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TMQ: We Don't Care About Facts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Knighthawk, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    This isn't an entire paragraph, but he still manages to make several factual errors.

    1) The Lions were playing eight and nine-man fronts before Cutler went out - it wasn't a switch for Ramsey.

    2) The score was never 34-0. It was 37-0 when Kitna came out.

    3) The pass that Rogers intercepted wasn't tipped. It was a middle screen and Rogers stepped in front of the receiver.

    4) While Rogers is indeed one of the heaviest linemen in football, he's certainly not one of the slowest. Has TMQ ever seen him play? He hasn't blocked 11 field goals by being an unathletic blob of goo.

    5) TMQ claims that "most Broncos" didn't try to catch him. It was a middle screen, and Rogers caught it and was immediately moving toward the end zone. There were only two players that had any chance of catching him, and both tried. Selvin Young ran at least 80 yards, dodging blockers, and caught Rogers, but couldn't make the tackle. Ramsey, who got knocked down as he threw, got up and caught up to Rogers as he got to the goal line. Denver's other skill players had run downfield routes to sell the screen. The offensive linemen were blocking, and were 10-15 yards behind Rogers before they even realized what was happening.

    That's five errors in less than one full paragraph.

    Later, in his rant about Nebraska and Notre Dame's academic standards, he quotes a study showing that Nebraska has a much higher graduation rate than their last few opponents, then throws in "Notre Dame, she notes, has an average GSR victory margin of 26 points per game over the rest of Division I-A football."

    She didn't actually note that - she mentioned the I-A average and Notre Dame's average in different parts of the article - and the timing of his excuse for Notre Dame is brilliant, since they just lost to a school that has a higher graduation rate. Navy is 95% to ND's 93%.

    Let's not even get into his sudden embrace of Walter Payton after smearing him a few weeks ago.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Thanks, Boom
  3. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    what is TMQ?
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Tuesday Morning Quarterback, a ridiculously long column written by Gregg Easterbrook for ESPN.com's Page 2.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That this thread was not started by a Patriots fan ranks as the greatest upset in the history of the world.
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