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One hell of a coverage area

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Greg Rajan, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Greg Rajan

    Greg Rajan New Member

  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Re: That's one hell of a coverage area

    Might he be saying he covered a HS game Manziel played in rather than saying he covered Manziel's team on a regular basis?
  3. Southwinds

    Southwinds Member

    Or perhaps he worked at another paper?
  4. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Member

    This is what I'm thinking ... a HS game or two (or five) ... and probably having occasion to pay more attention to him than other HS quarterbacks in the state. Maybe blogged about him. I didn't get the impression he was saying it was his regular beat.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Nah, Solomon's been at the Houston Chronicle for years. According to their schedule on MaxPreps.com, Tivy didn't play any games east of Austin in Manziel's senior year, though they did play Austin-Lake Travis twice, and that's theoretically the kind of big state-wide game the Chron could have staffed.

  6. Greg Rajan

    Greg Rajan New Member

    Very true, Snake. As a Texas sports editor, it'd be great to be able to cover marquee out-of-area games like that. I'm jealous of those who get to do that.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Didn't they go to state? I imagine a paper like the Houston Chronicle would cover an event like the state football championship.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I don't think so (at least not his senior year), but he set all kinds of individual records, so he's the kind of player reporters from all over the state would probably come cover at some point.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Plenty of people define covering a player as sitting in a press box at a game or two the guy played in.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Maybe he dialed long distance.

  11. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Just bored enough to do a pretty extensive database search, and I couldn't find any Solomon pieces mentioning Kerrville Tivy during the time Manziel was there.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Maybe he "covered" him for another outlet, like a recruiting mag or Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
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