NY Sports Dog: Jeff Francoeur vs Dan Quayle

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jeff Francoeur vs Dan Quayle

We're all familiar with the similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy, including the tragedies that befell these great men, and the coincidences of the circumstances.

That got me thinking about the similarities between Jeff Francoeur and Dan Quayle. It was actually my friend Jim at Mets Refugees that brought it up initially when he posted this quote:

During the first George Bush (senior) presidency Saturday Night Live and Dana Carvey used to spoof him wonderfully. At one point they took to saying the following rubric in every speech:

"Dan Quayle - Still gaining acceptance"

Of course, he never did, but for Mets fans, the more important question is will Jeff Francoeur ever gain acceptance?

First, the eery similarities:

Dan Quayle was born on February 4th.
Jeff Francoeur was born on January 8th--less than a month apart!

Dan Quayle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana
Jeff Francoeur was born in Atlanta, Georgia--both towns have professional sports teams and a shit load of Waffle Houses!

Dan Quayle is 6'1"
Jeff Francoeur is 6'4"...both men above the national average!

And now the quotes, which really shed light on this intriguing comparison:

"The holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.… No, not our nation's, but in World War II. I mean, we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century, but in this century's history."
-- Dan Quayle

"Hell yea boys, this is some fine BBQ"
-- Jeff Francoeur

Advantage: Francoeur

"P-O-T-A-T-O-E, potatoe"
-- Dan Quayle

"P-U-S-S-Y, got to get me some of that!"
-- Jeff Francoeur

Advantage: Francoeur

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit [as Earth]....Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
-- Dan Quayle

"Beer me Feliciano, and pass the f*%king guacamole."
-- Jeff Francoeur

Advantage: Francoeur

"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."
-- Dan Quayle

"Shane Victorino is really a little asshole, isn't he?"
-- Jeff Francoeur

Advantage: Francoeur

"I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mind. You are no Jack Kennedy."
-- Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle

"I knew Jeff Francoeur. Jeff Francoeur was a friend of mine. You are no Jeff Francoeur."
-- Bobby Cox to Ryan Church

Advantage: Push

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
-- Dan Quayle

"If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it up on the scoreboard?"
-- Jeff Francoeur

Advantage: Quayle

So the question remains: Will Jeff Francoeur ever gain acceptance?

Unlike Dan Quayle, I believe he will.Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


Anonymous said...

This is great!

kranepool said...

I am sending you the cleaning bill for the cost of spitting my coffee out all over my computer screen Well done Dave!

Dave Singer said...

Thanks Steve....send me the bill and something to take care of this lingering bone bruise I have.

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