Image: 'A lot like Tom Brady'

Image: 'A lot like Tom Brady'

There are 7 comments on the NFL story from Jul 30, 2014, titled Image: 'A lot like Tom Brady'. In it, NFL reports that:

The glowing praise for Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer has been ubiquitous throughout the start of camp.

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Night Fury

Cypress, CA

#1 Aug 1, 2014
Disagree. Hoyer has a few similarities, maybe even more than most, to Brady but only one other QB in NFL History comes close. Joe Montana

Games. 192. 191
Comp%. 63.2. 63.4
Yds/Comp. 11.89 11.76
Yes/Attpt. 7.5. 7.5
Interception. 139. 134
Sacks. 341. 343
Sack Yds. 2282. 2150
Should be noted that sacks not counted in Joe's 1st yr so his 28.5 avg added in and sack yards adjusted based on average to figures in context.
INT/game..724..694
Sack/game. 1.778. 1.777
Post season. 16-7. 18-8
N/AFC Chamo 4. 5
SB Wins. 4. 3
The above figures are pretty much a statistical wash. Yet Brady has a superior win%.775 vs .713 (thats a 9% better), most divisions champs ever11 vs 8 (37.5% better), TD% 5.5 vs 5.1 (thats an 8% better), INT rate 2.0 vs 2.6 (30% better), TD/INT Ratio 2.68 vs 1.96 (36.7% better).
These percentages show just how far ahead of Montana, Brady is. Yes Mintana came in first, or won 4 SBs, but never came in second. Brady came in first, or won 3 SBs and came in second twice.
Could also use TDs 359 vs 273, Yards 49149 vs 40,551, and completions 4178 vs 3409 which all favor Brady and will double Montanas stats when he retires, but that would be using cumulative numbers which is basically lieing with stats. Only percentages show how efficient a QB has been. Example...Testaverde, Bledsoe, Kreig are all top ten QBs using cumulative stats that are skewed due to longevity, which is not how to properly rate a QB. How old, does not equate into how good. Only percentages or efficiency equates to how good, then you can look at...for how long.
To fine tune the accuracy, Montana had a better receiving corps, running backs and better weather to play in which should give him a 5-6% advantage over Brady across the board but it was Brady who not only cut into those figures but surpassed them. And Brady's two lost SBs were as a result of teammates dropping balls they should have caught. Had they caught them, the 2 added SB wins would push Brady so far ahead of the pack, comparisons would seem foolish.
Flatulence Fred

Houston, TX

#4 Aug 18, 2014
Farts

The normal range of volumes of flatus in normal individuals varies hugely (476-1491ml/24h). All intestinal gas is either swallowed environmental air, present intrinsically in foods and beverages or the result of gut fermentation. Swallowing small amounts of air occurs while eating and drinking. This is emitted from the mouth by eructation (burping) and is normal. Excessive swallowing of environmental air is called aerophagia, and has been shown in a few case reports to be responsible for increased flatus volume. This is however considered a rare cause of increased flatus volume. Gases contained in food and beverages is likewise emitted largely through eructation, e.g. carbonated beverages. Endogenously produced intestinal gasses make up 74% of flatus in normal subjects. The volume of gas produced is partially dependent upon the composition of the intestinal microbiota, which is normally very resistant to change, but is also very different in different individuals. Some patients are predisposed to increased endogenous gas production by virtue of their gut microbiota composition.

The greatest concentration of gut bacteria is in the colon, while the small intestine is normally near sterile. Fermentation occurs when unabsorbed food residues may arrive in the colon. Therefore, even more than the composition of the microbiota, diet is the primary factor which dictates the volume of flatus produced. Diets which aim to reduce the amount of undigested fermentable food residues arriving in the colon have been shown to significantly reduce the volume of flatus produced. Again, it is emphasised that increased volume of intestinal gas will not cause bloating and pain in normal subjects. Abnormal intestinal gas dynamics will create pain, distension and bloating, regardless of whether there is high or low total flatus volume.
Jake

