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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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Race Official Hit By Snowmobile At Winter X Games

(By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - Let’s face it – part of what makes the X Games popular is the danger involved. The crazy stunts, the flips in the air – it all carries with it the possibility that something could go horribly wrong, and while we of course don’t want to see these things happen, the fact that participants are so openly flirting with disaster is still compelling.

However, we usually only think of that danger in terms of the actual participants in the Games. And unfortunately, during the recent SnoCross snowmobile race final, one race official had an unfortunate encounter with racer Bobby LePage’s vehicle (LePage, no doubt thanks in part to accidentally veering off course here, finished last):


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