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  1. Shockt327

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    Regarding the Brady/Suzy Kolber exchange...

    Do they have to get permission before the interview? Perhaps through Stacey James, Executive Director of Media Relations?
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    I don't think so, I think they just corral the player. ESPN, being the suckfest that it is, went to Kolber before she had gotten Brady, and I don't think Brady knew he was on air when he kept trying to tell her he was heading in. LOL at Kolber, it was pretty funny. TB was a lot more polite than I would've been.
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    I was actually on twitter and all the haters tried to slam brady for that because their guts were torn out so badly by the loss.

    Kolber has not done anything for us besides pick against us in superbowls as often as not...
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    I thought it was really funny. I can't really believe anyone would trash Brady for it though. He just said "I'm going in" but ended up giving her an interview anyway. Big deal.

    Also, why do they bother doing these interviews anyway? It's not like they're going to get an interesting answer. They just say "How do you feel?" and the player says "It's good to get a win but we have more to work on". It's the same thing every single time.
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    Your joking, right?
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    It just shows what a joke the sidline reporter is. He said "I'm going in" That is what there is to report. What I would expect from a "good" sideline reporter (yeah right) would be "Tom Brady is going straight to the locker room and does not looked pleased even though Patriots get the win."

    It was comical how she chased him then the overhead camera leaves her lost in the crowd.
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    Best Suzy Kolber interview- Joe Namath, "I wanna kiss you."
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    Why, did I miss a lovefest with Suzy? That is okay with me but I remember her loving the Panthers and Eagles and Steelers in some important games.

    Anyway twitter was a riot. The Bills trended for a while with the entire nation on the hatriot theme and then out of the blue Tom Brady trended hard with the nation whining in unison and a lot of 'best QB ever' comments as well. :)
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    Suzy Kolber is a football analyst? Really? Is that her job desription?
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    I'm not one to call Brady out, and I can't blame him if he holds a grudge against ESPN for the Spygate fiasco. However, with that said, he should have stood there and done the interview with her. Her first question was how did it feel to lead a comeback, simple question. If she had started asking about his knee, he could have just said that it felt great and ran toward the locker room after that. Unfortunately, his not wanting to do the interview at first will further fuel the "classless" reputation that he has amongst fans of other teams.
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    He is well justified. Screw the haters.
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    Well, at least it keeps these poor girls out of porn (oops, except for Erin Andrews).
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    Classless? Brady? You've got to be kidding.
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    F em. I have no problem with her trying to get an interview, I think this exact same scene plays out at the end of every game, we just don't see it because they're usually too busy analyzing Belichick's handshake. Reporters always just try to get their question in consequences be damned, but it's up to Brady whether he stops or not. He's required to give a press conf after the game, he's not required to give 1-on-1's to every reporter that tries to interview him.
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    Brady just performed a miracle with his team. It was a special moment for him that he wanted to share with his team mates. She shoulda left the guy alone after the started runnin.
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    :confused:

    Brady has a classless reputation amongst fans of other teams? That's news to me. I was always under the impression that opposing fans hated BB, but admired Brady.
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    First off, he did end up stopping and answering that question and even if he had answered 5-6 other dopey ????

    ........ they just would have found something else to complain about anyway. Besides, we need something to put a chip on their shoulders. They play better that way.
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    Come on, man, do you have any idea how often these players decline these interviews? The only difference was ESPN was dumb enough to cut to her before she'd gotten Brady's OK. The man has a right to do whatever he wants, he has a post-game presser to go to. He was more than polite enough.
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    No offense shocker, but even though I say I will never again be amazed by fans acting like babies, I still get amazed.

    Are you crying that a 100 pound sideline reporter 'bothered' Tom Brady? Good grief Sally, get a grip on reality.

    I thought it was funny as hell, especially when she chased him down the field.
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    He also looked very focused on what just happened, sometimes folks should just wait.. what she asked was not all that significant anyways..
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    Just wondering why she didn't ask for permission....
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    I had the feeling all night Brady was uneasy about something. for all we know he may have been uneasy about a lunatic possibly in the stadium.
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    He should have stuck his tongue down her throat lol
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    For the record, yes, Brady does have a reputation as being classless amongst fans of other teams. Just ask Charger fans who will then point you to his comments about Marty Schottenheimer after the '05 game. :rolleyes: And, also for the record, I'm not saying that I agree with it.
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    In terms of proper protocol for a post-game interview, it usually goes like this.

    1) NFL teams are made aware that the network doing the game (ESPN, FOX, CBS etc) will be looking for a post-game interview IF they utilize a sideline reporter. (CBS does not anymore during the regular season).

    2) The interview will be live if there's time allotted in their broadcast window or taped.

    3) The network (producer and reporter) will inform the team's media relations director they will be looking for an interview.

    4) Sometimes, the team's media relations contact will say, "just grab the player of the game." Other times, they media relations person will say "find me or so...so (another media relations contact) and we'll coordinate and help you get the person."

    note: I did see highlights of brady walking with Stacey James after the game but i was at the game and did not see what happened and since it sounds like it was a cluster bleep...i'm not surprised i haven't seen it again!

    5) The reporter always has someone in their ear from the truck asking them..."Did you get him yet? Where is he? Do you have him?"

    This becomes very rushed at times and that's where confussion sets in as well. Players also are talking to other players either on their own team or the opposition...and yes...the last thing they want to do is an interview right away but again, networks are sometimes pressed for time and they are "forced" to grab someone right away.

    Like I said, I haven't seen the interview but someone asked for protocol and that's 99 percent of the time what it is. Hope that helps.
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    ESPN=SPYGATE..........F-ck 'em.
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    This sucks! We're never gonna shake this damn spygate ****.
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    as far as i know, because of the bucks the networks pay for broadcasting rights, they can get interviews on the sidelines after the game as they desire. makes sense to me.
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    assuming, then, that no NFL team will refuse a request to interview the player of the game by a network that is part of a multi billion dollar media buy, she was doing her job.
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