Found October 02, 2013 on Razzball Football:
You’ll notice a reoccurring theme on here.  I really like the show Breaking Bad.  That’s the first part of the theme.  The second part of the theme is I don’t have cable so I’m always behind on everything.  My wife and I are currently acquainting ourselves on the series as a new season finally came out on Netflix this Summer.  We’re going back through seasons one through four – currently close to end of re-watching season two – so of COURSE I’m gonna make a BB reference as my header.  How could I not?  It’s like, I watch football, write football, comment back to football commenters and then watch an episode of BB.  Some would say I’m missing out on life but I say to them a life without those things is missing out by itself.  But more to the point, I can’t wait to see season four and I really, REALLY need you to keep the spoilers at a minimum in the comments.  Wait, no, at a null…a nullimum?  Yeah, don’t tell me shizz, m’kay?  Thanks.  But more to the really, real poin

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