Wednesday, April 11, 2007
A style point for the ages
"The boys are back in town!" proclaimed the announcer on a Raleigh radio station. He was reporting this morning on the return of three Duke University lacrosse players to the Triangle. They're back for an announcement on the sex-assault case.

Radio and cable TV will undoubtedly be talking about "the boys" a lot today because all charges have been dropped. It's important to keep in mind, however, that the accused players are adults. They are men, not boys.

UPDATES: This post has also been edited to reflect that the case is over. And with all charges dropped, The News & Observer decides to identify the accuser and publish her picture.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 10:49 AM | Permalink |


  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger fev

    Ack. First thing "The Boys are Back ..." brought to mind is a tune Patty Loveless does:

    Get your skirts down off the rack/The boys are in and the boys are back/And no time now for taking slack/The boys are back in town

    I expect the announcer had something else in mind, but ... sheez anyway.

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Andy Bechtel

    I was thinking Thin Lizzy.