate with his fullback. That's pretty inspirational.

And you know Darth HoodieTM has had his entire defense learning sign language since Week 3, just in case they make it that far.

Even if it were standard ASL, I fail to see how this gives the defense any more advantage than it gets from speaking English and hearing terms like "red," "seventeen" and "Omaha" during audibles.


You mean he's not signing to him, "Hey, Derrick, instead of that pass play, we're going to run off left tackle.  Got it?  Okay, cool.  Off tackle left."
 
2014-01-15 11:18:30 AM

rcantley: Super Chronic: devildog123: Ishkur: I've seen a few games when Coleman gets some reps.

It Wilson calls an audible, he'll turn to Coleman and sign it to him.

That's right: Russell Wilson learned motherfarking sign language to communicate with his fullback. That's pretty inspirational.

And you know Darth HoodieTM has had his entire defense learning sign language since Week 3, just in case they make it that far.

Even if it were standard ASL, I fail to see how this gives the defense any more advantage than it gets from speaking English and hearing terms like "red," "seventeen" and "Omaha" during audibles.

You mean he's not signing to him, "Hey, Derrick, instead of that pass play, we're going to run off left tackle.  Got it?  Okay, cool.  Off tackle left."


I would be hilarious if he were actually doing that and no one noticed because they just assumed he was signing the same things he had just said.
 
2014-01-15 11:19:57 AM
My wife teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing, as they get into middle/high school a lot become embarrassed of their hearing aids and implants.

She's hoping more stories like this will let her kids be proud of who they are.
 
2014-01-15 11:52:35 AM

organizmx: My wife teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing, as they get into middle/high school a lot become embarrassed of their hearing aids and implants.

She's hoping more stories like this will let her kids be proud of who they are.


No shiat.  There's no such thing as a discreet hearing aid.  I had a pair of them (and still need them, but I get by) in late elementary and early middle school.  By seventh grade, I had ditched them entirely.  I decided the occasional embarrassment of misunderstanding someone or saying "what" was better than having to deal with the damned things, which barely worked anyway.
 
2014-01-15 11:54:33 AM
www.blogcdn.com

Pilachowski: Hey Jimmy, my tight end is... deaf.

Jimmy McGinty: Yeah, I know.

Pilachowski: Well Jimmy, how am I gonna coach a deaf man?

Jimmy McGinty: Oh, you don't need to. Brian Murphy would've gone in the first round 5 years ago if he hadn't been born deaf. Played his college ball right here in D.C., Gallaudet.

Pilachowski: But Jimmy, I need to communicate with him and how...?

Jimmy McGinty: Learn to sign, you know...

[does some sign language]

Pilachowski: Oh, horseshiat!

Jimmy McGinty: Look at it this way; he'll never be called offsides on an audible.
 
2014-01-15 01:20:01 PM
I only found out Coleman was deaf two weeks ago.  It's so cool he's playing in the NFL despite the disability, especially in front of "the loudest fans in the NFL".  I've got a lot of dust around me now.
 
2014-01-15 01:52:53 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: organizmx: My wife teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing, as they get into middle/high school a lot become embarrassed of their hearing aids and implants.

She's hoping more stories like this will let her kids be proud of who they are.

No shiat.  There's no such thing as a discreet hearing aid.  I had a pair of them (and still need them, but I get by) in late elementary and early middle school.  By seventh grade, I had ditched them entirely.  I decided the occasional embarrassment of misunderstanding someone or saying "what" was better than having to deal with the damned things, which barely worked anyway.


I WILL NOW WRITE MY RESPONSES TO YOU IN ALL CAPS. I HOPE THIS HELPS.

Seriously though, that must have sucked. Junior high kids are pretty much the worst people in the world.
 
2014-01-15 01:56:59 PM

Super Chronic: whizbangthedirtfarmer: organizmx: My wife teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing, as they get into middle/high school a lot become embarrassed of their hearing aids and implants.

She's hoping more stories like this will let her kids be proud of who they are.

No shiat.  There's no such thing as a discreet hearing aid.  I had a pair of them (and still need them, but I get by) in late elementary and early middle school.  By seventh grade, I had ditched them entirely.  I decided the occasional embarrassment of misunderstanding someone or saying "what" was better than having to deal with the damned things, which barely worked anyway.

I WILL NOW WRITE MY RESPONSES TO YOU IN ALL CAPS. I HOPE THIS HELPS.

Seriously though, that must have sucked. Junior high kids are pretty much the worst people in the world.


Oh, no doubt.  Even worse were the teachers who would either join in on the action or look the other way.  I always sympathize with the kid with hearing problems:  they look and act "normal," but sometimes appear "slow" because it takes them an extra beat or two to decipher instructions.  I was so please when Seattle picked up Coleman because he can change so many perspectives.
 
2014-01-15 02:15:16 PM
Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason
 
2014-01-15 02:18:57 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason


Yes - the Seahawks backup FB appearing in an ad for Duracell is "playing up the sympathy card".
 
2014-01-15 02:24:44 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason


Um.  Sorry?  Seattle has some genuinely good guys playing for them (and, yes, Richard Sherman is one of them).  No one has said anything about the 49ers, and, really, who cares?  You can be proud of all of the charity work Kaep does and ...
 
2014-01-15 03:42:14 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason


Wow. Seahawks sure are on SOMEBODY'S head.

Good. ;)
 
2014-01-15 04:14:42 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason


You guys have a viral response to a "Kaepernick is a douchebag" meme, crying about how much he isn't as self-centered as the meme says.

/and anyone that paid attention in preseason knew Coleman's story already
//see, preseason DOES have some value
///who's going to the game?
 
2014-01-15 04:20:41 PM

IAmRight: Le Grand Inquisitor: Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason

You guys have a viral response to a "Kaepernick is a douchebag" meme, crying about how much he isn't as self-centered as the meme says.

/and anyone that paid attention in preseason knew Coleman's story already
//see, preseason DOES have some value
///who's going to the game?


Friends GF broke up with him, but they decided to try to work things out. She bought him a ticket as a getting back together present.

Got me thinking that maybe a temporary separation from the wife could yield some real dividends.
 
2014-01-15 04:30:28 PM

IAmRight: ///who's going to the game?


This guy!
 
2014-01-15 04:48:19 PM

stappawho: IAmRight: ///who's going to the game?

This guy!


Managed to get tickets through the homie secondary market. Still a markup, but significantly less than what it would fetch on the regular secondary market. Time to go 3-0 for the home team in NFL games I've attended!
 
2014-01-15 07:52:43 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Seattle is really trying to dial up the sympathy card, aren't they? First you get pictures of what a saint Russell Wilson is, and now this? Fine, vilianize the Niners all you want, but when they crush you this weekend you'll just have your feel good commercials to keep you warm during the long, dark, cold, offseason


Troll complete.
 
2014-01-16 01:34:23 PM
Hope he also can't hear all the bill collectors confusing him with the NBA's Derrick Coleman.
 
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