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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Feb 5, 2007.


How do you feel about the expanded coverage of high school recruiting

Poll closed Feb 9, 2007.
  1. Love it; can't get enough

  2. Hate it; more work for me and get a damn life people

  3. Doesn't bother me either way.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Does it make your job tougher? Can you get enough?
    Do you laugh at people so consumed by it that they feel the season is lost by not getting a recruit they have never seen play?
    With letter of intent day coming up... what do you think?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I voted love it. Personally, I don't give a crap.

    But at some point we need to give the readers what they want, not what makes our job easier or more pleasant.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Question wasn't about the readers; it was about your personal feelings... ;)
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I don't mind it. It's part of the job, after all, and something our readers enjoy. But each year that passes, there is a part of me that feels weirder and weirder about obsessing over where high school kids are going to college.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Fine with me. Recruiting has been a cottage industry for probably 50 years now in the South.

    When the kid commits, do the story then. As long as he doesn't change his mind, send the photog out on the morning of signing day for the ol' grip and grin, and you can sleep the sleep of the just — because your job is long done.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So you're the reason newspapers are doomed. I shoulda known.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Pretty much, yeah...
  8. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    I just hate bothering the kids because I know they're getting calls almost every night from Rivals and Scout plus their hometown newspapers and probably some stray independent sites, as well.

    I understand why people care, though, because I'm the same person who obsesses over Baseball America's top 30 prospect guide on my leisure time. Sports is more enjoyable when you're an aggressive rather than a passive spectator.
  9. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Most of the time I don't mind it, but it does get annoying when coaches you know and trust as one of "good guys" are torn to shreds on online message boards by random idiots. What did he do? A kid from his school reneged on his commitment after a coaching change.
    And the kid who just made a decision for what was best for him over the next four years is called everything under the sun as well.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Fuck recruiting coverage.

    I'm not talking about signing day coverage. I'm talking about "Johnny Tailback verbally commits to State U" stories back in September. All that should get is a brief, since it's non-binding and there's a very chance Little Johnny might change his mind in a few months.
  11. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I cover colleges and I do the basics -- verbals, signings and perhaps a story on a recruit or two if they're either big-time or local so I can go watch them play.

    Beyond that, forget it. The douchenozzle fans all go running to those internet sites for that shit.
  12. AFineLightBeer

    AFineLightBeer New Member

    Scout and Rivals are great sources of information. I think next week I'll go talk to stripper to get advice about my marriage.
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