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Monday, February 23, 2009
Deion vs. BusterHere's a fun story about the time Deion Sanders maybe wanted to kick Buster Olney's ass. Alas, it didn't end in violence:
So I returned to the press box before game time, not knowing about the Clippers' team meeting and wondering whether Sanders' anger had subsided and he thought it a waste of time to complain about a column written in a small afternoon paper (one that would fold a decade later).
I sort of like that Olney is leading off his link-o-ramas with stories like this. Sure, it started off poorly with the frozen dog poop thing, but he could write about different ballplayers wanting to beat him up every day if he wants to and I'd read it.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:05pm
He runs that dopey story every year. I’m getting sick of it.
Luckily I don’t read him anymore.
Posted 02/23 at 02:35 PM
Stories from Buster I’m perfectly okay with. It’s when he tries to analyze that I get a headache.
Posted 02/23 at 02:36 PM
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Yeah, this story is his “tradition”. It’s a good one but I get lotsa replayed stories from my wife’s grandmother.
Posted 02/23 at 02:38 PM
I watch enough football games to know that Deion was adverse to hitting anyone so I think Buster was worry free about Neon Deion following through on any threat.
Posted 02/23 at 03:03 PM
I really liked the story a lot when he told it the first time. But after a few years it’s losing its charm. I’m all for traditions, but I wish he’d put a different spin on it or change it up in some way. I do like his writing style a lot. He’s usually very thoughtful (neutral world series notwithstanding).
Posted 02/23 at 03:43 PM