Scouting Report: Size-wise, Bob Costas (Syracuse '74) is clearly the underdog next to Oscar-winner burl "Big Daddy" Ives.
burl saw what his father was doing and suddenly understood the danger.
burl a-plowin' in de fiel', A-singin' fur de roasin'-ear to come.
She became aware that burl was her slave, that these wonderful things he wore and had done were as nothing if she did not approve.
burl a-plowin' in de fiel', A-singin' fur de johnny-cake to come.
Once, burl paused to run his weapon through a fleshy column and reassure himself that what he planned was possible.
But burl's thoughts were now not of horror but a vast astonishment.
At the first sign of light breaking in the morning horizon, burl and his father started off.
burl turned to Saya—and realized that all the human folk had followed him.
When he glimpsed the thing the blood drained from burl's face.
"small knot in wool or cloth," mid-15c., from Old French bourle "tuft of wool," which perhaps is related to the root of bur, or from Vulgar Latin *burrula "small flock of wool," from Late Latin burra "wool."