Montana Tessa Newsom was the cause of a frisson at yesterday’s showing of the Spain vs. Holland World Cup Final.
But before we get to that, I have a few notes for Rec and Park.
The giant TV screen(s) weren’t giant enough. Next time, how about using a big screen the way our corporate overlords do?
That crowd in Civic Center didn’t exactly have 10,000 people in it. Just because A.N.S.W.E.R.* exaggerates doesn’t mean you should too.**
Is the great Civic Center lawn ever coming back? Ever since Farmer Gavin’s Victory Garden got dug up, the gritty surface you put in there hasn’t won a lot of fans, right? What about the poor anime costume contest freaks who come back every year? They’re too professional to take off their headpieces so they’d prefer to pass out rather than break character on those hot, hot days of Springtime. 80 degrees + reflected radiation from the ground = heat stroke. Wouldn’t grass be nicer?
Is any part of the bill for this joint going to be sent to Gavin Newsom’s Lt. Governor campaign?
At the end of regulation play (with a scoreless tie, the best kind), Gavin gave a pat on the back to himself and to Rec and Park via a Mr. Microphone address to assembled voters. (That’s UC Hastings alum and Rec and Park chief Phil Ginsburg on the right patting someone else on the back, I think.)
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The crowd was enraptured:
Does this look like 10,000 people to you?**
The eternal struggle – Bull vs. Lion. (The lion specializes in head kicks and scrotum grabs and the bull feigns great injury at the slightest touch. Cheating and crybabying pays off handsomely in international futbol, but it doesn’t get you big returns in the NFL, where the refs will catch game-changing cheating via instant replay. Speaking of which, the refs in American Football catch most of their own mistakes. Does this make American football better? Discuss.)
Congratulations to Rec and Park for a mostly well done op during WC 2010. You should have CW Nevius write about this joint until even he gets sick of his sycophancy.
See you in 2014!
*Check out this bit from Chris Roberts. Hey, congratulations ANSWER Coalition! I just knew you were going to win.
**I was there for about ten minutes, so I didn’t have a chance to properly consider the size of the throng. Upon further review, I’ll back away from my crowd size over-estimate allegation.