Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's About Time

Good news that I didn't catch till just now: Peter May is going to be leaving the Globe. As we have tried to document, May is an atrocious NBA writer with no real semblance of understanding the game anymore. Honestly, often it appears he has not even been watching the actual games - his words are that bereft of any critical substance. His departure can only help - although almost inevitably the Globe will fill the position with another writer high in the hack quotient. But at least Springer and May have been removed, that leaves a glimmer of hope...

Now onto a more important thing: Paul Pierce's health. P's spill last night was gruesome, and when he took himself out of the game it was very discomfiting. Thankfully he returned, but when Paul leaves a game you know something is going on. He gave the regular "I'll, be fine, it's the playoffs" lip service afterwards in the locker room, but I think I am in the majority in saying that it is okay for Pierce to miss the rest of the series to get healthy. We don't want this back injury to linger into next month, and the best way to avoid that is probably rest. The team can tough it out against Atlanta without you Paul, but the same maybe can't be said in a few weeks time.

3 comments:

Jack said...

Even though I'm possibly May's most vocal adversary, I don't really want to pile on the guy when he's down, especially since the general cutbacks at the Globe are truly depressing (Edes and MacMullan are gone too). That said, I can't help but feel like May might have kept his job if he'd just done it better. He's been on autopilot so long that even this year, when the C's finally became relevant again, he could barely bring himself to do his job. Recall that when the KG trade went down last summer it was all Springer breaking that story. Generally though, I'd feel much better about this if the Globe were actually bringing in someone new to do May's job; instead it looks like the sports section is going to be stretched even more thinly, with Shaughnessy churning out weekly puff pieces on Jacoby Ellsbury and Ryan trying to get on TV. A sad state of affairs.

Anonymous said...

maybe the globe is taking applications... jack? tim?

The Fox said...

Fire it up guys!

I can see it now "Esoteric Ramblings" in the Globe...