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My bird was up for adoption at the pet store. I was told he was injured so they could not sell him. They were giving him to someone that would give him a good home. When I saw him, I knew he needed to come home with me. Chipper is doing great now!

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Hi! My name is Chipper

I am a Diamond Dove from Atco, NJ.

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4 years old   F

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Chipper enjoys sitting in the nest, standing on the perch, and laying on the bottom of the cage.



She takes me out of my cage, gives me attention, and spends a lot of time with me.

Pecking at the bottom of the cage to look for food even though there is some still in the dish..

Coo-Coo, Coo-Coo!.

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  Hi Chipper
This is your friend, Baby
flying by your page
today Wednesday
to stamp you
your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
beaky kisses

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11/26/2014 11:09.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Daisy surprised mom with how well she did in class last night. She picked up things easily and practiced with mom and never tired out. The clicker training works!
BC is running so slow!
We all want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving in case we don't get online tomorrow. Mom is cooking and the bird is big, so we have to get up early to supervise.
It was supposed to flurry today, but it's been snowing since 9AM. There's no sign of a let up either. We are hoping everyone who is traveling this holiday gets to a destination safely.
Mom got her nails done this morning, and got her new driver's license. She kept looking outside while she was at the nail salon, hoping that the snow would stop, but no such luck.
Now that she's home, once she's done serving as our typist, she will bake pies, get the cranberry sauce ready, and do other little things so tomorrow goes smoothly. We are only having 10 people here, but it's still a chore to make sure all goes well. I hope you are having a good day, getting to taste test, or at least supervise, all the cooking that's going on. Make sure to get lots of scritches and cuddles today, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/26/2014 11:01.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a great day! We got to talk to dad this morning. He is in Iowa now and it's snowing there! He is at a truck stop and is going to stay there for the day. Truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain amount of hours a day and if dad is on a road where there is an accident and he gets stuck, he will run out of hours. If he takes a break right now he gains more hours and won't have to worry about running out. He's on his way to Oklahoma. He actually told mom that the snow looked pretty! Dad usually hates snow!
We are getting things ready for mom to start her workweek tonight and for Ian who starts his tomorrow. Hopefully Black Friday won't be too crazy. Mom just hopes everyone has a good time.
I hope your Thanksgiving is just perfect! I am thankful for your friendship and know how very blessed I am to have found such excellent friends here on the BC!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/26/2014 10:41.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Happy humpday. Hope you have a good day.

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11/26/2014 10:07.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's Alex.
Mom and dad were up and gone early yesterday. First they went to the Magnolia Bird Farm for our food. On the way there, their friend Bob called and they set up a time for dinner. Then mom and dad went to free movie day and saw "Dolphin Tale 2". It was a true story about an aquarium in Florida and how two dolphins got together. Great movie! Then they met Bob at home and decided to try Golden Corral again. this time they walked right in and were seated. As before, the food was great. By the time they got home it was time to tuck us in for the night.
Today will be clear, with a high of 86 and a low of 52. Mom and dad will be working on food for Thanksgiving. Mom's mom is coming over to use our kitchen to fix Thanksgiving food, also. Nothing in her kitchen works. Please don't get dad started on that subject.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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11/26/2014 08:11.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Happy day before Thanksgiving !!!

Love your friend
Snowflake
V4U !!!

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11/26/2014 04:19.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy humpday Chipper !
SNOW ! It's only Thanksgiving ! The forecast has been downgraded from yesterday at least - last night when mom tucked me in, they were calling for 12-18 inches, this morning it's only 8-12 ! I say that's still too much ! Mom is waiting to see if she'll have school - lots of districts around have already called it a day off, since it's only a half day anyway -

Later it'll be make the stuffing and chop up veges - pies are now done and in the fridge :) Yum, yum, yum :) What's up at your perch for the holiday ? Whatever it is, I sure do hope it's a happy one :) love Cookie

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11/26/2014 02:17.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm standing here before you, because I'm not behind you.

I know you've all heard it before, but I just had to let you know that our second favorite bird show is this Sunday, over in Plant City, also known as the Strawberry Capital of the world.

This is the show that's held outdoors, under a gazillion old oak trees on 4-5 acres. Out in the middle of no where. But it is by far well worth the drive, and we know good stuff will be coming our way. Mom said it's time for a new cage for me, so I might get a BIG present. Then we have to wait until January for our next show over in Orlando, near Goofy World.

