Saturday, November 05, 2005

Coffin corner

Who uses it: Football players and coaches
What it means: The corners of the football field between the five-yard line and the goal line. Punters try to kick the ball there so that the other team has to take the ball near their own goal line.
How you can use it: When you're deliberately sending something to an inconvenient place.

Okay, today's term is a shout-out to the members of my family who will be glued to the television tonight for the Game of Games, the epic confrontation between the valiant, apple-fed youth of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the overrated, over-caffeinated, possibly criminal element from that nasty city at the bottom of Florida. I'm talking, of course, about Virginia Tech vs. Miami, tonight at 7:45 (on ESPN).

Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I'm not sure I'll be able to watch most of it. I'm headed down to Portland this afternoon with the Lechners. Our original plan was to hit the Maine Brewers' Festival, but it sold out before we could get tickets, and the idea of trying to score tickets from scalpers outside the Portland Expo is too undignified even for me. We can just go to The Great Lost Bear, if we want to try a lot of different beers.

We'll also be going to Margarita's, because they sent me a $10 coupon for my birthday. I am not above corporate marketing ploys, if it means cheap Mexican food.


Anonymous said...

Don't make fun. I figure after 9 years, 1.997 degrees, and roughly $100 grand in tuition and living expenses (some which I'm stilling paying off), Virginia Tech owes me a winning football team. Go Hokies!

-- Ed

Anonymous said...

It's 11:15 PM and things aren't looking too good for the Hokies. One thing's for sure, though, you shouldn't call Mom tomorrow unless you at least know the outcome of the game. That could be grounds for being disowned. - Sue

AnswerGirl said...

Yeah, it wasn't a good night for the maroon and gold. At least UCLA lost, too.