* For some reason I kept thinking about the significance of today's date, January 12th. It was one of those nagging, fleeting annoyances that just wouldn't go away.
It just dawned on me why January 12th means something.
Seventeen years ago today, the Detroit Lions were in the NFC Championship. They got trounced by the Washington Redskins, 41-10. I remember this because I was having a family birthday party at our house and I became violently ill, missed the second half and didn't get any cake.
The neighbor's dog was also fatally struck by a car while we all watched.
Looking back, that day was a pretty strong omen of things to come.
In other news...
Jim Caldwell is the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts. (Indy Star)
Ann Coulter was on "The View" today and managed to -- wait for it -- ruffle some feathers. (Times of the Internet)
Obligatory Golden Globes fashion acknowledgment. We're buying what Megan Fox is selling. (MTV)
A 4-year-old boy mauled to death Sunday by a Rottweiler at his Chicago foster home was going to be removed from the house and placed with a family who hoped to adopt him -- possibly as early as this week. (Sun-Times)
Baby Mangino is Deadspin's Sports Human of the Year. Don't know whether to laugh or cry. (Deadspin)