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11/26/2014 01:24.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm flying by with vote#9391 for you from all of us here and wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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11/25/2014 08:57.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CHIPPER
WE ARE STILL HAVING COLD DAYS IN THE 30'S BUT WILL BE IN THE MID 40'S THIS WEEKEND.

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING

KACEY

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11/25/2014 08:48.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
#9389
I sure could use some of your warm weather!
This morning I woke to see the winter wonderland. Everything was white with lots of snow for dad to plow again ... hehehe. We got another 9 inches over night. Along with the cold, we will have daily snow starting on Thanksgiving morning. I have 2 new snow pics up for those who like it. I think I'll just go back to my perch for the day under the extra blankets.
Hugs
Chyna

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11/25/2014 08:46.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chipper!
We had sun today, and no snow. Thank heavens! And by the weekend it will be 40 again. Silly weather!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/25/2014 06:48.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today mom was home all day with me since the parronts went to the grocery store last night. Mom bought all she needed (and more) for Thanksgiving. Today she was chopping and dicing and every once in a while I would fly over to watch. Just when she would be really busy I would leave and throw the nuts out of the bowl on the coffee table though. That kept her busy too and after awhile she quit picking them up. She said she was glad there wasn’t many in the bowl and the bowl was small. Doesn’t matter cause I sure cant get those walnuts open no matter how hard I try! “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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11/25/2014 05:39.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Chipper
This is the first time we've been on for 3 days! Mom's been sick and had to take her meds again! They knock her out.
Anyway, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Luv, Spot and BonBon♥

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11/25/2014 05:36.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper!
You are most welcome for the football pic. Thanks for the thank you note. That's sweet of you.

Hope your Thanksgiving Day has lots of happy times in it.

Gobble Gobble!!

R ('>

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11/25/2014 05:35.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
My mom is officially on vacation from work now woo Hoo I love extra mom time .
After all the snow and ice we got yesterday things are quiet but cold today. Have a good evening.

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11/25/2014 05:12.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper, my daily V4U from Jenny
We are just having cold, but not so unusual for this time of the year! We hope the illiterate folks in Furguson are happy with all their looting and violence, they must have needed an excuse to get more booze & new things! We have a thought on all that, but perhaps not so appropriate for our beloved BC! Dad is prepping our turkey in the final thaw, chopped onions, celery, Emeril Lagasse turkey rub, onion & garlic powder, butter, and lots of love, a lot of work, but for dad a labor of love, don't tell his heart doctor, LOL! Have a great day dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~Welcome home on leave Spec 4 Kevin, our favorite new Army Ranger, please give our buddy Panther our love! Good luck in your next duty station...

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11/25/2014 12:40.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Hey, we are playing on the same team! Go Pilgrims!!!
Mom had fun at the wildlife center yesterday, she did the RVS animals again, which means she fed the bats. She loves doing that, they think they are so fierce, baring their teeth at her! She also did the raccoons outside, as well as the raccoon and ground hog inside.
Today we are going to make cornbread for the stuffing. I hope we all get a sample. If mom has the ambition, she will bake the pies, but she would prefer to wait until tomorrow so they will be fresher. Mom's daughter ordered a fresh local turkey which she will pick up after work and drop here on her way home.
Mom does have an errand today: she needs a 6 foot lead for Daisy's class tonight. She got the mat, the treats are ready, the clicker is in her pocket, but she doesn't have a small 6' leash. The one she has is really thick, too big for that little dog. I only hope she is able to teach that dog some manners! Mom has done her homework all week, so maybe there's a chance this dog will be better by the end of class.
I hope you are all having a good day. Don't forget to come by the Lakers page today to celebrate Thanksgiving with our team! Hugs, Peppino

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11/25/2014 09:13.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
This is your friend Baby
flying by your page today
Tuesday to stamp U your
daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
beaky kisses

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11/25/2014 08:08.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Here's a V4U sweetie...Are you going to the Lakers Thanksgiving feast ??? It's at their stadium.
Hope to see you there !!!

Love your friend
Snowflake

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11/25/2014 08:01.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's Alex.
Dad had to go and get a Life Scan yesterday. We all thought it had something to do with x-rays but dad said it was for electronic fingerprints. We didn't know that dad had electronic fingers? He said it was for the Police Dept. He had to go to Cal State Fullerton Police to have it done. There was something wrong with La Habra's machine. When he got there his form was the wrong one so dad had to get the correct one and go back. What a pain! The scan only took about five minutes but dad drove about 45 minutes total. Glad gas prices are still dropping.
Today is free movie day so you can guess where mom and dad will be.
Today will be clear, with a high of 80 and a low of 56.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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11/25/2014 07:38.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Chipper
Happy TOOsday to you my friend. Hope you enjot your day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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11/25/2014 06:18.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper,
Sorry about the game, it was postponed on the count of the BC being down.

