Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More Journalism Keywords

I was just reading the politics Website Talking Points Memo and saw a headline that some pol or other had added some lawyer to his "Legal Team."

Didn't have to read more than those two words to know the whole story. "Legal Team" is a journalism keyword meaning "Subject of This Story Is in Deep Shit." Never, ever to read the phrase "legal team" in connection with some nice old folks winning the lottery, firemen rescuing kittens from trees or the home team winning the big game.

Dear readers, may your lives be forever free from legal teams. As for the pol, I figure he deserves his.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's An Ill Wind, Etc. Dept.

We have read or heard anyone bleating that Tim Tebow is going to be a distraction for the Patriots this season. We haven't even heard or read Tebow's name mentioned.

This should make all sentient football fans very happy. But I bet Bill Belichick wouldn't mind a few Tebow questions as a refreshing change of pace at his first training camp press conference.