Monday, May 12, 2008
Fish. Barrel. You know the rest.
I’m not mush of a MSM basher—I’ve worked inside the newsroom of a couple daily newspapers and will likely do so again one day (assuming the entire industry doesn’t collapse in he meantime). However, every so often a column jumps out at you that is just begging to be made fun of.
And, with the benefit of hindsight on my side, I think it’s time to revisit this beauty by the KW Record’s Al Coates.
I’m sure Mr. Coates is a fine individual and an outstanding member of the tri-city community. I’m also sure that he is a solid community journalist that understands and appreciates the value of sport, while keeping it in the proper perspective. But, all that didn’t stop him from going all New York Post on the entire community of Belleville and its junior hockey team last week. That perspective thing goes out the window when you’re busy planning the OHL championship parade route, I guess.
I can’t wait to read the follow-up column if the Bulls finish the job tonight!
Note: If you are in Eastern Ontario tonight and looking for an authentic junior hockey experience, you my want to head on down to the Yardman Arena in Belleville where the Bulls have arranged a free screening of game 7 on the arena scoreboard.
Or, you can get your butt to the game itself in Kitchener. Tickets go on sale at noon and may be purchased by phone at 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, on line at www.centre-square.com or in person at The Aud box office. I'm already warming my dialing fingers up...