Monday, February 1, 2010

conversation

Disclaimer: I am the least football oriented person on the planet. I really don't give a frack what happens when men strap on 400 pounds of protective gear and about 800 pounds of ego on themselves and rush towards each other for approximately 2 and a half minutes before someone calls a time-out. Give me a hockey game, a rugby game, or a soccer (the REAL football) game any day of the week.

With that in mind:

Me: Who's playing the Superbowl this year? It's the Saints versus someone, I know that much...

Benni: You really don't know who's playing in the Superbowl? Really?

Me: No...why, is that bad?

Benni (rolls his eyes): I'll give you a hint. (Benni neighs like a horse.)

Me: The...Horses? Is that a team?

Benni: (neighs again)

Me: The...Wyld Stallyns? Please tell me they're from San Dimas. (does wicked Bill and Ted air guitar)

Benni: (looks at me like I'm the weirdest person on the planet) Okay, how's this? (pantomimes shooting a gun)

Me: The...Dead Horses? Um...the Cowboys? It's the Cowboys, isn't it. They shoot horses, don't they?

Benni: (can't take it any longer) It's the Colts. The COLTS. Get it? They're horses, but there's also a gun named the Colt?

Me: The gun you pantomimed wasn't nearly heavy enough to be a Colt.

Pause.

Me: I'm just saying.

29 comments:

Miss Anne said...

roflmao!
girl you crack me up!

B. Nagel said...

If it wsn't the Saints playing, my wife and I would be having the same conversation.

With her giving the hints.

But I grew up in a Saints household. It's genetic.

Bathwater said...

Don't feel bad I am a guy and know virtually nothing past the two team names. I will only be seeing the game do to the said party involved around the event and then only from the kitchen where the food sits!

Lira said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

maggisaar said...

I would have guessed Bad Horse.

He is the Thoroughbred of Sin.

Joker_SATX said...

Niiiice!

Gwen said...

I would have said the same thing!!! Quick thinking too. A Colt is heavy. :) XOXO

Barbara said...

Funnnnny!
Always knew you were a quick thinker!

Eeeno's World said...

Cracking up---AMAZING.

I have become more football-conscious thank to the BEST SHOW EVER.....(drum roll please): "Friday Night Lights". Never in the history of television has a show successfully made me care about ALL of the characters, until now.

Wilder Konschak said...

I don't know who's playing in the Superbowl, and I just read a blog post about it.

Benni needs to stop watching football and get some editing done.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

LOL! I bet you didn't know that the most football literate women in the US are from Pittsburgh :) They teach it in schools here. Seriously.

nichole said...

LOL. This just made me laugh out loud for real.

So glad I wasn't drinking, it would be all over my computer!

Marion said...

Weeeellll, having lived in Louisiana all my life, I know the Saints and am a HUGE fan. This is our first trip to the Super Bowl in the 43 year history of the team. Our entire state is RABID about this game. The schools are having holidays, mardi gras will be Saints oriented and big screen TV sales are skyrocketing. LOL! For the first time, I'm wearing my black and gold Saints tee-shirt proudly. Laissez les bontemps roulez!!! (Let the good times roll!) Geaux SAINTS! Blessings...

Wine and Words said...

Benni ain't gonna look at me no different. "Saints" was all I got. I'm in it for the commercials and little else.

Iva said...

omg you are so hilarious!!! Happy Monday and Happy February!!

Dave said...

Put Mr. Soccer, Rugby, and Hockey on a football field and see what happens. The Hockey guy might last awhile but sooner or later even he's gonna need a medivac. I'm just saying.

Indigo said...

Bwahahaha! I'm the same way. The only way I knew it was the Colts is because a friend of mine is a huge fan and won't shut up about them. Seriously don't give a frak about football (I know how very Un-American of me).

Love a good hockey or soccer game though and have been known to root for the Yankees (shrugs it's a NY thing). (Hugs)Indigo

Jenn said...

haha - i love this! :)

krista said...

awesome.
yet another reason why i love you.

Jo said...

Hahahahaha!! Awesome!!

Annje said...

I totally would have guessed cowboys at that. There was a point when I couldn't even have told you what sport is played at the super bowl.

AJ said...

Hey, at least you knew 1/2 the teams. That's more than I knew before reading your post.

Dionne said...

Bahahahaha, I love it!

Heather Taylor said...

Lol, too funny! I would have been in the same boat except I remember the Colts by thinking about Colt 45 beer...because they both share the word "colt." It is word association at its finest.

drollgirl said...

bah! i didn't know who was playing before reading post! now i know it is the colts and somebody else. hahaha! i usually watch the superbowl, but i have a hell of a time paying attention. but the food will be good, so ok! :)

Jmarls80 said...

NICE.
I had a similar experience, only it was in front of the entire staff of my new office at a staff meeting where they introduce the newbies. I was equally clueless about the Superbowl teams.
Teehee?

Kristin Quinn said...

Haha!! You actually knew more than I did. I go to Super Bowl parties for the food :)

Kristy said...

good lord tracy. i'm gonna call up benni and beg him to go out with me.

i'm just saying.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Since my daughter is named after the goalie for the Los Angeles Kings, I totally get the hockey thing, but I love football. Well, fantasy football anyway. My favorite team deserted me...traitors. Los Angeles wasn't good enough for them? But I love the guessing game~! He looks at you like you're the weirdest person on the planet and then he pantomimes a little gun instead of a big ol' Colt? Sheesh. The Dead Horses sounds like a great team name by the way. Or an indie band perhaps.

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