Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Father: Does my son cause any trouble in class?
Principal: Let me put it this way: He has a reserved seat outside my office.
What did halfback Fred Gehrke add to the helmets of his Los Angeles Rams teammates in 1948 that started a trend in pro football?
He put a team logo on them. Gehrke, an industrial design artist in the off-season, painted the team’s brown leather helmets dark blue and then decorated them with yellow ram horns.
IT’S EMMYS SEASON
* “Emmy” comes from “Immy,” the nickname for the image orthicon tube, a component of early TV cameras.
* Most total wins by a prime-time show: Frasier, which won 37 over its 1993–2004 run. Among those were five straight wins for Outstanding Comedy Series.
* Most wins for Outstanding Drama: four, accomplished by Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The West Wing, and Mad Men.
* Most Emmys won in a single season: HBO’s John Adams miniseries, with 13 in 2008.
* Most nominations in one year: Roots, with 37 in 1977.
Kermit the Frog is left-handed.