Never Nervous Alibi

That’s for you fans of The Outfield, which is where I will be roaming in about two hours as The Tavern plays for a Henrico County softball championship.

As if you cared.

But my alibi stands: a few days at the beach, a few days on the golf course, and a few days catching up have taken their toll on this blog.

So I owe you. Big time. I know this.

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I can say I’ve had a few conversations in the past week with some connected folks.

Bruiser Flint remains as much fun to talk with as anyone in the league. Shoots straight, and there’s zero Nuke Laloosh-isms. Interviews that normally last 30 minutes run about 10 minutes with Flint, and at the end you are sad, because you wish it was the other way around.

As for his team, Flint didn’t say Drexel was the worst shooting team in NCAA history last season, but he was close. Lance Feurtado, are you listening?

New VCU coach Anthony Grant is high on forward Michael Anderson’s chances to shine, and he admits he needs to get to know the league. He is impressive.

Blaine Taylor is also a truth-teller: he doesn’t know any more about Arnaud Dahi’s progress than anybody else. It’s a matter of testing it out. I’ve always found it entertaining and more than a bit curious when a basketball (or football) coach gives you five minutes on the progress of a torn ACL…as if two conversations with a trainer equates to eight years of schooling.

(There’s a tip for you–be wary of long winded explanations from coaches about subjects they really know nothing about. In Congress, they call it a filibuster. In college basketball, unfortunately, it’s called a good quote. Sad.)

Tom Pecora remains entertaining. I asked about the “target on your back” syndrome and he started talking about building a house. Love that guy.

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Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’m around. I figure at some point–since everyone else in the free world is doing the same–I’m going to have to buckle and give you my Summer Selections on how the conference will shape up.

Peer pressure, you know.

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~ by mglitos on August 15, 2006.

2 Responses to “Never Nervous Alibi”

  1. Thanks for the heads up, look forward to the next entry.

    PS – The Tavern as the restaurant near Three Chopt and Patterson?

  2. Glad you’re back and got some Vac time, thought you might have a little more dirt (players, OOC, recuits) Dam the summer is slow.

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