The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 27, 1986 · Page 15
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 15

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, January 27, 1986
Page 15
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Fun The Salina Journal Monday, January 27,1986 Page 15 Bionic kidneys are macho must The Far Side Crossword By Eugene Sheffer For the first time in the history of professional football, fans were given a timeout. For one full minute during Sunday's pre-game show of the Super Bowl, the screen went black to give viewers a chance to hit the refrigerator or the bathroom. That interlude cost the network $600,000 in advertising revenue. ; They didn't have to do that. The Super Bowl only has two hours of pre- game show, 3V4 hours of game and a half-hour of post-game. Men have sat through six hours of sports before and never complained. Bionic kidneys are a part of the whole macho make-up. When I told my husband about the decision, however, he was less than excited about it. "Who called a timeout?" he asked angrily. "The network." "What am I supposed to dp for a whole minute?" "I guess some men felt the need to leave their chair." "Look," he said, "watching football is not a game for sissies. No pain! No gain! Does anyone leave Tank McNamara Erma Bombeck LOS ANGELES TIMES their seats at Wimbledon? Do they ~ signal timeout for fans watching the World Series? Do the hockey team fans go out for a break? Next thing you know they'll allow viewers to talk during a game." "Get hold of yourself,«I said. "What do they think they're dealing with? Amateur Armchair Quarterbacks? I'm a pro. Remember the time in '79 when the Steelers and the Cowboys were playing in Miami? I thought I was going to black out, but I hung in there. Armchair quarterbacks have their rules too, you know." "What rules?" "Did you ever see me fumble a flip- top can? Miss my mouth with the popcorn and have to leave the game with an eye injury? Call time out to answer a phone call or say hello to my mother? Have I ever been penalized for unnecessary conversation?" "You blinked once when you watched three bowls on New Year's Day." "That was different. I was out of shape. I don't like the idea of censoring a whole minute of the game. Today, a minute. Tomorrow, the replays." "It's not a game," I said. "It's only the activities before the game begins. Just look upon it as another bowl event: Super Flush Sunday." "We're going to have to come up with a rule to cover it," he mused. "Anyone who gets back late should have to move their chair back 15 yards from the TV screen." Stars to plug Pepsi PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) - Don Johnson, who stars in the hit television series "Miami Vice," and singer Glenn Frey will make a music video-style commercial for Pepsi- Cola USA. Actor Michael J. Fox and comedian Billy Crystal also will appear in separate ads for the company's 1986 advertising campaign. 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