Tuesday, January 03, 2006

O'Donnell to the Edge of Infinity

It's official. Sun Times Notre Dame writer Jim O'Donnell MUST write my obituary. The puckish wordsmith dropped another gem-encrusted treasure upon the reading public this morning _ his story on the Irish's loss to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl yesterday. It wouldn't be an O'Donnell piece without some color in the lead...

"TEMPE, Ariz. _
See Troy run.
See Troy pass.
See Ted catch.
See Ted score.
See Notre Dame touchdown called back.
See Ohio State happy.
See the Fighting Irish sad."

And just when you think you have O'Donnell scouted, he adds another pitch to his repertoire _ a blizzard of numerals...

"No one stepped up more than (Ted) Ginn. With his Olympic speed (10.5 for 100 meters), the diminutive triple threat ended with 167 yards from eight receptions, 73 yards in two rushing tries and 20 more from two punt returns. Hello-Columbus total: 260, including the two touchdowns."

More and more everyday, I feel O'Donnell is the only writer who could treat my life with the reverence it deserves. I'm just going to lie down on this stretcher and wait for him to start typing.

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