Andrew Giuliani, the mayoral scion who sued Duke University after he was kicked off the school's varsity golf team, just had his Pings handed to him by a North Carolina magistrate. Judge Wallace Dixon recommended that the young Giuliani's suit be dismissed, and in doing so, cheekily used some classic golf-cinema references. From his written recommendation:
Plaintiff's promissory estoppel claim, which was not argued in his briefs, brings to mind Carl Spackler's analysis from the movie Caddyshack (Orion Pictures 1980): "He's on his final hole. He's about 455 yards away, he's gonna hit about a 2 iron, I think."
From the above paragraph, we understand the meaning of only the following words: "briefs," "hole," and "iron." But we think it means that Giuliani, whose case will finally be decided by a U.S. District court, is going to be uncomfortably screwed. Who says you need to know legal jargon to write about the law, and sports terms to write about sports?
Giuliani Duke Golf Lawsuit Shanks [Smoking Gun via NYP]
Earlier: Court Papers: Donna Hanover Tried to Bully Duke Into Getting Son Back on Golf Team
Giuliani’s Son Sues Duke for Cutting Him From Golf Team