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"You only cover us when no one comes to our games" South Carolina HS basketball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Oggiedoggie, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Finally, a way to save newspapers:

    More at: http://www.upstatetoday.com/news/2010/jan/28/seneca-daniel-games-closed-due-safety-concerns/
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I don't know that it's any worse this year, but it seems like there are a ton of fights this year at basketball games. The Florida high school association just came down on a big Chipley-Vernon brawl, which included video shot of a Chipley assistant chest-bumping a player to congratulate him on his involvement in the fight. Also, Oggie, I believe I saw that some big tournament in the Anderson area might get scotched because the cost to insure it is getting so high because of brawls and/or crowd-control problems.
  3. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    This has happened a few times in new york. They had to close off basketball games between schenectady and Albany because of that stuff.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    That's high school. Lose the game, win the fight.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Does that mean the reporter doesn't have to cover it?
  6. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    No, no, no.
    Sidebar on no crowd (even sweeter if it was scheduled to be senior night).
    Picture of cheerleaders (if they're allowed in) with empty seats in background.
    Blog entries about only the squeak of sneakers, the sound of a bouncing ball and the players' voices ringing off the walls.
    Oh, and shoot some digital for the Web page.
  7. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    More with less, motherfuckers!
  8. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    I covered a girls HS game where there were 12 people in the stands. I gave a kid I knew a notepad and said "Get everyone's name"

    2nd paragraph read Podunk beat Nowhere 55-39 as so and so, so and so, so and so watched. All 12 fans were listed.

    My editor busted a gut. "Greatest f---ing thing I've seen in preps." We sold 12 more papers the next day, I'm sure.
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