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Monday, November 13, 2006

Rick Monday

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 07:58 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:05 PM (#2236562)
Rick Monday how I hate Rick Monday
Had to slam one off me that day

- Steve Rogers (with apologies to Antoine Domino :-)
   2. sunnyday2 Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:08 PM (#2236567)
Does he get extra credit for the flag trick?
   3. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:11 PM (#2236571)
Could he get demerits for the flag trick in the vein of suppressing freedom of expression?

Not condoning either action, just curious. The lawyers in the group might want to pick this up.
   4. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:13 PM (#2236575)
Ah, jeez!

:-)
   5. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:40 PM (#2236614)
John,

You know I can't resist this stuff. It's my fatal flaw. The ancient Greeks had a word for that, which I learnt in my classical survey undergrad English-major classes, and I bet that Cobb will know it.
   6. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:42 PM (#2236619)
Meant to say that I learnt but have regrettably forgotten.

Perhaps my memory is a second fatal flaw? Or whatever the Greek word is. Am I living in a tragedy or a comedy? Or a dramedy?---like Hooperman.
   7. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:42 PM (#2236620)
Could he get demerits for the flag trick in the vein of suppressing freedom of expression?

There's always one.
   8. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:48 PM (#2236630)
There's always 299,999,999.

; )
   9. CraigK Posted: November 13, 2006 at 09:14 PM (#2236682)
Here comes the flamewar.
   10. rico vanian Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:00 PM (#2236754)
Wann't Monday one of the original bonus babies?
   11. Steve Treder Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:02 PM (#2236757)
Wann't Monday one of the original bonus babies?

No. He was the first player chosen in the first amateur draft, the procedure invented to eliminate the need for bonus babies.
   12. sunnyday2 Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:09 PM (#2236773)
Achilles heel?
   13. fra paolo Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:15 PM (#2236783)
Hamartia
   14. fra paolo Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:18 PM (#2236788)
And for we, the Expos fans, Monday represents Nemesis
   15. Guapo Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:19 PM (#2236790)
Video of the Rick Monday flag incident can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAbmXlZbrSM

Bizarre, to say the least. The two guys look like they're going to have a picnic out in centerfield.
   16. fra paolo Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:21 PM (#2236793)
I mean 'us'. My, my.
   17. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:38 PM (#2236823)
Thanks, fra! I kept thinking it was one of the h-words, but only hubris came to mind.
   18. Chris Cobb Posted: November 14, 2006 at 05:09 AM (#2237217)
Shoulda checked this thread earlier. . . It's not often that terminology from Greek tragedy comes up in HoM discussions, possibly because our adherence to our Constitution and its voting system protects us from hubris and tragic errors in judgment.

"Fatal flaw" is really more the proper term in this case than "hamartia," which is more accurately translated as "missing the mark."
   19. sunnyday2 Posted: November 14, 2006 at 05:21 AM (#2237223)
I can think of a few ballots that suffer from hamartia ;-)
   20. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 14, 2006 at 06:06 AM (#2237246)
Now that we've got the hamartia/fatal flaw thing ironed out, we can get back to the HOM-apotheosis of messers Morgan, Palmer, and Jenkins!

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