Sunday, November 26, 2006

Dis One's Fah Doctah Morris



That was a nice catch at the end of the first half.

Also, kudos to Dick Stockton of Fox Sports, who said during the Saints-Falcons game today that New Orleans was well on its way to its rightful place as a "world-class city." Mr. Stockton has been reading his Mr. Clio / Mr. Melpomene.

UPDATE: The Atlanta newspaper reports that the Georgia Dome was half-full at kickoff. A huge metropolitan area, with a team sporting Michael Vick, allegedly one of the great athletes of our era--and they can't get more than 40,000 people to watch their team with a winning record take on the division-leading Saints (with superstars like Drew Brees, Deuce, and Reggie Bush)?

And don't tell me all the Atlanteans were at art galleries, bookstores, and libraries. No, they were at Applebee's; or sitting at home frozen in front of video games and um-teenth reruns of Adam Sandler movies; or at the mall buying power washers so they can maintain the PVC on their houses.

8 comments:

ashley said...

Cuprum. One of the 7 metals historically used in alchemy. Also, an excellent ending to the first half. After years of "big ben right" and such, it's nice to get a Hail Mary against the dirty birds.

Nice catch, Mr. Copper. I did notice your earlier drop, though.

And that last paragraph is a gem.

oyster said...

I "caught" Stockton's comments and transcribed them. Will reprint them here or in a post soon.

I guess Copper must be a Hail Mary specialist.

mchebert said...

That's the difference between a World Class City and a Big Ass City. A hundred thousand people at Target don't make a World Class City. Fifty people at Liuzza's do.

It's not the number of people. It's how many people care.

The only NFL fans I have sympathy for right now are the Detroit Lions fans. The Lions have been just about as miserable as the Saints over the long term, and they turn out weekly to watch their team get ripped.

Oh, and a tiny bit of sympathy for Oakland. They have to watch AB play.

Nabil said...

"And don't tell me all the Atlanteans were at art galleries, bookstores, and libraries. No, they were at Applebee's; or sitting at home frozen in front of video games and um-teenth reruns of Adam Sandler movies; or at the mall buying power washers so they can maintain the PVC on their houses."

So harsh. So true.

Big__Shot said...

Well, Spanglish was pretty good.

mominem said...

Most Atlantiens spend their weekends securely ensconced in their neighborhoods, feeling superior in their knowledge that they are the chosen.

Coach Joe Cullen said...

At least they weren't at Wennie's

I mean Wendy's drive thru

James Collins said...

At least I wasn't concealing a weapon!