Outside his name

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 6 02:32:00 UTC 2007

Joel S. Berson wrote:
> At 12/5/2007 06:39 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
>> I'm surprised Larry didn't already post this, but there you are. This
>> morning (12/5/07) on Mike and Mike in the Morning (ESPN radio), they had
>> a segment with a new football analyst, a recently retired paper. One of
>> the topics of discussion was the incident late in the Monday night
>> Patriots-Ravens game, in which Ravens players allege that an on-field
>> official repeatedly addressed one of them as "boy". (Both player and
>> official are African-American.) The new analyst, Marcellus Wiley, an LA
>> native who played at Columbia University
> That's "Columbia College", Alice.  The university does not have
> athletic teams.  (And if you sense some parochialism here, I'm sure
> any Harvard College graduate would make the same comment.  What do
> they say at New Haven's Yale?)
>>  prior to his 10-year NFL career
>> (as this was his first appearance, he started by discussing his CV),
> Did he really refer to his team as "Columbia University"??  If so,
> his CV is fraudulent!  :-)

Nah...they said Columbia, tout court. I, in my ignorance, supplied the rest.
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