This has been a dark week at Pop Culture Has AIDS headquarters. And a bad time for ACLs.
Just a few days ago, David Simon Cowell was stuck a blow when Derrick Rose landed weird on a drive and tore up his knee, ending any legitimate hope for DSC’s beloved Bulls and putting at least a hint of doubt into the inverse about the future of a 23-year-old superstar.
And now, the great Mariano Rivera has suffered a nearly identical injury while shagging fly balls during batting practice. The injury ends what would surely have been the 42-year-old Rivera’s final season. We don’t know if this will now compel him to come back next year, but if not, it’s a brutal, heartbreaking way to see his career end.
So, yeah, the lights are out at PCHA Inc. DSC and I have ritually slashed each other’s ACLs with a pocketknife, and now we’re sitting side by side, slumped against a wall in our shared office, bleeding out.
Since I happen to have the laptop resting on my good knee at the moment, we’ll discuss Rivera first.