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Old 07-26-2007, 10:53 AM   #76
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What I am saying is those nuggests are fed to the fan by the media. Its second hand info that may or may not be accurate. Fans can be very knowledgeable but that knowledge has a high potential to be inaccurate. Unless that fan or media person is actually sitting in the team meetings (which they are not) they dont know for certain what the team is really doing.

Warpath fans have a level of inside access that non-warpath fans dont. That said, I think the average sam sixpack fan has no inside access and never had more conversation with a player or coach than "can I have your autograph".
Regardless of what comes from the media, we also watch every game, and a lot of us watch every game 2-3 times and pick apart every play. I'll take a well informed fan's opinion over Joe Schmoe Yahoo.com sports writer any day.

The fact is most fans have a better idea of what's going on with their team than most journalists in the media, unless we're talking about local journalists that are focused on the Skins like the Wash. Post, Wash. Times, etc.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #77
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the past has nothing to do with what COULD happen this season, your right. Nor does the past (3 super bowls rings) keep us from the continous media ripping we get for overpaying players and continually losing every season. My point is this : everyone, well most everyone, wants to put us on a platform same with the top teams in the NFL. We do not deserve that, I hope you understand that. You cant go into a season without looking over the past few years. We use to get more positive hype than anyone in the NFL over the 1st 2 or 3 seasons of Danny (meaning picked to win) after the media see's that Danny has no clue what he doing, and we over pay, over pay for people and continue to lose, this is why we are constantly made to look like fools. I am just tired of hearing people say we deserve better, when in fact we dont.
I don't think any rational person thinks the Skins should be mentioned in the same breath with the Colts and Patriots of the NFL world, but there does seem to be a hint of media bias towards the Skins at times.

Some people out there like Lenny P. seems to go out of his way at times to take a swipe at the Redskins. I do believe that Snyder brings that upon the team and it's something we'll probably have to live with as long as he owns the team.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:01 PM   #78
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I don't think any rational person thinks the Skins should be mentioned in the same breath with the Colts and Patriots of the NFL world, but there does seem to be a hint of media bias towards the Skins at times.

Some people out there like Lenny P. seems to go out of his way at times to take a swipe at the Redskins. I do believe that Snyder brings that upon the team and it's something we'll probably have to live with as long as he owns the team.

the only thing that will cure all that is winning, and winning year in and year out.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:03 PM   #79
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Regardless of what comes from the media, we also watch every game, and a lot of us watch every game 2-3 times and pick apart every play. I'll take a well informed fan's opinion over Joe Schmoe Yahoo.com sports writer any day.

The fact is most fans have a better idea of what's going on with their team than most journalists in the media, unless we're talking about local journalists that are focused on the Skins like the Wash. Post, Wash. Times, etc.
Watching a game over and over only allows a fan to talk about specific plays and who blocked good or missed a tackle. I guess thats a type of being informed but speaking for me, thats not really the stuff I care about too much. The non-player game watcher does not know details of the game plan going into the game, how/if it was revised during the game, etc. They can hypothesize but thats about it.

I do agree that national reporters have a superficial knowledge of teams and could never talk play by play with a film watching fan but IMO they are both providing guesses.

Nobody knows the team better than the local media as they are as close as one can get without putting on pads. I trusted George Michael & Sonny's opinion most.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:14 PM   #80
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i would argue that there are probably a dozen people on this site that are more informed about the redskins than the sports machine. im not one of them. and if you are relying on sonny for information, you would need to confirm that he can find his ass with both hands first anymore.
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