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Ripping other scribes...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mighty_Wingman, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    I was going to post this on the Jeff Jacobs thread, but I didn't want to interrupt the debate about how to address coaches. So here we go.

    In this week's Sports Illustrated, SportsJournalists.com board fave Austin Murphy goes out of his way to bash some Florida beat guy...makes it his lead, in fact. Very strange, and totally pointless.

    Murphy wrote a story about how Florida has bounced back from its midseason loss to Auburn, and it's all because Urban Meyer didn't quit on Chris Leak. He's describing the scene in the postgame interview room:

    Later in the story, he refers to the same reporter as "Windbreaker."

    So let's recap, Austin: A reporter is a jerk for "baiting" Urban Meyer by wondering why a four-year starter would play like dogshit in a big game.

    Because he dares to question the great and wise Urban, you have a right -- or a duty! -- to make fun of what he's wearing. When you're finished with that, you call him a homer for good measure, then get back to blowing Urban Meyer, one of the biggest shithead coaches in America.


    (And no, for the record, I don't cover UF. Nor do I have any idea which of the Florida hacks Murphy's talking about in this story. Nor do I care.)
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i got a good idea who it may be -- but the more important question is how did windbreaker address meyer, as 'urban' or as 'coach'?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I think it's funny. It's also why I never wear ill-gotten booty to sports events. I sell it on ebay.
  4. hackhack

    hackhack New Member

    want respect? don't wear graft.
  5. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i hope that's a joke
  6. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    All too true. And the guys -- there are a lot of them out there -- who are total whores for the graft are embarassing.

    BUT, this is a story in Sports Illustrated, two months after the fact, about Meyer's and Leak's relationship. Bashing some dude for daring to ask Meyer why his quarterback played well isn't just unnecessary for the story, it's downright stupid. Not to mention, for lack of a better word, tacky.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It is. Of course I wear it to games. I like to blend in.
  8. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Austin must have been reading some SJ before deadline, and felt left out. One needn't go further than here to see some good examples of fellow-journalist ripping. :)
  9. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    True. But my whole point is that there's a time and a place.

    Well, I guess that was one of my points, the other being that Austin Murphy is a dick. But whatever.
  10. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    However in Chicago, scribes wripping on each other is sport
  11. the clown shouldn't have been wearing the jacket
  12. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    I feel like we're missing the point here. Sure, the guy shouldn't have been wearing the jacket.

    But am I the only one bothered by Murphy ripping the guy for asking a totally reasonable post-game question?
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