News flash from the Berto Center: It's all the media's fault.
At least, that's my interpretation of comments following Thursday's practice by a defiant Vinny Del Negro, who essentially said he was an easy target and understanding what ails the Bulls is above our pay grade.
"It's easy to sit back on the sidelines and everyone has these great ideas and people think they know what they're talking about," Del Negro said. "But until you live it and do it, no one has an idea.
"All you guys have to write and do your jobs and come up with stories and things, and that's all great and you have to do that. But you guys really don't know what it's like. You know what I mean, because you never done it."
I'm confused. Was that quote Del Negro or Spiro Agnew? Well, at least he didn't refer to us as nattering nabobs of negativity.
When asked if he's been subjected to unfair criticism, Del Negro said:
"Oh yeah, absolutely. But that's part of the deal. You can't take a position like this and not think you're gonna get criticized. That's part of the deal. If you can't live with the criticism and the heat, then you shouldn't take the job. You shouldn't be in pro sports. You have to be able to suck it up sometimes and understand it.
"I get frustrated, too, when we're not playing well and you're trying to find things that work. But you just have to keep on pounding the pavement and go to work."