Purple Cow in ESPN commercial!

Thank you, EphBlog!

Fantastic news – the Purple Cow (Williams’ mascot) is going to be in an upcoming ESPN College GameDay commercial!

Boston Globe Article

An account of the shoot from James Dunn, the mascot

Justin will be sad to hear that the little purple cow beat out his beloved Smoky for a spot in the ad…

The Clark

The Clark won its first-round battle in Tyler Green’s “America’s Favorite Art Museum” tournament, and is now in its second-round battle.  Vote now!

I’m obviously biased towards The Clark given the purple-colored glasses through which I view the world, but even the most objective visitor has to admit it’s fantastic.

Above is one of my favorite pieces in the collection, Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.  And when I was back for Reunion in 2009, they had a fantastic Dove/O’Keeffe exhibit that was amazing.

If you are ever in the Berkshires, I highly recommend a visit.

Steinbrenner

As a Red Sox fan, I hate the Yankees.

But my Williams love will always top almost anything else, so I was sad to hear about George Steinbrenner’s death today.

I never had the chance to meet him personally, although I came close at the 2005 Kentucky Derby when he had the favorite, Bellamy Road, running.  He was momentarily a few tables away up in Millionaire’s Row, but I couldn’t get up the nerve to say hi before he headed down to the paddock.

To quote Fay Vincent, another fellow Eph and former commissioner of MLB, “To me he was not a great man, but he surely was a remarkable one."  (Can’t believe I’m linking to FoxNews either, another instance of Williams love trumping all.)

RIP George Steinbrenner.