Is it time to look into a group rate for anger management for sportswriters?
Would it be too much to ask to cut back a little on the rhetoric? Any reasonable person would know that Whitlock and Diaz are speaking metaphorically, but here’s late-breaking news: A few people out there aren’t reasonable. Witness how NCAA President Mark Emmert has been forced to use a security detail at times this year because of threats made in the wake of the Enes Kanter decision.
Loose language is nothing new. Back in the mid-1990s, former Temple basketball coach John Chaney became angry at the NCAA and also suggested blowing us up. I’m not sure his suggestion was quite as metaphorical.
Anyway, Whitlock and Diaz should know better. Nobody talks about blowing up newspapers because newspapers really have been blown up before. Likewise, no responsible person would talk about blowing up Cantor Fitzgerald, for obvious reasons.
Let’s take the next step and get rid of such references altogether.