"As you well know..."
"In my estimation..."
"That is not germain to the argument..."
"...boy, Tom ain't gonna be happy..."
All are crucial to work into the conversation when trying to pull off a Tim Staudt impression. Many people have tried and many are "gewd", but I gave it a try for his loyal listening audience for the last hour of his radio show Wednesday. Jeremy Sampson needed to get moving for a story and since Tim is on vacation I told the vice provost (a nickname that's a take on the Dean) I would fill in if he told no one it was me and I could do my best impression. Not everyone bought it, but I could tell more than a few did as we concluded the Masters U-pick 'Em. It's the highest form of flattery in my book, with no malice intended.
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