Uncultured!

Well, on this turkey day, I’ve learned that I have something in common with George W. Bush, President of the United States
We both mispronounce Nevada, at least according to the way the natives pronounce it.
I read on one of the news sites that in a visit Tuesday to Las Vegas, Bush repeatedly mispronounced the name of the state. Smugly, I continued to read on, until I discovered the horror.
Bush mispronounces the state’s name as “Nev-ahh-da”.
I had thought that WAS the way you pronounced the State’s name. I did a little research, and it seems that the official pronounciation among residents of the state is “Nev-aa-da”
Now, if I do visit the state, I’ll know better.

TMQ has returned

Readers back on the old incarnation of my blog will remember the fact that ESPN.com dropped Gregg Easterbrook’s “Tuesday Morning Quarterback” Column after he said some really stupid things having nothing to do with that column or football at all, about the hierarchy of Disney.
Well, the ball has bounced again, and TMQ has returned–this time it is on NFL.com
I only found this by purest luck looking at the NFL.com homepage.
Yes, Gregg is an ass in his other columns, but he understands football. Huzzah!

Keyword of the Day: Snow!

It snowed here last weekend, as you have no doubt seen on the news, be it internet, newspaper or the nightly news.
Where I am, we only got 7 inches, although it was howling and blowing at a good clip on Sunday. Is it any wonder I stayed home in the apartment?
Today? Cold and Clear. Blue skies, the sun is shining
…and its in the mid 20’s.