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Aaron Rodgers did the “Discount Double Check” when he shouldn’t have. He ran up the middle for a touchdown, spiked the ball and mimicked putting on the championship belt – his celebration for rushing touchdowns – not knowing there was a holding penalty behind him to negate the play.
Hey, critics need to find something wrong with Rodgers’ night, right? There wasn’t anything else to nitpick because he was just about perfect against Houston. Even during his incomparable MVP season last year, or the Super Bowl-winning season before that, he never threw as many touchdowns in one game as he did Sunday night.
Rodgers threw six touchdowns to tie a team record, which was held by Matt Flynn (yes, that factoid is incredibly odd). The level of competition made the performance that much more impressive. Rodgers threw all those touchdowns against a Houston defense that was third in the NFL in yards allowed and had allowed just six passing touchdowns in its first five games.
Green Bay’s 2-3 start before the Houston game wasn’t what the team wanted, although one of those losses came during the replacement ref debacle in Seattle. Sunday night’s 42-24 win seemed to be about Rodgers emphatically reminding people that he is the reigning MVP, and the Packers are still a championship contender as long as he’s under center.
Rodgers admitted that Sunday was a little personal for him.
“We’re all just tired of answering questions about what happened to the Packers, what happened to me,” Rodgers told NBC in a postgame interview. “Just getting back to the way we’re capable of playing. We haven’t gone anywhere.”
Later he was asked by Michele Tafoya what he would say to the critics.
“Shhhhhh,” he said, before he walked off.
Some of the criticism surrounding the Packers was legitimate. They did blow a 21-3 halftime lead at Indianapolis last week, after all. Rodgers, as the leader of the Packers, carried the Packers out of whatever slump they were in.
Rodgers has some tremendous athletic gifts that make him a special quarterback, but one of his strongest talents is his ability to make remarkably accurate deep throws. Only two of his touchdowns against Houston were from within the 10-yard line. He had scoring throws of 41, 21, 48 and 18 yards.
The 48-yard touchdown to tight end Tom Crabtree wasn’t the typical Rodgers big play where he makes a perfect bucket throw. But it was as impressive as any play he made on his big night. Rodgers was rolling right on third and 1 and leaped just before he got nailed by a Texans defender with a clear shot on him. Rodgers still got enough zip on the pass to deliver a strike that traveled about 25 yards in the air right to Crabtree, who was wide open and walked into the end zone.
Rodgers finished the night completing 24-of-37 passes for 338 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He looked like the NFL’s reigning MVP.
Will Ferrell broke down on ‘Conan’ Thursday night. The star of the upcoming film ‘The Campaign’ was preoccupied with another set of movie stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Ferrell was unable to stay his tears as he described the pain he felt for the pain that Pattinson and Stewart must feel as their fairytale romance has been rocked by Stewart’s admitted affair with the director of her previous film. Despite Conan O’Brien’s repeated attempts to calm the usually unflappable funnyman, Ferrell could not be consoled, proof that Stewart’s affair has hurt not only those involved, but those who who loved their unmatchable love, too.
Sita Murt, one of my favorite Spanish designers, hosted a bloggers night September 20th to introduce the 2012-2013 fall collection ¨Jazz Society¨ in their shop on Calle Jorge Juan in Madrid.
My friend Heather, who I can credit for taking all of these wonderful photographs that are posted today, joined me.
I was excited to attend the event because I had really enjoyed not only the collection I saw on Fashion Night Out at the Calle Claudio Coello store, but I found the girls working there to be very friendly and helpful and interactive, which is rare for a designer goods shop. Usually they give you dirty looks and watch you like a hawk in stores like this, but not in Sita Murt. They are all smiles here!
The store is merchandised nicely-not a lot of extras, just a clear, simple shopping experience. Very loft-like, New York City Style.
The night began with an explanation of the fall collection. Lirios, one of the Sita Murt Valencia team, went through several of the looks (many which were featured on the runway last February in Madrid´s Fashion Week) and talked about the fabrics, colors, silhouettes, etc. She explained the inspiration for the line was the 1920´s, and many of the style had a romantic silhouette with a masculine edge. Other featured trends included lots of knitwear, and the mixing of different fabrics, like knit and silk, for example.
This vest, a combo a knit and silk, was also in a dress, long sleeved shirt and short sleeved shirt. This fabric combination made for one of my favorites in the collection. Here is the long sleeved shirt and a closeup of the silk and knit.
The used a lot of patterns as well, and featured a lot of cobalt blue, teal, orange and khaki.
Lirios also talked about how each item was for multi use-you could take a dressand pair it with heels for a wedding, and then put a blazer over it with wedges for work, and wear it with a knit grandpa sweater and biker boots on a Saturday afternoon stroll.
I think that designers creating items like this are smart and integrated with what is going on in the world right now. Many countries in the world are in a severe economic recession (INCLUDING Spain) and so creating fashionable designs that can be worn in several different ways and combinations is a wonderful idea, as people may not have as much to spend as they would have in the past.
For example, this reversible trench coat-a ¨normal¨khaki trench coat on one side, grey jersey on the other! With suede brown lining for an added edge. Two coats for the price of one!
Not only did I adore the collection, especially their knitwear, I found it to be very wearable, which I have always said about Sita Murt´s designs. I could take clothes that walked that runway and wear them, which isn´t always the case in high fashion. I was also extremely impressed and the kindness and helpfulness of the girls working there. It´s obvious that they are passionate about clothes and they love working for Sita Murt. They were so much fun to chat with and I found myself thinking, I could be friends with these girls-they are fantastic!
It just goes to show that real women wear Sita Murt, you don´t have to be rich or perfect or a model. It´s a down to earth, comfortable shopping experience with you will be helped immediately by normal, kind people to find beautiful, well-made clothing.
Me wearing an incredibly soft fur coat, a knitwear detail closeup, and a wonderful ¨cuello¨that Heater tried on.
For more information, visit the Sita Murt website.