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Firm Fountain of Youth - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Firm Fountain of Youth
Ten years ago, the following sentences about Green Bay Packers' quarterback Brett Favre -- whom I have always liked -- would have seemed like the sportswriter's favorite sweater, worn threadbare with use:
The far more mystifying turnaround is in Favre's ability to throw the deep ball again, and with uncanny accuracy, to his wide receivers. It's as though Favre, at 38, has dipped his right arm in a fountain of youth.
Now they sound like an insinuation. When are we going to stop to make the connection between the appeal of narratives in which aging athletes return to the top of their game, the use of performance-enhancing substances, and the endless ads for products combatting erectile dysfunction that run during sports telecasts?

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quuf From: quuf Date: January 15th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This reminds me of that Viagra/Cialis/Levitra ad from a few years back in which our hero throws a football through a tire swing to his wife's smiling approval. It was so obvious it was almost endearing.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 15th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I loved that ad. The one with the matching hot tubs, for Cialis, perplexes me however.
quuf From: quuf Date: January 15th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Google strikes again! From here:

TASTE is why Grey chose his-and-hers bathtubs rather than a shared hot tub. ''We don't want to put Cialis that close to the sex act,'' Mr. Beebe said. ''You won't see a lot of sexual innuendo: a train going through a tunnel, a football going through a beat-up tire.''
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 15th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::laughing::
flw From: flw Date: January 15th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"return of the deep ball"
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 15th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Precisely!
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