Saturday, February 02, 2019

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Backfield in Motion (1969)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's Saturday 9 has a football theme because there's a big game Sunday. Will you be watching? Nope. Football has made me distinctly uncomfortable since I learned how many NFL players suffer/suffered from CTE (chronic brain damage from repeated blows to the head). I don't care how much they get paid, I still worry about the safety of those boys when they take the field.

2) The Super Bowl is the second-largest day for food consumption in the US, second only to Thanksgiving. What's on your menu this weekend? I have no meal plans, but pizza sounds good.

3) Super Bowl Sunday is the #1 day for consuming guacamole. When did you most recently eat something with avocado in it? I can't recall. Not a big fan. I don't care for the taste. Nor the color, come to think of it.

4) The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, OH. Have you ever visited Canton, or any other city in Ohio? Pearle Vision was a client for a short time and they are headquartered in OH, so I visited for a meeting. I remember that I had a great lox platter at a deli there.

5) This song mentions different moves that football players -- and, it seems, girlfriends -- can make that will result in penalties. What's the last rule you broke? What were the consequences? I used the "handicapped only" gate as I exited the el platform. There weren't any handicapped commuters around, and I didn't feel like squeezing my fat ass, bulky down coat and briefcase through the regular turnstyle. No one yelled at me, so count on me to do it again. (I'm such a rebel.)

6) In 1969, the year this song was popular, the Colts lost to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III. The game is famous because of all the hype leading up to it, including Joe Namath "guaranteeing" his underdog Jets would win. Tell us about a time when you felt like an underdog. Nothing comes to mind. Maybe because I'm so distracted by the thought of Joe Namath doing Medicare supplement commercials. Oh well, at least he looks happy. As opposed to those Tom Selleck commercials. If reverse mortgages make old Tom so sad, I wish he'd stop thinking about them.

7) This week's featured duo, Mel and Tim, are cousins from
Mississippi. Tell us about one of your cousins. My cousin Ryan is a professional musician. He plays in the pit for major touring companies when they hit Chicago (most recently, How the Grinch Stole Christmas). He also teaches, subbing at the local high schools and the community college. He'd rather not teach anymore, but bills still need to get paid. He's very smart, very passionate. Likes his wife, as well as loves her, which I think is very romantic.

8) The song is about a man who catches his girl cheating and he just won't put up with it. In romance, do you find it easy to forgive and forget? Forgive? Yes. Forget? Nuh-uh.

9) Random question: You've collected a box of gently-used items to donate to a second hand store. What would it be most likely to contain: clothes, housewares, or books/video/music? I just so happen to be working on a bag for Goodwill. It currently contains 6 pair of sunglasses, 13 pair of earrings, and 3 sweaters.

My local Goodwill. I hope my sweaters have a short but profitable stay.


  1. Not a fan of avocado either! Have a great weekend!

  2. I am only having a Super Bowl party because it is good excuse to have a party and a number of friends do follow football, but I won't be watching it. Another thing about football that gets my goat is that it is "Tax Exempt" can you believe that... they are a non-profit!

  3. I have a hard time parting with jewelry. It takes up so little space, I tell myself. It belonged to my great-aunt, I think. And so it sits.

  4. I'll be watching the Puppy Bowl. ;)

  5. I am glad I am not the only one that does not eat avocado. It seems there are a few of us.
    Your cousin sounds amazing! I love music! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  6. What a fun job your cousin has! I hope that one day he can give up the teaching and devote himself to his music.

  7. I know right? I thought the same thing about Joe Namath. Remember how hot he was back in the day. And oye, we never forget a good lox platter do we? Enjoy your weekend :)


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