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Ask Ike — Round 2

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009


(Ed. Note: Last week, we here at XFLMVP ran our first weekly edition of Ask Ike, a chance to get answers to life’s important questions by Ike Taylor, whose personal website gives Ike’s fans a chance to E-mail questions for him to answer. Slash and myself felt like the people of Steeler Nation deserve to get the answers to some REAL questions by Ike, not an inane question about how he prepares for a game. With that in mind, we vow to send Ike one question per week until we get an answer. To read the first edition of Ask Ike, click here.)

Well, on the heels of a Super Bowl win, it’d be wrong of us to expect an answer from Mr. Taylor on our first question, dealing with Throeau, politics and the current state of our nation’s economy.

Last Week’s Question:

“Looking down the barrel of a giant government bailout, one may be inclined to think briefly of Thoreau, who asks rhetorically, “Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator?” How would you answer this question, Ike?

- Long time fans, TG and Slash “

Of course, now that the off season has befallen Ike, he probably has time to catch up on his reading and correspondence. With that in mind, Slash and I have sent our second attempt at an answer from Ike. Ask Ike Part Deux can be found below –

Ike, as big fans of yours, my friend Slash and I would be honored if you would impart some wisdom upon us. We find ourselves, after much heated debate, at opposite ends of ideological standpoints regarding this situation.

Two counties in a state south of the Mason-Dixon are experiencing such an increase in population growth that all schools have quickly become overpopulated.

Do you feel it is wise, or even FAIR, to institute a school “impact-fee” that requires this new population to fork over the dollars to build new schools. Some have said the timing for this proposition is “absolutely horrible,” and that such a measure would be unconstitutional, unfair and even dangerous, as such a drastic response could cause a further rift in the already unstable economy?

Thank you for reading and we hope to hear from you soon.

Your fans,
TG and Slash

If we receive a response E-mail, the answer will be immediately posted on XFLMVP.Com. If not, we’ll see you here next week for Round 3 of “Ask Ike.”

Here we go.

Simpsons Quote of the Post:
Homer (singing): Take me out to the balllllllllgame, take me out the ballllllllllll.

Ask Ike, Round 1

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Slash and I like Ike. Sure, he may have more go through his hands than Jesus on Black Friday but he’s at least quick enough and plays big enough to pester some of the league’s better receivers.


But we all know that about Ike. What you might not know about know about Ike is that he graduated at the top of his class from Swaggin’ University. Lucky for us, his official site has a section called “Ask Ike,” which allows fans like you and me to ask Mr. Taylor important questions. Unfortunately, this function hasn’t been used to ask Ike any important questions. Below is an example.

Question: Ike I would like to know how you mentally prepare for a game?? What do you think about when you wake up that morning? How do you get yourself all pumped up and yet remain so focused? Thanks! Cindy S.

Answer from Ike: Eat a good breakfast and have a good ipod. Thanks for the support!

Now, the layman might not grasp Taylor’s allusion to the great “Speak softly and carry a big stick” quote by Theodore Roosevelt, but it’s there.

And since no other asshole is taking advantage of this forum to reach out to one of the great minds of our day, Slash and I have. Here is our first of many submissions to Ask Ike. We’ll keep going until the busy Taylor is able to answer us.

From XFL MVP:
“Looking down the barrel of a giant government bailout, one may be inclined to think briefly of Thoreau, who asks rhetorically, “Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator?” How would you answer this question, Ike?

- Long time fans, TG and Slash