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    Bernie on Warner

    The thing that surprised me (and probably the rest of us, too) is that the Giants signed Warner without seeing him throwing the ball during a formal audition/workout. I know they couldn't work him out while he was still under contract to the Rams....but how can you make a deal with him without at least inspecting how he throws? Why not take a day to do that before completing the final deal? Despite what Kurt's agent says, no other teams were aggressively pursuing him. The Giants could have stalled for a day or two.

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    Re: Bernie on Warner

    Very interesting point, made even more interesting by reports not long after the first few practices saying that Warner was missing some receivers.

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    Cool Re: Bernie on Warner

    The question I have is what difference does it make?

    I imagine this is an answer, from Bernie, to some comment or question from a fan?

    Anyways, when you get some spare time, between answering giants questions and your coverage of the deadbirds, could you give us some insight on the Rams, Bernie?

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    Re: Bernie on Warner

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferter
    I imagine this is an answer, from Bernie, to some comment or question from a fan?
    Correctomundo. A lot of the "Some Thoughts from Bernie" or similar things I see are a bunch of collected responses from fans or readers about various situations.

    Anywho, I imagine it could make a big difference to the Giants depending on how Warner does.

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    Re: Bernie on Warner

    I imagine it could make a big difference to the Giants depending on how Warner does.
    My point exactly. Save it for the giants fans. This Rams fan could care absolutely less.

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    Re: Bernie on Warner

    A lot of the "Some Thoughts from Bernie" or similar things
    You have to understand the compelling story behind the whole "Some Thoughts from Bernie" phenomena.

    Bernie...or more precisely, Bernie the Dolt - a nickname he recieved at an early age from the other neighborhood kids - was not the sharpest tool in the shed in is early years. He was, in fact, a very slow learner. Much to the disappointment and worry of his parents, he didn't say his first words until age six. The unfortunate Miklasz family spent a fortune on all kinds of tests until it was finally learned there was no medical problem....the boy was simply not too bright.

    In an effort to encourage and foster his developement, doctors suggested that the family provide as much positive reinforcement as possible for even his slightest accomplishments.

    Needless to say, the independent thought process for Bernie in those days was an excrutiating excercise in futility. "Thoughts from Bernie" were so few and far between, that when they did occur, it was cause for celebration. Many times there was a press release sent to all the local papers to announce the occasion.

    Here's an example from the archives:

    Local Boy has Thoughts, Experts Baffled (AP) Local boy Bernie (the Dolt) Miklasz finally demonstrated the ability to think this morning when, for the first time ever, the 9-year old actually pulled his pants down to go to the toilet. Area specialists, who have been studying the child since his toddler years, were amazed, as they have been predicting for some time now that Bernie would probably never develope the ability to think independently.


    After this breakthrough, success came in leaps and bounds. By the age of 16, he could tie his shoes (more or less), at 21 he could completely dress himself (though not well), at 25 the training wheels came off the bicycle, and by 35, he finished elementary school.

    Throughout this time, the letters to the local papers continued, with the theme being "Thoughts from Bernie". As he grew into the closest thing he could to manhood, his parents never had the heart to discontinue the letters to the newpaper, so poor Bernie never got to grasp the notion that his "Thoughts" were actually not that important and that, in reality, nobody cared what he had to say.

    There you have it. The real story behind the "Thoughts from Bernie" column.

    If you run into Bernie somewhere, don't let the cat out of the bag. Let him have his little fantasy. Consider it your good deed for the day.

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