Monday, October 24, 2005

Holy War

Lots to talk about today.
  • For starters, I took some leftover pizza to school for lunch today, but by the time I got out of my 9am class it was gone. We've had problems in the past with homeless people, uhm, "letting themselves into the school" at night and taking stuff out of the fridge (or sleeping in the classrooms) but this was in the middle of the morning. So one of you fuckers ate my lunch. Thanks a lot.
  • Spent last Saturday at Notre Dame for the BYU game. There are a few things of note here about the game itself.
    • Firstly and foremostly, my buddy Drew actually played in this game -- he's on the punt squad and the kickoff return team. I never got to hear his name over the PA, but he was in on two tackles (officially credited with one) and downed a punt at the 4 yard line. Here's a shot of him (top, #48) getting ready for one of Notre Dame's many kickoffs.
      He looks much smaller in person.
    • I really have to commend Notre Dame on their game plan. The way they allowed BYU's offense to move the ball between the 30s really neutralized Drew's effectiveness. Very impressive.
    • Speaking of game-planning, the Irish attend mass on Saturday morning at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and all the fans line the path from the church to the stadium at about 11:15. There was apparently some congestion at the front of the line, so Charlie Weis stopped right next to me. Nice guy that I am, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to offer him an animal cracker. He didn't accept, but I did manage to get a photo of him laughing at me. Good times.
      Charlie Weis thinks I'm funny.
  • Hey, that reminds me. The best way to get Jehovah's Witnesses off your porch? Just tell them that you're a Mormon. They go running. It's like the Crips and Bloods. (What, you prefer oil and water?)
  • Notre Dame's campus -- amazing. Everything there was top-notch. First-rate all the way, from the pre-game traditions to the knowledge of the fans to the quality of the football. The only thing that was lacking in any respect were the concessions. If you didn't want a hot dog, you were out of luck. And actually I got the last hot dog at one particular concession stand, so if you were the guy behind me, you were out of luck even if you did only want a hot dog.
  • NFL? Shitty week. Browns crapped the bed again. Their defense has only allowed 1 TD in each of the last 4 games, but they have a serious bend-don't-break thing going on, which I could do without. Lots of turnovers, some dropped passes, too many penalties. At least the Bengals lost. Oh, that reminds me -- I heard on the radio this morning that Bootsy Collins (who?) has decided to give the Bungles their own theme song. Apparently he's a Cincinnati native, and yet for some reason decided to title his song "Fear da Tigers." Last I checked, the Tigers were a baseball team, and they play in Detroit. Well done, Bootsy. Anyway, I found a link here, and I guess there are multiple songs. Three players actually appear in the other one ("Bigg Cats"), and if that's not asking for trouble one-third of the way into the season, I don't know what is. Maybe this explains their performance against the Stillers -- let's hope the Football Gods use this opportunity to teach everyone a lesson in humility by continuing to smite these infidels. And since we're on the topic, this "Who Dey" crap is hands-down the worst slogan in all of professional sports. Someone needs to put a stop to it.
  • In fantasy football I'm looking at 3-1 for the week, which would put me at 16-11 on the year. I'll hold onto the overall points lead for the "important" league, and have a shot at the high score for the week in one of the others.
  • Finally, in non-football news, a former child-actor was just elected President of Poland. I'm excited about this, because it throws the door wide open for the 2024 candidacy of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I can't wait.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY. And oh, yeah, WHO DEY.

-meaty

Nye! said...

Honestly, the only way a person could look any dumber than someone yelling "WHO DEY" would be by yelling "WHO DEY" and clapping Thunder Stix.

NYE! 1.0 said...

What about yelling "WHO DEY", clapping thunder stix, and doing the wave?

Nye! said...

You're right, I take that back. The dumbest possible fan would be one yelling "WHO DEY," clapping Thunder Stix to the beat of a retarded pop song, and doing the wave all at the same time.

Anonymous said...

How 'bout yelling "Who Dey!!??" and rooting their team on to another demolishing of the Browns?

If it is "Brown," flush it down.

Nye! said...

If by "another demolishing of the Browns" you mean "trying to get the lifetime series close to .500," fine. By my count the Bungles haven't "demolished" the Browns since they won 30-10 in 1992, when I was 10 years old. Since then the Browns are 13-7 against "Da Tigers." And I wouldn't get too excited about a week one 14-point victory in which the Browns had two touchdowns called back by penalties.

Gimme a break. See what I mean? Cincinnati fans are idiots.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a law school blog not a history blog. Live in the now!

"Who Dey" is headed in directions the Browns haven't sniffed since their real team left "The Mistake on the Lake" and become the Baltimore Ravens.

Whatever the lifetime record, the Bengals will stay in Cincy forever and will continue making sporadic Super Bowl appearances, which I believe the Browns have never done.

Meanwhile, you and your other "soldjas" can reminisce about the good ol' days. Wait a minute, there weren't any good ol' days, at least since you've been alive.

WHO DEY!!!??

Anonymous said...

Wow - the dumbest fan ever sure would be acting with excellent coordination to do all three of those things after tailgating since sunrise...

Would still be better than a group of 450 lbs out-of-work-laborers barking in their own filth.

And technically, isn't this team from the Mistake-by-the-Lake a new franchise? i mean, since their return, the Floaters are 30-66. (bengals are 32-64). And the teams are 6-6 since that time as well.

Plus, you would think that you would give a little credit, or at least not out-right insult, a fellow Ohio team that is trying to rise from the shitter.

WHO DEY

-meaty

Nye! said...

OK, a few things here.

First, I don't see any reason to pigeonhole this as a law school blog. We're not much of law students, anyway.

Second, the Browns went to the playoffs in 2002, seven years after the other team was whisked away to Baltimore.

Finally, I have no problems with the Bengals "trying to rise from teh shitter." The post was about this "Who Dey" thing, which remains, objectively and without question, the absolute worst slogan in all of sports. It makes no sense and sounds completely retarded. It is impossible to identify any slogan which is worse, and that will remain true regardless of how many wins the team has.

Anonymous said...

What about the distasteful "Let's Roll" from the 2002 Florida State Seminoles?

Nye! said...

Perhaps distasteful, but not retarded. And in any case, the Todd M. Beamer Foundation was "honored" that the 'Noles used it.

Anonymous said...

How can you say Who Day makes no sense. If you payed any attention you would learn that it means "Who dey think gonna beat them bengals." So it make perfect sense. And if it is so stupis why are Legendary musicians like Bootsy Collins making songs out of it and why is the slogan one of the most recognizable in all sports. It's cool, be bitter about your piss poor browns and your heart-breaking Indians. Last I checked the Browns lost to the Texans, WOW!

Anonymous said...

*paid sorry

Nye! said...

Good God. I know what it's short for -- the whole thing (and yeah, I have to call it a "thing," because it's clearly not a sentence) is what's retarded.

And actually, it's hardly the most recognizable slogan in sports. Ask anyone outside of Ohio and they've never heard of it.