If it were me, I would have said, “It is simply too cold to be outside.” But the Redskins are professional football players, so they don’t have that excuse.
My brother had to explain to me the GU on the back of all the helmets in the NFL. May Gene Upshaw rest in peace. I thought the entire league had decided to get behind the Hoyas. (As well they should.)
While we are on other subjects, it is time to retire the Italian bests below.
They were fun for two weeks, but now it is time to move on to other things. I figure that by now everyone has had a chance to try the canolis at La Vittoria and to speak Spanish to an Italian hotel clerk or two.
We’ve got to move on now to new things. We can’t dwell on the past, like when it seemed as if the Redskins were actually good.
There are some new Bests above, to take our minds off other things…
Special “Bests of Italy” Edition
Best Canoli: Il Ristorante La Vittoria, Via delle fornaci, near St. Peter’s
Best Way to Fall Asleep Standing Up during an Afternoon Tour of One of the Patriarchal Basilicas: Eat a Plate of Gnocchi for Lunch
Best Way to Try the Patience of an Italian Hotel Clerk: Act Like You are doing him a Favor by Speaking Broken Spanish to Him
Best Papal Tomb: Leo XIII, over the door to the sacristy in St. John Lateran
Best Occasion for Drinking Grappa: None.
Best Way to Cross a Roman Street: In a State of Grace
Best Cure for Jet-Lag: Redskins Victory!!!