Friday, December 08, 2006

From The Land of Honk

Dogs are the best, even better than
"second grade vocabulary indicators."

A Brief Encounter

The Mighty MJD caught this little exchange between Joey Porter and Kellen Winslow II (Jr.?), the soldier, before the game.
Fast Willie Parker. A very cool breeze.
Breezing right in, thank you Fresh Air Lover.
Joey Porter's Pit Bulls have always found it ee-zee to root for young Mr. Parker. Like most folks, we like The Underdog, so we've very much liked Willie ever since the preseason of his rookie year, when we have a Distinct Memory of sitting Bolt Upright when Willie "Turned the Corner" on one of his first carries in a meaningless August game against the Carolina Panthers.
Then we learned that his coach at The University of North Carolina wouldn't let him advance past third string, for some unspecified reason.
Joey Porter's Pit Bulls can relate.
Whether that was the coach's stupidity or pettiness (the same thing?), it doesn't matter.
Joey Porter's Pit Bulls salute Willie Parker for his accomplishments.
Sheez, Fast Willie is FAST. The other thing that makes him easy to root for, is that he's so down to earth, self-deprecating and humble. For the longest time, he was reluctant to embrace the moniker "Fast Willie," which was laid on him for obvious reasons. He thought it made him sound shady, like Fast Willy Loman.
Also, we like him for honoring his father. He gave his Super Bowl ring to his father.
Yeah, Willie, we like you, for all kinds of reasons.
Congratulations on your second 200-yard rushing game of the season, and that is a very rare thing.
By the way, would it not be interesting to have a third 200 yard game of the season?