Dear Senator Brownback:: Please refrain from using Peyton Manning as the quarterback in your football analogies. Love, Cheeseheads
posted by mr_crash_davis to football at 12:42 PM - 19 comments
"Let's take Favre then," Brownback said. "The Packers are great. I'm sorry. How many passes does he complete without a line?" "All of them!" more than one person yelled from the back. Classic!
posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:15 PM on May 12
And he continued, "I'm not sure how I recover from this," Brownback said. "My point is we've got to rebuild the family. I'll get off this." My god, that's hilarious.
posted by NoMich at 01:29 PM on May 12
"All of them!" more than one person yelled from the back Do passes to opposing DB's count in your completion percentage?
posted by tahoemoj at 01:30 PM on May 12
Sheesh. Innocent blunder but boy is it a big one.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:32 PM on May 12
Brownback's a stooge, with a snowball's chance in hell of being President in the first place. If there ever was a chance that he'd carry Wisconsin, he just screwed the pooch.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:52 PM on May 12
Hey, he's still Presidential timber.The Manning gaffe is nothing compared to some of W's Classics.
posted by sickleguy at 02:02 PM on May 12
Fifteen yards (or the equivalent number of votes) for poor selection of a metaphor, and terrible execution of it once selected. OK, mouth, this is a fine mess you've gotten us into now, says the senator.
posted by Howard_T at 04:45 PM on May 12
Like so many things in life, it's not the mistake that screws you up, it's the recovery. I can't stand his politics, but my heart goes out to him here. I've put my foot in my mouth like this enough times. There's no graceful way out.
posted by chicobangs at 05:29 PM on May 12
The worst part of it is that he was right. He may have been better off just sticking to what he said and not being ashamed of it. But that's politics.
posted by TheQatarian at 05:37 PM on May 12
You know that this wasn't off the top of his head. His handlers have to have heard some version if this analogy before he just popped it out there...and nobody realized that it would go over like a lead balloon in Packerland? Sheesh!
posted by ctal1999 at 09:53 PM on May 12
I just can't trust a man that can't get his sports analogies right... Wait a minute, he did... Peyton Manning is pretty darn good.
posted by yay-yo at 10:30 PM on May 12
Dear Senator Brownback: : Please refrain from using Peyton Manning as the quarterback in your football analogies. Love, Cheeseheads Blockhead!
posted by tommytrump at 11:17 PM on May 12
The worst part of it is that he was right. He may have been better off just sticking to what he said and not being ashamed of it. But that's politics. Peytons on the way up, but I'm not sure it's a suitable time to place him above Favre. The man won a Super Bowl, as did Peyton, and is about to break something like 4 records this season. He won 3 strait MVP's in the 90's. Peyton definitely has the ability, but I disagree putting him above Favre.
posted by dlopez916 at 01:48 AM on May 13
That little tidbit seemed like it would be better in The Onion. Wow.
posted by forrestv at 02:10 AM on May 13
And Brownback is SACKED for a fifteen yrd. loss back at the somebody should have been blocking for me and reminding me i was in Wisconsin,and not in Indiana yrd.line.
posted by nafsfeihc1#oN at 11:33 AM on May 13
I'm not sure I want to get into a Manning vs. Favre debate here, but those stats may be a little closer than you're letting on, lopez. Manning won two straight MVPs, so he's just one MVP behind Favre. And I still can't understand how Favre won MVP the year Barry Sanders ran for 2,000 yards. (And to tie it back into the thread topic, he did it without much of a team around him, Sen. Brownback.) Manning has a much better TD to interception ratio and a significantly higher completion percentage. Favre has thrown for 4,000 yards four times in 16 NFL seasons. Manning has done it seven times in nine seasons, averaging almost 600 yards more per season than Favre. Brett's great. And I hope he enjoys those records for another four or five years. Because barring injury, that's all the longer they'll last.
posted by olelefthander at 09:48 PM on May 13
Please excuse Sen. Brownback cause he says "Indiana,Wisconsin,it's hard to separate youse cause youse all smell like bibles..."
posted by lucky no.13 at 11:33 PM on May 13
This guy is for a "stronger" FCC and wants to place more restrictions on speech in the media. I'm all for him bowing out early.
posted by BCHockey at 07:41 AM on May 14
He was one of three candidates at one Republican debate to raise his hand when asked which don't believe in evolution.
posted by olelefthander at 07:32 PM on May 14
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