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Playoffs
08-02-2012, 11:09 AM
A well written, heartfelt article on being away from the game by the surprising Seth Payne.

Worth a follow on Twitter: Seth Payne (PayneNFL) on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PayneNFL)

The Payne Train: Missing football (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/payne-train-missing-football-002205543--nfl.html;_ylt=AtMp0EpeIWj8o6arhXRgOy9YYsp_;_ylu=X3 oDMTE5dHMwaHQwBG1pdANCbG9ncyBJbmRleARwb3MDMTQEc2Vj A01lZGlhQmxvZ0luZGV4;_ylg=X3oDMTFpMm9iMzh1BGludGwD dXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANibG9nBHB0A3 NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3)

I've spent the last five days at the Houston Texans' training camp after five years away from the NFL. I'm writing for Shutdown Corner and I'm on the radio in Houston, so I'm out there as a member of the media, taking notes. Some things have jumped out at me, several of which are more personal than I expected.

First, I wasn't prepared for the emotional response I had the first time I watched a 9-on-7 drill. In the past five years I had convinced myself that I didn't really miss football that much, that it didn't define me as a person. I never wanted to become the clichéd ex-jock, living in the past and boring everybody at the bar with stories about my glory days. Standing there, watching those guys hit each other in a very physical drill that was a staple of my life for so many years, and I realized how much I still miss all of it. I miss the challenge, the misery, the victories and the losses.

I miss knowing myself so well. I miss knowing that my legs will keep churning long after fatigue has robbed me of the ability to feel them. That I can still run fast when it feels like I'm in deep sand. That no matter how long a drive or a wind sprint seems, it will all be over soon.

I miss being around defensive backs...

read the complete article here: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/payne-train-missing-football-002205543--nfl.html;_ylt=AtMp0EpeIWj8o6arhXRgOy9YYsp_;_ylu=X3 oDMTE5dHMwaHQwBG1pdANCbG9ncyBJbmRleARwb3MDMTQEc2Vj A01lZGlhQmxvZ0luZGV4;_ylg=X3oDMTFpMm9iMzh1BGludGwD dXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANibG9nBHB0A3 NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

powda
08-02-2012, 12:58 PM
Damn good article. You can plainly see why the guy went to Cornell.

RunninRaven
08-02-2012, 01:16 PM
That was a damn fine read.

SCOTTexans
08-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Great read. I think this goes for any career. You build your life around your career and when your career ends your life goes with it and you have to start from scratch...

drs23
08-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Enjoyed the read, thanks Playoffs.

IDEXAN
08-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Excellent article enjoyed reading it. And I was a big fan of Seth when he played
in Houston. Him and Gary Walker were 2 really good Dlinemen the Texans had early on in their history.

HOU-TEX
08-02-2012, 03:02 PM
One of the best articles I've ever read

Cjeremy635
08-02-2012, 03:14 PM
I can definitely see why it would be tough to let that part of your life go. It's the smell of the turf, sweat, blood, and everything else that goes along with playing on that field. It's also the extreme highs and the lowest of lows, all of which make it work while. But most importantly, it's the "forged in blood and sweat" brotherhood that only you and the guys who went through hell with you fully understand.

It was a great read and I hope to read more from him in the future. I know his twitter posts are funny as hell! (Thanks Hou-Tex)

eriadoc
08-02-2012, 03:33 PM
Same reason a lot of guys (myself included) have a very tough time leaving the military. The reasons you leave are different, but the reasons you want to stay are the same.

Cjeremy635
08-02-2012, 04:38 PM
Same reason a lot of guys (myself included) have a very tough time leaving the military. The reasons you leave are different, but the reasons you want to stay are the same.

I was going to post the same thing. From the storys I've read from people who have been in active duty, and then go back and write about it, it's VERY tough. You're considered an outsider and yet you know exactly what they're going through and feeling. It's easy to fall back in an act like one of the guys.....except your not and they don't look at you the same anymore.

infantrycak
08-02-2012, 04:47 PM
I am not as down on Cody as some people but DAMN if we could have 2002 Seth Payne in this D it would be absolutely sick. He was very under appreciated.

Double Barrel
08-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Very cool article, and very honest about his post-NFL experience, as well.

I'm glad he's become a Texans ambassador and from what I heard at lunch, will now also work for 610 radio. He said this afternoon that he really likes the way that the Texans embrace ALL former Houston football players, regardless if they were Oilers or Texans. I think his insight as a defensive lineman will really be great to hear this season.

