I’m going to go a little off script here and forget about the Duke Blue Devils for a moment (Forgive me). I just got done watching the Costa Now special about the media & sports. If you missed it, Little Bob had a segment about sports blogs that featured Will Leitch of Deadspin fame, Buzz Bissinger (all you need to know is he’s old and wrote Friday Night Lights a crappy book about high school football) and Cleveland WR, Braylon Edwards.
In short, Buzz went off on Will, ripping him and blogs because they are all vile and vulgar. Of course he did this in a vile and vulgar way, but what the hey. Costas of course, doesn’t like blogs either, so it was a fun night.
Let’s do some quick hits to help these journalist understand what blogs are really about.
- For the most part, Buzz proceeded to read comments from the comments section of Deadspin, while Bob quoted a different writer on Deadspin. If you guys are such great journalist, shouldn’t you at least force Will to defend a a post that Will actually wrote? Guess who did that at least? Braylon Edwards. Good for him.
And just like that, the 2008-09 Duke Blue Devils have some size in the paint.
We decided to take a break from our summer break to talk a little Plumlee.
First, let’s state right off the bat, this kid is not the savior. He’s good, don’t get us wrong, but he’s not a Patrick Patterson-type. He has a lot to learn about being a post-player in the paint. At best, he appears to be a stronger (leaner), more athletic Josh McRoberts. The big difference is, he doesn’t need to be the savior, he doesn’t need to be the #1 option. Miles will have three jobs; rebounds, defend (cough, cough, block shots) and when shots aren’t falling outside, score in the paint.
Depending on who you read, Miles is either the 17th best incoming PF (Scout) or the 29th best PF coming in (Rivals). My best opinion guess…somewhere in the middle. According to Scout (and keep in mind, who knows when they last updated this):
Part of a state championship team as a junior. Native of Indiana. Productive basketball player who can do things on offense and will block his share of shots at the other end. Versatile player. Strength will help him expand his game.