A couple of sports headlines caught my attention this week because I knew the names, but I knew the names as they belonged to completely different people.
First there was news that Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson completed a 25-day hold out. I know Larry Johnson, but I knew him as a basketball player who starred for the Charlotte Hornets. He and Alonzo Mourning were awesome for that squad.
Earlier today I read about Eddie Griffin, who played five seasons in the NBA. He died last week when the sports-utility vehicle he was driving collided with a moving train in Houston. I know Eddie Griffin, but I know him as the comedian who starred in Deuce Bigalow. That Eddie Griffin, I believe, is still with us, which is good, because the world needs laughter.
In related news, there is a Wikipedia page for Mike Boon, but he's a stand-up comedian from New Zealand and definitely not this Mike Boon. I wonder if he knows those dudes from Flight of the Conchords...