Seth Greenberg's Kosher Korner, Etc.
Don't know how Steinberg missed this one. Couple years ago, Seth Greenberg started his Web site, and one of the features was a brief Q&A with one of his friends in the coaching business. The result was this short lived gem.
There''s a pretty convoluted explanation, but basically what happened is he got stiffed by Phil Martelli, then he interviewed his friend Bruce Pearl, who at the time was working at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For that interview, he changed the named of the chat to the Kosher Korner, presumably because both he and Pearl are Jewish. He's yet to interview any more coaches since, which is a shame because the result was awkward and unintentionally funny exhchanges like this excerpt:
SETH: If you could change one thing about yourself, other than your mug, what would it be?
BRUCE: (laughing) Probably that I wouldn't perspire as much on television. Do I get an opportunity to ask that same question of you because I can make a few suggestions?
SETH: No, I am the questionnaire and you are the respondent. Next question: How is that a good Jewish boy like you isn't a New York Yankees fan? I am very troubled by this fact.
BRUCE: (laughing) As you know I grew up near Boston and I am so proud to have been on the other side of the greatest collapse in sports history. Up 3-0 and just three outs away, but your team was unable to close the deal. Have you sought out counseling for that? How have you been able to deal with that?
SETH: Like I said, I am the one asking the questions. Next question: We added Randy Johnson, Carl Pavano and Jarrett Wright to our rotation. How are you going to compete with that?
BRUCE: I'm not worried. We brought in Boomer (David Wells), Matt Clement and Wade Miller is making good progress. We also strengthened an already strong bullpen by picking up Matt Mantei. You might think your team bought a championship, but I seem to remember Yankee fans thinking that was the case last year also. And I am sure you thought it was money in the bank with a 3-0 lead.
Sox fans must love Greenberg's smugness about Wright and Pavano. I asked Greenberg what happened to the Kosher Korner. "It's still there," he said. "What it's not there anymore?" I told him it was, but the most recent interview was with Bruce Pearl when he was coaching at UW-Milwaukee. "Oh, yeah, I haven't updated that site in a while." Guess not. Too bad, too.
By the way, as a fan of all things Mike Waters from my Syracuse days, I'm still reeling from Camille's link to the abolition assistant's poll. One of the rites of March for every bleary-eyed undergrad sports freak on the Hill.
Speaking of Syracuse, here's a preview of the most hideous jerseys ever, which will be worn by the Orange and a select few (but not few enough) other teams in the conference tournies. The idea promises to be an abject failure along the lines of New Coke, so much so that said cliche will probably be changed to, "that's the worst idea since those Nike jerseys!" and the poor scientists behind New Coke will finally be spared. Hey, if I want basketball fashion, I'll look at Sidney Lowe's dashing red jacket, thank you very much.
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