Reporter's rough day; Feeling the Spurs at work and at lunch

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I should've known Tuesday would be a challenge. The second day off in between Games 1 and 2 of the Jazz/Spurs Western Conference Quarterfinal, trying to find a new angle for SportsBeat Sunday and Monday's breakdown - analysis even suggested remedies for the Jazz.

My mind is clear, of ideas, so I get (uh-oh) creative.

Another 20 minute ride out of town to the Spurs practice facility to grab a few player interviews. Good news, MVP candidate Tony Parker is talking; bad news, I'm a bit too pushy, antsy, and rude (just a little) during our 30 on 1 interview. I sense an opening to wedge my question in (twice) unintentionally interrupting Parker. Finally he's had it and gracefully exposes me for what I was - pushy and inconsiderate.

Then I try to forget my interview struggles and hit the famous San Antonio River Walk, choosing to eat at "Dick's Last Resort", famous for a quick-witted and playfully abusive waiters. I just wanted to turn my day around, asking for ‘pie in the sky'. Well, what I got was a pie in the face.

It's much better to see it and hear it than read about it. So enjoy the attached video story.

As always hit me back about it or anything @tksportsbeat or if 140 characters isn't enough,

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