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Bradley and Schultz - Neither One Has the Will to Say Anything

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Anybody who knows anything about Atlanta sports would probably know that Mark Bradley of the AJC and Jeff Schultz of the Athletic (formerly of AJC) are two of the most powerful sports editorial writers in this city.

On a night like tonight where the Falcons are in disaster and the owner says he is willing to wait on Quinn, both of these writers should have strong editorials criticizing the Falcons.  They could criticize the players, coaches or the owner and be legit.

Instead, BOTH of them write articles talking all happily about the Braves.  I agree the Braves are something to rejoice but this is what should be covered by junior editorial writers.  The Braves win was great but even they still have a game to win in their series.

One of the biggest reasons this city continues to see its sports teams suffer is that its strongest editorial writers are unwilling to be strong when its teams need to hear how its fans really feel and how idiotic its coaches are being.

ATLANTA NEEDS A REAL SPORTS PRESS!

https://www.ajc.com/blog/mark-bradley/wainwright-soroka-swanson-classic-game-massive-win/DUTO9ueyuDYEEms6QVLjYK/

https://theathletic.com/1272904/2019/10/06/schultz-braves-needed-unlikely-playoff-heroes-now-theyre-one-win-from-advancing/

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4 minutes ago, Mr. Captain Falcon said:

Our sports teams suffer because of some editors for newspapers? Lol wut

Quinn would have been run out of town in Philadelphia or New York 2 seasons ago by the presses there

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Blank is not listening to the fans or noticing the lack of them in the stands?

Quinn is not hearing boo birds or reading this board?

The only way that Quinn or Blank are going to truly feel the need to change the Falcons is the local press.

Ledbetter is almost as big a joke as Beasley

McClure is not bad for ESPN but is not really Falcons-focused entirely

92.9 The Game is pretty good in its criticism and improving the voice of Atlanta fans but still growing

The AJC and Athletic are who Quinn is really talking to when he has his press conferences.

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1 minute ago, jlrfalcon said:

Blank is not listening to the fans or noticing the lack of them in the stands?

Quinn is not hearing boo birds or reading this board?

The only way that Quinn or Blank are going to truly feel the need to change the Falcons is the local press.

Ledbetter is almost as big a joke as Beasley

McClure is not bad for ESPN but is not really Falcons-focused entirely

92.9 The Game is pretty good in its criticism and improving the voice of Atlanta fans but still growing

The AJC and Athletic are who Quinn is really talking to when he has his press conferences.

92.9 the game is good on air but they’re pretty dang soft when they have players and coaches on their shows. 

Arch asked DQ about the offense stalling out in the third but didn’t pry at the ineptness of the defense. 

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4 minutes ago, NWFALCON said:

92.9 the game is good on air but they’re pretty dang soft when they have players and coaches on their shows. 

Arch asked DQ about the offense stalling out in the third but didn’t pry at the ineptness of the defense. 

They do fear losing the radio broadcast rights to the Falcons (and United).

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4 minutes ago, NWFALCON said:

92.9 the game is good on air but they’re pretty dang soft when they have players and coaches on their shows. 

Arch asked DQ about the offense stalling out in the third but didn’t pry at the ineptness of the defense. 

They always soft-ball. Honestly, the support for the Atlanta sports media isn't high enough for them to be that ballsy. It's one thing if you're in Boston, but no one in Atlanta gives a **** enough  our teams for these guys to risk losing their media passes and interviews. 

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Honestly, they should be talking about the Braves over the Falcons. There's nothing to talk about concerning this team. The Falcons are miserable and the Braves are on the cusp of what looks to be several years of greatness. I'd rather read about a winning team who can get it done in the 9th inning with two outs than these dudes who are so bad they don't even have the opportunity to choke in the 4th because they are already beaten. 

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6 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

They do fear losing the radio broadcast rights to the Falcons (and United).

Privately...  They know the deal...

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8 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

Quinn would have been run out of town in Philadelphia or New York 2 seasons ago by the presses there

No, he would have been run out by the fans.

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8 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

Anybody who knows anything about Atlanta sports would probably know that Mark Bradley of the AJC and Jeff Schultz of the Athletic (formerly of AJC) are two of the most powerful sports editorial writers in this city.

On a night like tonight where the Falcons are in disaster and the owner says he is willing to wait on Quinn, both of these writers should have strong editorials criticizing the Falcons.  They could criticize the players, coaches or the owner and be legit.

