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I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and
by Gregg Easterbrook

I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and
why people care about it.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Everyone needs a certain amount of money.
Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it.
We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook

And then ESPN fired me.
I did not think that was a fitting punishment.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Inevitably, these sorts of things are going to come
back to blow up in people's faces.
- Gregg Easterbrook

 

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
- Gregg Easterbrook

It was actually a very nice little book done by a gift book company.
They illustrated it with pictures from 1920s football,
before there were face guards.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I think professional sports, football,
to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.
- Gregg Easterbrook

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For what I wrote that started this whole controversy,
I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it.
I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
- Gregg Easterbrook

And if there was something, suppose I wanted to write
something really damning or embarrassing about one of the owners,
that would really be a problem on the NFL's site.
- Gregg Easterbrook

But if you could make that mistake and press the send
button and the entire world sees it forever.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Stereotypes involving Christian identity,
Christian persecution is so far back in history now
that no one fears it being revived,
unless you live in China, I guess.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I didn't view myself as attacking the boss.
I viewed my boss at ESPN as the publisher and president of ESPN.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that
stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears
of persecution that exist in the present day.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I think that might have been an element in it,
and people have asked me that very thing.
Remember, Disney is the majority shareholder,
but it is not an operating division of Disney.
- Gregg Easterbrook

But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing
happening everywhere in the world,
cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters -
when,
for most people in most places today,
life is fairly good.
- Gregg Easterbrook

You know, some of the good part of blog theory was
that blogs would be like diaries that the world could read.
They would be spontaneous, whatever pops into your mind,
as a diary would be.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are
just posting their own thoughts,
they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing,
but they wouldn't harm their institutions by doing so.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present
generation and people fear it in the present day,
and that's why those references are so much more powerful.
I just understand that better now.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Even though Rush is not me and the situations were very different,
I think, in the Rush Limbaugh thing,
ESPN was criticized for not acting,
and you remember that after a couple days of controversy over Rush.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others.
There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to
go out and run around chasing a ball,
although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I behaved poorly by starting this whole thing and I
made some mistakes in dealing with it,
and they made some mistakes in dealing with me,
and taking down all my stuff was probably one of them.
- Gregg Easterbrook

It was Orwellian.
I completely disappeared, and disappeared the same day.
It was by early that evening when the Times story ran.
That was an overreaction.
All human beings under pressure behave poorly.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I'm working seven days a week in the fall.
I couldn't possibly keep that up.
This is only for the fall.
In the last couple of years I've tended to do most
of my serious writing in the winter,
when there's nothing going on with football.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world,
but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us.
So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
- Maurice Gibb

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

If you want to achieve things in life,
you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart,
you'll succeed.
- Juliana Hatfield

Mind Chatter...
"I'm too fat; I'm too thin; and my hair is a fright;
And I'm never enough; and my world is not right;
I'm not smart; I'm not cute; I'm not strong; I'm a bust
I earn scorn; I earn hate; I'm no good; I disgust."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of
questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just
in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

It's not that I'm so smart,
it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong,
are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
- Adrian Edmondson

There's no such thing as 'hard sell' and 'soft sell.'
There's only 'smart sell' and 'stupid sell.'
- Leo Burnett

If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army.
- Casey Stengel

I don't care how smart a kid you are.
The only way you learn what's not right is from experience.
- Cameron Diaz

Obsession is an attractive thing.
People who are really, really interested and good at
one thing and smart are attractive,
if they're men.
- Meryl Streep

I was very young when we got married and I don't know
why it worked out like it did or how I was smart enough
to know that this was the right guy,
but somehow I got lucky.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Pigs are not that dirty.
And they're smart, strange little creatures.
They just need love.
- Shelley Duvall

A smart model is a good model.
- Tyra Banks

Most pitchers are too smart to manage.
- Jim Palmer

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
- John C. Maxwell

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with.
He was a smart gentleman.
- Judd Nelson

I love to run smart essays and commentary.
But it doesn't replace the other kind of reporting.
- Tina Brown

Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album,
not a smart poker strategy.
- Richard Roeper

You'll never catch a man if you let him think you are too smart.
- Anna Held

Sondheim writes the music and lyrics,
and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings,
there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about.
- Bernadette Peters

The file is a gzipped tar file.
Your browser is playing tricks with you and trying to be smart.
- Rasmus Lerdorf

I didn't say I was that smart, I said I went to class
and I enjoyed what I was doing.
- Willie Mays

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart,
but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
- Don Herold

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.
- Byron Dorgan

Everyone can get a little sloppy with cash and it's smart to notice.
But what's squeezing you is the big stuff you ladle onto your credit cards.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

I want to make smart television.
- Michael Ironside

Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb.
If we win, it'll be because of the president.
And if we lose, it'll be because of me.
- Karl Rove

People who are funny and smart and return phone calls
get much better press than people who are just funny and smart.
- Howard Simons

Don't dumb it down.
The audience is smart and gets what you are doing.
- Bruce Paltrow

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid.
Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
- Larry Wall

Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world,
we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
- Wendell Mayes

Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington.
He is smart, funny, and interesting.
- Tucker Carlson

I think smart is sexy.
I like smart people.
People that are comfortable with themselves I think is very sexy.
My cat is really sexy.
- Gina Gershon

We get too soon old and too late smart.
- Frank Kelly Freas

In order to achieve optimal economic growth,
Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while
promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs.
- Michael Steele

Reese Witherspoon.
She's sophisticated enough that you just like her.
You like her and she's smart.
- Don Bluth

Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart,
their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart


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