[Ads-l] QOTY candidate, from Steve Kerr

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 13 11:49:16 UTC 2015


But an even more famous coach observed long ago that "Winning isn't
everything...."

QOTC?

JL


On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:51 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg <
nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
> -----------------------
> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Geoffrey Nunberg <nunberg at ISCHOOL.BERKELEY.EDU>
> Subject:      Re: QOTY candidate, from Steve Kerr
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Local sports talk radio was having a lot of fun with this, not =
> surprisingly. My view is that he should simply have told the truth about =
> starting Iguodala in place of Bogut and pledged the press to secrecy.
> Geoff
> > (coach of the Golden State Warriors, explaining that yes, he lied in =
> telling the press before the crucial Game 4 that he wasn't planning any =
> lineup changes)
> >=20
> > "Sorry, but I don't think they hand you the trophy based on morality," =
> Kerr said. "They give it to you if you win. So sorry about that."
> >=20
> > cf. e.g.=20
> > =
> http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13063006/2015-nba-finals-g=
> olden-state-warriors-coach-admits-lying-plans-game-4-starting-lineup =
> <
> http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13063006/2015-nba-finals-=
> golden-state-warriors-coach-admits-lying-plans-game-4-starting-lineup>
> > =
> http://abc7chicago.com/sports/steve-kerr-admits-to-lying-before-game-4-abo=
> ut-starting-andrew-bogut/779707/ =
> <
> http://abc7chicago.com/sports/steve-kerr-admits-to-lying-before-game-4-ab=
> out-starting-andrew-bogut/779707/>
> >=20
> > (You'll note that he didn't really seem all that sorry.)
> >=20
> > LH
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>



-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list