.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The curse of Billy Packer

By Bill Simmons

Please sit down before you read the next paragraph. I mentioned its contents to a bunch of friends, and everyone had the same reaction. First they laughed and said, "No, that's not true." When I spelled out the facts, there was dead silence, followed by the words "No, no, no, no … " Finally, they either passed out from shock or tumbled backward into a chair, where they remained for a few minutes muttering to themselves, trying to make sense of their life and everything that has happened in it. I don't want that to be your fate. So make sure you're sitting. OK, here we go …

Billy Packer has provided color for every Final Four game and every NCAA championship game since 1975.

(You OK? Need a glass of water? All right, let's keep going.)


Post a Comment

<< Home