The Art of Saying Almost Nothing - 04/24/14

I just got back from St. Thomas Sports Park, where Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt spent 25-minutes answering questions from the assembled media on a variety of topics, including the team's schedule, the upcoming draft and next week's Mini-Camp.  He was polite, friendly and answered every question.  And revealed almost nothing.

Whisenhunt certainly isn't the only coach or player to take this tact.  And I can hardly blame him, considering all the unknowns and company secrets he's guarding right now.  I can also appreciate the fact that he's new to town and hasn't established relationships or trust with many of the Nashville media.  That being said, it would be nice for a little nugget or bit of insight here and there.  It makes him seem more human and as a result, more likable.  Which is particularly beneficial for someone who is new to town and looking to make a positive first impression. 

Don't get me wrong, the dealings I've had with Whisenhunt have all been positive.  He seems like an intelligent, likable guy who doesn't take himself too seriously.  I'd love to see and hear him inject more of that personality into his answers. 

Unfortunately, we're likely to hear more rhetoric rather than less in upcoming days.  Particularly from the Titans.  Part of it is that they simply don't know who they'll take in the NFL Draft, for example.  And part of it is they've perfected the art of saying almost nothing.


 

Get This

Last Update on November 26, 2014 10:06 GMT

TOFURKY PARDON

SEATTLE (AP) -- Turkey pardons are common this time of year, as even the president gets in on the act. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is sparing something else -- a tofu turkey. The Seattle Times reports his honor pardoned a Tofurky at City Hall. The mayor's spokesman says it's an effort to draw attention to hunger in the community and to poke a little a fun at Seattle's granola image. But the faux turkey won't be sent to a tofu farm. It's being donated to a local food bank.

PRISON CHAPEL SEX

ROCKVIEW, Pa. (AP) -- It sounds like a scene from "Orange is the New Black." A female prison guard trainee in Pennsylvania is charged with having sex with a male inmate. According to the state Department of Corrections, 27-year-old Rebecca Zong hooked up with the inmate in a prison chapel. Authorities say while the sex was consensual, it's illegal for guards to have sexual contact with prisoners.

BOURBON AUCTION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- It's one expensive bottle of booze. The first bottle of bourbon by Kentucky's Boundary Oak Distillery has sold for more than 28-grand. It likely ranks among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever. Boundary Oak plans to fill its first bourbon barrel in December, and the whiskey will age for two years before bottling. The winning bidder gets the first bottle from that barrel. The distillery says the buyer is from Hardin County but is asking to remain anonymous. The money is going to charity.

MODEL DRIVE-IN

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) -- The days of Bower's Drive-In are long gone in Goshen. Folks will be able to revisit the popular Indiana restaurant, but on a much smaller scale. Dain Morehouse and Jim Mauer are recreating the drive-in for the Indiana Model Train Visitors Club. Morehouse tells The Goshen News Bower's was a popular date spot, and place for cruisers to turn their cars around. The detail on the model includes Bower's menu that ran along the top of the building.

 
Advertise with us!

Talkers