'tismville, Va.: Totally self-indulgent question here, but what are your
thoughts on having bloggers share the locker room and press box with you? What
did you think of the "blogbox" folk in Uniondale? Were you as salty as some of
the dudes whose reactions I have read about in cyberspace?
I completely undestand why some teams have invited bloggers into the press box.
But I also can understand why some professional media types are upset about it.
In my experience, some bloggers take their responsibilities seriously.
I've got a problems with the ones who don't.
I read a lot
of the Caps bloggers on a regular basis. Many of them are solid writers and
But I also know this: if you want news about your favorite
team, newspapers are still the place to go.
"Now, for a lot of people--most people, even--that means they want to forgetSee, da blogzzz only serve to entertain. If a team wants to amp-up the entertainment whilst amping up our resources whilst amping up their online presence, so be it. It's not like we have washington post blog checks to cash.
about those troubles and go see their team carry a funny-shaped pile of pigskin
past 11 grown men in strange costumes and then settle comfortably into a grassy
patch behind a white line as their teammates slap their bottoms. For certain
others, that means they want to forget about those troubles and instead listen
to a mohawked rapping athlete with a bad attitude discuss his ridiculous car. If
the mohawked rapping athlete with the bad attitude proves unable to help his
athletic team advance that pigskin past that white line, he will no longer be
paid to put on that strange costume, and we'll all move on with our lives. Until
then, I will keep talking to those athletes."