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Looking For Editoral Rush Read Thursday, About Colts Monday Night Game, As If It Were War On Terror

Posted on 12/02/2005 10:38:20 PM PST by RavenATB

Rush Limbaugh read an editorial, yesterday. It was a piece which described the Colts game on Monday night, as it would be described if it were an American journalist writing about the "War On Terrorism."

Does anyone have a copy of that editorial, or a URL?

Thanks...

ATB


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: colts; football; limbaugh; nfl
Rush Limbaugh read an editorial, yesterday. It was a piece which described the Colts game on Monday night, as it would be described if it were an American journalist writing about the "War On Terrorism."

Does anyone have a copy of that editorial, or a URL?

Thanks...

ATB

1 posted on 12/02/2005 10:38:21 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: RavenATB
Jon Ham in the Carolina Journal

http://www.carolinajournal.com/mediamangle/display_story.html?id=2959

2 posted on 12/02/2005 10:42:49 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher

Imagine MNF Being Covered Like Iraq
By Jon Ham

November 30, 2005

RALEIGH — Watching Monday Night Football the other night, it occurred to me that if one imagined the mainstream media covering that game the way they cover the war in Iraq (or the economy), the absurdity of their reporting would be plain for all to see.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts, seeking to silence critics who say they are overrated, fell short of that mark on Monday night by outscoring the Pittsburgh Steelers by a mere 3-point margin in the first quarter.

Despite the unspectacular first-quarter margin, Colts head coach Tony Dungy insisted that his team was winning the battle. “Hey, we’re up three,” said Dungy. “In my book that’s a lead.” But critics pointed out that the Colts gained their lead only as a result of a desperation 80-yard pass by quarterback Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison on their first play of the game.

“That score was based on subterfuge and was patently unfair,” said one critic, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by league officials. “It amounted to abuse of opposing players to fool them like that.”

Despite scoring on their first snap of the game, and later scoring a field goal to go up 10-0, the Colts allowed Pittsburgh to score with only 1:18 left in the first quarter. Colt critics demanded that Dungy acknowledge that he had made coaching mistakes in the quarter, but he refused to do so.

The Colts have become a target of critics since going undefeated so far this year. That so many Colt players have openly expressed a desire to go undefeated the whole season is seen as arrogance and a sense of exceptionalism by many, causing many former friends to turn against them.

The staunch Pittsburgh defense, though out-manned and out-gunned, managed to battle the Colts to a standstill in the second quarter, allowing them only six points. Those familiar with the Colts say this second-quarter swoon reveals a lack of depth on offense due to unmet recruitment goals during the off-season.

The insurgent Steelers, striking sporadically with lesser equipment against the hegemonic Colts, inflicted serious damage with several tackles, a sack and some pass breakups, holding Indianapolis to only two field goals in the 15-minute span. Observers said it looked as if the tide were turning in favor of the insurgent Steelers.

In the third period, the Steelers again held the Colts to a single touchdown, damaging the Colts’ aura of invincibility and giving hope to the insurgents that their time would come. Some critics pointed to the stands as some Colt fans began filing out, saying that this showed the Colts losing support at home.

The Steelers were even stronger in the final period, holding the Colt juggernaut to a mere three points. “I think Indianapolis was just in the wrong game, at the wrong place at the wrong time,” one Colt critic was heard to say.

The final score, by the way, was Colts 26, Steelers 7.

Jon Ham is vice president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of its newspaper, Carolina Journal.


3 posted on 12/02/2005 10:44:19 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher

Thank you for posting that. It is priceless.


4 posted on 12/02/2005 10:49:15 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: M. Thatcher

It's Bush's fault that the Colts are going undefeated. He used subterfuge, faulty intelligence, and corporate funding to help one of his red-state allies. How dare he.


5 posted on 12/02/2005 10:49:43 PM PST by Nipplemancer (Abolish the DEA !)
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To: M. Thatcher

Great job Jon Ham.


6 posted on 12/02/2005 11:08:05 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: RavenATB

That was outstanding, wasn't it? I'm glad you posted this as I made a mental note to follow up myself but didn't have the chance. Thought for a minute that it might be written by a relative of Jack Ham, he of "Steel Curtain" fame.


7 posted on 12/02/2005 11:09:15 PM PST by NonValueAdded (What ever happened to "Politics stops at the water's edge?")
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To: M. Thatcher; martin_fierro
This is good!

