"I think Eli [Manning], when he sets his feet, he throws that slant as well as anyone in the league."
"I think [Mike Tolbert] is one of the most underappreciated players in the league."
"When [Sam Bradford's] got clean-feet vision, his accuracy on the deep ball is as good as anybody in football."
"[Darrelle Revis] undercuts as well as any corner you'll ever see."
Random Mayock: "You want to talk about lateral jump cuts ..."
I'd like to leave my beleaguered Couch Slouch community with Mayock's sound bite of the year, from the Sept. 26 49ers-Rams game. I'd give you the context, but I think it's better appreciated as a stand-alone monument to the maelstrom that is Mike Mayock:
"Step. Step. Pat. Burp the baby. And now throw it."
Ask The Slouch
Q. My start-up company's only product is an intelligent remote that will automatically switch to mute when Tim McCarver is speaking. Will this be a broad enough market or should I program in other sportscasters? (Dave Couger; Santa Fe, N.M.)
A. With McCarver alone, you're looking at back orders.
Q. Wouldn't it be nice if we knew what Tim McCarver was actually trying to say versus what comes out? (Paul Gorman; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
A. My readers are very much in sync with me on McCarver.
Q. So Bob Gibson used to yell at Tim McCarver to stay off of his mound. I wonder what he yells at his TV set now? (Eric Ruple; Harrisonburg, Va.)
A. My anti-McCarver mailbag remains Christmas-like in volume.
Q. When in New York City talking to the NFL, did the Oneida Indians also try to renegotiate the sale of Manhattan Island? (Bill Gayne; Richmond, Va.)
A. Pay the man, Shirley.
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