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Laughing in the face of a loss or why reporters get a bad rap

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Seriously?
    Laughter during a loss becomes fodder for a gamer?
    Sorry, I disagree and think the reporter and others made much ado about nothing.

    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/2010/11/29/20101129arizona-cardinals-lose-6th-straight-game-last-place.html

    There is video of the post-game presser exchange between the reporter and Anderson.
    I think the reporter is 100 percent wrong in this case.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Glad the reporter had the balls to ask rather than join the group as a stenographer. The analysts were talking about it during the broadcast. It's fair game to ask the person who was doing the laughing what it was all about.
     
  3. Craig Sagers Tailor

    Craig Sagers Tailor Active Member

    The question was fair, but Anderson answered him on the first try. There was no need to keep poking at it.
     
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Aren't most press conferences the same question asked 10 different ways?
     
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Bingo.

    That reporter sounded like a douche. "But, but, but...coach Gruden was talking about it!!!"
     
  6. Kato

    Kato Active Member

    It's definitely fair game, and I thought the reporter handled it well.

    What I don't like is that a 15-second snippet of "something" happening on the sidelines gets interpreted and analyzed, in all likelihood, completely out of context. MNF showed Anderson smiling and laughing and Gruden went off on him, saying he hates it when losing players aren't all pissed off on the sidelines.

    It was 15 seconds! If you have 3 hours of Anderson laughing and joking on the sidelines while he's playing a miserable game, then, yeah, go after him Gruden. But it was a quick snippet. No different than two players yelling at each other after a play. Are they arguing for 3 hours? Is it loud in the stadium. How about some context, people?

    Instead, Gruden goes off, fans tweet the beat guys saying Anderson's attitude is outrageous, and the beat guy ends up being the only guy with enough guts to ask about the so-called controversy. Then he looks like the bad guy and gets ripped all night and today. No criticism for Gruden, though, who essentially made this an issue?
     
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    50 consecutive sellouts ? In Arizona? For that franchise?

    Why?
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    That lineman is 10 times more valuable to the future of the Cards than Anderson. Every game Anderson starts at QB is essentially a failure until they can draft or acquire a decent signal caller.
     
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    They were electric the last 2-3 seasons with Warner at the helm. Still that only explains about 25 of the sellouts.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    That stadium is pretty awesome, but that number sounds very fishy.

    http://www.stubhub.com/arizona-cardinals-tickets/cardinals-vs-rams-university-of-phoenix-stadium-957287/

    Over 7,000 tickets available on Stubhub for the next game.
     
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    But those 7,000 tickets have already been bought by someone. They're just re-selling them through SH.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Somers is a great guy and one of the best beat writers out there.
     
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