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This Is Piss Poor Coverage From The Dallas Morning News

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by shawn-o-meter, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. shawn-o-meter

    shawn-o-meter New Member

    The SWAC championship game at that. NO PHOTOS!! or anything!!

    As much as I hate the Arkansas Democrat they would have given the tournament much more coverage than this.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/col...-ncaa-bid-.ece
     
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member


    There might be a little more going on in Dallas this time of year.
     
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Uh, now the link is broken. Doesn't go anywhere.
     
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    really? this is the fight you want to pick with the dmn? the swac tourney?
     
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I was hoping for an America East photo, but the DMN let me down.
     
  6. shawn-o-meter

    shawn-o-meter New Member

    Yeah. It is the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME and the tournament is in the area. SWAC fans care just as much about fan bases from other universities. I just don't understand the slight!
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    A lot of trolls are hanging around here lately ...
     
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i bet the attendance was a lot higher for the uil championship games
     
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    SWAC fans try just as hard as everybody else!
    To help you understand "the slight," allow me to point out a few things:
    1) Texas, which has a fan base roughly 10 times larger than all of the SWAC schools put together, was playing for the Big 12 championship on the same night.
    2) There were some high school basketball championship games, apparently involving Dallas-area teams, on the same night.
    3) The Mavericks were home against the Lakers, a game attended by nearly 21,000 people -- probably the same amount that attended the seven games of the SWAC tournament combined (and that's probably being generous to the SWAC).
    4) The SWAC championship game pitted a team from Alabama against a team from Louisiana. The fact that there was even a staff-written story should make SWAC fans ecstatic.
     
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    What fan bases do SWAC fans care just as much about, then? Do tell.
     
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I thought someone was bumping up the thread from football season.
     
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This.

    And as an addendum to No. 4, the fans from Alabama and Louisiana are most likely to buy the Sunday paper off the rack (unless its at the door of their hotel room), and that's it. Longhorns, preps and Mavs are of greater interest to the DMN's core audience than out-of-Texas SWAC teams.
     
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