Doug Robinson: Packers remind me of when I was a fan

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  • Not So Fast Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    Comments here never fail to disappoint. A columnist gives some real insight into his job, his life and how things are on the other side and all you have to contribute to the discussion is nitpicking or actually not knowing the difference between the writer and the Rockmonster.

    Why do people think writers are fans? They are writers with a job: to tell what happened, to capture the story. Do court reporters go cheer on the DA? The best writers don't carry pom-poms and remain objective and analytical. I don't want fans (short for fanatics) giving me information because I know it will always be filtered through team-colored glasses. With a good reporter I know I stand a chance of getting some truth.

  • Pics Alva, FL
    Jan. 26, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    A lot of bad interviews. Perhaps the problem is the interviewer.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    If the Rockmonster is not a fan of any sports team, then he clearly "doesn't get it" and probably should follow Benson to culture column. That was an unbelievable (and embarrassing) confession....

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    I really enjoyed this, Thank you very much. I too grew up with the Packers as my hero's. I knew every name you brought up and what they did. I remember the kickoff returns by Travis Williams. What a rocket! I was saddened to learn he had become homeless and destitute for a while.
    I agree that Professional sports have dulled my like for sports in general. I love high school sports still because most do it for the love of the game. I preferred college football until I saw the behaviors of the Miami teams and their behavior back when they thought they owned the world. I saw a special on them recently and they still claim BYU beat them by cheating.
    I get tired of the win at all costs attitude. I loved Lavell Edwards because he always had the right perspective and could talk to anyone without getting frustrated by their inane questions or comments.
    I like what Bronco Mendenhall is doing too because he sees the mission of church is more important than winning every single game. His perspective on developing character, integrity and discipline is more important than winning at all costs.