As we all know, Jim Boeheim is a jerk.
We live in a world where you should always do what reporters want you to do. Obviously, we all know this. Reporters are God and everyone else must be at their beck and call. And if you're in a bad mood or pissed off about something a reporter has done, too bad. They're right, you're wrong.
It's not that human beings are complex animals and the relationship between a public figure and a group of people whose job is to lift the curtain that you've spent so much time putting in place is an oftentimes delicate dance that swings from happiness to anger to trust to mistrust and back again. That can't possibly be true.
Jim Boeheim yells sometimes. So he's a meanie. And reporters, WHOM I KNOW PERSONALLY AND ARE FANTASTIC REPORTERS, LOYAL HUMAN BEINGS AND MORAL CITIZENS OF THESE GREAT UNITED STATES, UNITED WE STAND, THESE COLORS DO NOT RUN, are just good people. End of story.
ANYway, a couple weeks ago Boeheim unleashed his infamous "go get your Pulitzer someplace else" rant in the direction of Jeff Goodman after Goodman asked a question about leadership to a Jimmy B in no mood for it.
Goodman stopped by The Jason McIntyre Show over at The Big Lead and the fallout of that event was one of the talking points. Goodman shared an interesting anecdote we probably wouldn't otherwise know about. Boeheim apologized...
He called me the next morning to apologize to say it was not directed at me...
So he didn't apologize for saying it (obviously), just the direction it went. Fair enough.
Goodman on the answer he got from Boeheim during the presser:
It was awesome. Honestly, I was laughing through the whole thing. I kinda went back at him a little bit because I do feel like my question was valid, we saw it with Syracuse not having a lot of leadership. Triche is really quiet, there's been a lot put on Michael Carter-Williams this year, so I think it was a legit question. But sometimes, you know, these guys, they do have thin skin at times, and it depends when you ask a question. Which is why I rarely ask a question at a press conference.