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SI wants to make coaches' ballots public

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SockPuppet, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Apologies if this is a DB ... Sports Illustrated will file FOIs to obtain 51 ballots (public unversities) in this year's coaches' poll. AFCA executive director Grant Teaff just cancelled his subscription. You go, SI.

  2. apseloser

    apseloser Member

    Old idea. Both AJC and Fort Worth did this five years ago.
  3. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Sorry, but I beg to differ. FOIs for every coach's ballot every week? Can't say I remember that happening. Maybe asking for the final poll votes, but not every week.
  4. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Good god, who gives a fuck.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Considering that Steve Spurrier punted voting for the preseason all-SEC team and the flunky who got the task didn't vote for Tebow at quarterback, plus some of the blatant homer votes we've seen over the years when the final votes in the sports information directors, uh, coaches poll, have been released, I for one, do care.

    Curious what SI's legal theory is for this being FOIA-worthy.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I put this on Slappy's poll thread, but I guess it should go here, too....

    South Florida's coach posted his preaseason ballot on the school's athletic site.


    Ole Miss not ranked. Florida State 10th. Interesting.
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