Thursday, December 1, 2005

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harvard Graduate

Hey All,

For those that don't know this already, I, Orin, am a Harvard graduate - BA, 1996. I don't tell you this to boast or to make you bow down to me in homage or anything -- really, if you knew what my degree was in, you'd probably just burst out laughing -- but that's a post for another time.

I tell you this so that you understand why I empathize so much with the following tale.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a recent Hararvd graduate too, and was it seems a great player in the Ivy League. I don't follow football too closely, but know that in last sunday's game, the Rams' usual starter, Bulger, was out with injury, and the backup, Martin, got hit in the head a few too many times during the game. So Fitzpatrick came in and rallied the team from behind to win the game (in overtime I think).

Anyway, he's all the buzz around St. Louis now, and will probably even start the next game.

But check out this quote from yesterday's Rams press conference - I heard it on the radio driving in today, and thought to myself, "Ah, so I'm not entirely alone."

Fitzpatrick, answering some sort of reporter's question about his academic history, says:

I’ve heard just about everything. The best is [that] everybody expects me to know every answer to every question. During training camp some guys were in a big, heated discussion, so I walked over to see what they were talking about. They said, ‘Fitz, you can answer this question; you’re from Harvard.’ I said, okay, maybe it’s some trivial question, some history, something. They said, ‘What do you think would hurt more, getting hit in the face by the trunk of an elephant or being kicked in the face by a donkey?’ So that is one of the stranger questions I’ve been asked.

Amen, brother, Amen.


  1. Ask Orin about Zeus sometime.

  2. Now's as good a time as any. Orin, what tell us about Zeus.

  3. I will gladly "what tell" about Zeus if my anonymous investigators make themselves known to me.

    In the meantime, let me do some research...


  4. Just because this anonymous blogger CAN identify himself, doesn't mean that he SHOULD.

  5. That line wouldn't fit so well in the song though...

    "If only that was how anonymous blog commenters lived their lives..."