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Zod

Dear Local Sports Reporters....

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you can thank ted turner and cnn for instant news, but really it's been like this since the beginning. emphasis has always been to try and beat your opponents (the other news outlets) in breaking the story first. every new news medium has been considered a departure from the old/better ways.

Do you feel we we better off?

I enjoyed sports more 15 years ago. Anything important I could see on the evening news sports report or in the paper or papers website the next day. Jump on an internet forum to discuss those things.

There was a leisurely quality to following a team.

Now its fugging stressful. Check your twitter! Turn on ESPN! Something could happen any minute!

It has made being a fan much less enjoyable.

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Do you feel we we better off?

I enjoyed sports more 15 years ago. Anything important I could see on the evening news sports report or in the paper or papers website the next day. Jump on an internet forum to discuss those things.

There was a leisurely quality to following a team.

Now its fugging stressful. Check your twitter! Turn on ESPN! Something could happen any minute!

It has made being a fan much less enjoyable.

You can still follow it the exact same way as you always did. You choosing to avidly follow the Twitterverse and other real time news sources only serves to perpetuate the system that you are deriding. You choose to follow in real time, no one is forcing you

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Yeah, but on twitter I have to parse the actual news from what the beat writers think about the weather, the pope, their kids' TV watching habits and their political opinions.

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Going to sleep

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I sometimes think that these local reporters like Person come in here (the huddle) for their info. Using us as their unnamed sources.

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I sometimes think that these local reporters like Person come in here (the huddle) for their info. Using us as their unnamed sources.

And that is the bigger problem, we consume our own poo.

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One day Zod, when you're jacked in to the datasphere via your cortical shunt, you'll know about breaking news before it happens due to the predictive algorithms... then we won't need twitter either.

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As far as the newscasts go, I am constantly amazed at how much technology and time they put into the weather. I get 3-D maps, barometric pressure, live remotes from some rookie journalist in a storm telling me that it is windy and raining. Just tell me if it is going to rain or not and how cold it is going to be. I am good with that. I am going to work, and my job is not landing the friggin Space Shuttle.

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You know, an article about Jon Beason and his recovery would be pretty nice......nah fug it let's talk about signing Drayton Florence

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Only time Twitter has any use to me, is during training camp. For those of us that can't go, it does give a feeling of being there. For "breaking news" all I have to do is check here. Seems there are quite a few posters whose only raison d'être is to see who can be the first to post a tidbit, and thus get pie somehow validating their existence. Thanks guys!

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