Sportswriters Aren't Superheroes, Folks

If you are a Detroit area sports fan, you certainly recognize this headshot by now:

Former Michigan Daily sports staffer Mike Rosenberg has had a meteoric rise at the Detroit Free Press, jumping from Michigan beat reporter to Freep columnist almost overnight.

But you already know that.

What you don't know is that Rosenberg made a cameo in the "Malice at the Palace" back in 2004.

As you see in this first photo, Rosenberg is standing right in front of the jackass that almost got clocked by Artest. Why was Rosenberg in the stands? Simple: the players had crowded media row, so Rosenberg headed into the stands for a better view of what was going on.

Now move to Photo 2.

Even before the kid in the Chauncy Billups jersey had time to react, Rosenberg is outta there. Turned out to be a good move, since the guy that pops up in Rosenberg's place takes a haymaker from Stephen Jackson.

This is just leap-frogged the Jermaine O'Neal slide-punch as my favorite part of the brawl....

If you would like to relive the whole thing, please click here.

1 comment:

suj said...

i feel like our conversation at the bar the other night inspired this post...

i feel so proud.