Cypress, CA

#5 Aug 19, 2014
Flatulence Fred wrote:
Farts
The normal range of volumes of flatus in normal individuals varies hugely (476-1491ml/24h). All intestinal gas is either swallowed environmental air, present intrinsically in foods and beverages or the result of gut fermentation. Swallowing small amounts of air occurs while eating and drinking. This is emitted from the mouth by eructation (burping) and is normal. Excessive swallowing of environmental air is called aerophagia, and has been shown in a few case reports to be responsible for increased flatus volume. This is however considered a rare cause of increased flatus volume. Gases contained in food and beverages is likewise emitted largely through eructation, e.g. carbonated beverages. Endogenously produced intestinal gasses make up 74% of flatus in normal subjects. The volume of gas produced is partially dependent upon the composition of the intestinal microbiota, which is normally very resistant to change, but is also very different in different individuals. Some patients are predisposed to increased endogenous gas production by virtue of their gut microbiota composition.
The greatest concentration of gut bacteria is in the colon, while the small intestine is normally near sterile. Fermentation occurs when unabsorbed food residues may arrive in the colon. Therefore, even more than the composition of the microbiota, diet is the primary factor which dictates the volume of flatus produced. Diets which aim to reduce the amount of undigested fermentable food residues arriving in the colon have been shown to significantly reduce the volume of flatus produced. Again, it is emphasised that increased volume of intestinal gas will not cause bloating and pain in normal subjects. Abnormal intestinal gas dynamics will create pain, distension and bloating, regardless of whether there is high or low total flatus volume.
Is it also true that farts in Denver disparate faster because of the lesser air pressure as a result of being at altitude? Hint, hint.
Jake

Cypress, CA

#6 Aug 19, 2014
Jake wrote:
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Is it also true that farts in Denver disparate faster because of the lesser air pressure as a result of being at altitude? Hint, hint.
Dissipate. Anybody else hate spell check?
Janitor

Cypress, CA

#7 Aug 19, 2014
Night Fury wrote:
Disagree. Hoyer has a few similarities, maybe even more than most, to Brady but only one other QB in NFL History comes close. Joe Montana
Games. 192. 191
Comp%. 63.2. 63.4
Yds/Comp. 11.89 11.76
Yes/Attpt. 7.5. 7.5
Interception. 139. 134
Sacks. 341. 343
Sack Yds. 2282. 2150
Should be noted that sacks not counted in Joe's 1st yr so his 28.5 avg added in and sack yards adjusted based on average to figures in context.
INT/game..724..694
Sack/game. 1.778. 1.777
Post season. 16-7. 18-8
N/AFC Chamo 4. 5
SB Wins. 4. 3
The above figures are pretty much a statistical wash. Yet Brady has a superior win%.775 vs .713 (thats a 9% better), most divisions champs ever11 vs 8 (37.5% better), TD% 5.5 vs 5.1 (thats an 8% better), INT rate 2.0 vs 2.6 (30% better), TD/INT Ratio 2.68 vs 1.96 (36.7% better).
These percentages show just how far ahead of Montana, Brady is. Yes Mintana came in first, or won 4 SBs, but never came in second. Brady came in first, or won 3 SBs and came in second twice.
Could also use TDs 359 vs 273, Yards 49149 vs 40,551, and completions 4178 vs 3409 which all favor Brady and will double Montanas stats when he retires, but that would be using cumulative numbers which is basically lieing with stats. Only percentages show how efficient a QB has been. Example...Testaverde, Bledsoe, Kreig are all top ten QBs using cumulative stats that are skewed due to longevity, which is not how to properly rate a QB. How old, does not equate into how good. Only percentages or efficiency equates to how good, then you can look at...for how long.
To fine tune the accuracy, Montana had a better receiving corps, running backs and better weather to play in which should give him a 5-6% advantage over Brady across the board but it was Brady who not only cut into those figures but surpassed them. And Brady's two lost SBs were as a result of teammates dropping balls they should have caught. Had they caught them, the 2 added SB wins would push Brady so far ahead of the pack, comparisons would seem foolish.
For Brady to double up on Montana, Brady will have to play a little over six more years. That means Brady would have to maintain his stellar play until he is well into his 43rd year.History says not likely as only Favre and Moon played well while in their 40s.
Flatulence Fred

