Sunday, January 28, 2007

As Superbowl Week Begins...

...let's take a last look at Jeff Joniak's final words from last week:

"Hear me now, believe me later. Bear Fans your dream is a reality. Begin the migration to Miami!"

Beyond this being nearly impossibly bad, it's also two blantant rip offs. This first portion is from a Saturday Night Live bit. Remember old Hanz and Franz? It seems that this was one of lesser known catch phrases (behind their signature lines of "Ve're going to pahmp... you aaahp!" and "Girlie man!" Some people were smart enough to recognize this last week. Ivy Chat is just cathing up to you now. And tipping our hat.

The second part, the "dream is reality," is an even worse rip off. Where does it come from? Let's turn to today's Chicago Tribune and Ed Sherman for the source:

Wayne Larrivee (is) the only Bears announcers to make the call for a Super Bowl winner. When the final seconds ticked off in New Orleans, Larrivee said, "The dream is reality. The Bears are the Super Bowl champions."

Where did Wayne get the idea?

Larrivee says he went into the Super Bowl with a line in mind.

"At the NFC championship game, I looked across the way and somebody held up a sheet that said, 'Dream is reality,'" Larrivee says. "I made a mental note to incorporate that if they won the Super Bowl."

So, Wayne got it from a fan and nicely incorporated it into his broadcast.

Joniak had 21 years to come up with something and his muse led him to the most obvious call and a nearly forgotten parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger?

And, unless you think irony is something we don't get here because people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a, a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about, uh, '83, when I was the only practitioner of it. And I stopped because I was tired of being stared at...

Unless you think that, check out the TOPIC of Ed Sherman's column. Let's just say that the only thing that scares me about a Bear win is what Joniak might actually contribute to the commerative DVD.

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