Monday, November 01, 2004

Okay, so it was pretty cool to see the Red Sox come back against the Yanks and then go on to sweep the World Series. But I'm already sick of the media sloganeering that has ensued. Example: I lost count of how many times I heard the phrase "reverse the curse" during the Florida-Georgia game on Saturday. What the heck? What "curse"? Florida has dominated the last 14 years, but Georgia still leads the overall series. Not only is it a recycled catch-phrase, it doesn't even apply! Yet, as soon as Georgia (sad to say) won on Saturday, sportscasters were shoving microphones into the players' faces and asking them what it felt like to have "the curse reversed." To their credit, most of the UGA players had a vacant, bewildered expression in response to that particular non sequitur.*

* Of course, a vacant, bewildered expression is what I generally expect from athletes at the University [sic] of Georgia.

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