posted at 8/15/2013 9:42 AM EDT
In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to BostonSportsFan111's comment:
Schefter is good, no doubt about that. But your other 'Brady Will Play' thread where you repost a tweet is why people people are down on the media. "Sources say Brady will practice and play"... "pending re-examination." Since he doesn't cite his 'sources', that is basically the same as "Uhhhhh, I gotta post something so I look credible. I'm guessing Brady might practice tomorrow and play in Fridays game based on what I heard Joey say at the bar last night, but I'll cover myself in case he doesn't so no one can say I didn't do my job". YAY!! ESPN had that first!!
Understand your criticism, but that does not happen with any credible source such as ESPN, BDC or Sports Ill and the like
I take it 100% the opposite of your take on it...."unnamed sources" when ESPN reports it means the info is from the inside, and the supplier of the info does not want his job on the line. It could even mean BB threw the fans a bone and "leaked" the info.
You mean like the time Tom Jackson proclaimed that BB had lost the entire Patriot locker room by letting Lawyer malloy go?
To be fair ESPN has some really good reporters but the majority of their programming has become the TMZ of sports.
It is to bad because guys like Bob Lee are very good at their trade.
you need to seperate the TV entertainment and the reported news. granted, due to the diversity and enormity of ESPN, sometimes that is hard to do...Jackson is an entertainer...Werder and Schefter are reporters...reporters report facts and no editor goes to the public with out double checked sources...Jackson, Steven A are entertaining you(or not) and trying to get you to watch them...I always thought there were 2 TJacksons, the guy on Sunday night with Berman, and the guy on Monday night with the gang of CC, Key etc....almost polar opposites...I never respected him for doing that. Say what you want about Steven A...but his ratings are very good(his style is not to my liking)