Monday, August 14, 2006

Double-Barrel Dork Post

Allright, who let the dorks in? Today, we're getting hit with two big news items of manaical nerds ruining our good time this college football season.

The first bit of news is that Dragon*Con, the world's largest Dungeons & Dragons Convention (um, at least that's what somebody told me) invading Atlanta on the same weekend as the Notre Dame - Georgia Tech game. With the city overrun by tens of thousands of role-playing dorks, my search for a hotel room has hit a formidable snag. On the bright side, hopefully it will help me get tickets, since I have to assume that 90% of the GT student section will be selling off their seats. Paul Westerdawg jumps all over this story over at Georgia Sports Blog, so thanks for the heads-up.

In other news, the Worldwide Leader has lost their freaking skulls with some incredibly corny comic book mashup with college football called the "X-Men" of 2006. I'm puzzled and perplexed by who greenlighted this ridiculous idea, but for the morbidly curious, here are the profiles for "The Rifleman" and "The Mastermind". One thing I would have changed for Brady Quinn's "kryptonite" would be "In-laws who look like cavemen".

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