November 17, 2002


IT TAKES DIFFERENT STROKES TO MOVE THE NFL: Certain friends of ours and I have noticed quite a few NFL players who have names that are reminicent of the classic sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes": The Arizona Cardinals have a wide receiver/kick returner named Arnold Jackson, while the Lions employ both kick returner Eddie Drummond and defensive lineman Jeff Gooch, the latter of whom shares a name with the show's never-seen bully. These guys should form an all-star team, along with '80s-era Minnesota Vikings punter Greg Coleman, who was mistakenly called "Gary" all throughout his career.
Now I long ago made piece with the Vikings and their lost season, but I must say it was wonderful to see them get the win over Brett Favre and Packers at the Metrodome- really, it's the game of the year that matters most. And thankfully, the Metrodome goalposts were put back up in time for the game, after they were taken down the day before after the University of Minnesota's loss to Iowa- by Iowa's fans. And you thought the Moss arrest thing was embarrassing...

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 17, 2002 11:37 PM
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