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The anti-Boldin: Why doesn't ESPN do this story?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Twoback, May 2, 2009.

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  1. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member


    Willie Parker is in the final year of his contract, but showed up for mini-camp and is looking forward to the 2009 season.
    Isn't that enough of a departure to be worthy of a spot on SportsCenter? Or do they only cover the dillweeds?

    "That will take care of itself," he said of his contract situation. "The Steelers gave me a chance and I am proud and happy to be a Steeler. That's all I can say about that. Whatever happens, happens. As of right now, I am just getting ready for this season and have to make the best of it."
  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Probably worth a quick little blurb, but it's not worth a big story.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    And that ... is the sad thing.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What's the story?
  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Wow, do you ever drink the Steeler kool aid. How is this even remotely a national story.

    Lets look at his stats last year 791 yds, 3.8 per carry and injured. I would say he had no choice but to show up to camp, not much leverage there.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Wait a minute ... you mean a guy under contract showed up at mini-camp?
    Holy shit! Stop the freaking presses!
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Willie Parker is going to have a tough enough time staying on the team in 2010, forget about getting a new contract. Look at his YPC, it has dropped with every year of wear and tear, and the Steelers are on a constant search for a guy who can actually carry the ball over the goal line. This is 0 percent like the Boldin situation.
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  9. Notepad

    Notepad Member

    Local story, not a national story.
    I don't know how others feel on this board, but Ed Bouchette has always struck me as a damn solid beat guy.
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  11. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    How is Anquan Boldin an everyday story, then?
    Every single day.
    Every single day.
    Dude's the second-best receiver on his team, and it never ends.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    because there is actually a story there. Overkill, probably but no more than anything else ESPN does.Teams have been trying to aquire Boldin. Have teams been trying to aquire Parker. Whats the story in a running back coming to camp who is under contract. A running back who has no leverage.
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