I’ve heard on the radio today that Jaguars safety Donovin Darius, nearly successful in decapitating the Packers’ Robert Ferguson last night, says he was going for the ball.

Ferguson, levelled with a forearm to the neck after catching a Brett Farve pass, is still in the hospital after suffering temporary paralysis.

Darius’ excuse makes perfect sense to this television viewer, who often mistakes human skulls adorned with bright mustard & green headgear for brown leather inflatables.

(An anguished T.O., coming to the realization that he won’t be seeing Andy Reid in tights)

The other big story in yack-radioville today was that Philly’s Terrell Owens is a longshot to make it back for the Eagles’ playoff run, and with that unfortunate news, perhaps the Chargers’ unlikely revival is looking more like a possibile Conference championship. Riveting stuff, as I can’t wait to see who emerges as the team that gets killed by New England or Pittsburgh.