But for that ending to work, you would have to ignore all the Simpson DNA evidence. And that would be downright nutty.
Bill Simmons has an excellent essay on the OJ trial of 1994-1995.
We talked about it ad nauesam when I was away at math camp for the summer. We talked about it from a slightly more scholastic point of view in my senior-level government class in high school. The whole thing was surreal:
- OJ's loopy suicide note.
- Fans cheering him on the freeway as he tried to flee the country.
- TIME magazine photoshopping his cover photo to make him look darker and more ominous.
- Some people (like me) saying that there was no possible way OJ was dumb enough to leave that much evidence lying around -- it must be a frame-up.
- Christopher Darden knows now that you never ask a witness to do anything unless you know what the outcome will be (the glove demo).
- Marcia Clark knows this well, too. But would you ever expect a witness (Mark Fuhrman) from your own side to undermine your case?
- Heck, one of Marcia Clark's advisors said at the very beginning that they had bungled the jury selection (there were eight blacks on the jury) and had already lost the case.
- Johnnie Cochran's kids: "How come Daddy's never at home? Does he have another family with other kids?"
- Lance Ito proved once and for all that Asians do not look good with facial hair.
- Say, is OJ still looking for the real killers?