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    Wow! Too bad. I was really becoming a big fan of his. The Herald was stupid not to give him a full time gig. He was always bylined as from the MetroWest Daily News.
     
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    There apparently was a content sharing agreement that was going to run out, or something to that effect.
     
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    He just doesn't fit into the Boston media culture, no vendettas, no obiesance to the MLB entry, no meandering and meaningless essay topics, instead he foolishly sticks to the facts and gives readers information not readily availlable. Nope, no place for him in the Boston media.
     
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    Good for him, but that sucks. He does a great job with the blog, I'm really going to miss it.

    Curran leaves, Breer's leaving...bah.
     
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    That is no excuse! Damn it! Bump him up to the majors and make him a writer at the Herald. I wonder if we package a trade of Felger and a writer to be named later for Breer, the Dallas Morning News will bite. They can even have Felger's crappy radio and TV shows.
     
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    Why would he want to stick around the Herald? He just leapfrogged Thomase and the other Herald guys. The Dallas Morning News is a more respected newspaper with a circulation higher than Herald and the Globe. It's actually about triple the Herald's circulation. Besides getting more readers, he'll be learning from and working with Rick Gossellin, considered by many as one of the better NFL beat reporters.

    Congratulations on the job.
     
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    Damn. I knew about this :
    But I didn't expect this to be the end result.

    Damnit.
     
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    That's a real shame (for us not him - he may be able to springboard this to a national football position down the road). Meanwhile we are left to deal with an aweful lot of flotsum and jetsum covering our NEP during an historic period in football that has garnered unprecedented interest in the game and the franchise in the Northeast. And I include segments of the PFW crew among the flotsum and jetsum.

    It's not like the Globe couldn't have found room for him along side Mike and the baseball/basketball/hockey fill in flavor of the month football "reporter" concept they've been trying since they axed the wrongheaded one and failed to replace him. Ditto the Herald, who is inexplicably holding the coveted Kevin Mannix Memorial football columnist slot hostage for Mr. Multimedia to inhabit in season if he can find the time between more lucrative gigs, while having a hockey maven pick up the slack so they can justify maintaining Tomase in baseball lovers purgatory on a football beat.
     
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    Indeed!! GREAT career move for the kid. Gossellin is very well respected and I have always enjoyed reading his stuff.

    Good luck Breer.

    Here is the good, the bad and the ugly or simply stated the difference between a good columnist and crapola.

    Gossellin, Ryan, = Good

    Felger, Shaugnessey = bad & crapola

    Borges = Bad & ugly & crapola
     
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    You have the cause and the effect reversed.
     
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    I don't know what the C&E was - I assumed that the limited exposure he could get was part of the reason he'd move on.

    Regardless, it sucks for us but I'm happy for him.
     
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    The guy can write, I really enjoyed his style despite the chop shop editing forced on him at the Herald. I, too, was hoping the Globe would scoop him up because he was neck and neck with Reiss in who was better to read on a day to day basis. Those two dudes at the Globe would have buried the competition and made the football section nearly as good as anything in print. Good luck, Albert, in the land of steers and, ah, well, you know...:D
     
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    That is correct. Maybe you just worded it wrong before. The earlier post makes it sound as if Breer's leaving subsequently causes the end to the sharing.
     
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    I don't think either are incredibly great writers (neither seem to be the next coming of Jim Murray), but I think both are good reporters with a good reputation among the Patriots players and staff. Reiss could have used some help this year since it seems like he had so much more responsibility and was writing more for the print edition since the plagiarist took a much-needed early retirement. Also, I think it was Reiss while at the Herald who started the trend for local and, quite possibly, national newspapers to create blogs in their daily sports coverage.
     
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    For sentences like THAT ...
    my style user license fees are quite reasonable :)


    Ditto the Herald, ...
    who is inexplicably holding the coveted Kevin Mannix Memorial football columnist slot hostage
    for Mr. Multimedia to inhabit in season
    ... if he can find the time between more lucrative gigs,
    while having a hockey maven pick up the slack ...
    so they can justify maintaining Tomase
    in baseball lovers purgatory on a football beat.


    Was that translated literally from the original German?
     
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    It's true. Breer and Reiss both brought different, and necessary, strengths to their reporting. For all of Reiss' timeliness, hearing him talk on Felger's show made me realize that he doesn't actually understand football all that well, though he's well qualified to report on the team. Just don't actually ask him to analyze anything. Breer's knowledge of the football was excellent. He will be missed, but good luck to him in Dallas.
     
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    If Mike gets an offer he can't refuse from afar
    ... shall we take up a collection to supplement his salary if he stayed here?
     
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    What, you don't enjoy Deep Purple references or associating baseball with life-or-death situations one day before chiding fans for being too intense?

    Apparently, Breer's Pats coverage was too thorough and his tales of the tape were too unbiased and accurate. He'll be missed. :(

    I just hope Reiss sticks around.
     
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    Well, that Boston media was perfectly happy to snap up Mike Reiss from the same MetroWest Daily News, no? It's not like Breer was shown the door here.

    This strikes me as nothing more or less than a career move -- a HUGE leap up the ladder for a guy who deserves it. The Dallas Morning News is a major paper with a rabid football-fan readership. The Herald may well have made a counteroffer, but why would he take it?

    I'll miss Breer a ton, but congratulations Bert. You and Gosselin should make a hell of a pair.
     

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