International travel. Tom E. Curran's hair. Fantasy football. And an apology to -- this week -- Mama Mayo after a verbal Curran shot at Jerod Mayo that was as hard as anything Mayo's ever delivered at Gillette Stadium.
All that and more this week's during Tom E. CurranJerod Mayo conversation on 'Quick Slants'.
ON THIS WEEK'S GAME ACROSS THE POND
Curran: "You're in NEW England; but now you're going to . . . "
Mayo and Curran together: "OLD England."
Mayo (to the camera): "How did I know he was going to say that? 'Cause Curran's a corny guy. I knew it. I said it before he said it."
(A bit later)
Mayo: "Are you going to London this year?"
Curran: "Yeah, I'm going to be there."
Mayo: "Oh, nice!"
Curran: "How could you have the game without me?"
(And even later)
Curran: "Do you want to get together for a spot of tea when we get over to . . . "
Mayo: "We CAN get together for a spot of tea."
Curran (to the camera): "He's such a liar. He won't see me."
Mayo (in a British accent): "A spot of tea."
ON THE ONGOING SAGA OF CURRAN'S HAIR
Mayo: "Let's bring up your hair first and let's do a progress report . . ." (Curran dips his head to show his hairline.) "Still growing . . . "
Curran: "All right, injury report. How's the arm?"
Mayo: "No injury reports here."
Curran: "See? Hair report; no injury report."
(Later, when discussing the Patriots' defense)
Mayo: "Guys are hungry to learn. Guys are hungry to get better. And we have a young defense. Keep that in mind. It's week, what? Week Seven? Eight? So we still have a lot work to do. We're nowhere near a complete project.
"So save your fingernails; save your hair -- especially" points at Curran "-- and just continue to watch."
ON FANTASY FOOTBALL AND MORE MAMA APOLOGIES
Curran: "Steven Jackson has always been one of my favorite backs, and" to Mayo "you're always curious who I really enjoy, I know that."
Mayo: "He must be on your fantasy team."
Curran: "He's not, actually. I have Michael Turner. He's playing great. I did have Danny Amendola, though. It's a great signing by me."
Mayo: No response.
Curran (after a pause): "Back to Steven Jackson: He's huge."
Mayo: "What place are you in in your fantasy league? You picked up Danny Amendola, I know he has a lot of catches . . . "
Curran attempts to interrupt, but Mayo keeps going.
Mayo: "I understand. He's not playing right now."
Curran: "You knew that."
Mayo: "Obviously. You think I just sit at home and not watch film?"
Curran: "Looks that way on Sunday."
(Curran, pleased with the blow he landed, lets loose with an "Ohhh!")
Mayo: "That hurt. That really hurt."
Curran: "That was rough. But did you see what you said about my sweater last week?"
Mayo: "I did. Sorry, Mama Curran."
Curran: "Sorry, Mama Mayo."