I spy, with my little editor eye, something beginning with I in the Sports Illustrated sentence that starts “I think I owned...” Any guesses? Hint: It’s intrusive, idle and itty-bitty. It is I. Not I as in Owen. I as in I, the one-letter personal pronoun.
One need not be four-eyed to see that four I’s are one too many. Despite what poker has taught us, three of a kind beats four of a kind in this deal. Why the third I? It needs to make like a disoriented hiker and get lost. That quartet would play better as a trio. Everyone agree? Aye, aye.