Bruce Pearl turned down a NBA Developmental League coaching job to work as a marketing VP of a Knoxville wholesale grocery firm. He'll be out of college coaching for at least three years in all likelihood, since he is forbidden to be a part of recruiting for that long for his misdeeds at Tennessee.
I'm waiting for the special line of preserves he'll be marketing, including the infamous Pearl jams.
I was watching a little Bizarre Foods between innings of the Tigers game; host Andrew Zimmern was admiring the carving work of a Chinese chef dissecting a suckling pig, comparing it to his bris in 1961. OK; not exactly keeping kosher a half-century on, I see. Given his show, kosher went out the window many miles back down the road, but the contrast was a bit much.
Is foreign policy neoconism dead? Not really. If anything, Obama has adopted a neocon-lite policy, doing most things in a way that wouldn't have differed too much from a McCain administration. A bit too much global warming talk and a bit too pro-Palestinian, but in most other areas, he's just a bit more passive and erring on the side of not as much military action, much to the consternation of the left who wanted more decisive moves away from Dubyaism.