Sunday was not a good day for quarterbacks who wear the number 7.
At televised sporting events, fans often display signs that incorporate the call letters of the network broadcasting the event they're at.
For example, at one point during the NFC championship game on Fox, I saw an Eagles fan holding a sign that read "End oF Our heX."
Moreover, I saw a Steelers fan at the AFC championship game on CBS with a sign that read "Can Ben Stopthrowinginterceptions?"
Okay, I made that one up.
Anyway, these quasi-acronym signs make me wish that sporting events would air on QVC or C-SPAN2. You know, challenge the fans.
Fans also frequently hold up cutouts of the letter "D" and a picket fence.
"D"-fence. Get it?
I wish they'd be more creative though.
Are there any non-black people named Deion?
Tim Goodman in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Didn't being the host of a late night talk show used to mean something? Back in Carson's day, nobody could topple the king. Even trying to compete with him was seen as folly. He was the man in the chair, period. When he sat behind that desk and talked with an odd assemblage of stars and experts and ordinary people, it was an event, a nightly ritual. It was part of the fabric of our popular culture.
Nowadays Craig Ferguson can have a talk show.
I keep hearing about how Johnny Carson was a "good man" and it makes me wonder what people will say when O.J. Simpson dies.
He liked to kill people.
The eulogy at Simpson's funeral will surely be awkward.