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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.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

High School Footballers Penalized For Honoring Deceased Friend. Really.

(By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - On August 22, Dom Wilgus, a high school junior-to-be from Ohio, died in a car accident. Among the many devastated at such a young life getting taken away were two football-playing friends of Wilgus’ at Louisville (Oh.) High. One of them, Alex Schooley, scored a late touchdown in Louisville’s season opener on Friday, putting the team ahead 26-24. Schooley and teammate Gavin Lovejoy celebrated the score by pointing at the sky in honor of their deceased friend, a classy, poignant gesture…that earned them an excessive celebration penalty. The penalty helped give Louisville’s opponent, Walsh Jesuit, good field position. They used that field position to eventually kick the game-winning field goal.


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