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The Media

Posted on: December 21, 2008 2:46 pm

I know that the Media has to write something, or say something, but it seems that there are so many of the media types that there is only so many that have something to say. That leaves all the others to have to come up with something new

It used to be that the sports media just reported what happened in a game.  You know the stats and who did what to win a game.  Anymore it  seems like just reporting  the game as it happened is not enough.  They have to report there opinion  So if I grew up in Ohio I am probably going to be a little bias for Ohio, or in Michigan,  Michigan,  Texas,Texas. This  is OK on a local level. It should be that you can hear whats going on with your local teams. But its moved to a national level and it effects the game in a dramatic way. The poles are tainted any more. The Heisman.  Which conference is the best. Which to me ruens conference rivalries. How can I hope Michigan gets beat when if they get beat, my team will be judged by Michigan's lose. as if we lost.  This all gives the media more to talk about, and gives me more of a headache

Some will probably say that this is all good, but I being a little older long for the way it was when I was a kid. When I could wish that Michigan would lose ever game,  Those were the days when if you didn't win your conference you didn't go to a bowl game. That gave you even more reason to hate teams in your conferences

Thank you sports media for taking away one of my favorite things to do root against Michigan

Category: NCAAF

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 11:56 am

The Media

Sorry, I guess I wasn't very clear. I assumed that, everyone knew that I was talking about the sports media. And mainly ESPN,  ESPN has good in it, but you have the bad as well. Its good that they have a lot of games, that normally we wouldn't see. Its bad when I have to listen to some guy that has little experience in sports give me his opinion on sports.  Most of it is bias, toward his team. and seeing that ESPN is located in the North East. Its all about NY or teams from that area.  I know that their is a large sports market up there, but its not the only marked.  I dont care much about what NY teams are doing. but when you listen to ESPN. The 1st thing you hear is what NY is doing then they might do the rest of the country. I really don't see any way this will change. It's just the way it is.  Also its not just ESPN. Its most sports outlets.

Not all sports media is bad, There are many good Sports reporters, I'm talking about the bottom,

I hope this made my point clearer



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2008 9:43 pm

The Media

I don't get your point. First off, who is this Media person? It's a collection of thousands of people. It's like saying I don't like the Post Office.

Second, in the old days TV wasn't at every game and ESPN didn't replay the highlights dozens of times. The "media" had to report what happened at the game because otherwise you wouldn't know.

Now, to stay relevant reporters have to find the stories underneath the results. The old days were easy for reporters -- Reds win 4-2 on home run by John Bench. Today, it's a lot tougher to get people to read.

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