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On Maturity in the age of the Dying Newsrag

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.

-L

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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