WK 10 vs Chargers - Jason Jarman with George, Emma & Bruce Kittle
Niners indeed did bounce back in their last game, showing up big at Levi’s South once again (and thank you to all the many, many, many Niner fans who took over So-Fi stadium – WOW!), completely dominating the LA Rams (now 3-5) and took home a 31-14 win into their bye week. Many great performances, including Jimmy G (with an overall QB ranking right now of 16th and he also has the longest active streak of consecutive games with an 80+ Passer Rating with 17!); and of course, CMC who did the trifecta 3 TD performance; and the entire defense who really showed up in 2nd half. Was great to see defense shut them down like that and so good to see offense score points late to close it out. Great game and maybe best of all no injuries. Niners roll into this game at 4-4, playing surging 6-3 Chargers on Sunday Night Football!! Even though we won’t get the Bosa brothers together in this version (Joey is out for year with injury) we are set for a great game and for Niners to make yet another strong 2nd half run.
In honor of Veterans Day and the NFL Salute to Service game at Levi’s on Sunday night, we decided to limit our show to one segment and offer you a more extended interview with one of our favorite MVP veterans Jason Jarman. Jason is the Program Coordinator for the Seattle MVP Huddle and is in his second full year with MVP. Jason’s story has many twists and turns, like all our own stories, and certainly the stories of all our veterans. But his was an emotional, painful, and yet joyous and victorious experience, and we know that you will really enjoy it.
Jason’s story covers a wide range of topics including:
(1) A lot about love and sustaining hope in the face of loss,
(2) Not being OK, learning you are not OK, and then finally understanding that you can’t and shouldn’t try to go it alone (“We never would think of going into battle alone, why would we think we should deal with our trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse issues alone?”),
(3) Returning to civilian life after deployment (“My body came home from Iraq but my mind stayed there for another 6 months.”), and
(4) That for Jason, finding peace, growth, and healing comes through accountability built on honesty and vulnerability.
As most consistent MVP Huddle members know, healing starts when we can “Acknowledge our own shit, own our own shit, and share our own shit.” Secrets in the dark lead to pain and struggle, secrets exposed are no longer secrets and once exposed/shared, they lose their power and allow for healing. A shout out to all the Veterans out there, those who have served and those still serving. We are grateful each day for all you do and the many, many sacrifices you make on behalf of our country and each of us. THANK YOU! And it is with great honor that I am able to announce that the Niners have nominated George for the NFL’s 2022 Salute to Service Award. If you are interested in learning more please go to: https://www.nfl.com/causes/salute/nom...
In gratitude for life, breath, health, friends, family, and football. Let us share ourselves with others to connect, heal, and grow. Let us meet at love, kindness, and service. Have a great week!!
Bruce & Emma
It is OK TO NOT BE OK (and to tell someone!!) - YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! It is OK TO ASK FOR HELP – that is why YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! CANCER SUCKS –YOU ARE NOT ALONE! – WE ARE THINKING OF YOU!