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Friday, May 02, 2008

Jimmy Fox, Voice of Reason

From Inside the Kings:

7. Which former player was the most challenging to deal with off the ice, and why?

Jim Fox: In a different kind of way, Jeremy Roenick was the most challenging, and this is very difficult for me to explain, but I'll give it a try. Not because he was hard to get along with - nothing could be further than the truth - JR was always willing to help and answer questions at any time, it was challenging because so much was expected of him and he did not deliver. He came to camp out of shape and that affected him the whole season. He also started to complain about his "skates" and the way they were sharpened. There is no doubt that a player's skates are the most important part of equipment, and I would have put more credence into this, if only he had been in shape to start out with. It was "challenging" to deal with his situation because he was not very effective on-the-ice. I want to be clear: At no time did JR ever shy away from the media and was always accessible. I just felt very uncomfortable covering the situation because JR is such a good guy to be around. But he was unprepared as a professional to give his all for the team.

I just nodded so hard I nearly broke my neck.

Stars suck!


Earl Sleek said...

Hmm, maybe JR was Mike Chen's boss.

Did he turn 150 points into about 800 pounds with a lot of standing around?

Mike said...

Good interview:

9. What is the most bizarre thing to happen on the ice or in the arena while you were on the air?

Daryl Evans: Nothing really comes to mind.

Reminds of a quote from Major League: "He's not the best color guy in the league for nothing, folks!"

matt in dallas said...

JR sucks. I hope he decides to Head a puck out of the zone again. Except this time using his eyeball.