I fear my previous FanShot on Bee columnist Ailene Voisin's assertion that Colleen Maloof, the matriarch of the Maloof family, is unhappy with Geoff Petrie and wants her sons to stop "drinking his Kool-Aid" was a bit too panicked and lacking in any sense of perspective.
Thankfully, our friends section214 and rbiegler hit the right notes in the comments. They deserve full attention. First 214:
You would think that with Colleen Maloff becoming "increasingly vocal" that Voisin could have culled at least one quote.
What I appreciate about Ms. Voisin is her restraint when it comes to pushing her own agendas. Geoff Petrie’s tenure as GM has been mired in mediocrity of late due in no small part to his refusals to hire WNBA Championship coach John Whisenant and pillar of franchise stability Larry Brown. Those are facts.
However, I think she could have solidified her argument if she’d also made mention of Petrie’s inability to consider Bill Laimbeer as a coaching candidate. Yet another objectively sound idea in no way connected to the purely notional musings of a sports writer excessively fond of notional musings.
Somewhere in Iowa Mark Kreidler is crying.
Since Voisin's editors won't vet her columns for sourcing and rationality, I guess it's up to us at Sactown Royalty to do so. A sad state of affairs, really.