You know your legacy is lacking when your name becomes synonymous with a public neutering.
Former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn has had a lousy couple of months. In October, six weeks into his second year coaching the Washington Redskins, Zorn was stripped of his play-calling duties by despotic owner Daniel Snyder, who then handed over the headset to a man whose previous job had been as a bingo caller at a retirement home.
Such a blatant usurping of authority did not go unnoticed. Especially in a town drowning in journalists like Washington, D.C. And now, accordingly, Zorn's role as a coaching cuckold has been transformed into a verb.
Making the rounds among the ranks of the "formers" -- that is, former senior intelligence officials who are now free to discuss the politics of the intelligence community, is a new verb. To Zorn, as in to render ineffective but to retain a subordinate. The context, for those who don't live in Washington, was the decision by the pooh-bahs at the Washington Redskins to temporarily retain head coach Jim Zorn but give play-calling abilities to someone else, effectively neutering his authority and credibility ...
Is Adm. Dennis Blair, the director of the Office of National Intelligence, being Zorned by the administration? Surely not, officials say.