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Jackie MacMullan on the stupid "blame game" and a writer who doesn't get it

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    Last week she was labeled as someone who hates the Patriots on this board, but her columns prior to and now have been outstanding..
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    Very good article. Thanks for posting it.
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    the NESN article is stupid.

    the only problem here is that welker is a little mis-cast as a #1 WR as there are limitations with that especially when the guy on the other side is pretty much the same type. coverages can account for that.
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    How about "She Gronked it"
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    looking at the video, he could have caught it, but I ain't blaming him
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    MacMullen is labeled as someone who hates the Pats because for years was the designated Globe hit man who would write the negative article on the morning of a playoff game - see the inaccurate article about Asante Samuel's non-existant "Get Paid" tatoo.

    Her ESPN Boston work has been better but there is a whole different tone on the site compared to the Globe/Boston.com coverage.
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    There's no one to blame. Anything can happen in a short series (game) and it did. Sometimes you make the plays and other times you don't. This was a good season that would have been great with a Championship. I for one never figured we would ever get this fare with a defense that couldn't absolutely stop another team when needed. We over achieved and came within a whisker of winning it all again. Next year is the year I expect a Championship. This young team will be one more year mature and we will have closed up some holes on the roster. Be optimistic for what lies ahead of the Patriots and all of us fans.
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    Journalism isn't dead in sports, just a dying art that doesn't pay enough for anyone on the way up or intent on avoiding the way down at all cost, including to integrity. That the clown from Boston.com possesses a Masters in Journalism from BU, which is also Felger's ungergraduate alma mater, and don't even get me started on the Tufts track record, just underscores that. Jackie is unique, doesn't need the money and she is a woman and a wife and mother which not always but more often results in a more thoughtful perspective. She's not clawing to hang on or get ahead. She made her mark in a different era and she's largely sticking with it for the long haul.

    Sadly there are all two few journalists of her ilk still thoughtfully plying their craft in this internet and ratings driven age. Tough to if you want to live a lifestyle remotely approaching that of your subject, and that is what drives most of them to jump the shark - a shot at becoming a celebrity mediot and leveling the playing field by any means available. It doesn't take talent per se to get ahead in the media game any more, the demographic you're pandering to is demanding ADHD/OCD high speed action and short attention span driven, so a finger on a fickle audiences pulse coupled with ruthless drive and ambition are the new age requisites. Thoughtful prose...no so much.
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    Jackie MacMullan has always nailed it with respect to basketball.

    Now she applies her exceptional skills to high-quality analysis of the Patriots as well.

    A treat to read.
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    I don't think she ever hated them. I think she was a basketball savant who was influenced on football to an extent by those who surrounded her at the Globe - as was one Michael Holley early on by his own admission. I think she's finally figured it out, and while she may have misquoted that tat, she got the gist right in hindsight. ;)
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    NESN is owned by the Red Sox.

    The Globe has also been ultra negative in its coverage and boston.com is playing up the blame game regarding the Patriots - - while having THREE separate coverage stories today about Curt Schilling's video game release.

    Let's face it. NESN and the Globe are who they are.
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    The high point of journalism for me was the old Sunday Globe, when Peter Gammons used to write a half page about off season going on in Baseball, was amazed at the detail and the factual information.

    Seems that with the advent of the internet, sports radio and a lot of sports TV that there is more of a focus on the ADD nation... twitter and facebook as forms of information will only continue to aid in the demise of good journalism.
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