Turning 15: Google and the NFL's yellow first down line

An attendee uses a computer to sign in for the Google I/O developers conference on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif.

This final note on the way out today. Couple of quick ones, actually.

As you settle in for whatever football games you choose to watch this weekend, pause a moment for that yellow first down line on your screen. It debuted 15 years ago today on ESPN, which I thought was kind of interesting.

Google also turns 15 today, which gets us to this, from a Pew Research Center report: 56 percent of Internet users say they've Googled themselves. Which means 44 percent of y'all are lying.

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