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42 minutes ago, MJS said:

Can't blame beat reporters for being negative the past 20 years.

 

Hopefully we give this new guy something positive to write about.

Opinion writers, yes. Beat reporters, no. Unless they are offering a piece as an op/ed, then it should be devoid of anything other than the facts of the story they are writing/reporting, including positive or negative slants. 

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Wrong Mike, should’ve been Schopp. Even though his tweets about the new stadium were pretty good and didn’t annoy me like his normal material. 

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17 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He’s pretty boring. Doesn’t provide any insight at all. That’s why there is nothing to like or hate. I get that’s his job, to report, and not to analyze. Just saying. I don’t remember if he had “hot takes” in the past.

 

He fell into the trap of thinking it was cool or funny to make fun of everything the organization did.

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Dude has a hyphen in his name. I already know how this is gonna go.

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7 minutes ago, eball said:

 

He fell into the trap of thinking it was cool or funny to make fun of everything the organization did.

I vaguely remember, he must have reigned it in after mcBeane came on board 

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28 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He’s pretty boring. Doesn’t provide any insight at all. That’s why there is nothing to like or hate. I get that’s his job, to report, and not to analyze. Just saying. I don’t remember if he had “hot takes” in the past.

 

There are some beat writers (like Wawrow) that seem to be insightful and well connected enough that they are generally liked in these parts.

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1 hour ago, YoloinOhio said:

I neither like nor dislike him as a reporter. He doesn’t really move the dial. But I’m going to take this as a sign that we are going to the Super Bowl.

Right. "The Bills are going to be good now? Better replace that guy we exiled there with someone we actually care about."

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1 hour ago, Royale with Cheese said:

We don't need another Marcel.

 

16 minutes ago, Jay_Fixit said:

Dude has a hyphen in his name. I already know how this is gonna go.

 

 

marcel.jpg

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38 minutes ago, May Day 10 said:

I had no issue with Rodak.

 

 

I do have a poor first impression of anyone who describes themself as a "habitual line stepper"  outta here with that

Is that some sort of Country music dance fad?

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People forget James Walker.  

He didn’t even know who was on the team.

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He had, what most of us would agree with, a dream job. Paid to cover the NFL.

 

And he quit voluntarily? That doesn’t make much sense to me. 

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12 minutes ago, Nick the Greek said:

He had, what most of us would agree with, a dream job. Paid to cover the NFL.

 

And he quit voluntarily? That doesn’t make much sense to me. 

I’m sure he has another position lined up. He’s leaving because he’s moving to Bama - his wife’s residency is up at UB and they want  to be closer to family 

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2 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

 

Hey , at least we will be Awesome now ! Woohoo!

 

 

 

 

oh no, we suck again !

 

 

 

When did we not? Am I right? :w00t:

8 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

I’m sure he has another position lined up. He’s leaving because he’s moving to Bama - his wife’s residency is up at UB and they want  to be closer to family 

 

The new 'Bama basketball beat with Nate Oats.

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He picked the Bills for 3rd, proves he is crazy

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47 minutes ago, Nick the Greek said:

He had, what most of us would agree with, a dream job. Paid to cover the NFL.

 

And he quit voluntarily? That doesn’t make much sense to me. 

I'm assuming he wasn't making much with this position , financially at least his wife will rake in much more $$ but ya I'd love to have that job. Man I'd prefer a bunch of posters on here

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1 hour ago, Jay_Fixit said:

Dude has a hyphen in his name. I already know how this is gonna go.

 

 

...wonder why he would keep his maiden name?...........

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Panther guy replacing him huh? Seems ol ESPN sees the writing on the wall for the next powerhouse of the east. Have to get someone with Carolina ties in to cover the bills playoff runs the next 10+ years. One can hope right 

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2 hours ago, Lurker said:

What's ESPN?...

 

There used to be a TV station by that name that showed sporting events all day.  It was a pretty cool idea but I guess it didn't work.

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Does this guy not know?

His professional career just hit a wall!

He will now spend his time never breaking any stories while writing retread stories after the fact. 

The CO must not have been a good gig or ESPN must pay well bc unless he decides to reinvent the wheel,  all he will be doing is reporting said wheel is round.

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5 hours ago, Bray Wyatt said:

ok gtfo, this is his replacement:

 

Verified account

Carolina Panthers beat writer, @theobserver | @Cronkite_ASU, @VClions | Habitual line stepper | MLouisJacques@charlotteobserver.com | IG: mlouisja

 

looool

 

Another Panthers signing... Damn it!

2 hours ago, JerseyBills said:

I'm assuming he wasn't making much with this position , financially at least his wife will rake in much more $$ but ya I'd love to have that job. Man I'd prefer a bunch of posters on here

 

I don't think it really is a great gig. I think it is good in terms of potential exposure for a writer. However, I don't think it does much for them unless they are covering New York, Chicago, LA, Dallas and that's about it. Probably philly too. Those markets will get you a lot of calls. 

 

Buffalo, not so much. Whoever is covering Cleveland better take advantage of this year lol.

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3 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

I’m sure he has another position lined up. He’s leaving because he’s moving to Bama - his wife’s residency is up at UB and they want  to be closer to family 

Saw that.. seems like a weak excuse tho. 

 

He cant be from Alabama right? We all convinced ourselves he was a Pats* spy. He gotta be from Mass.

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