"Duck Folan" (New York Knicks & F-word)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jun 25 18:51:44 UTC 2006

On 6/24/06, Bapopik at aol.com <Bapopik at aol.com> wrote:
> James Dolan is the owner of the NY Knicks, the highest-paid team in the
> history of the NBA that finished last year with the second-worst record.
> ...
> The Knicks had hired coach Larry Brown last year to a 5-year, $50  million
> contract. They fired Brown this week; Brown, for some reason, still  wants the
> $40 million remaining on his contract.
> ...
> Into this soap opera, we have the fans, and the newly popular "DUCK  FOLAN!"

Inspired, no doubt, by presidential bumper-sticker slogans in the
tradition of "Nuck Fixon" / "Cluck Finton" /  "Buck Fush".

--Ben Zimmer

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