Last night concluded a 22-year run for Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show. Leno first stepped down in 2009, when Conan O’Brien took over. However, after a messy transition and poor ratings, Leno returned to NBC. This time he is retiring for good. According to our friends over at The Huffington Post, Leno said that this has been the best 22 years of his life. He wasn’t going to step down without taking one more blow at the network though. At the start of the show Leno said, “I don’t like goodbyes. NBC does.” I respect that. Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show on February 17th, while Leno plans to continue playing comedy clubs and working on his vast car collection.
And here are some more links you may have missed while you were out on Thirsty Thursday…
• Say what you will about Joe Namath, but the man lived [THE CHIVE]
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• Has Sochi had it’s first athlete protest? [FOX SPORTS]
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