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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, October 10, 2011

Boston College AD Confirms ESPN “Told Them What To Do” Regarding Expansion and His School Blocked Connecticut

(The Big Lead) - ESPN covers college football. Because of television revenue, ESPN is also the major power broker in college football. When something happens directly related to an ESPN TV contract, such as BCS teams swapping conferences, it’s hard to believe the WWL would be a dispassionate observer. Regarding the ACC adding Syracuse and Pittsburgh, Boston College AD Gene Defilippo confirmed ESPN’s role, claiming the network “told us what to do” regarding expansion.


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