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    “your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial”

    “your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial”

    In my post yesterday about the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturning Judge Sumi, I opined:

    This is a sweeping victory for Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker. (And for my prior legal anaylsis, but that’s another matter. I’ll be spiking the football, for sure.)


    Okay, analysis done, now I spike the football by referencing my prior posts…

    In response, I received this email (emphasis mine):

    Dear Professor Jacobson:

    Do you hail from Wisconsin (as I do)? I’m perplexed by your interest in Wisconsin constitutional and administrative law. Surely everybody else at Cornell could not care less.

    My views upon your espoused opinions aside, your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial, but I suppose matters of style are not for me to judge.

    Curiously yours, Professor _______

    Adjunct Professor
    U.C. Hastings College of the Law


    Here’s mine:

    Ya see, this is what blogging does to the mind. It’s not my fault. I’m a victim.

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    Unfortunately, I can't see Youtube videos from the computer I'm on. I'll have to check back later tonight.

    But, from previous remarks in this thread, I think my originally intended comment is unnecessary.

    I was going to say… if someone is complaining about spiking the football, it's time for a touchdown dance.

    i would have gone with junior senior myself.

    good times.

    My recommendation for your curiously sniveling counterpart at Hastings would be to start a blog.

    And given the distinctive underlying tone of that communication, I'd even be willing to recommend a catchy title.

    How's this?

    Pro·fes·so·ri·al Jeal·ou·sy

    UC Hastings -> San Francisco.

    Figures. I wonder if the CA constitution would allow the same strategy that worked for Gov. Walker in WI. The possibility probably scares the pee out of the adjunct prof.

    May sanity return here to the land of fruits and nuts.

    Seriously, what is wrong with acknowledging when you are right and proclaiming it by 'spiking the football'? Did this other professor feel the sinking feeling of loss and therefore when confronted with an opposing view that is right gets twerked at the fact that someone else is correct?

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