So you know those little headlines that appear near the top of Gmail? The one I encountered just now said, “Smith lifts Panthers past Bears.” And I seriously stared at it for a good thirty seconds trying to figure out what in the world that could be referring to. I literally thought there must be some kind of zoo situation involving a panther being caught behind a bear habitat or something, and perhaps a helicopter was involved to rectify… Finally I clicked the link and saw the word ‘playoffs’ and went, “Oohhhhhhhhhhh.” I blame this on rereading Aku Soku Zan(za) and being therefore about as far from football, in mind, as I possibly could.