Friday, October 5, 2007

Different Perspective on Watson

On Wednesday, I did a feature on Sonics guard Earl Watson's new philosophy this season. I thought it was interesting to see Gary Washburn of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer take an entirely different approach to a similar Watson feature in today's paper. Washburn discussed Watson's renewed focus on fitness.
"I feel way better. The first week I started, I obviously started losing
weight and the energy was just there," he said. "It's amazing. I was doing a lot
(of working out) during the day. And I still had energy.

"Pilates is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. You do like
10 sit-ups and your body's shaking because of the way you're doing them and how
you breathe."

During training camp, the beat writers know that they are going over much of the same territory, so it's important to be creative in looking for storylines.