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CURIOUS INDEX, 9/23/2008

Larry's done. Munson, retired, effective immediately, done. UGA's iconoclastic, oddball Minnesotan radio announcer is leaving the booth because his body can't do it anymore, there's nothing to be done about it, and even he knows it at this point. It is easy get maudlin and sentimental over Munson--Lord knows we have--but choosing the way you leave and doing so with dignity is an undeniably important thing in any facet of life. This is an end of life issue, and Munson's being a veritable Spartan about the whole thing.

In the meantime, there's always Youtube for your Munson-based needs.

Root, root, root for Penn Schtate. From Andrew Carter's Chopping Block blog in the Orlando Sentinel:

He also had a hysterical reaction when told that Joe Pa had to coach the rest of his team’s game on Saturday from the press box because his leg was bothering him. The implication there, of course, is perhaps this is one more sign that Joe Pa will be hanging it up.

When told of this news about Paterno, Bowden got this maniacal grin on his face and pounded the table with both his hands like a child who’d just received the toy he’d always wanted. He did it in a completely joking manner, though, and was just having a good time with it, so don’t get in a tizzy. Still, if there had been cameras there, this clip of Bowden banging on the table with this crazy smile on his face would have become a YouTube classic. Guess you had to be there.

Yes, yes. He was joking! Does death take sides? From our vast experience reading about Death in Terry Pratchett novels, we know that he only types IN ALL CAPS, likes cats, and really would have preferred to be a chef instead of the Grim Reaper and Collector of Souls. Whether he takes sides or not, who knows, but Bowden openly joking about Paterno not making it is either so sick we have to admire it, or so despicable we can just plug it into the wall of disgust bricks we already have built around Bowden. TAKE NOTES, LEVELLER OF SOULS.

Dante Love, Godspeed, baby. Dante Love's football career is done; sad. Dante Love, former Ball State footballer, will walk again, and will not suffer any lasting damage from a bruised spinal cord and fractured spine. According to Brady Hoke, he's done, but that' okay because, you know, not being paralyzed is a fair trade on these kind of exchanges.

Potatoes. Idaho's cheerleaders will be changing their skimpy uniforms after complaints about them eventually scuttled the Vandals attempt to bring sexy to Moscow. Quote magic!

The previous uniforms didn't flatter every member of the team, and some girls said their outfits were uncomfortable, Robson said.

"Girls are just bigger these days, not everybody's a size zero," Robson said. "We're not being a bunch of prudes."

And that will pass without commentary because it is its own.

It's gonna destroy your mouth, but only after I stab you. Notre Dame football best come back soon and come back with a fury: the citizens of South Bend are stabbing each other over Hot Pockets.