Episode #82: Fireworks in Daytona and a “Fatal Four-Way” for Cain Velasquez

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Sorry for the delay in getting the podcast out, as the Blockhead has been battling bronchitis for a week. All notes and links for the show are below. Enjoy!

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Minute of Thanks for Michael Mahony

Scripture of the Day: Isaiah 42:1-5 – “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”

RIP Brody Stevens

  • Tim Keller in Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering states, “It is not right…for us to simply say to a person in grief or sorrow that they need to pull themselves together…We should not assume that if we are trusting in God we won’t weep, or feel anger, or feel hopeless.”
  • Isaiah 42 describes the mysterious Suffering Servant
    • “A bruised reed he will not break” – A person bruised as the reed cannot produce grain, and is not seen on the surface but is fatal if not allowed to heal

Square Peanuts balloon at Valentine’s Day

Daytona 500

  • the crashes AREN’T the story…but, it comes close.
  • the history of #11
    • the narrative of this race is dripping with genuineness.
      • Passing of J.D. Gibbs – his favorite # was 11
      • Team owner Joe’s heartfelt post-interview and Denny Hamlin’s humble victory that night

YFB defends NASCAR

  • not just a sport with narrative for ‘race fans’ or ‘adrenaline junkies’
    • refreshing just like Kirk Hammett on “Some Kind of Monster” documentary

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YFB observed a “Fatal Four-Way” for Cain Velasquez: cage rust, a knee that gave way, a tap on the chin and questions about a fighter’s brain trauma.

  • Facts about brain development: 3 major structural units of the brain are the cerebrum, cerebellum (balance and coordination), and the brain stems are the control center, decoding basic instincts and feelings.
    • Term Neural plasticity is defined as the ability of the brain to reorganize its neural circuits in responses to experiences. It is exemplified when we adapt to situations, learn new skills and recovery from injury.

“The credit belongs to…” Cain Velasquez

Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler

Talk of “Iron” Mike Chandler vs. Patricio Pitbull

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