Re: How did Latterman's Arrogant Colts Super Bowl Prediction Pan out?

On Feb 8, 12:07 pm, CliffB <fl...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 8, 1:40 pm, elig...@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

On Feb 8, 10:14 am, CliffB <fl...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Feb 8, 9:56 am, Guillaume <wbtee...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This is an old Letterman chestnut: wild exaggerated fact, statistic,
or prediction for comedic effect. You could look it up.



On Feb 7, 10:19 pm, CliffB <fl...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not so good lol. What was it, like a 92-7 Colts win in a stroll?

Another chestnut: obvious exaggeration is often used for effect and/
but is used to indicate an underlying point; in this case that the
Colts were the obviously superior team and he had more than a little
contempt for the opponent. Whoops! Worst Super Bowl ever for arrogant

I don't know, everything I heard was that it was going to be a close
game so I wasn't expecting any kind of blow out. I think you read too
much into Letterman's after monologue comedy bits. These bits are
written comedy pieces. I think you took it way too seriously. Most of
us didn't really pay that much attention to it. You notice there
wasn't any kind of discussion about Dave's bit about his hopes for the
super bowl except by you.

Oh, you meant he was just trying to be funny and not disrespectful of
the Saints. I see now. That was more trademark Latterman comedy
brilliance at work. Of course! His Colts stunk the joint up last night
so there should be more comedy brilliance tonight about just how wrong
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Disrespectful of the Saints? It's a football team!!!