Media Watch

Here are a few doozies........

This guy thinks the Ryder Cup is exciting but soccer will never make it. 

This is an unbiased article but it contains some truly assinine comments from the jackal known as Glen Beck. 

Not necessarily negative, but a buzz kill nonetheless.

This guy should probably stick to the NBA.  He's right about Kobe though.

The geniuses who wrote the articles linked here will probably not want to see this video. They probably won't like this either.

I still don't understand why people who know nothing about soccer are suddenly compelled to wrtite articles and columns spewing uneducated biased garbage with no real fact or substantial information other than tired, old generalizations based on nothing more than a passing glance.  What's even more puzzling is the continued insistence by major media outlets to actually publish the same drivel over and over again.  A recent Sun Times article echoed the same trash from a writer who apparently doesn't know much about the game.  Why doesn't the Sun Times have Len Ziehm write an article about how boring baseball is or how unwatchable televised golf is?  Maybe the Tribune can have Jack McCarthy write a piece about flopping and phantom foul calls in the NBA and how it's ruining the game? 

Why?  Because those articles would be viewed as biased nonsense yet they continue to publish anti soccer trash. 

I know for a fact that several of you have contacted the Sun Times and the Tribune regarding minimal soccer coverage and in most cases a complete absence of coverage.  Both entities claim that they don't receive any requests from fans for soccer coverage.  If you have contacted either outlet via email or written letter let me know about it.  I will post it here or gather the correspondence and forward it to the editor's of both papers.  If any of the articles mentioned here upset you, the time is ripe to do something about it and provide a response to the dinosaurs in the local and national media who continue to ignore reality.   

Please send any copies of correspondence or emails to the press to fireconfidential@aol.com.  They'll have to answer sooner or later.   

 Anybody excited for the big BP Cup battle this weekend?

 

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  • Way to go Guillermo! So sick and tired of the media ignoring soccer and the Fire...our time has come and fans should take up the cause and bring it on to the local media!

  • I'm sure everyone is tired of the double standard!

    Thanks to Simon Borg for some of the links....here's Andres Cantor's call of Donovan's goal.
    http://www.fanaticos.com/2010/06/23/asi-narro-andres-cantor-el-gol-de-landon-donovan/

  • Glen Beck is right on about politics and that is what he needs to stick to , shut up about soccer and sports in general Glen , you know jack !!!

  • In reply to FireMLS:

    Funny guy. Glenn beck knows more about soccer than he does about politics. It's not what he knows that hurts him,;it's what he knows that isn't so. He is also clearly mentally ill.

  • In reply to Celt:

    Glen Beck is about as phony as phony can get.

  • In reply to FireMLS:

    Today the Trib printed a reaction to the stupid David Martin article. But on page 3 they have to declare that soccer is a "Snoozer". I just need to go to my happy place.

  • In reply to oliotya:

    Don't go to the happy place....let them know....riled up Doug is good.

  • In reply to oliotya:

    And the sports cartoon of the day shows a women "outing" a soccer fan in the closet. He's obviously hiding because it is so shameful to watch a match.

    Like Bill Murray's soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend said in "Stripes". "It's just not cute anymore".

  • In reply to oliotya:

    By the way, the White Sox won the token BP trophy (AKA piss poor imitation of the Lamar Hunt Trophy) over a bad Cubs team.....WHOOPIE!! was a snoozer. Roland Martin is another guy should stick to politics along with neantherdal Glen Beck and too eatee Jason Whitlock; I don't like either of those imbeciles who ramble about nonsense. No matter what they say the MLS and soccer in America in general is picking up and Don Garber is a good commissioner.

  • I shouldn't read these things because they drive me nuts. Sports Illustrated has been giving soccer pretty decent coverage. But in this week's Letters section, they felt the need to print a letter that basically said "If you let us opt out of the swimsuit issue, why not let us opt out of soccer issues." Huh?

    What I don't get is that these people feel they have the credentials to decide what Americans like. Ditto for the knuckleheaded foreigners that trot out the same canards. I go back to the BlackHypes (for you Patrick). Very few cared about this team until the media blitz that continues today. There was never a question of whether hockey was a sport "worthy" of Chicagoans attention. But, for soccer, the tenor is constantly apathy or antagonism. One of the articles stated it correctly. Soccer is not some oddball, cult activity. It's here. It has support.

  • In reply to oliotya:

    Catching on...
    The thing about it is that it unites the country. The Blackhypes fever can't spread nationally because it's a local thing. With so much of the most important media coverage being national nowadays, it's easy to fall in love with the Yanks. The West Wing erupted when Donovan scored that goal. Today, all we talk about is division. Democrats, republicans, conservatives, liberals, left right, oil spills, war policies. We need something we can agree on, something that unites and doesn't divide. We need one team, a team that represents the diversity and toughness and heart of our nation. We need the Yanks.
    (Thank you, Thank you, I should work in marketing.)

  • In reply to oliotya:

    Here, here patrick!

  • In reply to oliotya:

    Forgot to mention-
    Noticed that in SI the other day too. It disgusted me. I'm sure that almost every article gets some negative negative feedback, but I rarely have seen them print it.

  • In reply to oliotya:

    Another guy who doesn't quite get it.
    http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/06/25/united-states-getting-its-kicks-from-world-cup-not-soccer/

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