Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 28, 1987
MARK MY WORDS
By Mark Borowsky
T he small nuisances in life, like backwash in a
beer can, are often the most bothersome.
I imagine there are worse fates than the Giants
winning the Super Bowl last Sunday.
A nuclear war could qualify; perhaps getting
hit by a car. Or being locked into a room with
live Bruce Springsteen being pumped in at 115
As I said, there are worse fates. I can't think
of any right now.
Well, maybe having to listen to Bruce
But the Boss would find it hard to bemoan
what has happened. He is from New Jersey,
home of the New York Giants. Now, because of
the Giants victory, New Yorkers will tell those
of us not fortunate enough to have been born
there of another great attribute possessed by them
and their town. That is, of course, if they are
willing to associate with East Rutherford, N.J.
Some people are dumber than they look.
If one made a survey of such things, one
would have noticed on campus Monday a
perponderance of blue and white jerseys, caps,,
and jackets. Blue and white are the Giants'
colors. Nothing like a win to get those fan's out
of the woodwork, I guess. Blindness that day
would have been a welcome sight.
The reports of people slicing off their ears is
not due to a new prerequisite for admission to the
Vincent Van Gogh Fan Club. Apparently, all of
those involved live with or in close proximity to
someone from New York or Long Island. They
did so in order to save themselves of a few
minutes of agony beyond description.
Contrary to some peoples' opinic
hold a prejudice agaipst someone be
she is from New York, Long Island, o
Jersey. Prejudice is what people i
Country or Howard Beach specialize
But um, well... honestly, it's just
Trying to avoid New York fans
University of Michigan is like tryir
muggers in Central Park at 2:00 a.
run, but you can't hide.
"Lawrence Taylor is beyond descr
awesum.. He's Gawd."
"It would be nice if youse in the M
some football/basketball team (read
Wolverines) that didn't blow the big o
This is what befell the ears of
chose to chop them off. Some (and1
they are right) would call the above d
true. Most of us call it perpetual an
torture by someone whose mouth r
canine's. Dogs, after all, are known
So it goes on and on. Like Julius t
gets stabbed over and over again by th
you who look innocent enough. The
not stop until you are dead, or sum
when you can watch the Mets te
National League and all one has to
good old Ann Arbor and the pain begi
It has not escaped me, thanks to N
that the Big Apple could be one of
New York fans...
y, ou Make me ill
cities on earth. Among other things, I am told
)n, I do not this because:
cause he or 1. It is the financial center of the world.
r even New ~ 2. It is a cultural mecca.
n Forsythe 3. The sports teams are the greatest.
in, but not Yes, New Yorkers do run the largest financial
operations on earth. I'll think of you the next
those fans. time unemployment figures are released and when
around the the stock market crashes.
ng to avoid Yes, New York is a cultural mecca. One is
m. You can enlightened by the New York Philharmonic, the
Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Post.
And yes, this season the Giants were the best
iption. He's team in professional football, the Mets in
baseball. The Islanders won four straight Stanley
[idwest had Cups, and at least the Knicks have Patrick
: Michigan Ewing. Those, however, are facts which I can
)ne." acertain myself. I am in no need of a bozo-
those who brained idiot to assuage his ego by telling me
to a degree this.
descriptions Not surprisingly, the last time New York was
d unending discussed in this space, these wonderful people
esembles a did some bad-ass Borowsky-bashing, writing
to foam at letters, calling and destroying my house, and
screaming at me while at work. Of all the
Caesar, one criticisms, the most cutting was the one that
hose around accused me of being Anti-Semetic.
agony does I don't think my Bubba would appreciate that.
imer break, Nor would she appreciate the noise going
rrorize the around this campus as New Yorkers celebrate a
think of is world championship. There are worse fates on
ns again. this earth, but I can't think of any.
ew Yorkers, Check that. I can think of one.
the greatest The Mets winning the World Series again.
Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Phil Simms marks the New York Gian-
ts' 39-20 win by dumping confetti on Coach Bill Parcells during yester-
day's victory party in New Jersey.
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(AP) - Snowballs and confetti,
rather than ticker-tape, hailed the
Super Bowl champion New York
Giants as they returned to their
stadium yesterday to celebrate their
first NFL championship in 31
More than 30,000 braved 10
degree temperatures for the
festivities which team officials
decided to have at Giants Stadium
after a controversy developed
whether to give the club New
York's traditional heroes' parade
through the canyons of downtown
The frigid weather limited the
crowd. Organizers had prepared for
125,000 people, raising $650,000
from private donations, ordering
100,000 kazoos and stu
with pompons, butt
THE FIRST dieh
thinking they would
compete for seats, spen
in the icy parking 1
gathered at dawn, lightin
and cooking tailgate brea
Those who were ther
they came for.
"I have a little sor
show you," Coach Bill P
as he held up the sil
Lombardi Trophy earn
team's 39-20 victory
Denver Broncos Sunday.
Parcells was show
confetti from a Gatora
symbolic of the soft-dr
he received after me
"I hope that somet
iffing bags near future we ca
tons and and do this again
Phil Simms, the
hard fans, who joined his'
have to stage to receive
t the night from New Jersey
lot. More Kean.
ng bonfires Fans provided
kfasts. entertainment, ch
e got what 1," singing"
nething to and getting int
arcells said fights.
ver Vince About 100 Na
ied for the were called in t
over the piles on the fielda
were escorted o
'ered with There were no arr
de bucket, Seven elect
ink shower CANTON,C
ost Giants Running backs L
. i John Henry John
ime i the Len Dawson, def
For brochure stop by the Michigan Union's CIC Desk or
Ticket Office or call the Michigan Guild at 662-3382.
an all get together Greene, offensive linemen Jim
," said quarterback Langer and Gene Upshaw an
Super Bowl MVP receiver Don Maynard were voted
teammates on the into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
gold medallions yesterday.
Gov. Thomas H. The seven elected, swelling the
ranks of the Hall of Fame to 140,
some of their own will make up the largest single
anting "We're No. group to be inducted since 1971.
"We Are The Greene, Upshaw and Langer all
I "Go Giants Go" made it in their first year of
o wild snowball eligibility, the first time since 1977
that three players were inducted in
tional Guardsmen their first year for consideration.
o guard the snow JOHNSON was the
and several people recommended candidate of the Old-
ut of the stadium. Timers Committee, which
ests. nominates players who played most
ed to Hall of their careers prior to 1962.
Ohio (AP) - Csonka, who rushed for 8,081
,arry Csonka and yards and 64 touchdowns in his 11-
nson, quarterback year career, and Langer, who spent
ensive tackle Joe his entire 10 seasons with the
Miami Dolphins, became the first
two players inducted from the
Dolphins' championship years.
Csonka. a 6-foot-3, 235-pound
fullback, was the most valuable
" player in the Dolphins' victory in
Super Bowl VIII. He played for the
Dolphins in two stints, and also
saw action for the New York Giants
and in the defunct World Football
Langer, a 6-2, 253-pound center,
waspclaimed on waivers by the
Dolphins and went on to be named
to the Pro Bowl six times. He
played every offensive down of the
Dolphins' perfect 1972 season.
I mine Greene and Johnson became the
sixth and seventh Steelers voted
into the Hall of Fame.
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