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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday NFL blogging

-- Quan Cosby, the rookie WR from Texas, had a great block on the kickoff return TD that was crucial to the Bengals' defeat of the Steelers. He hustled downfield and was the only Bengal who was in a position to help Bernard Scott once he got inside the Steelers' 30, getting just enough of the closest defender to Scott before peeling off and leveling a second guy who was pursuing.

-- I'm kind of at loss with Ice Cube's remarks on Al Davis. Seems that, like most Raiders fans, he's living at least 20 years in the past.

-- I'm perplexed by these commercials for Alyssa Milano's new line of NFL clothes for the ladies and, apparently, little dogs. There's this slow-motion shot of Milano wearing one of her outfits, hair blowing, while shimmery music plays in the background, where you really think it's got to be a joke, but by the end you realize no this isn't a joke or parody -- someone decided this was a good idea for a commercial. Which is a little weird, because the product itself seems like not such a bad idea. I don't know a single woman who would wear this stuff, but my understanding is there's lots of women across this great land who are hard-core fans and deck themselves out in jerseys, and why wouldn't they want to class it up a bit with the fashion concepts of a C-movie actress?

-- When Peyton Manning threw a pass Sunday night at a receiver's feet, Chris Collinsworth compared it to Haley's Comet, because that's how rare a pass that terrible is for him. For Donovan McNabb, that's a weekly occurrence. One of the many reasons it's torture to be an Eagles fan.

-- I like Peter King. He's good at what he does, and he seems like a nice guy. I read "Monday Morning QB" religiously. But sometimes when he talks about non-NFL subjects, it gets uncomfortable. Yesterday he raved about a new John Grisham short-story collection and said he's read every book Grisham has ever written. I wish I could erase this knowledge from my brain. My last Grisham experience came a few years ago when my wife and I had to drive to from SF to LA and on a whim got the audiobook of "King of Torts," thinking it would be a mindless way to pass the time. It was so bad we turned it off after 20 minutes.

.: posted by hornswaggler 7:41 AM

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