Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 50

Thread: #Wojbomb -

  1. #1
    Super Moderator thead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    3,249
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default #Wojbomb -

    Came accross this interesting article about our favorite breaker of stories. It reads a bit like a takedown piece until you start clicking the links and realize there may be some smoke here if not fire.

    there is a paragraph on the breaking of Kyle Lowry resigning here.

    Enjoy

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/1...ets-his-scoops

    this is only loosely tied to "everything raptors" so I'll see how the conversation evolves and probably move it to the NBA section tomorrow
    People I Will Shame When The Cavs Finish 8th
    1.) Day One - 2) JordanMariam14 - 3) Stooley - 4) Ceez - 5) Sam17
    6) mcHAPPY 7) ImanShumpert 8) Scraptor 9) Demographic Shift 10) Rocwell 11) Everyone

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,654
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Interesting read. I never really noticed the animosity towards ESPN before.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    770
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Everything the writer is shitting on Woj for can be said about every single other reporters.
    Didn't Brian Windhorseshit reported saying Kyle agreed to sign with Miami just a day before Kyle signed with the Raptors.
    Chris Broussard is another case. This article is totally driven by jealousy. And BTW Fuck ESPN.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic Superstar Mack North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Smoke City
    Posts
    3,477
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Very interesting piece. The whole Detroit and LeBron James things are a bit odd.
    Keep Calm & Chive On

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic Veteran rocwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6,923
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Fuck ya'll. Woj is my no.1 guy.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic Veteran ceez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,881
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    “I signed a player, and my staff didn’t know that we got the guy yet, and I heard the cheering outside the office because they had seen Woj tweet it,” one team executive said. “I was still on the phone with the agent, negotiating areas of the exhibit, and Woj already had it.”
    this is pretty nuts

    i'm a Woj fan and one thing he's always done is give credit where credit's due when it comes to breaking info. i'm all for him taking down espn too.
    @jerboat

  7. Like rocwell liked this post
  8. #7
    Raptors Republic Starter 3inthekeon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    471
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Very interesting read. Doing a bit of dot connecting here, but Woj's Hollinger/Rudy Gay comments at the time of the trade were eerily similar to what Lionel Hollins was supposed to have said. Gee, I wonder who was Woj's Memphis source? I'm guessing with Hollins now in Brooklyn, Woj is in line for some juicy Nets scoops (and nobody better cross Hollins or Woj will be sinking his teeth in their ass).

    Woj's vindictiveness reminded me of this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon%27s_Enemies_List
    If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

  9. #8
    Raptors Republic Veteran Bendit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,628
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Surely AW did not have a pipeline to every agent/team to scoop the pick in the draft before Stern even got to the podium. This would suggest that he had a connection with someone in the know at the NBA before the envelope got to Stern. The NBA supposedly fined Dumars in a sting for leaking league docs (500K)....did they investigate themselves on the draft picks leaks? I remember this well with many on this forum complaining that the leaks were screwing with the "suspense" element of the draft show and occasion!! LOL.

  10. #9
    Raptors Republic All-Star KeonClark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I opened this hoping woj was reporting we got paul millsap or something.

  11. #10
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cambridge, ON
    Posts
    2,036
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Surely AW did not have a pipeline to every agent/team to scoop the pick in the draft before Stern even got to the podium. This would suggest that he had a connection with someone in the know at the NBA before the envelope got to Stern. The NBA supposedly fined Dumars in a sting for leaking league docs (500K)....did they investigate themselves on the draft picks leaks? I remember this well with many on this forum complaining that the leaks were screwing with the "suspense" element of the draft show and occasion!! LOL.
    He didn't get the Bruno pick. So it is likely his sources were actually on the 29 other teams, not the league office.

  12. #11
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    1,592
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    When does a reporter cross the line between journalist and publicist?

  13. #12
    Raptors Republic Starter 3inthekeon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    471
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    this is pretty nuts

    i'm a Woj fan and one thing he's always done is give credit where credit's due when it comes to breaking info. i'm all for him taking down espn too.
    Would you still be a Woj fan if Casey decided to become one of Woj's sources and Woj started writing stories about Casey's coaching brilliance?
    If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

  14. #13
    Raptors Republic All-Star KeonClark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote 3inthekeon wrote: View Post
    Would you still be a Woj fan if Casey decided to become one of Woj's sources and Woj started writing stories about Casey's coaching brilliance?
    I preface this statement by saying count me in as a guy who's anti casey: dwane casey has way too much integrity to pull stunts like that.

  15. #14
    Raptors Republic Veteran ceez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,881
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote 3inthekeon wrote: View Post
    Would you still be a Woj fan if Casey decided to become one of Woj's sources and Woj started writing stories about Casey's coaching brilliance?
    i really couldn't care less what woj writes about
    @jerboat

  16. #15
    Raptors Republic Starter kopite91's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    T-Dot
    Posts
    336
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I bet half these guys talking about Woj's journalistic integrity haven't seen ESPN's First Take yet...

    I like both Woj and Spears. I can't take Jonah Hill- lookalike Brian Windhorst, Broussard or Stein seriously with their reporting..
    Give me liberty or give me a bran muffin! - Colin Mochrie

  17. #16
    Raptors Republic All-Star Raptorsnz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,552
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I hate the fact that draft picks are tweeted out before they're announced by the Stern/Silver, it just ruins all the fun of it for me and means I can't go on the internet to places like here since it'll just be spoiled.

  18. #17
    Raptors Republic All-Star KHD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,281
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I don't read Woj's articles. The way I see it, it's the scummy business of nba reporting: to get that level of access, you need to perform a ton of either journalistic fellatio or journalistic assassination.

    Either way, nobody else is anywhere near this guy in terms of breaking the news.

  19. #18
    Raptors Republic All-Star ebrian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Markham
    Posts
    1,546
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree with you there KHD. I really only care about the news itself, headlines are usually enough for me so I usually don't end up reading articles that could (as we glean from this very interesting article) be influenced by a writer's opinion. I like to draw my own conclusions.

    I thought the stuff he said about his non-relationship with Lebron was very, very interesting though. Kind of gives you a bit of perspective about other pieces written by other people. I always hear people talking about certain players attitude and what not and now I'm wondering if they drew their own conclusions or if they read about it, and whether or not those articles were unreasonably biased due to some reporter getting screwed over for a news scoop and taking it out on the player! Pretty crazy if you think about it.
    your pal,
    ebrian

  20. #19
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,654
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
    I hate the fact that draft picks are tweeted out before they're announced by the Stern/Silver, it just ruins all the fun of it for me and means I can't go on the internet to places like here since it'll just be spoiled.
    Does it really ruin the fun though? I mean, we're talking about a 15 second difference between the tweet and Silver's announcement.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

  21. #20
    Raptors Republic All-Star KeonClark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Does it really ruin the fun though? I mean, we're talking about a 15 second difference between the tweet and Silver's announcement.
    So why even tweet it? Quite the scoop. It never ceases to amaze me how adhd society has become.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 14 users browsing this thread. (1 members and 13 guests)

  1. S.R.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •