Much like college football, the NFL started on a Thursday night. So, by the time you read this, the football season will officially be underway (I have the game on in the background now while I write--I forgot how much I hate Cris Collinsworth).
But, before I get into that, I owe you some Latin names for your favorite college teams. I spent the week working on this, because, you know, I had nothing better to do (aside from nursing sick kids back to health). Just to remind you, Eamus, O... translates as "Let's go...", so use that when rooting on your favorite team. I'll put the literal translation in parantheses, because those were kind of fun.
OtherWorldlyOne: mentulae (Cocks)
Erin: pari (Panthers)
Words...words...words: I'm not sure which to pick from. Based on the fact that you like to knock Notre Dame, I'm guessing you're not a Harvard Crimson, a Cornell Big Red or a Dartmouth Big Green (I'm guessing you went to a D-1A school). I don't think you're a North Texas Mean Green, either, which leaves Stanford or Syracuse. Since you're smart, you could easily have gone to Stanford, and since you're from the east coast, I can see you being a Syracuse alum. I can't pick, so I thought I'd go with both: Cardinale (Cardinal) or Aurantiacus (Orange). Also, your NFL team is Aquilae.
Jill Pilgrim: Infanovores (eaters of babies). Unum facite pro meretricibus americanis! (Make one for the American whores!).
Cooper Green: aves tornituum (Birds of Thunder)
Soda & Candy: We'll just do this: tigres bengalensum (Tigers of Bengal)
Nej: I'm assuming (since you're in Big XII territory) that it's Kansas (only Big XII team I could think of with blue and white for colors). Falcones aphelocomae (Jay Hawk).
Lisa: agricolae (Farmers)
Happy Hour Somewhere: tigres (Tigers)
Eric: boves cum cornibus longis (bulls with long horns)
JenJen: ursae mephistae (Skunk bears)
Adam and Someguy: Indi qui nominant ipsos Illinos pugnaces (the Indians who name themselves the Fighting Illini)
Chemgeek: Agricolae qui cutem frumentorum resecant (Farmers who peel the skin of corn)
And, yes...I had way too much fun doing that.
Anyway, last year I didn't watch any of the NFL. I was vaguely aware of it, but basically I was pissed because I felt like Green Bay pushed Lord Voldemort out in favor of Aaron Rogers. Well, Voldemort is off with the Purple Death Eaters now, and I can't really hold Green Bay responsible for all the bullshit he's pulled the past ten months or so. I'm officially re-embracing the NFL this season, and I'm still going to root for my formerly beloved Packers.
Just out of curiosity...does anyone want a replica Voldemort jersey, XL? I'll throw in an XL Packers sweatshirt with Voldemort and the number 4 embroidered upon it. Sorry, it's not in purple.
Anyway, with all that in mind, I give you this week's Latin phrase, which of course will pay homage to my favorite NFL team. Clearly, this must be true, otherwise I can think of no other reason for reasonably sane young women to be dressed like this Wisconsin in the winter:
Pronounced: Eck-aye poh-taste-oss cahs-aye-ee!
I guess I'll extend the offer to translate your favorite NFL team name into Latin, if you'd like. Also, thanks to Al Michaels, I just learned that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is married to Fox News anchor Jane Skinner. I used to think Jane was kind of hot; now I don't know what to think.
And, I'm sure, Rog will hit me with a $5,000 fine for that comment.