Video: Metaphor of the day!

posted at 7:00 pm on August 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Worst play in football history fortunately caught on tape.” Nothing will ever top it, my friends — unless, perhaps, the Vikings make it back to the playoffs and the ball ends up in Favre’s hands with time running out. In that case, all bets are off.

As for the metaphor, usually in posts like this I find reason to despair about something the GOP’s done or will do, but given today’s Gallup blockbuster, even I can’t go the eeyore route. So here you go: The electorate takes the snap, flips the ball to Obama, and watches in horror as he fumbles the stimulus and races in the wrong direction with ObamaCare. Then, near his own goal line, with the GOP closing in, he gets the brilliant idea to weigh in on the Ground Zero mosque…


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Leon Lett is not impressed.

lorien1973 on August 30, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Why…? Just… why?

Coaches last words: “What were you thinking, son?”

Akzed on August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Dude.

amerpundit on August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM

aahahhah
foolio

blatantblue on August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Those white football players chasing that Black running back was racist.

portlandon on August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Speaking of the Vikes, I thought that was Jim Marshall for a moment.

Ed Driscoll on August 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM

That toss at the end was like O throwing in the towel. Classic.

You really have an eye for these metaphor things AP.

/ducks and waits for Viking fans to pummel AP for the Favre playoff mention

conservative pilgrim on August 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Then, near his own goal line, with the GOP closing in, he gets the brilliant idea to weigh in on the Ground Zero mosque…

And admits during the address that he hasn’t been able to find his birth certificate for more than 3 decades.

Yes, it’s top AP time. Let’s all play.

SteveMG on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Those white football players chasing that Black running back was racist.

portlandon on August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Clearly they are southern whites who switched from the democrat party to the ‘conservative’ party.

/

Inanemergencydial on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

he would have been fine if he JUST RODE HIS DAUGHTERS BIKE WITH MOM JEANS ON……

SDarchitect on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Those white football players chasing that Black running back was racist.

portlandon on August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Dude, good thing I wasn’t eating. Best. Comment. Ever.

dc84123 on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

That had to be the longest bus ride ever, going back home from the game.

The Monster on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

He took a massive blow to the head. He was dazed and incoherent. They should’ve rushed him to the hospital. In no way was he responsible.
-Ted Kennedy’s pals

CyberCipher on August 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM

This is racist. The black guy with the ball is being chased by a predominately white crowd. Then at the end the black guy gives up and the predominately white crowd cowardly uses this chance to score cheap points.

Blarg the Destroyer on August 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM

he would have been fine if he JUST RODE HIS DAUGHTERS BIKE WITH MOM JEANS ON……

SDarchitect on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

LOL!

If only the #24 Rahm “Steak-knife Ballerina” Emmanual could have blocked for him.

portlandon on August 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

I wonder if the kid with the ball screamed as he flipped it into the air. Why was he running so hard to the opposing goal line anyway?

ExpressoBold on August 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IBkQoXNvbA

Reminds me of this.

Mark1971 on August 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

at least he throws better then the O’dumbo.

hawkman on August 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Could swear that was out of the 1996 Rich Kotite Jets playbook.

JammieWearingFool on August 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

This may be off thread but who can tell when we are doing metaphors. Did y’all hear on the news that The Won is going to call W before he does his speech tomorrow? Plus he’s going to Ft. Bliss to visit the troops.

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM

… and I’m on my way to coach Little 7%’s Jr. Mighty Might team.

After watching that…

… I don’t feel so bad about our first loss on Saturday.

Thanks, AP!

Seven Percent Solution on August 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Oh, I’ve seen much worse than that…

ninjapirate on August 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM

It’s too bad you couldn’t hear the running back. He was talking about how the defensive players chasing him were just bitter Middle Americans, anxiously clinging to their guns and religion.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM

And as far as “worst play ever,” Ernest Byner is not impressed.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

So, first thing you do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.

rbj on August 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

That was all sorts of teh awesome

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2010 at 7:16 PM

On second thought, throwing the ball into the air makes sense if it’s the last play of the game and the team with the ball was behind. Chances are slim that the offense would catch it — but still, it’s better than being tackled and have the game over for sure.

Once again, that’s if it was the last play of the game.

hepcat on August 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM

“I’m an excellent driver.”

Barack ‘Rainman’ Obama

GnuBreed on August 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Could swear that was out of the 1996 Rich Kotite Jets playbook.

JammieWearingFool on August 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

o_O

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on August 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Now now, he got better.

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM

“I’m an excellent driver.”

Barack ‘Rainman’ Obama

GnuBreed on August 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Yeh excellent drivers usually don’t take out 23 pedestrians , 10 mailboxes, 16 trees and hit 38 cars.

