The Media vs The Redskins

Ah yes, the established, entrenched media.  Say anything as fact, rehash everything, and for goodness sake, express those expert opinions which aren’t worth the cost of a single subscription because Columnists don’t get to know the teams on which they report well enough.  In the Redskins’ case, here are some recent gems …

Washington Post: ‘But Campbell enters his third full season as a starter under even more scrutiny given the fact that the Redskins have not signed him to a contract extension, as well as the fact that the club tried to trade for Jay Cutler, then with Denver, and considered trading up in the draft to select Southern California’s Mark Sanchez.’ 

Well now, we didn’t have any idea the Redskins made inquires about Cutler and Sanchez, did we?  That wasn’t covered by the media ad nauseam, was it?  Talk about rehashing old news – puhlease.  Seriously, what’s the point?  To add a few more lines to an article?

Peter King: ‘Jason Campbell justifying everyone’s doubts.’ 

Really?  We are talking about the same QB who tore the league up during the first half of the 2008 season, right?  We’re talking about the guy whose Head Coach professes coinfidence in him weekly, if not more frequently?  Who’s “everyone” Peter?  You and your buddies in the entrenched media who can’t see beyond their bathroom mirrors?   Your lofty opinion doesn’t mean squat pal.  You’re becoming irrelevant.

CNNSI.com: In its recap of the Redskins-Steelers’ game, SI stated ‘Miller’ was 6 for 8 as a passer. 

Chase Daniel – please change your name to Miller.  Better yet, don’t.  These guys apparently don’t bother editing their content for accuracy.

One more bone to pick, and this is minor.  Mike Patrick and Joe Theismann – the man’s last name is Daniel, not Daniels.  Perhaps you were thinking of Charlie Daniels.  You’d think you would have noticed that after watching the man play for a quarter and reading the Skins’ media guide.  Guess not.   

Topics: Joe +Theismann, Mike+Patrick, Peter+King, Redskins

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  • http://scattermall.com/scattermallsports/ Sports Scatter

    Nothing anyone else says or does in the real world exists in the world sports writers live in, unless one of them has written or talked about it. The most exciting media reporting each year is after the super bowls when they proudly announce “no one” thought this team had a chance when the season started, in spite of thousands of Vegas hacks who put their money on the team before the season began. But the sports writers/talkers refer only to the other sports writers/talkers who pretty much all pick the exact same teams, flip or flop a couple fad teams. The word “no one” when used by a member of the media, refers exclusively to about 40 sports-writers/talkers from about 15 media companies. So it should be no wonder their world exists 97% of the time in rehashing each other, and 3% of the time in actually observing reality.