Instead, BOTH of them write articles talking all happily about the Braves.  I agree the Braves are something to rejoice but this is what should be covered by junior editorial writers.  The Braves win was great but even they still have a game to win in their series.

One of the biggest reasons this city continues to see its sports teams suffer is that its strongest editorial writers are unwilling to be strong when its teams need to hear how its fans really feel and how idiotic its coaches are being.

ATLANTA NEEDS A REAL SPORTS PRESS!

https://www.ajc.com/blog/mark-bradley/wainwright-soroka-swanson-classic-game-massive-win/DUTO9ueyuDYEEms6QVLjYK/

https://theathletic.com/1272904/2019/10/06/schultz-braves-needed-unlikely-playoff-heroes-now-theyre-one-win-from-advancing/

They feel the Falcons are no longer worth the words. To criticize is to care. They are so irrelevant now, most of the city doesn't care. Perhaps being *ignored* will be the thing that wakes Blank up. That billion dollar  stadium will be a cavernous morgue very soon unless he does.

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7 hours ago, Jen said:

Honestly, they should be talking about the Braves over the Falcons. There's nothing to talk about concerning this team. The Falcons are miserable and the Braves are on the cusp of what looks to be several years of greatness. I'd rather read about a winning team who can get it done in the 9th inning with two outs than these dudes who are so bad they don't even have the opportunity to choke in the 4th because they are already beaten. 

Falcons found their identity finally.

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14 minutes ago, since68andcounting said:

They feel the Falcons are no longer worth the words. To criticize is to care. They are so irrelevant now, most of the city doesn't care. Perhaps being *ignored* will be the thing that wakes Blank up. That billion dollar  stadium will be a cavernous morgue very soon unless he does.

That's the problem. When you have sold all of those PSLs they don't have to care for a while before it starts to accumulate and take affect on the books. 

I've already had a saint fan come up to me talking about how cheap he will be able to get tickets. They will take over the Benz that Sunday. 

It's embarrassing, but such is being an Atlanta sports fan where the owner's main pride comes from a $1.50 frankfurter! There are times where I wish I was born in another city. :( 

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8 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

Anybody who knows anything about Atlanta sports would probably know that Mark Bradley of the AJC and Jeff Schultz of the Athletic (formerly of AJC) are two of the most powerful sports editorial writers in this city.

On a night like tonight where the Falcons are in disaster and the owner says he is willing to wait on Quinn, both of these writers should have strong editorials criticizing the Falcons.  They could criticize the players, coaches or the owner and be legit.

Instead, BOTH of them write articles talking all happily about the Braves.  I agree the Braves are something to rejoice but this is what should be covered by junior editorial writers.  The Braves win was great but even they still have a game to win in their series.

One of the biggest reasons this city continues to see its sports teams suffer is that its strongest editorial writers are unwilling to be strong when its teams need to hear how its fans really feel and how idiotic its coaches are being.

ATLANTA NEEDS A REAL SPORTS PRESS!

https://www.ajc.com/blog/mark-bradley/wainwright-soroka-swanson-classic-game-massive-win/DUTO9ueyuDYEEms6QVLjYK/

https://theathletic.com/1272904/2019/10/06/schultz-braves-needed-unlikely-playoff-heroes-now-theyre-one-win-from-advancing/

WRONG!

With the way the Braves won, they HAD to be the focus. 

The week is just starting. I have no doubts the heat will be turned up on Dan Quinn by these writers.

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2 hours ago, Zzzzz said:

WRONG!

With the way the Braves won, they HAD to be the focus. 

The week is just starting. I have no doubts the heat will be turned up on Dan Quinn by these writers.

Actually, you are making my point.  Everybody AGREES the Braves are joyful and exciting right now and writing an editorial like that is really not an editorial but a feel-good story.  Writing an editorial that maybe makes people rethink their views is a real editorial.

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AJC has always been a joke.  I don't expect any hardball topics from them.  The local media is too afraid they'd lose ALL Access to the teams if given a truthful critique.  Don't forget to add DLed to that list.  His passive aggressive columns are a waste of time.  

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Do you suppose that players don't play hard because the local press isn't vocal enough?

 

You should read the NYC and Chicago press after their teams lose.

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I think this is backwards. ATL sports media is lukewarm because we rarely win championships and college football swallows everything else up.

Our teams aren't unsuccessful because of a lack of media pressure/enthusiasm. There's a lack of media pressure/enthusiasm because our teams aren't successful. 

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