So Dakota Schmidt (@dakota_schmidt) wrote a terrific preview for tonight’s game between the Timberwolves and Bucks.
He noted that the matchup (see above) between Nikola Pekovic and Larry Sanders would go a long way toward determining the outcome. He also noted the relative closeness of the two teams in terms of performance metrics despite the fact that the Bucks are likely soon headed to the playoffs and the Timberwolves are sitting nearly 20 games below .500. He inserted the numbers (see below) to prove it.
He did some other things do, but I’ve forgotten them because I’m not a robot.
All in all, it was a worthy post.
And I deleted it.
Not intentionally, of course. Dakota is an excellent writer, but he occasionally lapses into radio speak because he is in broadcasting school. I try to edit his stuff — not into a mirror image of AP style, mind you, but into a passable version of it. (And yes, I’m breaking every style rule with this post anyway.)
When I edited his post early this morning, I tried to insert the above photo and zapped everything other word of text from the post. Thank you, WordPress. There was no ‘Undo’ functionality. There were no saved revisions (even though it had most definitely been saved as a draft hours before).
Since I take this ‘words on a screen’ thing pretty seriously, I feel awful about it. It’s as if Dakota cooked a meal for ten people and I rushed into the kitchen and threw it all in the trash. Or as if Dakota created a Scott Skiles-type game plan then asked me (playing the role of Stephen Jackson) to implement it. Dangit.
So I owe you a beer, Dakota. You can have it as soon as you’re legal.