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College athlete stupidity revealed...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hugitout, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. hugitout

    hugitout New Member

    Interesting stuff, esp. the photos. Don't know whether to be scared of the athletes for doing this stuff or for not knowing others can see it.

  2. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    uh, every major newspaper in the country has done this story. not on those guys in particular but on the teams they cover. we've had a few SportsJournalists.com threads on it, too.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Tom Izzo, First Amendment scholar?

  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Or, in other words, "if it isn't fawning ass-kissery, apple-polishing, and incessant media slurpfests, I hate this stuff."
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Yeah. It was because of one of the SportsJournalists.com threads that I decided I needed to make my myspace profile private. you just never know.
  6. chitown

    chitown New Member

    Hmmmm. Anyone else think the originator of this post is the author of the article? Hugitout just registered and first order of business was to start this thread? Riiiiiight.
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Well, if chitown is right, the guy will be pissed at me here in a second. I say it's a dick move to write that story and run that pic. It's roughly tantamount to writing a story about the quarterback calling someone a fag in the lockerroom or blowing up some other bullshit non-story. It's not news unless it's new, and if he was smart he would save that pic until the kid shoots one of his teammates in a drunken haze and then use it. Enough with the gotcha bullshit that only makes them more wary of us.
  8. Beer_Baron

    Beer_Baron Member

    Knoxville's paper went beyond that. They did a Myspace story back in August, and the Web version included links to every UT football player's Myspace and Facebook site.
  9. KP

    KP Active Member

    You want to call out Johnny Athlete for dropping an n-bomb or calling someone a fag on their personal web space fine, but if Joe Athlete had a myspace page like millions others, I don't give a shit.

    Now, you want to scroll through them and see if State U QB has 42 14- 16-year old girls as friends, stick it in your back pocket until the time he gets dragged into court for hooking up with someone underage. Then show your hand.
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Note to God...

    Thank you sir for allowing me to grow up and play college athletics before the era of the internet. It is only by your grace that me and a whole lot of others like me were able to do the immature, idiotic, silly, "thinking we're cool or humorous" type stuff that kids that age do in private and thus did not have to worry about sanctimonious and/or self-important reporters and wannabe reporters acting as if they are Woodward and Bernstein when they write stories about them. College kids do silly things,sometimes without thinking, and for the most part they are having them same kind of harmless fun most of us had.

    Signed me.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    What's myspace?
  12. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    Another typical example of anti-gun journalists not knowing shit from apple butter.

    Mike Bacon is posing with a shotgun — not a rifle.
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