Thread: Confirmed with Link: Preds acquire Fisher
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02-11-2011, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Adz View Post
This tactic is demeaning and disrespectful. This wasn't PR, it was self serving and somewhat mean spirited.
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The fact that Carrie Underwood's husband plays NHL hockey and is now on the Predators is news, but the headline could have been worded in a way that explained that without attacking his masculinity or his professional status.

This might be appropriate elsewhere, but Nashvillians are above this sort of thing. We're used to stars being married--sometimes to other stars.
Attacking his masculinity? It was just an attempt at some fun and a jab that many in the town would know country music a lot better than hockey. . Nothing more. If it wasn't the Tennessean with their well known digs at the team we'd call it "self deprecating humor". If Fisher is even the slightest bit bothered by it and feels his masculinity was attacked maybe we aren't getting such a strong character guy.

It's just that sort of headline has been used before. Some articles on Indycar racing have called Dario Franchitti Mr. Ashley Judd. Because she was the bigger star. So it wasn't a funny headline, it's been done before. But that's the Tennessean for you. I can see why fans are a bit tired of the Tennessean, but there's zero reason for Fisher and Underwood to feel slighted, come on.

You're right, it was self serving. That's why newspapers try to create attention getting headlines. To self serve. This try backfired on them a bit, nobody really thought it was clever.


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