Saturday, February 05, 2011

I sure hope this doesn't happen on the field!

In an otherwise humdrum article about how Aaron Rodgers is ACTUALLY battling both the Steelers and the legacy of Brett Favre, Washington Post columnist Mike Wise unleashes this paragraph:

"If Aaron Rodgers can pull this off, if he can lead the Packers to a Super Bowl victory over that Steeler defense and really have the kind of game people remember, then he basically knocked Brett Favre out," said Ross Tucker, the former NFL offensive lineman and now one of the game's most candid and sharp analysts. "Right now I see Brett Favre in some imaginary boxing ring, holding onto the top rope like a bloodied and tired fighter. And Aaron Rodgers is coming in for the donkey punch to end it. If he wins Sunday, he just landed that donkey punch."

That is candid! Though I'm guessing neither Ross Tucker nor Mike Wise know what a "Donkey Punch" is, or well, maybe they do, and if they really believe that Rodgers is going to do that to Favre -- metaphorically, of course -- then, Ew.

[helpful but disturbing and kinda NSFW animation at link]

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE! They've now changed it to "[knockout] punch." But the donkey is forever preserved here...

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