Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Obamaball: "Throw Long and Deep"

Continuing coverage of the intersection of Barack Obama and sports...

In a meeting with business leaders yesterday, Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the group the administration would "throw long and deep" to tackle big issues like health care and energy. That's a strong metaphor, in an industry (politics) that deploys sports language regularly.

Emanuel is a Chicago guy, so naturally the first thing you think of when you hear "throw long and deep" is Rex Grossman flinging it out there. Let's hope Obama's "throw long and deep" is less Grossman-esque (or even Favrian) and more Elway-ish.

-- D.S.


Anonymous said...

I'm leaning towards Jeff George on this metaphor.

BD said...

Apparently the pass missed their friends at UAW yesterday