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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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Announcer Gus Johnson Gets Excited After Indiana Beats Illinois

(By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - Last [Thursday] night, Indiana’s basketball program got a key win, narrowly defeating their border rivals from Illinois, 52-49. It was IU’s first win against a ranked opponent (the Illini are currently ranked 21st) in 20 tries, and is, in short, the kind of win Hoosiers coach Tom Crean needs to keep building his program.

But what’s really important is this: Gus Johnson was calling the game, and as you can imagine with such a tight score, he was excited. Witness:


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