Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper may come out of retirement as a Packer fan in view of a recent sports headline that read: “Stokes learning to control raw talent.”
The accompanying article referred to the blazing speed of Packer pass defender Eric Stokes, but the keeper chose to apply the headline personally, and define his own “raw talent” as the time it takes him to get up out of the recliner and replenish his brandy snifter—he calls the move a “first down” and invites Phyllis to join him in an official time-out with a glass of White Russian.
While Eric Stokes has done the 40 in 4.25 seconds, the keeper thinks he might have beaten that record recently when rushing to find the remote so he could squelch a report on either Manchin or McConnell.
The keeper is not serious about resuming his Packer watching, as the prospect of sitting on his fanny for all those hours watching the likes of Eric and others bang heads fills him with NFL resentment and a vague desire to get up and do what needs to be done. Or maybe to take a nap, or maybe go out in the woods and sit on a log.