Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hate this! Thursdays

Dear NPR,

I just wanted to congratulate you on a story aired All Things Considered last night. Jon Kalish's "piece" about the 1968 Harvard vs. Yale game succeeded in sucking more than the bottleneck at I-40 and I-235 at rush hour. Seriously, what could be more riveting than a bunch of Ivy League dudes recalling the glory days of a football game that no one cared about even then (but Tommy Lee Jones was on the team! I know, I know.)? In this day and age of economic deterioration, there's nothing more heartwarming than an old fashioned tale of priviliged leatherheads fighting it out on the Harvard gridiron. So relatable! Maybe I'll play this story for my children, who will most certainly attend the prestigious University of Phoenix. Perhaps they'll play Capella in a tense Second Life game of pigskin in a similar spirited tradition.

I went to a Harvard game or two. There's only one crimson team that's worth freezing your ass off (literally). And it's not Harvard. Don't know if I was clear about that.

Love in Christ,

B

7 comments:

Dan said...

UMass?

blythe said...

does umass play football?

Michael5000 said...

You just don't understand the appeal of college football.

blythe said...

i hope you are being facetious. watching ivy league football is worse than any oklahoma high school game. pitiful!

Kadonkadonk said...

Tell you what - donate to ktoo.org instead of npr in general, and I'll make sure we never play that crap on our station again! Of course, you'll have to listen to Alaska NPR instead of Oklahoma NPR, but we're both wicked red states, so you might not even notice a difference.

Dan said...

The Minutemen are a Div 1AA Juggernaut. Suck it, Appalachian State!

Matt A said...

University of Phoenix ONLINE.