As you've surely already heard, George Carlin died at the age of 71. He's most famous for the seven dirty words, but for our money, the above clip, about the differences between baseball and football, is the funniest thing he's ever done. He nails the emotional principles behind each sport and reminds us why we love them both so much.

The key to Carlin was always the precision of his language; he selected every word for maximum impact. He once said when he was almost finished writing a routine, he would smoke a joint and go over it one last time ... just to make sure it had that final kick. (We do not do this with every post. Sorry.)

To us, Carlin mattered because he took nothing at face value; everyone was a phony until proven otherwise. Even in death.

RIP, sir.