MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Quotes

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 6 07:58:09 UTC 2013

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at> wrote:
> Sometimes (Some days) you _get_ the bear, sometimes the bear _gets_ you.

Ay, there's the rub. The version with "gets" is brand-new to me. I
learned the version with "eats" from Ivan Sag. Arnold and Larry,
"y'all know him, don't you?" to quote the Late-Great Wilson Picket,
among millions of others.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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