The Throwback Special is the story of 22 ordinary guys who gather each fall to reenact what ESPN has called "the most shocking play in NFL history": the November 1985 play in which Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. (The play was known by the Redskins as "the Throwback Special".)
"Not the least bit interested"
McSweeney's is a literary journal based in San Francisco. In this piece by Chris Bachelder, a new community takes root in the Houston Astrodome after a catastrophic flood.