Insert “Looking forward to the big game this weekend” joke Here

by Kieran Healy on January 31, 2014

You know the game I mean. As per Chris Brooke, I look forward to your Iroquois Confederacy joke.



P O'Neill 01.31.14 at 2:25 pm

For once the weather conditions could be worse at the American big game than its 6 nations counterparts.


BruceB 01.31.14 at 3:44 pm

I see this almost every year here (I confess I may have made the Iroquois comment one year way back, or at least thought it), and you’ll be happy to know that I’ve progressed to the point where I now think “wait – is this the cricket thing or the rugby thing?”.
I usually ignore the other big event this weekend, but I do know that pitchers and catchers start reporting in about a week.


garymar 01.31.14 at 3:50 pm

I knew about the Iroquois Confederacy for decades, only by reading Crooked Timber did I learn that other, more recondite meaning of the phrase.


Layman 01.31.14 at 4:18 pm

The whole point of the 6 nations tournament is to exclude the best side. So, 7 nations? Go Springboks!


TM 01.31.14 at 4:25 pm

Why Italy?


Chris Brooke 01.31.14 at 4:42 pm

Italy were magnificent last year, beating both France and Ireland.


Andrew Burday 01.31.14 at 5:07 pm

Every year when I see this thread, I think it’s going to be about lacrosse — the only sport in which the Iroquois nation actually has a team, or certainly the best known. You pointy headed Old Europe intellectuals should stop confusing me that way. It’s not civil.


js. 01.31.14 at 7:07 pm

No Ashes thread ever, tho? (Sorry if this was discussed a couple of months back.)


Shelby 01.31.14 at 8:33 pm

Casterly Rock FTW!


harry b 01.31.14 at 9:53 pm

js — we definitely had one in 2005.


js. 01.31.14 at 11:00 pm

Ah. Before I started following CT unfortunately.

(Weather in NY/NJ is predicted to be not that bad this Sunday, by the way—at least given time of year, etc.)


Ed Herdman 02.01.14 at 12:18 am

Let’s see some ad buy numbers for this big game versus XLVIII!

Eh, I prefer the Iroquois Confederacy (the real one) over all of ’em. (I really can’t even be bothered to try to watch the Bowl ads…egh.)


jwl 02.01.14 at 12:58 am

I was in the same position as garymar.


Chris Bertram 02.01.14 at 12:14 pm

Welsh friends are already dismissing England’s chances, which is a good sign. Dave Attwood, who may well come off the bench for England, is a graduate of Bristol’s Philosophy and Physics programme.


Neville Morley 02.01.14 at 9:26 pm

Well, on the evidence of today England are showing some promise, so should actually be able to give us a game this year, and it’s good to see France back.


bianca steele 02.02.14 at 10:40 pm

The Beanpot, right?


derrida derider 02.03.14 at 2:47 am

Actually, js @ 8 raises an interesting point. The dead silence from northern hemisphere CTers over recent results in you-know-what, in favour of fervid discussion over a rugby tournament from which the best three teams in the world are absent****, tells us all we need to know.

**** Howzat for some dsquared-class trollery?


Igor Belanov 02.03.14 at 12:17 pm

Must be referring to Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3 I presume?

The entertaining variety of Rugby hasn’t started its season yet.

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