This is Brian Martin, deputy sports editor, chiming in just to clear up a couple of things.
First of all, Jon Gold was given a few days off at the end of last week. Jill Painter — in addition to spending all week teaming to write an expansive feature about UCLA’s 88-game winning streak — agreed to cover Saturday’s game vs. BYU in the John R. Wooden Classic.
We don’t feel like we should have to post reporters’ schedules here, nor should we have to explain why they’re taking days off. Worth noting is this: Even on his day off, Jon still reported on the firing of defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and receivers coach Reggie Moore. But apparently that wasn’t enough.
We shouldn’t have to come to this blog and insist on a certain code of behavior. From here on out, the personal attacks will no longer be tolerated. This is a free blog after all — please check your sense of entitlement at the door.
I’m not sure what some people are trying to accomplish. We realize most of you are passionate Bruins fans. We know there will be joking around and trash-talking, but please keep the personal digs to yourselves.
Thanks … and a safe and happy holidays to all.