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  1. MrBigglesWorth

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    First of all he make Bill Plaschke look like a school girl.

    If there's a guy that deserves praise it's Mike Reiss for breaking down games on formations and player snaps. He actually does investigative reporting and reports relevant football information based on insight and fact.

    He touched upon distraction of the season and Sheftr asked him if there was one distraction that would affect the team what would it be? He said the Harrison suspension because it seemed like a repeat of Milloy. BB talks about the importance of preseason to prepare you for game one and then the 16 game season.

    He also was mentionned how the pats would fair against the giants pass rush and of course Reiss being the awesome reporter he is said.... the pats had 67%(some number in 60's) of there snaps from the 3 and 4 wr set.

    He also predicted brady would answer the ankle questions and BB would say see the report wednesday.
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    Reiss is always good, he'd just started coming on NEST before moving to the Globe; too bad.
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    i'm impressed with reiss,his info is always good and available. a good piece to our puzzle
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    I like Reiss because he's human.
    He's made a couple of errors in his reporting at times but he's also had the sack to admit it.
    He's accountable and I really admire that from a media person.
    (Unlike most of the other media personnel who suffer from very selective memory losses when it involves them making a mistake.)
    I make it a point to read him daily.
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    Reiss is a very professional and knowledgeable reporter, by the way does he have a Canadian accent?
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    Having lived in other cities, I can testify to what a good football reporter does. IMHO until Reiss and Speer, (I hope they entice him back), the Boston media never had a half way decent football reporter. They had some very poor examples too. Willie Donaugh, Ron Borges were terrible examples. Mike Felger is morphing into a non entity too.

    But still on balance it is better than it used to be. Can you imagine an entire sportswriter corps of all Shaughnessys' Yes it actually used to be that bad!
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    Albert Breer?

    But yes I'm in agreement
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    It was good to see Reiss and Holly get some national face time.
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    Bill was edumacated before the No Putz Left Behind program.
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    Mike Reiss is amazing. As you all here have pointed out, he does his job (and a good one at that) without being pompous or condescending or over-the-top, unlike many in media today. He is awesome.
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    Mike Reiss is excellent, in print, on the net, and on TV!

    His TV demeanor is great; a very positive personality, but always backed up with facts. He really does his homework and his hunches and insights are first class.

    During the videotape infraction incident, he's the only reporter (locally or nationally) who actually came up with the NFL bylaws, rules, and memos that were relevent.

    He admits his mistakes. He went on record as being "a bit dissapointed" with Maroney (during that stretch when Laurence was apparently made of glass :)), but was quick to admit his "mistake" when LM turned on the juice in the last few weeks.

    I hope he stays for a long time. I read him every day.
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    I can't wait until Reiss starts writing opinion pieces instead of just reporting on the Patriots beat and everyone turns on him ala Cafardo.
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    If he were smart he would only report the facts like he does now.

    The only opinion I am interested in regarding the Patriots is Bill Belichick's.
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    The way I describe Reiss is this:

    he reports the way that the patriots would want a reporter to report. He gives the facts, nothing extra, nothing that isn't important. I think that's why I like him so much.
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    IMHO, Reiss is getting better because not too long ago he was more reporter than analyst. Frankly, I was usually unimpressed when he was on a show like NEST or NECN because he just didn't have a whole lot of insight to back his information up.

    I like that he is clearly improving in his grasp of the game and he is forming his own opinions now.
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    Reiss does a lot more than reporting. He has a weekly mailbag and a weekly chat where he offers up his opinions, additionally, the blog has started updated with videos of his analysis. That's the key word, he provides analysis, yes it's his opinion, but he has no agenda. No one will turn on him b/c he's too reasonable and fair.

    Cafardo's, Borges', Felgers, etc., these guys want attention, they want their opinion to stand out, and in some cases, are just bitter old coots. Reiss has earned the fanbases respect, and I don't think he'll lose it any time soon.
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    My favorite part about Reiss is that he never seems to try and make himself part of the story. I'm sure a certain amount of ego is inherent in any beat reporting job, but if he has one he hides it well. He really seems less concerned with "scooping" everyone than he does with getting the facts straight.

