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Who knows more about the Pats

  1. The local sports media

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  2. Me

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  3. I don't but this board does (minus a few knuckleheads)

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  1. brady199

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    Obviously reporters break the news, but when it comes to analyizing the news, who knows better, how it effects the pats? The local sports media or You?

    I'm not sure but it seems like so many reporters want to be like Ron Borges, and just say stuff for the shock value, sometimes I can't decipher what they really belive or what they are just saying to make a name for themselves.

    Also who is the best and worst Pats writer/analyst?
     
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    Patpsycho so far... :D
     
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    Quite obvioiusly several people on this board know a lot more about the Pats players than anyone else, including BB.
     
  4. brady199

    brady199 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    If I made the question with BB then i would be one of those Knuckleheads
     
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    Not to sound conceited, but it seems every day I listen to the radio or watch TV and shout at it correcting some of the stupid thing someone in the media says about this team. You would think that people who get paid to be experts on the local teams (some high six figure salaries) that they would know almost everything there is to know about at least the Patriots and Red Sox. Many don't know more than the average fans.
     
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    Me, and it's because of this board.
     
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    This is so painfully true. I've never understood how reporters and analysts in particulat get away with their sheer ignorance, particularly when it comes to things like systems and schemes and rules and contracts and the cap - when grasping that stuff should be the basis of their well paid existence.

    Talking heads are another whole kettle of fish. Like on air columnists they exists largely to fuel ratings and ignorance and arrogance is the proven recipe that accomplishes that.
     
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    The only person I read consistantly regarding the Pats is Mike Reiss.
     
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    I'm finding this transcends across the globe. Journalists have started lifting ideas or themes from boards and running them as stories with their own spin. I find it incredibly lazy but also a compliment. It's the acknowledgment that there's some pretty smart "fan" analysts out there.

    I'm not really sure that I buy into what journos say. You only have to see the difference in the presentation and opinion of Tedy Bruschi compared to some journalists to know that.

    I generally enjoy patfanken's contributions and there's always that Patjew fella. He's pretty handy.
     
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    Patjew, your posts so often reflect my thoughts that I hardly have to post at all.
     
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    Ditto. Thanks to Miguel and a select few others, we have a much better handle on the salary cap and its machinations that most people out there.
    I have learned more Xs and Os such as cover-2, cover-3 and the Patriots two-gap defense that I have not seen covered anywhere else. I know look at the game through an entirely different lens. There are media out there who are good and some who were good. I remember Breer before he left for Dallas being an Xs and Os type guy but I haven't seen that since he returned.
    This board has a diverse group of posters who have their own quirks, idiosyncrasies and mishagas that need not be rehashed but I think some of the local media could learn a thing or two by reading the board once in a while.
     
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    I'd answer, but then I'd just be repeating myself like a broken record. Who knows more about tha Pats (this recent decade's incarnation anyhow)?

    Do you really have to ask?

    "Whatchoo Talkin' 'bout, Kontradiction?"

    There ya go. It ain't even close. (good topic, btw.)
     
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    There is only one entity that knows the real truths about all the teams.....VEGAS baby!!
     
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    he media actually knows quite a bit about the Pats but sometimes they are forced to write certain articles with certain slants to appease their management
     
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    There are some members of the local media who probably know more about the Patriots then every single member of this board combined. On the other hand, there are some members of the local media who seemingly barely bother to learn more than the names of the players.

    It's a range, not a data point.
     
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    What he said. :yeahthat:
     
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    I don't consider ESPN local, so since Reiss left it's you guys and I'm serious.
     
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    Ditto and ditto.
     
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    Yes it IS a range but I disagree with your 1st statement. Combined. That puts Miguel and several others in the pool. NFW does even one of the locals equal the aggregate Pats knowhow of this board. Old timers here with detailed memories of past teams and situations have knowhow too.

    I'd cede access to insider player info, some of it not for publication and obviously unknown to us, to some in the media but that's about it. I don't read much detailed analysis about plays, breakdowns of competitive matchups that make sense and impart new information or anything really new from the locals.

    Where I was impressed with football knowhow was SIRIUS radio's "Moving the Chains" Saturday where I listened for the 1st time. Good prep on Pats specifics by n0n-locals.
     
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    By the way, did the Globe let high talking Mazzarotti write on the Patriots just to aggravate me? I can't get through two sentences of one of his crapfests without wanting to throw something at my screen.

    CHB Shaughnessy looks like an objective reporter compared to him
     
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