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Gotta be the first

Posted on: February 24, 2008 2:15 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2008 3:47 am

Do you all ever notice how the sports reporters need to be the first to put something in print? The son of Howie Long is already being put into the hall of fame by dillusional reporters. The poor kid has not even played a down in the NFL, or even in a BIG college football game.

Help me out in calling out poorly written articles when you see them.


Buster out!

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Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 4:12 pm

Gotta be the first

Alot of the time they are just trying to fill time.  There are like 20 sports channels now.  Remember when we could only watch 1 or 2 games a week?

If it wern't for all of the bad reporting we would be back in that now.  I'll turn off the bad to keep the good.

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 4:05 pm

Gotta be the first

The rumors surrounding the Raiders every off-season gets old...

Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 3:47 pm

Gotta be the first

to praise and also to put a huge amount of pressure on an athlete. I just roll my eyes but cannot get over folks asking Gordon if his daughter is going to be a NASCAR racer or Woods how soon Sam will get her first clubs or to be critical of Jordan's son on the court.

I don't have a specific article as these are all recent television announcers attempting to "think'.

Thought provoking blog and will see you around soon .

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2008 3:02 am
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Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 10:59 am

Gotta be the first

That article was a hoot.  Is he saying 6 NBA titles are crap compared to a golfer......a golfer.......a guy that has mastered the art of swinging a club a a little ball with complete silence and no one blocking trhe hole. 

He is as bad as Mussberger and Dierdorf with a little Darryl Waltrip mixed in.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2008 9:31 pm

Gotta be the first

You're right, Buster, they do annoint saviors quickly in the sports pages, only to bail on them at the first sign of trouble.  I don't think the praise is out of order, or undue, it's the back-stabbing "you really choked/blew it/never deserved the praise in the first place" articles that can destroy these poor kids.

On another note, check out this article from today's Chicago Sun-Times:

When I saw it today, I literally laughed out loud, after my last post and all.

Mariotti must have been wetting himself as he wrote it.


Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2008 3:46 am

Gotta be the first

I hear ya, I just get tired of the undo pressure this type of media coverage puts on a kid.  Not all of the kids going pro have a father who has been through the experience to help them along the way.  Prime example is Pryor, no college experience but is expected to save Mishigan if he chooses them,  step in for Perrilouix and not have LSU miss a beat.  You watch and see how effective he is with the added pressure of being the next Vince Young.  I only wish the would let them develop a little before hanging the weight of the University or Franchise on them.  Reporters need to ease up on the comparisons until they are warranted.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2008 5:59 pm

Gotta be the first

I gotta say, Buster, it could be worse.  At least they're going out on a limb.  Here in Chi-Town we have the "great" Jay Mariotti who only bashes players/teams unless it's a safe bet.  He falls all over guys like Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, but has nothing good to say about anyone else.  You've probably seen him on "Around the Horn" on ESPN in the afternoons.  He's a real tool.  

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