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Friday, June 23, 2006
Alleged Idiot of the Week Poll
Uh-oh. Tough decision. It's probably to jump on breaking news and nominate accused-abuser Brett Myers for Idiot of the Week. Innocent until proven guilty, right? And he did plead not guilty. What to do? Hey, how about retitling the poll? Make it Alleged Idiot of the Week? You can still vote, of course, for those who seem indubitably to belong. Like Phil Mickelson, who blew the U.S. Open with bonehead shots on the final hole. How about the Knicks owner James Dolan, for hiring whoever you blame for his now owing Larry Brown many millions? Still, let's not forget idiocy of the lowlife level, like the guy who fell asleep at his beer burglary. Or the ex-convenience store clerk who, ugh, did something too revolting to a Mountain Dew to specify. And, finally, well, there's me. The guy who recently, while giving tips on buying Eagles tickets, advised: "Be specific, not just about opponent and number of tickets but the DATE! Don't be like the guy who bought four Giants tickets only to find out they were PRE-SEASON games!!!" Ack, well, er, yesterday, I got a pair of tickets in the mail ... and WHAT?!! ... the Cleveland game is PRESEASON??!!! and ... I just paid $186!!! .... And now I'm admitting it to you???? ... Uh, er, hey, don't tell my wife, OK? ... And don't tell her not only can't you sell these on eBay, there are still other tickets available for that clunker!! ... Or that it'd be tough to even give them away to charity! ... Oh, hi, honey, didn't know you read my blog. ... Ouch! Oh! Hey, they arrested Brett Myers for that!