Saturday, September 17, 2005
From the Ministry of Spin.
Mansfield University's sports information director this week sent out a press release proudly headlined...
Ronnie Montgomery Sets New School Record for Kickoff Return Yards in Game...The thing is, you get a kickoff return after the other team scores. So when you brag about your kick returner coming within two of the all-time record, you've found the positive in losing 88-12. [Via TMQ]
Ronnie Montgomery set a school record with 10 kickoff returns for 266 yards. He was just two returns and 10 yards from tying the NCAA record in both categories...
Meanwhile, this e-mail arrives in my in-box from the New York Times...
We want you to know about some exciting changes that will soon take place on NYTimes.com.Wow! An exciting offer of a new service that will charge me $39.95 for what I'm getting for free now!
On Monday, Sept. 19, we will introduce TimesSelect, a new service from The New York Times, providing exclusive online access to Op-Ed columnists, The Archive, Web tools and more.
As a loyal NYTimes.com member, you can sign up early for TimesSelect at a significant discount. You have until Sunday, Sept. 18, to take advantage of this offer..."
Who could resist taking advantage of such an offer?
Let's see if I can.