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!
Justin Pugh receives the phone call that he’s being picked by the New York Giants
“This may be only his 13th big league start, but Matt Harvey is as good as anyone in MLB right now. Anyone.” - @KBurkhardtSNY
Yikes, worst correction notice ever for NY Times?
(via @aadragna h/t @deadspin)
(Photo via @Chris_Moody)
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 : )
When I first pitched and then started managing SNY’s Tumblr I never imagined how successful the Tumblr community would make it. Those of you who follow me, both here on ’Mutt and at SNY, I truly can’t thank you enough!
“I get the ball, I throw the ball, and then I take a shower.” — Mariano Rivera
I am by no means a Yankee fan but Mr. Sandman will, no doubt, exit with class.