Don't short but start buying puts before earnings.
remember last earnings? 55 point drop
and went much higher the next day while AAPL got clobbered.
you wouldn't happen to be an "Einhorn" gan with an altenative ID called ex-goldbug now would you? lol!
that would be a gs call to round up the final lot of put buying crackheadz where they will be found insolvant the friday before the monday or tuesday it TANKS... Too funny.
The play is to take it up before taking it down IMHO. The real losers will be all the call buyers over the past few months...