That phrase occurred to me the other day. Just thought I would share it with you.
Other quick hits:
(1) I said it about Wade Phillips; I said it about Jerry Jones: Why should we think that they talk to their underlings any differently than they talk to the public -- i.e., incoherently and ineffectually?
Same question about Garrett. What evidence do we have that what he says to his players evidences any more creativity, emotion, accountability, or interest than what he says to us?
(2) I try to keep ad hominem reasoning out of these pages. However, I am going to grant myself a dispensation this occasion to say that from the moment of his hiring I have loathed Roger Goodell because I didn't like his smug, thuggish, privileged, self-regarding face. I'd never heard of him and knew nothing about him, but I've disliked him ever since.
Everything I've heard about him since confirms my unfair first impression, even before the recent evidence of his unsuitability for running anything. The Ticket guys have from time to time described encounters with him, to the extent one can have an encounter with someone as cocooned by his entourage as this grossly-overpaid monarch.
(3) I have only spoken with one person about the Goodell interview with Norah O'Donnell, the one were he looked stupid, inarticulate, and truthless. She said to me exactly what I was thinking myself: This guy's a big, hard drinker.
Small-eyed, red-faced, blotchy, trouble forming sentences. However, I just googled "roger goodell alcohol" and the only thing I come up with is "drunk with power."
(4) I've been punching out on the Central Market "are you really into . . . ?" commercials for quite some time now. They show no sign of abating. I'm sure I've missed me some good Ticket lately.
I'm missing more. I'm now punching out on the Evil Cat telling her owner about Dropcam.
The first reason I'm punching out on it is that the accent is stupid. Can't decide whether to be British or East Coast Patrician, really inept. There have to be better voice actresses around. Maybe one of the no doubt thousands who really have an accent?
The second reason I'm punching out is that the narrative is stupid. The end of the commercial forgets what's in the beginning of the commercial.
-- The Evil Cat says "you're not here right now" -- meaning not present in the house, or else the whole Dropcam premise is nonsense -- at the beginning of the ad, and finishes by ordering the owner "now get in here and pet me."
-- The Evil Cat says it "hates" Dropcam because it shows all of the naughty things she is doing, but then it says there's a "bright side" because the cat "can't wait" for the owner to view "what I'm doing to your sweaters." The "bright side" is exactly what the Evil Cat claims to "hate" about Dropcam.
Listening too hard again.
Apologies for all of today's negativity.
I do like The Ticket. There.