Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Well, that sounds appetizing.

New Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has selected former wide receivers coach Bruce Arians to be offensive coordinator.

A fan asks the Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette whether that's a wise pick:

PhillyMarty: Ed: What gives the Steelers reason to think Arians qualifies to be OC? During his 3-yr term in Cleveland, even the year they lost the playoff game to the Steelers, their offense was ranked 21st. The other years it was bottom six. I know you were not consulted, but do you agree with this promotion?

Ed Bouchette: Yes. Arians is qualified and it gives them some continuity. He made chicken salad out of chicken droppings in Cleveland.

What?? Salad made of....droppings? Dung salad? Ugh. That sounds terrible. No one wants any of that. Is that the kind of offense Bouchette's suggesting Arians may serve up? Crap salad?
Of course, maybe he was just catering to the tastes of connoisseurs of Cleveland cuisine.


Blogger Peter Lynn said...

You know the actual phrase, though, right? It's "He made chicken salad out of chicken shit." It just sounds silly and more nonsensical when it's bowdlerized.

2:38 AM  
Blogger Steve Ely said...

Yeah, the bowdlerized version's sillier and less effectively expressive. But I find the original also pretty humorously unappetizing. Bruce Arians can leave all his fecal foods in Ohio.

2:44 AM  

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