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Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Fixit, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Fixit

    Fixit In the Starting Line-Up

    Oct 31, 2006
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    Exhibit A) Pete Prisco


    Stallworth played well for the Eagles, but he certainly isn't worth the type of deal New England gave him.

    In five seasons, he's made 44 starts, which is about nine per season, which means he isn't durable.

    44 starts, yes, but he's played in 68 out of 80 possible regular-season games, which is just under 14 games per season.

    I'll post more as I find them; feel free to add your own. I expect a lot more Prisco, as well as a heaping helping of Clayton.
  2. holyredeemer

    holyredeemer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Feb 17, 2006
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    #12 Jersey

    I really like this idea for a thread. Good job. This **** is getting so bad now that it makes me sick. Journalism for sports and entertainment just keep going further and further south. Hell, half the people on this board are better and more responsible writers than these bloat bags that get paid to actually write. That's what makes Patsfans.com the best.
  3. Patriotic Fervor

    Patriotic Fervor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Mar 31, 2005
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    It's not just sports journalism. This is a phenomenon that exists across the entire spectrum today. It's what the journalism "schools" are churning out.

    Reminds me of the old saw, "There are no bad students - only bad teachers".

    Thank God for the Internet!
  4. TeamPats

    TeamPats On the Game Day Roster

    Nov 23, 2004
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    I know it's bad these days but you have to feel for some of these beat writers. Not the mainstream ones like Prisco and Clayton, but with the Internet and blogging and the lack of magazine or newspaper subscriptions it is getting harder and harder to keep your reader's interests. There used to be a time when 2 articles a week was sufficient, now we have people like Reiss to compete with whom can give us captivating information long before anyone else. Plus with messageboards and websites it is so easy to simply give opinions that these writers don't have a lot to work with anymore. Just glad I am not in the industry, but if you asked the average reader would he rather have 7 sub-par articles or 1 quality article a week many if not most would say 7. Plus you have to compete with guys like King who do release 1 quality article a week. I know I for one use online articles as a way to pass the time while I'm at work and to continue to peak my interest, I rarely use them for education or to be impressed.

    But I agree, the mainstream media is getting out of hand, it seems you are only rewarded if you have agendas and not quality.

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