Media coverage slipping again

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by bigsmooth, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. bigsmooth

    bigsmooth New Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Saturday night's reporting of the game:

    Ch. 9 -- Ken Mease gives Danny Heaps credit for scoring New England's goal. Well, he did get the last name right, but usually, Mease is one of the more accurate reporters when it comes to getting players names right (and not just for DCU or soccer).

    Ch. 4 -- That idiot Jill Sorenson said four or five times that DCU lost to the Metrostars, no correction at all, no "oops, I said Metrostars, I meant Revolution." Unforgivably bad sports journalism from a so-called professional.

    Neither network had highlights of the game.

    Didn't see Ch. 5, News Channel 8, etc.
     
  2. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Frankly, do you want media coverage of this team?

    I'd rather them not go around spreading the word on how bad we are.
     
  3. mikemeg

    mikemeg New Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    Arlington, VA,USA
    Channel 4 is unwatchable. George Michael sets the tone, and since Darien Chapman (who was occasionally good) left, it's a wasteland.

    I'm a Channel 7 fan after the (relatively) excellent job they did covering the World Cup. Sure, ABC had the Cup, but they stole my allegiance one day when they covered the Cup games and then, not soccered-out, proceeded to have the best United highlights. Other stations would have said "hey, we showed a guy dressed funny in the stands in Korea-- that's all the soccer we owe the viewers."
     
  4. cindyland

    cindyland New Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    San Jose, CA
    Rene Knott

    I also watch the local Channel 7 news (WJLA). It seems, when they do cover soccer, that Rene Knott does have a clue. And once ot twice he's actually broadcasted live from RFK, before a DC game, to do his sports segment.
     
  5. Footer Phooter

    Jul 23, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Sometimes I doubt Jill Sorensen even watches sports. She tends to get things wrong, not just about United, but about the other local teams as well. I always thought Wally Bruckner was ok on Channel 4.
     
  6. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Jill Sorenson? excuse me? She should be at the first window taking your order and George Michael should be at the second one handing it to you. Rasslin' highlights? Channel 4 is just a few clowns short of a circus.
     
  7. dcuinvermont

    dcuinvermont New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Burlington VT
    If DC signs Gazza, I'll get my DC news from Skysports on FSW;)
     
  8. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    There was lots of media coverage of DC on Sky Sports News and I didn't have to hear about the team losing, so I'm safe in my dream world...living in denial.
     
  9. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you know that George is doing professional bull riding now?

    I used to like the PBR broadcasts until that happened.
     
  10. etcheverrito

    etcheverrito New Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    the heartland of NOV
    dude, come on, sorenson is pretty hot!:) I can think of many activities for her...as for g. michaels, he seems to have a thing for poodles...the cabbage house fits him alright
     
  11. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Yeah she's alright until she opens her mouth and puts her foot in it. George? That ahole needs to retire. BRING BACK DARRIEN CHAPMAN!! :D
     
  12. sebakoole

    sebakoole New Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    The locals news shows prefer not to cover soccer. It takes too much time away from the truly thrilling sports like baseball and golf.
     
  13. etcheverrito

    etcheverrito New Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    the heartland of NOV
    when one is in the business of putting people to sleep...you do what you can:)
     

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