CWforFreedom on August 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM

This may be off thread but who can tell when we are doing metaphors. Did y’all hear on the news that The Won is going to call W before he does his speech tomorrow? Plus he’s going to Ft. Bliss to visit the troops.

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Shouldn’t he be calling Cheney? I mean after all, he was the one really running the country. Actually the problem with calling President Bush; he’s such a stand up guy, he’ll do all he can to help Obama.

Tommy_G on August 30, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Col. West is on Hugh Hewitt.

http://den-a.plr.liquidcompass.net/player/flash/audio_player.php?id=KTKZAM&uid=155

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2010 at 7:27 PM

That wasn’t the worst play in football history. Not even close. Try The Fumble in ’72. Giants – F’N Eggles. I was 7 when I saw it, and I still haven’t recovered…

joejm65 on August 30, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Hahaha! I love the analogy you say in that AP, and the way your worded it!

Alana on August 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM

The defense trying to tackle him as he ran toward the wrong goal line weren’t heads up either. Let him into the end zone, get the safety and then get the ball back.

PC14 on August 30, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Tommy_G on August 30, 2010 at 7:25 PM

I am sure you’re right.

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2010 at 7:31 PM

/ducks and waits for Viking fans to pummel AP for the Favre playoff mention

conservative pilgrim on August 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Trust me the Vikes could win the Super Bowl this year and Vikes fans will be waiting for something to happen to make it go away.

Vikes fans are born expecting the disappointment.

gophergirl on August 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

*saw* in that

Alana on August 30, 2010 at 7:35 PM

I believe that was Obama being chased by West, Rubio, and Miller.

MadisonConservative on August 30, 2010 at 7:39 PM

WHO DAT!

Christien on August 30, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Hilarious play by play, AP. Thanks.

JimP on August 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM

That wasn’t the worst play in football history. Not even close. Try The Fumble in ’72. Giants – F’N Eggles. I was 7 when I saw it, and I still haven’t recovered…

joejm65 on August 30, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Yep.

TexasDan on August 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Those white football players chasing that Black running back was racist.

Were they mostly white or overwhelmingly white?

Dave in San Diego on August 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Those white football players chasing that Black running back was racist.

Were they mostly white or overwhelmingly white?

Dave in San Diego on August 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Just a sea of white faces…

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM
TOTALLY with ya on that ! Oy !

pambi on August 30, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Hahahaha! Love it!

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2010 at 7:50 PM

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Speaking of football..Are you ready to get the NFL season started?..:)

Dire Straits on August 30, 2010 at 7:50 PM

AP, that is hands down your best metaphor evah!

Weight of Glory on August 30, 2010 at 7:52 PM

LOL! Funny as heck. Nice metaphor too. Although I suspect you’ll have to recycle this one as new metaphors beg for their 15 minutes of exposure.

J.E. Dyer on August 30, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Speaking of football..Are you ready to get the NFL season started?..:)

Dire Straits on August 30, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Always ready my friend, always ready!

It’s a Gang Green Superbowl year w00t!

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 7:56 PM

I kind of think of Obama as Tin Cup when he kept hitting balls on the last hole of the open. He came into office shooting birdies, he could have coasted with pars, instead he shot it into the water and (to everyones dismay)kept hitting it again and again to knock it in for a 12 (Healthcare). He proved he could get it over the water to loud applause ( A Big F`ing Deal) but lost the lead, lost the money, and lost out of qualifying for the next big tournament in 2012.

Something like that anyway, it probably needs some work. :)

bluemarlin on August 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Son, that football there… that football is your friend.

Do you just drop your friend in the field of battle? Of course you don’t.

JohnGalt23 on August 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM

It’s a Gang Green Superbowl year w00t!

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Why? Will the Jets have the distinct honor of losing in the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Iggles?

JohnGalt23 on August 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Just a sea of white faces…

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Bitter people, clinging to their footballs.

Unlike some running backs I could mention…

JohnGalt23 on August 30, 2010 at 7:59 PM

gophergirl on August 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

After watching the trainwreck Steelers preseason game last night as a foreshadowing of a disappointing season (again), we decided our 2d team to root for is the Vikings. I know, I know. Other than we have “Minnesotan” blood in our family there’s no logical, sane reason for this decision since we will surely be disappointed.

conservative pilgrim on August 30, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Why? Will the Jets have the distinct honor of losing in the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Iggles?

JohnGalt23 on August 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Rex against Buddy’s old team…

Bring body bags :P

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM

conservative pilgrim on August 30, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Don’t digress..If you all can keep “Big Ben” straight..you will be right in the mix..:)

Dire Straits on August 30, 2010 at 8:15 PM

JetBoy on August 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM

The Jets should be right in the hunt but in a tough division..:)

PS..Looking forward to the NFL Open Threads..:)

Dire Straits on August 30, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Were they mostly white or overwhelmingly white?

