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Sports Media: Is It Out of Control?

By M.T. Robinson On September - 15 - 2009

This may border on the ironic, but I am going to use my little corner of the media world to take a quick look at the current state of our sports media in 2009. The good, the bad, how everything has changed from my early days, to what I see, read, and hear now.

I would assume that during the formative years of America, the original newspapers of the time quickly found that they needed more news on a daily basis. That need led to an original decision to send a reporter to watch the big game/sporting event for the first time ever, and bring back all the details.

The publisher probably had no concept of how far his idea would eventually go. 

Looking around, I think we are good for sports media now in this country. Overload would be a mild term, avalanche would probably be more descriptive. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, everyone has now become sports media.

If you can type, you have a gig. Even if you cant type, you will still be able to post your most inner thoughts for all the world to see, forever and a day. No matter how stupid or brilliant those thoughts may be. This is not how things used to be, and not all that l...

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