In the actual football world, I'm a Steelers fan, but even in my misery, I can enjoy this.

8 posted on 12/02/2005 11:11:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Nipplemancer

It's not Bush's fault. Cheney is the one in charge of operating the recently purchased Haliburton Turbotron Football Point Spread Eliminator Generator..


9 posted on 12/02/2005 11:50:02 PM PST by RTINSC (What, Me Worry?..My company offers French benefits...)
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To: RTINSC

I thought Cheney was behind the XFL


10 posted on 12/03/2005 12:22:07 AM PST by Nipplemancer (Abolish the DEA !)
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To: Nipplemancer

He's behind the curtain:)


11 posted on 12/03/2005 1:35:15 AM PST by RTINSC (What, Me Worry?..My company offers French benefits...)
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To: M. Thatcher

Greetings M. Thatcher:

This was great. Kudos to Mr. Jon Ham! Sat in my car, long after reaching the destination, just to hear Rush finish reading this story.

Cheers,
OLA


12 posted on 12/03/2005 2:04:39 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (Even if your mother says she loves you, check it out.)
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To: smoothsailing; beyond the sea
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I'm a Stiller fan, too -- but losing to a class team like Indy is a lot easier to take than Tommy Maddox blowing it in Baltimore the week previous.

13 posted on 12/03/2005 3:43:43 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Nipplemancer
Vince McMahon.

Either him or Bechtel.

:0)

14 posted on 12/03/2005 3:47:31 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: martin_fierro; mainepatsfan; smoothsailing; Petronski; Americanwolf; Terpfen; annyokie; xsmommy; ...
I'm a Stiller fan, too -- but losing to a class team like Indy is a lot easier to take than Tommy Maddox blowing it in Baltimore the week previous.

Martin, thanks for the ping. I've missed you. I'm a good and decent nutcase with a slight drinking problem that rears it's ugly head about two or three times a year, with unhappy results.

Anyhow........ about a "class team" .......... I don't have time to find the articles on this, but apparently the higher ups at Indy decided to add some extra NOISE on their own to the stadium sound system that night while the Stillers were on offense........ making it impossible for the Stillers to hear much of anything on the line of scrimmage.

So class went out the doors that night, at least with the owners of Indy.

The game should NEVER be decided by enhanced crowd noise................ although I think Indy would have still kicked our poor-tackling *sses that night.

If we meet Indy again down the road............ look for the NFL to be good to the Stillers with the officials that day!

15 posted on 12/03/2005 5:53:56 AM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: M. Thatcher

Thank you for posting that incredible editorial. It was one of the most brilliant and imaginative pieces I've seen (or heard) in years.

Once I got the paper and columnist name I was able to get the URL, for anyone who would like it.

Thanks all...

ATB

http://carolinajournal.com/mediamangle/display_story.html?id=2959


16 posted on 12/03/2005 6:35:52 AM PST by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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To: M. Thatcher

Well, heck, you already put the URL up too. I just didn't read though everything yet. Sorry to be redundant.

Regards...again.

ATB


17 posted on 12/03/2005 6:36:43 AM PST by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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To: beyond the sea; martin_fierro

I found out about "noise gate" quite by accident last night while watching some news clips from KDKA-TV2.

They have an excellent site: http://kdka.com/sports

The clips are in Macromedia Flash 7. Very tidy.


18 posted on 12/03/2005 7:10:27 AM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: Petronski
Thanks for that.

It was an abomination that the game was not played without the enhanced noise for Indy.

This is not totally unlike picking out a golfer in match play (one on one) and allowing the spectators to yip, hoot, and scream while he is in his backswing........... then remaining silent for the other competitor!

19 posted on 12/03/2005 7:22:18 AM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: Petronski; beyond the sea; martin_fierro
"noise gate"

This story has no merit and is gratuitous.
20 posted on 12/03/2005 7:37:14 AM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: smug

I want to see hard evidence before I believe it. It doesn't seem like any such evidence will be forthcoming. I remain skeptical.


But like Bettis, I will add that "The possibility exists."



Yet another reason why indoor football is gay and should be banned.


21 posted on 12/03/2005 7:42:11 AM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: Petronski
Yet another reason why indoor football is gay and should be banned.

