Thursday, February 15, 2007

Borderline Blasphemy!

No, not DudeSpin's lack of commentary on the beginning of the 2007 NASCAR season in today's Gatorade Duel 150s . I'm referring instead to the Chronicle's blog entry about their coverage - or lack thereof, since they were iced out of going to Boston - of the B.C. game. Sports Editor Greg Beaton claims he spoke to past sports staffers and no one could recall a men's basketball game while school was in session that did not have a Chronicle reporter present. Funny, I don't think Mr. Beaton consulted with the Dudes! I'm guessing he didn't contact Kane, Rachel or Sostek either, meaning our particular staff was woefully unrepresented.

And in other news, Harvard's paper has sportswriters?

10 comments:

Head Dude said...

The Chronicle has a blog???

vwz said...

Since when did the Chronicle allow sports editors to start "giving props" in their writing for the paper?? If that were the case, I'd imagine head dude's Will Avery's story would have looked a bit different.

"Because he's failing classes, Avery has decided to leave Duke.

Major props to me for discovering that scoop."

A question related to Joel's question - what was the Franchise doing reading the Chronicle Sports Blog??

ThadisRad said...

If the sports editor had asked me, I would have told him that in 1999, the Chronicle was not in Alaska, because our sports editor was living the stereotype and refused to pay for the trip, arguing there was not enough competition. Of course, that was our lone loss until they met my boys from Connecticut.

Head Dude said...

I had little choice in the matter. After King ran up a $100 phone bill checking his email in Maui, we were doomed from the start.

The Franchise said...

I found the Chronicle's blog by accident after I clicked on Weitao's DBR link, I think. But this isn't about me. The fact remains that Mr. Beaton acts like the situation was unprecedented, when all he had to do was ask the Dudes - who count two former Sports Editors among their number - and they could have straightened him out.

vwz said...

Never fear dudes, I have submitted the following comment (apparently waiting moderation) to advise young Mr. Beaton of his mistake

Past member of sports staff
February 16th, 2007 at 10:41 am
Your comment is awaiting
moderation.

Obviously, Mr. Beaton did not speak with any members of the 1998-1999 Chronicle sports staff. If he had, he would have found out that the sports editor decided against sending reporters to the Great Alaskan Shootout on alleged grounds that the competition in Alaska was not strong enough to justify the costs. Of course, the Duke men’s team of that season lost its only regular season game that year in Alaska to Cincinnati, on a dunk at the buzzer.

The Franchise said...

Now that the Chronicle blog has been uncovered, it's probably a good thing that the comments are moderated...

vwz said...

Update: My comment has now been posted; thus far, no apologies from young Mr. Beaton.

Grizzly said...

You know what sport did have a Chronicle reporter there every time?

Women's Lacrosse.

That's right, even in College Park, MD with a temp of about 14.

The Franchise said...

Also Crew, I think. Thanks Title IX!