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Sunday, January 15, 2006

A Love Song For Howie Long

Let's just say from the get-go that I have the kind of admiration for Howie Long that one straight macho guy can only have for another outside an Ang Lee epic. Having said that, I'm a bit put off by one of Long's pissy little asides on the Fox pre-game show just now.

Part of the shtick on the show is the Frank Caliendo segment. Caliendo is a talented impressionist from MAD TV, and does a segment every week where he impersonates a public figure while offering his predictions for the week. He's an equal opportunity humorist, skewering Clinton, Bush and even John Madden with relative ease.

Today he went after Bush. Unlike, say, Saturday Night Live, even when he goes after political figures, Caliendo never hits them on political issues. So with Bush it's mainly malaprops, as it was today.

Nonetheless, after Caliendo's segment, Long made sure to register his disapproval with how many "shots [Caliendo] keeps taking at the president". Let it be stated for the record that Long has three sons, at least one of whom is of draft age. Of course, that son is currently playing college football (for the University of Virginia), probably preparing for a pro career, maybe even some lucrative cheeseball commercials with some Teri Hatcher wannabe.

Talk is pretty cheap, Howie. Let's see where your support of your president really ends. Unless one of your kids is over there actually fighting for this policy and this president that you apparently endorse, then shut the hell up and quit worrying about harmless apolitical humor.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HOWIE LONG AND HIS FAMILY. YOU DON'T KNOW HIS POLITICAL VIEWS AND HOW HE FEELS ABOUT THE WAR. I ALSO BELIEVE HE IS SMART ENOUGH TO REALIZE THAT HIS SON IS OF DRAFT AGE. IT'S AMAZING THAT PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO SLAM THE PRESIDENT EVERY WAKING MOMENT BUT IF SOMEONE ACTUALLY DEFENDS HIM YOU WRITE A STUPID BLOG ABOUT IT!

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