After last years lose to New England in the playoffs I was against a new stadium for the Colts. In fact I advocated them having to play their games outside at Butler University. Then I realized that I would be sitting in the cold watching some of these games.
22 posted on 12/03/2005 7:53:44 AM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: smug
Then I realized that I would be sitting in the cold watching some of these games.

Football fans are supposed to be vikings and visigoths, not nacho-munching pansies.

23 posted on 12/03/2005 7:56:49 AM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: smug; Petronski; martin_fierro
"noise gate" ----- This story has no merit and is gratuitous.

You must not ever have been an offensive lineman in a big time situation ........ but I will offer to you that your silly words are uninformed and half of "offensive lineman".

;-)

It's best to remain silent when you have few clues.

24 posted on 12/03/2005 8:12:58 AM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: beyond the sea

It's best to remain a skeptic when you have no evidence.


25 posted on 12/03/2005 8:21:44 AM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: beyond the sea

I can’t say I heard it, ..... Jerome Bettis.”

You must grow flowers for a living. 8-)


26 posted on 12/03/2005 8:41:40 AM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: smug
I can’t say I heard it, ..... Jerome Bettis.”

A real comedian, that Jerome.

;-0

27 posted on 12/03/2005 8:45:29 AM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: Petronski; smug; beyond the sea

Huh! That's the first I'd, uh, heard of it.

I'm not inclined to jump on board with conspiracy theories. But if even one incident is established, it'd call all of Indy's home field victories in the "Perfect Season" into question.


28 posted on 12/03/2005 10:44:15 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: beyond the sea
The game should NEVER be decided by enhanced crowd noise..

heh..I knew there had to be some reason for that opening 2nd half call by Cowher but I never suspected NOISE ;-)>

What did ya think of that call?

29 posted on 12/03/2005 11:08:46 AM PST by evad
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To: evad; Petronski; martin_fierro
Cowher is an arrogant.......... stubborn man .......... who is always late to put up his Christmas lights.

And he is a choker in nearly ANY important game.

'Nuf said...........

I have ended rooting for the Stillers because he's just like any other loser who cannot win the big game................. a BUM!

Seriously............. I don't know whether it was Earl Weaver who showed up at his team's hotel in a bellhop outfit just to loosen them up during the Worls Series, but that is the kind of thing that The TIGHT ASS COHWER should try some damn time. He's a guy who has no real sense of irony.......... so he will always be just "seconds".............. and unfortunately, the proud blowfish will take all his excellent players with him. Always the bridesmaid.

Bill Cowher............... you are Jim Leyland.............. spitting.

30 posted on 12/03/2005 11:45:30 AM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: evad; Petronski
Strange call................... but I thought it was cool!

The play was badly executed................ but the Stillers were getting their butts wiped anyhow.

Had to try something.

Maybe the Stillers should have tried a "Murtha" ..........and surrendered.

;-)

31 posted on 12/03/2005 12:54:36 PM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: RavenATB

bump


32 posted on 12/03/2005 1:00:08 PM PST by RobFromGa (Polls are for people who can't think for themselves.)
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To: evad

That call might very well have been Bill Cowher's jump over the shark. It is the most idiotic thing I've seen from the Steelers since they promoted Slash to full-time QB. [spit]


Cowher needs to pull his head out of his ass and show some balls. When he made that call, the Steelers were in the game. As soon as the ball was kicked, the game was over.


33 posted on 12/03/2005 1:03:02 PM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: Petronski; beyond the sea
Cowher needs to pull his head out of his ass and show some balls. When he made that call, the Steelers were in the game. As soon as the ball was kicked, the game was over.

Yeah, that's pretty much my take except it's my opinion he thinks with his balls instead of his head. Of course my team's the Redskins so what right do I have to talk.

I think there can only be one rational explanation for what's going on...

ALIENS!

34 posted on 12/03/2005 1:23:51 PM PST by evad
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To: evad

ROFL!!!


35 posted on 12/04/2005 8:45:01 AM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: agrace

Steeler ping. I cried during the game but laughed at this.


36 posted on 12/05/2005 2:12:16 PM PST by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: lightingguy; M. Thatcher

That is HILARIOUS.


37 posted on 12/05/2005 2:20:15 PM PST by agrace (Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me if you know so much. Job 38:4)
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To: agrace

I just printed it out for my daughter. She is having it out with the Bush haters in her American history class.


38 posted on 12/05/2005 2:24:58 PM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


39 posted on 12/05/2005 2:30:44 PM PST by Tribune7
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