The NY Daily News Sportswriters Speak For Me

4 comments January 13th, 2008at 02:23pm Posted by Eli

I’ve quoted NY Daily News sportswriter Mike Lupica a bunch of times, but his coworker Filip Bondy has blogged a pretty good point of his own today:

I turned on the CBS pre-game show, NFL Today, and suddenly I was faced with a bunch of men wearing American flag pins in their lapels. If there hadn’t been a couple of African-American guys in on their conversation, I would have thought this was a Republican debate.

I immediately changed the channel, because nobody hates flag pins as much as I do. I already know I live in the U.S. Nobody needs to remind me. This is the only country in the whole world where rich, public personalities need to confirm their citizenry on a daily basis.

A-frickin’-men to that. I think it’s the same kind of overcompensation that leads men to get expensive sports cars…

Entry Filed under: Republicans,Sports


  • 1. Cujo359  |  January 13th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    I’m not so sure. I’ve sometimes thought it would be fun to have a sports car. I’ve never felt that way about a lapel pin.

    Looks like the Giants are up by a touchdown at the moment. Go Giants – whoever is playing the Cowboys has my undying loyalty.

  • 2. Eli  |  January 13th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Plus it’s a lot easier to pick up women with a flashy sports car…

    I think it’s going to be a shootout, but it’s hard for me to imagine the Giants winning with Romo and Owens at full strength, which they appear to be.

  • 3. spocko  |  January 13th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Eli thought of you last week when I was in Vegas. I went to “Crazy Ely’s Internet Cafe” I tried to get a business card or something that had that name on it but they didn’t have anything other than the big sign out front. If I had something other than a camera phone with me I would have shot it for you.

    Maybe next time I’m in Vegas…

  • 4. Eli  |  January 14th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Heh. And I thought of you as I was reading Soon I Will Be Invincible, which was very good – thanks for the tip!

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