Dave in San Diego on August 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM

They were clearly predominantly white.

Joe Caps on August 30, 2010 at 8:31 PM

He needs to quit football and give track a try.

Joe Caps on August 30, 2010 at 8:32 PM

That guy must have been to Lions training camp.

calabrese on August 30, 2010 at 8:58 PM

I heard it was the end of the game and he was trying to keep it in play.

nottakingsides on August 30, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Hey…..

Lay off the Beloved Vikings…..

Markvike on August 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM

On second thought, throwing the ball into the air makes sense if it’s the last play of the game and the team with the ball was behind. Chances are slim that the offense would catch it — but still, it’s better than being tackled and have the game over for sure.

Once again, that’s if it was the last play of the game.

hepcat on August 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM

A backwards Hail Mary?

TN Mom on August 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Lay off the Beloved Vikings…..

Markvike on August 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM

He looks like Refridgerator Perry! Who played for (I think?) the Bears.

TN Mom on August 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM

That had to be the longest bus ride ever, going back home from the game.

The Monster on August 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

After a play like that? Bus ride? Maybe under the bus.

Holger on August 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Could swear that was out of the 1996 Rich Kotite Jets playbook.

JammieWearingFool on August 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

LMFAO!!!!!

BallisticBob on August 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Oh, I’ve seen much worse than that…

ninjapirate on August 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Oh, me too. I’m a Husky.

LASue on August 30, 2010 at 9:40 PM

A backwards Hail Mary?

TN Mom on August 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

A “Hail Barrack”.

Mojave Mark on August 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM

The electorate takes the snap, flips the ball to Obama, and watches in horror as he fumbles the stimulus and races in the wrong direction with ObamaCare. Then, near his own goal line, with the GOP closing in, he gets the brilliant idea to weigh in on the Ground Zero mosque…

surely those defenders are at fault for this dilemma….he had nothing to do with it./

ted c on August 30, 2010 at 10:05 PM

WTF? Why did he do that?

Jaibones on August 30, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Wow.

Alright, it was just a High School game.

On the other hand, the rest of his team and the whole student body probably won’t see it that way.

listens2glenn on August 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Ok I’ve watched football since 1980.

This kid was not intentionally running the wrong way, he was trying to turn around and reverse his field a la’ Barry Sanders or Marcus Allen in that famous run he made in the Super Bowl vs. the Redskins.

Only as he starts to turn, he gets hit in the back and the defenders just keep moving him back. So the mistake the kid made is not ‘running the wrong way’, it’s trying to reverse his field and spin the other way and getting caught midspin and DECIDING TO STAY ON HIS FEET as they kept shoving him towards the goal line. All he had to do was go limp and drop and end the play.

He’s so surprised at being moved backwards by this freight train of defenders that dropping to the field never occured to him, and so we get the ball tossing moment where he’s trying to avoid the safety and ends up giving the other team 7 points.

manofaiki on August 30, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Were they mostly white or overwhelmingly white?

Dave in San Diego on August 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Oh just your typical white football players.

Lily on August 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM

“unless, perhaps, the Vikings make it back to the playoffs and the ball ends up in Favre’s hands with time running out. In that case, all bets are off.”

Believe it, Vikings fans, believe it.

Go Pack!

NebCon on August 31, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Let’s give Obama, the most thoughtful President evah, the benefit of the doubt. Time is running out on his 2012 campaign when he decides to go for that Hail Mary, driving a stake through liberal dreams for the next 25 years.

If the Republican Party will get a clue about reducing the size and scope of Big Government, and thus revive the US economy, then the well publicized failure of liberalism will be secured.

exdeadhead on August 31, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Eh, last year’s was better.

Nothing says fail more than spiking a live ball while still in play, while up by a couple of points, thinking the game is over.

MNHawk on August 31, 2010 at 7:10 AM

That wasn’t the worst play in football history. Not even close. Try The Fumble in ’72. Giants – F’N Eggles. I was 7 when I saw it, and I still haven’t recovered…

joejm65 on August 30, 2010 at 7:29 PM

What about the Garo Yepremian 1-yard pass to a Redskins defender for a touchdown, after a blocked field goal? I think that was in the 1973 Super Bowl…

Steve Z on August 31, 2010 at 9:35 AM

OK…is it possible that the running back (Obama) actually threw the ball backwards, towards the line of scrimmage, thus making it an “incomplete forward pass” and resetting the play back to the original line of scrimmage. Wouldn’t Barry love to reset the economy and many other things back to the day he took office and before things started going down the crapper? On second thought, the running back may have actually wanted his team to fail and this was all part of an intricate plot towards that end because some players on some teams have more skills and advantages than other players and the playing field must be level. Now I’m getting a headache.

heddly_lamar on August 31, 2010 at 11:51 AM