I am about to fix the entire profession of sports reporting, and it's by demanding that the reporters ask their own questions to themselves before they test them out on young, emotional athletes. Seriously, if this guy had stood in the bathroom, looked himself in the mirror, and asked "how did Yale out rebound Baylor?" then he would have realized that question has no reasonable answer. If a 40 year old man whose job it is to be articulate can't conjure up an intelligible, original response then how the hell is a kid that just had his heart broken going to do so? I know Taurean Prince came off as salty, and I am glad that he did, because it was more entertaining than hearing "they just outworked us on the boards" for the umpteenth time. Little known fact, every team that has ever been out rebounded has been "outworked on the boards". Without fail, if you come out on the ass end of that stat then you have your lack of effort to blame. That's why Taurean Prince shouldn't even have to spit out a nauseating cliche that's basically already implied. This reporter would have known that if he gave his material a test run, and more importantly he would have avoided getting emasculated on national television by a pissed off kid reciting the first chapter of 'Rebounding For Dummies'.
P.S. Can't believe this kid wasn't super accommodating of elementary questions...
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