After Ned Flanders invites Homer to a major football game, the pair become friends. However, Homer's possessiveness and loutish behaviour slowly turns Ned against him.
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This is the only episode where you see Homer play pool. See more
When Homer and Ned are talking to Springfield QB Stan Taylor, you can see that the number 10, to mark the 10 yard line, has been reversed on the playing field to read 01. See more
It seems every week the Simpsons go through a situation like this. My suggestion is to just ride it out, make the occasional smart-aleck quip, and next week, we'll return right to where we were, ready for another wacky adventure.
That's the spirit.