[Ads-l] QOTY candidate, from Steve Kerr

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 13 13:33:17 UTC 2015


> the last century maybe

QOTM?  It applies to so much of human behavior, it's good for several
centuries at least.

I also like the refutation of accepted wisdom.  A plain "Winning is the
only thing" wouldn't have the same force..

JL

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 8:34 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Jun 13, 2015, at 7:49 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
> wrote:
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> > But an even more famous coach observed long ago that "Winning isn't
> > everything...."
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> > QOTC?
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> > JL
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> Well, of the last century maybe--and the famous coach wasn't the famous =
> coach (almost) everyone thinks (viz. Vince Lombardi) but a less famouser =
> one.
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> LH
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> > On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:51 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg <
> > nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:
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> >> Local sports talk radio was having a lot of fun with this, not =3D
> >> surprisingly. My view is that he should simply have told the truth =
> about =3D
> >> 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 =
> =3D
> >> telling the press before the crucial Game 4 that he wasn't planning =
> any =3D
> >> lineup changes)
> >>> =3D20
> >>> "Sorry, but I don't think they hand you the trophy based on =
> morality," =3D
> >> Kerr said. "They give it to you if you win. So sorry about that."
> >>> =3D20
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> >>> (You'll note that he didn't really seem all that sorry.)
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