We are what we repeatedly do.
- Sep 3, 2018
Do we need to have some sort of Dan Sileo seance?
Perhaps, you’re expectations of media coverage from kids who are trying to establish experience and build a resume through recruiting websites are a tad too high..I was listening to the Through the Smoke podcast with David Lake and Gaby Urrutia cause I ran out of good content for my dog walks and they discussed the landing spots for all the Canes in the draft. They talked about how the Bucs are a perfect landing spot because Ryan Succop is a journeyman kicker and Borregales is the favorite to beat him out in an open competition...Ryan Succop just signed a 3 year deal with $4M in dead money for 2021 that would cost the Bucs an additional 500K against the cap if they cut him, for a team that barely has enough space to sign their rookies. There is no competition - Borregales was signed to be the emergency kicker on the practice squad.
This got me thinking about how awful the Canes media with the ITU clowns, SMD and I don't even know who else is out there besides Navarro who's been covering the team for an eternity and still doesn't seem to know the game or the program that well. Compared to the coverage you find of NFL teams or other big-time college programs it's a lazy, complacent group that rarely brings anything compelling to the table.
I had to rant about this but feel free to tell me why this is the case or why I'm wrong if you disagree.
Good question. Perfect beat reporting is what I see from people like Jourdan Rodrigue or Nick Underhill. They have an intimate understanding of the team - what they value, their thought processes, their schemes, the history of individual members, etc. They seek to grow their knowledge about the Xs and Os of the game to integrate that into their coverage. They have sources to confirm or expand upon the things they write about, explaining the process behind decisions and future plans. And they do interviews with team members that yield actual insights, like the article Jeff Duncan just posted interviewing Jeff Ireland about the Saints' draft.curious:
What would be the "perfect" sports coverage media?
Lake has been with ITU since I first started porsting on Cane forums. Dude has had plenty of time to "establish" something useful.Perhaps, you’re expectations of media coverage from kids who are trying to establish experience and build a resume through recruiting websites are a tad too high..
I don't recall that dude. Porter was an arrogant POS. Miami was just a pitstop for him. Think he's a northeast guy and covers the Boston Bruins now. Seems fitting for him....Whoa. I haven't heard that name in a long, long time. Michael Casagrande was also covering UM for a short period. Last I heard from him, he was covering Bama.
I just moved to Nashville area and I forget the guys name but on his sports radio show whenever he talks about tannehill and Henry it's like he gets a hard onWe're a city filled with fair weather fans and I don't think our media market is as big as most of you think (16th in the US). So you add those two things together you get subpar coverage w/ lesser talent.
I will say though that I think this is just how a good chunk of sports fans feel about media for their city/teams. It's either a) my city's media coverage is trash or b) no one cares enough to have an opinion. I've lived in Philly, Phoenix, Nashville, and DC (born and raised in Miami).
I think the few of us that care recognize the lack of decent content but it's few and far between. But we're more of a Phoenix than we are a Philly or NYC.
Nashville sports media coverage is just “happy to be here” and it’s really annoying lol. They rarely go after their teams. Too much optimism and sunshine for me. No real takes there.I just moved to Nashville area and I forget the guys name but on his sports radio show whenever he talks about tannehill and Henry it's like he gets a hard on