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Who Owns Sports Coverage?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    Published: April 21, 2008

    Recently in Dallas, more than an hour before game time, Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was in the locker room grinding on the Stairmaster, surrounded by several reporters — their microphones deployed, heads tilted away to avoid flying droplets of sweat.

    A reporter for The Dallas Morning News, who writes a blog, asked Mr. Cuban about a bruised Dirk Nowitzki, referring to the star power forward as a “warrior” for his willingness to play while injured.

    “We’re not trading him to the Warriors,” said Mr. Cuban. “Bloggers might make that point.”

    The comment was a bit of word play, but it illustrates how Mr. Cuban, a prolific blogger himself, feels about some of the bloggers who cover his team.

    Last month Mr. Cuban sought to ban bloggers from the Mavericks’ locker room, but the National Basketball Association intervened, ruling that bloggers from credentialed news organizations must be admitted.

    Mr. Cuban then decided to let in any blogger — “someone on Blogspot who has been posting for a couple weeks, kids blogging for their middle school Web site or those that work for big companies.”
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So, YF, what do you think?
  3. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    OOOOOOwwwwns . . . OOOOOOwwwns . . .[/slapshot]
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Old story.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I would like to know how many middle school bloggers have covered Mavs games.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not as many as there are bloggers who write like middle schoolers.
  7. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    Ben Collins.
  8. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

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