Football the Way It Ought to Be

Dennis Miller brings a welcome dimension to the game. Seriously

Until comedian Dennis Miller's debut as an announcer on ABC's Monday Night Football last week, I had not watched an NFL game since Black Sunday, January 1979. By which I mean, Super Bowl XIII. I was then a Dallas Cowboys diehard. When the Pittsburgh Steelers beat America's Team 35-31, I cried like a girl, because that's what I was, a nine-year-old in a Cowboys T shirt. Cradling the Roger Staubach-autographed football I had received for Christmas (which he had graciously signed despite the fact that my well-meaning mother had sent him a Joe Namath ball), I decided I was through with...

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