When Favre Showed Up, News Didn’t

HD MM

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Another Favre Thread?! :confused:

I seriously think there are more Favre threads going on than the amount of threads in the new "Good Ole Days" sub forum!
 

HD MM

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Another Favre Thread?! :confused:

I seriously think there are more Favre threads going on than the amount of threads in the new "Good Ole Days" sub forum!

Upon further research, it looks like I was right. A quick search shows that there are currently 8 separate Favre Threads going on right now! Ramy, can you modify the "Good Ole Days" sub-forum and just throw all of these Favre threads on another page instead? ;)

I don't make the rules around here, but I urge fellow posters, for the sake of our own sanity, to please use the handy search feature and decide which one of the following threads your Favre topic belongs in prior to creating another separate thread.

And for those who can't get enough of the Favre Soap Opera, I compiled a list of all of the related threads.......

When Favre Showed Up, News Didn’t

Favre reinstated!

Favre wants out of Green Bay and to play again!

Attn. Farve Fans.................

Hmmmm.....maybe Brett Farve is NOT retiring...

Farve retiring!

Will Brett Favre Retire????

Brett Favre Please retire.
 

david1314

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Agreed on all fronts.

Bad enough that ESPN is at it's genuflecting worst on this story. Far too many threads here also.

I don't want to hear another word about Brett Farve his status or anything associated with this tranwreck of a story until Week 1 of the NFL Season.

Enough already.
 

lancemccaffrey

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Since I only joined the forum last week, I didn't see all the other Brett Favre threads from previous weeks or months. I sometimes like to post TV reviews of a major sports story. I didn't want to "hijack" the other thread(s).

As for Sandomir's article, his review of ESPN's coverage of the Favre story is analogous to how cable news sensationalizes major news stories. With the advent of text messaging, camera phones, voicemails, etc., are we in a media age in which info from those new technologies will be or should be used in sports stories?

If Brett Favre were to leave a voicemail message for Chris Mortensen, should Mort be permitted to use that on-air? Is everything or anything fair game?

These are the questions/comments I wanted to help generate with the start of this new thread. . . . . . an analysis I hope would go much beyond the scope and immediacy of just the Favre story.
 

HD MM

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Since I only joined the forum last week, I didn't see all the other Brett Favre threads from previous weeks or months. I sometimes like to post TV reviews of a major sports story. I didn't want to "hijack" the other thread(s).

As for Sandomir's article, his review of ESPN's coverage of the Favre story is analogous to how cable news sensationalizes major news stories. With the advent of text messaging, camera phones, voicemails, etc., are we in a media age in which info from those new technologies will be or should be used in sports stories?

If Brett Favre were to leave a voicemail message for Chris Mortensen, should Mort be permitted to use that on-air? Is everything or anything fair game?

These are the questions/comments I wanted to help generate with the start of this new thread. . . . . . an analysis I hope would go much beyond the scope and immediacy of just the Favre story.

Not sure of Mortensen's and Favre's relationship, but Favre should know that Mort is a journalist and what he says to him in a message will end up on ESPN. Unless he uses the "off-the-record" request, it should be assumed that a public figure talking to a journalist is subject to it being forwarded to media outlets.

Now if he wasn't a public figure, the rules are a bit different. I would expect the journalist to ask permission before using the material.
 

lancemccaffrey

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Not sure of Mortensen's and Favre's relationship, but Favre should know that Mort is a journalist and what he says to him in a message will end up on ESPN. Unless he uses the "off-the-record" request, it should be assumed that a public figure talking to a journalist is subject to it being forwarded to media outlets.

Now if he wasn't a public figure, the rules are a bit different. I would expect the journalist to ask permission before using the material.

The way ESPN has covered this story has been totally overboard. But there is something about the way ESPN has covered the Favre story (along with the NFL Network) that seems different . . . even different than the Michael Vick dogfighting story from last year; even different than when T.O. had his summer spat with the Eagles in 2005.

Even though ESPN went overboard with those stories, it feels like they have hyped up this story even when there is no story to report. Like last year, Vick went through an actual criminal process. First, there was an investigation, then they searched his property, then there was an arraignment, then a plea, etc.

Now, the Favre story doesn't seem to have as many actual developments as previous stories ESPN has reported on. . . . yet they are still covering it.
 

SabresRule

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The way ESPN has covered this story has been totally overboard. But there is something about the way ESPN has covered the Favre story (along with the NFL Network) that seems different . . . even different than the Michael Vick dogfighting story from last year; even different than when T.O. had his summer spat with the Eagles in 2005.

Nice to see I'm not the only one who thinks this story's coverage than those other aforementioned stories.
 

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