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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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Homecoming King Dies Following Traumatic Football Injury

SPRING HILL, KS (WDAF) — A Spring Hill High School senior died Friday morning from injuries he sustained during a football game against Osawatomie Thursday evening. Nathan Stiles suffered a head injury and was Life Flighted to the University of Kansas Hospital where he died early Friday morning.

Witnesses said Stiles had just intercepted a pass when he was hit by another player during the game. He then ran to the sidelines where he collapsed. Minutes later he was life flighted to the University of Kansas Hospital where he later died.

Spring Hill went on to win the game against Osawatomie, 99 to 72, making it a record-breaking game. But on Friday, rather than celebrating, Spring Hill students learned their 2010 homecoming king had died from his injuries. It was a shock to everyone. Family and friends of Stiles said football was his life and they're stunned that a sport he loved may have led to his death.


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