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April 4th, 2012, 5:52 am #1

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Joined: June 1st, 2006, 1:33 am

April 4th, 2012, 6:13 am #2

...hey thanks for trying.

I respect what you were trying to do.

"Yeah, well that's just like, your opinion, man!"
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Joined: October 31st, 2004, 10:54 pm

April 4th, 2012, 1:03 pm #3

like you waste your precious time with a kids league? Why aren't you still in big bad NY dealing with ARod and Jeter. Heck you could even be in Florida for the spring plying your sanctimonious trade. Maybe there's a reason you are in the NW covering high school kids, look in the mirror, this says alot more about you than the TBirds.

These are kids, not the pro baseball team in one of the worlds largest media markets. And if you paid attention, there are bloggers being booted and having media passes revoked all over pro sports right now, even in NY,http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/sport ... botta.html

I live in one of the most scrutinized media markets for NHL in North America, we also have a WHL team and the difference in coverage is night and day, the Canucks are in first place in the NHL, on a season high 7 game winning streak and still getting ripped for not winning the right way. Yet the Giants are treated with kid gloves (pun intended) they don't face hard hitting questions and aren't exposed to media controversy surrounding their personal lives or even on ice struggles. These are kids and the media here gets that.

Even in other parts of the Dub, things are handled carefully, including the recent Bunz and Bell "situations".

Point is, you need to realize these are kids and not seasoned pros, and your job is to report the news, not create the news.



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Joined: March 7th, 2005, 4:13 am

April 4th, 2012, 3:58 pm #4

mirror.

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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Joined: January 13th, 2006, 12:52 am

April 4th, 2012, 4:01 pm #5

must have had a bad day on the links!


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Joined: January 12th, 2006, 7:14 pm

April 4th, 2012, 4:02 pm #6

mirror.

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
he has a point in this case and most every time he posts something. Glass house or not, his stones are not unwarranted.
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Joined: September 13th, 2006, 3:47 pm

April 4th, 2012, 4:21 pm #7

like you waste your precious time with a kids league? Why aren't you still in big bad NY dealing with ARod and Jeter. Heck you could even be in Florida for the spring plying your sanctimonious trade. Maybe there's a reason you are in the NW covering high school kids, look in the mirror, this says alot more about you than the TBirds.

These are kids, not the pro baseball team in one of the worlds largest media markets. And if you paid attention, there are bloggers being booted and having media passes revoked all over pro sports right now, even in NY,http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/sport ... botta.html

I live in one of the most scrutinized media markets for NHL in North America, we also have a WHL team and the difference in coverage is night and day, the Canucks are in first place in the NHL, on a season high 7 game winning streak and still getting ripped for not winning the right way. Yet the Giants are treated with kid gloves (pun intended) they don't face hard hitting questions and aren't exposed to media controversy surrounding their personal lives or even on ice struggles. These are kids and the media here gets that.

Even in other parts of the Dub, things are handled carefully, including the recent Bunz and Bell "situations".

Point is, you need to realize these are kids and not seasoned pros, and your job is to report the news, not create the news.



You said it perfectly! I'm one Seattle fan who is glad he won't be posting his crap anymore.
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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:05 pm

April 4th, 2012, 4:24 pm #8

I was a frequent reader of your blog before and after ESPN because you had constant coverage of my favorite team and I appreciate the exhaustive effort to provide that coverage. I even emailed you a few times with questions to ask Farwell in future interviews. While I appreciate the coverage I would agree with Bob, you crossed the line between reporting the story and creating the story too often. Your questions eluded to the answer you wanted to hear from Farwell. He even called you on it in the interviews. You are right that reporters in this day and age blur the line of fact and opinion and call it news. Journalistic intergity has become an absolute joke. The KMHS dust up is the perfect example. Is it the greateest public school? No. But when you ask Farwell if the fact players go there has prevented players from committing the the T-Birds is you creating the story. Now if you had information that a player indeed was not coming because of KMHS that would be one thing but you took the information you had and infused the storyline into your question. You justify this with a tweet from a player. Well, I have news for you too. I went to high school with a number of T-Birds at a school in south Snohomish County in the 90s. Bilodeau, Wells, Witt, no name a few. Sitting next to Troy Hyatt in history class is how I became the rapid T-Bird fan I am today. And guess what, they all hated going to this school. Mostly because the older players had finished their education requirements and didn't have to go to school. I hated the school. And it is and was a very good school with the same problems every other public HS has. This is just one example but when your questions are longer than Farwell's answers that speaks for it self. So ultimately you can blame the team who surely didn't like the scrutiny, your editor, Seattle fans (I have issues with them too) but I say this with all due respect, you should take a long look in the mirror too about why this situation played out the way it did. You own the majority of it.
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Joined: January 12th, 2006, 7:14 pm

April 4th, 2012, 4:41 pm #9

Very well said and I think you're dead on and you voiced you opinion very professionally and nicely. Good on ya!
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 4th, 2012, 5:05 pm #10

Count me as one who very much enjoyed the direct, comprehensive interviews you did of Farwell and seeing his responses. Farwell is a very aloof man, is virtually never quoted in the "mainstream" press, and your interviews were about the only real way for a Seattle fan to get any insight into what the G.M. of our favorite team is thinking. People can nitpick all they want about some of your questions, but the fact is that we fans are now left with no way to know the G.M.'s take on the big issues going on with the development of the team. The vast majority of the questions you asked were fair and straightforward, and I respect Farwell for the most part having given you direct and honest answers. I will very much miss no longer having these interviews to get Farwell's take on what is going on with the organization. A big blow for diehard fans of the T-Birds.
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