Paul Pierce's Blog Is Like Mayo

Nick GelsoCorrespondent IDecember 23, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after a basket by his team against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 1, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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by Lee Herman

Lee covers the NBA and Boston Celtics for North Station Sports.

I have mixed feelings about Paul Pierce blogging.  It’s like when you ask for no mayo on a Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich but it comes slathered in the disgustingness that is egg whites fermented by the sun. 

Ok, maybe that’s not how it’s made but it’s still disgusting. 

At any rate, you are pumped to have that sandwich but that mayo is something you didn’t ask for and have to scrape off with a napkin before you can eat.  That’s how I feel with Pierce.

Paul is by far my favorite player.  I was young when I saw Bird, McHale, and Parrish play and they were already past their primes.  Pierce and Antoine Walker were my guys that I watched play every day.  I don’t know a kid on the court that didn’t do the ‘Toine shimmy after a bucket.  I was down with Pierce’s grittiness and the fact that he wasn’t going to blow you away with speed, but he always got to where he wanted to go.

I feel like if Paul were to write a book I would be one of the first to pre-order it.  After he’s done playing.

We have an unprecedented amount of access to celebrities and sports stars with information on what kind of toothpaste they use and their preferred toilet paper choice. 

I’m not a huge Twitter fan but I can see the usefulness of it.  A ton of players use it, some during games (looking at you, Charlie Villanueva) and some just to give little snippets with their 140 characters.  I’m fine with that.

Official bio pages are also straight because there is usually someone commissioned to run them.

Blogging? Ok, fine. 

Blogging during the season? Sorry, I’d like you to pay attention to your game rather than divulging what color makes you happy today. 

I’m not trying to be glib here, I just think there are other things players need to concentrate on during the season.  I don’t begrudge Paul for his ideas on raising the rim three inches, shortening the season to sixty games or...READ MORE