The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

This Sporting Life #10


The moment of impact: Harry Carson drops the G-Bomb on Coach Bill Parcells once the Giants have Super Bowl XXI well in hand.

3 comments :

Timmy said...

Wouldn't it be fun if the guys from the opposing team would do that on the victorious coach?, Hu? Well???

Mrrspidey said...

Bill Parcells is so tough the Gatorade just freezes at his touch...

Fred said...

This was a great moment in sports which has now become a boring cliche. I think I recall someone dumping the ice water on manager Manny Acta after one of the rare Washington National wins last year, but I think it may have been done in anger.