Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 06, 1978
Voice: Yes, sir? Duke: Yeah. Send "Lava-lava" in! Now go easy on him, Duke. He's just a boy... okay, big fellah, let's get one thing straight! If it weren't for me, you'd still be catching splinters for the lions! Am I right? Man: Yeah, yeah... Duke: So I ask you, where's the gratitude? Where's the simple gratitude for all I've done? Do you have any idea how much a general manager maks these days? Peanuts, nothing! So why do I do it? Because I love you guys! You're my whole life! So when I ask you to help me out with a small side bet, I don't think I'm asking a lot, do you? Well, do you, Lenny? Man: No... no.. I'm sorry about last week's game, boss, I... Duke: Sorry? Lenny, it's not like I asked for anything fancy! All I wanted was sixteen tackles! Sixteen lousy, solid tackles, and we would have been into some serious money! Man: Look, I'm sorry. I coulda sworn you said sixty. Duke: Lenny, do you have any idea how suspicious that looked?