HOU-TEX
08-14-2012, 11:42 AM
Another awesome read by Payne. His view of what the Wonderlic ahould be. Hysterically funny!

I've always felt that a more accurate intelligence test would combine some elements of the Wonderlic with real world scenarios from the life of an NFL player. So I present to you the first five questions from my proposed Football Intelligence Quotient exam.

The 5 questions and answer options are great. lmao

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/payne-train-better-wonderlic-011145401--nfl.html

gtexan02
08-14-2012, 01:26 PM
Sounds like he should be coaching, honestly. Seems like he would be great at it

disaacks3
08-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Another awesome read by Payne. His view of what the Wonderlic ahould be. Hysterically funny!



The 5 questions and answer options are great. lmao

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/payne-train-better-wonderlic-011145401--nfl.html

Awesomeness: 5. You spend five years with the team that drafts you. You are loved by fans and you've laid down roots in the community. Your wife and children love it there. Unfortunately, when you enter free agency the team is barely under the salary cap and is unable to make a remotely competitive offer, so you sign elsewhere. How should you open up the press conference in your new city?


a) "It wasn't about the money." Act surprised and hurt when people don't believe you.
b) "The fans never appreciated me there." Act surprised and hurt when people take offense.
c) "I wanted to go to a team where they're committed to winning, unlike some places." Say it with a smirk and remember to act surprised and hurt when the previous city's writers "take it out of context."
d) "I had an incredible experience with [former team] and I wish them the best. " Be as gracious as possible, but don't act surprised or hurt when people are still angry.

eriadoc
08-14-2012, 03:26 PM
4. You are approached by a guy in a white coat who calls himself a doctor. He offers to sell you a revolutionary new vitamin injection that will help you add muscle mass and recover more quickly. What should you do?

a) Check the policy on banned substances, but ignore the part that says you are responsible for everything that goes in your body even if it's labeled improperly. Don't ask the team medical staff for advice. Now go for it!
b) Pay with a check or credit card. You'll need a paper trail if you want a refund later.
c) See if he'll throw some of that undetectable synthetic pot into the deal.
d) Run away!

I love it, LOL.

Playoffs
08-31-2012, 04:16 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Just discovered I have a gray nostril hair. Makes my boogers look distinguished.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e316/Soizic22/a%20smilie/laugh-1.gif

heymak
08-31-2012, 07:06 PM
Same reason a lot of guys (myself included) have a very tough time leaving the military. The reasons you leave are different, but the reasons you want to stay are the same.
Thought the same thing while I was reading it.

Playoffs
09-08-2012, 11:41 AM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Reports are that Kenny Britt worked hard to stay in shape during his suspension, which will make his next mug shot the most handsome yet.

:ahhaha:

Playoffs
09-28-2012, 12:15 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Guys, women are more receptive to compliments if they don't feel like come-ons. Try, "Wow, for a Pomeranian your dog has HUGE testicles."

Playoffs
10-01-2012, 12:13 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Titans guard says he locked Watt down except for two sacks, which is like telling your 9th bastard child that the rhythm method works great.

Malloy
10-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL

hahaha :)

Playoffs
10-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
NFL has gotten a little more lenient about untucked jerseys. I would have enjoyed being able to show off my REO Speedwagon tramp stamp.

I make wife call me Belichick to remind her that she should never leave me, and I call her my little Pioli.

Tony Romo is like a great painter who just can't help wiping his boogers on the canvas every now and then.

The Dez Bryant route tree resembles an ancient Pirate's treasure

On RG III:
Shanahan is like a 13 year old that just discovered his own dick. It's a great piece of equipment, Mike, but it can only take so much abuse.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e316/Soizic22/a%20smilie/laugh-1.gif

Playoffs
10-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Radio is done in 11 minute segments. Easy to learn b/c that's how I do sex: 5 minutes foreplay, 2 minutes sex, 4 minute apology, break.http://duramaxdiesels.com/forum/images/smilies/roflmao.gif

idymoe
10-29-2012, 05:34 PM
That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

Playoffs
08-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Fans of bad teams will find these new NFL bags wholly inadequate. pic.twitter.com/7VOg9do6vs (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRz5Zr1CAAAkdda.jpg:large)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRz5Zr1CAAAkdda.jpg

:bag:

CloakNNNdagger
08-16-2013, 04:51 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRz5Zr1CAAAkdda.jpg

:bag:

Great article! And this thread is hilarious!..........and the hits just keep on coming!:clap:

paycheck71
08-16-2013, 04:57 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRz5Zr1CAAAkdda.jpg

:bag:

These might work just fine if your team is sooo bad, you want to suffocate yourself...

