Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Italian Stallion

After much buzz, intrigue, and talk of "smokescreens" in the sports media about the NBA Draft, the Raptors did exactly as they said they would do: select Andrea Bargnani. The discussion boards were rife with conspiracy theories and desperate attempts to break a big story (for example, Seattle's Earl Watson was seen buying a tie in Toronto!).

The most entertaining aspect of the hullabaloo is that General Manager Bryan Colangelo pretty much all along has said what he'd do and let everyone else second-guess, elaborate and obfuscate the situation. Then, he does as he said he would.

As a species, we like to overcomplicate things. Especially, if you're posting on bulletin boards and arguing about the maturity of people snickering at Rudy Gay's last name.

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