Let the record show that I spotted my first Christmas decorations of the year at 9:15 this morning. I don’t know who it was, but I’m pretty sure that’s two minutes for “ridiculously early holiday celebration.” In fact, under the new rules, that might even be a major.
Anyway, yours truly nodded off early last night (two minutes for utter lameness), so I was unable to get to some of your comments.
A few quick responses:
For the record, Chris, I prefer “young, promising beat reporter” as opposed to “junior,” if only because it sounds more distinguished. But you’re right, to an extent. Tom’s job is not to outline every thought in his head to us, especially if doing so might compromise the team’s interests. But there’s a big difference between being vague and being deceitful. Tom isn’t lying, or being two-faced, as some of you have accused him of. I think he might be stubborn with certain players and certain decisions, but he’s also as honest as he can be with us under the circumstances. Big difference.
OK, I’m off to the morning skate. More later…