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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

oakie dokie
Somehow, the Oakland Raiders have won a couple of games in a row. That success is being ascribed to a certain silver-and-black slogan — and it ain’t “just win, baby”:

The four-word phrase began when head coach Tom Cable saw his team worrying too much about mistakes. Quarterback Jason Campbell, in particular, wouldn’t let interceptions or sacks or poor throws go by without overanalyzing them. So Cable told him to “just cut it loose”.

He told the New York Times that the phrase works for the whole team.

The irony being that, in ditching owner Al Davis’ famed catchphrase, the team actually is winning. What’s next, the Black Hole getting whitewashed?

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/10/2021 11:47pm
Category: Football, Wordsmithing
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Per my automobile insurance provider, ’tis the season for extra vigilance at deer crossings:

It’s November, which means the last of the fall foliage for most of the country, and the start of the winter holidays. This month also signals the beginning of deer-mating season and a related increase in accidents involving cars and animals. In fact, the number of animal-collision insurance claims is nearly 3 times higher in November than in other months.

I’d like to think that Esurance is using data-mining techniques to target this newsletter to me, given that my Jeep regularly traverses through Northeastern woodland ZIP codes. But I’m sure this is just a generic shotgun bulletin. Besides, if Esurance was really concerned about my wildlife collision potential, they’d know that I’m far more susceptible to roadway turkey encounters.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/10/2021 10:30pm
Category: Society
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