As we prepare for the first full weekend of NFL preseason football, it’s time to get acquainted with some of the new faces and voices who’ll be bringing pro football to us.
And, consequently, we’re starting to realize how much we’ll miss Emmitt Smith.
But maybe there’s hope.
During the 6:00 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter, former Raiders and Bucs coach and new ESPN analyst Jon Gruden pulled an Emmitt by butchering a word.
“Indoctrininated,” Gruden said, adding a syllable in a style that actually was more reminiscent of Homer Simpson.
Maybe it was rookie nerves. Maybe he was just focusing too hard on not dropping an “F” bomb. (Or six of them.)
Regardless, there’s a new sheriff in town. And perhaps it means the English language will continue to be debacled.