November 09, 2004


I'm going to declare a unilateral moratorium on football-related trash-talking on this site, for the following reasons:

(a) It's unseemly
(b) I don't want anyone to get annoyed
(c) It is very likely that the Steelers will lose at some point this season, and I really don't want everyone coming around to gloat
(d) It would kind of be karmic payback for that to happen next week--after the Steelers broke streaks for the Patriots and Eagles, will Ben Roethlisberger have his own chance at breaking a record denied?
(e) That record would be most consecutive wins by a starting QB to open a career (since the NFL-AFL merger)
(f) I swear that (d) wasn't meant just to remind you again that the Steelers just broke streaks for the Patriots and Eagles
(g) (f) was, though
(h) Anyway, for some godawful reason the Steelers often have trouble winning in Cleveland
(i) But what's most important is that I go out on top--with respect to the Steelers' current ranking, no one can accuse me of jumping off the bandwagon when it starts to slow down
(j) With respect to similes like pound like British currency, it's probably more important that I go out on the bottom while we still know where the bottom is
(k) And isn't this the best way of promoting peace love and understanding?

Exceptions will always be made for Norbizness. Those predictions aren't looking much better than this one, are they, Astro-boy?

(Football-related philosophizing will continue.)

Posted by Matt Weiner at November 9, 2004 10:18 AM

Man, those _were_ awful. What was I smoking? Oh right, lots of weed.

Posted by: norbizness at November 9, 2004 10:34 AM

Wonder if Volokh has the same excuse... (Also, your (2) was pretty damn good.)

Posted by: Matt Weiner at November 9, 2004 11:16 AM