Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday!


Okay, I'm getting a late start this week, but I think you'll enjoy this one. I'm reading a tiny little book called A Sportscaster's Guide to Watching Foorball by Mark Oristano. I certainly don't need the game explained to me, but it's the season and the book is fun so far. I had to scroll through and read the "Cool Things to Say During the Game" and thought I would share one with you:
"Cool Thing to Say During Game #14:

When the punter does launch the ball too high and too far, and you see the punt returner threading his way through huge holes for a nice return, click your tongue and announce, "He outkicked his coverage."
Now that will help you sound knowledgable at your next football brunch! Unfortunately, I haven't found anything in the book so far to explain the Cleveland Browns this season, but you never know.

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26 comments:

jlshall said...

That's very good! Football has some amazing jargon - I always like it when they say "he ran around his own end!" Great teaser for the season.

JoAnn said...

This sounds like a fun and entertaining book. I do like watching football!

Marg said...

Confession time - I do not understand American football at all! Want to talk soccer or Australian Rules Football and I am your girl!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Teaser Tuesday post.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I could use this section of the book. I need to say more than, "Wow, what a kick." Great teaser.

theliteraryomnivore said...

Man, sports always go way over my head. Perhaps I should read this to have something to say when people around me start talking football!

MarceJ said...

Funny teaser, I should buy that book for my bestfriend, she will love commenting when her hubby is watching.
My Teaser is here.
http://www.teawithmarce.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Maybe I need to read this and watch some football with my husband, especially with the Saints season so far.

Amy said...

That's perfect for football season. :-)

Calico Crazy said...

I'm not much of a football person, but this book could be useful at times. ~ Calico Contemplations

veronica said...

I'm definitely getting that book. My husband and sons are going to flip when I actually make an intelligent comment! Thanks!

Snowbell said...

Would come in very handy if only I watched football ;)

reviewsbylola said...

I need all the help I can get when it comes to football!

Yvonne said...

I'm not a football fan, but it sounds like fun.

gautami tripathy said...

Sound like a fun read!

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Alice Teh said...

Outkicked? I'm no football fan but this sounds fun!

Christina said...

I agree with Margot. "Great throw", "Great pass", etc only go so far.

leaningtowardthesun said...

Hmmm maybe now it will seem like I know what's going on at the next football game.

Sun Singer said...

Wow, this book will make me SOUND a lot smarter than I am while I'm slamming down Budweisers in front of a wide screen TV.

Malcolm

Lizzy said...

Haha this is a great teaser. Now my male friends will actually think I understand football (although, sometimes I think I understand it more than they do)

kaye said...

great teaser, I'd like this book! Thanks for stopping by.

stacybuckeye said...

Great football teaser! And there is really no explaining the Browns :(

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I loved this book! Even my hubby, who knows everything about football (according to me) enjoyed this book. :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

celi.a said...

Ha! Love that tip. I understand completely what's going on, but I can never think of the words like the sportscasters can. Sounds like a fun little guide. Great teaser!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

sally906 said...

Sounds like a useful guide - football jargon leaves me feeling like people are speaking another language

Abi said...

Oh, that was good. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

CeeCee said...

I'm clueless about everything football. This sounds like a good book to read.