[HUGE IF TRUE breaks down the plausibility of the week's biggest rumor.]
The big quote in the world of trade rumors over the last week came last Friday at the All-Star Weekend media day, when Dustin Byfuglien said of the likelihood that he re-signs with the Jets, “I don’t mind Winnipeg at all.”
Headlines! Tweets! Radio segments!
What does that even mean, Dustin? Six words that sound very damning indeed.
But this is one of the problems with print: Not a lot of room for tone. People acted as though Byfuglien said it with the same enthusiasm as a child coming home from a bad day at school and saying it was, “Fine.”
First of all, Elliotte Friedman was there and says that wasn't the tone of the quote. Second, there was more to the quote anyway. Before he said The Six Words he also said Winnipeg is, “[his] style of town.” And then right after — like, the next sentence — he said, “It’s the closest I’ll ever get to be able to play by home... so many good things that I like aboutRead More »from Huge If True: Byfuglien to Los Angeles? Ladd to Florida?