Remorse Isn't Picky
Okay, so I didn't get around to getting anything longer about Jennings near finished. Partly because it was drawing parallels between that and Manny's performance, which is stupid unless you attach a bunch of qualifiers to it. Or are drunk. Luckily, my argument is primarily about spectatorship and aesthetics, as you'll see tomorrow. But still, I felt I needed a little more distance, as I don't want anyone to kill me. I don't know, what do you think?
Instead, some Jennings odds and ends, to go with the "what do you think":
-My Baseline piece on what 55 really means for Jennings as a player.
-Ty Keenan proposes another read participation acitivity: Who can come up with the best Jennings/Minutemen joke?
-Toward the "what exactly happened in Italy?" question, Sixers4guidos translates and sends along part of a column published today in the Italian daily Il Messaggero. Title: "Jennings, From Bust to Scoring Star."
"We talk again about Jennings, considered a spoiled and insecure kid here in Rome... now a star in the NBA....he shocked the League with a stunning show... he did well also in preseason now he got attention from mainstream media and gained trust from many... but in Rome he was little considered... they never had faith in him, (giving him) few minutes on the court (and he produced) obviously few points... to be honest, he never excited (people) in the few occasions he played, even shoving an attitude that could have been considered ornery/morose... sure, US bball is different from european, few defense and many chances to show (someone's) shooting ability... he was the first to jump from high school to Europe..."
He's saving some other choice excerpts for his own spot, so check back there later. Update: Here's the post.
-Why do I think that by watching Jennings again tonight, it'll sort of be like getting to see John Wall's debut?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?!?!?!!?!??!?