We shall resume the other half of the volleyball game tomorrow.

Mom says she hasta get her bearings back on or whatever that means.

See you tomorrow for the final half if the volleyball game. :)

Hugs and a vote,

Pookie

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11/25/2014 03:32.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi chipper
We're in a serious countdown mode. In just under a month, our favorite Aunt is coming to visit, and we so look forward to her arrival. She is so much fun, and I get to play on the floor with her. If I ever had to pick another Mom, it sure would be her.

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11/25/2014 01:12.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
yesterday was quite a day for us. it was mom and dads 37anniversary and they were actually going to leave the house and go out for dinner. dad asked mom to trim Boo Boo's beak because he said the top was way to long and she couldn't eat properly with it. so long. when mom took a look she saw that Boo Boo had somehow broken the bottom half of my beak off and my top beak was about 3/4 of an inch longer. she wrapped Boo Boo in a tea towel and got a good grip of my head and held her beak together and started filing away with the emery board. she moved fast because she doesn't want to hold her in that position for very long. at one point she noticed blood on her hand and thought maybe i had bitten her so she stopped to checked and make sure Boo Boo was ok . here Boo Boos top beak had started to bleed where she filed it down. you have to realize mom always is working on our beak and nails and so was very surprised to see what had happened in the first place and in order for Boo Boos beak to fit properly she had to file it down to the right length which made it bleed. when mom saw the blood she became ill and thought she was going to vomit. she grabbed some flour and dipped her beak in it. then she uses a cloth and wiped the blood off, then she dipped her beak in flour again. at this point we suspected mom was putting batter on Boo Boo to eat her for dinner. mom was so upset she told dad no way was she going out for dinner when Boo Boosbeak had been bleeding. what if it started bleeding again while they were gone. dad said ok and went out and brought dinner hone from a nice local italian restaurant. that night mom let Boo Boo chase a live cricket around and she did catch it and ate it all up. i was fairly upset that Boo Boo got so much attention. mom gave me a cashew to cheer me up. Boo Boo is still mad at mom but acting a little better and eating with her beak. mom says withBoo Boos beak so short she really look like a baby bird now.
mom also says i am looking better and better and my beak is looking better and better also. i am keeping my weight at 474 grams which is good for me. mom says my eyes also have a sparkle to them which she hasn't seen for a few years.


love Cori

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11/24/2014 10:42.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CHIPPER
SORRY DIDN'T GETTO BLOG YESTERDAY BUT NO ONE COULD GET ONTO BC AFTER MID MORNING.

HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

11/24/2014 09:21.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope your day was just wonderful! Dropping off a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/24/2014 08:31.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chipper!
We are officially in winter. I hate to say it, but our lovely (though dark and grey and rainy) temperatures are gone for good until spring. IT SNOWED today. Mom was less than thrilled. She took the city streets home tonight as she did not want to deal with the idiots on the expressway. It was not too bad, but as she got closer to home, you could see how the snow was much heavier. She dragged out the boots she bought--they are Skechers, and they are waterproof, insulated and make her feet look like gunboats. But they are comfy for walking as far as she has to from her parking structure. And she can't understand why these idiots don't clean off their cars/trucks if they are out in the snow. They turn on the windshield wipers and have that much visibility. Meanwhile, the snow on the roof of their car blows off and really makes the guy behind them suffer. UGH! Hate snow. We are up for 3-5 inches, so you know how not excited we are.

Glad to be back on the BC. Not sure how long it lasts, but at least I can vote for Miss Ruby and say hi to all of ya!

Your buddy,
Kaji with vote 9373 for ya!

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11/24/2014 07:16.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We couldn’t get on BC last night either. Hoping it stays on so we can get our blogs done now tonight. Sometimes at night after I am in bed and covered for the night I hear dad cracking nuts that sit on the coffee table. Sometimes in the day dad will crack one and give me some of it so he does share. I get on the coffee table and knock the bowl off the table and then check all the nuts out to see if I can get them open but never can do that with the walnuts. They are tough nuts! Mom buys almonds in the shell and some of them I can get open though but takes me a long time. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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11/24/2014 06:30.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CHIPPER!!!!
Just stopping by peck a V4U for today...Hope you are having a nice Monday...We are having a very warm day here and now going to start to brace for the snow storm that is coming on Wednesday...At this time they say 3 to 5 inches or more for this area....With many warm birdie wing hugs to you our friend...Love, Cydney, Princess, Coconut and Baby Girl :o)

