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Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by jmeissen0, Oct 10, 2003.
and i don't know how unexpected our player movement was... it was more a question of who and how
They cover the story and give the game some press and all we can do is hack on it?
Let's all notify them of their mistakes. I'm sure that will guarantee that they cover the Fire in the future.
Nice article, but as noted, short on fact checking.
There are no doubt some DC fans who might take issue with the assertion that the Fire is only team to have captured "the double."
So, fine, I'll cut him some slack; he's only a college kid - but, he didn't do his homework.
A for effort, C for execution. If you're smart, you don't publish your mistakes in the mass media. It only makes you look dumber.
And as far as notifying them of their mistakes, how are they to know they screwed up and fix it, if nobody tells them. This guy could go on eternally thinking Jim's name is "Curtain" and that the Fire is the only team to do "the double" unless someone straightens him out.
Let's also not rule out the fact that he may have spelled Curtin right, and a college editor, who doesn't know his spelling, changed it to the commonly spelled version.
He seemed to know enough, though with an occasional minor mess-up, for me to give him the benefit of the doubt.
In my opinion, a nice "thanks for covering the Fire" would go much further to better the coverage of the Fire. I'll take more stories like these (dotted with a few mistakes) than the other option...no coverage.
that's pretty much the reply i gave him
since i pointed out mistakes and didn't harp on him... i'm not sure how i hacked on him
he's done soccer stuff in the past, and i've sent him e-mails of thanks
please take note when a post isn't negative and just points things out... that's a huge difference then straight out slamming someone... but then again, it might take a split second to figure out the difference
In my split second decision, I guess I failed to see the positive message in your posts...my apologies.
Living in Champaign and working at the University, I can tell you there are not too many articles related to the Fire nor are there articles about the Fire that make the front page of the sports section.
I applaud the individual who wrote the column even if he dropped the ball on a few things. The exposure enough in this area is great to see.
The local newspaper (News Gazette) last I checked doesn't even include MLS scores or standings in their paper so as you can see this article is pretty significant for the area. Plenty of Nascar though.
Please write the author and encourage more of it. When I went to high school in the area back in the mid to late 80's, there were few soccer teams in the area. Now just about every high school has a team down here. Little towns like Sullivan and Teutopolis have teams. If you think Clint Mathis is a hick, you haven't seen anything yet.