Saturday, August 01, 2009

Worlds Collide: Shanoff, Tebow, Deadspin

"A George divided against itself cannot stand!"
That is sort of how I felt when I saw that my little TimTeblog side project was last night's featured material for Deadspin's DUAN (Deadspin Up All Night) post.

Because there is Deadspin Dan: Who wrote the weekly 2007 college football column; who guest-edited Deadspin for a weekend in June 2007; who Zerkle mocked when I offered to let Tim Tebow perform the circumcision on my newborn son last October; who posts on this site you're on now.

And, now, there is Teblog Dan: Who launched a blog exclusively dedicated to coverage of Tim Tebow -- yes, out of fanboy appreciation, but also because it was an interesting business concept; who throws out theories that the Pats will sign Mike Vick (likely correct!) because they want to test the single-wing before they draft Tim Tebow next April (likely crackpot!)

And last night, those two Dans met in the hallowed ground of Deadspin's DUAN, partly at the mercy of Dash Bennett and the Commenters (what else is new?) but partly in some kind of unholy union when my worlds finally collided.

The sun still came up today -- but am I the same Dan?

-- D.S.

Full Seinfeld dialogue, referenced above:

George: "You have no idea of the magnitude of this thing. If she is allowed to infiltrate this world then George Costanza as you know him ceases to exist.

You see, right now I have Relationship George. But there is also Independent George. That's the George you know, the George you grew up with... Movie George, Coffee Shop George, Liar George, Bawdy George."

Jerry: "I love that George."
George: "Me too, and he's dying. If Relationship George walks through this door, he will kill Independent George.

"A George divided against itself cannot stand!"
MEANWHILE: Oh, was there sports to cover? How, in all of the trade crazy -- Peavy (hunh?), V-Mart to Boston, Washburn to Detroit (that's not Seattle giving up on this season; that's the Mariners' selling high) -- the main trade attraction was a dud: Halladay to... no one. Cliff Lee was dominant in his Phillies debut. And, no, that wasn't Mike Vick working out for the Patriots -- it was Cleo Lemon. Cue jokes about New England racism.

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