Clearing The Air on Mr. Football and The "Media"

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    Clearing The Air on Mr. Football and The "Media"

    As one the the dreaded "media", let me clear some things up.

    No one consults with us about who we should vote for. Not other media members, not coaches, parents, or school administrators.

    The Mr. Football announcement is ALWAYS made the week prior to The State Finals. There is no sinister motive behind the timing of the announcement.

    As for Johnson's decision on a college-"the media"--in this case Lexington Herald-Leader Sportswriter Chip Cosby--was informed directly by Micah's MOTHER that he would attend UK. There was no idle guessing or speculation. This was a direct quote from his Mom. No one made it up, or fabricated anything. You don't get many better sources than that.

    By the way, I posted that information earlier this week on another thread, but apparently it was overlooked by some folks.

    Bear in mind that almost all of the "media", who cover High School Sports across Kentucky, do it because we geniunely enjoy it. Very few of us make substantial money doing it, and with only a few very rare exceptions, I know of none who are biased in their coverage, or have an agenda.

    Part of the reason "media" people are the voters for Mr. Football, is because we DO see more games than an average fan, and see more players as a result. Speaking for myself, (and I DON'T have a vote), I've seen all of the candidates this season--either live or on video, and I think Micah was an admirable choice.

    Bear in mind too--The Roy Kidd Award recognizes a player from each class, and an overall winner. That award is voted on by COACHES, so I think we should see how that one comes out before accusing anyone of bias.

    Sorry just venting a bit. I absolutely enjoy the information I get from all of you on BGP, but it's hard to see my profession unfairly maligned.
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    Nice post, keep up the good work.

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    Thanks--we do try.

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    Nice post!!

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    Thanks knnal. Its always interesting to get the real facts on stuff and then look back at the foolish posts made by some people on here. Talk about losing all credibility with their future posts. Probably less than 50% of the people on here know what in the heck they are talking about and the others don't care if they make posts without knowing what they are talking about. Simply amazing.

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    I'm not sure if you are referring to my post......
    I didn't imply that the media had a motive or that anyone consults with the media but that someone possibly used the media for good marketing and publicity just in time for voting......in other words, a smart strategy by someone on Johnson's side just in case choosing an instate school could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSsportsfan
    I.....in other words, a smart strategy by someone on Johnson's side just in case choosing an instate school could help.
    Please. Make it stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    Please. Make it stop.
    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSsportsfan
    What are you talking about :creepy: Or should I only have an opinion or use any critical thinking when it's okay with you?

    I like how people resort to the "oh, my opinion doesn't count" card.


    Your conspiracy theory is flat out lame. Now you can argue that some of the voters don't actually see all of the players and I'll agree. However, its a bit sad to have (presumed) adults on a public board crying that the winner got favored treatment because the family came up with a slick marketing idea to get their son the necessary votes. The kid has offers from EVERY top program in the country. What does winning Mr. Football do for him?

    While your opinion is inane, I wholeheartedly will defend your right to express it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSsportsfan
    I'm not sure if you are referring to my post......
    I didn't imply that the media had a motive or that anyone consults with the media but that someone possibly used the media for good marketing and publicity just in time for voting......in other words, a smart strategy by someone on Johnson's side just in case choosing an instate school could help.
    I'm not picking on anyone in particular. But there was a post wondering if the voting may have been affected by his reported committment to UK, and that just is not possible at all. The Mr. Football voting was completed not long after the regular season ended, so it had no bearing on it whatsoever. Contrary to what most people assume, the "media" has a lot more integrity than that assumption would imply.

    Being on the inside of this as one of the "media", I really get steamed when MEDIA is used to lump all reporters, writers, and broadcasters together as a group. It paints all of us with a broad brush, and not often in a favorable light. It's just unfair to assume things on that basis.

    It's a bit like the generic use of the word "they". (A real pet peeve of mine)
    Such as, "They don't want us to know who killed Kennedy!" Who the hell is THEY??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    While your opinion is inane, I wholeheartedly will defend your right to express it.
    That may be my favorite all-time BGP line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickymitts
    That may be my favorite all-time BGP line.
    Should be the BGP motto at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    I like how people resort to the "oh, my opinion doesn't count" card.


    Your conspiracy theory is flat out lame. Now you can argue that some of the voters don't actually see all of the players and I'll agree. However, its a bit sad to have (presumed) adults on a public board crying that the winner got favored treatment because the family came up with a slick marketing idea to get their son the necessary votes. The kid has offers from EVERY top program in the country. What does winning Mr. Football do for him?

    While your opinion is inane, I wholeheartedly will defend your right to express it.
    Who said anything about a conspiracy theory???? And where did I say the voters do or don't see the players. Where did I say the boy didn't deserve this award? And for god sakes, where on earth did you get that I said he has received favored treatment?? You are inserting a lot of assumption and error into your rebuttal. (Next time you argue with me, try arguing about what I actually said.) Yes, I think there is some marketing behind part of this.

    It is your right to consider what I've said inane and mine to consider your comprehension of what I said inadequate.

    NOW, let me say this one more time........I am not claiming he is not deserving of the award.

    I knew somebody would just have to turn this into something that it wasn't, which is why I don't usually post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knnal
    I'm not picking on anyone in particular. But there was a post wondering if the voting may have been affected by his reported committment to UK, and that just is not possible at all. The Mr. Football voting was completed not long after the regular season ended, so it had no bearing on it whatsoever. Contrary to what most people assume, the "media" has a lot more integrity than that assumption would imply.

    Being on the inside of this as one of the "media", I really get steamed when MEDIA is used to lump all reporters, writers, and broadcasters together as a group. It paints all of us with a broad brush, and not often in a favorable light. It's just unfair to assume things on that basis.

    It's a bit like the generic use of the word "they". (A real pet peeve of mine)
    Such as, "They don't want us to know who killed Kennedy!" Who the hell is THEY??


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    Quote Originally Posted by knnal
    Being on the inside of this as one of the "media", I really get steamed when MEDIA is used to lump all reporters, writers, and broadcasters together as a group. It paints all of us with a broad brush, and not often in a favorable light. It's just unfair to assume things on that basis.
    Tell that to Fox News ... they bash the media all the time.

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