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11/24/2014 04:51.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
#9369
How's it going at your perch?
Sorry every birdie ... couldn't get on the BC yesterday. We had 42 degrees with rain again today. It was nice to watch snow melt. We lost almost 1/3 of our snow. But, on Tuesday we will be back to 32 degrees with snow. I guess I have to put that extra blanket back on the perch tonight. How about sharing some hot chocolate with me?
Hugs
Chyna

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11/24/2014 03:59.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper!
Yup, I got your profile pic and have your football picture ready. It's on my page. If you want it via e-mail, my mom's name is Denise on that list of BC names and addresses. I think my name's on that list too so find it and you've found my e-mail addy.

R ('>

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11/24/2014 03:30.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We are able to get on BC, YAY! I hope everybirdie else is able to log on today as well.
Mom did the turkey today, she still is showing signs of improvement, and boy, she sure has a good appetite. She also did the RVS animals again. It was okay, though, she had a 2 week break from them. The raccoons outside are getting a little too friendly for mom's taste, so she made lots of noise and banged a lot today to keep them at a distance. The ground hog inside is still wobbly on his feet, but seems to be healing. They are treating those little feet with antibiotics. The raccoon in the RVS room is still aggressive, hard to handle, but everyone there understands the animals, especially inside, are nervous. The bats continue to gorge themselves on mealies! Mom was happy to feed them again today, she really likes them.
After the center, mom did some Thanksgiving shopping, so we think we're ready. Her daughter is buying a fresh local turkey, so it won't need to be defrosted. She will pick it up either tonight or tomorrow night. Mom is hoping it isn't too big for her to lift! Last year, it was a pretty big fellow.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of love and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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11/24/2014 11:34.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
This is your friend, Baby
flying by your page today
Monday to stamp U Your
daily votie.
Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
beaky kisses

PS; Sorry we could fly yesterday, but the parront's puter did not load the BC page. And we tried for 2 hours.

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11/24/2014 11:25.01 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Lovely Monday to You
Miss Chipper!

I do hope that your Saturday and Sunday were full of fun and productivity. I know in my case I had to relinquish Momma’s eggsclusive attention and assistance on my Campaign to be your December Bird of the Month to more pressing parrontal matters around our K Kritter Korral. (The portion of Sunday during which Momma was available to bring me to your page for a visit, the BirdChannel was not cooperating. You might say that their GPS was out of order! **TeeHee**)

You see, Momma and Daddy were informed that they could eggspect a visit from my Grandma from Idaho from later today, to last thru Thursday morning when they all gather at Daddy’s youngest brother’s home about an hour away from us for the first Family Celebration with everyone present since Momma and Daddy have known each other. Grandma was eager to be able to spend time here with Momma and Daddy, and all of us fids of course, before joining the rest of the family for a concurrent Celebration of Thanksgiving and her BirthDay on Thursday! Then she will remain with my Uncle and his family until she returns to her home in Idaho later in the week, while my other Uncle comes to pay us a visit over the long weekend.

So, all of this is to say that my visits may be a bit sporadic from now thru the end of the month, due to Grandma’s visit, the Holiday weekend with my Uncle visiting, and the upcoming Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game. I do apologize in advance for any visits I shall have to forego. But rest assured that I shall continue to do my utmost to bring you the maximum amount of FootBall information in the time we have left together.

And on that note, let us get straight to the information I’ve promised you next about the Offensive Squad on a FootBall team …


Let’s begin our eggsamination of the individual Positions on the Offensive Squad.

QuarterBack – The Player who usually receives the ball from the Center at the start of each play. He informs his TeamMates in the huddle of the play that will be run and then, after the Center snaps* the ball to him, either hands the ball to a Running Back or throws to a Receiver.

Center – The Player who hikes (or snaps) the ball to the QuarterBack at the start of each play. The term comes from the fact that this Player is flanked on either side by a Guard and a Tackle; he’s the “MiddleMan” (or Center) in a contingent of five Offensive LineMen or Blockers. He handles the ball on every play and also snaps the ball to the Punter and Holder.

Guard – There are two Guards on every play, and they line up on either side of the Offensive Center. The Guards protect the QuarterBack from an Inside Rusher; they block Defenders immediately across from them and also swing out, or pull**, and run toward either end [of the line] to block any Defender when the ball carrier runs wide°.

