Ham & Eggs in December Reader's Digest
Is George the pig? Will he ever be?
That's a question that may be answered tonight. Or not. Regardless, the "ham and eggs" analogy made by the patient who inspired George has been around a long time, and even appears in December's Reader's Digest.
Howard Schnellenberger, 72, the head football coach at Florida Atlantic University and formerly the head coach at the University of Miami and the University of Oklahoma, uses it to outline the difference between mere involvement and commitment to his players:
"When you're eating ham and eggs, the chicken that laid the eggs was involved. But the pig that provided the ham was totally committed," he says.
It's interesting that this is being used in the sports world as well as in the case of intimate relationships. We thought Grey's Anatomy fans might appreciate this - especially if you were still confused by the pig metaphor made by Dr. O'Malley in "Let the Angels Commit."