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AP dumps voter ... and it isn't Whitlock

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jay_christley, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    If you're talking about Whitlock, it would be a shame not to have some fun with that. It's the very least we can do considering he's anointed himself as a media watchdog.

    If you're about talking the other guy, I'm not familiar with him outside this thread.
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    oh, sure, whitlock admitted it and i understand that. but the glee some people have when someone admits a mistake amazes me
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    The glee comes more from the WHO than the WHAT.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Yeah, when someone tells you again and again how great he is (without you having asked), it's only natural to revel in it when he fucks up.
  5. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    my point exactly
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    The issue, though, Hoops, is because Whit has developed something of a reputation here that many people aren't real hot with. If he'd been everyone's all-American, it's doubtful they'd have been as gleeful.
  7. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    great way for journalists to act

    i'm always entertained by people who don't get the joke whitlock makes here... and, well, i'm guessing here, he's laughing his ass off about this one, too. because it's proving his point
  8. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    So, you've never been working on game day, watched a piece of a game earlier in the day where some team was beating another, and later asked somebody, "Did Texas Tech hang on?" and accept what you received as the truth and think little more about it?

    Now, the reason I might accept it as the truth is BECAUSE IT IS FOOTBALL AND NOT THAT IMPORTANT in the big scheme of things. Let's say it was "did the mayor really get charged with rape" ... well, that might be one I make sure I go look up for myself before taking it to print. As for a football score, yeah, I'll take someone else's word for it because it's just not that big a deal. Do I try to take more care with facts on a regular basis? Sure, but in a busy business you occasionally have to prioritize. The guy screwed up, no doubt, but it hardly makes him a bad pollster.

    AP wants to shitcan this guy for it, fair 'nuff, but I am guessing bigger travesties happen regularly ... like every time somebody votes Boise State into the Top 15.
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Unless, of course, it's your job to know, which would be very important in the big scheme of things.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but if you don't take the job of voting in the AP poll serious enough to check a freakin' score, someone else needs to be voting.

    It's OK for me to casually ask about a score, hear something erroneous and be surprised later because, well, it's just a score and who cares. But if I'm an AP voter, there is no excuse for it. I'm supposed to find out before I vote.
  11. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Bullshit. Times-Pic does home delivery in Baton Rouge, there are boxes all over the city and at most gas stations/news stands/hotels/etc. It was that way before Katrina and nothing's changed since then.
  12. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Damn, Oz, sorry about that. I musta skipped right over that post on the first page.

    Correction: Oz is da man.
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