Caught this little tidbit from the LA Daily News's Miguel Melendez on the Tube today.
You know where I'm at: Two weeks out, done with Camp highlights, chomping at the bit, too old and busy to Post so... reduced to trolling the Web like the rest of the Nation-- hungry for anything to get me through to Rice...
And so it almost slipped past me: Melendez's sly setup-- you know -- knock the kid a bit for returning a punt or three at pratice-- then... play to his young, budding sense of self-worth by referencing the long line at QB... then the would-be "Gotcha" Q -- probing the young man not once but twice with a question Fuller ended up being mature, skeptical and well-raised enough to know was 10-yards over his head.
See... at all of 18, Devin Fuller did what perhaps 1out of 100 young, super-talented kids could in 10-takes before the lights, mic and camera: Adroitly decline to step into a reporter's #deadfall. In so doing, Devin Fuller just proved himself to be All_Bruin.
Seeing as how the Daily News didn't see fit to send an actual camera crew with you Miguel (an iPhone interview, miGuEL?) -- if they even HAVE a camera truck -- I hope Coach Mora or, maybe another staff member with a crueler, more ominous stare-down (that's you Coach Klemm) reads this and finds the time to make their way over to Mr. Melendez to check him-- chest-to-chest style -- on his ill-attempt at what was, is and will be non-story.
In short, it really sucks what news reporting has come to these days. This was almost a prime example of why we don't like the MSM around our Kids. Instead, Devin Fuller gets a smart smack on the butt and a quick, hearty 8-clap for showing the World (and his teammates) why they call us Bruins.
Bravo Mr. Fuller. Brah-voe.
After you watch, go ahead and ask me what the "scoop" would have been if Devin had fallen for Melendez's okee-doke.