Just an old magazine...?
This time the tragi-comic pop culture find was the October 1993 issue of Esquire magazine, the 60th anniversary edition, 60 Things Every Man Should Know. http://www.esquire.com/covergallery/coverdetail.html?y=1993&m=10
So there among the articles by such literary luminaries as George Plimpton, P.J. O'Rourke, Ken Kesey, William F. Buckley Jr., Robert Altman, Stanley Bing, Tom Robbins, Jimmy Breslin and more was a pair on sports proverbs by Roy Blount Jr.
Maybe it was another coincidence, but... his book "About Three Bricks Shy...And the Load Filled Up" is about the Steelers.
Anyway, he wrote about "Perceptivity" and "Pomposity" for Esquire, in the first it was titled, "Sports proverbs are profound and existentially useful" whereas the second was titled, "Sports proverbs are banal and make little sense".
The lesson being that that subtle sense of perceptivity beyond those around you is akin to the similar feeling of being a pompous cliche-ridden Monday morning quarterback.
Sometimes an old magazine kept for some long forgotten reason is just an old magazine stripped of meaning, this one in particular had suffered my wrath by having most of the crass advertising cut out in a fit of anti-commercialism. But I kept it and it had somehow survived along with a few others of note.
Next to Esquire in that box was the October 4, 1993 issue of the New Yorker with "Exiles: The faces of JFK's court" a photographic portfolio by Richard Avedon, truly an amazing collection of people from 1961 and 1993. The many Kennedys, Moynihan, Fulbright, Reston, Goldwater, Galbraith, Hayden, Sorenson, Bundy, Salinger, Shriver, Schlesinger, Halberstram, Bradlee, McNamara, Katzenbach, Manchester, Goodwin, Clifford, Rusk, and several others, no wonder I kept it.
He broke the long-standing prohibition against photos in The New Yorker when hired by risk taking editor Tina Brown, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Brown