Let's say I had a car wreck. Asked by the press to describe it, let's say I said, "Well, I burned my legs pretty bad. I cracked my ribs on the steering wheel. I cut my arms as I was partially thrown through the windshield. And I had a concussion, too. But I survived."
Would the last sentence really have anything to do with the description of the wreck? Would you say, "See, he's glad he had the wreck, nothing bad happened to him?"
I'm amazed at the self-delusional links fans will go to in order to say someone is "fixing" the news in an effort to run down their sorry team.
The flat-out stupidity of anyone who thinks the last line of that quote had anything to do with the message Poole was sending is beyond measurement.
And as for the ridiculous, "a journalist wouldn't do that," you do realize that the quotes you read and hear every day are edited, don't you? Unless Poole had a very short interview and only said what was reported in The Knoxville News Sentinel, then one of their journalists also edited the quotes.
Oh, so pathetic.