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Today's sign of the apocolypse from SI.com

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Idaho, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Its front page photo

  2. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    oh my... you're right. Can you say pandering?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    hey, my paper put a little-better-than-average high school quarterback changing schools on the front page of sports. I can guess it was because he was leaving the rich suburban school where he would have split time with someone else., for another school...
    Oh.It's the same city where the publisher lives.
    THAT'S pandering...
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I remember OJ back when he was just a 15-year-old 7th-grader.

    Oh, how the times have changed.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Nobody cares about prep hoops, except for their own local teams.

    If some private pseudo-academy can dole out enough goodies and cash on the side to assemble a decent semipro team, I don't care, and neither does 99.999997 percent of the readership of America. Most of these guys will be in college one year, then they'll be drafted in the second round behind 20 guys from Steamingturdistan.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    In very, very short order, many if not most of the leading players will quit playing high school ball altogether, opting instead to play 200 games a year on their travel teams.

    It'll become just like hockey -- only the second- and third-tier players will play high school sports.
  7. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    me too, back then he also said that he was going to college, which is very rare nowadays.
  8. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    This was on the front page of SI.com? For *how* long?
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    He was 15 and still in Grade 7? Geezus.....I was in Grade 11 at age 15. Doogie Howser was finishing medical school, for crying out loud.
  10. Lt. Drebin

    Lt. Drebin New Member

    But if you include summer league/AAU type coverage, who is that coverage for? The recruiters? The parents? There are fewer readers in every market that care about those types of teams. If someone you're related to isn't affiliated, you don't care.

    No reason to staff these types of functions save the climatic showdowns (championships, two big local stars going head-to-head, etc.). No one reads this stuff except the parents and grandparents of the players.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Which is also true for the vast majority of varsity high school sports.
  12. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Flawed theory. No one cares about the offseason process, save for the kids and coaches. Readers might care where a stud senior might continue his career in college, but once the season is done, that's it. It's on to the winter hoops season or the spring baseball season -- whatever comes next. Keep an eye on what might happen for future use, but don't overdo it.
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