Houston, TX

#8 Aug 19, 2014
Flatulence Fred wrote:
Farts
The normal range of volumes of flatus in normal individuals varies hugely (476-1491ml/24h). All intestinal gas is either swallowed environmental air, present intrinsically in foods and beverages or the result of gut fermentation. Swallowing small amounts of air occurs while eating and drinking. This is emitted from the mouth by eructation (burping) and is normal. Excessive swallowing of environmental air is called aerophagia, and has been shown in a few case reports to be responsible for increased flatus volume. This is however considered a rare cause of increased flatus volume. Gases contained in food and beverages is likewise emitted largely through eructation, e.g. carbonated beverages. Endogenously produced intestinal gasses make up 74% of flatus in normal subjects. The volume of gas produced is partially dependent upon the composition of the intestinal microbiota, which is normally very resistant to change, but is also very different in different individuals. Some patients are predisposed to increased endogenous gas production by virtue of their gut microbiota composition.
The greatest concentration of gut bacteria is in the colon, while the small intestine is normally near sterile. Fermentation occurs when unabsorbed food residues may arrive in the colon. Therefore, even more than the composition of the microbiota, diet is the primary factor which dictates the volume of flatus produced. Diets which aim to reduce the amount of undigested fermentable food residues arriving in the colon have been shown to significantly reduce the volume of flatus produced. Again, it is emphasised that increased volume of intestinal gas will not cause bloating and pain in normal subjects. Abnormal intestinal gas dynamics will create pain, distension and bloating, regardless of whether there is high or low total flatus volume.
Can Smelly Farts Indicate That Something Is Medically Wrong?


Smelly farts can be a major source of embarrassment, not only for the person who farts, but also for the people around them. They can lead to poor self-esteem, social isolation, and may even indicate underlying digestive problems.

The medical term for farting is flatulence. It is a natural human occurrence and some consider it to be a sign of a healthy digestive tract. The average human being passes between 500 and 1500 milliliters of gas through their rectum daily. That amounts to ten to twenty farts each day! Intestinal gas is composed of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane. These gases are generally odorless, but can become foul smelling when other gases, such as sulfates, are added. This occurs in two ways. First, if the gas remains in the intestines for an extended period of time, bacteria start adding foul smelling sulfates to it. The second thing that makes farts smelly is consuming foods that are high in sulfur. However, food that is typically known to cause excessive gas such as beans, fruits, and vegetables, generally cause large amounts of odorless gas.
Flatulence Fred

Houston, TX

#9 Aug 19, 2014
Flatulence Fred wrote:
Farts
The normal range of volumes of flatus in normal individuals varies hugely (476-1491ml/24h). All intestinal gas is either swallowed environmental air, present intrinsically in foods and beverages or the result of gut fermentation. Swallowing small amounts of air occurs while eating and drinking. This is emitted from the mouth by eructation (burping) and is normal. Excessive swallowing of environmental air is called aerophagia, and has been shown in a few case reports to be responsible for increased flatus volume. This is however considered a rare cause of increased flatus volume. Gases contained in food and beverages is likewise emitted largely through eructation, e.g. carbonated beverages. Endogenously produced intestinal gasses make up 74% of flatus in normal subjects. The volume of gas produced is partially dependent upon the composition of the intestinal microbiota, which is normally very resistant to change, but is also very different in different individuals. Some patients are predisposed to increased endogenous gas production by virtue of their gut microbiota composition.
The greatest concentration of gut bacteria is in the colon, while the small intestine is normally near sterile. Fermentation occurs when unabsorbed food residues may arrive in the colon. Therefore, even more than the composition of the microbiota, diet is the primary factor which dictates the volume of flatus produced. Diets which aim to reduce the amount of undigested fermentable food residues arriving in the colon have been shown to significantly reduce the volume of flatus produced. Again, it is emphasised that increased volume of intestinal gas will not cause bloating and pain in normal subjects. Abnormal intestinal gas dynamics will create pain, distension and bloating, regardless of whether there is high or low total flatus volume.
What other conditions are smelly farts symptomatic of?

Foul smelling farts are rarely associated with serious illness. However, if avoiding sulfur containing foods and having regular daily bowel movements does not improve the odor of your farts, or you are experiencing additional symptoms such as weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting, you may have a digestive disorder. These are a few conditions to consider:

Carbohydrate malabsorption: This ranges from mild to severe. The mild form can present as vague abdominal pain with bloating. The severe form is called Celiac disease. It can present with severe abdominal pain and vitamin deficiencies. Both conditions are treated by removing gluten from your diet. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, and barley products such as bread and flour. Avoiding these products improves symptoms associated with this disease.

Lactose intolerance: Lactose is the sugar found in dairy products. When we don't have enough of the enzyme necessary to break lactose down, it remains in our digestive tract for odor causing bacteria to feed on. If you are lactose intolerant, avoiding dairy may be an easy way to decrease the amount of flatulence that you produce and improve its odor.

Infections of the digestive tract: There are many bacteria and viruses that can cause infections in the lining of the digestive tract. Some of these may be associated with travelling to different parts of the world. Infections are usually accompanied by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. If you suspect that you may have an infection, consult your doctor to determine appropriate treatment.

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