Who’s the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll? | Site unseen: “12:16 PM– Me: Hey. Who’s the queen of rock and roll?
9:54 PM– Bob: L’il Richard…Good golly Miss Molly
11:05 PM– Me: I was asking you. And I meant woman. Chrissy Hynd or Pat Benatar. Like that.”
8:40 PM– Me: Today: Who is king of N.F.L. quarterbacks?
9:11 PM– Bob: You mean like “the” King…somebody who really stands out as not only a quarterback but as the overall leader of the team on and off the field?
9:19 PM– Me: The king, as in Mel Brooks’s saying, It’s good to be the king. The best.
9:45 PM– Me: I say Montana. Won big games. No picks in Super Bowl.
9:46 PM– Me: Elway and Brady as leading pretenders.
10:24 PM– Bob: Never trust a guy who sells used cars…trust is key to being a king…Elways out.
10:26 PM– Bob: Brady = whiner..whiner’s are not winners…he’s out…
10:43 PM– Bob: OK…now Bradshaw. Bastard that he was I still would have to say that he would be a top pick for company to waste a day on a boat, on a northern lake, fishing for walleye. Him, Jerry Reed and Art Donovan.
10:43 PM– Bob: I would be able to vote for Montana. Wasn’t much of a winer. Recognized the abilities of the folks around him and used it to the teams advantage. Seemed to be able to nurse the varied egos. Impressed by his slight stature and relative fearless-ness when rather large sweaty guys were going to make him eat his lunch. Plus there was the Norte Dame game where he played with flu and in the rain and sleet. But when he tells stories he isn’t near as entertaining as Art.
10:47 PM– Bob: Bradshaw? Why not. For Christ sake they were the only ray of sunshine for an entire economically depressed region. He was smart enuogh to to beat the Vikings…numerous times….provides color commentation in uniquely hunble manner and when providing information as an authoritative source seems to do so with respect for those that played and are still playing.
10:48 PM– Bob: So the king:
10:49 PM– Bob: Had to be a standout player…not necessarily the most talented.
10:49 PM– Bob: Ability to perform when the chips were down…against the odds.
10:50 PM– Bob: Not a winer or pompus ass
10:52 PM– Bob: Longevity…and ironman type aspects…willing to play hurt take chances that might mean injury to get the job done.
10:55 PM– Bob: Finally they would have to have the what ever it is to provide excellant companionship in some activity unrelated to football where they could pass as a regular guy doing what regular guys do when they do it(i.e., fish’un, hunt’in,etc.)
10:57 PM– Bob: With this in mind I would have to go with Bradshaw over Montana…do to criteria number 4…he would be more fun to go fishing with.
12:03 AM– Me: Over all, I’m going with Montana. Outside the fishing boat, he’s the best QB.
12:14 AM– Bob: Montana unless I have to take him fishing. Then its Bradshaw all the way.
12:18 AM– Me: Done. See how good we are at this?