Random thoughts on art, technology, stuff, and occasionally Real Estate: March 2008

March Madness: My Two Cents

Every March, I say this at least once, and I think most people just politely ignore me.   However, I think I shall say it again, just in case.....

The annual college basketball tournament has a couple catchy phrases:  "Sweet Sixteen" and "Final Four". 

The phrase usually used for this week in between Sweet Sixteen and The Final Four is usually called "Elite Eight".  Say Elite Eight out loud.  I think it falls pretty darn flat.  Not only that, it's a bit of a tongue twister.

However, just reverse the two words, and I think it can hold its own with the other two phrases.  Try it:  "Eight Elite".  Say it out loud.  Hear the difference?

I swear, one of these years, I am going to start a letter writing and email campaign to all the TV, radio, and print journalists to please start saying "Eight Elite".


Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.


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Comment balloon 9 commentsCheryl Johnson • March 29 2008 06:31AM
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