White receiver identified as gritty on the cover of the Patriots official newspaper? That’s good stereotype reinforcin’
Mr. Gritty, meanwhile, is said to be almost certain to miss Thursday’s game against the Jets and quite possibly several more games.
That cover is equivalent to 30 grit sand paper. You could sand a hard wood floor with it.
He is nawt CONCRETE CYANIDE!
All that grit gets loose like sand particles in your shorts except with Amendola it’s his insides and the result is injuries, not sandycrotch.
IT DOESN’T MATTAH, WHO NEEDS AMENDOLA WHEN YOU HAVE EDELMAN–THE SCRAPPIEST RECEIVAH IN THE LEAGUE! HE PLAYS THE GAME SO HAHD. MY SISTAH-IN-LAW SAW HIM AT A PACKIE IN CHAHLSTOWN, AND HE TOTALLY SIGNED HER TITS. TAWMMY CAN THROW TO ANYONE, AS LONG AS THEY-AH WHITE AND OWN A THROWBACK CELTICS JERSEY. GO SAWX!
Oh how i miss a good packie run…
//it’s what we call our liquor stores!
Jackie’s Packie route thirtyfouah!
THROWBACK CELTICS JERSEY As a Charlestown resident I also would have accepted “Brian Scalibrine Jersey”
Did he grab youah sistah’s fuhburgah?
@Spanky PAUL PIERCE JUNIOR, GIMME THOSE DORITOS! [www.youtube.com]
NO ONE DENIES THIS
“YEAH YEAH, WE GET IT; YOU WERE RAPED BY A WOODEN PENIS. HOME RUN!”
HE’S A CHAHLSTOWN CHEW.
“Gritty” is also a good description of the texture of the remainder of Amendola’s bones.
Wonder if they’d ever run an “EDEL-A-MEN” cover?
I think it would be DREDEL-MAN or what have you.
Julian “You’re Getting” E-del-man – Boomer
That rag costs $2.25, which is coincidentally what Dez Bryant’s mom charges for a blumpkin.
Fun fact: You get your next blumpkin free if you can drop your deuce while simultaneously jizzing.
Is that a Texas state law or just some incentive Mrs. Bryant offers?
I think we need a DEFCON-like scale to describe levels of BAWHSTUN-ness. After that, we need to add a new level to accommodate this.
Level three of gritscrappiness? Level four of toughaciousness?
I would rate this at least a 3.8 on the Pedroia Scale
“In one study by Duckworth and Quinn, the Short Grit Scale (Grit–S) and 12-item self-report measure of Grit (Grit–O) measuring Grit was strongly correlated with conscientiousness (r = .77, p <.001 and r = .73, p <.001) (2009)."
There is a bona fida test for grittiness.
Scientifically invalid. It does not include an albedo adjustment for skin color OR a scrappiness coefficient (Scr= Inches of height under six feet x (weight under 200 lbs divided by 4) x quality of narrative) .
@electricmayhem Paul Mooney already patented the “complexion for the protection.”
This may have been lost in the rivebrog… prolly neds to be here instead:
No wonder the Bills almost got the upset. So. Close!
It’s ironic because Amen-dola sounds kinda like amygdala, the part of the brain most stunted by Patriots fandom.
Actually the amygdala is the part of the brain that is the seat of the most rudimentary memories of the emotions–fear, hate, rage, lust–that make some among us into TAWMMYs in the first place.
He is the less durable version Wes Welker.
He’s actually made out of fiberglass instead of grit. People forget this.
Already out for tomorrow night along with Vereen
An injury prone WR got injured? Shocking.
XEROX OF WEIRDNESS
Maybe they could sign Teebs back to be the new amen receiver.
OK, maybe not.
Meh, I could have used more PEDROIAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Pedroia signs as slot reciever for Pats.
PK spontaneously combusts in cheezejizz
Brandon Jacobs re-signs with you know who.
/ They Might Be Giants
As used up as he is maybe he’s too slow to fumble.
A shit ton of Giants fans are about to break out those faded #27 jerseys. Just…great.
Brandon Jacobs is definitely nawt gritty.
But was he also scrappy!? The people must know!
They turned off his high motor.
Season ticket holders get two free copies of PFW and then they send a subscription offer that looks EXACTLY like an invoice for the whole season as if you’ve already agreed to it. I know magazines do that all the time but what the fuck? I just shelled out $,$$$ for season tickets, happily, but maybe ease up on the deceitful business practices?
PFW is basically what you would expect from an in-house team publication but I will say the writers knew what they were doing when they used ‘gritty’ in the headline.
Against the Jets you say?
Okay so who had week 2 in the pool for when Amendola got hurt. After listening to Boston sports talk radio you’d have thought Welkah wore a Yankee hat around Boston. Say what you will for ol foot soldier Wes he always answered the bell, especially after his had been rung.
In all honesty, I had week 4. There goes my 10 bucks…
I didn’t think he would make game 1; but I was close.
The Patriots content of that headline is considerable.
An Oral History Of Danny Woodhead’s Time With The Philadelphia Eagles:
The “grit quotient” of these photos is no less than 4.58. Just for comparison, Wes Welker is at about a 4.2. You’ve got Mike Vrabel at around 4.9. And don’t even ASK about Brian Scalabrine.
