Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Horror

A month or so ago, I played golf with a colleague at his old-line country club in Philly's New Jersey suburbs.  After our round, we retired to the men's grill for too many beers, big steaks, and the best bottle of wine I've ever had.  Tenuta San Guido Tuscany Sassicaia is a giant Bordeaux (forgive me, I can't recall the vintage), with legs like you read about and a deep, full taste (or whatever oenephilic description is appropriate).  The bottle retailed for $500, but it was half-price night at Tavistock, so we rolled like big-timers.  And my friend got the check, paying off a bet on this Spring's Bruins/Flyers series. I went back to my hotel with a quality buzz and a new favorite (if well out of my reach) wine.

Earlier this week, as I perused Mike Wise's tale of Dan Snyder's drunken-schoolboy impulse-driven pursuit of Mike Shanahan, one nugget made me spit out my coffee.  Recounts Wise, "While watching NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” game between the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts, the four men drank glasses of Sassicaia, a bold Tuscan red that is a Snyder favorite, those who were present said. They added that Snyder eventually graduated to Crown Royal."

Not. Fucking. Cool. Couldn't be Opus One, or Cakebread, or some other pretentious tipple, nosirree.  Dan Snyder toilet-bowled my favorite football team, and now he's coming after my wine.  'Course, for him, grabbing a bottle of Sassicaia's like me picking up a six-pack of Dale's, which twists the knife even further.

And so I move thismuch closer to the New Orleans Saints, my soon-to-be favorite squad.  Drew Brees would never do this to me.

46 comments:

TR said...

At first it reads like you are going after him for liking Crown Royal.

I always pictured him as a "white zin with an ice cube" kind of guy.

rob said...

reports abound on the internet this morning that joe mcginness' new sarah palin book includes an allegation that she had a one-night stand with glen rice in 1987.

that's almost as weird as the time gheorge muresan banged connie chung.

Danimal said...

glen rice the basketball player? that is weee-uhd.

sounds like tavistock has a hell of a caddie day.

Greg said...

Glen Rice cinformed it too

TR said...

Tea party racists are now torn on Palin...

rob said...

from the twitter: palin was on him like white on rice

or: wonder if palin could see russia from on top of glen rice

zman said...

SP likes guys who can connect from long range.

zman said...

And this is further proof that NBA ballers fuck uurrrrybody.

Squeaky said...

No congrats on the 200 wins. Who is the next victim of the G:TB jinx?

zman said...

Glen Rice?

Whitney said...

Gheorghe Muresan?

TR said...

Serena Williams: "Emotions got the best of me during outburst."

Rest of the world: "No shit."

Dave said...

i am drinking "menage a trois" wine right now. under ten bucks at costco and it is giving me a "quality well within my reach" buzz. later i will be huffing turpentine, which is also a "quality well within my reach" buzz.

Danimal said...

I just opened a Magic Hat #9 Not Quite Pale Ale. Out of Rochester. Good stuff.

Dave said...

for the same price as one bottle of tenuta san guido, you can drink a bottle of magic hat #9 every day for a year.

Danimal said...

What's the over/under date on when Dick morris' face pops?

Squeaky said...

Magic Hat is out of Burlington VT. Been to the brewery. Great beers and they have awesome small batch brews. Bourbon Stout is stellar.

Danimal said...

The morning Joe crew piling on Brian Kelly Kelly and notre Dame.

Danimal said...

I call him Kelly Kelly.

TR said...

Do you do that in honor of Woody Boyd's muse?

KQ said...

Alledgedly Ms Palin also snorted cocaine off a 55 gallon oil drum while snowboarding. I love politics.

rob said...

in her defense, that takes a great deal of coordination

T.J. said...

So does "guarding" Glen Rice.

Danimal said...

skiing/snowboarding & doing coke can be pretty risky...see sonny bono and one of the dead kennedy's

Whitney said...

Jello Biafra?

Danimal said...

no. i said one of the dead kennedy's. not one of the dead dead kennedy's.

Danimal said...

lsu giving 3.5 this evening.

Squeaky said...

I love the Biafra call.

zman said...

"Giving 3.5 tonight" sounds like one if Teedge's pickup lines.

Danimal said...

olc

zman said...

I am stunned, stunned, that a football coach at the University of Texas would sexually harass a 24-year-old administrative assistant.

/sarcasm

Dave said...

jello biafra is dead?

Dave said...

jello biafra is NOT dead.

Squeaky said...

Dave, did you stop taking the medication?

Danimal said...

Sorry...was just trying to say that I wasn't referring to anyone in the band.

Whitney said...

Pol... Pot!
Pol... Pot!
Pol... Pot!

Best punk rock refrain ever recorded.

Only at G:TB can you get an in-depth medical analysis of what ails Peyton Manning followed by the origin of the Jello Biafra death rumor.

Whitney said...

...separated only by a high-fallutin' wine recommendation.

Whitney said...

BTW, Irene came and went with no power loss at my house. Little storm blows through tonight and we're pre-Edison.

Lucky this dive bar has a generator.

Danimal said...

Anyone seen the scarlett johansson pics

Danimal said...

Lsu good.

Dave said...

still on the medication and i think it does great harm to my wit.

Den Hamphery said...

A healthy diet is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying extremely thin, or depriving yourself of foods you love. Rather it is to get that good to have more energy and you keep healthy as possible.

Organic vitamins

Danimal said...

Thanks Den.

Jet Sons.....9 point faves over Jags this Wkd. What say you?

Mark said...

I don't trust the Jets offense enough to give up that many points.

Also, I'm obviously biased but I think FSU gets exposed by Oklahoma (again) this weekend. While the program has definitely improved, I still think they're a year (or two) away. Plus, the FSU O-Line is still pretty sketchy and the WRs are just average.

TR said...

I don't like the Jets giving more than a touchdown. Not sure the D-line is capable of shutting down MoJoDrew.

I was at the Jets game last Sunday and I was the only person I spoke with who believed the Jets were no better than last year. Unless Sanchez makes a big leap, we're looking at 10-6 and some playoff road games. We play New England twice, San Diego, at Philly and at Baltimore. And we're about to embark on a 3-game road trip: at Oakland, at Baltimore, at New England.

Danimal said...

Thanks.....sounds like we have the same concerns with our respective teams.
Fsu vs. OK should be a spectacle. Am interested in the Miami OSU game too.