Friday Fire: How Do You Want Your Sports Reporting? Mistaken or Blurrrrred?
The future of sports reporting?
More and more athletes are using their individual voices to connect with fans. The negative effect of money only cultured reporting has created an athlete backlash. Seemingly, pros are growing weary of journalists having control over their athletic legacies and are doing something about it. Gilbert Arenas has one of the best blogs around because of his cool wit and unapologetic sense of straight up realness. His words will not be spoken or written out of context because he alone–at least through his blog–controls what we will and will not know.
I love it.
What’s next? Is it time to “blow up the spot”?
The Ron Artest interview has exploded across the web thanks to TrueHoop, FreeDarko SacTown Royalty and other good folk. We thank you all for reading and linking it. It shows readers do want the truth instead of the same hate pandering filler just to cultivate a forever weakening American dollar. Why isn’t anyone willing to tell the real stories besides small blogs like this and others similar? Is mass sports media forever corrupt? Are they only interested in production which ultimately becomes the fan’s expense? Besides Gilbert and others, will athletes stand up to cynical reporting by doing their own thing?
Is it in their best interest?
Do they care?
Do you care?