KEEP COPE ALIVE!
I don’t think the dictionary really matters that much to CBS Sports commentator Tim Brando. At least not based on anything he wrote during a Twitter tirade today that lasted a few hours and, as I type this, is still going on.
Now, when I think about heroism, as I happen to do as the author of a book and co-host of a podcast on the topic, here’s the sort of thing I have in mind:
People act heroically when they make a potentially life-altering sacrifice or put themselves at some serious risk and they need not have done so. Most often, today, heroes are those whose actions are seen to benefit others; in the classical sense, however, heroism included a broader range of martial actions or feats of endurance that were not necessarily other-regarding.
There’s more to say, obviously, but that’s a quick first pass at a definition. It’s interesting and potentially very fruitful to debate particular heroes and definitions of heroic actions — and, obviously, I’m counting on it for the success of my book — but it’s noteworthy that Brando seems not to have offered a definition at all, despite claiming that his Twitter tirade was all due to his deep care for definitions.
“his deep care for definitions.” LOL!
President Obama’s NCAA Bracket.
His final four include Louisville, Ohio St., Florida and Indiana. He Chose the Hoosiers to win it all.
N00b to Photoshop and GIF making. Here’s one of my firsts. If you have any tips for me, feel free to share : )
J.R. Smith drills game-winner against Phoenix
I love this Knicks team!
That time the Charlotte Observer wrote herniated dick. (Via Poynter’s The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012)
V.F. contributing editor Michael Lewis had unprecedented access to President Obama in the White House, on Air Force One, and on the basketball court for his October feature. Read a preview of the story and see more photos here.
Photograph by Pete Souza/Official White House Photograph
Senator Scott Brown drains an amazing half-court shot in Hyannis yesterday. - @brianjameswalsh
President Obama’s NCAA Bracket
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