Two phrases you never hear in sports bars
by Jim Vann
March 27, 2012 12:18 PM | 927 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
There are two phrases that you'd never hear in sports bars or in commentary. Those two phrases are "I don't know" and "I was wrong."

Today I find myself in a position to need your forgiveness. It seems that, in a recent one of these missives, I was wrong.

I was of the opinion that the recent brouhaha regarding Rush Limbaugh and the woman he treated disrespectfully, that Limbaugh had opened himself up to a sander suit because she was a private citizen and not a public person.

Apparently here is a Supreme Court Decision that covers it. (For the record it is New York Times v. Sullivan) The court decided that anyone who steps out of the crowd and takes a stand for anything has apparently earned the right to verbal abuse. It doesn't make it right, just legal.

So, there it is. I made a mistake. It is entirely possible that Mr. Bumble was right and " the law is an ass," but the precedent is here.

For the record, I also had Murray State in the Final Four. Please don't tell my sports bar buddies.

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