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Foot Soldiers

January 14, 2011

Franz Kafka once wrote:

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Why do I quote this particular snippet of literature? Because it includes one of the few foot references that Wes Welker left out of his press conference about the New England Patriots’ forthcoming playoff game against the New York Jets. Why feet? Well, in case you’ve forgotten, there’s this.

It’s no secret that I hate both the Jets (because they’re the Jets) and the Patriots (given that they are from Boston (or thereabouts) — which, as you may know, sucks). And notwithstanding my Jets aversion I’m rooting for them to take the Boston motherfuckers out.

However, one must give credit where credit is due. And Wes Welker’s straight-faced game of footsie during his press conference was a stroke — easy now — of brilliance. So here it is in condensed form (nine minutes of Welker seems excessive). Enjoy.

And let’s give some credit for his response to Rex Ryan who, every once in a while, can show himself to be a big guy (insert fat joke here):

“I think this is a huge rivalry type game and anything goes,” Ryan said. “I can take it. I’m not going to discuss it, but I can take it.”

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