Full disclosure: Slam reporter Eric Woodyard is my guy, dating back to our days writing for the now defunct It’s Just Sports blog (RIP). He’s one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met, and if you haven’t heard about him or read him or watched his videos yet, you will be someday. He’s a driven dude.
But my biases for him aside, I think it’s fair to say his video from Pistons Media Day for Slam Online just about blows away anything anyone else at any media outlet got out of it. A brief rundown:
• Not only does Eric own a pair of classic Grant Hill Filas, but he broke them out special to cover the Pistons that day. If that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is.
• He got one-on-one time with several players (something that only Fox Sports Detroit and 97.1 got, since they are the Pistons flagship stations), including guys like Will Bynum, who didn’t even enter into the media scrums to talk.
• Most impressively, he had some great lines with Tracy McGrady, asking him why T-Mac doesn’t have his own shoe line anymore.
The whole thing is worth your time.