Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Most Respectful Football Conference

TM is quite proud of the degree she got at Ohio University and points out how the journalism school cranks out notable alumni.

The league office, however, might want to take a look at one of those MAC graduates who can put together a sentence:
Detroit, Mich. – The Miami RedHawks and the Toledo Rockets have been selected to win the East and West divisions respectfully in the 2011 Mid-American Conference Football Preseason Poll.
Here's the screengrab:

When I read that, I immediately thought of Dennis Hope from Almost Famous, in one of the small but crucial scenes of that fantastic movie.


In conclusion:
  1. The writer meant "respectively," identifying sequenced items that retain their order later in the sentence;
  2. It makes it so much harder to not make fun of the MAC when they do stuff like this;
  3. If you thought I was going to write about the MAC this week without mentioning this you are nuts (note Iowa is #4);
  4. Here is Jimmy Fallon in bed with Chewbacca.

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