Esteemed RR members,
I feel that part of the reason the Raptors have been mediocre in recent memory is because the Toronto Sports media handles them with kid gloves.
Personally I am sick and tired that these "reporters" never ask the tough, real or even insightful questions. Always the overly polite and obvious nice Canadian guy questions...
"Great game out there today, how were you able to do what you wanted to do on the floor?" or "Hey Landry, great spark off the bench today, tell me how did it feel seeing your shot go through the basket?" and on and on, all these bullshit questions that a 5 year old interested in basketball could ask.
I honestly believe for any team/organization to improve feelings have to be put aside and hard tough, awkward and sometimes rude (oh no) questions must be asked. Part of the problem from where I stand is who we have asking the questions.
Here is a quick rundown from worst to average:
1. Sportsnet (don't give a shit about Raps)
2. Toronto Star- Doug Smith
Pros- Nice fellow, seasoned vet
Cons- old, obvious, boring
I bet he'd argue... "Most fans are over emotional dumbasses, that don't know sports only stats."
2. Paul Jones and Eric Smith (Fan590) (NBATV)
Pros- knowledgeable, know how to use the internet
Cons- Work for Bell & Rogers --- own MLSE--- own Raps
I bet they'd argue.. "We want to keep our jobs."
Tim and Sid..."We want to keep our jobs."
4. Basketball Jones (gone)
You get the point, overall weak weak coverage IMOP
You are making George very angry...
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