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PFT Live: Teams turn up the heat
After non-reporter Deion Sanders reported that 49ers players want coach Jim Harbaugh to coach someone other than the 49ers, the team trotted out several players to debunk the report from the non-reporter.
Kaepernick broke his silence on Wednesday, via the final question at his weekly Wednesday press conference. But Kaepernick didn’t address the substance of Sanders’ non-reporter report.
“Well, I’d like to know who the source is,” Kaepernick said. “So, when you get a source from that, then we can talk about that. Until then, that’s the media.”
It continues the dismissive tone that the 49ers have applied to Deion’s non-reporter report. And it overlooks the fact that information from anonymous sources can be as reliable, and perhaps in some cases even more reliable, than information from on-the-record sources.
Still, it would be easier to dismiss Deion’s non-reporter report if team leaders were sounding off — not about the fact that the source isn’t named but the reality that the source is flat-out wrong.
Look, fantasy football bad beat stories are generally just tedious.
Well, what if we told you the fantasy owner was Larry Donnell himself?
This apparently actually happened.
According to NorthJersey.com, Donnell mentioned Wednesday he started Davis in his fantasy league in Week Four, leaving himself on the bench.
Donnell, of course, would go on to catch seven passes for 54 yards and three touchdowns in the Giants’ win vs. Washington. Davis, meanwhile, tallied two catches, eight yards and no scores and departed with a back injury in a win vs. Philadelphia.
In the end, the Giants were triumphant, but Donnell’s fantasy squad paid the price.
“Would’ve won if I played me,” Donnell said Wednesday, according to NorthJersey.com. “During the game, I’m like, ‘Really?’ That’s the honest truth.”
Let us propose a rule. Before telling a bad beat story, ask yourself this question: is your bad beat story as compelling as Larry Donnell’s?
We thought not.
So it’s settled. Rest in peace, bad beat stories other than Larry Donnell’s.
Rest in peace.