TheMatrix31
08-16-2013, 05:24 PM
That was a damn good read. His writing style is similar to mine. Starting different sentences with the same words "It defines me..."


EDIT: Yeesh, didn't realize this was such an old thread.

TexansFanatic
08-16-2013, 06:42 PM
Love that guy. He's always got the really solid takes.

Lucky
08-16-2013, 06:58 PM
Payne was on 610's drive home show today, replacing Josh Innes. The show was very enjoyable and I never changed the station. Which would never happen if Innes was there.

BullBlitz
08-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Payne was on 610's drive home show today, replacing Josh Innes. The show was very enjoyable and I never changed the station. Which would never happen if Innes was there.

Agree. Seth, Mike Meltser and Rich Lord. Good show.

Mike Kerns
08-16-2013, 08:13 PM
I'm not sure if this kind of thing is frowned upon here or not, but I had Seth on our podcast the other night (warning: explicit language). Mods, if this is a problem, feel free to let me know or remove.

http://lysbpodcast.com/2/post/2013/08/predictionpayne.html

Seth is a good dude and I'm glad to see him doing so well on 610 these days.

Playoffs
08-17-2013, 05:30 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
When my daughter loses a tooth I'm reminded that she's getting older, but that she's still too young to understand jokes about meth mouth.
http://fc06.deviantart.net/images/large/icon/emoticons/Smiley_with_only_1_tooth.png

Playoffs
08-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
TV station taught me how to properly apply makeup, so unlike my sister I won't have to listen to my stepmother say I look like a prostitute.

nero THE zero
08-20-2013, 01:24 PM
Payne was on 610's drive home show today, replacing Josh Innes. The show was very enjoyable and I never changed the station. Which would never happen if Innes was there.

Seth Payne and Mike Meltser might very well be the best show on Houston sports radio today.

TejasTom
08-20-2013, 04:39 PM
Seth Payne and Mike Meltser might very well be the best show on Houston sports radio today.

I like Kuch and Kalu on 790 also. I hate that their shows overlap.

BullBlitz
08-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Seth Payne and Mike Meltser might very well be the best show on Houston sports radio today.

I would agree that it is.

Playoffs
09-02-2013, 12:02 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL 12h
We've got @KHOU Sports Extra coming up in 4 minutes.



Gonna squeeze in a CrossFit workout between now and then.

Playoffs
10-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
JJ Watt doesn't bleed, he just lets his blood out for some fresh air.

http://gamedayr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/jj-watt-bloody-face-570x408.jpg

blitz90
10-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Koch and Kalu might very well be the best show on Houston sports radio today.

There i fixed it for you.

Playoffs
10-07-2013, 12:58 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Nobody's happier about this than the Browns, who thought they had agreed to the fake Schaub trade (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102303).

nero THE zero
10-07-2013, 04:32 PM
There i fixed it for you.

Meh.

Can't stand Greg Koch.

Rey
10-07-2013, 05:02 PM
Seth is not a Schaub fan at all.

Travis Johnson is a huge Schaub fan.

HOU-TEX
10-07-2013, 05:09 PM
After Schaubs INT where AJ made the tackle to prevent another pick 6 he tweeted "Progress"

I got a good chuckle out of that

Playoffs
01-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Please lobby your networks for more Film Room style simulcasts. I haven't wanted a second experience this bad since I was 16.

:lol:

Playoffs
01-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Massachusetts prison officials change policy, force Hernandez to watch game.

Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Ribs? [Aquib Talib] You've got like 7 of those things. Get back out there.

Playoffs
01-21-2014, 07:04 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
I just ate somebody's pizza out of the work fridge because adrenaline.

http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/food-smileys/cookie.gif

Playoffs
05-03-2014, 11:17 AM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
I'll be on @SiriusXMNFL at 9 am discussing my proposal to move the 2014 draft date to three months ago.

thunderkyss
05-04-2014, 05:59 AM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFLI'll be on @SiriusXMNFL at 9 am discussing my proposal to move the 2014 draft date to three months ago.

I'll take "How do you fix the Pro Bowl for $500 Alex.

Imagine that. You have the draft, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, then the Pro Bowl Sunday Night.


In Houston.

Playoffs
05-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
I committed to an all liquid diet at 10:30 am. Ordered a pizza at 4. Gotta have your cheat day, you know.