Dustin Chinn of Comedy Central (All Hail to Jon Stewart) spotted this giant 春 (spring) on ESPN's website.
Neither of us understood what ESPN's intention of plastering this particular character on their site, especially when Spring is NFL's offseason.
After reading the site, the only I can think of is the "haiku" theme. Even with that, why didn't ESPN just use 俳句?
Later Stacy emailed me this photo of Miami Dolphins' Matt Roth.
According to a 2005 interview with Pro Football Weekly, Roth claimed "I got some Chinese writing — my last name."
Roth is correct about they are simplified Chinese characters, however I really doubt his last name is 疼闹扑权.