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Tom Jackson "I picked the Pats big only to motivate the Jets"

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    I'm confused. Even if it were true (which I kind of doubt myself), why would he, a guy who is supposed to be an objective journalist for a national television network viewed everyday by millions, pick a team only to motivate another team? It would now seem as if he has some sort of bias.
     
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    I guess it goes to show just how intimidated he was by Bart Scott's post-game rant to Sal.
     
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    Seem? :rolleyes:
     
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    I think he has a close friendship with Bart Scott so I can see why Scott mentioned him in his arrogant post speech but still.......
     
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    I think any threads related to Tom Jackson should automatically have the profanity filter disabled.
     
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    I don't wish bad on anyone but this POS, I hope he chokes on a steak! The man is pure a-hole with a splash of douchebag.:rocker:

    He's just hard up cause he never won anything and wasn't much of a player either....
     
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    yea this was my thought as well.
     
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    I know fans of any team and any sport tend to be convinced the media hates them, the league hates them, the refs hate them - but at first glance this appears to be very unique. Local sports media being homers or haters is one thing; it's both accepted and expected. And even some national media have had a rooting interest - but it's been both obvious and admitted. Examples would be Bruschi and Rodney for the Pats, Hoge for the Steelers, Greenberg for the Jets, etc.

    But I don't know that I have ever heard of a sports analyst who has been portrayed as unbiased by his employers and by himself - regardless of our thoughts - after the fact come out and say, 'hey, not only was I rooting for this team to win and that team to lose - but I did something that I felt would affect the outcome'.

    His very last words, in an attempt to clarify: "it was done premeditated."

    Think about that; he's saying he attempted to affect the outcome.

    In case you're thinking I'm misrepresenting Jackson's intent, here again are his words:

    "I played a bit of a psychological game with the Jets," Jackson explained. "I thought it was important that they have in their minds that they got beat 45-3 [their last time in New England] and that a large segment of the population thinks that could happen to you again."

    "I wanted to further fuel them in a little of a cement -- cement them in that bunker mentality of 'us against the world,'" Jackson added.

    "And so, I accept Bart's comments for what they were, but I hope that he understands that I actually am a fan of the Jets, and Rex Ryan, and that defense," he said. "I think that they were well served by the fact that, yes they were angry and they got a little angrier, and I think it served them well on the field."




    Frankly I don't think Jackson's comments affected the outcome - and that is not based on my disdain for his choice of sides. For him to pat himself on the back for the win is a whole separate discussion.

    However for him to take sides and attempt to affect the outcome - that is a very slippery slope from which I see no return. What's next, espn analysts looking at the coaches all-22 film and giving pointers to one team? Doing the same thing but misleading their opponent? CBS and FOX doing something similar in hopes of setting up a playoff match between big market teams that they can get bigger ratings from?



    The NFL and their business partner, espn, has a choice to make here. Goodell has been on his soapbox about integrity of the league and not tarnishing the brand. I know it's difficult to distinguish when exactly that line is crossed, but a national sportscaster admitting that he was attempting to influence the outcome of a game?

    I'd say that's crossing the line.

    Jackson should be fired.
     
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    Just another media clown who hates the Patriots. Another reason to get your NFL info from something other than ESPN. I choose Sirius 124 myself.
     
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    You guys, it's Tom Jackson and ESPN. What else would you expect....fair, intelligent, unbiased reporting?:bricks:
     
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    from what Ive heard this morning, he is taking back his " I was tryting to motivate the Jets" excuse. So he is backtracking on his backtrack. How this guy still has a job is beyond me. He's an embarressment. ESPN has no shame.
     
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    From this point forward, every pick this guy makes on ESPN should be viewed with a jaundiced eye. If this network wasn't such a journalistic joke, Jackson would have been called on the carpet already and asked a very simple question: "What the hell is going on here?"
     
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    so espn is paying reporters to pump up certain teams? dont people watch the show to get the analysts true opinions. is espn deceiving the public?

    is that what news does?
     
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    Honestly I just started laughing when I read the title of this thread.

    How old is Tom Jackson mentally, like ten?
     
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    I think he is an a- hole and should be fired but he was a pretty decent player with 40 sacks and 3 pro bowls on his resume....Now however,he is a joke
     
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    alot of ex players have a bias

    shannon sharpe, sterling sharpe, marshall faulk, keyshawn jackson

    just wait till ocho cinco lands a tv gig after he retires
     
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    that actually IS the gameplan for news these days


    see fox news
     
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