SI: Yale has
given us John Kerry, George W. Bush and Lewis Black, but no No. 1 NFL picks.
What does that say about Yale?
surprises me. With Kerry, Bush and myself, one would think that we're not that
bright a school and we should pick up somebody who could play the sport.
SI: You once said
that food, golf and sex make you feel all warm and fuzzy. In what order?
first. But if I could actually make a par in golf, then golf would go way ahead
SI: Why do you
hate fantasy football?
Black: I played
fantasy baseball, and it destroyed all my feelings for baseball. It becomes not
about anything except who you pick. It's just insane for somebody to sit there
and scream for Peyton Manning on one side and Curtis Martin on the other.
SI: You achieved
big success later in life. Do you compare your career to any athlete's?
Paige [laughs]. I think he broke into the majors at the same age I broke into
my celebrity. We were both in our 50s.
SI: You did some
commentaries on HBO's Inside the NFL. How did those go over?
Black: We only
did five of them last year, which is good. Costas might be the only one who
understood what we were talking about. The expression sometimes on Marino's
face when I'm finished was like, "Wow."