Rick Morrissey Dips His Words in Salsa, Then Eats Them
We really don’t like most Chicago sportswriters around here. Beyond a couple bearable ones, its amazing that these people still have jobs. Their sensational, negative, agenda-filled columns are like nails on a chalkboard, but unfortunately we rely on them for information since they are the only ones with access to the locker rooms and clubhouses of our favorite teams.
One of those idiots is Rick Morrissey. Now you might be sitting there thinking that I’m the one starting this battle, that us bloggers are the ones that initially waged war on the mainstream media. With Morrissey you would be wrong.
Anyways, he made one of his more ridiculous statements a few years ago, and now it has come back to bite him in the ass. According to Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald:
Tribune columnist Rick Morrissey showed up at practice carrying an old copy of his sports section and a jar of salsa. Apparently on draft night 2007, he wrote that if Joakim Noah becomes a useful player within three years, he’ll eat his column with salsa.
Well, Noah had 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in Saturday’s win over Charlotte, so Morrissey actually showed up to eat the column. I didn’t see it happen, but the stunt was videotaped and I’m sure the two-year old newsprint was delicious.
Come on Rick! You thought there was no possibility at all that Noah would even be “useful” within 3 years? We all thought he would be useful. At 5 pts and 5 rebs a game he would be useful. 99% of Chicago were way ahead of your idiotic prediction about him being completely worthless on draft day. We knew he would be a decent rebounder and perhaps a solid role player off the bench (which definitely would have counted as useful). Most of the reasonable-minded Chicagoans following the Bulls were more concerned that he would take the next step to double-double guy.
(Sidenote: Noah is an all-star so far this year. Only Dwight Howard is playing better than him at the center position in the East. You could argue Brook Lopez deserves it, although he plays for a losing team, but even then many all-star teams carry three centers.)
And what’s with the salsa stunt? I know business is bad, but really? I don’t see how that’s necessary. Just admit that another stupid column of yours was completely moronic and wrong and move on.