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11/24/2014 11:19.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Tackle – Both Offensive and Defensive, on Offense they are Outside Blockers on the line of scrimmage°°.

Tight End – Serves as a BIG Receiver [Oh MY!] and also a Blocker. Unlike a Wide Receiver, this Player generally lines up beside the Offensive Tackle either to the right or to the left of the QuarterBack. (Also “Strong Side+”)

Wide Receiver – The Player who uses his speed and quickness to elude Defenders and catch the FootBall, but who isn’t primarily a Blocker. Wide Receivers are also known as “pass catchers” [but I-I-I would parrotsonally NOT disparage one so!]. Also called a WideOut.

Running Back – A Player who runs with the FootBall. Running Backs are also referred to as TailBacks and HalfBacks, depending on their exact responsibilities and alignment.

FullBack – A Player who lines up in the Offensive backfield++ and generally is responsible for blocking for the Running Back and pass-blocking to protect the QuarterBack. FullBacks also serve as short-yardage runners.


I would also like to call your attention to a display of several of the basic Offensive Formations which appear in the Gallery at the bottom of my page. (They also appear in my Profile Picture at the top of my page; but they are much clearer and contain eggsplanatory text in the photos in the Gallery.) I hope these are of use to you in recognizing some of what happens on the actual field of play the next time you watch a FootBall Game.

I am also including several definitions of terms used in the above Position Descriptions at the end of this note.

Have a Greyt Day! Perhaps enjoy watching The Jets play The Bills at 7:00 pm on CBS, or The Ravens play at The Saints at 8:30 pm on ESPN. Both times are EST. Remember, it is virtually illegal to watch a FootBall Game quietly. So do what we Avians are most well-known for doing … **S*Q*U*A*W*K** . **I*T** . **U*P** ! ! !

À la prochen frois, mon amie,
[Until next time, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Beongia ♥


*snap—the action in which the ball in handed or hiked by the Center to the QuarterBack, to the Holder on a kick attempt, or to the Punter.
**pull—when a player leaves one area of the field, generally moving back and then over, to block in an area other than his normal position.
°run wide
°°line of scrimmage—the imaginary boundary between the two teams prior to the snap of the ball. The Offense’s and Defense’s scrimmage lines are defined by the tip of the ball closest to them and stretch from sideline to sideline. The Defensive Team usually lines up less than a yard away from where the ball is placed.
+strong side—the side of the Offensive formation where the Tight End aligns. With a right-handed QuarterBack, the strong side is usually to his right side.
++backfield—the group of Offensive Players (the Running Backs and QuarterBack) who line up behind the line of scrimmage (vs the Offensive LineMen and/or Receivers who line up at the line of scrimmage).

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Coaches the Offense.

11/24/2014 11:19.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm so happy to get back on here again now I have lots of catching up to do. Hope your week is off to a good start. Have a good afternoon.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Ruby(35469) BOTM.

11/24/2014 11:17.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Sorry I couldn't get back to you yesterday. We couldn't log into BC...What a pain in the tail feathers !!!
My mommy's prepping and chopping for Thanksgiving today.
She has 2 turkeys to cook and double everything else. It's a good thing she has all the skin sibs to help her and do dishes heehee...

Have an awesome day
Love Snowflake
V4U...

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy Holidays !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy Holidays..., Tweety luvs Princess...Happy holidays !!! & Happy Thanksgiving BC...Panther luv's Coconut.

11/24/2014 10:04.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I am apologizing for not coming by to see you yesterday!Mom was sitting down and getting our blogs done when all of a sudden we kept getting the Squawkatiel and then the 404 page not found and the runtime error and we couldn't get on BC so Mom thought that if she logged out and then logged back in again she could get us back on but that only made it worse,we couldn't get on period and this happened from late morning to the rest of the day and night,so here we are trying to catch up where we rudely got dumped.Mom has been having BC problems all week long and it just culminated yesterday when we got shut down entirely!
I am so blessed to have you as our team Coach and am so proud to have your guiding skills leading us to our victory!
Its a dark,dismal,dreary pouring rainy day here but the temperatures are warm at 59 and supposedly going up to 61.Its not cold but having no sun and warm weather just doesn't cut it for us!Where is the bright sunshine?
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and leaving you vote#9362 from all of us here!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

11/24/2014 09:23.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi chipper
Well BC sure messed up my schedule. We're use to doing our blogs around Zero, Oh 30.

Come visit me, JeTTa.

11/24/2014 08:54.55 AM Report This Comment  
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