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Dennis Dodd interview tantrum

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. CBS' Dennis Dodd threw a bit of a Twitter tantrum after A. A. Ron Rodgers declined an interview with him.

    Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Dennis Dodd for Complaining About Not Getting an Interview After Wisconsin’s Win | The Big Lead

    Not only was Dodd irritated Rodgers declined to be interviewed, he questioned why Rodgers was on the media only floor, promising the NCAA and Basketball Writers Association would look into the matter.

    Jesus, a bit much I think. Get. A. Grip.

    I doubt Dodd will get much sympathy from fans. Wonder if he'll get much from his fellow reporters?
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Rodgers' response pretty much took care of everything:

  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I've known Dennis for years and like him a lot. Works hard, cares, yada yada.
    While his point about Rodgers (and others who get on the court) may be valid, pick your battles. That one isn't worth it. And Rodgers has the right to say no to any interview request he wants. I hope Dennis' reaction wasn't because he was peeved about Rodgers saying no.

    Aaron Rodgers is Aaron Rodgers. He'll get on the court. If that's the worst thing we have to deal with as we try and do our work, we're in pretty good shape.
    JackReacher likes this.
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Note to CBS:

    Hire me. I'm tantrum-free. :)

    EDIT: Just saw Moddy's note as he posted it. Sadly, I think he took to Twitter because he didn't get the interview. Aaron Rodgers, at least, has Wisconsin connections. It's better than, say, Jay-Z getting on the media floor because he can.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Even if Dodd had a legitimate gripe about working conditions, taking it to Twitter was the wrong idea. If he wants to file a complaint through the USBWA as to who should be credentialed, go right ahead. But getting into an online pissing match with an athlete as popular as Rodgers is a fight he can't win.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Dodd was in a morally outraged mood all night -- including his column, which included much pearl-clutching that a Badger motioned to his man parts to describe Sam Dekker.

    But before that ...


    Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs · 13h13 hours ago
    Aaron Rodgers in one of the biggest moments in the state's history -- ignoring how media has shaped his image -- "I'm not doing interviews"


    Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs · 11h11 hours ago
    Here's the equivalent of what A Rodgers did today. I crash his wedding to Olivia because I'm a big "fan."


    Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs · 11h11 hours ago
    Love how Twitter boils down reasoned rational thought into bullet points.
    Double Down likes this.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    God forbid the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of Wisconsin's professional football team attends, and roots for, Wisconsin's Final 4 basketball team.

    I just don't get it sometimes.
  8. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    The social media lesson continues: Never tweet when angry.
  9. EddieM

    EddieM Member

    Unless we're counting the State Farm ad execs as part of "the media," I think Dodd is giving us too much credit for Rodgers' reputation/image.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  11. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Tweeted by NCAA's David Worlock this morning:

    Also, I'm reasonably sure the USBWA (that's one A, Mr. Dodd) has enough issues of its own without worrying about media access to vacationing NFL quarterbacks.
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    The whole thing was ridiculous. Glad to see Dodd get out in his place.
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