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CARON BUTLER HAS AN ORAL FIXATION

By 04.25.07

With the Wizards' season all but ended, DC Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg has turned his investigative lens to Caron Butler's habit of chewing straws (video above).

[W]hile talking to Butler, we unveiled our wares: about 10 straws, collected from a variety of local eateries. We had hoped he might sample them. But we underestimated his palate. I quickly felt like a heel, like I had just offered Robert Parker a chilled bottle of Corbett Canyon.

"I did all these before," he said, clearly bored. "This is a McDonald's straw," he continued, seizing the one McDonald's straw in our collection and pocketing it. There were no markings on the wrapper, no colors, nothing to suggest McDonald's. It was remarkable. He's a straw savant.

Not to be all Mr. Media Analyzer here, but these kinds of interviews are precisely why bloggers represent a sea change in media.  The Wizards don't stand a chance in this series, so Agent Steinz can either (a) seek out "We still got a chance" quotes for a rote story, or (b) go in-depth on a player's unusual habit.  It keeps the subject of sports fun and interesting, even when the outcome is already determined.  I'd do the same thing, if I could just afford to leave my parents' basement.


TOPICS#NBA
TAGSBLOGOSPHERECARON BUTLER

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