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Blowing Hard About Jaime

During yesterday's telecast, I was disappointed to hear Dan's reaction to the decision of Jaime and the club to limit Jaime's interaction with the media. First of all, I don't think an athlete has any obligation to talk to the media. Driving me to this conclusion is the overwhelming evidence I have compiled that athletes don't have anything revealing or enlightening to say.

Scenario 1 - Jaime engages with media

Reporter: What made you so successful tonight, Jaime?

Jaime: Just hit my spots, changed speeds - defense played great behind me. Can't say enough about the defense tonight.

Scenario 2 - Jaime does not engage with the media

Reporter writes additional paragraph, either using quote from another player or (gasp!) his or her own thoughts on Jaime's performance.

Is there any appreciable difference between these two scenarios? Every now and again, a player comes along that is brimming with interesting or controversial things to say and it makes for good print or TV. These players usually are not hard to get quotes from. So if you've got a player that is unenthusiastic, contributes zero to your story, and appears to believe that staying away from the media will help him stay focused on the field, why do you want him to talk? Why would anyone who is a fan of the team want a player experiencing success to change something they believe is contributing to that success? As an announcer for the team, McLaughlin is not necessarily required to be a fan, but isn't he doing the club a disservice with this uneccessay shit-stirring?

As VEBers, I suppose we might be a self selected group, but is there an appettite among any of you for quotes from Cardinal players? (Brendan Ryan is NOT walking through that door!)

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