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What I'm watching on ESPN3.com

  • Certain ESPN writers will go after stories in order to sound important. Some might start to believe they are going to uncover the biggest story in history.

    But what I see today reminds me that for the most part, ESPN has nothing against Auburn specifically.

    Take the article on Jim Tressel today. The opening paragraph paints a picture of indisputable fact regarding what Tressel knew and when he knew it. Here is the opening paragraph of their report on Tressel.....

    "Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was informed that some of his players had sold memorabilia to the owner of a tattoo parlor more than eight months before the school said it was made aware of improper transactions, Yahoo! Sports reports."

    They add, "Yahoo! sports reports" at the end, but the opening statement has already convinced the readers that he knew something, because it's written as fact.

    It's the same way they recklessly portrayed Cam and Auburn.

    That just reminds me that they will take their shots at anyone that gives them a story, even the Vest.

    Then, at the same time, I sit here and watch ESPN3 all afternoon.

    Unprecedented coverage of a college Pro Day. And ironically the coverage is given to AUBURN and CAM NEWTON.

    The two things we feel they hate the most (AU and Cam), and yet here I am watching a show that is gushing over Cam and his abilities, with little pieces mixed in that have been done through the year (on his time at Blinn, on his improved passing, etc).

    In the end we have to remember, for the most part, ESPN is all about ratings and coverage. Whatever the big story appears to be, that is where their loyalty lies the majority of the time. They will use Auburn or Cam or whoever they can to run with a "ratings" gold mine, and it doesn't matter if they have to spin it negative or spin it positive. They will go where they feel the "if it bleeds it leads" mentality takes them.

    Sometimes you're on the positive end of that, like today's coverage. Sometimes you're on the negative end, like Cam-gate.

    Today is a good day for Auburn coverage though, and we should appreciate the exposure.

    This post was edited by jadennis 3 years ago

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  • They sell what most people want to see... sad, really. Don't let the facts get in the way of the truth.

  • I'm not watching ESPN now but lately as jadennis notes the media coverage of Auburn has been supportive and positive.

    We may have to learn, not everyone has it in for Auburn University.

  • nicasiotiger said... (original post)

    I'm not watching ESPN now but lately as jadennis notes the media coverage of Auburn has been supportive and positive.

    We may have to learn, not everyone has it in for Auburn University.

    It's important to note that you say not "everyone", because some people do.

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