Re: Quality of information content in BB's press conferences
posted at 9/26/2013 8:27 AM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
One of the better discussions I've seen in here of late. I think in large measure it depends on what you're looking for from BB. The guy is one of the best football minds in the game and if a fan or journalist wishes to learn a great deal about BB's philosophy or approach to players and coaching then there is much there to be learned. If, on the other hand, you want to know whether Joe Schmucatelli is going to play in Sunday's game then you're S.O.L.
And each of the two possible alternative responses that you've posted, Babe, reveals something that BB simply believes he doesn't need to reveal and may indeed be helpful to anyone game planning for a game or two down the road.
I didn't say either of those answers had to be true. LMAO
But BB clearly has some sort of psychological issue with press conferences. He deliberately tries to alienate and crap on these people. I suspect he feels he is justified in that and has intimated that he doesn't respect their profession in the past.
The reasons for this are unknown.
He likes to say; Do your job! That's a part of his job. He should practice what he preaches, because; he purely sucks at it. This isn't hard. This isn't rocket science. Throw them a couple of meaningless cookies and they can go back and say they did their job. Simple.
I've had a best friend since 6th grade. Ornery as hell, but he would give you the shirt off his back (the problem there is that you asked for a pair of pants but he determined what you really need is a shirt; but that's another story). He used to own a restaurant. And he treated his help like crap. Talked down to them all the time. I told him one day; hey, if this tactic of yours is getting you more out of life, if it is enriching your life, keep it up. But in my travels if you crap on people every time without cause; if that's your one and only MO, then you get far less. For some reason from that day he was a changed man. And he seems a hell of a lot happier for it.
I would say the same to BB. If this crusty, crap on the press style you use is enriching your life, keep it up (and keep in mind that many others pay a consequence for your actions in this). But as I said, in my travels the constant crapping doesn't bring more; it always brings less.
Not to say that the occasional jabroni doesn't need to be crapped on.
Yes, perhaps he could have said, "he has not yet been cleared to play by the medical staff," instead of saying, "he was inactive." Nine extra words might have been more soothing to the feelings of the journalist but that's not BB's style. I am not defending his style, I am simply saying that the question, as asked, was not one he would spend a lot of time answering. I don't blame him for that.
And, frankly, Babe, you could take your own advice. Perhaps you too would be as happy as your friend.