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I committed a major transgression with this cartoon when I originally submitted it. I gave the player number 44. If you’re a die hard Redskin fan then you know that’s John Riggins’ number and I can’t use that in a toon. The number is unofficially retired, which I learned from Adam Himmelsbach in our sports department. Adam also informed me the Redskins have only officially retired one number. Copy editor Nancy Gilmore caught the mistake…so thanks, Nancy from once again preventing me from embarrassing myself. I figured nobody would have a problem giving this guy Mark Brunell’s number. A little white-out, cut and paste and viola…fixed.
My main goal with an E Coli cartoon was NOT to use Popeye. I’m really glad I didn’t go that route or I’d be in the club with these guys.