SI.com: For you the Starks are heroes, and you told us a couple of months ago that they would be the NFL equivalent of the Giants since the Giants are your team. If we extrapolate this, who is Eli Manning in your universe?
(George R R)Martin: Eli Manning would probably be someone like Loras Tyrell, the Knight of Flowers, who has a bigger brother, Lord Garlan Tyrell, who is an even better swordsman than he is (laughs). So you have that brotherhood relationship there.
Appx 9am and I am fully anticipating a Giants loss tonight (because it’s the Eagles, and even if the Giants are looking good and the Eagles less so, the birds manage to pull it out (except for the Vince Young game last season but I’m not counting that)). And yet, I am hopeful and nervous about this game. It’s just a game, dummy! And yet…
David: Rex Ryan and Tebow having a meeting at McCormick and Schmick’s in Paramus is more than I can quite get my head around. Rex stuffing fistfuls of shrimp into his mouth and talking about motorcycles. Tebow quietly drinking a ginger ale and being like, “This is a little spicy. I think I should send this back, but maybe that’s just New York?”
Jeff: Sanchez breathing on the window, peeking in while standing on his girlfriend’s back.
David: “They’re having dip, Brandee!”
(actually, the McCormick & Schmick’s is in Hackensack, but close enough)
Oh, GRRM, just a schlubby guy from Bayonne at heart.