Tragically, because I’m like a scientist, I’m going to have to see what sort of data your Grit Scale is based on.
Also, what is a Brian Scalabrine?
The Grit Scale takes into account a variety of factors. Is the individual Caucasian or of partly-Caucasian mixed heritage (in other words, not a DAHKIE)? Does said individual play through adversity in order to help the team, i.e. “put the team on his back?” Is this person from either the East Coast, Midwest, or the South? (It’s very rare that a quality gritscrapper comes from the West Coast, but it has been known to happen.) And finally, does this individual have a particularly large fan following, especially amongst those of similar ethnic background? All these, and more, must be taken into consideration.
That, and if you play for, or have ever played for, a team in Boston. That’ll shoot that Grit Scale up by at least 10 points.
In response to your question, a Brian Scalabrine is a 6’9 ginger who played for the Celtics. [en.wikipedia.org] Since he won a title with them and gave some mildly-entertaining press conferences along the way, he will forever be enshrined as a Gritty Tenacious Boston Scrapper. A rare West Coast gritscrapper, but it’s been known to happen. Like I said, the Boston thing helps. A lot.
But if you need more data, there’s this Wiki article that analyzes the personality trait known as “grit,” which Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli posted earlier. Time to get your Jung on!
Link fail: [en.wikipedia.org]
@RIJ Why arah you nawt showing Tawmmy Brady the respect he deserves? He’s so gritty that it overcomes his queeah west coast tendencies. NO ONE DENIES THIS.
THIS AMENDOLA, I CALL HIM MERINGUE BECAUSE HE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GENTLY BEAT WHITES.
How many WIP callers were enshrining the entire organization in the Hall Of Fame today?
I imagine most of them. WIP callers are not big on nuance. It’s either the apocalypse or the rapture.
Or both at the same time.
My friend works for KYW in Philly and is your textbook overzealous Giants fan. I’d imagine that’s what one of the inner circles of Hell must be like.
RIJ, that’s hell if your team loses, but a whole lot of fun either way. I went to college right on the border between Eagles country and Giants country, and those massive watching parties in the dorm were epic.
The NFC East mix in that area seems to be a melting pot of irrational, uninformed hate…. which is more beautiful than the most spectacular sunset.
Eagles-Giants watching parties? With college-age individuals, division rivalry, and plenty of booze at hand? Seems like a stable situation to me!
That does sound kind of fun though.
@Moose Going along with what Dave Chappelle said on Dr. Katz, there’s some hate out there that is just “magnifique.” [youtu.be] NFC East hate is really a cut above that of all other divisions. I realize that it all just looks like a giant cripple fight from the standpoint of a third party, but there’s generations of inter-city rivalries and brutal, brutal fan conflict ingrained into each and every one of us. That’s just how it is.
Case in point, I woke up today to see my Facebook plastered with no less than five “Redskins suck/RG3 is never gonna be the same” posts. Que sera, sera.
@RIJ Growing up as an Eagles fan in central Virginia I never hated the Redskins like I hated the Giants & Cowboys. I have to admire the way Redskins fans move from manic optimism to bottomless despair with such alacrity. Still hate them the two times a year they play the Eagles, but I don’t hope the stadium collapses in on them.
Bronco v. Raider hate used to be pretty good…. but the Raiders now.
Inferno Canto XXXII–the Ninth Circle
First Ring Caina: Traitors to their Kin
Second Ring Antenora: Traitors to their Homeland or Party
Third Ring Ptolomea: Traitors against their Guests
Fourth Ring Judecca: Traitors against their Benefactors
I imagine your friend at KYW is experiencing all these horrors simultaneously.
He’s alright for the First Ring (his entire family is from NEW YORK IF YOU DON’T WIN THE TITLE THEN THIS YEAR’S A FAILURE, so no betrayal of kin). Two through four though…yep, he’s in Dante territory.
But isn’t he a Traitor To His Kin for putting in work for the other side in the first place?
Ah! I did not think of that! Shit, he’s “four-for-four.” And not the WIP Fan Quiz kind.
A “Four-For-Four” with far more serious consequences.
Personally, I’d rather hang with Judas in the ice than listen to one more second of Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow…but that’s just me.
“Dante’s Satan is at the center of the circle buried waist-high in ice. He is depicted with three faces and mouths. The central mouth gnaws Judas. Judas is chewed head foremost with his feet protruding and Satan’s claws tearing his back while those gnawed in the side mouths, Brutus and Cassius, leading assassins of Julius Caesar, are both chewed feet foremost with their heads protruding. Under each chin Satan flaps a pair of wings, which only serve to increase the cold winds in Cocytus and further imprison him and other traitors. Dante and his guide Virgil proceed then to climb down Satan’s back and into Purgatory, though Dante is at first confused at their turning round, but Virgil explains it is due to the change in forces as they pass through the centre of the Earth.”
Lullaby, and goodnight…
Jesus, I forgot how intense the Inferno was. This makes me want to run into one of those Mike Leach rooms and hide in the dark. I’ll come out in the morning.
I include this because I find it fascinating:
Neutral Site Paradise: