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Saturday, August 20, 2011

THE PROFESSOR IS IN

Trial lawyer nonpareil, author, philosopher, blogger, oenophile, (amateur) athlete, football tout, and teacher of all that should be taught.

Rumpole the professor is in.

We were perusing the NY Times today, cringing as we read the article on the U of M football/booster scandal when we came across a paragraph that made us cringe for other reasons. What is wrong with the below paragraph? Check back and we'll provide the answer sometime Sunday.

From the Times article about other problems in college sports besides the U/M scandal:

On Wednesday, the University of Central Florida received a formal letter from the N.C.A.A. saying its football and men’s basketball teams were under investigation. Part of U.C.F.’s problem stemmed from Ken Caldwell, a former convict who told coaches he had ties to a sports agent, who used Twitter as way to contact and interact with potential recruits.

The National Hurricane Center (which now requires a disclaimer that they are not associated with the college football team of the same name, and that they have no knowledge of any women named Lexus, April, and Crystal. ) says that Tropical Storm Irene bears watching by residents of South Florida.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Professor:

Should be, s/b pursing.

Anonymous said...

Rump, the paragraph is emblematic of what is wrong with modern day journalism. It speaks in the passive and not the active tense. But that is not what you had in mind. Dissect the paragraph and you come away with this: a former convict tells a coach that he knows of a sports agent who uses Twitter to communicate with players. So what? That is the basis of an investigation?

Anonymous said...

So now the NCAA investigates anything said by a convicted felon as if it is true, even when the statement bears out that there is a only a one way communication and nothing more, with the intended student athletes being presumed guilty until proven innocent. Lovely...a very American concept.

Anonymous said...

maybe angry gurl is getting some, she hasnt posted her usual anger lately.

Anonymous said...

lets start a contest. who are two most bangable judges?

Anonymous said...

Question for Rumpy... So many lawyers names have been mentioned on your humble blog...dozens if not into the hundreds. Has your real name ever been mentioned?

Anonymous said...

Hey 3;50. Really classy. Learn to be a gentleman. And if you like the rest of us cannot do that on a consistent basis, learn to keep your mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Former convict? Does that mean his civil rights were restored or he was pardoned?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rump. Take that 3 50 comment down. That is not what this blog is about. Come on!