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18 October 2004 @ 04:38 pm
Obligatory football post n'at  
(I swear, ellie, I had this all typed out and ready to post for when I got home before football ever came up between us! Weird, huh?)

Roethlisberger has been kicking ass and taking names. I seriously doubt Maddox is going to get to keep his first-string position when he comes back from injury; we'll be challenging Satan to a snowball fight in hell first. At the same time I'm happy for the team doing well, I'm quite sad for Maddox. He seems like a good guy despite getting shafted contract-wise (as a starter last year, he made the league-minimum salary- which is still a nice chunk of change that I'd kill to be making myself, but it's nothing compared to what other starters make), but he just doesn't have the mobility and grace under fire that Roethlisberger does.

Some of my neighbors are Packers fans- which is delightful, because I am a closet Packers fan. Have been for years, and was especially so last year when the Steelers were sucking left and right. Don't tell anybody, or there'll be a hoarde of Yinzers plastering our front doors with eggs n'at while pahndin' dahn Ahrns and Permanee's sammiches.

I learned in linguistics class that the Pittsburgh accent is a unique phenomenon among English speakers; no where else in the world will you find someone who talks like a Yinzer. Interesting. I'm still grateful every day of my life that I didn't pick it up. At least I don't think I did... did I?
Ellie: I'm caughtellie on October 18th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, my dear God. I find this so strange, so so wonderful that you are a football fan. I myself am a Giants fan, though I find that as I get more interested in football, I just like most teams and most players. (Except the Eagles and TO; I HATE TO. And the Redskins. And The Bucs....)

You should so come to my house and watch football with me. It'a an all day Sunday affair and quite fun if I may say so!

And I swoon for Big Ben. You should have heard the nasty things I said about Eli Manning after draft day. I wanted Big Ben.
though she be but little, she is fierce: beauty (by nyoicons)golden_d on October 18th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES! Hahaha...5-0, baby. 5-0.
Ellieellie on October 18th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
I hate the Eagles. Terell Owens is an asshole.

Too bad McNabb didn't get drafted by a respectable team, like the Chargers.

You know, I got to Church on Sunday to say "I'm sorry" to God for the things I say on Sunday, especially if the Giants are playing the Eagles. Or Redskins.
though she be but little, she is fiercegolden_d on October 18th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
See...you're just bitter.
Ellieellie on October 18th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, you should have heard me the night the Cowboys beat the Giants on Monday night football.

I am dating a Cowboy/Jet fan, and while I can get behind Gang-Green, and I *try* to support the Tuna... well, Sundays get interesting. It will be interesting when we get married - his family has a shrine to Troy Aikmen.
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on October 18th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
I doubt I'm as hard-core as you are, hon, but I'd still love to crash at your place to watch some games sometime- only if I get to return the favor, though! ;)

I hated the Cowboys for a long time, but I've made my peace with them. Helps that we kicked their arses yesterday, heh. The only player I've ever had real problems with is Deion Sanders, because he is an attention whore.
Ellieellie on October 18th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah... Deion and I have troubles too. But at least he's sucking this season.
Miusheri: Feliciamiusheri on October 18th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
Yup! lol... I thoroughly enjoyed when the Ravens played the Steelers, and he got penalized for taking his helmet off in celebration after a play. Then I felt kinda bad about him getting injured, but I was a also peeved that the sportscasters couldn't shut up about it.
Ellieellie on October 18th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
This is why I end up having to go to church every sunday... and come to think of it confession once a month too.

I would be all "serves him right!" and then I might suggest that the injury should have been a bit worse - all in good fun of course!

There are some people who watch me watch the game rather than watching them game itself.

And yes, I am so coming down sometime to watch football!
Miusheri: Feliciamiusheri on October 18th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
I know what that's like. When I lived at home, the rest of the house could tell what the score was based solely on my reaction, hehe. Now that I'm at an apartment, we'd have to keep it quieter, but I've not been told off yet for the occasional yell ;)

Are you on AIM by any chance? My screen name's Neferminna if you'd ever like to talk =)
Ellieellie on October 18th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
Alas, the internet nazis at my office say "no instant messanger". Now I could in theory use another port to connect to aim and probably get away with it, but I doubt that doing that would be admired.

However, I shall make my way online tonight when I get home (and I work 12-8:15 and then have an hour commute....) but expect me online tonight! My AIM s/n is Plutofire09.
Miusheri: Fou-Limiusheri on October 18th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm not allowed AIM at work either- my shift's generally 7:00-4:00 though ;) I'll add you to my buddy list- not sure how long/when I'll be on this evening, but you're always welcome to drop a line when you catch me!
Miusheri: gotevil?miusheri on October 18th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
Eek! ::ducks and covers from flamewar, holds out bag of marshmallows as peace offering::
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on October 18th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
The Pittsburgh accent always weirded me out. Not that it was very obvious or anything, it was more the speech patterns that bugged me. (My grandmother was an english teacher, so she taught my mother perfect grammar, and my mother taught me... well, almost perfect grammar.) Things like "My hair needs brushed" or "the books need shelved" (I worked in the library) just bothered the hell out of me. But then I went to Ohio and found out it was more a midwest thing than a Pittsburgh or Pennsylvania thing.
Miusheri: Minnamiusheri on October 18th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
I think "yinz"/"yunz", "dahntahn," and "worsh" are the words that bother me most, hehe!

I volunteered at a library for a few years. I had to shelf-read the children's section every time I went... always a mess >.
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on October 18th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
I don't think I had too much interaction with actual Pittsburghers though (it was the school library, not the town library, I worked at). So maybe I just didn't happen to know anybody with much of an accent.

I remember a guy I worked with -- he was a full-timer, I was a student helper -- who had moved to Pittsburgh from Canada. He was very gay. He asked me once if I'd experienced any culture shock (because I'd come from California)... I said no, but didn't think until later that it was because I was mostly keeping to the school and such, where it's not really "Pittsburgh culture".

He eventually moved away -- poor guy, I don't think he was happy in Pittsburgh at all.

(Random funny story about him -- he was very, very flamingly gay. But did I know it? Noooo. It wasn't until he was showing someone else an old photo album of his and he pointed to a picture saying "There's my first boyfriend" that I had any clue.)

Obviously I'm tired and straying off-topic. BEDTIME!
Miusheri: Feliciamiusheri on October 18th, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
Usually, it's older people who have the accent, if anybody. I think it also depends on what part of the city you're raised in- and I was in suburban snobville, heh, so not too much chance of catching it there. ;)

I have zero gaydar myself- so I, too, must rely on the verbal cue as my clue-by-four, heh. G'night!
mqstout on October 19th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
It's sad that my gaydar is weak, and I'm a fag! :(

Pittsburguese is also used by people who aren't ashamed of colloquiality. I'm not ashamed to be a Pittsburgher; I've let some Pittsburguese slip into my language. I also care about feeling at home here as much as I can, which might help.

I like local language. National Standard English (aka, Maryland/DC-speak) is so boring. Not to mention, I really don't want to be part of a homogeny!
Miusheri: sailorvenusmiusheri on October 19th, 2004 02:05 pm (UTC)
I suppose it goes without mentioning that I didn't clue in on you until after I read one of your dj posts where you talked about some cute guys you saw on the bus... ^_^*

I haven't noticed any Pittsburguese from you (I like that "guese" spelling btw; I've been accustomed to Pittsburghese myself)... point it out to me next time you're talking or something, heh.