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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, March 21, 2011

CBS’ Greg Gumbel Refers To Own Network As “ESPN” While On Air

(By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - When ESPN analysts were especially critical of the NCAA Tournament’s selection committee after the tournament field was announced a week ago, some drew a connection between the rebuke and ESPN’s failure to secure a deal to broadcast the NCAAs last year. ESPN has little to worry about – even employees of the networks that actually are showing the tournament have the Worldwide Leader on the brain.

CBS’ Greg Gumbel was anchoring the network’s halftime show during NCAA coverage, per usual. He was teasing today’s Duke-Michigan matchup – nothing out of the ordinary there. All that was left to do was remind viewers to watch the game right there, on CBS:


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