And here I thought I was the only dinosaur up working early on a Sunday morning. (I use the term dinosaur in a nice way. Heck, I call this site Dinosaurs ‘R Us more often than I should).
The Toronto Star’s Doug Smith, president of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, tweeted out his mailbag responses at 4 a.m. Eastern time. Veteran scribe Sam Smith was posting to Twitter just at virtually the same time after witnessing the Bulls lose by 16 (!) at home against Orlando.
Yes, those same Bulls who have defeated Miami and New York this month but also have lost to the Suns, Bucks and Bobcats since New Year’s Eve.
At least Derrick Rose’s return is imminent. And you know these guys are one hot streak or one trade away from finishing the regular season with the best record in the East, right? Saturday night notwithstanding.
It seemed only a few hours ago the Bulls were a contender blogs.bulls.com/2013/01/bulls-…
— Sam Smith (@SamSmithHoops) January 13, 2013
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Sam is one of the best in the biz, and unfortunately he is no longer at the Chicago Tribune because a succession of knuckleheads ran one of America’s finest newspapers into the shredder.
I heard a great Tribune story the other night from a writer whose paper, Newsday, was once owned by Tribune but now is under the control of the Dolan family.
A few years back, Tribune was having all of its bigwigs met at Newsday headquarters in Long Island, so someone decided to spruce up the place and have a large metal sculpture placed outside the front entrance, right near the windows of the newsroom.