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Old 04-09-2006, 05:12 PM   #16
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Re: No Love from the LOCAL media!

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Feel free to dispute his predictions in the Q&A, but to blast the guy and unfairly judge him really isn't cool, especially considering how generous he's been with us. I really take offense to people calling him out.
Agreed.. Why do some of us seem to think that local writers are supposed to be the leaders of the Redskins fan club? That's rather Extreme (pun clearly intended) isn't it? Just because a local writer doesn't think we're going to go 14-2 and roll to the Super Bowl IN APRIL doesn't mean he deserves to get ripped.
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:12 PM   #17
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The last Q&A?
you mean with the guy from comcast? it came and went and we'll have more once the draft is done and the season starts up again.

I don't think we've completed a Q&A with snider yet, though one is obviously in progress.
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:29 PM   #18
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Re: No Love from the LOCAL media!

We're working on our second (of hopefully many) Q & A with Mr. Snider.

Here is the first

http://www.thewarpath.net/showthread...ghlight=snider (TheWarpath.net Q&A transcript with Rick Snider (DC Examiner))
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:00 PM   #19
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Agreed.. Why do some of us seem to think that local writers are supposed to be the leaders of the Redskins fan club? That's rather Extreme (pun clearly intended) isn't it? Just because a local writer doesn't think we're going to go 14-2 and roll to the Super Bowl IN APRIL doesn't mean he deserves to get ripped.
Maybe that explains why they aren't writing for thier own team. The media should know by now it's the diehard fans who buy tickets and memorabilia, and such. And we don't find pessimistic views by journalists who could care less about the team we love ammusing or entertaining. Maybe I should apply for the The Dallas Morning News. I'm sure their fans wouldn't get enough of me.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:48 PM   #20
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Maybe that explains why they aren't writing for thier own team. The media should know by now it's the diehard fans who buy tickets and memorabilia, and such. And we don't find pessimistic views by journalists who could care less about the team we love ammusing or entertaining. Maybe I should apply for the The Dallas Morning News. I'm sure their fans wouldn't get enough of me.
Why would the media care about who buys tickets or memorabilia? They care about selling papers..
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:50 PM   #21
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Why would the media care about who buys tickets or memorabilia? They care about selling papers..
We buy papers too?
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:35 PM   #22
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controversy sells, and objectivity sells more than blatant bias.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:59 PM   #23
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We buy papers too?
Here's the difference..

Rick Snider-Journalist

Larry Michael-Team reporter

Journalists are paid to report news, give opinions, ask and answer questions for the benefit of the greater good..

Team reporters are paid to highlight the positives of the team, celebrate their acheivements and maintain optimism at all turns..

If Michael made the same prediction (9-7, losing to a division rival in the playoffs) he'd be run out of Redskins Park but a reporter has no responsibility or affiliation to the team..
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:22 AM   #24
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Rick Snider of the DC Examiner, said the redskins will finish 9-7 and lose to the Giants in the NFC Championship! He said, we will lose week 2 to the cowboys, giants, and eagles. He also said we would lose to the Rams!!!!! even with arch. His article is under the news tab. What does everyone think of this journalist. Mattyk should you still be setting up Q&A's will this hater?
It is not a sportswriter's job to suck up to the local team. They should be calling out why they may win or lose and back it up with some well considered insight.

I picked the Skins for 12-4 and the conference championship. If Snider sees 9-7 while pointing out that the NFC East will be tougher than last year, then he can make that point. It's valid. I don't have to agree and neither do you. This is all decided on the the field.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:36 AM   #25
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We can't as fans bitch and moan about the unfair reporting the Skins get on a national level and then decry someone for simply offering reasoned, but more negative than we'd like, opinions. It's called hypocrisy. At least this guy makes valid points and seems to report in a balanced way. His job is to be balanced just as it is Pasta's. All we should want is fair journalism from everyone and this guy has shown me that he is more than fair.

On top of that he has taken his free time to offer us insghts we can't get elsewhere. Those who are bemoaning him should look at the big picture and realize what a good guy he is. Rather than get mad why don't you all thank him for helping us out? I hope he never sees this junk and if he does see it I hope he realizes that 99% of us appreciate what he had done for us.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:40 AM   #26
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Well put FRPLG. I personally don't see how we can have the losses Mr. Snider says we'll have and still make the playoffs. But the great thing is we have the chance to ask him to explain his position. And he's not saying something ludicrous like "we continue to rotate our core players" or "major losses like Cory Raymer"
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:49 AM   #27
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Well put FRPLG. I personally don't see how we can have the losses Mr. Snider says we'll have and still make the playoffs..."
That was my initial point. Then I speculated he threw in the NFC Championship game to put us at bay.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:54 AM   #28
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We were 5-1 in our division last year and 10-2 in the conference. It's a new age Redskins. We are no longer the teams of the Norvs.
Now if we can only beat an AFC team! I know the NFC games are more important for tie-breaketrs, etc., but we need to show the AFC we can compete under Gibbs II.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:57 AM   #29
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That was my initial point. Then I speculated he threw in the NFC Championship game to put us at bay.
But just because we don't agree with him on his prediction that doesn't make him a "bad journalist" or "hater" and we shouldn't just toss aside the great opportunity we have with his Q & A's
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #30
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Now if we can only beat an AFC team! I know the NFC games are more important for tie-breaketrs, etc., but we need to show the AFC we can compete under Gibbs II.
Yeah. We have to beat only one AFC team. Whoever wins the AFC championship game!
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