Welcome to PatsFans.com

Those In Favor Of Herald Boycott Say "yes"

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by newton_tom_cat, Feb 2, 2008.

?

Should Pats Fans Boycott Boston Herald For Pre-Bowl The Hatchet Job?

  1. Yes -- they must pay for this inexcusable behavior

    140 vote(s)
    99.3%
  2. No - I'm not a Pats fan

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. newton_tom_cat

    newton_tom_cat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Should we boycott that newspaper over this? To me it's 100% obvious we should Never buy it again and cancel any subscriptions. What other city would have to tolerate this crap the night before the Super Bowl?
     
  2. Marko

    Marko On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Yeeeeeeessssssssss
     
  3. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Messages:
    10,503
    Likes Received:
    87
    Ratings:
    +321 / 13 / -1

    #12 Jersey

    HELL YEAH!! :mad:
     
  4. CheekyDave

    CheekyDave On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    Crap my vote came out wrong, it should be yes boycott, so its now 6-0!
     
  5. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,231
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    I like the Herald, but this has totally crossed the line...
     
  6. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Please No Posting Links To There Articles!
     
  7. Slagathor

    Slagathor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    #22 Jersey

    Thomase is a hack and totally irresponsible.

    75% of his material comes from here or PFT.

    The other 25% he steals from Reiss.

    He's lazy and has no integrity. That's why Belichick deplores him.

    Don't boycott the herald. Just email blast the herald. Get rid of this douche.
     
  8. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    6,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Do any of the 6 people who currently subscribe to the Herald participate in this forum...?
     
  9. austinpatsfan

    austinpatsfan Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    what did the herald say? i live in cali...
     
  10. Patriot_dynasty

    Patriot_dynasty Practice Squad Player

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    It's the local rag...1 rung up from the Enquirer. How a story like this gets printed 2 days before the Super Bowl...A SUPER BOWL THE LOCAL TEAM IS PLAYING IN...is insane and irresponsible. I would fear for my safety if I was him.
     
  11. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    He should be fired.
    He has a responsibility as a journalist to due his diligence and put this crap out before doing so.
     
  12. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,681
    Likes Received:
    558
    Ratings:
    +1,347 / 34 / -28

    #87 Jersey

    His editor should call him out ... that's what the Herald should do.
     
  13. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,506
    Likes Received:
    70
    Ratings:
    +226 / 6 / -2

    #91 Jersey

    A rag, is a rag, is a rag and the Herald has always been one. And i've never given it much credance. But a least up until now its been loyal,and hasn't bashed its teams,players, or coaches like the Globe. I guess thats all changed.
    And whats sort of curious is that the Globe is owned by the NYTimes, if any Boston paper was going to get first crack at running this story I would have thought it would have been the sister paper, keep it in the family like incest.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  14. ShrewBeer

    ShrewBeer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    it is amazing that the paper that is owned by the ny times is a better sports paper than the other. bullcrap. remember the front page when spygate broke? i wanna puke every time i see it in my head...
     
  15. D-cleater

    D-cleater Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I've deleted my Herald bookmarks. They were already my last stop for boston sports news, but they're material is not worth my time anymore. They will not get one more advertising impression from this browser.

    Between this site and other online resources such as Mike Reiss and the rest of the Globe, the Providence journal, PFW and national publications , there is no reason for any of us to drive traffic to the Herald's site. please boycott those self serving scumbags.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  16. TheRazor

    TheRazor Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    I wont read that piece of shiat again, till.... after tomorrow at least
     
  17. RayClay

    RayClay Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    18,852
    Likes Received:
    346
    Ratings:
    +956 / 7 / -14

    #75 Jersey

    I posted this elsewhere but.....

    Write their advertisers.
     
  18. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,506
    Likes Received:
    70
    Ratings:
    +226 / 6 / -2

    #91 Jersey

    I was out of town, the country, i didn't see any of the newspapers. Whos front page are you talking about?
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  19. ClevTrev

    ClevTrev Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Given the timing of this story, this is the last time I will read the Herald or connect to their website. To run this on the eve of the Super Bowl and only be able to reference a "source" is very weak. This ignores the basic tenets of Journalism 101. They ought to be ashamed of the decision to run this story. To me, that newspaper ceases to exist. It smacks of a move out of desperation.

    Interesting, watching the national broadcast media tonight, most of the focus is on the game and game strategy. One show asked the following question, "Will 'spygate' even be an issue in 20 years should the Patriots win Super Bowl XLII?" Baldinger answered, "No, it's not really an issue now." Doc Walker stated that "it's now obvious that many teams were cheating in the past, and the advantage gained over opponents is negligible."

    So be it. Unless someone really tries to run with this in pre-game broadcasts, I don't see this building at all. If they were to come up with a smoking gun, then it's a different story, but there's likely no smoking gun. This is all anecdotal. Someone is really jealous of the Pats.

    My recommendation is to tune in to the game at 6:15pm EST Sunday night and enjoy it. Anything else is beyond comprehension.
     
  20. ClevTrev

    ClevTrev Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Any recommendation to do anything other than exercise your right as a consumer is fundamentally unethical and out of line. Boycott the paper and website if you feel that's warranted. Don't be a fool by suggesting anything else.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>