Daily Dirt: ‘You’ve got to ask yourself a question … ‘Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?’


Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry (1971), Warner Bros.

Daily Dirt for Sept. 15, 2021

Any conversation involving Clint Eastwood is guaranteed to be a good conversation. In Vol. 68 of the Daily Dirt we first look at some of Clint the Squint’s best-known quotes.

1. I’m always glad to see when a new Clint Eastwood film is released, but I realize this can’t go on forever. Clint is now 91, and at some point his movie-making, movie-starring days have to come to an end. But until that time is officially upon us, I’m going to enjoy this guy one more time on the silver screen, and until I can get to the theater and see the new Eastwood release — “Cry Macho” — I think it’s time to review some classic Clint quotes:

“You’ve got to ask yourself a question, ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”– 1971, “Dirty Harry.”

“Go ahead, make my day”– 1983, “Sudden Impact.”

“Dying ain’t much of a living, boy”: 1976, “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

“OK, you did two things wrong. First, you asked a question, and second, you asked another question” — 2004, “Million Dollar Baby.”

“You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig”–1966, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

“I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five?”–1971, “Dirty Harry.”

“When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife … I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross.” — 1971, “Dirty Harry.”

“No, I’m not OK. I’m Sick, I’m tired and I’m armed, too, so be careful” — 1993, “In the Line of Fire.”

“A good man always knows his limitations” — 1973, “Magnum Force.”

“I have strong feelings about gun control. If there’s a gun around, I want to be controlling it” — 1989, “Pink Cadillac.”

“The film cost $31 million. With that kind of money, I could have invaded some country” —  Eastwood talking about “Gran Torino.”

2. The first Daily Dirt Mud Dog College Football Rankings:

Here’s how this corner views the top 10 Tier 1 schools, or those from the Power Five conferences:

1. Alabama (2-0): Huge SEC game Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide visits The Swamp for a date with No. 8 Florida.

2. Georgia (2-0): This could be your new No. 1 team next week at this time. Key words are “could be.”

3. Iowa (2-0): While the Hawkeyes are moving to 3-0 against Kent State …

4. Penn State (2-0): … Penn State will be entertaining Auburn at Happy Valley.

5. UCLA (2-0): Chip Kelly is the early frontrunner for coach of the year.

6. Oregon (2-0): Ducks follow their life-altering win at Ohio State with a matchup against … Stony Brook. Where’s that face palm emoji when you need it?

7. Texas A&M (2-0): Aggies’ season could go downhill quickly if quarterback Haynes King (is that a Texas name, or what?) misses substantial time.

8. Florida (2-0): Did you see those white helmets the Gators broke out last Saturday?

9. Ohio State (1-1): Buckeyes have one of, if not the best offense in the nation (led by a freshman quarterback and the best set of receivers this side of the NFL), but that defense is another story.

10. Oklahoma (2-0): Sooners might hang 60 on Nebraska this week.

The top 10 Tier 2 schools, or those from the Group of Five:

1. Cincinnati (2-0): How long can Cincinnati keep Luke Fickell as coach?

2. Toledo (1-1): Rockets were THAT close to upending Notre Dame at South Bend.

3. Tulane (1-1): Willie Fritz is another coach who deserves a Tier 1 shot at some point.

4. Nevada (2-0): The Wolf Pack has an interesting matchup Saturday with Kansas State of of the Big 12. And it’s a game Nevada could win.

5. UCF (2-0): UCF plays at Louisville on national TV (ESPN) Friday night.

6. Utah State (2-0): Most of the college football talk in the Beehive State is about BYU and Utah, but don’t sleep on the Aggies.

7. Charlotte (2-0): Charlotte, which downed Duke in its opener, will be at Illinois on Oct. 2

8. Fresno State (2-1): Bulldogs’ lone loss was by a touchdown to Oregon.

9. Boise State (1-1): It’s only a matter of time until the Broncos are in the top five challenging for No. 1.

10. Appalachian State (1-1): That 25-23 loss at Miami (Fla.) was difficult to absorb. App State should take out its frustration Saturday on poor Elon.

3. Best bet for a hit TV show this fall: A remake of “The Wonder Years” is scheduled for ABC, with Fred Savage, the kid star of the original hit program in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is serving as director. The remake is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Ala., through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean (Dule Hill). With the wisdom of his adult years, “Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their ‘wonder years’ in a turbulent time,” according to tvinsider.com.

Steve Fact O’ The Day
I once fell down while running to first base after hitting a ground ball. I was 11- or 12-years-old and immediately faked a knee injury to save as much embarrassment as possible.

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