Well Fellers, it was a great run.
I can totally believe this story. The Pats have drifted off course regarding the Patriot way. Like the NEP airplane with all the Lombardi BS painted all over it. The Pats have never been about the accomplishments of the past and always about winning the last game on the schedule.
Mike Reiss on whether he is allowed to comment on Wickersham's tales:
This. Any time you're dealing with sources, there's always a portion of any account that's exaggerated. People have their own agendas and only see part of the story. That doesn't mean the phenomenon being described isn't true.
Well I’m into sports nutrition and fitness.
But when I’ve read quotes from Brady that says “If Lebron worked out the way I do” tell me he’s brainwashed.
I know he’s trying to push his business and I get it, but theres more than one way to skin a cat.
And the one thing this “rift” all starts with Guerrero.
Of course there are times when you need anonymous sources. However, I have never liked that style of "reporting" when anonymous sources are blended and used to write a story that includes a lot of conjecture and wanders into the territory of fiction in how it is written.There are times when you can only get anonymous sources, and I can accept that, as long as due diligence was done, the difficulties are acknowledged, and admissions of possible problems are made. However, using anonymous sources to do things like coming to the conclusion that a talk and hug on one day is the reason for happiness days later, when you've got nothing remotely concrete to support that claim, is journalistic malpractice.
Please tell me how you keep Jimmy without
A. Trading Tom Brady in the midst of an MVP season
B. Pay 45-50$million to one position.
that is the logical explanation right there. Jimmy wanted to play and they had to choose between the two. I still dont get how people think we were keeping both. Logistically it didnt make sense once Jimmy turned down their bridge deal offer. They kept him this season to see how Brady looked, and once it looked like there was no decline they shipped Jimmy off.
Of course there are times when you need anonymous sources. However, I have never liked that style of "reporting" when anonymous sources are blended and used to write a story that includes a lot of conjecture and wanders into the territory of fiction in how it is written.
The writers responsible know exactly that the public yearns for background stories, how people think, what will happen etc. like as if they are watching a soap opera. And they give them what they want to increase sales and clicks. However, in doing so they go from facts and what can be plausibly deduced fro these facts into story-telling and stop being "journalists".
And seeing the reactions of some of Wickersham's colleagues about his "fantastic investigative work" tells me that a lot of them have forgotten about what their job as journalists should be about.