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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Retweet of the Day - January 22, 2013

The New England Patriots have been the most dominant franchise in the AFC over the past dozen years. They've won the AFC five times and won three Super Bowls during that time. The Pats have repeatedly reached the summit of pro football that most men can only dream of.

While the Pats have dominated other men in their way, apparently their stars are having some trouble with the ladies. After last year's loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said, in so many words, that her husband cannot throw the ball and catch it himself. This came across as a shot pointed at Pats wide receiver Wes Welker, who dropped a fairly routine pass at a critical moment late in the game, causing the drive to stall.

This year, Welker himself got to experience the sensation of his manly fortitude being seized and held in a jar by his spouse. Anna Burns Welker, the wife of Wes Welker, made comments on Facebook regarding linebacker Ray Lewis (of the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens, who eliminated the Patriots on Sunday) and his presence during a double stabbing homicide in Atlanta following Super Bowl XXXIV, 13 years ago. I refuse to dignify the remarks by printing them but, in essence, Burns went for a low blow by implying that Lewis was guilty by association and unworthy of the Hall of Fame, a place that Lewis will walk right into and view his bronze bust five and a half years from today but Welker may only get into by paying admission for the rest of his life. Lewis never plead guilty or was tried for anything more than wasting the cops' time during his interview after his arrest following the incident.


LET LIFE IMITATE ART

I've made references to the Adult Swim animated comedy, The Boondocks in the past. I think it is a very well written and thought provoking show. There is a recurring character on the show named, "A Pimp Named Slickback", hilariously voiced by comedian Katt Williams. While he is a pimp, he "gives back to the community" by teaching men how to get their women under control for a nominal (four figured) fee.

Today's retweet, by M. King (@notezbeingking), ties all of these story lines together:

"A pimp named slick back needs to have a seminar with Wes Welker @KSpade64 @NateD0doubleG"   


Take notes, Mr. Welker.
Video from www.youtube.com

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