Rainintime: I appreciate your frustration with the NBA, both players and owners
etc and I totally agree with the comment about the BCS.That said, I can
see how Jody probably had a great time, even if he ended up being sore and stiff
for days after. Both Alema Harrington and Ben Bagley complained big time about
how stiff and sore they were. The NBA lockout is a sad thing and like
Rainintime says, it affects alot more people than the players and owners and
affects them in a more hurtfull way. The owners & players make so much money
the can afford to miss paychecks, business's and working men and women that
depend on the NBA for their livlihood are the real casualties.
I disagree that this was a good article.This was a PR plug for the
Jazz, fed to the Desnews "reporter," by the Jazz PR staff.This article was damage control to protect the image of the local NBA
franchise. How about an article on all the people out of work and income who
rely on the NBA? (I am not one of them, but feel more for them than I do the
players, coaches and owners).My main issue with the media, local or
otherwise, is they use to fight for the little guy and be a voice for the
people. Now all the media guys are looking out for themselves and
the big bucks and big reputation by being part of the problem and part of the
big "Industry" instead of pointing to it obvious ills and self
promotion.I could say the same for the protection the media, local
or otherwise, give the BCS. When the Utes were on the outside looking in, the
local media easily exposed the BCS for the fraud that it is. Now that the Utes
are in the BCS, so too are the media. Their silence is deafening!
Great article Jody. I enjoyed it! Sounds like a good time.