Morning Cup Of JoeFebruary 6th, 2013
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Bucs news forthcoming.
It is national Signing Day. Joe knows a lot of people hate recruiting talk and Joe understands but doesn’t buy the hate. But what Joe loathes is how recruiting writers — much less the kids who use schools and reporters — don’t understand simple vocabulary. “Commit,” the verb, means you promise. There is no such word as “decommit.” That made-up word is just a nice way of saying a recruit was lying. Rather than constantly misuse the word “commit,” use the word “pledge.” Until a kid puts his signature on a letter of intent, Joe doesn’t give a damn what the kid says or where he “commits.” The reporters who cover that realm who misuse that word are the ones who need to be committed. [Rivals]
A casino near Citi Field? That would be precious. [New York Post]
So Gus Johnson is going to be a kickball announcer? So long as it keeps Johnson away from a football broadcast booth, Joe is all for it. [SI]
Lindsey Vonn has a nasty wipeout. [TheBigLead]
California high school athletes lose fingers in a game of tug-of-war. [SGVTribune]
Former Rays player Dirk Hayhurst wrote a book that is very critical of Merlot Joe. [RaysIndex]