Thursday, June 26, 2008

Second Bucks Post...

After initially hearing about the trade from SI.com I tried to confirm the rumor by looking to JSOnline.com. You'd think I'd learn by now that JS is not the best place to look for breaking news...10 minutes after it was first reported here is what the Urnial-Scentinal has reported:


THURSDAY, June 26, 2008, 2:38 p.m.
Report: Yi, Simmons to New Jersey
ESPN.com is reporting that the New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of a trade that will send Richard Jefferson to the Bucks for forwards Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons.ESPN, citing NBA front-office sources, said the deal had been agreed to and submitted for league approval in advance of tonight's NBA draft. The Journal Sentinel is pursuing the story and will report on any developments immediately.

Which translates to we had no fucking idea this was in the works and instead of telling the local newspapers we are forced to read the breaking news at ESPN.com. Looks like we blew that one.

6 comments:

Rubie Q said...

(Phone rings)

JOHN HAMMOND: This is John Hammond.

TOM ENLUND: John, Tom Enlund from the Journal.

JOHN HAMMOND: Hey, Tom. We're kind of busy getting ready for the draft. What do you need?

TOM ENLUND: Dude.

JOHN HAMMOND: I'm sorry, what?

TOM ENLUND: Duuuuuuude.

JOHN HAMMOND: Tom, what's going on?

TOM ENLUND: DUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.

JOHN HAMMOND: Tom, have you fallen down? Are you hurt?

TOM ENLUND: No, dude. Dude, we TOTALLY got scooped again. What's up with that? No love for T.E. before you make a trade? How 'bout a heads-up?

JOHN HAMMOND: Oh. Right. Hey, listen, Tom, I hate to cut this short. But how about I do my job making this basketball team slightly-less-pathetic and you do your job and DISCOVER LOCAL SPORTS NEWS AND NOT JUST REPORT WHAT ESPN.COM IS SAYING SECONDHAND?!?

TOM ENLUND: Dude. Harsh.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

I have a slightly differenct thought on the call:

JOHN HAMMOND'S HOT SECRETARY: John Hammond's office

TOM ENLUND: Hi, this is Tom Enlund from the Journal-Sentinel can you please put me through to John

JOHN HAMMOND'S HOT SECRETARY: Who did you say this was? Dale Hoffman?

TOM ENLUND: No Dale's retired, this is Tom Enlund I cover the Bucks for the Journal-Sentinel.

JOHN HAMMOND'S HOT SECRETARY: Please hold

Cue fancy elevator music for 25 seconds.

JOHN HAMMOND'S HOT SECRETARY: Tom, John is not available to talk to local media right now he's on the phone with Marc Stein. I'm going to have to put you through to his voicemail.

TOM ENLUND: But I need to tal...

JOHN HAMMOND'S VM MESSAGE: Hi this is John Hammond, General Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. If you are an important national media member, please dial 1. If you are interested in season tickets for exciting Milwaukee Bucks action, dial 2. For all other requests dial 3 and leave me a quick message. Thanks and have a great day.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

By the way Rubie, what kind of offense does Scott Skiles play? Has he ever told us. That fucking bastard.

Rubie Q said...

Ahh, touche.

I'm more interested in what kind of defense we're going to be playing. I'm hoping the answer would be "some."

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

Please stop calling me a Touche. The Bucks playing defense...ha!

Devil's Threesome said...

Who/what are the Bucks? Don't they get hunted by the likes of Sheets' Va Jay Jay and Reid?