On November 15, 2004, one of America’s dumbest media controversies began after ABC’s Monday Night Football aired a comedy skit featuring Philadelphia Eagles player Terrell Owens and Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan. Didn’t we have anything better to worry about? More from Ed Barkowitz.

D.R. Tucker

D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.