(While Frank Gifford engages in phone sex with Kathy McGinty, John Elway explains to a caller that no amount of money pledged will get “Eastenders” back on WLIW)

Much as I admire the sentiment behind the NFL’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, was it really necessary to allow the Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi to promote their new albums on the occasion? Not that both bands aren’t at the peak of their creative powers or anything.

Imagine dialing the NFL’s toll-free number, hoping you’ll speak with Marcus Allen, or Bart Starr, or possibly John Elway….and the voice on the other end says, “hi, this is Jay Fiedler, how may I help you?”

Full props to Jim Haslett, for continuing to bitch about how the Saints were treated like the visiting team at Giants Stadium. It’s all well and good to talk about football’s relative unimportance during a time of crisis (especially if you’ve won the game), but at the end of the season, I doubt Katrina will be a good enough excuse for Haslett to keep his job if New Orleans fails to make the playoffs.