Sunday, October 29, 2006

F-bombs, Emasculation, and Gay Stuff. Ah, the Pagentry of College Football.

Here's a quick multimedia-friendly post for you crazy kids out there. First up is the extended footage from the 60 Minutes piece on Charlie Weis that aired tonight. I was stunned by how much of a "puff piece" it was, ultimately. I get this weird nervous twitch in my eye every time I hear that a television show is doing a piece on Weis or Notre Dame, as I begin to smell that inevitable hatchet swing and some sidelong reference to the phrase "tarnished dome". You can imagine my surprise when I saw how complimentary (or perhaps I should say ass-kissingly) it was, especially with the scandalous promos that were being shown all week.

Watch the wired up segment, it will be, like, the best five minutes of your life. If you close your eyes, you think you're listening to a Tarantino film.

Next up is a YouTube clip from the Iowa-Northern Illinois game that has been making the rounds through Deadspin, The Wiz, and The Fanhouse. Not exactly sure who to Hat Tip on this, so a blanket huzzah to the Internet Tubes. Anyway, the announcer gets a little sidetracked explaining the tender, sensitive touch necessary to catch a pass, and then kind of outs himself. A weird and funny awkward pause immediately follows.

Hopefully that will tide you over for the morning. I've got the Blogpoll and a Special Guest columnist coming up later today.

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At 1:19 AM, Anonymous captaineclectic said...

Next time anyone says something inappropriate, I'm going to break the awkward silence with "...fourth down, and nine."

At 10:30 AM, Blogger The Contrarian said...

Perhaps someone can do a running talley of college football broadcasters fired this season for saying something inappropriate.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Cool Hand Mike said...

I've always thought that it's not how many times you drop the f-bomb, but where you place it.

Weis is a swami of swearing.

At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Robb said...

"Two tight ends on the defensive end, and no one touches the motherf*cker?"

How many times have each of us said that in our living rooms this season?

That was, indeed, a great four minutes.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Clashmore said...

what a great video (the iowa-niu one). i'm stealing it.

At 1:12 AM, Anonymous captaineclectic said...

"This season"? Hell, robb, I said it about twelve times during the UCLA game alone, which is at least 24 if you count the time I rewatched it while sober.

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Robb said...

Amen, Cap. Amen.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Joel said...

The NIU clip is now kaput. Just FYI.


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