Let me stretch your mind and tease your intellect with the discoveries I made today while researching one of the newly signed Oakland Raiders, Colt Brennan.
First, I started by researching his name. Why? The name Brennan is similar to my family name, Brannon. It is as simple as that.
I discovered that Brennan and Brannon are indeed connected in some way. So, I looked up the meaning of Brennan. It means "raven."
Now, I am going to conjecture that Colt Brennan is a perfect fit for the Oakland Raiders. Why would I make that claim so soon?
Let's just say the Cherokee Indian part of me and the Irish part of me are awakened.
I decided to see if I could find connections, not in a mathematical way, but in another unusual way of thinking.
I delved deeper, seeking more definitions. I looked up, therefore, the meaning of raven.
And wow, here is what was discovered.
In the Native American culture, it is said that the raven symbolizes the void, the mystery of that which is not yet formed.
And here is a "punch line," and I will give the link to this quote:
"Ravens are symbolic of the Black Hole in Space, which draws in all energy toward itself and releases it in new forms."
Now what fanbase uses the phrase "black hole?" Who else? The Raider Nation.
Folks who read my articles know I enjoy doing pattern recognition using numbers and graphs. But this is a remarkable finding, and, of course, probabilistic in nature.
You can call it chance. It is so precise that I am going to call it destiny.
So, let us welcome Colt Brennan, the new Oakland Raider whose surname means "raven."
Welcome to the team, as you bring wisdom and more talent and determination.
Another amazing coincidence and finding is that in Chinese mythology it is believed, according to a quote, that "when the sunlight hits their (the raven) glossy black feathers just right, they seem to turn to silver.?
From black to silver. Does that sound familiar?
The heck if I understand this discovery on this day in Aug. 2010, but one thing I know: it looks like there are signs that Colt Brennan is a good fit for the Oakland Raiders.
Here is a partial list of Brennan's accomplishments:
Awards and honors
- 2x First-team All-WAC (2006-2007)
- 2x WAC Offensive P.O.Y. (2006-2007)
- 2x Third-team AP All-American (2006-2007)
- 2x O'Brien Award finalist (2006-2007)
- Sammy Baugh Trophy (2006)
- Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist (2007)
- Heisman Trophy finalist (2007)
Some of Brennan's achievements include:
- Second all-time in most career touchdowns responsible for (146). Achieved November 23, 2007.
- NCAA record for most 400 yard games (20). Achieved in 2007.
- Tied NCAA record for most career touchdown passes by a quarterback-receiver combination (39 to Davone Bess). Achieved November 23, 2007.
- NCAA single-season record for most touchdown passes, achieved in 2006 (58)
- NCAA two-season record for most touchdown passes, (96, achieved 2006-2007)
- NCAA record for passing efficiency (season), posting a 186.0 mark in 2006
- NCAA record for most points responsible for (season) with 385. (2006)
- NCAA record for highest pass completion percentage (70.4%).
- Second all-time in career touchdown passes (131) behind Graham Harrell.
- Fourth all-time in total passing yards with 14,193 behind Graham Harrell, Ty Detmer and Timmy Chang.
Finally, since Brennan means "raven" I also looked at another source to seek understanding. It was discovered that the ravens were the protector of the prophets; they fed Elijah and Paul the Hermit.
Let's just say that since the raven is reportedly one of the oldest and wisest animals, and since the new Oakland Raiders' surname means "raven," maybe the Oakland Raiders are getting ready for some remarkable experiences in 2010.
It's so interesting, that it reminds me of a series of articles, titled, "Believe it or not?"