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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Hawaiian the therapist...I like it. Hey I keep having this reoccuring dream about running naked through Old Navy. What do you think about that?
    hey Shawn, hope this helps. I wish you a speedy recovery back to mental health...


    "I'm Naked!"

    So you are going about your normal routine - going to work, waiting for the bus, or just shopping at Old Navy - when you suddenly realize that you are stark naked. Dreaming that you are completely or partially naked is very common. Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation.

    Becoming mortified at the realization that you are naked in public, reflects your vulnerability or feelings of shamefulness. You may be hiding something and are afraid that others can see right through you. Metaphorically, clothes are a means of concealment. Depending on the type of clothes you wear, you can hide your identity or be someone else. But without them, everything is hanging out for all to see. You are exposed and left without any defenses. Thus your naked dream may be telling you that you are trying to be something that you really are not. Or you are fearful of being ridiculed and disgraced. Such anxieties are elevated especially in situations where you are trying to impress others. Perhaps you are in a new work environment or in a new relationship. You may be expressing fears or apprehension in revealing your true feelings in such situations.

    Nudity also symbolizes being caught off guard. Finding yourself naked at work or in a classroom, suggests that you are unprepared for a project at work or school. You may be unprepared in making a well informed decision. With all eyes on you, you fear that some flaw will be brought to public attention. You fear that people will see through your true self and you will be exposed as a fraud or a phony.

    Often times, when you realize that you are naked in your dream, no one else seems to notice. Everyone else in the dream is going about their business without giving a second look at your nakedness. If this happens in your dream, then it implies that your fears are unfounded; no one will notice except you. You may be magnifying the situation and making an issue of nothing.

    If you dream that you are proud of your nakedness and show no embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted freedom. You have nothing to hide and are proud of who you are. The dream is about a new sense of honesty, openness, and a carefree nature. Perhaps you are trying to get to the bare facts. Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that you are drawing the wrong kind of attention to yourself. You want to get noticed, but are going about it the wrong way.

    http://dreammoods.com/cgibin/nakeddr...rch=nakedintro

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    2003? I'm thinking more like a repeat of 2004.

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    Welcome to the Chicken Little Society BigRob. You should run for president.
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    Monday August 27, 2012

    by Don Banks - INSIDE THE NFL

    Pittsburgh Steelers



    Troy Polamalu needs to rediscover his playmaking ways this season.

    What the Steelers do best: Stop the bleeding.

    Have you ever noticed how Pittsburgh doesn't do losing streaks? The Steelers simply have no tolerance for them. Whatsoever.

    The Steelers haven't dropped consecutive games at all in the past two seasons and in three of the past four, and their last losing streak came in 2009, when a five-game slide in November and early December wound up costing them the only non-playoff season in head coach Mike Tomlin's five years on the job. All told, the Steelers in the past five regular seasons have lost two in a row twice (2007 and 2009), and then endured that five-game skid in '09. That's it. The rest of the time, it was one and done on the losing front. It's an impressive and very handy skill to have, and it leads to being the playoff perennial that Pittsburgh has been for the past four decades or so.

    What the Steelers have to improve: Their takeaway total.

    Somehow the Steelers led the NFL last season in pass defense (171.9 yards per game), total defense (271.9) and scoring defense (14.2 ppg), and still didn't get enough impact from their defense. That's because Pittsburgh's 15 takeaways were the fewest in the league, with their 11 interceptions and four fumble recoveries paling compared to 2010's top-five totals of 21 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries, and representing the lowest takeaway total ever posted by a Dick LeBeau coordinated defense.

    The injuries that plagued outside linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley had plenty to do with the decreased takeaway total, but big-play safety Troy Polamalu saw his interception total drop from seven in 2010 to just two last season. Pittsburgh needs the big play to return to its defensive arsenal this year.

    Which Steeler needs to step up: Keenan Lewis, cornerback

    The time is now for Lewis, a fourth-year pro who looks almost certain to claim the vacant starting cornerback spot opposite veteran Ike Taylor. Pittsburgh has liked what it has seen of Lewis this summer, with few blown assignments and the ability to fight through an early-camp shoulder injury and quickly get back on the field. With both William Gay and Bryant McFadden departing this offseason, Lewis and second-year man Cortez Allen will be counted on heavily to improve the production at cornerback, the only real weak link on Pittsburgh's defensive roster.

    Predicted record: 11-5.

    To be sure, there are issues on offense to be wary of -- the impact of new coordinator Todd Haley, the health at running back and offensive line, and the youth on that offensive line -- but the Steelers simply know how to build a team and manage the rigors of the long NFL season. There might be some challenges early, with four of the first six games on the road, but Pittsburgh will be there in prime position when the schedule turns more favorable in December, just in time to wrap up the fourth AFC North title in Tomlin's six seasons.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz24mDIzPI7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    Welcome to the Chicken Little Society BigRob. You should run for president.
    Really? You can search my post history, not normally a pessimistic type. Just a gut feeling this year.

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    I had a dream once that there was this extremely creepy naked dude in the Old Navy I almost entered.

    What does that mean?
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    don't see it.

    the schedule dictates 10-12 wins with a healthy roethlisberger.

    I will say I expected baltimore to take a little step back, but after watching them I am not so sure that happens. They have looked pretty good in the preseason, which means little. Gonna be another dogfight in the north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jooser View Post
    I say the last time we had a first round OL pick go down with an injury, we won the effing Super Bowl.........suck it.
    Great response!! Today on ESPN, while reviewing the AFC North, Gruden was asked if the Steelers would win more than 11 games and he said he thought 12 games sounded about right and the Ravens would win maybe 10. I'd like it if the Ravens would win, maybe...1 or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Really? You can search my post history, not normally a pessimistic type. Just a gut feeling this year.
    Thats why its a welcome and not an annual membership renewal


    On the opposite side of the spectrum, Flippy and I always predict 19-0 baby!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    Thats why its a welcome and not an annual membership renewal


    On the opposite side of the spectrum, Flippy and I always predict 19-0 baby!!

    not this year....it looks like flippy has an 18 game winning streak to follow an opening night loss that works the team into a season-long fury.

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