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ESPN ombudsman takes on MNF, trash talk, Spygate II

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diabeetus, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I really wish they would listen to her more. Another great one by Le Anne Schreiber.


  2. Do they really ever listen to her? She makes great points in these columns.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    This wasn't her best . . . which should indicate just how good she's been.

    They won't listen. That would spoil their cross-promoting, frat-house fantasy.
  4. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Still, damn, can she write - I just hope she isn't paid by the word, or ESPN will have to cut Scott Van Pelt...
  5. Damaramu

    Damaramu Member

    Van Pelt is good on everything except highlights. When he does highlights he gets nauseating.....then again they all do. They really sound like the most uncool people on the planet trying to be cool and hip when they do highlights. Especially Linda Cohn, she just sounds really uncomfortable when she tries to make a joke.

    Anyway bad to the ombudsman. She's really smart and makes great points. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier in the thread, it seems her points fall on deaf ears.
  6. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    How many companies or outlets actually listen to ombudsmen?
  7. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    I agree with that sentiment Damaramu, that's why those who ARE good at highlights — Dan Patrick, Olbermann, etc. — are so good. It's hard not to sound like a doofus when you're Twelve Toes Cohn though...
  8. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    her MNF critique is squishy

    who actually listens to the announcers anyway...

    hit the 'mute' button and enjoy
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Agree, not her strongest work, but that's hardly an indictment. I was puzzled to be reading an MNF critique in mid-February. If she was getting so many comments from readers, why not write this during the season?
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This stood out...

    "I also wonder if the escalation of on-air and online insult played a role in anchor Dana Jacobson's serious miscalculation about the bounds of off-air insult. Most of you who wrote me about reports of Jacobson's off-air comments at the roast in Atlantic City for ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike have already received a reply detailing what I know and think about that incident. Anyone interested can read that reply."

    It sounds like ESPN sort of censored her on that topic...
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    To me, it felt like an end-of-season report card, which is why it got held until now.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Right, GB-Hack. But this was a six-weeks-late report card (and yes, I know her column is roughly once-a-month). If someone published an MNF critique in a newspaper this week, readers would wonder "WTF?"
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