Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Nov 2012

Mandatory Monday: Survivormen

Everything you love, from angry Eagles rants to Watchmen references. Also on Sports on Earth by me: a Steelers-Ravens article called "Fashionably Lame" full of Byron Leftwich goodness.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 19 Nov 2012

9 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2012, 6:27pm by Karl Cuba


by RickD :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:17am


I am now envisioning a burning building slap-fight.

And double kudos for the "Tales of the Black Freighter" reference.

by Guest789 :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:59am

"No one is ever ready for Cecil Shorts" sounds like a tagline to a brilliant movie.


“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”

by DGL :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:31am

Or a line from a Monty Python sketch.

"I wasn't ready for Cecil Shorts."

"No one is ever ready for Cecil Shorts! His main weapon is surprise. Surprise and speed - speed and surprise - his two weapons are speed and surprise.. and great hands. His THREE weapons..."

by Briguy :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:29pm

I gotta say, I normally hate it when people start busting out the Monty Python quotes, but this one made me lol for real. At work.

by Podge (not verified) :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:34pm

Chad Henne's mustache had me asking whether Movember is a thing in America. Is it? That's the only reason I can possibly see for such terrible facial hair.

by Podge (not verified) :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:40pm

Also, I'm shocked that The Thick of It isn't over there yet. Excellent show. I guess it is fairly British (in that its based on our parliament), but if The West Wing can be understandable here, The Thick of It should be understandable there.

It also features some wonderful swearing.

by Todd S. :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 3:27pm

Woo-hoo! for the Genesis reference.

by Mike Tanier :: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 3:34pm

Hey, I know what I like. And I like what I know.

by Karl Cuba :: Tue, 11/20/2012 - 6:27pm

As others have pointed out Veep is the Thick of it's american cousin with the same creator. It does lack something from not having Malcolm Tucker's presence who deploys some of the most poetic foul language you'll hear.