Flyers Beat Writers' "Sources" Claims: Made-Up or Real?
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07-09-2011, 03:54 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Wouldn't surprise me if the sources like to throw in the odd crazy thing to see who will write about it and look like a fool.
I prefer to see a writer like Elliotte Friedman who writes 30 Thoughts weekly during the season. Here's an excerpt:
9) When Philadelphia fell behind Boston 3-0 in the second round, one individual said to me, "Here's a 30 Thought for you: how about the Flyers without Carter and Richards next year?" I said, "I'm not writing that. I'm going to look like an idiot." I was as astonished as anyone else, but it's clear Philly was quietly considering the possibility for awhile. This was not a snap decision.
Even though the person who told him was correct, he didn't want to write about it because he'd look like a fool. If he had written about it and the trades didn't happen, he would have been ridiculed. I just don't see any reason for writers to act like the Philly ones because they're all about sensationalism.
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