Tuesday, June 17, 2008

sports journalism not as good as it used to be

One thing that I have noticed over the past five to ten years is that the quality of sports journalism is not as good as it used to be. It seems like there is more of it, but less of good quality than before.

First of all, you have the extremely idealistic/progressive columnists such as Harvey Araton of the New York Times and Rick Morrissey and Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune. I feel like I am reading DNC talking points when I read their columns.

In addition, we have the John Kinkades and Phil Mushnicks who wish that we had a culture circa 1975.

Then we have the feminists or girls can do the same things that boys can. That's why we have the Sally Jenkins, Selena Roberts and Jill Carlsons of the world.

Finally we have the Metrosexuals/hip guys like Mike Greenberg and Erik Kuselias of ESPN.

Very few sports media figures are like Chet Coppock, currently of WMVP ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago. He's practical yet somewhat old school in his approach.

In any event, these are my thoughts. If anyone out there, wants to comment, feel free to do so.


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