Thursday, February 03, 2005

What's that smell?

Tony Kornheiser, a funny guy I've followed for years, has insulted the great football town of Tuscaloosa in his Washington Post column about the Super Bowl. He's grousing about how redneck and stupid it is to hold the Superbowl in Jacksonville and shoots us in the heart with the sarcastic sentence: "What, Tuscaloosa was booked?"

Ouch. Come'on bloggers. Let's tell Tony what he's missing. Invite him to come speak to our class. Agree with him. Whatever. He's thrown down the gauntlet here.


10 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Wild Cat said...

Its gotta be better than Jacksonville, right?

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Patrick Beeson said...

This is one instance where I'm going to eat my vote. Florida or Alabama, I'm just not a fan. Sorry!

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Emily Kornegay said...

Who does this guy think he is?

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Emily Kornegay said...

Who does this guy think he is? Besides, we don't claim Jacksonville as "southern."

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Carla Jean said...

Jacksonville IS southern, thanks, and it's WAY better than Tuscaloosa.

Sorry Bama.

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger Ty West said...

I have to stick up for Mr. Kornheiser here. I fully agree that Jacksonville was not a good choice for the Super Bowl, due to a number of factors (mainly its lack of hotels, and also the large area it takes up compared the number of cabs).

I also don't really feel very offended, as a resident of Tuscaloosa. I think he was trying to make a joke about the size of Jacksonville (people wise), so he wanted to pick out a Southern metropolis that is large, but still pretty small, if that makes sense. I think he chose Tuscaloosa because it fits the size criteria, people have heard of it and it is a not-so-common name. If he would have said, "what, was Athens booked?" that just would have been confusing.

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger carolyn mason said...

I think Tuscaloosa is a funny name. He's not the first comic to throw it out there for a laugh. You are right, how funny would it be to say, was Austin booked or was Knoxville booked? Comic timing, even in print, can make or break the piece.

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger C G said...

I understand that Jacksonville wasn't the greatest choice for the superbowl, mainly because of the existence of better options, but he didn't have to dump on it and other southern cities that are short of metropolis status. But I agree that stinky cities are less than favorable conditions for something like the superbowl. Tuscaloosa has a stinch, too. Well, it smells bad if you live in a dorm by the river and open a window on a humid night. Sick!

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger David Lee Roth said...

CJ, you don't know what you are talking about.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Carla Jean said...

Gimme a break, Lance. I have to stick up for my hometown, even at the risk of bashing yours.

(What, now we're commenting on other random blogs too? We need new hobbies.)

 

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