Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I do not think it means what you think it means

From the Lafayette Journal & Courier:

When [coach Scott] Drew left Valparaiso five years ago to take the Baylor job, the program had been ravished by NCAA violations and the murder of a former player.

A fate worse than the death penalty.

3 comments:

Heather said...

Heh. Valparaiso was asking for it, the little tease.

James Hanley said...

I occasionally get interviewed by journalism for the student newspaper (curse of being a political scientist--they think I care about politics). To date I have not found them to be anywhere near the best and brightest of our students.

Every Thursday is comedy day at my college, as we laugh at the headlines. The winner is still, "Student Government plans events," which as my colleague noted, is basically equivalent to "People do stuff" as a headline. At least they haven't ravished anyone yet.

Scott Hanley said...

In the Economist, Kevin Kallaugher writes that
"British headline-writers would be sacked for such feeble offerings as 'New York's Naked Emperor', from the New York Post," regarding the Spitzer Affair.