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Thursday, July 17, 2021

No, I’m not interested in Brett Favre’s un-retirement circus. (Well, maybe a little.)

But others are, and the worldwide leader in sports is responding to a ridiculous extent:

All I know is that when ESPN starts running a crawl line at the bottom of the screen with a category that says just FAVRE, right there alongside the NL, AL, NBA, NHL and NFL, it would seem we reached some sort of new milestone in terms of the definition of saturation coverage.

From this, I guess you could say Favre is in a league of his own, or even a league unto himself…

Good thing I never watch ESPN/ESPN2 during the football offseason. If I wanted to live in Green Bay USA, I’d move there instead of getting a cable-fed simulation.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/17/2008 01:35:32 PM
Category: Football, TV
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Yes, I keep a list of little jot-down notes containing various snippets of ideas, observations and just plain word fragments. I hate to lose ideas to the fickle ether that is my gray matter, so I try to make use of the note-taking utility found on either my iPod Touch or my phone.

And “caff-fiend” has been on that list for a while now. Combining caffeine + fiend isn’t wholly original, but it’s suitable enough for blog-fodder. Like this.

I had a devil of a time finding the context for introducing caff-fiend into the wild, though. Sure, we’re all familiar with the fiendish impulses that come from regular caffeine intake; but how best to relate it? I figured I’d have to wait for some slice-of-life story to come my way.

And then, improbably enough, I come across this same wordplay, on a philosophically-theme tribute blog for the venerable comic strip “Ziggy”.

I thought, this’ll do. And so it has.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/17/2008 08:19:46 AM
Category: Comedy, Pop Culture, Wordsmithing
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