The headline for The Oregonian’s sports related “Grab everyone’s attention who walks by the boxed containers” front page yesterday was “Celtics Pierce Lakers”, obviously a play on the name of the Celtics star who had a big game, um…  I’m not much of a sports fan or particularly basketball fan, so … is it… Franklin Pierce?

Anyway, I asked someone who doesn’t follow sports”
“See The Oregonian’s front page headline?”
“No.  What did it say?”
“Celtics Pierce Lakers.  Guess who the big star of the game was?”
“Was it… Pierce?”
“Lucky guess, I suppose.”
“What you need to do is show off to the next basketball fan you see by saying ‘Wow!  Did you see what Pierce did to the Lakers last night?”
“I’ll be sure not to do that.”

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