Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Follow Ups: Facebook, Gary Williams & Scott Miller

I guess Dan Leone never read those warnings about being careful as to what you post on Facebook. Then again, I wouldn't think making "Dan is (expletive) devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver. . .Dam Eagles R Retarted!!" your Facebook status would get you fired from a job. It might prove you can't spell. But, should it get you fired? It ends up that if you're a part time gameday employee at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, that status will get you fired. It seems someone with the Eagles got wind of it and wasn't very happy about it. Thus, Leone lost his job. All the details are here.

Most every sports fan in the D.C. area has already read the three part series about Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams that ran in The Washington Post a few weeks back. The series was not the most complimentary of Williams. After the series ran, Maryland went on a bit of a run and looked to be headed toward the big dance. Then the Terps lost to UVA this past Saturday and now the Terps' post season status is in question again. So, if for some reason you haven't read the series of articles, you can start with part one here.

Scott Miller is releasing his new CD, For Crying Out Loud, on April 14th. I have a pre-sale edition and I'll have an entry on it sometime in the near future. Meanwhile, this piece by Jack Neely chronicles Miller's 2004 Amtrak Crescent tour. It's a good look into the inner workings of a touring band pounding out a living night to night while travelling by train, of all things.

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