    I particularly like his blog on the Globe website after games when he gives the positional groupings and snaps played. These are the things that serious fans are interested in, not what Tom Brady wore in his post-game or how surly BB was.
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    I used to view it as Reiss = the best at reporting the facts, Breer = the best at analyzing the facts, but Reiss has started to break things down a little more and more, and has made the loss of Breer less noticeable. I still think the Globe was crazy not to try and hire Breer, a Breer-Reiss team reporting on the Pats would be awesome.

    As it is, Reiss-Gasper is pretty great. Reiss has really done a great job these past couple years, Pats fans owe him a thanks.
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    All due respect to Reiss, but if you can spell Bill Plaschke's name correctly, you are able to make him look like the moron he is. I have never seen an article that tries to point out how unimpressive he thinks Brady is by laying out all his amazing accomplishments.
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    P.S. I really do like Reiss. He not only is one of the most insightful writers in the area, but he cares about his readers. He is the only writer I have ever sent e-mail questions or comments to who actually take the time to respond.
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    just adding my 2 cents: Put me down as an avid reader of Reiss, too. As someone else mentioned... on the RARE occasion that he's wrong, he'll come out like a man and admit it... and then move on like it's no big deal (which it isn't if folks handle it the way that he does).
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    Is Carafdo still writing for the Globe? If he is I expect the Drews view of perfection piece any day now...

    What I think Mike gets, and I hope he never loses sight of, is that the only opinion real fans want is informed opinion. I want to know what the Pats may be thinking, not what some mediot thinks they should be thinking. That is where the three stooges tripped up. Felger no longer cares because his opinion has landed him lots more voice and face time gigs, and those are a lot more lucrative than print work. The great news this week is Felger seems to have abandoned his WBZ gig in favor of his own CSN show. And Mike R seems to be the Mike F replacement of choice for Lobel. :woohoo:
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    Very true, but it's not to say Reiss doesn't offer up his own opinion or is always in-line with what the Patriots are thinking. He does provide his own analysis & opinion, but he's just always respectful about it. That's pretty much the key. He never has knee-jerk reactions to things, he always looks at things a second time before coming to a judgment, and puts some thought into it.

    It's been a rough couple weeks for Felger. He's been called out by Hobbs, Light and Vrabel, and Light and Vrabel embarrassed him on TV and radio respectively. Hopefully he'll slowly learn there are repercussions for voicing his uninformed, biased and always polarized opinion. Unfortunately, I'm betting he views any attention as good attention.
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    I always go to Mike's blog if I want an informed, concise bit of information. He does the best job in Boston on the Pats!
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    I agree.

    I see MR getting better and better on TV and I worry. Are we going to lose him too?
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    I went to school for journalism and one of the first things you learn is that News should stand on its own. Reiss does a great job of realizing there are tons of football fans in this area and if you give them football to read they will enjoy and come back for more. Thats not say there are not other ways to bring a reader back (Felger and Borges have brought back readers who just want to hear what stupid thing they say next).

    His patience when stories break is great, he takes his time and gets things right, rather than always getting things first. That is why a lot of us here don't believe a story until Reiss has it.

    As much as I don't wont to see him leave he is someone who is very worthy of a national gig. IMO he wuold have been perfect for the NBC sports.com gig that went to the ProJO writer who's name slips my mind.
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    I hadn't thought of it...now that you bring it up, man, that would suck. It seems like Reiss really enjoys his job though, so hopefully the Globe compensates his as much as he deserves and we'll have him covering the Pats for a while.
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    5000 posts and this is your iceburn?

    For all the bandwagon fans you should know that throughout the 90's Cafardo was the Patriots' beat guy and everyone loved him because he only reported the facts just like Reiss does. Eventually Reiss will want to make a name for himself and in the media that doesn't come by consistently being positive eventually he'll have to take a controversial stance on something to drum up attention.

    Point is-don't take it personally like people did with Cafardo.
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    Who says they didn't try?

    I can't blame the Boston media for Breer jumping on a huge move up from the dinky MetroWest to the Dallas Morning News, a paper with a bigger circulation than the Globe in a city where the NFL team reigns supreme and unchallenged.

    In general, the smaller papers in this area have done a tremendous job of finding football writing talent destined for bigger things: Reiss, Breer, Curran as prime examples.
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