Re: Chris Mortenson sites "Sources familiar with the team" as he says Brady is "Un Happy"!
posted at 7/25/2010 12:41 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Chris Mortenson sites "Sources familiar with the team" as he says Brady is "Un Happy"!
In Response to Re: Chris Mortenson sites "Sources familiar with the team" as he says Brady is "Un Happy"! : Have you noticed a pattern with the former players or current players who were very irrational and mouthy about Spygate? They share similar agendas: 1. If they are a current player, they lost at some point to NE in the playoffs or SB, and were likely on one of the teams that took NE for granted, felt entitled and then got embarassed because they didn't show up. We know who these teams were and who the mouthy players are. There is a slew of these teams, both in the AFC and the SB losers from St. Louis, Carolina and Philly. 2. If they were a former player, now on ESPN in particular or jealous players who only won one ring or simply got no rings, OR.....Had MULTIPLE rings but are deemed BELOW the NE Dynasty level (Denver/Schelereth) all have the agenda of trying to bring NE down with this to make their own SB rings seem on par or superior to NE's incredible runs. So, all of these types have an agenda. And the sad part is, they get the loudest microphones and the apparently and intentionally lost the most brain cells when speaking about the topic. Also, if you notice the Cowboys former players like Aikman and Irvin, etc, or a Moose Johnston type all didn't say much, likely because of Jimmy Johnson admitting he absolutely conducted legal taping and explained that some teams liked using it and some teams didn't. At the end of the day, ESPN led the charge. and I would not be surprised if they prodded everyone who worked there to do their part, "within reason", to continue to attack the NE Patriots whenever possible. 1. Because BB and his players never really gave ESPN interviews during the dynasty run. And of course, BB barely spoke outside of the press conferences. 2. And to some degree, this is more directly related to the local papers here, with "writers" like Ron Borges, whom I believe was thrown out of a press conference by BB at one point. The same Ron Borges who magically was hired by John Tomase's Boston Herald, after being fired for plagiarism. I still cannot believe Borges was re-hired in this market. As we know, the Herald lied about the SB 36 "walkthrough tape", another media fabrication based on speculation, heresay and outright lies. And, we know about the Tom Jackson Sept. 2003 comments, which actually started the rocky relationship with ESPN and New England. ESPN thought they deserved more access to the Patriots and their success to make as much money off of that as possible, and they were not satisfied with what they got. I think that showed through pretty clearly when they led the witch hunt against NE on the heels of the Spygate charge, led by a jealous rival in NY. Heck, I remember when ESPN lied about Mangini and BB's postgame handshake. To this day, fans out there think BB refused to shake his hand, which is a lie. It was a very cold, short handshake, but he shook his hand. Meanwhile, they see Michael Holley and David Halberstam with carte blanche access, and ESPN likely was annoyed by this. So, ESPN definitley had a major agenda with this, and it stemmed back to the earlier part of the decade. This is the reason, in my opinion, why ESPN lied to the public about the contexts, facts and details with Spygate and why it was carried out for 8 months. This, of course, is not counting the Matt Walsh lies. I wouldn't be surprised if ESPN had something to do with not only finding Walsh and interviewing him to infuse the story further, but also suggested he hold his ground to draw Goodell even further along. Would not be surprised at all. ESPN made millions off that story.
Posted by russgriswold
I think your right about these guys having thwir own agenda to prove. The thing that bothered me about ESPN's coverage and all the media coverage was that there was really no reporting. Just months of speculation and conjecture. What does this player think of taping or that player. Do you think there was an advantage? How much of an advantage? The same speculation over and over. We kept hearing the Pats violated the memo by Goodell. Anyone ever seen that memo, what specifically did it say? How does that compare with the filming rules? Where can you film? What can you film? Where are those things in the rulebook?
I kept waiting for someone somewhere to write something other than an opinion piece and say what the actual rules are and specifically which rules were broken. To this day I still have no idea what the actual taping rules are. ESPN would tell us you can't tape from the sidelines but every game every week we see a team camera man on the sideline. Is somebody making sure he doesn't tape signals? How is that aloud? What's the difference between that and what the Pats did. I still feel like the media failed to get any actual facts out and just focused on opinion.
Shoddy reporting all around, maybe one day someone will write a story that covers the filming rules and what exactly is the difference between the Pats sideline cameraman and everyone elses but I've yet to see it.