Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rope-a-dope

If you hadn't been in such a hurry to recycle the strikingly unoriginal "Roped by Cowboys," you might have looked down the page and seen "New York 17, Detroit 6." And thus is another outpost lost in the War on Editing.

Were things better in the Big Town (aside from correctly identifying the opposing team)? Not unless you didn't have enough "Giant [noun]" in your life:
Bonus points to the Freep for this metaphor from Mars:

You knew Odell Beckham Jr. was lurking, a bat in the belfry, a quick bite that could come at any time. But when the Detroit Lions’ best defense against him, cornerback Darius Slay, went out early with a hamstring injury, you could almost hear Beckham cooing, “Here I come, here I come …"

As the New Yorker used to put it in column fillers: Coos we doubt ever got cooed.

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