Common Fantasy Sense

Updated: March 13, 2013, 6:03 PM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

Thomas Paine does not have a good publicist. Of course, come June 8, he'll have been dead for 204 years, so there hasn't been a huge rush to rectify the problem, but still, the fact remains. He rarely gets invited to premieres anymore, he's been passed over for "Dancing With the Stars" 16 straight seasons and kids today have no idea he was the guy who wrote "These are the times that try men's souls."

That quote was the "Gangnam Style" of its day, included in "The American Crisis," ...

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