They Said It - Trees and Tweets

They Said It - Trees and Tweets

by Fred Pearlman

Les Miles, to reporters, on the game-readiness of DT Michael Brockers, who tweeted about a swollen knee he sustained in a recent game:   “The view of his knee by way of tweet is not as strong as a one-on-one examination.  I don’t imagine there will be any problem there.”

Along those lines, UNC coach Roy Williams had a funny one, talking about UNC reserve PJ Hairston, who tweeted he could not play in an upcoming game, DID play in it, and managed to sustain another minor injury.  Roy was asked about his status for the next game:   “I have no idea.  Just follow his tweets to see if he’ll play.”        He then had a rather amusing ‘speech’ about Twitter and Facebook and that type of thing.  At least he wasn’t bashing the fans again!!

From the other calendar, this Police Blotter item: “Tree down, 5:45 PM:  The Sheriff’s Department reported a tree lying unconscious in the road on Carpenterville Road.”

AND this from broadcaster Peter Levy:

“A blind man was attached by two men, one believed to be a woman.”

Happy Birthday to  Bill Buckner!

From nightlines, Conan O’Brien:  “The Official Christmas Tree was delivered to the White House.  Unfortunately, the Secret Service had already let in 3 other trees that claimed they were on the list.”

Finally, another good one about Football, from Lou Holtz, then the coach of Arkansas, asked if Fayetteville, AR was the end of the World:  “No, but you can see it from here.”

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