I'll never forget, there I was a senior in high school on a Saturday in September 1989, watching the Notre Dame game at Michigan on an old black and white TV my parents gave my brother and me.
Known to most alumni of the University of Notre Dame as "The Rocket Game," he returned two kickoffs for touchdown.
The infamous Keith Jackson of ABC was on the call. His signature line as I heard live:
"92 yards. 89 yards. Give 'im the day off, Lou."
A few weeks after the game, Bo Schembechler the legendary coach of the University of Michigan, who was criticized by his alumni for daring to kick it to The Rocket again, said in an interview in jest:
"If I'd had my shotgun, I would have shot him myself."
No way any coach would be saying anything of the sort today let alone I can only imagine the over-the-top wokester reactions despite being said in clear jest. Ah, those were simpler times.
Back then, nobody at all was offended or outraged and just laughed it off for the joke it was and knowing ol' Bo as well, but those times are long gone now in our era of instant sound bytes devoid of any context by the media or critical thinking by the sheeple.