Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Nov 2013

Tanier's NFL Game Riffs: Week 12

Fourteen short stories about Manning-Brady, with guest columnists like Emily Dickinson, Batman and Superman, and Stieg Larsson.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 22 Nov 2013

13 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2014, 2:38pm by Moncler m

Comments

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by Leyoz :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:21am

That was awesome. Loved it.

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by The Hypno-Toad :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:32am

Guess who looked like a crazy person on the bus to work today... It was me! I spent a lot of the commute giggling, thank you!

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by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:01pm

You are in rare form with this week's colum, Tanier. Too many highlights to list, but the Richie Incognito dressed as Bjork made me lose it. And the Colts as the Spy from the boardgame Stratego is a genius-level observation. Instead of numerical Power Rankings, we should rank teams based on what piece from Stratego they would be.

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by panthersnbraves :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:27pm

Good stuff!

(how could a two-word comment be spam - can you put my name in the spam filter, please?)

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:53pm

I believe Conner Jordan Mandelbrot could ably fill in for one Peter King.

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by dmstorm22 :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:26pm

A history of the NFL as told by the King James Bible might be the greatest thing ever made ever.

I would pay way too much for it.

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by IrishBarrister :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:40pm

This might be your best "Game Riffs" to date, Mr. Tanier.

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by theslothook :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:57pm

I actually loved the star wars bit. I actually forgot how many racist themes are all over that movie.

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by morganja :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:05pm

Still, we can hold out hope that Incognito was making fun of an Icelandic person by dressing up as Bjork.

This image haunts me.

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by morganja :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:39pm

I just saw the picture of Incognito in the Bjork outfit in the comments at the end....

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by Tom C. Huskey (not verified) :: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 8:16pm

"SUPERMAN: I am grim and gritty too now. Did you see Man of Steel? I stone-cold killed General Zod, even though neither of us has killed anyone in a comic book since World War II."

Somebody needs to actually read some comics. Both have in-continuity* kills from the 80's.

Crud, that was around 30 years ago?
/feels old

*not an imaginary story, not an alternate world \ Elseworld(tm), etc

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by Andrew Potter :: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:59am

You know the people at Yellowstone who fumble with their cameras to get a perfect picture of the moose instead of watching the moose?

I prefer/am more depressed by the analogy of the parents who are so desperate to perfectly video their kid's school play that they don't actually watch their kid.

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