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Reporters wearing local team apparel?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by a_rosenthal, May 22, 2007.

  1. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    What are some policies on reporters/columnists wearing local team apparel?
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Um ...

  3. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    i try not to wear the same colors as teams on the high school beat I had and the other reporters in my area did the same, yet I go to a major college game and see a hundred dimwits decked out like they do all their shopping at the school bookstore.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I strongly counsel against it.

    Never been an issue and never expect it to be – here, anyway.
  5. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Happened to me yesterday. I rarely give much thought to how I dress, but it occurred to me as I was walking out the door that my shirt was orange, the same as Local School's main color. I turned around and made a quick change to a white shirt.
    As for the original question, I would say it's OK, well, never.
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    team apparel? fuckin never. be professional.
  7. I remember one football season I covered a big ACC school. Walked in the press box and every fucking dope in there has either a shirt that is the team's colors on or a shirt with the team's logo on it. Talk about objective journalism. A fucking disgrace is what I call it.
  8. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    I might wear a polo shirt of the local NFL or MLB team, but not while I'm covering one of those games (which doesn't happen often). As far as the local teams, I try to keep my outfit neutral.
  9. MonitorLizard

    MonitorLizard Member

    Is this really so hard to figure out that it merits a thread a week?
  10. believe it or not, there are guys on my beat who wear local team stuff -- not the team we cover but other pro teams in town.

    flabby bumbling giggling fanboy douchebags
  11. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    What about a columnist going to cover random events and appearing in public in a Local College's windbreaker? That was more my concern.
  12. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    No shit. there was a 3-4 pager on this just a couple of weeks ago.
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