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17 July 2005
  They're All That ...
... and, Maybe, Fat

There's a new type of All-NBA roster taking shape at Raisin the Mar. Fat, ugly, named for nature, and other pseudo-squads are posted with an invitation to help the author establish an even more definitive list.

Thanks to Ryan at Wretched of the Earth for the tip.
 
Comments:
Jack Brickhouse, the legendary voice of the Cubs during the years in the Precambrian Epoch when I was growing up, used to waste his time (and ours) by doing the same thing with baseball teams. He had "the Financial All-Stars"
(Ernie Banks, Dave Cash, Don Money...), "the Anotomical All-Stars" (Barry Foote, Rollie Fingers, Bill Hands...).

Brick did the Bears games, too, and once got so lost in his digressions that he missed a touchdown. When the Bears lined up for the extra point, he said, "Well, it looks like we're gonna have to settle for a field goal here-" and for the rest of the half, announced the score as if it had been a field goal rather than a touchdown and extra point!
 
Brickhouseisms from another creaky Cubs fan:

That's pretty well hit. Back she goes. Back, back, back... HEY HEY! (Cubs homer)

The ballgame is over and the Cubs win!

Here are the happy totals... (Cubs win)

This ballgame is alllll over. (Cubs lose)

Hooray for our gazelle! (Ron Santo steals a base)

Any old kind of a run will do!

- Webcritter
 
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