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For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
09-15-2015, 04:10 PM,
Post: #1
For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
SDSU 'fans' take shots at Rocky Long
Online observers need to read up on their Aztecs history before calling for coach's dismissal
By Kirk Kenney

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news...ocky-long/

It seems Armchair Mesa is getting some press for their abject negativity
09-15-2015, 04:20 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-15-2015, 04:30 PM by thetruth.)
Post: #2
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
Slow news day if this is the best this reporter can come up with, a regurgitation of posts from AM.

Come on Mr. Kenney, how about coming up with something original, something that requires some thought, as opposed to a High School-like article responding to quotes from message boards.

I guess this what happens when a "reporter" has to submit something by a deadline, but has nothing worthwhile to write about...
09-15-2015, 04:27 PM,
Post: #3
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
(09-15-2015, 04:20 PM)thetruth Wrote: Slow news day if this is the best this reporter can come up with, a regurgitation of posts from AM.

Come on Mr. Reporter, how about coming up with something original...

well slow if you want to call it that ...
The bigger stories about the Aztecs & SDSU are the possible NCAA investigation into the basketball program and the investigation into sexual assaults on campus ... this light jab at the negative posters on AM is actually a bit refreshing.
09-15-2015, 04:32 PM,
Post: #4
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
(09-15-2015, 04:27 PM)HighNTight_SD Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 04:20 PM)thetruth Wrote: Slow news day if this is the best this reporter can come up with, a regurgitation of posts from AM.

Come on Mr. Reporter, how about coming up with something original...

well slow if you want to call it that ...
The bigger stories about the Aztecs & SDSU are the possible NCAA investigation into the basketball program and the investigation into sexual assaults on campus ... this light jab at the negative posters on AM is actually a bit refreshing.

It makes us (Aztec FB supporters) all look bad. I don't think we need any help towards that end...
09-15-2015, 04:34 PM,
Post: #5
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
Whether you like any SDSU football coach or not there is one thought that gets very old in my opinion.

The fact that just because we have a poor history means we should accepted a coach you may or may not think is mediocre. (im not talking about long specifically).

He does the same thing in this article.
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09-15-2015, 04:36 PM,
Post: #6
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
Also, him writing that article is chicken sh*t.

He can go to any message board in america and read the same thing. Long, the staff, and the players don't need to see articles like that.
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09-15-2015, 04:38 PM,
Post: #7
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
(09-15-2015, 04:32 PM)thetruth Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 04:27 PM)HighNTight_SD Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 04:20 PM)thetruth Wrote: Slow news day if this is the best this reporter can come up with, a regurgitation of posts from AM.

Come on Mr. Reporter, how about coming up with something original...

well slow if you want to call it that ...
The bigger stories about the Aztecs & SDSU are the possible NCAA investigation into the basketball program and the investigation into sexual assaults on campus ... this light jab at the negative posters on AM is actually a bit refreshing.

It makes us (Aztec FB supporters) all look bad. I don't think we need any help towards that end...

haha, I didn't mean to say it was good press, just that in comparison to the other stories it wasn't as bad a hit.

I have long held that AM lacks balance and nuance and the negativity is over the top there ... after the Cal Board picked up on it, you'd think they'd get a clue and now the UT has taken notice which means that now parents, recruits and others are more aware of it too. Still not as big a hit as the other 2 stories, but yeah -- it does us no favors either.
09-15-2015, 04:43 PM,
Post: #8
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
(09-15-2015, 04:34 PM)dirtball Wrote: Whether you like any SDSU football coach or not there is one thought that gets very old in my opinion.

The fact that just because we have a poor history means we should accepted a coach you may or may not think is mediocre. (im not talking about long specifically).

He does the same thing in this article.

He doesn't say you have to accept anything. I think he's pointing out the difference between reality and the reactions. Reality is we have a lot of season left and the tone of the specific threads on AM he pointed out were way over the top. 

In other words he is basically saying we see a fly and run to get the shotgun instead of the fly swatter. As fans it's our right to respond to things however we feel is necessary, but it's also okay for 3rd party observer's to point out the silliness of it all. That's just what he did, as did the Cal board folks before him.
09-15-2015, 04:47 PM,
Post: #9
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
(09-15-2015, 04:43 PM)AztecSU Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 04:34 PM)dirtball Wrote: Whether you like any SDSU football coach or not there is one thought that gets very old in my opinion.

The fact that just because we have a poor history means we should accepted a coach you may or may not think is mediocre. (im not talking about long specifically).

He does the same thing in this article.

He doesn't say you have to accept anything. I think he's pointing out the difference between reality and the reactions. Reality is we have a lot of season left and the tone of the specific threads on AM he pointed out were way over the top. 

In other words he is basically saying we see a fly and run to get the shotgun instead of the fly swatter. As fans it's our right to respond to things however we feel is necessary, but it's also okay for 3rd party observer's to point out the silliness of it all. That's just what he did, as did the Cal board folks before him.

I'm refencing this part;

[fon‌t=Georgia, serif]Only two coaches in SDSU history — Don Coryell (104-19-2, .840) and Claude Gilbert (61-26-2, .697) — have better winning percentages than Rocky Long (33-21, .611).[/font]

[fon‌t=Georgia, serif]Gilbert was fired after the 1980 season (when the Aztecs went 4-8 in the midst of changing the recruiting focus from JC to high school players) despite six winning seasons in eight years. Eight coaches have followed him. Al Luginbill and Ted Tollner are the only ones with as many as three winning seasons. Except for Rocky Long, who has had four winning seasons — in four years.[/font]


[fon‌t=Georgia, serif]IMHO the above has more to due with SDSU having an awful history as opposed to Rocky Long being great.

[/font]
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09-15-2015, 04:55 PM,
Post: #10
RE: For anyone that thinks the media doesn't read message boards ...
(09-15-2015, 04:47 PM)dirtball Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 04:43 PM)AztecSU Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 04:34 PM)dirtball Wrote: Whether you like any SDSU football coach or not there is one thought that gets very old in my opinion.

The fact that just because we have a poor history means we should accepted a coach you may or may not think is mediocre. (im not talking about long specifically).

He does the same thing in this article.

He doesn't say you have to accept anything. I think he's pointing out the difference between reality and the reactions. Reality is we have a lot of season left and the tone of the specific threads on AM he pointed out were way over the top. 

In other words he is basically saying we see a fly and run to get the shotgun instead of the fly swatter. As fans it's our right to respond to things however we feel is necessary, but it's also okay for 3rd party observer's to point out the silliness of it all. That's just what he did, as did the Cal board folks before him.

I'm refencing this part;

[fon‌t=Georgia, serif]Only two coaches in SDSU history — Don Coryell (104-19-2, .840) and Claude Gilbert (61-26-2, .697) — have better winning percentages than Rocky Long (33-21, .611).[/font]

[fon‌t=Georgia, serif]Gilbert was fired after the 1980 season (when the Aztecs went 4-8 in the midst of changing the recruiting focus from JC to high school players) despite six winning seasons in eight years. Eight coaches have followed him. Al Luginbill and Ted Tollner are the only ones with as many as three winning seasons. Except for Rocky Long, who has had four winning seasons — in four years.[/font]


[fon‌t=Georgia, serif]IMHO the above has more to due with SDSU having an awful history as opposed to Rocky Long being great.

[/font]

This is actually more of part i was referencing;

[fon‌t=RobotoCondensed]Online observers need to read up on their Aztecs history before calling for coach's dismissal[/font]

[fon‌t=RobotoCondensed]That statement is so weak in my opinion[/font]
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