(lack of) USA MEN News and Analysis

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by dsylvest, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. dsylvest

    dsylvest Member

    Jan 18, 1999
    Big warm-up tournament for WC...
    Lots of new faces possibly getting capped...
    First Nats game in a while....

    Washington Post Sports Coverage?


    My Headline for Wash Post?

    "Sports Page Drops Ball"

    How can we not have a USA Men's team article in the Washington Friggin Post on match day???
  2. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    You know how I get the Washington Post? On the Internet.

    Go to the BS home page and, oh look, there's some GC-related material from the Chicago Tribune.

    You know how you can get the Chicago Tribune? On the Internet.

    Golly, it's like people who still care which candidate their paper is going to endorse, as if they couldn't be bothered to research the thing themselves.
  3. dsylvest

    dsylvest Member

    Jan 18, 1999
    Uh, no, my friend, it is not like that at all. It is like wanting the newspaper to write things that I care about, and that I believe others could care about too, if it was WRITTEN ABOUT.

    Thanks for your input though, or not.
  4. WC2010Champs!

    WC2010Champs! New Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Im in agreement about the press, but this is not just an anomaly, this is normal life, the print papers dont give football the time of day. Its sad, but thats what they do (however the Orange County Register had a half page spread yesterday about Steven Gerrard and other football news).
  5. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Austin FC
    Dec 17, 2002
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And of course, the fact that it's not on English language television anywhere doesn't help matters.
  6. bltleo

    bltleo Member+

    Jan 5, 2003
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    I know that soccer or football is not so popular sport like here in Germany
    or England. We get enough soccer stuff in Germany, have many
    chat forums, news, web-sites, etc. etc. As already for Americans
    it is difficult to read about analysis of US men soccer team, then it
    is much more difficult for me as a german fan. I mostly keep me
    informed here at bigsoccer and other web-sites. But looking at
    your newspaper I can not find any news about soccer. Maybe it
    is because Americans are not so interested in this sport.
    If I look at this board, I can meet many people interested in soccer.
    So I live "in american soccer world" here:). The more I attend this
    board, the more I like it. The more I like it, the more I´m interested
    in american soccer. I also want to write some articles about
    american soccer for german fans. I´m thinking about it. I think
    many Germans have no idea about new talents in the USA.
    If you say USA in Germany, you would hear: USA and soccer?
    So I really think to write some articles to introduce your
    soccer here. Maybe I should be really soccer reporter.
    I would comment every game so funny that people would
    love soccer, even in the USA. Maybe soccer need more
    show and more promotion now and then.
    I also promissed USA fans who want to come to Germany next year
    to help them. But I will write special thread about it. With your help.
    Without your questions does not work any thread:)

    So come everone here and try to do the best soccer board
    about american soccer from this wonderful bigsoccer!

    your bltleo
    from GERMANY
  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Leicester City FC
    The title of this thread not withstanding, we usually discuss these issues on Business & Media. I'm forwarding this there.
  8. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Newspapers and TV will start taking this tournament seriously when CONCACAF does.
  9. bltleo

    bltleo Member+

    Jan 5, 2003
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Hallo Moderator!. You again, you are watching every my post
    and then place to it to right place:). Thank you.
    I have never knew that we have special thread about Business and
    Media. I will have a look at this.
    from Germany
  10. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
    It's all about validation.

    Hey, did I mention that there's a Gold Cup preview in ECG#26?
  11. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will it get here before the tournament is over? :p

    Actually, I think the papers that have games have had stories. And AP has a story on Keller that kind of serves as an overall preview.

    The Post doesn't, but then again, they are not hosting any games in Washington and, arguably, have the best MLS beat writer in the country so they get a pass.
  12. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Newcastle United FC

    The Post isn't staffing the early rounds of the Gold Cup because it takes a back seat to MLS coverage right now.

    It's not a high priority.

    My guess is that they'll staff the semis and/or finals if the US is in it.

    The Tribune ran capsules of each team and the US roster yesterday.
  14. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
  15. RedandWhiteFaith

    RedandWhiteFaith New Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    The Star Tribune, which is the big newspaper in Minnesota, does a fair job of covering soccer and the national team. it doesn't get as much as other sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or golf but it does provide us with some. like today they had a nice little article on Onyewu as a preview for the Gold Cup final.
  16. aleaguer

    aleaguer Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Wichita, KS USA
  17. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i thought this was about why so many threads were devoted to covering little Freddy and his latest "let's look excrutiatingly (once again) at what Adu did the last 90 minutes he's been on the field for a pro game"

    Or why Cunningham needs two threads, or....


    Never mind....carry on.....

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