NJ.com takist Randy Miller was reminded that there are different laws in Colorado when he took a walk during Tuesday’s off day.
In the thin air were stenches of marijuana on a record-setting cold day for Denver, which dropped to minus-19 at night.
“I smelled it in the street a little bit, but I guess it’s one of those things that’s probably new to a lot of people from out of state,” the piping hot takist said after the the Philadelphia beat writers’ morning Super Friends meeting Wednesday.
If the beat writers want to break in 2015 by getting high, they’ll have the opportunity. They won’t leave town until New Year’s Day and pot has been legal in the [sic] Colorado since November 2012. A pot stores [sic], in fact, is close to the beat writers’ hotel in downtown Denver.
“It’s not my cup of tea, but they went through the democratic process and now it became a law, so that’s America,” Miller said.
Usually the beat writers head straight to the airport to catch a flight immediately after road games, but they opted to spend New Year’s Eve in Denver after Wednesday night’s game with the Colorado Avalanche instead of flying to Carolina for Tuesday’s game [sic — the Flyers play Carolina on Friday].
Will NJ.com editor Kevin Whitmer say anything to his beat writers about this?
“I don’t talk to them,” he said. “Our beat writer corps is discipline [sic]. I think they do a good job of picking their spots and doing the right things — which is writing piping hot takes about non stories like the Flyers going to a state where pot is legal.
“We all know it’s New Year’s Eve and all that, but we’ve got takes … back-to-back takes that we have to crank out. It’s important.”
**Editor’s note: The above was a pretty much word for word article written by NJ.com’s Randy Miller, where I just replaced names to make it about him instead of the Flyers. You can read the original trashy take here.**