By David Scott
Boston Sports Media Watch

Sorry folks, park’s closed today.

Scott’s Shots is embarking on a one-day journey with the good folks at CN8′s 7 p.m. “Out of Bounds” show as the one-hour nightly extravaganza hits Harrisonburg, Virginia on Friday night and lands on the campus of James Madison University (where UMass finds itself for a CN8-broadcast football contest on Saturday). Despite the inherent danger of putting Shots on any college campus, the road trip promises to be a load of fun and we’d encourage you to tune in for a substitute filling of Shots on-air and in-makeup.

[Disclaimer: I appear frequently on CN8's "Out of Bounds" shows, either at 7 p.m. or 11:30 p.m. Any and all shameless plugs are strictly that: Shameless and Pluggish. If there's a conflict of interest in there somewhere, my apologies. More likely, it's just the way of the media world circa 2008. Capiche?]

. . . In all likelihood, we’ll be out of pocket next week as well as some book duties dominate my schedule for the next few days. However, do check in periodically, as there is likely to be some movement on the Herald’s hirings front.

Thanks for your patience and enjoy the weekend.

Oh, and if you haven’t done so yet, read this Don Haskins tribute from Dan Wetzel.

Adios, Coach. Thanks for the coyote calling and beer can shooting lessons. Not to mention some of the best life lessons of all.

Don Julio for everyone and especially for a man who sometimes called himself, “Hon Daskins.”

David Scott writes from a seaside shanty on the shores of Hull, Mass. and can be reached at shotsATbostonsportsmediaDOTcom.

Scott’s first book, with Memphis Coach John Calipari, is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2009.