Garner's fatal case of Me-Shawnism

Page 2 Super Bowl diarist Jim Caple fills up the dark hours by witnessing Charlie Garner's selfish performance in the PlayStation playoff.

Updated: January 23, 2003, 3:12 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

SAN DIEGO -- My parents grew up in the depression when much of the country was thrown out of work, Hoovervilles sprang up virtually overnight, fathers left their families and road the rails in search of jobs, thousands starved and vast acres of farmland literally dried up and blew away in the great dust bowls.

My childhood was much rougher. I had to play electric football.

What an awful game. The object of electric football was to simulate a real football game but the only time ...

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