I know this probably belongs in the BB sub-forum, and if the mods feel strongly about it, I guess they can always move it, but I figured it wouldn't get much traffic there. so did anyone catch Rome's interview with NBA Commish David Stern? they both got a little testy. here's a link to it - though at this point it's all over the Internets. I think it's a cheap publicity stunt by Rome, and Stern called him out on it. yeah, the beating your wife question was a bit on the edge, but Rome asked Stern an absurd question that Stern couldn't answer correctly no matter how he answered it, and even by entertaining the question, he would lend credibility and legitimacy to an absurd claim - that the NBA lottery was fixed. so rather than answering the question, Stern retorted with an absurd question of his own (when did you stop beating your wife) to demonstrated the absurdity of Rome's question. by asking the question the way he asked it, Rome basically asked Stern if he was a crook, and his league crooked. what exactly did Rome expect? did he expect Stern to address the question seriously, especially given how he phrased it? of course not! yeah, Stern's response was a bit edgy, not exactly what you would expect from a league exec, but Rome and Stern have had back-and-forths like that before, so this wasn't totally out of nowhere. the funny part is that Rome understood the beating your wife comments for what it was (even though his "clones" don't seem to have a clue about it, and think the comment was about domestic violence), and although he didn't like it, it wasn't what really upset him. what upset him most was when Stern called his question a "cheap thrill" and then to make it worse, told Rome that he basically made a career of cheap thrills. which really offended Rome, but in my opinion, Stern was spot on (let's just ask "Chris" Everett what he thinks). Rome is like a stripper-turned-actress, who's trying desperately to hide his stripper past. he's trying very hard to transform himself into a serious sports journalist; the Barbara Walters of the sports world, but he will never be fit to even untie the shoes of even Bob Costas. still if you look at all the publicity he's getting from this, it proves Stern's comment about cheap thrills to be exactly spot on.