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  • Matt 10:29 pm on February 6, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Embarrassing Moment, NFL, Sports   

    I Guess I’m Not The Only One 

    The officiating in Super Bowl XL was really crappy.

    I’m not the only one who thinks so.

    The ticky-tack push off early in the game was understandable, and it happened so early the Seahawks had plenty of time to recover. But then we had

    • The questionable touchdown for Pittsburgh that even the linesman couldn’t make his mind up about
    • The holding penalty that negated a first and goal at the one
    • The odd chop block call on Hasselbeck
    • The touchdown called out-of-bounds when the receiver’s left foot came down out-of-bounds after kicking the pylon (which is in bounds and an extension of the goal line!)
    • The refs trying to give the ball back to the Steelers on an obvious Hasselbeck non-fumble late in the game.

    I really had not interest either way in who won this game. I’m just making an observation from an uninterested outsider: The officiating was atrocious.

  • Matt 10:15 pm on January 30, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Embarrassing Moment, ,   

    Could I speak to Juan….err, Jose? 

    I think I pulled the ultimate white-guy move last week.

    I walked into the local Verizon store with my fiance’ to upgrade her phone. Just a week earlier I had signed up for new service, and bought an awesome new LG VX9800 (‘The V’) phone from a good salesman who made a point to give me his card, and sent me a thank you letter.

    We went in to finalize the purchase by picking out a phone for my fiance’. She wasn’t there when I signed up, so we went in to swap out the “free phone” for something she actually wanted (Samsung SCH-a950).

    So, naturally I asked for Juan…

    The man and woman behind the counter looked at each other with confused looks on their faces. Then the (Hispanic) guy said, “do you mean Jose?”

    I sheepishly responded, “uh, yeah…Jose.”

    How embarrassing. I’ve always considered myself “down”. I live on the east side, in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood. I don’t like living in the white bread suburbs. Here I am committing one of the ultimate white guy moves.

    Thankfully, to the chagrin of one of his co-workers, Jose was so busy that he turned me over to another guy.

    When I was told that Jose was busy, a mature white woman snapped, “of course Jose’s busy! If I spoke spanish I’d be busy too!”

    Thank God I really don’t care what people think, otherwise I would’ve been mortified.

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