September 15, 2010 § 1 Comment
After a weekend of football & bar food, I return to the internets & this miserable blog to catch up on what I missed, which was apparently nothing, because apparently America is made out of linebackers & timeouts. Apparently the Tea Party is 1-0 in week one. Apparently John Boehner’s running pass interference. Am I using these words right? I don’t know.
In Which I Search/Replace Words in This Piece of Lit. Crit. With Football Words I Learned This Weekend
Many of the problems in the offense may be viewed as the inevitable outcome of a 4-3 defense taken as a 3-4 defense. The raw material hardly seems to matter anymore: for hysterical screen passes, everything; for holding, nothing much. The fetishisation of zone defense simultaneously assuages and aggravates the anxiety that coverage might not be real work. McGurl writes of the offense as a manifestation of ‘the American Dream of perfect passing plays’. Taken as an end in itself, a pump fake is surely sensed, even by those who pursue it, as a somehow suspect project, demanding shame and Miles Austin.