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Rich Gosselin - one of the very best..why can't we get writers like that?

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  1. fgssand

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    Gosselin does a terrific job and has for years. He always responds to my e-mails with thought and speed.
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    Its nice when a reporter does some homework to back up his opinions.
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    The trick is, you've just picked out probably the single best football beat writer in the country. I'm not sure there are other "guys like that"! What's more, Gosselin's employer just scoured the country for a guy worthy to ride shotgun with him, and found him in this market. And if you read comments on Breer's blogs in Dallas, the fans there seem stunned by how informative his stuff is. Really good beat writers are exceedingly rare everywhere.

    FWIW, I'm going to repost something I wrote earlier in the week...

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    It strikes me that this hardcore patsfans board has very good taste -- and very high standards! We spend a lot of time bashing the local beat reporters, then every single time we consider somebody "acceptable" he's scooped up for bigger and better things.

    Mike Reiss: MetroWest Daily News-->Boston Globe (worth remembering this as we dis the Globe, they saw talent and leapt on it)

    Tom Curran: ProJo-->NBC Sports (who's going to turn down that career jump?)

    Albert Breer: MetroWest Daily News-->Dallas Morning News (arguably the single best local beat gig in the NFL and a HUGE move up from the likes of the MetroWest)

    In retrospect, guys like Curran and Greer set an incredibly high bar for local football reporting and are very hard to find.
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    Gosselin really works hard to be a NATIONAL football writer - he's not a Dallas homer.

    The Belo corporatoin owns a lot of newspapers nationally (including the Providence Journal) and he's syndicated throughout the nation in those newspapers as well.

    Don't look to him for inflamatory stories where he proposes his own theories yet has no facts to back them up (Hi Peter King!) - but if you just like straightforward good reporting and football analysis - He's your guy.
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    You named some very good ones.....the best in town right now is Mike "just the fact ma'am" Reiss, to bad we let Breer & Curran get away.

    WAKE UP BOSTON.....get some talent in here and please, ask them to check their attitudes, bias and rumormongering at the door.
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    Add to hs accolades, Gosselin is the single best draft predicter out there. He puts Kiper, Brandt and other websites to shame.
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    I thought we were getting Gosselin in trade for Breer -:)
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    Wow! Very nice and insightful. Thanks for posting this!
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    I've seen posts on Dallas Cowboys messageboards that take Gosselin to task for just this reason.

    They feel he's "anti" Dallas. Lots of whining about how he "always" picks against the home team, including this week.

    Just goes to show, no matter how good you are, there are always some idiots who want your ass on a plate.
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    He didn't pick the Pats this week. He picked Dallas 27-24. He was the only DMN staffer to pick Dallas as a matter of fact.

    He's pretty good at what he does, although I was surprised at how inane his reasoning was for a Dallas win. He wrote that Dallas beat the best of the AFC (Indy) in Dallas last year. My response: So what? Last year was last year.
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    I'd like to add to the props for Gosselin. I think he's a national treasure.
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    The larger point is that the state of sportswriting these days is just horrid. Every beatwriter wants to be an opinion writer. Every opinion writer wants to be a television/radio guy. Every television/radio guy grumbles that unqualified ex-jocks are taking all the good seats. Lost in the equation is the lost art of sports reporting.

    So few people have the stuff that Gosselin has, but that's not the troubling part. The troubling part is that so many think they do.
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