Quote of the Day

"Okay, so uhh, we got the big guy, uhh, hitting the smaller guy real hard. He’s like, uhh, a fullback or a halfback or … doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter. It’ll be good, it’ll be good. We’re going to push them back like, uhh, 10, 20 of these white lines, baby steps, and uhh, yeah, do-over. Total do-over."
-- A skit on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" mocking the NFL using replacement referees in last night's Cowboys-Giants game. ("Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC, 9/5)
Thursday September 6, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 257 Print This Issue

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