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Your thoughts on this one?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Concerned_Journo, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Concerned_Journo

    Concerned_Journo New Member

    Let's paint a picture ...

    A major Division I school has its annual spring scrimmage today, to great fanfare. The head coach invites six journalists from the state to be "honorary coaches", and all six accept. Today, at the game, five of the six wear all/most of the free clothes GIVEN to them by the school on the sidelines. One does not.


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  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Thoughts: Who cares? They were honorary coaches for a spring scrimmage. Today, they can wear the clothes. The actual season is five months away.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The one who did not still can say he has his integrity.
  4. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Speaking only in general terms, I have no problem with the "honorary coach" thing, especially if it means maybe building a good working relationship with the SEC coach and program I think this concerns.
    But I would have concerns about wearing the gear. That's a slippery slope. You certainly wouldn't do it on a game-day in the fall - is the spring game different?
    Of course, I also don't know if they were "pushed" to wear the gear or not, and what, if any consequences not wearing the stuff brought.
    That's a question I could only answer if I was in those writers' shoes.
  5. My thoughts? "major Division I school" is an 'its', not a 'their'.
  6. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    They should have declined the invitation.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Yep. Thanks, but no thanks.
  8. Willie-Butch

    Willie-Butch Member

    Spring game is no different than any other time you'd be covering the team.

    Thanks, but no thanks.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    What they said.
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  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  12. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    Not in this lifetime or the next.
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