October 13 – post game interviews

post game interviews
I listen and believe them,
though I know they lie

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!

Michigan Football Coach after win over Illinois on October 12, 2019.

A lot of guys played extremely well, a lot of guys toughed it up.
I trust and believe in our team, and we saw the evidence today. Very proud of that fact, and of our guys. I think there’s a callous that’s been built there and a toughness that has been born out of that, and that bodes well for our team.
So I thought those guys rose to the challenge today.
We’ll see how we came out of this game. We’ll find out when we find out.

Interview practice from the the movie, Bull Durham:

Crash: “You got something to write with? Good. It’s time to work on your interviews.”
Nuke: “My interviews? What do I got to do?”
Crash: “You’re gonna have to learn your cliches. You’re going to have to study them. You’re going to have to know them. They’re your friends. Write this down. We’ve got to play them one day at a time.”
Nuke: “Got to play … that’s pretty boring, you know?”
Crash: “Of course it’s boring. That’s the point. Write it down!”
Nuke: “One day at a time …”
Crash: “I’m just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ball club. I know. Write it down. I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.”
Nuke: “Good Lord willing …”
Crash: “Things will work out.”

Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth

When my love swears that she is made of truth,
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutored youth,
Unlearnèd in the world’s false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue:
On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
Oh, love’s best habit is in seeming trust,
And age in love loves not to have years told.
Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flattered be.


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