OT: Pittsburgh Media Thread - Still the Worst | Now with Drunken Rants!

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  1. cookthebooks

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    beer temple is getting roasted in the athletic comments lol. btw does it seem like the amount of new content they are publishing has slowed to a trickle?
     
  2. SHOOTANDSCORE

    SHOOTANDSCORE Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

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    If we make it long enough to see the Pens drink Brawndo from the Cup, I'll be happy.
     
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  3. BlindWillyMcHurt

    BlindWillyMcHurt ti kallisti

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    But Brawndo is what Cups crave. It's got electrolytes!

    I've never seen no Cups grow outta no toilets.
     
  4. Mario_is_BACK!!

    Mario_is_BACK!! ACK! ACK ACK! ACK!!!

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    DK was either fed wrong info or was making things up. As a Pirates blog pointed out on Twitter if this were a big, legitimate story all of the other news sources in town would have echoed it or piggybacked. Instead, silence.

    I remember during the playoffs he was blathering on Madden’s show about the Pens losing Dumolin. That he wasn’t playing that night according to sources and blah blah blah. During the course of his interview the Pens announce Dumo is playing.

    This is what being a piece of **** and chasing away anyone talented does. You lose all of your sources and either have really bad ones or make things up.
     
  5. Patric Hornqvist

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    It always does in the summer, which I hate. I actually think they're publishing more now than they usually do.
     
  6. Rossi Rat

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    Pomp is on vacation in Aruba. We need him back, the last true gem in Pittsburgh sports media. Whatever KDKA pays him (probably at least $200-300K, similar to Mark Madden) isn’t enough.
     
  7. BrunoPuntzJones

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    Do people still like Bombulie here? I remember enjoying him when he covered the WBS Pens and his move to Pittsburgh was shortly before I lost most of my interest in hockey.
     
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    I like him. Although feel like he doesn't really break anything or provide deep insights. He's just kinda there and gives his opinion on things with some insider knowledge here and there.

    Regarding the bolded, how did that happen? I can't imagine ever losing interest in the sport
     
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    It surprised me too because I was a huge hockey fan from like age 8 on. Basically 20 years of obsession. The other weird thing is that I’ve become a big baseball fan, which I never cared about growing up.

    I think if I could boil it down, I kinda got sick of the violence. My interest in football also declined sharply about the same time. Living in a non-NHL market (Atlanta) for a few years probably didn’t help either, though I could easily have watched tons of games because we got both the Predators, Canes, and sometimes Florida or Tampa broadcasts, not to mention NHL streaming.

    I also wonder if the Penguins winning two Cups in a row was like being to the mountaintop. There wasn’t going to be anything more fun, shortly of my true hometown team, the Whalers, coming back.
     
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    I like him still. He is a pretty straight shooter though and doesn't seem to get many scoops so he tends to fade to the background. Sully, for whatever reason, doesn't seem to understand his questions sometimes, which I think is bizarre, and tends to give him a WTF look half the time.

    His best work IMO is when he is talking about prospects. I personally really liked the combo of him and that Bill dude that was around in the Mike Johnston era. They would do a podcast and have fairly insightful, by Pittsburgh sport's standard, discussion. Bill was on the stats angle, although learning on the go, and JBomb would bring historical knowledge of the game and insight on where prospects played. Kind of like a less creepy and less charismatic McGuire.
     
  11. billybudd

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    People still like Bombulie, but to add to what Shady said, the local sports page has sort of fallen off radar coverage in favor of hot take twitter (compare how often someone on this site links an article vs how often someone links a tweet).

    Bombulie doesn't do those (or controversy at all), isn't (to my knowledge) particularly active on twitter and the Trib stopped experimenting with things like blogs, radio shows and podcasts when they re-oriented from Pittsburgh to Greensburg (et al), so the visibility of his work is much diminished, even though it's superior in a lot of ways.
     
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  12. HandshakeLin

    HandshakeLin Now brought to you in glorious Shaw-Scope!

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    JB's pretty old school, which I appreciate, but it's not doing his career any favors. But the whole Pittsburgh market's sports coverage is really just a giant tire fire right now it seems like. (I can't vouch for the radio, what with me being in Europe and all.)
     
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  13. BrunoPuntzJones

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    That's what was so appealing about Bombulie in Wilkes-Barre. He was a great beat reporter (sounds like that hasn't necessarily translated in Pittsburgh) with deep knowledge. Reading him helped you understand the games better.
     
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    I feel like his reporting still is pretty consistently on that level when he gets some space, but being in a bigger paper is working against him, I think. He could sort of do his own thing in Wilkes-Barre which gave him a lot of lee-way to report in a more interesting, less boilerplate way.
     
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    It’s the Athletic and DK Land now.

    How about DK calling out Alan Saunders for supposedly being the one behind that “DK Turmoil” twitter account? He went off on a bunch of people last week. Pretty brash stuff here:
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    DK was really wilding out last week. I'm surprised that it's still going on because it makes him look really paranoid and unstable. Also, what did Matt freaking Gajtka ever do to anyone?
     
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    Wow, apparently the DK turmoil account has been deleted. This is way juicier than the Penguins' salary cap situation.
     
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    Nothing hammers home just how small of a town Pittsburgh really is like sports media gossip.
     
  20. Beauner

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    I really am questioning my decision to not pursue sports journalism in college because at this point I could fart into my phone's voice-to-text feature and produce more interesting and inviting content than the people in this town
     
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    Hey, I call that "opportunity".

    There's a need...why shouldn't you try to fill it?
     
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    Oh yeah, he went nutso. Over the weekend he even had an open Q&A on his site where people could ask him anything about the site, staff, local media, etc. which his stooge Lolley supposedly shut down.

    He said Kaboly “knew what he did” and has written proof of it, whatever that is, and mentioned how he can’t stay out of other people’s business.

    It’s as if he’s celebrating the 5th anniversary of his site (“first of its kind in North America”!) by doubling down against everyone who has left/gotten fired and basically trying to be all like “look at me, I’m still thriving despite all this!” It’s really something else, this local media.
     
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    I like Bombulie. He is definitely an old school guy, but he's accessible (will reply to tweets), and is probably one of the more knowledgeable Pens writers IMO. Someone mentioned that stats aren't really his forte and I would agree with that, but I like his content for the most part. He also doesn't go out of his way to sewer guys like some of the other clowns mentioned.
     
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    Mark Madden really hated Sean Gentile's latest article. Good thing he chose such a professional way to voice his critique, otherwise this tweet would seem really hypocritical!
     
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    Why is everyone in the media a moron?
     

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