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#31 Mr. Scot

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

When I read Yasinskas talking about the Panthers, it's not so much disdain I see as it is disinterest.

I question whether he even cares enough about getting it right to do some basic research.

I mean seriously, how can he not know that Gettleman spent several years as a college scout? All it would have taken to know that was to read his bio (as I'm sure plenty of fans on here have done without being paid to do so).

It's his job to cover all four teams in the NFC South, but when it comes to the Panthers, I just don't think he cares. That's why I think he gets stuff wrong, because he doesn't see it as worth the effort to get it right.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

When I read Yasinskas talking about the Panthers, it's not so much disdain I see as it is disinterest.

I question whether he even cares enough about getting it right to do some basic research.

I mean seriously, how can he not know that Gettleman spent several years as a college scout? All it would have taken to know that was to read his bio (as I'm sure plenty of fans on here have done without being paid to do so).

It's his job to cover all four teams in the NFC South, but when it comes to the Panthers, I just don't think he cares. That's why I think he gets stuff wrong, because he doesn't see it as worth the effort to get it right.


yasinskas also used two or three different spellings of gettleman's last name in the first two articles on his blog about the hire. the mistakes stayed up for hours.

i mean this is a huge hire that represents a major transition for the panthers and the guy can't even go to the new york giants' website and read his bio. or spell his name properly.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

Forgot about that. Yeah :unsure:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Yasinskas is an idiot and has always done a piss poor job.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

When I read Yasinskas talking about the Panthers, it's not so much disdain I see as it is disinterest.


Disinterest would be great. Disinterest is what every journalist should aspire to have. Neutrality is a good thing in a sports writer. But Pat isn't disinterested and never has been. He may be uninterested, but not caring is not the same thing as being neutral (disinterested).

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Disinterest would be great. Disinterest is what every journalist should aspire to have. Neutrality is a good thing in a sports writer. But Pat isn't disinterested and never has been. He may be uninterested, but not caring is not the same thing as being neutral (disinterested).


Disinterest isn't synonymous with neutrality. It's synonymous with apathy. The actual word for what you're talking about is objectivity - which would be a good thing - but that's not what's in play here.

It shows apathy/disinterest when you don't do something as basic as reading the guys bio to check on his resume' or, at the very least, checking how you spell his name.

This is not a good thing.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Disinterest isn't synonymous with neutrality. It's synonymous with apathy. The actual word for what you're talking about is objectivity - which would be a good thing - but that's not what's in play here.

It shows apathy/disinterest when you don't do something as basic as reading the guys bio to check on his resume' or, at the very least, checking how you spell his name.


Apathy and disinterest are not the same thing. Disinterest is neutrality.

Look here:
http://public.wsu.ed...interested.html

Or here:
http://writing.lifet...interested.html

Or here:
http://grammar.quick...interested.aspx


Sorry for being pedantic, but that is a common mistake that gets under my skin.
At least we both agree that Pat Y is not an objective reporter when it comes to the Panthers.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Disinterest isn't synonymous with neutrality. It's synonymous with apathy. The actual word for what you're talking about is objectivity - which would be a good thing - but that's not what's in play here.

It shows apathy/disinterest when you don't do something as basic as reading the guys bio to check on his resume' or, at the very least, checking how you spell his name.

This is not a good thing.

agreed. it leads to laziness which leads to garbage production.....which apparently leads to espn.


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