One of a Kind

I hate hyperbole, but it's something one must accept when reading about sports. Players, fans, and even writers just get swept up in the moment and say things that give reasonable people pause. So when an athlete, minutes after an emotional playoff win, makes an effort to avoid over-the-top exaggerations, it's a special occasion:

"I've never seen anything like it," Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said. "I'm not going to say it was a miracle, because that's crippled people getting up and walking, the blind seeing. But that's the closest thing to it I've ever seen."

Hey, he's honest, reasonable, and yet still unmistakably affected. Maybe he's related to this Foote, who also sought precision in language.