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10 Sep 2012

Mandatory Monday: Surprises Abound

Hey gang: I have my own Monday morning wrap-up column now! All the jokes and insights you have come to love, with less forethought and more sleep deprivation. Hope you like it. Peace.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 10 Sep 2012

18 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2013, 11:56am by Cathedralplumbing


by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:15pm

Mandatory Monday sound like button downed prudish older sister of Freaky Friday.

Will ref article later. Going to get durnk tonight like all times.

Rvane s 22, Begalz 19
Raiders 30, Chargers 20

by jebmak :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 4:43pm

"Mandatory Monday sound like button downed prudish older sister of Freaky Friday."


by RickD :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:38pm

Not bad.

by MilkmanDanimal :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:43pm

Mandatory Monday? Tentative Tuesday? Wishy-washy Wednesday?

by nat :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 2:24pm

"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Brilliant.

by nat :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 4:21pm

"It's Seattle's third timeout." *SLAP*
"It's Seattle's fourth timeout." *SLAP*
"It's Seattle's third timeout." *SLAP* *SLAP*

"I said I want the truth!"

"It's Seattle's third timeout AND their fourth timeout!"

by Independent George :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 6:14pm

"How many cameras do you need? How much more can you learn from all that footage?"

"The future, Mr. Mangini. The future."

by Kal :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 3:33pm

This is one of my favorite paragraphs written about anything ever:

"Logicians call our impulse to react strongly to new stimuli as the Immediacy Bias and our tendency to remember and emphasize what happened first in a sequence of events as the Primacy Effect. Both fallacies got wired into our brains in the “escape vicious animals” era of human development, when they were no doubt much more helpful than they are in the modern “discuss the Packers defense” era. So, when the Jets score 41 points, our modern brains say, “It’s only one game,” but our primal brains say, “You just stepped out of the cave and got gored by a mastodon.”

by tuluse :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 4:17pm

Same here, just fantastic.

by bengt (not verified) :: Tue, 09/11/2012 - 9:55am

Logicians, it must be pointed it[sic!], are rarely welcome on sports talk shows.
I'd like to nominate Tanier for 'The second coming of Douglas Adams'.

by LionInAZ :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 6:16pm

There ain't no column like a Mike Tanier column, 'cause a Mike Tanier column is mandatory!

by jebmak :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:08pm

LOL. One of my favorite lines.

by Dean :: Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:58am

I just wish they'd do something about all the annoying italics already.

by Anonymous2 (not verified) :: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 5:32am

Why don't you do something an switch to a real browser already?

by Dean :: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:12am

What kind of tool actually cares what browser they use? Or worse, what kind of browser someone else uses?

You're pathetic.

by RC (not verified) :: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:28am

There's nothing wrong with the column. There's a problem with the user's browser.

So he should probably stop bitching and fix his own problem.

by Eddo :: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:42am

What kind of tool actually cares about which car they drive? Or which shoes they wear? Or what kind of font is displayed on a website they read?

Are you really that set in your ways that you can't imagine someone preferring one browser over another?

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