[Ads-l] Ball-handling? and a QOTY?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 4 13:57:15 UTC 2016


Thanks, Ben.  After the fact finding snickering seemed like the proverbial needle.

Joel
 

      From: Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2016 7:04 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Ball-handling? and a QOTY?
   
On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 6:18 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
>
> According to Dave "this really happened" Barry, in January 2015 Bill
> Belichick, coach of the about-to-be NFL champion New England Patriots,
> said "I've handled dozens of balls over the past week". Did no-one eat
> lunch off this at the time (I mean scatologically rather than footballwise)?
> Or did I just miss it all?
>
> And I nominate this as most-easy-to-misunderstand QOTY.

There was all the snark and snickering that you'd expect.

http://deadspin.com/bill-belichick-ive-handled-dozens-of-balls-in-search-1681575708
http://www.eonline.com/news/618013/new-england-patriots-coach-gives-amazing-deflategate-news-conference-references-my-cousin-vinny-5-best-quotes-and-tweets
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/24/bill-belichick-deflategate_n_6538626.html
etc.

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