Folks used to say, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." Nowadays, the SPCA would condemn someone for saying that, especially if he is a professional athlete.
Animal cruelty, they would chant while they carry their homemade banners with red paint sprayed on them, saying, "Down with the cat-skinners!"
The meaning of the old saying is intended to tell us that the road to success can take on many different paths. Success can be preceded by losing a few battles. It does not mean, however, that the war will be lost.
I take time to read B/R articles on my breaks. The commentary on the Oakland Raiders is flavored up with "sugar and spice and everything nice." I look for the sugar, spice, and the nice things.
Conversely, some articles are spiced with Chinese, frutenscens and Tabasco Peppers. These articles are so spicy they bring the toughest Raider Nation fans to tears, with noses running, and sniffles.
I continue to have faith. After all, it is still the preseason. Things can change. There are no perfect indicators or predictors. A confidence interval is usually always identified in a good statistical study.
So, let's employ th...
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