Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We will evaluate

In this Dejan Kovacevic building blocks column, Neal Huntington explains how he is a sober, reasonable person. Not a lot to get out of this except, I guess, that the new bosses talk a good game, at the very least.

There was a time when I thought Littlefield would work out and we know how that ended.

Somewhere in there he talks about the analogy of the duck. What does that mean? At first I thought he was referencing the blind men and the elephant, where each mistakes the one part visible to him as the whole. But I thought about "if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." In that context he appears to be saying, "if we look like a team that did nothing . . . "

I am also glad to learn that the new GM sleeps well at night. Sleep is really important, and I have a hard time respecting people who brag about how little sleep they get as though it's evidence they work really hard and are good at their jobs.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Top ten things

Dejan Kovacevic makes a list.

I'll add this: odds are, someone will get maimed, pull up lame, sleep on his shoulder wrong, blow out an elbow, or do something to embarrass himself and the team. Expecting this will not make it happen, so it's not like I'm jinxing anyone.

The Bucs look one way on paper right now, but I think we can guess that some weird things will happen before the end of March.

What's your guess?