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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that thinks this media frenzy over an otherwise unnoteworthy professional basketball player is pretty ridiculous.

We’re upset it’s even in our paper, much less on the front page. Our theory is that the only reason the national media are causing such a fuss over it is so they can stay in Vail and put it on the company tab. If this had happened in Swampwater, La., you wouldn’t be hearing all about it.

Is he guilty? Of making too much money and thinking too highly of himself, maybe. We had that problem, too, when we first made the big time as daily columnists. All those men and women throwing themselves at us, snaking their fingers around our fat wallets as they whispered sweet nothings in our ears. It was horrible. Still is. No, seriously. Really.


We leave you this fine Friday with another insightful ponderance sent to us by Pat: Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don’t point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

If you can answer that, do so at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just record yourself doing the gotta-go-can’t-hold-it tap dance on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

We’re out at Wal-ly World waltzing with the mops to see how long it takes security to ask us to leave …

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