I hate to pick on one of my favorite media outlets twice in seven days, but something definitely is going wrong over at Sports Illustrated.Â Earlier in the week there were strange reports of Peyton Manning discriminating against teams that ate blini. (Possible anti-semitism)? And today there appears to have been an outbreak of a new strain of punctuation virus.
While it is possible that the editors at SI.COM are engaging in some kind of contest to see who can fit the most commas into two lines of text, our inside sources tell us that this may be evidence of a new form of the H1N1 virus that causes media professionals to sneeze commas all over the page. Two periods and four commas in two lines of teaser text is a sure sign of a sick mind. When things slide into semicolons it may be time for hospitalization.
As a native Minnesotan, I think Joe Mauer deserves better than this!