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

Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Penguins' started by Rossi Rat, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Randy Butternubs

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    To be fair, some of us may be on disability. ;)
     
  2. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust, #17 on the Pens, #1 in my heart.

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    What did Bob Errey do to you?
     
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  5. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust, #17 on the Pens, #1 in my heart.

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    You'd think even Rob Rossi would know that you should probably include a quote from the person you're writing an article about.

    Probably what happened, though, is he tried to get something from Murray that would fit his article and Murray wouldn't bite.

    I did ask Rossi why there weren't any Murray quotes in his article, and, even though he found time to respond to everyone else's post, mine must have slipped under his radar. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sure it was an accidental oversight.

    EDIT: No, really . . . :D
     
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    Mackey is on the Fan with Paul “Uhhh” Zeise talking hockey. Mackey said how Sullivan is so competitive and Irish (what’s with bringing up his nationality all of a sudden?) that he’s like “We have to win this game. We need to win.”

    Uh, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the point of sports or.... ?
     
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    I sense some envy here. It's easy to look at other people's jobs and denigrate them-- "oh anyone could do that."

    Imagine a lot of hf posters would give their firstborn to have a paying gig in sports writing/broadcasting.
     
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    Yea, I would like to be paid to say “x coach wants to win because he’s Irish” as if it was meaningful information.
     
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    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust, #17 on the Pens, #1 in my heart.

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    Yeah, cracking the 100k mark annually took me about 7.5yrs and a 2 career changes and 2 jobs.

    I didn't know starting your own blog and making up **** could get you to 100k like some of these Pens writers, I have been working way too hard for no reason.
     
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    LOL, are you serious? Sports commentators don't traffic in meaningful information by definition. It's SPORTS, entertainment.

    The metric here is the ability to draw and maintain an audience. Pretty competitive as there is no shortage of folks who would like that job.
     
  13. Winger for Hire

    Winger for Hire Praise Beebo

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    So you're saying that there is a bunch of competition because anyone can do it?
     
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    It's not envy, it's annoyance. Get information that's relevant, relay it, don't lie, know your subject matter. It shouldn't be hard to do these four things, but certain sports "journalists" find it impossible for some reason. It's no different from being irritated at a flag man who has no idea how to direct traffic through an area of street construction or an attorney who doesn't know the law.
     
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    I'm going to guess that Mackey is also of Irish descent.
     
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    Was he the one who brought it up the first time like a week ago in an article? I honestly can’t remember. I thought it was someone else, so it was odd to me that “everyone” is bringing it up now.
     
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    He was. As far as I know, he's the only one to have done it. I'm just guessing it's because he's repping an Irish connection, no idea if it's actually true or not.
     
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    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust, #17 on the Pens, #1 in my heart.

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    How does Mackey take a **** with the Pens media teams arm so far up his ass?

    Another maturbatory article by that ass hat.
     
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    Right.. so analyzing or relaying the facts regarding your subject matter, as meaningful as it is, is useless, and speculating on pseudo-psychology as it pertains to said game is on the same level. Ok, Maggie.

    You’re basically saying that they get paid based on click bait, in order to generate ad revenue and clicks, which is why people under the age of 45 in the digital age hate journalists, sports or not. Irish Man Proud, the sports equivalent to Orange Man Bad.
     
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    I'm saying it's sports, ergo entertainment. And the ability to attract and maintain an audience is paramount. This is not unique to the internet as you surely must realize. Gotta pay the bills irrespective of the medium.
     
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    Can you post it?
     
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    SHOOTANDSCORE Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

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    No, this is a family site!
     
  23. HandshakeLin

    HandshakeLin Now brought to you in glorious Shaw-Scope!

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    I mean, if sports fans would stop buying and consuming terrible media, the market would have to follow suit.

    But they don't.
     
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    Everyone is English or Irish :laugh:

    EDIT, and of course, the odd Frenchie thrown in for general annoyance :D
     
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    Yes, and just like with AAA gaming, the public generally hates it and it’s dying because people are catching on to it’s anti-consumer nature with the spread of new media.
     

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