Wednesday, January 26, 2005

J'ville, prepare to get smacked

The Super Bowl tradition continues. The host city, if the game's not in LA, New Orleans or Miami, gets slimed by those well-traveled, knowledgeable arbiters of good taste and fine living -- sportswriters.

Tony Kornheiser on Jacksonville:

...when the NFL insists on putting it in outposts like Detroit, Houston or Minneapolis, people ask, "Are you guys nuts?" But when you pick Jacksonville, people are agape and say, "Who in Jacksonville has a photo of Tagliabue with a goat?"

Have you ever been to Tampa? It's heaven, if you like Waffle Houses.
Jacksonville makes Tampa look like Paris!

Jacksonville may be in Florida technically. But this isn't South Beach, gang. It isn't the home of Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias and Luther Campbell. Jacksonville is where Pat Boone was born (sometime around the Martin Van Buren presidency), and where the Southern hair band .38 Special got together. Somehow it doesn't sound like hip-hop. It's more like I-Hop.


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