that dog with the casio sure plays a mean 'take me out to the ballgame'The chilly weather is creating a wardrobe crisis, this morning the chick at Dunkin' put cream and no sugar in my "black, 2 sugars," BU students are back and happily destroying my commute, and the Sox are pretty much done for the season. Happy fall!
But, at least there's football and all the promise wrapped up in Tom Brady's wholesome, gleaming smile. And, okay, the passing game was off and it shouldn't have been that close, but a humiliating safety is always fun and a win is a win. More importantly, what is up with Belichik not looking like a transient subluxation you'd find living under a bridge? I think he might have even had that polo shirt ironed.
Actually, scratch that, MOST importantly-- who do I have to blow/kill/whatever to get Peyton Manning's GIANT FACE off my tv screen? The cell phone ad is moderately amusing, the Mastercard ad is just smug, the Gatorade ad is REPELLENT, but the two different ads that also star Archie Manning? Have GOT to GO.
Some Papelbon-related odds and ends that should have been posted days ago, except we were busy/lazy/broken/hungover/etc:
The AP's story on the glorious MRI results. Included for your reading pleasure are a quote from Pap about not going to school to be a doctor, Tito's above-referenced medical humor, and a picture of Papelbon winning my third grade bubblegum bubble-blowing contest.
SI's Tom Verducci thinks Pap should start next season.
Pap will return if by some stroke of crazy magic the Sox find themselves back in the race. This article is particularly notable for the definition of "transient subluxation" which you'd think someone would have looked up as soon as the doc's statement was issued.
A link that is a totally gratuitious excuse to show a picture of Papelbon and a small boy. Awww...
A real-life moment for Kristen's Papi and Papelbon show:
Jonathon Papelbon was on the field 41/2 hours before the game. He wasn't testing his injured right shoulder. He was operating a 2-foot long race car by remote control. David Ortiz joined him later, operating another car. "We raced them around the outfield, and I think he said he won," Papelbon said.