“Think About It… Think About It Deeply”

yap.jpgRegardless of who wins the Super Bowl, we, the people, the Joe Plumbers and Jane Six-Packs of the world, will most definitely be subjected to interview after interview after interview of big dummies with fat paychecks who don’t actually say… anything.

This is nothing new, dear readers.  The gene pool is ridiculously consistent in its distribution policies.  Sure, I can’t throw a football 60 yards on a line to a moving target, but I can speak three languages.  I can’t hit a curveball over the left field wall, but I can read books and formulate coherent thoughts through the power of writing.

It’s a balance thang.

And though I often harp on my dislike of hearing my favorite professional athletes speak (Albert Pujols and his non-stop Jesus mouth comes to mind), I sure as hell hope Big Ben or Aaron Rodgers will follow South African rugby star Brendan Venter’s lead:

By the way, Mr. Venter is a medical doctor too.

Yah.

Believe it.

And don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeff

7 Comments

I hope the Coaches of both the Steelers and the Packers make their players watched that one segment of “Bull Durham” where Crash Davis tries to teach Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh about the cliches.
Those little gobbles of joy have their place, but with millions andmillions of world-wide eyeballs staring in….hopefully a few more nuggets of vocal goodness will be provided for all of us to feast on tomorrow.
Just hope no one yells “Wolverines!”

Rays Renegade
http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Just so you know I’m not dead or haven’t deserted or forgotten how to type….etc…etc…etc….
I’ll be happy when this game of tag is over, but I would like to steal a phrase from Ricky Gervais in closing…

‘I would like to thank god…. for making me an atheist….’

-peter
Phillies Outside
http://phillies-outside.mlblogs.com (new-new home)

RR — I was waiting for a “Go Big Blue” but never got it.
Peter — You ARE alive. Nice! And that’s one of my favorite Gervais lines. Are you on cruise control goin’ into spring training? What a club the Phils managed to keep together… wowsers.
–Jeff

That interview was hilarious. I listened to some of the interviews with the Super Bowl participants last night and I was struck by all the cliches – the same ones baseball players use. It kind of made me nuts. Can’t someone say something…smart?

http://www.janeheller.com/confesionsblog

Jane — I know, right? I always liked Joe Magrane’s interviews. He’s smart and well spoken and extremely ornery.
–Jeff

Perhaps athlete speak is a language all its own and far more subtle and nuanced than our ears, accustomed as they are to the wider traditional vocabulary of English, can easily pick up on. Phrases like “110%” might have dozens of different meanings determined by a complex system of vocal inflection, facial expressions and arm gestures. Oh, and all of those young ladies following them around are merely scantily clad linguistic anthropologists. *nods*
– Kristen
http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/

I won’t even watch Sports Center the week before or after the Super Bowl. Once all that hoopla is over….we can concentrate on Spring Training..
-Mike
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

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