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Slamming Samnesia
Steve Rushin
August 30, 1999
Our handy updated lexicon defines some afflictions spread by sports media
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August 30, 1999

Slamming Samnesia

Our handy updated lexicon defines some afflictions spread by sports media

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Aranoian n.: Paradoxical paranoia that triggers belief in many Notre Dame fans—my entire family among them—that the national media intensely dislike the Fighting Irish.

Theismania n.: Delusional psychosis suffered by TV and radio announcers who profess to know what an athlete is thinking, as when ESPN pro football analyst (and Notre Dame alumnus) Joe Theismann begins a sentence, "Right there, Bledsoe is saying to himself...."

Now if you'll excuse me—before aranoids suggest that theismania is another example of Irish-bashing—I really must be bonzoing.

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