Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 21, 1987
Boopsie: You know, B.D., my past-life-experiences might make more senese to you if you'd just access yourself to your karmic core. All you have to do is ask yourself who you really are, who your present earth-plane incarnation really is! B.D.: Easy. I'm a third-string quarterback. Boopsie: Fine. Now how about your higher spiritual self, your driving form? Who is he? B.D.: A first-string quarterback. Boopsie: See! You do recognize the god within!