Monday, September 15, 2008

My Favorite Headline

Sure, there were a lot of bad news headlines today. It's enough to make you want to hide all your money under the mattress (whatever is left, anyway). But there is other stuff going on in the world. My favorite headline today? This one:

Paul Johnson calls TV announcers ‘morons’

Heh. It's nothin' I hadn't thought of myself. Sports announcers can be total doofuses. (Hmmm, I have no idea how to pluralize or spell "doofus". What I wrote doesn't look right, but you get the drift...) Any time you babble throughout an entire football game, you are bound to say something stupid. Especially those prissy TV announcers. Two games ago, the announcers spent the entire game calling Roddy Jones by the name 'Roddy Smith', in spite of his last name being written in large block letters on the back of his jersey. Idiots. It made me wonder if they were actually watching the game they were calling. This week, they were second-guessing Coach Johnson's strategy and making me very glad they were not on our coaching staff. Because coaches need, you know, balls. Ahem.

One of the good things about college football season is that no matter what else is going on, the football headlines just scream normalcy. The political races are a big sucking cesspool of nasty, and the country's finances are in the shitter, but it'll take a lot more than that to affect college football. For a few blessed hours on Saturday afternoons and evenings all across this country, the players and fans get together and forget that they disagree on anything except football.


ctheokas said...

The plural of doofus is "doofi," pronounced "do-fi".

Okay, I'm lying. It's "doofuses".

fermicat said...

Looks weird either way.

LL said...

I thought the plural was spelled "ctheokas"... :P

And the pros are where it's at baby! None of this minor league crapola... ;)

Kathleen said...

I escaped the drudgery of the news on Saturday with 3.5 hours of yarn - touching, feeling, gauging, lusting, etc.

It's too bad I hate football, because it has to be cheaper than yarn.

Have sports announcers gotten stupider or did I just not realise how stupid they were 20 years ago? Because I don't remember them being this bloody stupid.

magnetbabe said...

I'm about ready to be one of those weird people who turn the sound off and listen to the radio announcers. I always like them better.

Since ctheokas stole my initial comment, I'm going to say the plural of doofus is "doofae".

ctheokas said...

Don't make me come out to Bat Country, LL!


tiff said...

platypus, platypi

doofus, doofi

LOVE college ball, but don't ever sit down to watch a gme because I'd give myself 8 kindso f coronaries what with all the shouting and sudden expertise-getting on my part.

fermicat said...

ll - nah, the pros are full of primadonnas who are in it for the money. I'll take the passion and craziness of college football over the NFL any day.

kat - I don't think they are getting any smarter...

magnetbabe - I spent the last five minutes of the game pacing around on the porch listening to Wes Durham call the game on the radio. Too nervous to watch. I like "doofae", but would that only apply to females?

ctheokas - you don't want to go there. There's bats and black helicopters and snakes, and people are cooking insects into their pancakes!

tiff - we give the cats coronaries with all of our shoutin' and carryin' on.

JennyLu said...

true at least some rivarlies never change.