Never mind TMZ chasing Tom Brady through the streets of the East Village. We’ve seen separate items today about Wally Szczerbiak blowing off the Daily Oklahoman and Brandon Inge avoiding the phone calls of the Detroit News’ Lynne Henning.

Without denying the right of any athlete to their privacy, let’s spare a thought for the long suffering journalists. Being told Wally Sczerbiak won’t talk to you in 2008 is kind of like learning Foghat won’t allow flash photography.