I meant the fact that he's out of touch, an attention ***** and no one should take him seriously.
Who would ever take a sports media personality seriously though?
Don is there between periods to yell about some play and praise some kid from Kamloops. I love it and especially if he spends a moment reminding us that hockey isn't everything and that we have young men and women at risk promoting Canadian interests. It's not political, it's just patriotic and as the son of immigrants I appreciate it so much.
La Premiere Trio on TVA sports is probably the only good source of hockey information in the media. Jacques Martin is actually on that show. He might not be liked, might not be the best coach we've had, but he's still a very smart hockey man.
I liken the French Media (namely RDS) to Fox News...they know their audience will eat up the crap they spew. I have said that the media negatively affects the team. Something has to change. There's no journalistic integrity.
I would not go that far but I agree with the concept.
During Subban’s contract negotiations, we were going at a rate of one thread (1000 freakin’ posts!) per day; the sports media are just a reflection of our... craziness. Also, to be fair, I noticed a lot of “false” reports (example: “ah ah rds is bashing Subban again!” while they were just saying that PK should not be in the lineup before Saturday) posted in here. I don’t think the posters are doing it on purpose but the bias towards the Montreal media is so strong that, sometimes, it does result in tainted interpretations.
Just to be clear: sports media from all over the world are not perfect; far from it. However for each clowns you name me, I can name you 3 good and level headed analysts. It’s a personal decision: just stop watching the clowns. Or, if you prefer, stop reporting everything they say and write.